I decided to do the party at The Little Gym. We went to Ella's party there and the kids all seemed to have a great time! They take care of everything. The activities, setup, cleanup, everything except the cake!
Usually the staff chooses some activities to do with the kids that are geared towards the age group and development. Since most of our guests with children canceled, we didn't have many kids. 5 kids all together and 3 of them were mine. Ella was the oldest at 5 years old, and so the attention span was not there. They tried a few activities but neither Timothy or Mason would participate. But Ella did, she was such a trooper with the little ones!
As soon as we started singing Happy Birthday Timothy had a melt down. I am not sure why, but he did this on his actual birthday too when we had cake and tried to sing to him. I think he has anxiety with crowds. He would not even eat any cake at all!
Taylor had just had a bottle because I wasn't sure when we would be doing the cake. So I am not sure if she just wasn't all that hungry or if she didn't like the taste, but she wasn't all that impressed. She didn't really dig in like I remember the boys doing. Both Timothy and Mason made huge messes with their 1st birthday cakes, but not Taylor. She stayed fairly clean!
Then it was finally present time. For some reason Timothy didn't want to open his presents himself. He must have been in a "mood" that day. So my dad had to help him! Both Timothy and Taylor got some awesome gifts!