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Working on birthday parties *edit*

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My daughter will be 3 in April.  She can't decide what she wants to do for her birthday this year lol.  That's a work in progress.

Now my son who will be 6 in June knows exactly what he wants to do.  He wants a Six Flags birthday.  Like actually going to Six Flags.  So here's the plan.

Us (4)- have season passes

His friend's family (4)- can get in free with our bring a friend passes

SIL's family (3)- are getting season passes

my brother's family (2-4 depending on where the boys are)- their bring a friend passes.  Might have to buy one pass or have one pass extra

my bils might be getting passes.  If they do we will invite them and have 2 more bring a friend passes.  If my brother's boys are gone we will invite them and pay for 1 of them.

my parents have already offered to pay for themselves.

So that's 15-18 people depending on how it works out.  We might have to pay for 1 or 2 people but not many.

Oh and we will just have to make sure every car has someone with a free parking pass (my family has 4 of them)

Ok now this is where it gets complicated (because that was so simple right?)  We need somewhere to do cake and presents!  We were thinking about stopping at Chipotle on the way home.  But we would have to pay for all of these people yikes!  It would be about $9 for the adults and $3.50 for the kids.  5 kids-$15 and 10-13 adults-$90-$117.  I guess that's not too bad for that party with all of those people!

Leave it to my son to complicate things lol.  What do you think?  Any suggestions?

*edit*   We can't do anything in the park because there is no outside food allowed and we have food allergies.  We can take food in for those of us with allergies but we aren't supposed to for those without.  I wonder if maybe I could call them and get permission to take in some unfrosted cupcakes and a tub of frosting for the others?  There are 6 of us who are gluten free/sugar free/artificial everything free and they do not have a single thing in that park that can accomidate our dietary needs.

Because of this things like dairy queen or any cake served by a restaurant is not an option.  We have picky eaters and grain free people as well.  Chipotle is the only place we can think of that will meet all of our dietary needs.

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by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 2:27 PM
I see. Then let them know in advance or just keep it to six flags no dinner after.

Quoting JasonsMom2007:

6 of us cannot eat in the park.  If they want to eat in the park that's going to have to be up to them.  Usually we pack a lunch to eat in the parking lot before we go in and then we take some food in because well, they can't stop us because of our dietary needs.

I could buy everybody dinner for the same price as a light snack in that place!

Quoting XVAmomma:

You'll undoubtly need to eat something while at Six Flags so do this or tell your family that you'll pay for a light snack or a treat while at the park but if they wish to join you at the restaurant then you would appreciate that they pull their weight. If you let them know in advance and politely it shouldn't be a big deal.

Quoting tel4him:

Tell your son that Six Flags is his birthday party.  Bring a candle and lighter.  While you're there, buy him an ice cream cone to put it in and sing "Happy Birthday" with everyone gathered around.  Easy, peasy.

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by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 3:04 PM
Hmmm. I think a roadside park would be good.

Quoting JasonsMom2007:

About 2 1/2 hours

Quoting ScrChk23:

I may have missed it, but how far from your house is Six Flags?

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