So with a few neighbors' help, I planned the party and invited about 50 neighbors to join us at the park for root beer floats. I asked neighbors to help by pitching in a couple of bucks if they could, donating cups or straws or ice, and bringing their own lawn chairs and tables. Funny thing happened: about 10 families donated cups. And then about another 5 families brought ice. So, I'm not lying, I felt exactly like this:
The party was a blast! We had about 20 families from 3 different blocks attend and I felt like everyone mingled and visited with each other. I personally got to put some names with faces I'd seen on the block for a while and we met some really cute younger babies that are going to join our gang of toddlers soon! :)
Best of the night: we were lucky enough to have the St Paul Police Mounted unit, the firefighters from St Paul Fire Station #19, the St Paul K-9 unit, AND McGruff the Crime Dog all visit our party! All were big hits with kids and adults alike!
Unfortunately, I was too busy having fun to take a lot of photos, but here are a few to document the evening.
|King, such a nice horsie!|
|Ben was a huge fan of the horse; Hannah just wanted to play with bubbles|
|Sittin' on a Fire Truck. Heaven!|
|Ben's first rootbeer float. Mmmm.|
|This is when I said, "Ben, want to get out of the |
fire truck?" And he said, "Nooooo!"
For a fun video wrap-up of the event, watch our neighbor Nick's video! He's a video producer for the City of St Paul and created this great video of our party!
We're all already looking forward to next year!