Spider Webs and Alka Seltzers

"Be happy, young man, while you are young and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth."  Ecclesiastes 11:9 One of the most challenging things to do as a mom is to come up with fun birthday parties for active little boys.  I imagine it's pretty easy for little girls: dress-up parties, tea parties, doll parties, teddy bear picnics, princess parties, ballerina parties, gingerbread house making parties, make your own jewelry parties and gymnastics parties all went over big in my girlhood days.  Put a gaggle of giggling girls in a room, say the word "princess" and you've got a party!

Now little boys are a bit different!...

When they were younger, it was more challenging to find something that kept their interest and sapped their energy enough to have them sit calmly for cake and ice cream later so they could get jazzed up again and be sent home.  I was always searching for ideas and I have to say, two stick out as very memorable.