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Monday, July 18, 2011

A Disgusting Day

For our latest theme day with our friends, we had some disgusting fun! I saw the idea on Family Fun and decided we just had to have a party ourselves. This might be our last theme day with friends, as they are a lot of work. The kids find the work totally worth it, but I'm getting tired and feeling like the rest of summer vacation should be a little more relaxed for myself. I always say this, and then end up changing my mind. So we'll see...

To start a day off on a disgusting foot, you must first get yourself ready. You can't expect to have some dirty, muddy fun in your dress-up clothes. You've got to dress the part. We all choose some old clothes that we weren't afraid to stain and started by rubbing cocoa powder all over ourselves. Next we looked through the trash and decided which items we wanted to pin on our clothing. We spiked the boy's hair to look messy, and wore handkerchiefs to hold back our girly hair. It was fun to try to appear grungy. Certain children of mine were able to do a better job than others. All of Zech's life he's been a clean guy, and this day was no exception. As soon as the picture was over, he took off the trash.

disgusting day trash clothes
After our friends arrived, we went for the backyard to begin our dirty fun. Every kid likes to make mud pies! We wanted to be a little different and decided to make mud cupcakes. Everyone brought their own decorations from home and made their creation beautiful. We used twigs, leaves, bird seed, rocks, bugs, berries, flowers, etc...

pretty mud pies
For the next disgusting activity we made SLIME!

You need:
warm water
1 cup of white glue (2- 4oz. bottles of glue)
Green food coloring
4 tsp. borax

1) Mix together 3/4 cup of warm water, 1 cup of white glue, and a few drops of green food coloring.

2) In another bowl, combine 4 teaspoons of borax and 1-1/3 cups of warm water.

3) Pour the contents of the first bowl into the second and let it sit for 1 minute without stirring. You'll end up with a solid that you can pick up out of the borax and water mixture. You do not stir them together.

Afterward, pack it in ziplock bags for take-home fun.

The slime was a big hit with my kids. They have used it for hours and hours of fun. At first it was a little slimy and stuck to your hands quite a bit, but after allowing it to set for a couple hours, there was no longer any sticky mess. My kids love it!

Our disgusting fun was even had at lunch time. I love this green peanut butter and jelly sandwich that one of my friends brought with them. Way to get into it! The great part about disgusting day was the fact that there were no leftovers. When the kids didn't finish parts of their lunch, we used it all for our disgusting brew!

A fun snack that everyone shared was ants on a log! You could make either peanut butter logs, or we had some of the spray cheese to use.

ants on a log
The highlight of our disgusting party was our disgusting brew. This was my kid's favorite part of the day! We used all those leftovers from lunch, along with some disgusting items that our friends brought with them, and added them to half a bucket of water. We had a couple trays full of trash, and let the kids take turns adding the gross foods and things. It made all of us adults gag! It was definitely disgusting!

disgusting brew

To get our bucket bubbling, we gave each of the kids an alka-seltzer tablet. I'm sure we could have used some vinegar and baking soda too. It didn't give off very big bubbles, but it still added a little grossness to our concoction.

For some really gross fun, we dared the kids to stick their hand in it and try to find the half eaten tomato. Only two kids were brave enough to do this. All the others would start to dip their hand in, and then backed it right back out. It was too gross!! You can imagine what it's like to clean up after. Ewww gross... I took a shower!

To end our party on a good note, we had some mud cake with worms, and some delicious bug juice!

mud cake recipe
Mud cake

20 oz. bag Oreo cookies, crushed
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1/2 c. confectioners' sugar, sifted
3 1/2 c. milk
2 (3 1/2 oz.) pkgs. instant vanilla pudding
12 oz. Cool Whip
1 pkg. gummy worms

Mix in medium size bowl, the butter, cream cheese, and confectioners' sugar. In another bowl, mix the milk and pudding. Fold in the whipped topping. Fold the 2 mixtures together. Layer crushed Oreos, mixture, Oreos, mixture. Repeat several times. Add gummy worms!

Our bug juice was simply green berry rush Hawaiian punch. I think I actually liked it better than the tradition Hawaiian punch. To get your bugs in the drink, simply freeze a raisin or two in your ice cubes.

green bug juice raisins frozen in ice cubes
It was a very DISGUSTING day!

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