Kid's Birthday Parties

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  1. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    Nothing fancy, but the Wilton sugar cookie recipe is easy and the cookies come out nice; not too soft and not too crunchy/brittle.
    https://www.wilton.com/roll-out-cookie-dough/WLRECIP-31.html

    Use a thicker icing to outline, let it dry/harden, then add water to thin it out and flood fill the rest.
     
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  2. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    This is my grandma’s recipe. I’ve never tried icing them but I see no reason they wouldn’t stand up to it. They’re nothing fancy but I love them.

     
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  3. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Thank you guys!
     
  4. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Pig party pics
    HB E.png cupcake.png cookie.png pig.png pig ball pit.png

    MIL made the #2 cookies, I bought and decorated the cupcakes, and all the decor except for the pig-stuff was reused from last year! It wasn't perfect but it was pretty good! E giggled and giggled every time she saw pigs. BIL/SIL gifted the ball pit which I thought was too much but of course it's still in our living room sooo
     
  5. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    That is so cute!!
     
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  6. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    A++. So cute!
     
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  7. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    Love it!
     
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  8. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I want to hang out with your kid.
     
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  9. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    That’s adorable!!
     
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  10. Roo

    Roo Chicken

    That is ridiculously cute!
     
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  11. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Love it!! Ball pits are the best but also the worst lol.
     
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  12. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    C is 5 on March 31st. I am due April 30th, but have to deliver by April 9 (or potentially earlier). So... I want this party planned and set like yesterday. We are having such a hard time deciding what to do. He wants to have his friends over to watch a movie, play with all his toys, have cake, and pet animals. Sorry kiddo, not if there's the possibility of a newborn in the house. So we can do movie theater, for no idea how much. We can do petting farm, but last year we froze our asses off there. There are a couple places you can do swimming, but they're $$. Chuck-E-Cheese is right around the corner but one of his little buddies is doing his there next month and, like, ugh.
     
  13. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    @CoolWife Do you have any older theaters near you? A friend of mine did a movie birthday for her daughter and I want to say it was only like $300 for a private screening at the old theater in town, vs $15 per person for the party room and a public screening at the new theater
     
  14. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yeah there is, they just don't have pricing online and I don't wanna call. lol
     
  15. deet

    deet Chicken

    Just throwing this out there... I saw a few birthdays at Domino's Farms last year. It's been fairly warm, and that place is easy to get in and out of.

    Also, bumper bowling.
     
  16. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yup, that's what we did last year - at the Petting Farm. There was a ton of snow and it was fucking freezing!

    Bowling is also fun - one of his friends did that last weekend, so I dunno if he'd want to. Plus it's like $400.
     
  17. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Would he be into a trampoline park or gymnastics centre? Someone I know rented out a community centre for her twins' 5th (I think) and I believe they had a Nerf gun war and played dodgeball and stuff.
     
  18. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yeah, maybe. I'm just torn on what to focus on. He wants everything, lol. I think we're going to have to narrow it down to a few affordable options and have him pick.
     
  19. Rico Suave

    Rico Suave Chicken

    I vote for Chuck E. Cheese simply for the convenience of not having to do shit! I don’t think any kid is going to complain about going to Chuck E. Cheese two months in a row. Lol

    Oh! Just saw Zoom’s response. A trampoline park sounds fun too, and they usually take care of most of the organization and clean up!
     
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  20. deet

    deet Chicken

    We actually went to CEC for my niece's baby's 1st birthday (????????) and the pay by the hour format is so much better!
     
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  21. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    Its not something he mentioned, but around here you can also rent out the community pool? That could be fun
     
  22. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Botanic garden? Usually they have indoor event spaces. Indoor/enclosed carousel? Children's museums? ($$ but you can maybe limit it to just a handful of friends and pay their admission without renting event space maybe). Our local boutique candy shop has an event space and they can do kid birthday parties, if you have a place like that around.

    Eta: pottery painting place?
     
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  23. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    When I was about that age, I had a cake decorating party at a bakery and LOVED it. Everyone got their own mini cake and all the icing you could ever dream of.
     
  24. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    What’s that, now? I’m over here planning my next birthday.
     
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  25. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    My fav bday party I was 6ish and my parents got a suite at a local Embassy suites for my friends and I to sleepover in. They ordered pizza in and we swam in the pool. That may be an option thats kinda like what hes asking for but not at your house!
     
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