Party TimePosted: February 11, 2008
We celebrated Zack’s 7th birthday yesterday with a Godzilla/Pirate party. This was per Zack’s orders. This was a tough theme to pull off since you can’t buy Godzilla/Pirate plates at Party City. And I wasn’t about to dress up like Godzilla. Though I did think about rigging up a fire-breathing mechanism with a can of sterno. That’s one way to get a reputation among the neighborhood parents.
We held the party in the church Parish Hall since who wants a bunch of 7-year-olds running amok in your house during the dead of winter? And while Bryna and I were exhausted afterwards, I loved being able to host the party ourselves. Where we live, this is the exception — most parties are held at some themed-party place (gym, bowling alley, rock climbing wall). And while we’ve done this, it feels like outsourcing your child’s birthday.
We had a bunch of mini events: bobble head dog painting, pin the tail on the donkey (everyone cheated!), Twister, bingo, and, of course, pizza and cake. Then the kids raced around on scooters, laughed, and just enjoyed one another. A good time was had by all and no one was maimed.
The theme? Well, Bryna put a fire-breathing monster and a pirate action figure on top of the Carvel ice cream cake. Perfect.