Jonah's Mega-Uber-Ultimate 7th Sands Beach Club Birthday Bash

Sands Beach Club, New York City Photographer, Michael JurickFor some 7 year olds, a two-hour birthday party is usually the deal. However, when your playground is the Sands Beach Club - your birthday party suddenly takes on a whole life of it's own and the fun stretches on for hours. With my treasure hunt firmly established as a Memorial Day tradition (and more elaborate than ever) the kids of the Sands were grinning from ear to ear on the hunt to find the "buried gold" - both in the sand and sea (and pool). Then the dance contest got the kids shakin' their groove thang before smashing the Pinata to bits. No birthday at the Sands would be complete without dodgeball to cap off an incredible day. However, this year, we started it off by playing WATER BALLOON dodgeball! Jonah's cousins helped fill up about 125 water balloons for the game. Even the grown ups got in the mix and we played a round of water balloon tossing, before giving the field back to the kids for a massive 10 rounds of dodgeball. The day ended for Jonah with his family at Jordan's Lobster. Thank you to everyone who helped make Jonah's birthday blast one for the record books. I think I speak for almost everyone who was able to share in Jonah's joy when I say that it seemed like it was everyone's birthday party this past Sunday. :)

Thanks to Shannon and Kenny for helping me take pictures throughout the day. Here's a little gallery to give you a sense of the day. Enjoy!

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