Jump Up! Ben Turns 30
One of the things about living in an apartment is that I truly do not want to host a mass of toddlers for a birthday party. I can envision running around followed by chaos fueled by icing. The last two years we celebrated Ben’s birthday in the party room of our condo. We had family and a few friends and a smattering of little children and it worked out exceptionally well both times.
As my boy’s 3rd birthday approached he told me very specifically what he wanted to do for his birthday party. Ben wanted to have a gymnastics party over at Jump! Gymnastics. We’ve been going there for lessons since he was about 8 months old and he has always eyed the ‘party room’ at the back of the gym.
This type of party sounded more than perfect to me, especially since when I was planning it I was still feeling really sick and the thought of hosting anything that required work made me cry in exhaustion. So, I paid the flat fee and the lovely coaches at the gym took care of all the hard parts. I ordered party invites on line with a monkey theme, as requested by the birthday boy, and mailed them off. I got my older sister involved in coming up with a monkey cupcake and the party just unfolded from there.
The kids ran themselves silly and shouted with glee and enjoyed chocolate frosting that I didn’t need to wipe up. I would seriously recommend this type of birthday party for other Apartment Mama’s or any parent to a toddler. We heard really great reviews from the parents of all the children, especially those that slept like angels post gym work out!