A big, huge thank you Sky Zone Covina for hosting Duke's 9th Birthday Party! Duke was born the day after New Year's Day. Not only was he robbed of having a holiday birthdate but having a birthday around the holidays is... from what I imagine, eh. I know I'm trying to decompress from the holidays (financially and mentally), the parents of his friends are busy with their own winter break plans and even my own kids just want to chill. This year though, I made sure we gave Duke the best birthday ever. He had two conditions: 1) the party had to be on his actual birthday 2) the party had to be Minecraft themed. You know how I know he had the best birthday ever? We were leaving Sky Zone and he asked if he could have his next birthday party there! We did the $199 Jump Around Package. 10 jumpers with Sky Zone socks, 1 hour jump time, 40 minutes in private party room, 3 pizzas, unlimited drinks and more! $199 is a steal. I'm just saying. We ordered a couple extra pizzas, fruit platter and chips & salsa. You might not need to. This is how it goes down: You have a special waiting area where your private host checks you and your guests in, he/she will make sure waivers are signed and gets you your socks and time stamped passes, you put your shoes in a tub and gifts on a cart and you are ready to jump! There is an open court, toddler court, Foam Zone, Sky Slam, Ultimate Dodgeball... After an hour of raging - it is time for food and fun in the private party room! We loved the pizzas. And our private host Amanda. She rocks. So parents, Minecraft hasn't licensed party goods yet so Chris & I had to DIY everything. We ordered a custom smash cake and 24 custom cupcakes from Walmart. I found "diamonds" at Party City, added Diamond Steve to the smash cake with a few diamonds and it was awesome. (Warning: Diamond Steve is top heavy, he fell over and ruined the cake after I took pictures) Chris & I made Creeper pins using Perler beads. The Creeper head is from Halloween. Dunkin' Donuts tower cause that's what my boy wanted! Chris is quite crafty! Grass blocks! My birthday boy enjoying his day with friends Why we love Sky Zone: being indoors and raging with friends during the winter is just awesome. AWESOME! Best birthday ever!