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A Just Because Party 2015 December 20, 2015

Filed under: Cliodhna,parties — karenevoy @ 3:20 am

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Cliodhna’s Round Up October 18, 2015

Filed under: Cliodhna,parties — karenevoy @ 5:16 am

Today, Cliodhna rounded up some friends to horse around with her.

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The weather last week was glorious here, but this weekend was cold. Like, we saw some white stuff cold! Our all outdoor party had to be adjusted (and so did my attitude about it) to mostly indoors. I decided it really was a “First world problem” and it would sound pretty shallow if I complained that we had to whip up a last minute Pin the Tail on the Pony, instead of play Shoo the Fly outdoors!

The Party started with a visit to the Branding Station(aka the bathroom) for some face painting.


Next, it was coats and mitts on for a quick sack race, and bobbing for apples. Oh, yes I did! Who can say they have done these activities while it was snowing?


Enjoying the apples while listening to some stories.


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A sugar cube stack game.


Cliodhna’s just fell as I snapped the picture.

Hey, who can stack the most cubes on their tongue?? This was a hit, of course.


On to Pin the Tail on the Pony (with a good attitude about it)



Thoughtful and gracious gifts.


And back atcha!

Gift bags contained- Horse Stickers, candy apples, candy carrots, hats, Bandanas,  and Pearl craft kits.

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Craft Time-

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Some of the Grub

Not pictured- Hickory sticks for Hay, Candy corn (surprisingly 4 of 5 love!) Pumpkin dip and graham crackers, Wagon wheels, ranch with veggies, meat and cheese, sandwiches, chips and salsa.

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Then it was off to the stable where Cliodhna rides. The girls worked together to brush the horses, and then each got a turn to ride them!

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Thanks y’all!




Pioneer Party November 1, 2014

Filed under: Cliodhna,parties — karenevoy @ 6:22 am

Each friend got to choose a bonnet and apron to wear, and take home.

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Games/ Activities

Sack races, Bobbing for apples, Washing and hanging clothes, sewing circle,  and garden apron relay.

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We made butter together, and had it on fresh made bread.

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Pumpkin pie, apple cider, were among some of the treats.

Before they left each friend  got to spend ten pennies at Oleson’s Mercantile.

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Our little pioneers went home with a milk pail full of treats, including homemade jam Cliodhna made for her guests.

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A lovely day with friends!



St Patrick’s Minute to Win it Party March 14, 2014

Filed under: friends,parties,Uncategorized — karenevoy @ 11:48 pm

Today we welcomed friends over for a wee bit of fun!

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Twelve different games to complete in 60 seconds each. Failure to complete a task in the given time could result in elimination!

For each task they completed, they would earn a coin. At the end, we counted the coins to see who would be named the ultimate champion, and win the coveted prize! The competition  was fierce, and had to go into a tie breaker between Megan and Nathan… Megan rose victorious!
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Game #1

Suck it Up

In this game players must suck a skittle on the bottom of their straw and continue sucking, until they can blow it out in the cup across the room.  They have 60 seconds to get as many as they can!



Sort a Sweet

In this game the players had 60 seconds to sort 55 candies into coordinating bowls, with one hand behind their back.



Match Maker

The players had 60 seconds to look under 15 paper cups, find the candy, and run it to the right coloured bowl around the perimeter of the room. DSC_0810


Defy Gravity

Players kept a balloon up  for 60 seconds, with using only their heads.


This Blows

Players must stack 18 cups in a pyramid, then blow up a balloon and use the air from  it to knock down the cups. The balloon had to be blown up a few times. Tricky!



Sticking Around

Players must hold stick in their teeth, pile up coloured pasta, and spin around five times in 60 seconds.


Use Yer Noodle

Players must get at least two pasta pieces on their spaghetti noodle, without using hands.




Breakfast Scramble

Players have 60 seconds to complete the puzzle



Major Bubble

Players have 60 seconds to blow the biggest bubble!


Finger Blaster

Players have 60 seconds to know over cup pyramid with finger blasters.

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Nose Dive

Players have 60 seconds to put Vaseline on their nose, and transfer as many cotton balls as they can.

