The 7th Birthday Party

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Chloe's birthday party was last night. Below is her invitation---
We had 24 kids all "wired for sound", bouncing, dancing and shooting balls. Pizza and cake rounded out the party. Chloe had a fantastic time and Oliver did too. The icing on the cake was that it was such an easy birthday party. All I had to do was bring the cake and candles. The staff was great and took care of everything else. Yipppeeee!!

BALLS! Oliver hung right in there with the 6, 7 and 8 year olds at the party. He didn't care for the bounce house obstacle courses or the shark slide. He liked the balls and the roller coaster ride (which his grandmother determined he would get for his birthday next week).

The push-ride roller coaster was a big hit.

The Hurricane Simulator--hysterical. The kids loved it and even Oliver got in on the action.
The shark slide.

On the light up dance floor.

The ball shooters. Oliver was ball boy. This was BY FAR his favorite activity of the party and it was pretty much the hit of the night. I would say at any given time half of the kids at the party were in the ball shooter area.

Chloe's birthday cake---it was beautiful, with real flowers. The manager came to ask if we REALLY wanted to put Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker on the cake. This cake fits the birthday girl's character to a T---a little bit girlie and a little bit "tom boy".

Eating pizza. They were quiet for about 15 seconds during this time.

Blowing out the candles on the cake. I love the fact that it's Chloe's best pals surrounding her in this photo---her oldest friends (our weekly playroup pals) and her best friend from class--the little boy cheering her on behind her. Love this photo so much that I'll ignore the fact that Chloe removed the clip pulling the bangs out of her face!

The party was a great success and so much fun. We did have on snafu...Chloe's presents got mixed up with another party's presents and we came home with the wrong gifts. Daddy made a quick trip back up to the party place to exchange for the right gifts. Of course, this was agony to Chloe who laid on the couch waiting with such drama over what felt like an eternity to the ever eager party girl.
And, oh, parents, you can thank me later for tiring your kids out on a Friday evening. Hopefully they were worn out and tired and slept like a rock like mine did!!!

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