It’s a party!


Photo from: I Heart Nap Time

Okay, birthday parties for kids have gotten a little out of control. Blake’s birthday isn’t until March and he’s already talking about his. He makes requests about where he’d like to have it, who should come, and what toys he thinks he wants. I calmly reply that “we don’t talk about your birthday until March.” I can understand his brain though; he goes to other kids parties so naturally he’s planning for his own. So far I’ve squashed the conversation, but then it gets me thinking….what kind of cool things could we do for his birthday?! (He does get his neurosis from me, so of course I’m thinking about it too!) I don’t want to spend a lot of money, he’ll be five, and it’s in March so it’s still cold outside. Here is a list of some of the places who host parties in our area, but I’d love to hear other ideas if you have them!

  1. Krazy Kids, Pembroke, Indoor Activity Center. $245-$295
  2. Boutwells Bowling, Concord, Bowling. $110-$200
  3. Granite State Gymnastics, Bow or Hooksett. $225-$350
  4. Evolution Rock and Fitness, Rock Climbing Gym, Concord. $250-$400
  5. Villari’s Karate, Concord. $150
  6. Comfort Inn, Swimming in the Pool, Concord. $150

Where have you taken your kids? What was your favorite birthday party you had growing up? Any fun themes you’ve just had at your house?!

2 Responses to “It’s a party!”

  1. Carmen LorentzNovember 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    We went to a birthday party at My Gym in Manchester and it was really fun! We’re having Julius’ party at a bouncy house place (Jump N Joy in Laconia) in a couple of weeks. Star Wars theme. I’m making all the kids light sabers out of pool noodles so they can have sword fights IN the bouncy houses, which is going to be AWESOME! I think I’m more excited than Julius.

  2. Dylan SmithNovember 25, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    It happens with kids that they are a bit excited prior to their birthday time. It is not only about Blake, but it happens with many kids. In such situation what parents can do is to involve kids in the party planning process, so that they can learn new things and how to manage things. You can ask them to prepare a list of guests they want to invite and games they want to play. They can decide the rules for the games and what should be given in return gifts etc. they can make notes of this on daily basis and you can check for their ideas. In this way you can do your work and your kid will also find it interesting.

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