Planning a preteen birthday bash

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Planning a preteen birthday bash
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Mon, 06-30-2003 - 6:29pm
Here's an article from ParentSoup, which I thought had some good suggestions:

http://www.parentsoup.com/havefun/celebrate/articles/0,,217651_223816,00.html

Of course, their "gender typical" suggestions of makeup for a girls party and sports for a boys party would NOT work with my untypical twosome, LOL! And, we've had coed (laser tag) parties the last 2 years, and they would have done it again this year! But, they're boy/girl twins, so I do realize it's a bit different.

This year, we're planning an outing with Sam and Rachel to the Franklin Institute's new "grossology" exhibit. They can each bring one friend. We haven't scheduled it yet even though they just had their b'day, because it's been a busy couple of weeks.

What do you think of the article? What did you do for the 10th or 11th birthday? Did your child have a friends party? A sleepover? Feel free to respond even if you don't read the article ;-)

Janet

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Wed, 07-02-2003 - 11:35am
We had that here in St. Louis about a year ago...'peas, peanuts and lentils also make lots of gas' was the quote we came out with! LOL. The kids/public ate that exhibit up! Have fun!

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Tue, 07-01-2003 - 3:37pm
Oh my goodness, I've got to figure out a way to go to that. Sean and Scott would go ape for it, Robert too for that matter LOL.

Thanks for the link!!

Best Always,

Sherrie


Edited 7/1/2003 3:39:01 PM ET by cl-iluv_being_a_mom

Sherrie Rainbow

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Tue, 07-01-2003 - 2:31pm
The Franklin Institute is Philadelphia's science museum. "Grossology" is a touring exhibit here this summer: "Children are especially intrigued with their bodily functions. Without even realizing it, children will learn how every gross noise, smell, and sound related to the body has a reason and purpose, in turn making them less disgusting. Visitors of all ages will be intrigued with the chemistry, biology, and health aspects of Grossology, which answers questions about the body in a fun, humorous manner..." I don't know about your kids, but this sounds perfect for mine, LOL!

Here's a link to the Grossology website:

http://www.grossologytour.com/

Janet

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Tue, 07-01-2003 - 11:45am
Thanks for the article, I thought it had some good suggestions but others didn't seem to fit Sean (at least not yet).

For Sean's 10th birthday, we went to TubeTime (if you're familiar with the big plastic tube area of McDonald's or Chuck E Cheese - just imagine a warehouse size building with almost nothing but those tubes). We invited a few friends and relatives. Starting with Sean's 8th birthday, we've let him lead the way as far as where he wants his party, who to invite (within reason), etc. He's not interested in having girls at his party yet (though a few do come - family friends and cousins); though I'm expecting that to change in the next year or so.

Gotta ask - What is the "grossology" exhibit? The name is probably self-explanatory, but fill me in anyway if you would.

Best Always,

Sherrie

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