Friday, February 27, 2015

Ben's 5th Birthday Party

Practically every friend of Ben's has had a 5th birthday party and invited their friends from daycare. Ben just assumed that he'd be having one too. And who can resist his cute little face. So, this year we opted to do the big party at Bouncetown (Ben's pick) and invite his daycare friends, rather than have a large family party.

Ben had a great time, and we had quite a turn out! I think there were 24 kids total, including our two kids. Pretty crazy few hours but a good time for the kids.

Despite all the bounce houses, Ben spent a good part of his time at the air hockey table. If it is related to sports, this kid wants in!

Just look at that concentration. You'd think he was playing at the Olympics. So cute.

Here are all the kids. Liv was so happy to sit up there with all the big kids--she totally thinks she is the same age.

They told the kids to do silly faces. Livvie is so cute and smart--as soon as she saw the other kids making faces, she joined right in. Adorable.

Here's Ben in some of the bounce houses. With a ball of course. I don't have a picture of Liv in here because she was just a blur or activity. But she got right in there and was running around with the kids, totally unphased if she was knocked down or fell down.

Liv on Dad's shoulders playing football. Ben's not the only one who likes sports.

Time to put back on their shoes. Liv has to do her own of course. But she is pretty good at getting them on herself, as long as they are velcro.

Pizza, cake, and juice in the party room. The rooms are so small, which is my main complaint about this venue. Otherwise, they do a nice job. The adults all had to wait in the entry area because there were only enough seats for the kids.

Ben's batman cupcake cake. He and his friends were quite impressed. :-)

Then, finally, the moment Ben was waiting for. They inflated the throne chair and Ben got to climb in. I think this chair is the main reason he wanted a party at Bouncetown. He's seen several friends get to sit in the throne, and he was desperate for his own turn. Ah, the things that make 5 year old kids happy.

For some reason, all the kids got in a line and decided to pose with Ben. This hasn't happened at other parties, but it was cute, if not time consuming. I got a photo of each kid with Ben, so that might be cute to include in the thank you card. I'll spare you all 20+ photos, but this one cracks me up--what a character she is. She's been going to daycare with Ben since they were newborns.

Guess who LOVES sweets. The blue frosting might have been a mistake. Total mess, but so cute.

Then it was time to open presents. I'd have rather done this at home, but it is part of the throne chair experience. And Ben loves the attention.

We now own more plastic action figures than you can shake a stick at. But a good time was had by all!


  1. Lily's fifth birthday party was also all her daycare class at a bounce house place with an inflatable throne. I guess it's the national standard.

    Looks super fun!

  2. Ben looks really happy with all the attention. And Liv looked super happy with the cupcake. Couldn't ask for more than that. Maybe we should visit the bounce house with Liv more often and wear her out.

  3. We did that for Cameron's 4th birthday party & it was so convenient. No cleaning the house for the party & re-cleaning after the party! Happy birthday, Ben!