Want a fun turn key, retro birthday party idea? Have a roller skating party. This summer we were invited to a birthday party at Kate’s Skating Rink in Matthews. My friend planned her daughter’s 6th birthday party after being harassed by her daughter to have a skating party. And once she looked into it, she was really excited because the skating rink handles everything.
The kids had a blast at the party. First the kids just practiced skating, you know, a free skate. Even the parents joined in and showed their stuff. Then they cleared the rink and called all of the birthday kids to the center of the rink (I think they can have up to 10 parties at a time). Each birthday kid gets to skate in the middle with all of their friends around doing the famous hokey pokey. Then in typical roller rink fashion, they had backwards skating, then skating by age, etc. It brought back such fond memories of my elemtary school days at the Skate Palace on South Boulevard.
After skating, we all met for pizza, cake, drinks and the celebration. Then to top it all off, the kids could skate again, or spend time in the arcade playing video games, skeet ball and other fun games (tokens included).
For $229, you can have up to 20 kids and Kate’s provides an ice cream cake, skate rental for each child, pizza, paper plates and untensils, goody bags for each child, 300 game tokens and invitations.
We all had a blast. We would recommend that seven years old is probably the perfect age. These six year olds had a blast, but one year older would have made them a bit more self-sufficient. Regardless, it was just as much fun for the adults as the kids. What mom would pass up the opportunity to put on some skates and show her moves. And the best part is they played cool eighties music to really get you in the groove.
We get asked about fun birthday party ideas all of the time, so I thought I would share another fun and easy birthdy party for those moms out there like me who are looking for easy-peasy birthday party ideas!