The party was a huge hit!! All the kids that were invited came. One of the parents was waiting out in the parking lot - like we would all stand outside the bowling alley until everyone got there. People are always surprising me as to what they think protocol is for certain social situations (see "e-vite" post below for another example).

The kids kept changing their names on the screen to things like "Gutter King", "ChiefNerd", and "Butt Head". I had to break up a couple of wrasslin' matches and more than once I had to tell them not to run. I guess they are still in that in-between age.

JD was the second best bowler. Most of the kids probably had never bowled before, but they didn't care that they weren't doing that well.

When we got done bowling, the alley manager had set up a private room for us to go eat the cake and and open the presents. The kids were really wound up by this time but were releasing the extra energy in the form of extreme goofiness. After singing "Happy Birthday" with at least one of them singing "cha-cha-cha" after every verse, they belted out two rounds of "O Canada" while they ate the DQ cake.



One of the presents was wrapped in newspaper and one of the boys grabbed it after the unwrapping and spent the rest of the night reading it and relaying fake news stories to all of us. He turned to SSB at one point and asked if we had volcano insurance. He said that there was a great deal in the paper for it - only $20 a month!!

Another boy was telling the girls that he had a strong feminine side. He was walking around striking girlish poses and making them all giggle. He even posed for me to take a picture with one hand behind his head and the other pulling his pant leg up to bare his leg.

Two of the girls fought over who would light the candles. Only one knew how to actually light a match. While another girl said that she would light them instead; saying that she only almost burnt the house down twice.

They kept asking SSB how old he was. They thought he was 19!! A lot of people are amazed at how old we actually are because we look so young. They are usually shocked when we tell them that we have a 13 year old child. Many think that JD is our brother.

I was so glad to be able to meet JD's friends. They are definitely a great bunch of kids. I would totally have loved to have this bunch of kids as friends when I was growing up. Crazy-Goofy. The best kind of people!!

Here's how the cake turned out:

The guy at the DQ said that it was by far the best design on a cake that he has seen yet. Hell yeah!! It could look a little more like a phoenix and a little less than a dragon, but at least the kids knew what it was.

The cake price? $19.99! Oh yeah!


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Blogger Dr. Who said...

Sounds everybody had a great time! Parties with kids are always fun - and for the kids and for the grown-ups around who still feel like kids! ;)

And the cake really turned out great! Wow!!

December 11, 2005 1:13 AM

Blogger DrMax said...

That is one cool cake, and not just because it is made of ice cream! MMMMM Phoenix. I like bowling too, it's not that many sports that give you the chance to wear the same shoes hundreds of other people have.

December 11, 2005 2:05 AM

Blogger Wendy A said...

Great cake. You inspired me for my sons next birthday. Sounds like a blast of a party.

You must be in turbo post mode. I haven't visited your sight in a while then all of a sudden there a bunch of new posts.

December 11, 2005 3:44 AM

Blogger "AG" said...

Besides the fact that DQ rules my world, I used to love bowling alley birthday parties! This brought back some nice memories.

December 11, 2005 5:17 AM

Blogger nope said...

What wonderful memories! You are a good mom, and SSB is a good dad, and you are all truly blessed. Now you have to beat this for next year, ya know - :)

December 11, 2005 12:42 PM

Blogger SierraBella said...

Love the cake!
Great party idea. Nothing like taking the party away from the house (and avoid the mess.)

I wonder if McDonalds does Christmas?

December 11, 2005 4:16 PM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

Oh Canada! That was hilarious...

December 11, 2005 6:02 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Dr.Who, we are definitely still kids at heart.

DrMax, I try not to think about the whole shoe thing; so gross.

Wendy A, yeah, I've been fairly prolific lately due to my unemployment and the holiday season that is fast approaching.

AG, I hope that it gave JD great memories too!

Indiaiynke, Iwas actually thinking about doing this for his birthday next year, too. They liked it THAT much!!

Sierrabella, EXACTLY!!! Our house is kind of small. There just isn't enough room for a bunch of kids. Plus, I didn't want to have to clean up. That sucks the fun out of a party.

SSB, laughed my ass off! I just wish that I had brought the video camera!! D'oh!

And thanks to everyone about the cake!

December 11, 2005 8:31 PM

Blogger The Doc said...

They knew all the words to "O Canada"? Wow, they're better than a number of my fellow citizens. (Also: groovy cake!)

December 12, 2005 12:09 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

The Doc, I was amazed, and little more than curious as to where they learned the song. Seriously groovy!

December 12, 2005 2:27 PM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

They learned it where you learn all the most important lessons in the ...the Simpsons!

December 12, 2005 3:17 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

SSB, OH! That explains it!

December 12, 2005 4:56 PM

Blogger Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous cake. And you make me long for bowling.

December 13, 2005 9:29 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Elizabeth, thanks about the cake. I love to bowl, too. Even if I'm not that good!!

December 13, 2005 12:36 PM

Blogger Kari said...

They knew all the words? ALL the words to O'Canada?? I don't even think I know all the words!!

December 14, 2005 2:43 AM

Blogger sands of time said...

Well sounds like a great party.Im sure your son loves to have such young looking parents.

December 14, 2005 2:47 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Kari, I know there aren't many US citizens that even know the words to OUR national anthem!!

Pink Lady, he has said many times that he thinks that we are cool parents and that his friends think so too.

December 14, 2005 3:48 PM