My son Jack turned four last week and getting ready for his birthday party was insane. From where to get the decorations to what to do at the party, I was all over the place! I briefly contemplated having it at a one-stop shop that would handle everything for me, like this Los Angeles party space on eBay Classifieds. In the end, I looked at my yard and felt like I could handle throwing the party myself…with a little help, of course. I was surprised at how many resources I was able to pull from eBay Classifieds and how much money I was able to save.
Live Entertainment: Since I live in Los Angeles, I should have known that there are plenty of people willing to come to my house dressed as a Transformer or Darth Vader. For a small fee, you can have these characters turn the whole party into a world of fun with face painting, singing and playing games. Since Jack loves pirates, we decided that would be a great idea for a party theme. Pirates for Parties not only brought live parrots to the soiree, they sang and played with kids. It was enthralling for kids and grownups alike!
Designing Décor: I knew that all the little pirates we invited would want to have a treasure hunt, and for that we needed a treasure chest! You can find some great decorations on eBay Classifieds, like this cool-looking, life-sized pirate skeleton or this amazing 120-year-old treasure chest that would look great filled with gold coins. I found a kids’ toy chest that I could hide the treasure in for the party and then use later as a place to store all of his new gifts. I repainted it black, red and white to fit the theme and it was a hit on the treasure hunt after being filled with little toys and trinkets like these Beanie Babies and NeoPet trading cards.
Jump Around: The highlight of every 4-year-old’s birthday party we’ve been to this year was definitely the bounce house! EBay Classifieds totally had me covered in this department, thanks to this company I found that sells all kinds of themed bounce houses! They had castles, slides, tropical jumpers and so much more. How could I pass up the opportunity to watch Jack and his friends lose their little minds for hours on end in a 15-foot-tall inflatable pirate’s house in my backyard? The party was one that both he and I will never forget!