kickin' it

Y'all ready for this?  Said in my best announcer voice with loud music blaring in the background.  

Friday was the big game...my daughter Megan's kickball party (that had been planned as an end of Summer party but had to be rescheduled at the very last minute)

The two teams, The Neville Kickbottoms 
and The Spongebob Kickpants played a good game but in the end only one team could be the victor 
Congratulations Team Kickpants!

I love the signs that one of the cute moms made for both teams - thanks Shauna!  Shauna is the one that drew who knows how many dark marks on the arms of the teenagers when we were in line for Harry Potter. 

There was some fine athleticism displayed ...
amazing form - Megan has never looked so athletic


a sense of fashion even in the heat of competition

a fierce competitive attitude

the thrill of victory
the agony of defeat - "What?  I'm totally safe."

It turned out to be a great evening and we're glad so many kids could join in on the fun.  But the night didn't end with the game - there were celebrations to be had.

Any good game ends with a parent tunnel

Before leaving the field The Spongebob Kickpants picked up their winners trophy...

You weren't aware that there was a Kickball Championship Trophy were you?  Amazing what a $4 lamp from Goodwill, styrofoam and paint will make, huh?  Since no one person could take the trophy home because I'm holding on to that baby for next years rematch, I put together individual awards for each person on the winning team that they picked up once back at our house where the festivities continued.
They each received a mini trophy with a giant gumball kickball on top as well as a medal.  The "kickballs" were a hit and it was hilarious watching the kids try to chew them.
After all the competition on the field the kids were hungry.  There were lots of tacos and burritos consumed

and lots of this...

I'm not sure what it is but the teenagers have a love affair with this slightly thick, processed, yellow goodness.

Whenever we serve it (which is nearly every time we have teenagers over)  They surround the stuff, each trying to get their fair share and you can bet they will be back for seconds, thirds and fourths.
Here's to making this a yearly event - cheese and all!


Renanda said...

Best mom ever! Clever ideas

Kendra@My Insanity said...

A great teen party! Looks like they all had a blast!

Susan Crabtree said...

Looks like so much fun!

Amber said...

I am working on a table setting luncheon (charity) and my theme is school, sort of vintage. Where did you find the black lined stickers with letters that you used for the church function? Thanks!

Jil said...

I am so excited I ran across your blog....I am planning a surprise birthday party for my to be 13 year old...a kickball party!! great ideas!!!

heather said...

this is awesome! working on this idea for my 7 year old next month. where did you have the shirts made?