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February 15th, 2005

Any ideas on throwing a fun, low-stress party (ha!) for three 3-year-olds? (We’re thinking of having one big party rather than… three big parties. And we’re thinking we don’t want to have it at one of our houses, or at Chuck E. Cheese… please.


  1. Mama Em says

    I just went to a 3 y/o birthday party at the Montavilla recreation center. The mom used to work at a local production company — the ones that “do” huge parties around some theme. They had millions of props to do a pirate-themed party. The props were nice, but it would have been just as fun without so much. There were simple games, a little pirate craft (eye patches and decorate-your-own-bandana). Prizes included pirate gold, which my boys still play with and secretly think is real money. We had the whole gym, with a plethora of ride-on toys, which little and big kids liked, and balls and a short balance beam. The party was a huge hit, it was very cheap, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen so many kids have such a great time. Mostly they just played and carried on.

    My .02 cents. Cheap and fun, a combo that’s hard to beat.

    February 16th, 2005 | #

  2. WackyMommy says

    oh cool! i hadn’t thought of them.

    February 16th, 2005 | #

  3. Heather says

    Maybe this has already gone by? But I vote for the Children’s Museum. The kids have a ball and the bonus is that the price of the admissions for the party can be applied toward a membership. It is lovely to have somewhere free to go all year when it is raining and the kids are going stir crazy. Mama Em’s idea sounded
    great too!

    February 22nd, 2005 | #

  4. Hester says

    I vote for simplicity and family. I think the birthdays at home with the homemade, sloppy, cake, the mom with the beer in hand, and happy faces on all, are the best. And if you’re lucky, your family will even help clean up.

    February 22nd, 2005 | #

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