Ian’s 4th Birthday Party

For Ian’s birthday party we rented out the water park at our local recreational center.  It was actually a couple of weeks after his birthday because all the weekends were booked out except for the Sunday evening before the first day of school.  My kids and most of our friends’ kids don’t go to school yet so I booked that night.  It was astronaut themed for my space loving kiddo.

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I had gotten balloons from Party City, they didn’t have any rockets or astronaut themed balloons, so I bought a sun, star and sphere shaped balloons.  Mr. Amusing even drew on the sphere one to make it look like the moon.  Well I was packing up the van and I put the balloons in there and left the trunk open.  My sister arrived to help me with last minute things and I got distracted from packing the van.  About 10 minutes later we resumed packing up the van and headed over to the rec center.  As we were unpacking the van I asked Mr. Amusing where the balloons were and he said there were no balloons.  I insisted that I put them in there and he said they must’ve floated away in the 10 minutes I was in the house!

Ian kept asking where his moon balloon went 🙁


All of the water photos above were taken with the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 Waterproof Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Yellow)


I had Pizza Hut deliver pizza to the rec center and I cut cheese in the shape of stars. I also had starburst, moon pie, and milky ways out too.

I made some chocolate covered pretzels with sprinkles and Pop Rocks!



I got mixed results on the pretzel rods.  I had made them the day before the party and when I tried them there definitely was popping action going on.  My guests reported some got the popping action and some didn’t, but everyone told me they were delicious.

For party favors I bought Astronaut Ice Cream  and made these cute little tags from my Stampin’ Up Shooting Star stamp set.


My sister took this photo with her cell phone because I was too busy having fun with my kids going down water slides, splashing and swimming.  I made a chocolate cake following this recipe from Tastes Better From Scratch.  I baked it in a large Pyrex glass bowl and used Wilton White Candy Melts, 12-Ounce for the craters.  I got the candles from the dollar store and the astronauts are LEGO .

This photo was taken by one of my friends that captured the moment when the huge bucket of water got dumped all over Mr. Amusing and Jensen.  It was a great party and it was private, I’m definitely going to book this place for Ian’s 5th birthday party.

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