Some things did and some things didn’t go as according to plan for Nicole’s 2nd Birthday Party. The bubble theme was a big hit – preschoolers love bubbles, and her older cousins liked them as well, although they were more interested in swimming. I did manage to put her in a bubble skirt and tickle myself pink. Ohoho.
The pool was a big hit with the kids that were 3 and over. The play was a bit too rough and the water a bit to cold to hold the 2-year-olds for long, but they had other things to play with anyways.
One thing that didn’t go to plan was this. I made homemade bubble potion, but I used an environmentally friendly soap and I think that might have been the problem, because the bubbles lasted a scarce few seconds. The original plan was that this pool had enough bubble potion to cover the bottom, then the kids stand in the middle and a hula hoop is raised over thier heads and they are inside a bubble for a moment. Tres cool and I was very excited about it. However, the kids made lemonade out of my lemons, jumping into this pool soaking wet and playing in it, quickly creating a few inches of foam. Then they took water into the foam pool and foam into the water pool, which was fine with me really. They had such a blast!
This is my pool after everyone left. Kind of sadlooking, but it actually looked normal again in a a day or two with some cleaning.