The initial cost of this type of thing is not too expensive but when you start adding in pizza and juice boxes and water, it all adds up pretty quick. It was a pretty penny, I tell ya, BUT we only have one party to pay for. So having three who share one birthday does have it's benefits.
I did attempt some quick line-up photos before we left for the party but Anna was being uncooperative. There's always one who doesn't want to cooperate.
Here are the girls waiting for the fun to begin.
The girls had a blast. I am really glad we decided to do this for their party. Here are a few pictures I took inside the party place. This first one is of Anna going up the ramp for the big slide. I was really impressed that she was able to do this on her own. It was fairly steep.
Now here's where I talk about the importance of knowing how to use the manual settings on your camera. It was a bit dark in the party place and the ceilings were much to high to bounce a flash. I bumped up the ISO as high as it would go (not very high on my camera), set a low f stop and then set a slow shutter speed. They are a bit grainy but the alternative was using a direct flash.
Em at the top of the big slide.
(In upcoming posts, I will talk about the importance of checking that your ISO has been returned to a low setting before other photography occurs.)
The girls are slow eaters. Very. slow. eaters. And our time in the "party room" was limited. We really needed to do the cake thing so I shuffled Allie and Em, who had pretty much lost interest in their pizza, over to the birthday throne. Anna was gnawing on her crust and when I asked her to join her sisters on the throne, she growled, "Noooooooooo," at me.
Em and Allie waiting for Anna.
I love this picture of the girls waiting for the cake to be brought over to them so that they (or Mommy) could blow out the candle.
Okay, so that's the birthday party recap!