“The last year and a half has been the most exciting time of our lives.”, says no one – ever!
We are all far too familiar with the stress and inconvenience that was brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent shutdowns and restrictions put into place. And one of the things we all missed is the freedom to gather with family and friends to celebrate events such as birthdays.
But the corner has been turned and, at Fundemonium, birthday parties are back!
A (Really) Brief History of the Birthday Party
Of course, no one knows when the first birthday party was hosted, but it likely didn’t include chocolate cake and ice cream!
As the Huffington Post notes, it all started with the ancient Egyptians,
When pharaohs were crowned in ancient Egypt they were considered to have transformed into gods. This divine promotion made their coronation date much more important than their birth into the world. Scholars have pointed to the Bible’s reference of a Pharaoh’s birthday as the earliest known mention of a birthday celebration (around 3,000 B.C.E.), but Egyptologist Dr. James Hoffmeier believes this is referencing the subject’s coronation date, since that would have been the Pharaoh’s “birth” as a god.
And the tradition of cakes and candles? Well, it appears we can thank the ancient Greeks for that:
The Greeks had a thing for offering sacrifices to the gods and as a tribute to Artemis, one of the best inventions ever came to be. The Greeks would offer her moon-shaped cakes. Cakes which were adorned with lit candles. This two-part symbolisation birthed the traditional confectionery we now adore. The glowing radiance of the new-found birthday cake recreated the beauty of the moon.
But what about presents, you ask? Well, according to historians,
It wasn’t until the Ancient Romans that the birthdays of regular people were celebrated – but it was only the men. The birthday of a man was celebrated every year with a feast, friends and family, and gifts… Women’s birthdays weren’t celebrated until the 12th century AD in the West. Kids birthday parties weren’t celebrated until this date, too.
Oh, and birthday cakes – the traditional cake that we are familiar with today is said to have been invented by German bakers in the 18th century. And, of course, no proper birthday party was complete without one ever since!
And speaking of birthday parties…
Oh, The Fun Parties You Can Have!
We provide fun party events for birthdays and any occasion – and for almost any age. At Fundemonium, birthday parties are far more than a cake and some games. It’s a great reason for getting together with friends and family to have a themed party.
Here are the party themes we can do for you here at Fundemonium:
- Girls Spa Party
- LEGO Party
- Princess Craft Party
- Radio Control Car Racing
- Scale Model Building
- Science Party
- Slot Car Racing
- Tamiya Mini 4WD Racing
And here are some details on a few of our favorites…
4 Fun Birthday Parties! Baubles, Bricks, Beakers, and Brakes!
With eight different party themes to choose from it can be a difficult choice. Every party comes with a Party Host to serve you and, as the Party Director, will manage the party activities and help with those activities as a designated Party Assistant.
And, while all our parties are fun (of course!) here are a few that we want to share the details on:
1. Princess Craft Party
Every girl wants to be a princess, and at Fundemonium, we believe that every girl IS a princess! With our Princess Craft Party you can be a princess with your friends there and create your own crown, wand, and more!
So, come dressed in your most gorgeous princess outfit and your birthday party guests will each create their own crown, magic wand, and treasure box with guidance from your royal Fundemonium court assistant.
2. LEGO Party
Boys and girls of all ages will have fun playing and building with the vast selection of LEGOs in our store. During your LEGO Party, guests will be guided through fun building games and challenges with help from your Fundemonium LEGO building guide.
With LEGOs provided for up to 10 (or more!) guests, the envisioning, engineering, and building will be epic! Each guest can fill a small bag with LEGO pieces to bring home as a party favor.
3. Science Party
With a Science Party at Fundemonium, you and your birthday party guests will get to explore fun and weird science with your official Fundemonium lab assistant! “Fun” and “weird”? You bet! Our wild science experiments delve into the realms of energy, mechanics, and chemistry with projects such as:
- Assembling stomp rockets
- Learning about chemical reactions
- Playing with gooey polymers
And then, when the science fun is done for the day, you and your guests can take your experiments home with you.
4. Slot Car Racing Party
Ready for some fast-paced and high-energy birthday party fun? Race real slot cars around our track with a Slot Car Racing Party. Never raced a slot car before? No problem! You’ll be shown how to drive slot cars by our official Fundemonium Crew Chief and get practice time driving around the racetrack.
After everyone has had a chance to practice driving their slot cars, the racing begins! Three guests race at a time, while the others are the “pit crew.” The pit crew’s job is to place wiped-out or crashed cars back on the track. Races last up to three minutes in length and every guest will have the opportunity to race multiple times. The race results are then announced at the end of the party.
Birthday Parties at Fundemonium – A Fun Way to Celebrate That Special Day
A birthday is one of the biggest highlights in the life of a child. And nothing says, “It’s my birthday!” better than a custom birthday party for kids at Fundemonium.
And that’s because Fundemonium is more than a store – it’s a fun family experience, where families can meet and explore all the fun toys, games, and hobby items they enjoy.
Fundemonium is also a safe and friendly place where adults and children of all ages can enjoy creative fun. And, of course, we have a great variety of party options to choose from along with all our games, toys, and hobby products for your entire family.
And you can be sure that our friendly and knowledgeable staff are serious about helping you have fun.
We always do our best to quickly respond to website inquiries about card games (and more!) or you can also find answers to your questions by calling us at (707) 540-0701.
Just give us a call during our business hours if you’d like to speak directly with one of our Fundemoniacs.