Saturday, December 18, 2010
Deja's 9th Birthday Party December 11, 2010
Last weekend was Deja's 9th birthday party, and we decided to have it at the local bowling alley Sparetime Recreation . We had a great time, and the party was very affordable! Deja had invited her whole class but about 7-8 kids showed up.
For $13.00 each, the children get to bowl for two hours plus each get 2 pieces of pizza and french fries along with unlimited pitchers of soft drinks. We had several adults stay as well, and I ordered three extra pizzas so everyone would have something to eat. Daddy was also happy because they served beer :)
The great things was that it was indoors (out of the cold, the winter months in Maine are horrible for birthday parties) all I had to bring was the cake, and I didn't even have to clean up! Each child that attended also got a coupon for a free string of bowling as well. We had fun with the goody bags, and I included a couple of special items in 2 of the bags. If the child had one of those items, they got a special prize as well (which in this case was a $5.00 GC to McDonald's) The kids seemed to like it and all were excited about the contents of candy and toys in their bags.
Hubby and I loved the combination pizza, OMG it was SO good! Hubby said we are definitely going back to the bowling alley soon for another one. (hmmm... I want to try their nachos!) If you live in Maine, there are 3 locations: Waterville, Augusta and Lewiston. It is definitely worth checking out. The total for us, not including beer lol... was about $160.00 for the kids meals, bowling, AND additional pizzas ordered. Not a bad deal at all. Plus Deja got to bring home a keepsake of the party, a bowling pin that was autographed by all that attended. She's already asking to go back next year!
**For those wondering about Deja's custom birthday shirt, I had it made by Curious Georgia on Etsy, the shop owner worked with me and with what Deja wanted to create a great tee shirt that she can wear not just on her birthday, but every day! Pay her shop a visit to see if there is something you might like for your little ones...