Bowen’s SIXTH Birthday Party

I’ve gotta tell you we had a fun party at the park complete with a big obstacle course bounce house all set and booked for Bowen’s birthday party, but when the big day got closer….the weather got colder and windier.  On Black Friday {with the upcoming party scheduled for Sunday afternoon}, we decided to go with Plan B.

Our gym has a basketball court and at this point, I was semi-desperate so they agreed to let me host the party at the gym with the kiddos getting free time to play and be CRAZY!

Sounds like the perfect birthday party for six-year-olds.  Right?

A Slaughter party can quickly be whipped up with some balloons.  Balloons scream, “PARTY”….don’t they?

We patiently waited for the party guests to arrive.

I love this kid so much.

And somehow instead of looking almost six…he looks almost TWELVE!

We added table clothes, paper plates, water bottles, and some cute little basketball straws.  

Tab had been working in California the day before.  He made it in-just in time for the party.

When everyone arrived, we hit the basketball court.

Sweet friend, Clayton, was there to party!

This is pretty much how it looked the entire time…kids everywhere, running amuck!

Until they got thirsty and hungry.  🙂  ha!

These three girls made their way up to the track to get a few laps in.

After all the ball playing they could handle, we went back up to the party room for cupcakes!

Bowen and one of his kindergarten besties, Eli.

Know why he’s smiling?  He snuck an extra cupcake when I wasn’t looking.

All Bowen’s friends sang the loudest rendition of “Happy Birthday”, I’d ever heard.  #anditlookslikehimtoo

Sweet sisters

Bowen and another kinder bestie, Dylan.

Bowen with most of his kindergarten crew.  He has such a good little group of friends that partied hard with him on Sunday.  We’re so very thankful for each and every one.

We ended our night CRASHING early.  After Thanksgiving, a weekend full of family, and a birthday party on Sunday afternoon…we were ALL exhausted!


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  1. 11.29.18
    Girl Meets Bow said:

    How cute is that last picture with Ashby holding court with all the boys?! Looks like Bowen had a great celebration! Happy birthday!

  2. 11.29.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    The Shull Six sure had the best time at Bowen's birthday!!!

  3. 11.29.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    That first picture made me LOL! I was like, Plan B was a party in an office conference room? Haha! Yeah, the wind has been no joke. A bounce house party would not have worked. Such cute pics of your 6 year old!!!!

  4. 11.29.18
    Anonymous said:

    What a FUN party!! Looks like everyone had a blast!

  5. 11.29.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Awww look at all those cute faces!! Looks like a great party! And I agree…Bowen does look 12 in that picture!! Nooooooo!!
    That Inspired Chick