what do you call it when you throw a party for a 3-year old and you get a 2-hour party with the 1st hour fully supervised by a fun, enjoyable, high-energy and responsible staff? and the 2nd hour in a balloon-filled party room? i call it the seattle gymnastics academy!
after researching ideas (thanks to everyone on judysbook who offered suggestions) i ended up winning a SGA b-day party from my son's school auction. and there are now about 30 other parents (plus hubby and i)who are oh so glad that i did. it was, in a word, a blast. (ok, that's 2 words)
every single parent who attended has told me several times that they and their kids had an amazing time, it was the best kid party they've ever been to, etc. the staff at the sga is wonderful - nice, talented, and very accommodating. and the facility is impressive - mats, trampolines, rings, and a HUGE foam-filled pit which you can jump, fall, slide or swing into. many of the parents and i are already discussing a return visit for a lesson, and most of us want to put a foam pit in our homes :-)
and the kids were so tired afterwards that it seems like everyone got a great night's sleep.
this was one fun party.