Category Archives: Parties

Minions Bowling Party for My 7-Year-Old

We celebrated my son’s birthday with an AMF bowling party and Minions-themed goodie bags. It was the perfect party for ten 7-year-old boys and a few little female family members.

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I scheduled the party over the phone and maintained contact with the same AMF representative over email. Instead of having to come to the bowling alley to sign the contract and give my deposit, everything was done electronically. It was so easy. AMF helped me plan a great party for an affordable price. All we had to bring were the goodie bags and the cake.

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AMF has a kitchen and bar, so in addition to the pizza served to the kids, the adults (mostly family) were able to order dinner. A server was assigned to our party, and he was always available and accommodating. He kept the party moving by suggesting the time to stop for pizza and cake, then guided all the kids to each activity.

Goodie Bags
Goodie Bags

My mother has a creative and crafty eye, so she offered to make and fill the goodie bags. They were so adorable and they were filled with some great bowling-themed goodies, like little plastic trophies and glow sticks from Party City.

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My son loved his party…look at that smile!

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3rd Birthday Party at Nunley’s Carousel #girlsbirthdayparty

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My daughter turned three and we threw her first party with kids from her class.  We chose a venue that worked for twelve three-year-olds plus family of various ages, Nunley’s Carousel at the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City, NY.

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The Carousel used to stand at Nunley’s Amusement Park in Baldwin, NY, from 1940 to 1995.  I remember many happy times there with my family.  A visit to the Carousel at its current location is a nostalgic, old-timey experience with authentic organ music and the simple joy of riding round and round on beautifully restored horses.  For a 3-year-old’s party, this simple activity is perfect.

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During the two-hour Princess and Prince-themed party, the schedule is flexible; but generally, the children ride, do a craft, ride again, eat pizza, ride again, eat cake, then ride until the party is over.

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The venue was closed to the public during the party, so it was just our friends and family celebrating our little girl’s 3rd birthday.  It was a fantastic time.

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The superstar birthday girl with her goody bag.

 

Goody Bags
Goody Bag

 

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