Friday, June 6, 2014

High Five for Birthdays!

As I've mentioned several times this week, today is my 31st birthday!  To celebrate, today's post will be my 5 favorite birthday parties from years past.  It'll be a nice stroll down memory lane and maybe it'll give some of you ideas for your kids birthday parties, or maybe even your own!

1. McDonald's
                 When I was 4, my party was held at a local McDonald's.  It had a huge, inside play place that would blow away the play places they have now.  There were a bunch of things to climb in and on, all inspired by the different Micky D's characters.  They provided us with a cake that had Ronald on it, and of course a ton of french fries and chicken nuggets.  It actually makes me a little sad to reminisce about this one because I know how much the chain has changed and I don't think that a party like this would be possible any more.

2.  Going to a play
                When I was 7, may parents had a small party for me (me and 5 friends) and instead of going to a movie, which is very popular, we went to a play.  The local theater was putting on Mary Poppins, my favorite.  We got dressed up, drove over, saw they play, where they even brought me on stage during intermission, and then had pizza and cake back at our house.  It was so much fun and so much more memorable than going to a movie.

3.  Taking a class
                 When I was 10, we took a class at Michael's.  We learned how to make clay beads.  They even allowed us to bring in food and cake, so everything was in one place and my parents house didn't have to get messed up.  We had so much fun being crafty and there was no need for party favors since we made jewelry to take home.

4. Water Balloons
                   When I was 13, I was about to move to NJ and literally only had 2 weeks of summer with my friends in Ohio.  I didn't know what to do with my friends but it was darn hot out that year.  I had 4 friends over, we hung out in the basement for a little bit then headed outside to enjoy a water balloon fight.  That was it- bonding with girl friends, water balloon fight, some sandwiches, and a cake- we had the time of our lives.

5. Pool Party
                   When I was 17, I was blessed to be living in a house with a pool.  10 of my friends came over for a day of swimming and bbq.  When we finally dried off and I opened presents I had received a VHS of Spaceballs so we ended the evening with a movie viewing.  Simple but fun.  Sometimes I think people just try too hard and end up going over board.  Kids just want to have fun, they could care less about all the other bells and whistles.

What was your favorite birthday party?


As always, linking up with some fantastic women:

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15 comments:

  1. My favorite birthday party was when my friend threw me a surprise party. Thanks for sharing with Let's Get Real (I'm co-hosting this week)!

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    1. Surprise party's are awesome! I've never had one but I'm too noisy, I'd end up ruining it some how haha.

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  2. What fun birthdays!!! I remember my favorite was Chuck E Cheese when I was little! Or this one time I had a Snow White theme and my mom hired a magician that looked like Snow White - so weird haha! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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    1. Snow White would be so fun but the magician does sound funny. Know what's weird? I never went to Chuck E Cheese til my cousins were around and I was about 13 lol Guess we just didn't have them near us.

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  3. I used to LOVE taking classes at Michaels. I still craft to this day thanks to their lessons :)

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    1. Their lessons are great! I'm hoping to take cake decorating soon,

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  4. Those all sound fun! One of my favs was when my dad took me and two friends to this small theme park called Boardwalk and baseball. It's closed now but it was a fun time then! It was my first scary ride and I have the picture to prove it!

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    1. What a great memory! That sounds like fun!

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  5. Having a January Birthday I had lots of pool parties too, my favourite party was my 18th which fell over the Australia Day Long a Weekend, this party went for 3 days!!! It was fantastic!! Thanks for linking up to Stumble Into The Weekend, have a great one!!

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  6. So fun! I also had the go-to-a-show birthday, only we saw Peter Pan!

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  7. Happy Belated Birthday! So funny that we both had our birthdays on Friday! I turned 32 :)
    I had a McDonald's party, too, when I was...5? Probably 6. We ate 'griddle cakes' and miight have gotten our faces painted. My favorite is tough! I always try to do something special- go away on a trip, go to Six Flags (16th and 29th), have a party. Though the first birthday I shared with my husband (25th) was especially nice :)

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    1. Oh 6 Flags is awesome! Happy belated birthday to you as well! Hope it was a good one!

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  8. hey gal! i am contacting people that linked up in the last 5 on friday linkup...that has since been put on hold for the summer. well...if you were interested, a friend of mine and i are starting it back up! the first one will be live this friday morning! prepare your post! :) it's going to be called "oh hey, friday!" it'll be the exact same rules. write about five anythings. hope to see you there! karli from http://farmerbell.blogspot.com

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