Saturday, April 16, 2011

K1 Speed puts Fun at Full Throttle

I’m the kind of parent who’s usually two steps behind new & cool party ideas, but this time I finally threw a cool birthday party theme for my son, without getting the idea from another kid’s party. Woot! This is also the first party where I was actually planning on having fun, too, instead of just running around organizing party games, passing out cake and goodie bags.
Indoor go kart racing at K1 Speed would be the destination for my son’s 9th birthday party. I have a bit of a lead foot and have to continually control my need for speed as I drive my mom wheels around town, so at K1 Speed I got to let out my wild side and put petal to the metal…all under the guise of being an awesome mom throwing my son a rad party for his closest pals.
Basically, this party rocked. The kids loved it - I was amazed at their mad driving skills - and I loved it, too. It was an absolute perfect experience.

K1 Speed is not your little party theme company whose sole purpose is to crank out as many cookie cutter parties as possible. This is where the big kids play. And by ‘big kid’ I mean anyone from third grader to corporate CEO. It’s a real indoor go-kart racing experience. You get instruction, helmet, a racing head sock and you are on your way to becoming a racer!

The party plan is a great deal. All racers get a K1 Speed t-shirt and medals are awarded to the top three party racers. How cool is that? Pictures are taken on the winner’s podium for a cool memory photo op. Totally rad.
All that racing (two 20 minute heats of 17 laps each) built up a big appetite, which we took care of with eats delivered by Porky’s Pizza. While there aren’t hallways filled with themed party rooms, there are lots of areas to set up your own birthday camp. Pull some tables together, slap some balloons on the table and you’re good to go. It’s a mother’s dream to finally let go of obsessive party planning. Very freeing.

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