Birthday Bait Shop

It’s amazing how a pile of gummy worms, Swedish fish and plastic bobbers can excite a bunch of kids (and adults). The bait shop birthday party theme was a smashing success.

We really reeled in the smiles!

I even tried my hand at cake decorating … I figure anything covered in M&Ms is bound to be acceptable, eaten and enjoyed. Right?

They seemed to think so.

Pin the hook on the fish was fun, but I’m still on the fence about the Origami Fish. It was a neat idea, but the little kids weren’t much into it.

The older kids succeeded in making the puffy little fish, but these two … you can practically hear their thoughts. “She wants us to fold the paper into a fish? Why can’t we just head down to the lake with a bunch of nightcrawlers and our cane poles?”

There were many homemade gifts … a plate of chocolate chip cookies, a paddle boat for the bathtub and a wooden gun that shoots rubber bands at targets. A whoopee cushion was entertainment for everyone … and Mary Poppins hit the nail on the head with a paint-your-own tractor kit.

But the main attraction? The thing that’s going to poke somebody’s eye out?

THAT. Up there in the photo. Uncles can be counted on to make big boy toys for little boys. Big boy toys that shoot pencils. And everyone was mesmerized, as you can see.

I can see it now… Farmboy will put on his new camo clothes from Aunt Connie, he’ll grab his new tackle box stuffed with sharpened pencils, hop on his bicycle … and BANG!

Somebody will lose an eyeball.

Additional danger is the price you pay for turning 5.

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    Anita May 5, 2011 (6:49 am)

    Looks like you had a great party. What a fun idea. I really liked the cake, yum!!

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    Becky May 5, 2011 (10:19 am)

    I love this party idea! And the cake is just precious:) Looks like a wonderful day!

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    Nancy May 5, 2011 (12:47 pm)

    Looks like a great party! Is that a new hair do for Farmboy? I detect some hair gel…too cute!!!

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    Mary Poppins May 6, 2011 (6:43 am)

    I’m sorry we had to miss it! It looks like it was a blast! Or maybe splash??

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    Laurie May 6, 2011 (3:12 pm)

    How big of a gouge did that pencil make ??