When she hit three we knew we couldn't BS her birthday anymore. She had real friends and a pretty good awareness of the world around her, (expect for the whole thinking the dragons were real). Hubby and I didn't want it at our house, because twelve kids under five at our house would not be a good thing.
Besides it's a winter birthday which means it has to be indoors.
Yep, it was time to do what all HOCO parents do, throw an expensive shindig at some sort of place.
We picked My Gym off of route 100.
WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!!!
I scored big time and got Miss Melissa and Mr Dan as the party leaders.
The staff at My Gym had this whole thing timed PERFECTLY. We walked in 10 minutes before our party--- I had NO IDEA there was a party before us. My daughter to got play on the bounce house by herself for a little while. Then at noon all of her friends showed up. They ran around and played for a while.
|Ms Mellisa leading a game-- even the parents are digging it|
Every kid was completely engaged. My daughter was the center of attention without being too over bearing.
While Miss Melissa was playing with the kids Mr. Dan set up the birthday cake and sliced the pizza (into smaller slices so kids could eat them easier--- he had his own pizza cutter) They sang happy birthday to my daughter and then passed out the pizza. Kids could only get cake AFTER they ate their pizza.
|My daughter is a little bit of a drama queen for the camera|
Next was more games and the birthday parade. Guess which one is my daughter?
|The drama queen and Mr. Dan|
The party was over an hour and half later. By the time we cleaned up and pack up my kid in the car, the next family was coming in.
No clean up, no stress and she took a nap.... WORTH EVERY PENNY.
Anyone else have a good birthday party location suggestion?