Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Oh, Things Went Down

Make no mistake about that. When my son has a birthday party, things go down. Stuff occurs. There are EVENTS.

Oh yes.

Pokemon theme. Cake meticulously decorated to look like a Pokeball, although with no combat-prone monsters inside.

Nine guest boys. One birthday boy.

A scavenger hunt requiring Dad to climb on the roof to catch stomp rockets and a baking soda-vinegar volcano constructed by Mom. Also, Dad being hit by several whipped cream "pies" hucked by every boy in attendance, thus earning Dad certain enshrinement in the Dad Hall of Fame.

There was a balloon kicking dance party to the music of both Nirvana and whatever shameless goons were trucked in to do official Pokemon "music".

There were sugar highs of mythic proportions. There was noise. There was chaos. There were no tears or fights.

Things went down.

Damn right my boy is seven years old.

4 comments:

Jane said...

Congratulations! Not only on having a seven-year-old boy, but a birthday party with no tears and no fights. Quite and accomplishment! Can you give me your secrets? I have two coming up . . .

Scott Chicken said...

Nice work! So far our birthday party triumph was Logan's 10th: 5 boys total for Funtasia (Mini golf, laser tag, bumper boats and air hockey) followed by an all-night X-Box fiesta loosely called a "slumber party".

I can't top the pie attack, since I just got drenched by water cannons during the bumper boats. Amazing how a boat that's really maneuverable when driven by a 10-year-old doesn't go so fast when I'm in it...

la Ketch said...

that sounds like so much fun. i'm imagining you being just like steve martin in "Parenthood" at his son's b-day party. hilarious. Yay for SEVEN!

Christopher said...

I'm just amazed Pokemon is still a hip thing for the under-10 crowd. I would have thought that craze peaked about the time Charlie was being hatched...