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Ball Pit Parties For Adults?!

The average American adult might forget where they put their car keys, but they just as reliably remember playing in a ball pit when they were young.

Be it at Chuck E. Cheese's or some rich kid's birthday, ball pits were seriously the pinnacle of the party - and no one seems to remember that more than Forward Motion founder Ryan Lum.
Forward Motion, a non-profit that specializes in making 'bucket list'-level experiences come true, wanted to give San Francisco-based adults an opportunity to relive their childhood - with very grown-up twist - by throwing a ball pit party at a bar. (Kind of like your standard ball pit - but WITH BOOZE!)
Apparently, the event was a year in the making - as it took a little time to fundraise enough money for the 40,000 ball pit balls used. However, once the ball pit party finally happened this month, it was a HUGE success - with swarms of people coming in and out to dive into the ball pit, cocktail in hand.

"I talked to many of the attendees as they left the ball pit with a huge smile on their faces. I overheard people saying things like, 'my inner child is so happy right now'. People loved the idea [and] wanted to know if there will be more."

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For those of you who are in the San Francisco area and want to get in on this action, another ball pit party is planned to be held at the Monarch nightclub next month.
However, never fear, everyone else. Forward Motion hopes to bring more ball pit parties to other adults-with-inner-children in the US. In the meantime, at least we have this sweet video of the action, right?

Who would be down for a ball pit party? What other childhood things do you wish you could do all over again?

Personally, I'd be down for making goodie bags with candy and cute erasers and stickers for all of my birthday parties. I mean, why do goodie bags even stop at a certain age?
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@nicolejb I'm game!!!!
a year agoReply
@danidee I don't know....I think I read somewhere that ball pits became popular in the 80's, which would mean I was too old.
a year agoReply
I won tickets to this but couldn't go 馃槪
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@SPECTRA oh noooooo :(
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@SPECTRA NOOOOOO THAT SUCKS. :(
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