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Brooklyn Birthday Party Had Me Hanging On For Life


Yesterday afternoon my friend threw a birthday party for her three year old son, Ryan.We drove to the address, parked our car and then found this as the entrance. I thought we surely made a mistake. But alas, this was the place. I won’t say the name of it because while we had an amazing time some of the workers were SO NASTY to the children.

You see the place was split in half for the event. One side was dedicated to the party and the other was where people were practicing doing acrobatics ala Cirque du Soleil. It was really quite amazing – but they were NOT happy that they were sharing space with the kids. So screw them – they get no free press.




The man with the bright orange hair was such a PLEASURE! He was amazing with the children and really kept everything running smoothly. The kids got to run around, stretch, spin in a hula hoop and make their way across an obstacle course. I loved it!


Pizza and cupcakes and then back to the room for some more gym fun.


Now here’s the fun part (well, the fun part for me)! They let the adults hold onto this metal thing that lifted up. Whoever held on the longest won. I dropped much earlier than I should of because they kept lifting it higher and higher and I started to get really scared about falling at such a height. So I started to scream, “I’m scared. Wait. I’m scared” and they were like… just let go. LOL! I’m such a wuss! So I let go before the men and they held on for a good minute longer. They were SO HIGH it was crazy – so fun!!!


The kids got to do it too – and they went pretty high as well. I was like choking on nerves for Natalie. But she let go pretty early. Two boys ended up going almost as high as the adults. I was DYING.


Before we headed home, we drove to the Brooklyn Bridge and took a walk in a nearby park. My husband LOVES Brooklyn. It was actually our other option when house hunting. If you know anything about Long Island and Brooklyn, you know the two places are COMPLETE opposite. I do sometimes regret making the Long Island decision since I am such a city girl, but it was the right decision for my kids… and our bank account. Things can get really pricey down there and we just couldn’t afford to live how we would like to. But three years later – we made great friends out here, so I couldn’t be happier.

And besides – it’s all just a quick drive away.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. Looks like both sides(adults and children) had fun no matter the place and some Nusty poeple. The video from the park is amazing, i mean the view, if i ever come to US i'll have you to say which places i should visit :-)))
    Did Natalie always had long hair? it's beautiful,i have to chop my daughter's hair, she hates it long and doesn't like ponytails or any sort of pulling hair away from the face (hopefully it's a temp thing).

  2. capturinglife : March 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I've longed to live in NY my whole life, but this last year has just been almost painful I want it so much! And following your personal blog just makes the desire 1000x stronger. LOL 🙂

    It looks like the birthday place was pretty neat – despite the nasty workers who should find employment elsewhere it seems….

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