|Sent on:||Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:05 PM|
I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
When: Sunday, November 20,[masked]:00 PM
Where: 3855 Ruffin Rd
3855 Ruffin Rd
San Diego, Ca 92123
This party now has a friendlier starting time, a better location, child supervision, and free food!!! See below or visit the meet-up link. ~~Madeline
New and Improved Mark Twain Birthday Party!! We've changed the place, changed the time, and are providing food, games, activities, child supervision and prizes!! This is both a family event and an event for solo visitors.
Lunch will be provided!! and served hot at 1:00 p.m. Most of the food is very kid friendly, and there are many vegetarian choices, as well.
They will include, but are not limited to, Southern fried chicken, biscuits, southern corn bread, honey, corn on the cob, green beans, potato chips, roasted winter vegetables, hot rolls, apple pie, maple candies, honey candies,root beer, and coffee
Activities for the adults:
Pin the Tale on the Jack-Ass - (pin scathing Twain quotes about religion, politics, and human fallibity to photos of various politians from the news today)
Twain or Twin: A (guessing) game determining which quotes attributed to Twain were actually said by Twain. You've got a 50/50 chance here, and there are prizes for the winners!
Mark Twain's Own Specially Designed Memory Game will be available on a computer laptop.
Activities for the children:
Fishing from a Raft - loop and hook 'fishing' while standing on a Q sized inflatable mattress.
Illustrating a Twain Story at the art center- Paper, Pens and Paints provided.
The "Mysterious Stranger" dollhouse - Creating intrigue and chaos in miniature - nothing too sinister)
Making an eye patch like one of Tom Sawyer's boys wore - you aint got to be a boy to wear a patch.
White washing a fence - Tempera on Home Depot picket - out of doors
frog jumping contest (plastic frogs provided) (with prizes)
Twain Guessing Rope (All guess, One wins, Big Prize)
Tell It Tall - Story crafting center: Children are given photos from magazines and encouraged to make up a story the way Twain's girls made him craft a new tale each night.
There might also be a treasure hunt, a story telling game, and some Prince/Princess and Pauper Dress-Up.
Baby sitters are provided for supervision of the young uns, so mom and dad can converse and enjoy the afternoon.
Mark Twain was an amazing human being. It was once said that a person dearly loves one's family, and if they know Mark Twain and have a little bit of love left, it all goes to him. His unerring humor and with laid bare our foibles and made us laugh at ourselves, but more importantly, made us laugh at others. ;) Mark Twain loved fun, so we are going to have FUN to honor him.