Party Time Hits



Birthday parties have come a long way from the homemade cake and scoop of ice cream served in the backyard.  Today’s kids’ party scene covers the gamut.  Check out these party-time hits with children ages five through ten.

“I liked when my Mom had a Pinkalicious party in my backyard.  Pinkalicious [children’s book character] came to my house. She read us her book and played with us.”

  • Elisabeth, age five, New Kensington

“My friend Liam’s party was my favorite.  It was at his house.  We played Star Wars games outside.”

  • Daniel, age five, Gibsonia

“My friend’s dance party at Colors was so much fun. We danced on stage. A sparkling ball made different colors on the walls. We had hula hoops and ate pizza.”

  • Grace, age six, Pittsburgh

“The first time I went to Chuck E Cheese in Irwin for a party. I found a football video game that was awesome.”

  • Anthony, age six, Delmont

 “My cousin’s party was at Giggles and Smiles. We climbed in tubes and played basketball. We crawled over this rope floor.  It was a big play place.  I want to go back.”

  • Ben, age seven, Munhall

“For my eighth birthday, I took two friends to Kennywood Park for the day.  It was my favorite because we got to ride a new ride—the Phantom’s Revenge.”

  • Tommy, age eight, Gibsonia

“My favorite party was at Conley’s Inn Waterslide. I love to swim and you can have a party there all year because it’s indoors.”

  • Taylor, age eight, Penn Trafford

“Last fall, I had a bowling party at Export Moose Bowling Lanes.  The best part of the party is always the friends at the party, both boys and girls.”

  • Isabella, age nine, Delmont

“It was my birthday party. We had a half sleepover party where my friends came over in their pajamas.  We did sleepover stuff like had our nails painted, watched movies and had cake and candy.”

  • Sarah, age ten, Gibsonia

“Fun Fest. It was my party my Mom had for me. There was a lot to do. You don’t do just one thing. We bowled. We played games in the game room.  We played laser tag. That was awesome.”

  • Jack, age ten, Plum