Do you have young boys? Is the thought of yet another bounce house birthday party looking a bit tired to you? As a mom of 3 boys, it seems I have begun to lose my creativity in the party planning area. Thus the search for fresh ideas…
Some friends recently invited us to a Super Hero summer birthday party. It sounded fun to my kids. Dressing as your favorite cape crusader was also intriguing to me. We arrived (Superman, Wonder Woman, Jake from the Neverland Pirates and I) to an awesome backyard wonderland. It was complete with skyscrapers created by Mom and Dad, a professional face painter, food galore and spirited preschoolers. They were defending our fair city from villains or naughty guys as they are affectionately known at my house. To end the event on a serious high, each child received their very own monogrammed cape to take home. My family alone could break the party budget. As we were leaving, my son had to tell the hostess that “This was the best party EVER!” Kuddos to the Luciano Family for passing the test of a discriminating 4-year-old. This however, further illuminates the need for something different.
In my quest, I discovered what I thought was a fab idea for both boys and girls. Jon Beyerle, of Soccer Shots, has begun offering birthday parties. John runs soccer programs all across Charlotte and in the Lake Norman area. If you have ever had the privilege of having your kids attend one of his sessions, you know he is awesome. They have run clinics year round at local day cares, preschools, neighborhoods and parks from ages 2 – 8 since 2007.
Soccer Shots comes to your party to play fun, age appropriate, high energy games that teach the game of soccer. They even finish with a real scrimmage. The perfect ages are from 3 – 8. Jon provides everything for soccer the kids need: balls, cones, goals and even uniforms. Up to 13 kids is $125 and more than 14 is $150, which includes a second coach. Your child also receives a wrapped soccer ball as a gift.
Soccer shots runs programs year round, but is also running summer sessions starting in June. Go to www.soccershots.org/greatercharlotte to find out more information.
Smarty Readers will receive $10 off using coupon code “SMARTYPANTS” when you register online.
I LOVE parties that are truly unique and both of these fit the bill. By the way, my daughter had just as much fun as my boys at both events! If you Smarty moms have some great ideas for parties, do share!