Last week Pumpkin turned 5 (how did that happen?!?!) and on Saturday we celebrated with an 80’s neon themed roller skating party!  It was so much fun!

80's neon roller skating birthday partyAll morning Saturday I felt like I should’ve been busy busy getting ready for the party, but the party wasn’t at home and I didn’t bake the cake, so I really didn’t have anything to do.  Which was good because Cupcake had a soccer game that morning.  

We signed up for the Kids Skate Free program last year and my kids have fallen in love with skating!  They both even have their own skates (though Cupcake needs a new pair in a bigger size!).  So I wasn’t at all surprised when Pumpkin said she wanted a skating party this year and I just knew we could have some fun with it!

80's neon roller skating partyLook how much fun she’s having!  And she’s a pro skater!  She has these cool, convertible and adjustable skates that are much less slippery than regular skates, so she doesn’t need a skate mate to help keep her upright. Once we got those skates on she hit the floor!  Until it was time for pizza.   

80's neon roller skating partyJust as we had finished eating pizza they called her out to the center of the floor.

80's neon roller skating partyAnd they asked all the other skaters to line up on the black line and they all sang “Happy Birthday” to her.  She loved it!!  And then they did the “Cha Cha Slide.”

After some more skating and some playing in the softplay area it was time for cake!!

80's neon roller skating partyUsually I love baking and decorating the cake, but I was in a car accident a few weeks ago and broke my hand, so a lot of things are really hard to do right now (like type this blog post and decorate cakes).  So for the first time ever I ordered a cake from a local bakery.  They did a fantastic job!!  The kids gobbled up cake and ice cream and they were back off to their playing!  After a little bit more play time we gathered them back up so Pumpkin could open presents and we tried to snap a group picture.

80's neon roller skating partyWe got just over half the kids in the picture rocking their glasses and gloves (which were a huge hit with boys and girls alike!).

The party was a lot of fun and it was kind of nice not having to do a ton of work for the party while I’m nursing my broken hand!  Luckily I had started on our totally awesome outfits before the injury, as sewing is quite tricky right now.

Pumpkin is wearing a Fav Tee from Patterns for Pirates in green mesh, over a Heartbreaker Cami in black.  And then paired with purple Bonny Leggings and a paint splatter Skipper Skirt from Made for Mermaids.  Cupcake got paint splatter Bonny Leggings under a purple Rugam Skirt from Sofiliantjes paired with a black tee and jean vest she already had.  I made myself a mesh crop to with the Relaxed Raglan from P4P and layered it over a black tank I already had.  And I paired them with a Pirate Pencil Skirt and a pair of Peg Legs (and a belt from the thrift store).  Plus I made us all a scrunchie!  We might have gotten a few weird looks at first, but it was totally fun.  And now I’m totally ready for Halloween, too!  


Pumpkin declared it her best party, yet!!


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