Sunday, April 28, 2013

Better late than never, birthday party at Chuck E Cheese

Joli's birthday was in March, 17th to be more exact (St. Patrick's Day). Since that day she has been waiting and waiting for her birthday party to take place. Due to the events in March and also because of the Spring break, it had to be put on hold until now and finally, Saturday was the day and she was over the moon. All her class had been invited and a majority of the kids showed up. You never really know here in the UAE as people are generally quite crappy with the whole RSVP thing. I found the most amazing cake lady in our compound and she made a pink ocean themed cake with a gigantic Ariel head in pure chocolate! Surrounding it, there were fish shaped butter cookies, sea shells and sea weed made out of green coloured chocolate! Truly amazing! And the kids seem to love it cause there was nothing left of it at the end of the party! I had suggested another party venue for her but she didn't like that one as "they had to put make up on" and she'd rather spent time in the climbing area. Chuck E Cheese is a rather convenient place as they arrange food for the kids (pizza and fries and a juice), parents can buy coffee or even leave the kids supervised and go for a stroll in the mall. The first two hours were dedicated to various games like musical chairs, dancing and other very loud activities and at the end, Chuck E Cheese came out to meet and greet with the children. After the party, goodie bags were handed out and they also received a complimentary token card with a smaller amount charged on it so they could enjoy various games and rides in the play area. This was a huge success and I saw several desperate parents trying to get their kids home but failing miserably. Eventually, we managed to get out of there, loaded with gifts and balloons and with Joli's dear friends R and S who joined us in our car.
I spent the rest of the evening in the sofa with a well deserved glass of wine in front of me whilst Joli was opening all her presents. There is a pile of amazing gifts in her room now and she will be very busy when she gets back from school this afternoon. All in all, a very successful birthday and Mummy is very pleased that is about a years time til the next one!
The cake!!

Very excited little girl

14 comments:

  1. Jisses - vilken tårta!!! Jag förstår att den tog slut!

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    1. Ja den var helt otroligt vacker, man vagade knappt ata av den! Men gott var det!

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  2. Wow! Vilken tårta - den måste hon gillat :)

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    1. Hon alskade sin tarta, en sjojungfrutarta var précis det hon dromt om sa det var extra roligt att vi kunde ordna en sadan!

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  3. Jonathan fyller år i augusti, ett år hade vi hans kalas i december... Men det gick bra ändå:)

    Kram Pernilla

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  4. Beautiful cake! That Chuck E Cheese sounds like quite a place to have a birthday party:)

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    1. She loved the place, I still find that singing and dancing gigantic rat a bit weird though.... :)

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  5. It was a great party Pia and so good to catch up with you! Thank you for having both boys..I'll never forget Joli's face during the Chuck E. meet and greet! Xxx

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    1. Thanks for coming and so good to see you! We need to meet up soon again for drinks! Yeah, I have that photo of her and Chuck E and she look on her face is priceless! xxx

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  6. I have to agree with you on the whole RSVP thingy LOL! I had my twins' birthday party some years back at the Magic Planet bowling and we booked for 35 kids that RSVP-ed. We ended up with 50 kids!! Some just decided to come without RSVP and some just gate crash LOL! Well, the more the merrier and we can always pay extra lanes but it was not nice to see some kids going home without the pre-made party packs and we had some nice party packs that year. Imagine trying to explain to the kids why they didn't get to go home with those fabulous packs.. it was a mess! Glad Joli had some good time and her friends too :)

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    1. Good to hear I'm not the only one who finds the RSVP thing a bit rude, I RSVP in any case, even if we can't make it so people know! That sounded like an amazing party but it puts you in an awkward situation when you have to explain to kids that they can't have any party packs!
      Joli had a great time but next year I'm thinking movie and pizza with ONE friend hahahaha!
      xx

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  7. I think best place in Dubai for kids birthday party is Chuck E Cheese. We celebrated our son's 6th birthday recently at Chuck E. Cheese new branch in Oud Metha branch with friends and family. We've done parties at other places before and they can't match what Chuck E Cheese's offers. I love this place because it's quite affordable and the kids enjoy it.

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  8. My 6 year old is sensitive to gluten. We have to be very careful about what she eats when we eat outside. Back home in the US, she loved the gluten-free pizza at Chuck-e-Cheese. And, we visited the Chuck-e-Cheese at Oud Metha in Dubai with same intention and I happy to say that they offers the same pizza like we get in U.S..

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