This past Saturday we had a birthday party for Emma at Kingston Aero’s Trampoline Club. Don’t be confused – Emma’s birthday is in Sept but for the past two years we’ve gone to weddings on her birthday weekend. She has no problem having a party at a later date. And this year we chose to try a trampoline party.
The trampoline party was also a great excuse to practice some of my photography. (And photo editing skills!) If you’re interested in my photography, check out my page with some other samples of my work. Read on to see a few of the 200 photos I took of the kids.
I think the kids had an awesome time at our party. They were all smiles all the time. I loved that Melinda (the recreational head coach at the club) ran them through warm ups and the rules of the trampolines. And the kids mostly listened. Then they got to jump around like crazy for an hour.
Rose was a natural at the trampoline party business! I made a fun collage of her, and I put a video up on my YouTube page.
As the hour was winding down, and the kids were losing interest (some of them anyway) Melinda pulled out this trick. She bounced every kid who wanted to do this. It was a huge hit!
Even Mom and Dad got in on the action! We had a blast bouncing with the kids.
After the designated bouncing time is over there’s about an hour for snacks and cake. The kids were starving! We didn’t even bring home any cake – they ate it all! Emma was very excited to have an ice cream cake – she doesn’t like “cake.” I know, she’s weird, right?
After cake and other sweet treats, we had time for some colouring and presents. Then parents started to turn up to collect their kiddos. I was actually surprised at the amount of kids who had been to Kingston Aeros before – and those who were interested in having parties of their own. I would highly recommend throwing a party with Melinda at Kingston Aeros. They did all the clean up while we did gifts, and we were able to relax – as much as 10 kids and a few hangers-on parents allow!
*I was not compensated in any way for this post. Patrick is a longtime friend of Graeme Huffman, the Competitive Head Coach of this trampoline club. All opinions are my own.*