We are planning on having DS's party at a park in June - in Texas - and it will be hot. I was thinking of getting some water squirt things (not guns) that the kids can play with and will double as a party favor. The kids can also go to a little wading area if the parents are okay with that. And there are a ton of ducks to feed so we will have purchased bread and will put that in little baggies for all the kids too - so each one has the same number of slices, etc. And I was thinking of putting them in reusable sandwich bags so that's part of the party favor as well? I am sure I can find a good deal on Etsy?
What games should we plan or just let them play at will? It will be hot, but I want options for parents that don't want their kids to get wet. I'm thinking of having the part from 11-1 so the kids can play for awhile and we can get burgers/hot dogs on the grill, then eat, do cake and ice cream and then do presents. Should I do 10-1 or 11-2 to allow for time? It will be hot, really hot, and I don't want it to get too long, plus there are younger ones so naps might be necessary. The party will be on a Sunday but that's the only option as some family is from out of town and will already be in town for a wedding shower the day before.
Suggestions would be great, we've done parties before but at like ChuckECheese, etc. where planning wasn't required. Thanks!