Wow, I’m running so behind. But I’m finally getting to this.
I was very torn on what to do for Cady’s 5th birthday. We are so new to this area, and didn’t really know what sort of turnout to expect from her school friends. I debated a lot of options, but my biggest criteria was some place she would have a ton of fun even if not a single friend showed up. We finally decided on Chuck E. Cheese. She loves the place. It’s such a low maintenance party. It was really the best option.
We had the party at 9:30. And yes, a pizza party at 9:30 sounded crazy to everyone else too. But it was that and have the entire place to ourselves, or have it at like 1 and dealing with our own cranky kids while fighting the crowds of other cranky kids. Even though I got so much grief from everyone, I am still so glad we did it this way. We literally had the entire birthday area all to ourselves and we pretty much had the gaming area to ourselves as well.
Since 9:30 isn’t prime pizza eating time, we let the kids play games while all the guests trickled in.
Cady and her friend, Gracie
Kaleb, Gracie and Cady
My BFF’s daughter, Charlotte, and Hadley
After the kids played for an hour or so, we had some pizza
The party girls (not sure where the boys made it off to for this one)
And then Chuck E. came! And because Cady was the only birthday kid, she got all the attention.
Again, not sure where the boys were during these pictures
We had some cupcakes
Cady got to go in the ticket blaster. She didn’t quite get the concept, but our awesome party host fudged the rules a bit and she got a ton of tickets from it anyway.
Then she opened her gifts.
After the party was officially over, we were all able to stick around and play more games. The kids had tons of tokens and I think everyone had a great time. Unfortunately I didn’t get a big group picture. Those boys were hard to keep up with 😉 but I did get a cute one of Cady and 2 of her little girlfriends.
Precious girls. We had a great time. Happy Birthday, Cady Cupcake!