We had Gracie's 7th birthday party tonight and it was a musical theme. It was a sort of a mix of ideas all thrown together Gracie-style. For decorations she had butterflies, stars and music notes and for the kind of music played it was a mix of kids music such as 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed and I've Been Working on the Railroad and then dancing to Newsboys too.
For one of the games, the kids batted a balloon around and then when the music stopped, whoever had the balloon had to pop it and complete the lyrics of a song from the piece of paper that fell out of the balloon. We also played Freeze Dance, where they all danced around and then froze when I stopped the music.
At the end of the party, the kids all used the dollar store microphones to perform for the others and I was thrilled when Gracie chose "10,000 Reasons" by Matt Redman to perform. (She will be doing this song for special music on Sunday with Jared and Rachel)
Here are a few pics from the evening – it's just of the decor since I didn't ask permission to post pics of the kids, but it will give you a feel of the atmosphere. It was a musical night in our home. Quite a loud one! And a super fun one.