Three Boys, One Big Birthday Bash
A few weeks ago when I was talking to a couple other parents about what we were all planning for our kids’ birthdays (three boys born within a month of each other), we agreed to pool our resources and host a group party. Our kids all share the same friends after all, so one big party just made sense, financially and logistically. We decided to throw the party at Alexandria Country Day School’s gym with the school’s athletic director Peter Baroody organizing various indoor games and activities.
The idea to host the party at ACDS came from my friend Catherine (who heard about it from another friend). She has hosted her son’s party at ACDS the past few years and it has always been a hit with the kids.
Most of the guests were age 7 like the birthday boys, but there were a few older siblings (and sisters) invited as well.
Peter turned pool “noodles” into lightsabers, organized a massive rock-paper-scissor competition and devised a twist on bowling involving kids on carts. At the end of the party, gymnastics mats were converted into an obstacle course.
We took a break a little over halfway through the party for pizza and cake in the school cafeteria below the gym. We provided all the food and paper supplies. In lieu of gifts and goodie bags, everyone was encouraged to bring a book and we did a swap at the end of the party.
All in all, a very fun event for some sports-loving kids. As far as I know, Peter doesn’t promote the birthday parties online, but if you are interested in hosting a kids’ party at ACDS, send him an email.
All photos courtesy Mark Briscoe.