Feeling Like a Kid Again at a 4-Year-old's Birthday Party

Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CA DRE #01490977

Nothing like Attending a 4-year-old's Birthday Party


We were in LA yesterday for our grandson Enzo's 4-year-old birthday party along with his BFF Niam. Things were calmer here around the fires so we felt it was OK to be away for the day, although it's 90 miles away.


There were about 15 kids there, their parents, and several sets of grandparents, lots of food and a fabulous cake.


Enzo and Niam's Birthday Cake


And several race car tracks for the kids to play with, hosted by PlayParty.


What a cool idea to bring this vendor in for a couple of hours - kids and parents had a great time with the different tracks (2 drag strips; oval racing track; roller coaster track; LEGO car building & racing station ) and easily 100 HotWheels toy race cars to play with, a number of them rechargeable for the oval and roller coasta tracks. And someone else brought it, set it up, and then broke it all down.


What young kid doesn't like play with little cars?! Even the big kids!! My favorite was the roller-coaster track with the power boosters - man, those cars were fast around this track.


Mini race car roller coaster track


My daughter and Niam's Mom co-hosted, and since we arrived early we got to help get everything set up at the Community Center at El Marino Park, and of course stayed around to help clean up. But there was plenty of time to socialize and all 4 grandkids were there with their parents.


The kids, and parents, all had a great time, and each kid got a new HotWheels car to take home from the birthday boys. My grandson gave me one of his (it ws an extra I think)...a 1962 custom Chevy truck...about 2.5 inches long.


My mini 1962 Chevy custom truck


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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Jeff Dowler - This sounds like fun! I know my husband would have had a ball. Something for us to think about in a couple of years when my grandson turns 4!

Dec 10, 2017 05:29 PM #1
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

How fun!  I bet you enjoyed playing with that Hot Wheels track.  It's a great idea to bring to a kids birthday party.  Maybe they should do adult parties too!

Dec 10, 2017 05:45 PM #2
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

What a great way to host a little boys birthday party!


Dec 10, 2017 05:56 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeff- what a cute idea for a party!!!  Little and big kids love playing with Hot Wheels. 

Dec 10, 2017 06:12 PM #4
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hi Jeff, seems everyone had a great time at your grandson's party. Glad to know you are ok with the fires, hope it will stay that way!

Dec 10, 2017 06:20 PM #5
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It was such fun Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  And everyone had a great time with the cars

I really enjoyed them myself Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089  and helping my grandkids, too. Many of the parents got involved, too. Pretty stress-free!


Dec 10, 2017 07:07 PM #6
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Every kid seemed to enjoy the cars Judi K Barrett even the littlest ones. And the vendor was great - helping kids with recharging the cars, etc. He was great to work with.


Dec 10, 2017 07:16 PM #7
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Kathy Streib 

I thought it was a great idea for a party for kids, and something they probably enjoyed more than a clown or maybe even a bounce house (very popular these days)!


Dec 10, 2017 07:38 PM #8
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff this reminded me when I was a kid and my parents bought me a Train Set and all the adults played with it and I was crying asking my mother when will I be allowed to play with it... I guess the adults were feeling like you:))Endre

Dec 10, 2017 09:26 PM #9
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

What a great story Jeff Dowler .  Back to the basics of playing.  Cars, gravity, and imagination.

Dec 10, 2017 09:35 PM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That looks like just about as much fun as you can have. I hope the kid in me never goes away.

Dec 11, 2017 03:31 AM #11
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Jeff... sure sounds like a great time was had by all--both the big boys and the little boys! That cake sure looked yummy! You know my philosophy of life... that life is short and we should eat dessert first.

Dec 11, 2017 04:32 AM #12
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Glad to hear first that you are safe from the threat of the fires....and secondly that you have the oppotunity to make memories with your family !

Dec 11, 2017 04:40 AM #13
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Jeff, what an awesome party and the perfect theme. That's a good looking cake too! There's nothing better than family and I can tell how much you enjoy yours.

Dec 11, 2017 05:42 AM #14
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Jeff. I really enjoyed this and the pictures are wonderful.

Dec 11, 2017 07:02 AM #15
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff I love that track.  If I were there you would not have been able to get me away from it.

Dec 11, 2017 08:06 AM #16
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a great idea. Happy Birthday to your grandson - and so happy you got to find the kid in you too. Have a great Monday. D 

Dec 11, 2017 09:33 AM #17
MaryKay Shumway
The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948) - Sister Bay, WI
Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert

It's all about family!  Glad I caught this, Jeff, have a great week!

Jan 09, 2018 02:10 PM #18
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Jeff, I'm a bit late to the party but better late than never. Reading your post made me smile, what a fun day you had at your grandson's birthday party.

Jan 09, 2018 05:09 PM #19
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