I have to start this post to say my heart breaks for those in Oklahoma. Hold tight to your loved ones and your memories. Stuff is just stuff. But for those that are able to help please use this link for the Red Cross. In this time of sadness I find I can deal by looking at good times. I have really moved around on my posts lately and realized I never really covered any action from my son's fifth birthday party back in April. FIVE. Holy crap my little baby turned five.
In the past my son's birthday parties have been at my home but more family and less kiddos. You can see a few examples here and here. We always told my son that when he turned a milestone like five he can invite his friends from school and go nuts. Of course, we did not host at home since sixteen children at our house, parents, and bipolar April weather is not our cup of tea. Enter a bounce house birthday party, family, friends, pizza, gifts, and all around good times.
Let's start here with the birthday boy.
What a cutie!
The kids bounced, the pizza was served, and then onto the cake.
This is not all the kids. Some were screaming in fear from the ape. Some purple ape will show up in therapy for them in about ten years.
Later there were gifts (what a lucky kid my son is!) and then one romp in the ticket fun house. My son earned over 1,300 tickets. All sounds great until you have to try to spend every. last. ticket.
This birthday was much more low key on my end. I was used to planning, decorating, a big theme, the details but since Disney was a week later we just slapped a Mickey Mouse theme on it and called it a day. And you know what? We all had a great time.
This was all that really mattered, right?
Happy Birthday little man!
Might I add... they need to have bounce house parties for adults. With cocktails. Why should all the kids have the fun?