This was the year I hung up my Party Planner hat and passed the baton. After the Backwards Party of 2011, Mary Poppins in 2010, and the Race Car Extravaganza when he turned three, I was ready to forego the home venue and outsource my kids’ birthdays.
Plus, I don’t know how I could have topped last year. Custom name tags for each guest? Just the thought exhausts me today.
Ever since Carson attended a classmate’s party last fall, he’d been determined to ring in his sixth year at PlayDate PDX in Northwest Portland. I booked a 9am Saturday slot and we practically had the entire place to ourselves. With fresh brewed Stumptown, a tray of Gabriel’s Bakery bagels, and a Party Host handling every detail, there was nothing to do but relax on the comfy couches and chat up the parents while our kids had a blast in the huge indoor playground.
Carson dancing a jig:
Game on! Red vs blue in the ball blaster arena.
Happy birthday C-man!