Kyle had 9 of his best buds over to celebrate his 9th birthday party. ML planned out 9 games. Needless to say, it was a bit of a zoo. First the teams of 3 were named after Ben 10 aliens: Humongasaur, Big Chill, Swampfire.
|Game #1: Each person on the team got 9 RMB, for a total of 27 per team. They had to buy or sell from the Ben 10 store, where the aliens were priced from 2 to 7 RMB. The first team to get to buy a total value of 27 RMB exactly won!|
|The winning team got to choose their prize first, in this case, Ben 10 pens, to put into their goody bag.|
|Game #2: Decode the clues to find the next gift. Each person got a word, and the team had to put the clues together to find the location, such as "Behind Red Couch". The "code" was A-Z using Webdings font. For example, "behind" is "" in Webdings.|
|Game #3: Guess under which cup had the clue for your next prize?|
|If you guessed wrong (blank card underneath cup), you had to go to the balcony and dump the water in the cup on your head!|
|And what did the winning team get to
Dump all the extra water on Alan!! (Guess who designed the game?)
|Game #4: Obstacle course. Each team had to choose the person to do the 3 physical tasks: 1) 9 jumps on the trampoline, 2) crawl back and forth 9 times on the yoga mat, 3) do either 9 pushups or 9 situps. Each team completed their workout in less than 1 minute.|
|After the physical exercise game snack time, a "feast" according to some boys. During snack time, they watched a Ben 10 episode on the iPad. Game #5 was a quiz with 9 questions. Try your hand at the quiz!|
|Game #6 was a math decoder game. The kids were so diligent!|
|Game #7 was a test of steady hands. Each kid got 9 blocks and had to use all of them to build a 3 story high structure. First team to get 3 structures up wins!|
|Group picture time!
Game #8 was "pick out the raisins from the rice" in 30 seconds.
Game #9 was "find 3 nuts of the same kind in the gooey yucky noodles".
|Finally the kids get to eat the cupcakes. And Kyle opened up some presents. Each kid took home their goody bag filled with the 9 prizes from each of the games.|
|Kyle's grandpa came to visit. Kyle listened intently to grandpa's stories. We ate delicious Shanghainese food.|
|Did the obligatory Bund tour, ending with the tour of the Peninsula hotel. Then we went to TianZiFong - what a great warren of little stores. Had wonderful burgers at the NY Burger & Steak house.|