Need some board juju... help!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by tiredmommy, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Duckie is having her 6th annual pool party on Friday and we're forecast to have a 50% chance of showers/thundershowers and a high of 71. I really need it to be dry between 10AM & 4PM, and to reach at least 75. There are 20+ kids coming. Help!!!
  2. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    20+ kids coming?! You're wanting us to pray for rain, right?:twister2:
  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Doing the sun dance here:sunny:
  4. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    No... sun! I want this done and over with this week and not have to use our raindate!
  5. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Doing the not-rain dance for you (but I'm not a good dancer, so it might backfire).
  6. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Another one here doing the :sunny: dance, knees cracking and popping, but I don't care! Give Duckie some sunshine for her party!!
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    20 girls?? OMG you ARE a brave woman!

    Crossing body parts, sending juju, and sundancing.
  8. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Rattling beads... You don't want me dancing, the rain gods would think it was FOR rain.
  9. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    20 kids!! You are a braver woman than I :) Praying for a sunny, drama-free day for you!
  10. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Hopefully the board will deliver the sun... I've got booze in the house to deal with the drama (after the little darlings leave, of course :winks: )
  11. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    Sending you warm sunny weather TM ! May Duckie and her friends have a wonderful day !
  12. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Well? I hit the booze first and NOW? I'm just a dancing fool........Not sure what kind of weather that will bring - but at the least; should be an interesting pre-party for your little darlings! (You did mention wanting to hire a clown) toss me some balloons and they'll never know that I was the enebriated Aunt.
  13. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    C'mon ladies! Shake those tatas! I'm getting really nervous about having to contact all these kids....
  14. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    I'm doing the:sunny:dance for you too! I'll even do the nekkid chicken liver dance and believe me, it won't be a pretty sight, lol... I think I would need a bit of "spiked" punch during the party. After the party, I would need an entire bottle straight up!

    :party-mini::sunny::party-mini::sunny: SFR
  15. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Oh no! Now we're at a 60% chance of rain. :crying:
  16. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Praying for sun!
  17. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    I'd recommend starting now...
  18. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Start driving down here and it will be sunny and I know a great little water park.
  19. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    TM, plan now, for rain. Put detailed plans in place. That uses Murphy's Law to actually reduce the likelihood of rain.

    Now, what would be good rain plans?

    Well, these are teen girls, right? They are not so predictable, they often like to do stuff that adults wouldn't do. And from my own experience of Aussie summer storms - dancing in the rain is a biggie. So prepare your play list. "It's raining Men" is a good start.

    Put plans in place, girls like to dance in the rain down here, in summer. Bubbles are fun, a bucket of bubble mix with a few bubble wands, the kinds you wave around, goes down well. Just be careful of slips in the wet.

    Water bombs are good. Set up teams and forts.

    My favourite - sit a girl in a chair under a water-filled balloon. Blindfold another girl and the girl in the chair has to yell directions to her. Have multiple set-ups, maybe enough for all to play. The aim is to be the last seated girl getting wet (so you direct your blindfolded partner to other people's balloons!) You can use glitter instead of water if you prefer.

    To keep girls dry if they really are wimps, use garbage bags as improvised raincoats. If you buy two different-coloured packets, you can have two teams for raining tug-o-war (across the pool, of course!). Cut a small hole in each corner of the base of the garbage bag (so you can stretch the bag into the arms) and a larger hole in the base for the head.

    The more fun stuff in the rain that you plan, the less chance it will actually rain (Murphy's law).

    And if the girls look dubious, tell them form me, in Australia our kids, especially our girls, dance in the rain in a summer storm. Just not if it's hailing. We wait under cover until the hail stops, because it stings.

  20. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    My kids LOVED playing in the rain!!

    I let them do it all the time, as long as it wasn't storming.

    I did it because as a kid I always wanted to (especially if it was really hot) but my Mom wouldn't let us. My aunt did once and we had a blast. We did at summer camp too. Had shampoo fights......because first we had mud fights. The shampoo was to clean us up after the mud. :rofl:

    As long as it's not to chilly, they ought to have fun playing in the rain. An out of the ordinary treat.