Birthdays are special moments in our lives. So much energy, funds and similar activities go into planning a birthday party, especially for someone special.
After much discussion about our son’s 6th birthday last weekend, we decided to have a relatively unstructured good old-fashioned park party. It is June, after all, and we didn’t need to be indoors with scheduled entertainment. Unfortunately, although I had it all organized, I started to panic at 2:00 am the morning of the party.
A series of anxiety-causing questions were running through my mind: do I have enough activities planned? Will they be bored? And other similar questions. I reviewed rules for red rover and red light-green light as though I were studying for finals. I had potato sacks (in burlap) at the ready for potato sack races.
But the real star of the party was the round rainbow “funchute” parachute. We wanted something unique and fun that the kids would go crazy over. It ended up being the perfect play thing for a 6-year-old’s birthday gathering.
Kids hold the sides by the handles and play various games. For example, you can spin by holding the handles with one hand in the same direction or put a ball in the middle and bounce it up and down as a team while keeping it on the parachute. It is so safe that you can put a kid down and eventually release it so that it floats up in the air. Invariably, a few kids can play it as a tent.
There is a bunch of different sizes. Six feet in diameter is the standard, and they go for as little as $16. I got a bigger size for about $25.
We hope you give your kid a memorable party as we did ours with this parachute.
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