When you’ve got sextuplets, you have to get creative about planning birthday parties.
In an exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday’s episode of Kate Plus 8, Kate Gosselin arranges an elaborate scavenger hunt to celebrate her sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Leah and Joel’s 12th birthday — and of course, it doesn’t go off without a few small hiccups.
“The morning of the party, the kids’ energy was through the roof,” says Gosselin, 41, in the clip. “I was still worried down to the last minute if everything would make sense and work. They were just chomping at the bit to get going and weren’t even really listening to my instructions.”
The mother of eight then shepherds the group of kids into the driveway to explain how the day would be going down
“Attention! This is important,” she says, “Here’s the deal. The idea is, I am going to give you … oh dear. I have a little problem.”
“I go to give them their first clue and I realize sitting in front of me is the second clue … that I forgot to plant,” she later tells the camera sheepishly. “And [it] was like that hot-cold panic — I was like: ‘Oh my gosh. What an idiot.’ “
The TLC star quickly shuffles all the kids into the backyard before sneaking away to plant the second clue — then the group reconvenes “as if nothing had ever happened!”
“Okay, come along!” she says, gathering the kids back towards the driveway.
“Did you fix your little problem?” asks daughter Hannah.
“There was no problem in the end!” Gosselin says. “That’s the funny part about it.”
But Hannah knows her mom too well.
“I’m sure there wasn’t,” she replies, eyebrows raised.
Kate Plus 8 airs Tuesdays (10 p.m. ET) on TLC.