At Calypso's party, we''ll have three of the boys--Onyx, Strider, and Calypso--on halters so kids can hold the leash and (maybe) walk around with them. It is easier to pet the boys if they're haltered. Those three are the smaller alpacas on the farm so they are more kid friendly, and Calypso is already known to be a fan favorite.
So we had a little halter training, which went OK--Onyx and Strider are still hesitant, but Calypso is ok--and we'll do a bit more before the party. Basically, you walk them around with the halter on and then give them treats.
I brought Calypso over to see his mom, Tink, and they gave each other nose sniffs.
Here's Calypso, Kokopelli (his dad) and Strider.
We also trimmed his bangs and weighed Calypso (he weights over 95 pounds! A far cry from this: