I don't know about you, but I often find it challenging to come up with birthday party ideas that are fun, reasonable to put on, and unique. Last weekend Abbott attended a flag football birthday party - genius idea for a fall birthday, right? The kids were asked to bring a light and a dark tshirt, to aid in setting up and identifying two distinct teams. We walked to a park a block or so from the birthday boy's home to play, and kids donned appropriately colored shirts based on team assignment (birthday boy's dad organized the teams). Every quarter the kids took a break for water or gatorade and a quick snack, and enjoyed cake at the end of the game. It was a really fun way to spend the afternoon!