Friday evening we went to a work party in Independence at the offices there. The party was entirely for kids. They had painting decorations, some animal guy who had a room full of animals (alligator, birds, chinchilla, turtle, millipede, etc), Santa Clause, a puppet theater (we sat through 4 acts), cookie decorating, live music, etc. The kids had a lot of fun. I wasn’t sold on it but it turned out to be a good time for the kids.