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January 22, 2011

cake and ice packs

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The birthday party was scheduled months in advance. But that day arrives when the mamma and CEO of family parties is on the down low due to illness. The show must go on. It's a kid's birthday party - dad style.

Theme? Uh. The theme is bikes and scooters and roller blades at a skate park. 

Don't reach too far when you're a one man show in a skate park. Invite kids and "kids" that can help out and hopefully not get too injured. All you have to do is enjoy what the they do, or more accurately, get the kids into something that you enjoy. Win - win.

Pick up a few pizzas on the way home, sing in front of a themed birthday cake, and call it a day.

The following is a set of my very own detailed instructions, in case you're ever in need of a bike/skatepark themed birthday cake:

Step 1) 1 cake
Step 2) 1 toy bike and ramp - apply to top of cake
Step 3) Oh yeah, rinse bike and ramp thoroughly beforehand

Here's a compilation of the shabby amount of pictures and videos on the camera by the end of the night. I truly feel bad that I didn't get a picture of Elijah braving the slopes and Buggies jumping all over the place on his pedal-less Thomas bike and about a dozen other cool images. Please have grace that what was captured was captured:

Goody bags? Don't get me started. Do ice packs count? I sent most of the kids home with an ice pack. They come complimentary with your 2-hour rental of the Underground Skate Park. Really.

I'm going to be sore tomorrow.

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"Can we PLEASE do that again dad?"

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Ann Kroeker said...

Can moms pull off a dad-style party? Or maybe moms should just remember that they should not hesitate to delegate to dads, because look house awesome they can turn out!

Ice packs count, especially if they are reusable. If they are nothing more than crushed ice in a baggie, then no. :)

Ann Kroeker said...

How did I type in "house" for "how"?

Bob Gorinski said...

That's funny Ann. My brain filled in "how"...didn't even notice it.

And yeah - the ice packs were the good kind. Credit!

Sam Van Eman said...

Your kids will never forget this, you know? I mean, a ramp twice the size of the cake...on the cake? And a day of bruises and scar stories? Awesome.