I then served the kids pizza before we went over to the Chili Cook Off at church. (I was so brilliant. I scheduled the party on the same day as the cook off.) It seemed that my chili went over well, there was only about 1 cup left, but it didn't win any awards. I was just happy that I had something to eat that I knew was good. When we got home I pulled out the Oreo cake I bought for the party and we sang to Kade one more time. I decided I may as well give him his goodie bag. The girls got some leftover candy and a punching balloon. They seemed to like them a little.
(On the right side of the picture is the green I used in the family room to break up all the blue. It turned out pretty well.)
I feel bad for Kade. First his family party had low attendance and then his friend party was a bust. He is a very lovable kid. I don't know why this has happened. He'll probably get over it faster than I will. Next time we'll have to invite more reliable people and maybe give a month's notice.