I am stumped. Any guesses why?? A few hints … It’s not because I can’t figure out what to get my father-in-law for his birthday. Not because I don’t know what to make for dinner or where I’ve managed to lose yet another set of car keys. And I’ve given up on learning HTML so it’s not that either. And no case of writer’s block (the new book is moving along quite well). It’s also not because I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place … (I had to throw that one in) … Let me expand …
This Saturday I am playing Jeff Probst and hosting a SURVIVOR party for roughly eighteen, eleven year olds. Yes, you read that right … eighteen. One-eight. Bear in mind the forecast is for rain and a high of about twenty-seven degrees. Yippee! No worries though, I’ve given my brain a workout and have all the challenges set … I’ve mapped out a relay race; put together a few brain teasers; bought puzzles; bought rope for a tug-a-war; created some food tasting contests; and even hidden an immunity idol in my neighborhood. (Really, it’s going to be so good that I think I could market this idea.)
So what’s left to do? What could possibly have me so bamboozled that I am losing sleep? The damn party favors of course.
When I was a kid, birthday party favors consisted of whatever candy you could grab from the busted piñata and maybe, if you were lucky, a balloon. But now … oh, no … now thanks to some mother somewhere the rest of us have these party-favor-standards to live up to. And while yes, money is certainly a factor — I don’t want the party favors to cost a couple hundred bucks … but, even if I could or wanted to spend that much, still I would be stumped as to what the item(s) should be.
So please, could you give some ideas here??? Some reasonable ideas! Please? Forward this to all your Pinterest friends … Tweet … post this on Facebook … someone out there has to have an idea … and remember, my clock is ticking!
Oh, and what if the weather is worse than predicted you ask? Exile Island of course … aka the basement for popcorn and movies.