Well, lucky for us, my optimism paid off and it was the perfect day for an outdoor party! So the party continued as planned! We set up a mini jumping balloon, crawling tunnel, play slide, rice table (with red and blue rice, to go with the theme), a oobleck table (corn starch and water...fun!), a play dough table, sidewalk chalk, and bubbles! There was plenty for the kids to do and they had a wonderful time! Everyone joked that they could tell I was a preschool teacher!
Jaden had so much fun! It took him a little while to get used to the idea that all of these people were there for him! He played shy for a bit, but then had a blast with all of his little friends. He had a great turnout. There were kids EVERYWHERE -- 17 at least! And Jaden loved his party!