My son is a bit of a loner so it was very stressful for him leading up to this (Operation Kovert Kids scavenger hunt) because he didn't know what I was planning. He was worried it was going to be to "kiddish" (his words not mine), and because most of his class was planning to attend he was worried of what they would think.
On top of everything else my husband ended up being deployed to the middle east the day before the party which stressed my son out even more. When it was finally revealed that night that everyone was going on a scavenger hunt, they were THRILLED and were actually cheering, it was great and a huge weight off my shoulders that I chosen wisely for the planned activities.
Everyone had a great time. I even had a group of girls come and tell me that if they had to grade this party on a scale of 1-10, they give it an 11!!! Many others told me its was the greatest party of the year. A few parents called the next day to say that their kids had such a great time that they were still talking about it! I think it helped my sons self esteem more than anything else. I've noticed that when I drop him off at school now a lot of the kids go out of their way to say hello to him in the morning, when before they didn't even seem to notice him. He has been smiling all week.
Thanks again for the wonderful program you put together. It opened my sons eyes to the fact that although there are a few bad seeds (bullies) out there, there are more kids just like him than he could imagine. Forcing them to work together on a fun project was just what he and they needed to really get to know each other as my son was usually the one not wanting to participate in anything. He is continuing to interact more with the other kids little by little and one girl even called the house Saturday to speak to him. He was speechless, but thrilled beyond belief that she even called him.
Overall, I owe you a huge thanks!! Its the best money I ever spent.