This is the second year that our parish has had this event. We supplied the hot dogs, and a baked potato bar, and the families brought a side dish or dessert to share.
There were games and crafts for the kids, and of course, the adults were welcome to join in.
There was St. Katereri's Bow and Arrow Shoot. A chance to knock away the sins and draw closer to God. This was truly a hit. There was a line there the whole night. Certainly a keeper.
Next was St. Isidore's Pumpkin Patch. Just in case you don't know (I know I had to look it up). St. Isidore is the patron saint of farmers. I made sure to use small enough pumpkins so that they wouldn't break open. This one was another hit.
Of course a party wouldn't be complete without a St. Martha's Cupcake walk. This was perfect for the Little Flowers. They had just learned that St. Martha was a busy bee. There were 6 different saints and when the music stopped, a saint's name was called out. If you were sitting on that chair, you won a cupcake.
We had a couple more games, the Halo Toss and St. Peter's Keys. I think the St. Peter's Keys game was a little too tame for the kids. They were much more interested in the more active games. Oh, and one more game, the saints memory game. I saw quite a few kids over there playing with their friends.
There were also plenty of crafts to do.
I do want to thank Shower of Roses, Catholic Inspired, and Memories of a Catholic Wife and Mother for some of these ideas. I have been busy pinning away waiting for a chance to use some of their ideas. Made planning this party so easy.
This was such a wonderful chance for the families of the parish to come together. I enjoyed watching them relaxing and visiting. It was also great seeing the kids really enjoying themselves. How wonderful that they will have such fond memories of these get togethers at the church.