As my wife always tells me I am confusing not funny on the internet, I now recognize it in others. So to presumptively clarify on his behalf - Todd is referring to himself for getting his kite caught in the palm tree. He is not referring to Kite Party itself.
Well, no. But thanks for bringing that up!
Dave told a story at the Sunday dinner that someone later in the day asked him when the event would start. Dave pointed out that it had started. The person said, so epic fail. Dave wanted to make that a running joke.
As far as the tail thing... pics or I'll deny it!
(if pics, it was Ben's kite)