So we have:
1 cricket themed cake that is bright green
2 golden snitches for 'Pin the Snitch on Harry Potter'.
2 pictures of Harry Potter on a broomstick (1 for above, 1 for 'Throw the Bludgers at Harry' - a last minute innovation because I forgot to save cans for the roll or bowl a ball a penny a pitch kind of thing).
2 bottles of lemonade
1 bottle of juice
2 pizza bases
divers pizza toppings
38 million lollies
6 goodie bags with mixed goodies
Tomorrow we will have:
6 highly excited children
30 degree heat, and
2 tired parents.
added 1 November, 2.31 pm
Even quite sensible 7 and 8 year old children can squeal quite loud when excited.
Children do not actually eat all that much at parties, especially when they hate the pizza you provide.
One negative child can almost spoil the whole thing, even for kids who are having a very good time.
Children are conservative and do not reward innovation.
Perfectly nice parents do not always equal perfectly nice children.