We generally have simple birthday celebrations for a couple of reasons. First because planning a big birthday party can get complicated and second because of the expense of hosting a large birthday party. But every once in a while it’s nice to go big and Shindigz makes going big or staying little easy.
Recently Shingdigz offered to allow us try out their amazing party supply website for Nicholas’ birthday party.
In addition to super heros, Nicholas loves horses and cowboys and within seconds of searching Shingdigz’s extensive site we had more options than we could possibly use. There were decorations, games, party favors, balloons, party packages and even some unique ideas to help us plan. The process was quick and easy and after placing our order all we needed to do was plan some food and wait for the party to arrive.
When the Shindigz boxes arrived we passed out cowboy/girl bandanas, set up the party room and got the party going.
Nick performed winningly on his pin the tail on the horse game.
While his older siblings
and even the adults
just missed the mark.
Colby (4) pinned the tail on the completely WRONG horse.
Nicholas requested hot dogs for dinner so we roasted them over an open fire ’cause that’s the real cowboy (or girl) thing to do.
After some fine cowboy victuals in the open air, we rounded ’em up and let them take a swing the candy packed pinata
and enjoy some of their spoils.
Then since we didn’t think that hot dogs, chips and candy was enough junk food for one evening we came inside, sang “Happy Birthday”
and enjoyed cowboy and horse cupcakes.
Some kids even enjoyed a cupcake and lollipop at the same time (and it wasn’t one of my kids).
We passed out party favors
and lots of candy, then sat around and laughed
at, I mean, with each other.
The kids, who weren’t afraid of the dark, ditched in order to catch the Lyrids meteor shower from the front yard, but we had fun anyway.
The party was a hit and being able to purchase everything from the sweet barnyard themed paper products, balloons and decorations, to games and party favors in one place made it simple and much less daunting. We were pleasantly surprised at the nice quality of the things that we received from Shindigz.
However, because of some type of snafu on Shindigz’s part none of our party supplies shipped out by the scheduled ship date. The customer service was wonderful and quickly offered to expedite shipping and do whatever they could to make things right. I suspect that the mix up on our order was an isolated incident. However, if you wish to order party supplies from Shindigz (and they have products and themes for every age and interest imaginable, including graduation and VBS products), I suggest you order well in advance.
What are some of your tips and secrets for putting on a big birthday bash?
Shindigz provided supplies for Nicholas’ birthday party in return for me posting about it. All opinions are my own and I was not otherwise compensated.