Bowen’s Video Gamin’ Party

With a birthday that falls over Thanksgiving week, it can be difficult to get your friends together to celebrate.  This year we opted to have Bowen’s party right after school the first day back from Thanksgiving break.  This was my festive front porch…
Last year we had a party in the park scheduled with a big bounce house and dreams of a big football game in Bowen’s head.  That day last year was FREEZING and extremely windy so we had to change ASAP to a back-up.  Again this year, when I asked Bowen what kind of party he’d like to have he said, “Football”, but there’s no predicting the weather so he opted for a video game truck {with a little football on the side if the weather was nice}.

I grabbed these cuties right at school pick up and they anxiously awaited the video game truck doors opening.

I kept it simple.  REAL SIMPLE.  Pizza, cookie cake, drinks, and a few balloons…There was a group of balloons on the mailbox and this happened before the party even officially began.

The birthday boy’s official quote, “I just touched them”.

A few minutes later friends arrived and they hopped right in.  The games were all set up inside and these two party hosts made sure they semi-knew what they were doing, changed games, and helped if they needed it.

Miss Ashby was super sweet and partied with the boys with a big smile on her face!

It was a great set up and the EASIEST party ever!

From my front door…little did neighbors know there were 16 kiddos inside.

Until we ushered them out for pizza and cake.

We sang, blew out the candles, and cookie cake was served!

OUTSIDE-because 15 boys.  😉

They scarfed down the food and played in the yard until parents arrived.  Football, whiffle ball, basketball…you name it, they were playing!

What a crazy crew!  Pictured above are Bowen’s people.  He loves them big and we were so glad they all came out to celebrate him!

Moms, if you’re looking for a party idea and especially if you’re unsure about the weather-highly recommend!  I’d recommend a video game truck for seven-year-olds and up, some of the kiddos got tired of sitting {and I totally couldn’t blame them} so it worked out perfectly the weather was so nice yesterday.  They just popped in and out of the truck.

Okay, friends…I’m off to accomplish all the things {or that’s at least how it feels-haha!}.  Hope you get all the things checked off your to-do list too!

Happy Tuesday!

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  1. 12.3.19
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Looks like a great time! Good job, mama!

  2. 12.3.19
    Anonymous said:

    Oh my goodness! I just love this! What a fun party!!

  3. 12.3.19
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    This looks like such a great idea and so fun! Perfect for active boys who are gamers. I hope he had a fun time.

  4. 12.3.19
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    My kids had the BEST time!!!!!

  5. 12.3.19
    Ellibelle said:

    What a great party idea and it looks like they all had tons of fun!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  6. 12.3.19
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I'm so looking into this gaming bus next year! So fun! The perfect party for all those boys! (And sweet Ashby!)
    That Inspired Chick

  7. 12.4.19
    Mactoyourcheese said:

    What a great idea…and I just love that Ashby partied with all those boys!!! 🕹🎈🎉