Our friend Declan turned 8! The kids declared that there was no better kind of birthday party than one that included bowling, pizza, AND an arcade. Wow!
There was much preparation to be done. We bought him this book on making paper airplanes (which we have and love). The kids suped up the gift by adding a couple of little Tech Deck items for our skateboarding friend. They spent the morning making cards for him. Dry-erase boards are one of our favorite things around here. We have 2 upstairs and 2 down now for the little writers to visualize the words they want to write and then follow along with the letters as they write themselves.
There was bowling but it was dark and the pics are not so good. The kids love to bowl and it takes quite a while b/c each ball rolls at an incalculably low rate of speed. One could forget who rolled the ball by the time it reaches the pins.
Pizza! When the pizza was offered up, Elijah was excited that there was pepperoni available. We had talked previously that there may be just cheese… He told me later (repeatedly) that all you had to do if you wanted pepperoni was raise your hand! Soda choices were given by the hostess at which point Elijah and Sadie looked at me anxiously because their drink of choice had not been offered. Saved by the ever-present water bottle in the purse. Too funny.
I love this picture. Happy birthday dear Declan!
This was the only arcade picture that came out. Main Event gave each child at the party a $5 arcade game card to go and play video games. Excitement abounded. Sadie felt that this was her favorite part. “I really like that they gave me this card.” (repeat, repeat, repeat) Everyone had a blast. Thanks for the great day, Quinn family and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DECLAN!!