Last week my son turned 12 and we celebrated with his friends this weekend! We usually do a celebration with friends and a separate celebration with family as it just makes life easier for us and my son is glad that no embarrassing stories are shared in front of his pals. For our family shindig, we decided to go paintballing. My husband and son regularly paintball and my husband bought my son one the best paintball marker for his birthday so we wanted to put it to good use. It’s safe to say that I lost, of course, but we wanted to carry on the paint theme through to the birthday party he wanted with his friends and that’s where the idea for a glow in the dark party came from.
My son made it very clear that he wanted a simple sleepover party with the guys, and is past the stage of wanting themed parties like Army and Star Wars we’ve done in the past.