When my kids were small, the favorite birthday party game was "Pete!". This game is played by taking your favorite color candies like M& M's, Skittles, or Runts, and put them on the table in a circle. Who's ever turn it is goes out of the room and everyone else decides upon which piece of candy will be dubbed Pete. When the person comes back into the room, they start picking up pieces of candy which they keep, until they pick up the piece that was chosen, and everyone else shouts out "Pete!". Then their turn is over.
On Russell's birthday this last week, our kids who live here in California all came over for dinner. We missed you Heidi, Matt, Jackson, Cody, Brendon and Stephanie. After dinner before birthday cake and ice cream, I got out the candy bags. Jordan says "Mom, is that for playing 'Pete!'?. "oh, yes" says I. The kids laughed at me for a while until we began the game and then the laughs began. Julia and Breana had not played before and they were up for this game. Everyone was very good at it, and everyone enjoyed the Skittles.
Good times and good memories relived and enjoyed with lots of smiles and laughs!