My son is seven, you guys. SEVEN! That’s YEARS! I remember when he was seven minutes old. I remember when he was seven months old. How did we get to seven years? How did it go that quickly? In seven years, we’ve learned to read, we’ve lost teeth, we’ve accidentally taken a sip of daddy’s beer, we’ve made true friends, we’ve had sleepovers and gone on field trips and taken incredible vacations. We’ve given him morals and siblings and empathy and a whole lot of amazing memories. And parties. We’ve given this birthday boy a whole lot of awesome parties to celebrate his equally awesome little life. Pirate parties, ninja parties, superhero parties, video game parties…so. many. parties. But now he’s seven. And seven requires a party with a “cool” factor.
Well, I haven’t been cool in 20 years, so I didn’t quite feel up to the challenge of coming up with something fitting on my own. That’s why I was thrilled to discover Shoot! Parties.
My son and his buddies are obsessed with Nerf guns. Like, the-way-I-love-Joseph-Gordon-Levitt obsessed. Shoot! Parties is a party-in-a-box that is delivered to your house and includes Nerf guns, ammo, jerseys, safety goggles, and game cards. It sounds as basic as it comes…because it is. After six exhausting themed birthday parties, I was ready for simple. I ordered the box, set up a few games and let 12 boys run around our yard for 3 hours in 93 degree heat (with water breaks, judgey-mcjudgerpants) with absolutely no exhaustion on my part. It was amazing! [Read more…]