The celebration day started with donuts, chocolate milk, and and gifts, peaked with an Iron Man Water Party, and is concluding with an overdose of new video game playing. All-around fantastic.
This year's party theme was Iron Man Water Party. So, of course, this begged the creation of an arc reactor cake. Strangely, I couldn't find any ideas for arc reactor cakes online, so I improvised. I find that pretty much any cake theme can be accomplished with Fruit Roll-ups and Jelly Bellies. And lots of food coloring for the icing. I was rather pleased with this year's cake, if I do say so.
Sam managed to fill an entire treat bag with red Starburst and Tootsie Rolls... we may(?) have over-purchased for the pinata.
After the cake, pinata, and gifts, it was time to get water-battling! Sasha caught onto the idea of water balloons immediately.
We started with a run-of-the-mill squirt gun fight...
Then War Machine arrived! Iron Man's nemesis was extraordinarily well-equipped for the battle (Yes, Steve's hands shot water when he extended his arms. Yes, Steve invested way too much time in this contraption. Yes, it was amazing).
War Machine's riot gun was almost too much for the young warriors.
War Machine was a ferocious contender. There was much super-soakage. But in the end the younglings found War Machine's off switch and prevailed.
And there was much rejoicing and more candy and junk-food consumption. Victory!