JD is turning 6 next month! I was really trying to avoid having a kid birthday party. (I know, crazy!) I started giving JD kid parties when he turned 2. Back then it was easy. A few kids met at the park. We had some cupcakes, played, and everyone retreated home to nap in their cribs. Done.
When JD turned 3 he was in a classroom setting and had already attended some pretty fancy parties at bounce house places, kiddy gyms and homes with sprawling yards where there were pony rides and magic shows. He wanted one too, so I gave him one at a place called Funtime Junction. It seemed like a rite of passage—his first big kid party. Four and five came and with them, 2 more parties at Jumpnasium and his karate studio. There was pizza, food for the parents (obv), cupcake cakes, cookies, tattoos and favors, galore!
I felt like 5 was a milestone birthday and these kiddo parties might cease thereafter.
But his friends just kept having ‘em—and so of course my kid wants one. And I’m a sucker!
Check out my blog, Birthday Party Madness.
We’re having one at the end of August at a place called Jump On In. It’s two rooms of jumpy apparatuses, pizza, cupcakes, tattoos and smiles! JD chose Sponge Bob as the theme.
This is JD’s last school year and summer at the school he’s been attending since he was 2—might as well go out with a bang!
I’m curious about when these kid parties will end. When will dinner and cake with family be enough? (Because we’re doing that too!)
Please share! XOXO