Last week, my father-in-law, Scott, celebrated a very young 60th birthday. However, since we were all home over Christmas, we decided to have an inimate surprise party for him on New Year's Eve. Scott was under the impression that he was just stopping by my sister in law, Kyle's house to say hi before heading to night out with my mother in law, Deb. But when he got there, 7 grandboys were waiting to jump out and say, "Surprise!" (They had been practicing all afternoon.)
We had a range of activites set up for the night and the first was for the grandboys to 'shave' Pops face using whip cream and popsicle sticks.
All lined up and ready for their turn.
Pop getting prepared for a messy experience.
And the 'shaving cream' goes on!
Cullen did not like this game one bit. He was sad that Pop was getting all dirty.
Bennett didn't have the motor skills for face shaving yet, so he just took a time out with a balloon.
After the first game, the dancing started, and it would last way past all of our normal bedtimes.
And before the boys went to bed, we sang Happy Birthday and had cake.
After a very successful putting 7 boys to bed all at one time, the adults were free to play for the rest of the night. We started with an eat-chocolate-with-a-scarf-and-hat-before-someone-rolls-doubles game that the Larrabee's played at their birthday parties as children.
Next was a bubble gum relay race. First team to blow all their bubbles wins.
The last event before midnight was a game of Family Fued, with the poll questions all relating to Scott's favorite things.
We rounded the night out with a few family pics.
All the Larrabee kids
Plus spouses, Deb and Scott
And one final dance.
Happy Birthday, Scott!
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