Every Kid Went to These 3 Birthday Parties in the '90s
There’s something magical about the birthday parties of your childhood. Before the occasion was spent with expensive drinks, fancy dinners, or (depressingly enough) at work, the honor of turning one year older was an occasion that was filled with good friends, tons of junk food, sweet birthday cake, and the coolest activities available on a Saturday afternoon.
No matter how many birthday parties you went to, a few themes rose above the rest. Do you remember going to these three parties?
There was no better way to burn off a bunch of energy than to run around a cave with your friends and have a good old-fashioned shoot-out. Brave children would venture up towers and aim their laser guns in the open, more meek kids would hide in the corners and just wait to stay in the game for as long as possible before returning to the lobby, where pizza and soda awaited.
If you weren’t out roller-skating on the weekends in the ‘90s, you may as well not have had a social life. And only the coolest kids were able to reserve the local skating rink’s rec room for a private birthday party. A big birthday cake in the shape of a roller skate, a soundtrack filled with Spice Girls and the B-52s, and a few skinned knees completed your party. The only way you could be cooler than having a roller-skating party is if you could skate backward. That’s always insanely impressive.
Space Jam Party
When it comes to home birthday parties, no theme tops Space Jam. The Looney Tunes have been around since the 1930s, but it’s arguable that their popularity peaked in 1996 with the release of the live action/animated film Space Jam. Mixing basketball superstars such as Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Charles Barkley with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig resulted in an instant pop culture classic. Space Jam took over ‘90s birthday parties with space-themed cakes, games of basketball, and cardboard cutouts of your favorite cartoon characters.