What do you do when the "best tornado movie ever*" comes out a week before your kid's birthday and he is obsessed with weather, specifically tornadoes?
A. Take your kid and a few of his friends to see it
B. Be teased by your significant other for thinking this is a good idea
C. Scrap the group movie, take kid and his friends to SkyZone, and let the the significant other take kid to the movies.
If you answered both B. and C. you would be correct. I did feel out a few parents to see if their kids would be into it or allowed to go and I was just given the yougotobekidding me look.
I compromised and made a tornado cupcake cake for his birthday and put a call to SkyZone. He has been asking for the cake for the last few years and I finally I obliged him. And, well, SkyZome is to older kids what Pump It Up is to their younger-selves.
I made vanilla cupcakes and chocolate with fudge filling cupcakes (see recipe here, you won't regret it) and the frosting is butter-cream dyed blackish grey for the base and then I used white butter-cream to add depth to the tornado. The pièce(s) de résistance - lego men, a cow, and some cars. What can I say, I watched Twister way to much.
One of the biggest draws to planning a party anywhere but home is not the cost but the convenience. Sure, it is a lot of fun for the kids.
And, of course, more bouncing
I really wish I could have jumped on the trampolines but the birthday party package was for ten jumpers, pizza, and soda - I tried to keep it at ten. I am not sure why two extra jumpers cost $40, that seems excessive since you don't get anything extra only two more jumpers but in the end it was worth it. The ladies who took the reservations were friendly and so helpful and our hostess was sweet.
Just a note: Pump It Up let parents play for free.
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*my son's opinion