Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Safari Scavenger Hunt for Tweens...yup tweens!!!

What better way to wrap up the summer, and reunite with all of your friends that you lost to camps and summer sports? better way than a party! Olivia turned 14 this late summer afternoon in August. Thanks to the amazingly gorgeous, small, and safe town that we live in, we were able to let these tweens take over the South End neighborhood for a safari style scavenger hunt. We started with pizza and coca-cola in real glass bottles, the way we envision it to still be sold in the Zulu Nation, and of course everywhere you looked you could find animal crackers, and swedish fish to munch on, in keeping with our theme. We let the birthday girl open her gifts (as we knew their return from the hunt would not be prompt...and may be a bit damp)Then it was time for the kids to set out on their journey. Each clue was affixed to a rubber ducky sporting a safari hat, which matched the kids newly gifted attire! Everyone got safari hats with animal print. They were directed to go to South End landmarks (renamed for the sake of the theme) and collect the safari animals along their way). The kids were awesome! The last clue led them to a friends pool, where they found it floating in the center. Yup...time to get in the pool! All of the adults made their way down the street as to catch their surprised looks as they at first debated who would be the one to jump in and get the clue...then, as expected withing minutes, everyone was in and having a ball! The birthday girl noted in her thank you that her friends all enjoyed the party and were still talking about it when school had started! Here is to sitting at the cool lunch table! *****images, as always, shot by Meg of