Friday, June 5, 2009

Is it possible to host a fabulous party but let someone else do all the work? You bet!!

I'll just say it right off the bat....here's the deal. I have four kids but I only have to remember two birthdates. How awesome is that?! Ah, yes, the convenience of having two sets of twins.

But the flip side to that is that I feel this huge pressure to throw a fabulous birthday party for my kids (even if it is only twice a year), just like any other parent does. I've always hosted my kids' birthday parties at our home and every single year, I go all out. At the last minute, I'm cranking out homemade appetizers, finger foods, kid-friendly snacks, homemade cold cut trays....the list goes on. I'm scrambling to come up with fun things for the kids to do at the party...pin the tail on the donkey, pinatas, craft tables, bounce houses. And all that involves a great amount of time on my part, which I don't have a lot of.

Why do I do this to myself?! Because I'm insane? Perhaps. But I just want to be able to create a wonderful birthday party experience for each of my kids...something they will always remember. And something that our friends and family will enjoy.

But what if it doesn't have to be this much work to throw "the party of the year"? What if you could host an extraordinary party with minimal effort on your part? You know...have someone do all the work for you but you get all the credit??

Believe it or not, it IS possible. Inflatable Adventures is a busy parent's dream come true! If you need help planning the perfect party, they are the ones to go to. Or even if you just need an inflatable bounce house and some carnival games for your party, they can provide that too. They will come to your home (or wherever you're hosting your party) and set everything up for you....make sure the equipment is clean, functional and ready to use immediately....and then at the end of your party, they will come back and pick everything up.

If you need tables and chairs for your guests, no worries....If you need a popcorn or cotton candy machine, no worries. They have something for every age....from inflatable jumpers (with all the works), water activities and carnival games for the little ones...to video arcade games, extreme sports games and photo booths for the teenagers. Can't seem to think of a fun party theme?? Don't worry. Inflatable Adventures has it ALL!

No matter where you're located in California, Inflatable Adventures has 3 main offices to serve you:

They also serve Reno and Las Vegas.

Just imagine being able to truly enjoy your child's birthday party (or whatever event you're hosting), knowing all the little details are taken care of, instead of having to be behind the scenes making sure everything is going according to plan and missing out on all the fun. Why overwhelm yourself when you don't have to? This definitely qualifies as an "Oprah a-ha moment".

So, tell me....what do you find to be the most stressful part of planning an event?

21 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Wow, you do fancy birthday parties!

D said...

I do all the cooking for my nephews parties. It sucks. I love the food but the praise is lacking. People are usually pretty insulting about it but I do it for the boys so they have yummy food.

Morgan said...

4 babies but only 2 birthdays- I hadn't thought of it like that!

I enjoy pretty much everything about birthday party planning. My favorite part is making the cakes, but that's also probably the most stressful part as well.

I have a "stopped sucking my thumb party" to plan soon, then birthday season starts up at our house.

Did you get to try out an inflatable thing from inflatable adventures?

Morgan said...

By the way, the shark and tree house inflatable slides on that site you mentioned look so cool! Too bad I don't live in California.

twinmama said...

Cool site!

Jennifer said...

You had me at "they also serve Reno and Las Vegas"...

LOVE THIS IDEA!!! Who wants to deal with the mess and stress? *sigh*

Jenny said...

I just have 1 child and always try to make her birthdays have a theme. However, I think next year we will just spend the weekend in Chicago or something. We could spend the money on taking her to the American Girl store to pick out a doll.

WhisperingWriter said...

Okay, I feel bad because I never throw fancy parties. We just have family parties and leave it at that. I wouldn't have the patience for big parties.

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

Hey sitsah! stoppin by to say howDEE!

Dawn

Alicia said...

That sounds ideal!! I'm going to check it out and see how much they charge!!!

The most stressful part to me is making sure I have enough food!!

heather@it'stwinsanity said...

I am truly the suckiest parent ever. My kids never have birthday parties. We do cake & ice cream and open presents but it's almost always just my kids. Sometimes we have a friend over but that's rare. I guess I just don't have the energy to throw a big bash? Or I'm lazy. One or the other! LOL

Angela said...

Thanks for the insight! Of course we'll have the trips b-days, but we also have our "Irish" twins b-days a week apart! And since they're older I'll look into the popcorn, cotton candy, and photo booths! Too fun!

Heather Happymaker said...

That sounds like heaven!!!

Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

My sister did that once, for her son's first birthday. She rented this enormous inflatable thing with a slide and everything. All the kids at the party were bigger than he was, so they got to enjoy it.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Your parties sound like mine! I always go over board & do way too much.

Tami said...

AWESOME IDEA! I hate the clean up after a party, I'm one of those who just can't sit and watch a mess form! I hate it, I'm constantly on the move, cleaning, picking up, never having time to socialize. Then I regret not being caught up with all my friends and their children =(
I'm def going here! LOL

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I am actually thinking of getting some inflatables in our area for Asher's birthday. Kids love em, they are are easy and fuN!

maryleigh said...

I have 5 birthdays from the first day of spring to the first day of fall - GI Joe Parties w/ water guns in may, easter egg parties in March, Costume parties in September. Homemade parties are the absolute best. It all culiminates on the sweet sixteen surprise. Then they become very family dinner and no big splash. They always love the pictures!
Enjoy while you can!

Ter said...

Thank you for the comment you left on my blog today. I hope you'll come again for another visit.

I read your profile and I have to say that I really appreciate the last line in your profile. I am one of those with the empty arms/broken heart.

wife.mom.nurse said...

That's awesome. I loved the bounce house people coming out...it would have been great to have an entire carnival!!!

Anti-Supermom said...

I never thought of the beauty of just having two parties instead of four. That would be nice.

I get stressed out about cooking, I'm a horrible cook, I'd way rather get Papa Murphys and hang out with my guests.

Thanks for dropping by my blog and saying 'hi'~

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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