Can we talk about winter birthdays for a second? They give me anxiety. Children running wild in my house with cake! I'm all about the "outdoor" party in the summer. I can sit back and let the kids run free. But winter birthdays, well, I needed another option. I have always hosted parties at home or a park for my kids parties until earlier this year. We tried having someone else host a Minecraft party and it was So fun and So easy. Read all about it HERE.
So I asked Riz (5yrs) where he would like to have his party and he said Classic Fun Center. I called, sure enough, they host parties! Yes, we were in business.
Next item of business, the cake. I have always made my kids cakes (unless they requested a donut cake, a.k.a. pile of donuts), and I feel like they were pretty good cakes, but the last two cakes... total disasters. Really, I had to throw them out. So I decided I would leave the cake to the professionals this time around. And I knew just where to go! My friend Bree, owner of Bakealicious, makes fabulous cakes. She is so talented! I called her last minute with a Star Wars Cake request. She showed up at my front door an hour before the party with the coolest Star Wars Cake! Yes she delivered the cake, she delivers all of her cakes! That was so not expected and so incredibly helpful! You can see more of here work HERE.
Riz was over the moon excited for his cake. He couldn't believe the ships were chocolate, flying across the galaxy far far away, and little sparkling stars all over. Two thumbs up. This particular cake was $35 and meant to feed 8-10 people. We ended up feeding 10 and had a good chunk left over to take home.
We had the birthday package that included two activities. They gave us wrist bands when we arrived and there was a table set up and waiting for us. It had balloons, a table cloth, plates, napkins, and utensils. They even had a lighter if I needed one. Luckily I was prepared. Our package also included two pitchers of soda with 6 re-fills each (I think we got 3) and it also included a soda for the parent (gotta keep up the energy).
They brought out this huge birthday card and took a photo of the group to put in it. It is Rizden's prized possession from the party. Oh, and I found this rad R2D2 balloon as tall as my 5 year old, at Smiths in Farmington for $19. It has weights in the bottom so it stands up right but doesn't fly away. You can also find them on-line HERE.
This was Berdee's first time here. She loved it!
Riz chose Pirates Cove and Laser Tag for his two games. We also got 100 complimentary tokens for the arcade, another hit with the kids!
The Star Wars masks were a huge hit with the kids! (found on-line HERE)
When we were ready for cake, our party hostess brought out ice cream for all and made sure we had everything we needed. She took such good care of us.
The cake was white velvet with bavarian cream and blueberry compote filling. Covered in vanilla bean Swiss buttercream and fondant. Also know as a little bit of heaven.
After cake we hit the arcade.
A nice young man hit the jack pot and donated his winning tickets to our sweet little birthday boy. So generous.
Before we left, the birthday boy got to step inside the wind booth and try to win a million dollars! Kidding,, but there were prizes, he won a free activity on our next visit.
But wait, that's not all! He got a chance to spin the wheel of fortune for another chance at winning a million dollars. Kidding again, but more prizes were up for grabs and he won 30 tokens for the arcade! Score!
This was our sweet hostess showing the kids the photo and getting their approval. Really, she was so so sweet. She was totally on top of the re-fills, cleaned up when we finished, helped up pack up presents and balloons. This made my job so easy I can't even imagine hosting a party by myself again. Plus the kids had an absolute blast playing for 2 hours.
Thanks for hosting the best party Classic Fun Center! We made some great memories. And Bree, Bakealicious makes the coolest cakes in town! Thank you for sharing your skills with us.
Classic Fun Centers are located in Layton, Sandy, and Orem