Monday, July 4, 2016

Zahara's 3rd Birthday Party

To celebrate Zahara's third birthday, we wanted to have a party that is as fun and energetic as she is. The fact that I'm nine months pregnant made me hesitant to do it all ourselves though. We did a bit of crowd-sourcing to see what been-there, done-that parents recommend, and came away with a recommendation for a gymnastics place near us. Best. Decision. Ever!

If you're local, I can't recommend Silver Stars highly enough. They clearly know what they're doing. This was the best, easiest birthday party I've ever hosted (and I've hosted quite a few!).  It was a little pricey, but totally worth it.

I never get to see Zahara interact with her daycare buddies because Dan is in charge of the pick-ups and drop-offs. So it was especially fun for me to see her play with her two best friends, Ben and Liana, and the "babies," Dylan, Annabel, and Hannah. Our good friends' kids also were able to come: Paige, Lena, Genevieve, and baby Reid.

The program is a pretty tightly-run ship, but at the same time it feels like there is plenty of free time for the kids to play. We started in the gym where the kids got to play on various equipment like the rope swing, the balance beams, and a moon bounce. The instructors led the kids through warm-ups before setting them loose. Watch this and just try not to smile. I dare you.

After some more playtime in the smaller gym, it was time for cake and snacks. We brought some cheese, crackers, veggies, dip, and of course cake. We got the cake from Costco and it was DELICIOUS! 

It was such a blast watching Zahara run, jump, skip, and giggle her way through the day. Happy birthday, Zahara! Here's to many, many more!

Read about Zahara's other birthdays:
Zahara's Second Birthday
Zahara's First Birthday


  1. Super cute birthday party. Birthday girl looks really beautiful. Loved the birthday cake too. Soon my best friend will be celebrating her birthday and thinking of throwing her a surprise birthday party at one of event space San Francisco. Will look for few ideas for the party.