Since Big Kid’s birthday present from us this year is a trip to Texas to visit his bestie, we kept the eighth birthday festivities low-key. We hosted a small group at our new bowling alley, Pinz, and a good time was had by all.
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Cooper’s buddies, the R Boys, came to celebrate and bowl—I love these kids, they are always so enthusiastic and full of energy. And they are kind to my boy.
A lot of our pictures are blurry—it is not easy to snap a photo of someone bowling! I was a complete spaz at bowling and what possessed me to wear a maxi dress, I have no idea.
Look at Gramma’s form!
My friend Lauren at Handmade Laine made this balloon wreath. We used two for table centerpieces at the party and then I tied them together with ribbon on Big Kid’s actual birthday to make an “eight” wreath. I found the pins at a local flea market, and the kids and I spray painted them red to match the party theme. I love the wreaths because they are so versatile and can be used for several different birthdays/occasions. Lauren will also do custom colors to fit your party color scheme.
What party is complete without some arm-wrestling……
…..and of course, muscle-comparing?
This is a blurry pic of Little Kid’s favorite gal, Betsy. Although she had some competition from the oldest R boy, who is eleven. Little Kid later told me that he was her new boyfriend. Oh, what is coming….. The Engineer won’t survive.
Ice cream cake from Maggie Moo’s, YES.
I have a funny look on my face because the Dollar Store candles are dripping wax all over my fingers.
Gramma’s money rope makes another appearance.
Little Kid asked me, “If this is a bowling party, why are we giving out pool favors?” I told her that bowling favors are hard to find, but pool toys are universal.
The guests had a great time and Big Kid was very happy—especially when he won the second game. Thanks to Pinz for a fabulous bowling experience! The staff was lovely and quick to provide anything we needed. Two thumbs up.
Coming tomorrow-- the mega party post! I will be featuring my favorite party photos from before team skelley | the blog. Mickey Mouse…..Cars…..the strangest Big Bird cake that you have ever seen…..stay tuned!