So, DH and I are having a couple of his good friends over on Sunday. They are each married, with 2-3 kids apiece, for a total (including us, with no out-of-the-womb kids yet) of 6 adults and 5 kids. The kids' ages are 3.5, 5, 5, 7 and 10.
We need an activity!
Here is our situation:
-We have basically no toys in the house. It's not filled with sharp objects, but it's not the most "kid-friendly" place either, at this point.
-We have a decent sized yard, but it will probably be too chilly to really use it. We do have enough space to accommodate an activity inside, though.
-We have a TV and we have a Wii, but only 2 controllers, and I don't really want to occupy them that way.
-Parents/adults can certainly engage the kids too, but it would be nice to have something for them to do with minimal supervision for a while as well.
-Especially because DH is a huge kid lover and ends up diving in and becoming "Uncle Jungle Gym" at family parties-- so without some sort of activity, by default, he'd end up playing with the kids, and this is supposed to be more about him hanging out with his friends.
-I'm hoping for something that would be engaging for everyone on some level-- hoping the 10 y.o. (and possibly 7 y.o.) won't think it's too babyish.
Moms and hostesses and hostess-moms-- help!
My BFF has a sandbox in her backyard and filled it with toys on her daughter's first birthday-- that worked pretty well to happily occupy the 3-8 year-olds that were there. But we have nothing like that, so I'm at a loss.