I might be that crazy aunt.
But allow me to defend myself! There's some things you should know before you question my sanity.
1. I really, really love my kids.
2. I really, really love my nieces and nephews.
3. I really, really love my kids playing with my nieces and nephews.
4. I really, really love summer.
5. I really, really love my kids playing with my nieces and nephews and having an awesome summer.
I'm so glad we could have this talk.
Now. Lemme 'splain. No, there is too much; let me sum up:
I have some pretty awesome friends that do "Grandpa Camp" for their grandkids. It's pretty much epic. Imagine a beautiful house by the lake, with your own dock-- summertime-- cousins, activities galore. . . sigh.
I am sooo doing Grandpa Camp. Or Grandma.
So when I saw "Cousins Carnival" on this site,
I knew I had to do this for all the kidlets. Must.
Dudes, it has invaded my brain and taken over. I am shocked I'm not dreaming of red and white stripes all night.
I probably would be if I wasn't watching "The Walking Dead" with the hubs right before I go to sleep. All I'm dreaming about, thanks to that show, is blowing the heads off zombies.
I can't recommend that show to you due to violence. (But it's so interesting and compelling). But no, I can't recommend it. (But it's just so crazy good. . . ) No. Don't watch it. I can't be held responsible for your nightmares.
Way off topic. Sorry.
So! The Cousin's Carnie!!! Let's talk shop. You know me, don'tcha? I'm not doing this "little".
It's gonna be big. It's going to be annual. Now, I could just, like, order some cute games from Oriental Trading Co. and be done with it,
but those are seriously like 12"x18". Tops. No rinky-dink sized games for me.
We are talking-- booths. Red 'n white striped booths. Twinkling lights. Games, tickets, prizes, caramelapplesandfunnelcakesandpopcornandsnowconesandcorndogs. . .
We're talking do it big, or go home, here. Good thing I'm starting almost 4 months early, 'cause I'm gonna need all the time I can get.
And behold the invitation! (I already sent it out to get the kidlets excited)
Oh Em Gee, I am in love with the invitation. But I'm not showing you 'cause I totally stole the design idea from someone's awesome wedding. Don't be mad, newlyweds! It's just going to a few little kids, okay??
So. . . wanna see the first game I've completed? It's called. . . "Kill The Clown."
That's a working title.
You know that game you play at like, Chuck E Cheese, and it's a clown face and you shoot the teeth out?
Geez, no one knows that game but me.
Well, same idea as described above. I'm using hardboard for all my games, here.
Please raise your hand if you know what a "projector" is.
That's what I used to trace my clown face. Then we got to work painting the clown.
His teeth hang from a peg in the back, and ya just knock 'em out with a beanbag.
Game one down.
6 more to go. Teehee.