Best Birthday Party Ideas
We asked Triangle parents: What's the best birthday party you ever planned/created for your child?
When my son was 3 he became smitten with Greek mythology and requested a Greek Mythology party and a "hydra cake." We played pin the eye on the Cyclops, did a Pegasus toy toss, and had a blast at a local park picnic shelter. After much searching we came up with a homemade hydra cake as well. - Tricia Hudson
A messy party! Bubble tubs, water guns, cornstarch gel finger paint, toilet paper mummies, flour play (like sand, but silky). Two years in a row (turning 2 and 3).- Erin Mooney Henry
My son's first birthday! We didn't have a lot of money at the time and wanted to do our best to make it memorable. ... We created a kid play area with an awesome playhouse and the adults enjoyed watching Duke play UNC! The smile on my little boy's face was unforgettable! Throughout the years, we have started renting facilities, but I must say that family and friends is all you need to have a good time! - Theresa Williams
My son was obsessed with the spy industry, so we designed the cake to look like his dossier file and put together spy-training stations for the kids to get "certified": fake passport making, laser obstacle course (red yarn in the basement), shoe print ID, and silly string target practice against a dressed up kickboxing stand. It was pretty awesome. - Marcy Bauer
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