This weekend we celebrated my oldest son’s birthday! He turned five and unlike past birthdays, this was the first birthday “party” where he was able to invite 4 of his best buds. In my town, March tends to be too cold to hold a birthday party outdoors, so we had to find a place to host it inside and I didn’t want to do it at home.
Now that JJ has a lot more friends, indoor birthday parties tend to get crowded fast! A friend of mine hosted a birthday party for her daughter back in November. It was snowing and she had probably 50 moms, dads and kids in her house. I remember the pile of jackets, coats, boots, mittens and beanies by her front door and trying to find everyone’s things to leave. She was a brave brave woman. Past birthday parties, we only had family over and maybe one of JJ’s friend’s. But JJ turing five was a big one for him, so I wanted him to be able to celebrate with his “best friends”. We decided Peter Piper Pizza was a good venue for the kids. They got game tokens, JJ was able to make his own pizza, and we got two trays of pizza to share between six kids and 8 adults. It was one of the cheaper options for hosting an indoor birthday party in Flagstaff and the kids really did have a blast.
He’s been so into Super Heroes over the last six months I was so sure he was going to choose a Spiderman or Ninja Turtle cake, but after flipping thru the cake book at Safeway, he chose this lovely Planes Cake. I love Safeway cakes, they are so delicious and just cute!
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