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Face the Cookie

Players have 60 seconds to get a cookie from their forehead into their mouths. (Must see video below!!)


Take Home bags

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While I talked in an Irish accent all during the party I resisted the urge to use the adjective “bloody!”

Until now…

Thank you friends, We had a bloody good time!



March Break Under the Sea Fun March 11, 2014

Filed under: friends,parties,Uncategorized — karenevoy @ 1:42 am

Today we o-fish-ally invited a few friends to swim over, and dive into some fun!



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Keep your bubbles up!

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Parachute Fun

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Valentine Party 2014 February 15, 2014

Filed under: parties,Traditions,Valentine — karenevoy @ 12:19 am


Today we hosted a little Valentine Party for Cliodhna  and her friends. Kai had a friend over too, and they were great helpers (and maybe even had a bit of fun!)


We started by reading stories, and singing songs about God’s love for us.DSC_0329 Then we painted these magic mats, and talked about what God would say to us on conversation hearts. When you add water, the white hearts reveal  hidden messages. FUN!


We played a game where we had to try to pile conversation hearts as high as we could, without our tower falling over.It was neat to see all the different strategies to build the highest tower. DSC_0383                                                  Next, it was time to paint our treasure boxes that remind us we are a treasure to God!DSC_0608


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Some fun games followed! Musical heart played like musical chairs, but the children also had to flip the heart over and do whatever crazy thing it said. Anywhere from hop like a frog, do a push-up, to…

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Cupid’s arrow game – You take a q-tip and a straw, and have the children try to shoot the arrow into the bowls by blowing them out. This game turned into seeing if they could shoot me instead!

Tissue Paper Heart relay- Have the children suck up the tissue paper heart with a straw, and keep sucking in until they drop it in the bowl on  the other side of the room.

Snack break!

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There was also yummy fruit and muffins that I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of.

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Everyone worked hard at valentines to exchange.

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     Thank you for making memories with us!


Cliodhna’s Mitten Birthday Party November 10, 2013

Filed under: Cliodhna,parties — karenevoy @ 11:29 pm

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Today we celebrated Cliodhna’s (soon to be) sixth birthday! The Theme was the story of The Mitten by Jan Brett.

We had mitten snacks


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Did Mitten crafts

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And played Mitten Games!

One game was reaching in to an oven mitt and trying to guess the object by feeling it with eyes closed.

Another was playing hot potato with a bag of mittens. When the song stopped the child would reach in the bag, without looking, and pull out one mitten. The winner is the first child to get a set of matching mittens.

A relay to open a tootsie roll with mitts on…

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And by far the favourite game was The Mitten in the Snow Parachute game.

Each child had an animal mask from the story, and when their animal was called, they squeezed in under the parachute until the bear sneezes at the end and they all go toppling out!

( no pictures because the adults were doing the game!)

Here is the song- Tune : Farmer in the Dell

The mitten in the snow
The mitten in the snow
Help us please so we won’t freeze!
The mitten in the snow.

A mole squeezes in
A mole squeezes in
Help us please so we won’t freeze!
The mitten in the snow.

A rabbit squeezes in
A rabbit squeezes in
Help us please so we won’t freeze!
The mitten in the snow.

A hedgehog squeezes in
A hedgehog squeezes in
Help us please so we won’t freeze!
The mitten in the snow.

An owl squeezes in
An owl squeezes in
Help us please so we won’t freeze!
The mitten in the snow.

A badger squeezes in
A badger squeezes in
Help us please so we won’t freeze!
The mitten in the snow.

A fox squeezes in
A fox squeezes in
Help us please so we won’t freeze!
The mitten in the snow.

A bear squeezes in
A bear squeezes in
Help us please so we won’t freeze!
The mitten in the snow.

A mouse squeezes in
A mouse squeezes in
Help us please so we won’t freeze!
The mitten in the snow.

The bear says, “A-choo!”
The bear says, “A-choo!”
All the animals fly out of
The mitten in the snow!

Along with generous gifts for the birthday girl, each friend also donated a brand new pair of mitts for a charity.


Thank you friends for all the special memories!

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Take home bags- Mitten craft, animals and story to act it out, hair clip, and ring.

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We love our girl!

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