Once all of the boys arrived at the party, Mike took them all into the woods to look for the hidden boxes. Before the party we secretly hid one special box full of kites for each boy.
Anna Grace and I stayed back at the pavilion to wait for the boys to return. She was not too happy that she did not get to join them in the woods.
When all of the boys returned, we went to the playground for the boys to climb, swing, and run off some energy.
Finally it was time to roast hot dogs. The park has a great 2 sided stone fireplace in the pavilion that we rented, so the boys were able to crowd around both sides of the fire to cook their supper.
Mike decorated Alex's cake to look like the trails, swamp, and creek in the woods. He even added a special spot on the cake for the location of the hidden cache!
Alex had a great time at his party this year. It was simple and easy to plan, but I think all of the boys enjoyed trying something new!