Morgan invited some friends from school over for a detective party. We sent out invitations explaining that the snacks we bought for Morgan to share with her friends had gone missing! We needed help from her friends to follow the clues and find the snacks.
The first thing we did was put the girls' thumbprints on their detective badges that listed thier secret code name. Then we made masks so we would be in disguise while we followed the clues the suspect had left.
Our first clue was that the back door was found open when I realized the snacks were missing. The girls went out back and found shoe prints!
They followed then to the swingset where they found a piece of paper with writing so tiny it could only be deciphered with thier trusty detective magnifying glass. They followed that clue to the bathroom where the writing on the next paper was backward! They were forced to hold it up to bathroom mirror in order to read it. It informed them that the suspect was seen hiding a package behind the books downstairs. Sure enough, hidden in the bookshelf in the playroom was a manilla envelope with Top Secret written across the front. It contained a note and a key. The note had step by step instructions: Start at the garage. Take 15 steps forward. Turn right. Take 30 giant steps. Shuffle 10 steps. Tiptoe 25 steps.This led them to our mailbox. The note then instructed them to open a box, but the number of the box was in code! Luckily, the suspect had left the key to the code, so they were able to figure it out.
Inside our mailbox was the treats Morgan had bought to share with her friends :)
The girls had such a great time. I forsee many a mystery party in our future as Miles and Elle have already asked when their party is going to be and Morgan already has plans for a second party for herself.
I kissed Miles on the check this morning and he cried out, "Mom, I said no more kisses!" I told him it wasn't a kiss, it was a smooch and asked him if he knew what a smooch was. He said, "Whatever they are, I don't want any!". :)