Monday, February 13, 2012

The Party That Went All Long

What is the longest kid's birthday party you have ever been to? I am not talking about a family member's party where you stay for hours afterwards as it's family. I am talking about a friend from school kid's birthday party. I hit a new personal record this weekend.

I took Lucas to a birthday party for a friend from school that was scheduled from 12:00-5:00-- but wait check that, the party didn't end, or I should say we didn't leave the party (it wasn't close to over) at 5:40 PM.

That is almost six hours people.

It was a pool party, it had been beautiful all week. On Saturday it started raining (halfway through my 4 mile run as a matter of fact-- my second half trying to get back to my car was a bit faster) So, I called the parents assuming maybe it would be cancelled thanks to the rain and the high in the low 60's- but the party was on. The pool would be all heated up.

When we arrived at 12:20 there was only one other guest there. I passed a lot of time talking to the 17-year-old brother that got roped into bringing his younger brother to the party. But after about two hours I was done. And then when it started raining but the kids continued to swim- I was really done.

Lucas however, was not. Having the time of his life, being more brave in a pool than he has ever been. So we stayed. The heat from the pool and the cool air soon made steam rise from the water and off of the kids whenever they would get out of the water to go down the slide.
Around 4:30 I convinced Lucas to get out of the pool, we were ready to make our departure but wait- they are about to do the pinata! And they did- at 5:00, and then wait- there is a second pinata-- and now cake! Finally at 5:40, we walked out the door, Lucas carrying his cake on a paper plate. As this momma was ready to go.

Do you have a record to beat that?

35 comments:

  1. Oh my that party was way to long. I don't think I could handle being at a party that long.

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  2. Ummm no. I'd never agree to a party that long. I know my limits.

    So was Lucas and the other boy the only 2 guests who showed up for the party? I guess in that circumstance, I might have stayed a little longer just to keep the birthday boy from being sad, but still, 5 hours is wayyyy too long.

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  3. Wow that is extremely long! Please tell me this is not normal and I won't be having those in my future?

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  4. That's insane Em! Ethan's bday party was 1 1/2 hours and it was too long for me. Yikes!

    Cool pictures though!

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  5. Nathan was invited to a party once that was from 12 to 6, they were going to watch a movie outside...we skipped it. I know I wouldn't be able to last that long lol!

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  6. Um, that is FLAT OUT ridiculous. We do parties up big here in Texas but I would never have a party last that long or attend one without a REALLY good excuse for leaving early. You should have just left and ran errands, hell you could have seen 2 movies! wow.

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  7. Wow. I am having a 2.5 hour party for PJ's birthday and I thought THAT was long.

    That pool looks amazing though!!!

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  8. That is just nuts!!

    I wouldn't have lasted that long.

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  9. You are a better person than me. We would have been DONE! How rude to make guests hang around allllll day on a Saturday! Emma's parties are 2 hours. That's it. And I'm ready for everyone to leave at that point too.

    Geez. You poor thing.

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  10. Um. I wouldn't have went probably, because a 5 hour birthday part is too long! LOL

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  11. Wow, that is a very long party! I don't think I would have stayed unless the parents requested it or my son needed me there. You're a good mom to have done that!

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  12. Okay...I thought the 17y/o was the older brother. I had no idea he was an older brother to a guest! Poor kid. And why two pinatas??? I would have gone crazy. I don't think I have ever been to one that long.

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  13. Wow! I can not even come close to beating that! I would have been so ready to go too!

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  14. Wow! After about 2 hours, I would have left and came back to pick up my kid later.

    A 6 hour party that is just too long.

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  15. WOW!! After about 45 minutes, I'm looking for an exit!! :-)

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  16. Wow … that is way too long for a kid's party. Really. My goodness. I don't know how you survived. I think that is a bit out of control to be honest.

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  17. Yikes! I wouldn't love that at all.
    However, your weather......makes me drool.

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  18. My step-daughter went to a pool party the other weekend where the parents rented a hotel suite for all the kids to stay the night in. Unfortunately for my step-daughter she didn't get to stay because it was our weekend to have her and we haven't seen her a whole lot lately with her hectic cheer schedule, but dang! I don't remember birthday parties like that when I was a kid.

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  19. wow what a party and is that steam coming off the pool

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  20. Oh. My. Word. That is too dang long! I would have been SO done. Swimming is one thing....watching kids swim is QUITE another.

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  21. Oh my gosh, that is WAY too long for me! I gotta give you props for staying so long!

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  22. Wow that was a long party. But I have to say that I don't ever remember staying with any of my children at a party. It was always a drop off and then pick them up when they were done thing.
    I don't think my kids would have ever gone to anyone's birthday party if I had to sit through the entire thing for 5 kids - ugh!!

    You are a good mom for staying so long when your boy was having fun!

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  23. That is WAY too long! Holy cow! Especially if parents are sticking around!

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  24. That is one long, long party. LOL.

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  25. ohmagawd - I've NEVER heard of a birthday party that long - craziness!

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  26. What great pictures!! That's a long one! The pool parties can last a long time. I'm now a veteran of the tween and now teen sleepover and I will say that for me, that was not only the longest party but the longest night of my life. Second only to the night the same child was born!! Lol! Looks like your guy had a great time!! What fun to find your site! Thanks for visiting me! I'm now happily following and looking forward to reading and seeing more great photos! Take care!!

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  27. That is crazy long. You are a better sport than me!

    When we have parties with some of our close friends, it goes all day. BUT, I do everything up front...cake, presents, games, etc. so that anyone can leave at any time. Most people stick around though.

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  28. That is one long party! I can't handle it if they are over two hours, that would have just been insane!

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  29. Wow Emily...You deserve a HUGE medal for that one. Looks like Lucas had a blast. He looks so old in the pics.

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  30. I miss having our own pool and having marathon parties. My kids loved swimming after dark.

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  31. That is insane. Donut's party was 1.5 hours and that felt like 10.

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  32. If the parents could handle it for that long, I say go for it... can I also say, better them than me.

    No way would I do that ;)

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  33. Oh, that pool looks so good! I can see why they wanted to stay! My longest party? Lucas baptism in France. 11 am at the church then our house for LUNCH. Lucas was 9 months old and I was a tired new mom. At 8 PM I asked my good French friend WHY, oh WHY are people STILL here. She said, oh they don't want to be rude!!!!!!!!! Rude? I invited them for lunch. Had to start making dinner for people. The last left at 11 p.m.

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  34. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Six hours for a pool party!? Craziness! You're a nice mom for hanging in there! That pool does look fantastic though. :)

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