We have always had the kids birthday parties at home but this year, for the first time, we had it someplace else...We reserved the Southworth Planetarium at USM for Declan's 8th birthday party. They provide the tables and you just have to bring the cake and plates. The walls are already decorated too. The 2 hour party included a 1 hour show inside the planetarium. I will confess to falling asleep during it.
This weight machine told you your weight on different planets. The kids couldn't get enough of it but I stayed far away from it.
I figured if we weren't having the party at home then I shouldn't make the cake either. The store bought cake turned out to be pretty good and one less thing I had to worry about. His actual birthday is this Tuesday so I'll make him a cake for that.
We opened presents after cake and almost everything was Lego. It makes him happy. Soon, he will have enough of them to build us a bigger house.
In the end, they all had a good time and Declan was very happy which is all that matters. I was very happy because I got to leave the mess behind and come home to a clean house. He wants to have his party there again next year but I told him I forbid him to get any older.