You Have to See This 8-Year-Old's Epic 'Hamilton' Birthday Party
When Clarke Greene told her parents she wanted a Hamilton-themed birthday party, they did not throw away their shot to plan one for her.
When Clarke Greene asked her parents to take her and all of her friends to see the Broadway show Hamilton for her 8th birthday, they knew scoring tickets for that many kids was pretty much out of the question. So they threw their Broadway baby a killer (no pun intended) Hamilton-themed birthday party at Fraunces Tavern in New York instead, where 27 kids joined the birthday girl for crafts, a museum tour, a scavenger hunt themed after the musical, and a little karaoke, before leaving with a goody bag that included paper dolls of the characters, American flag pens, and mini U.S. Constitutions.
So cool, right? And get this—the young Hamilton fan has not actually even seen the hip-hop musical yet.
"My wife and I went last year for her birthday and Clarke has not let us forget that we didn't take her," dad Hayden Greene explained to Parents.com. "We tried to explain that the tickets are expensive and hard to get, but she's not interested in excuses!"
Can't say that we blame her!
Before the couple went to the show, they listened to the soundtrack in the car pretty much nonstop, and that's when Clarke fell in love with the infectious music and soon knew all the lyrics by heart.
"I believe that one of the reasons she loves it is because it connects her with us," Hayden explained. "Kids love it when they can participate in something they consider to be adult stuff."
Like this cake, perhaps, which was inspired by the design on the show's Playbill cover that features an image of the famous Burr-Hamilton duel:
So on-point, we think even Lin-Manuel Miranda himself would want a slice!
Of course, not every 8-year-old in attendance was familiar the show. But even those who weren't had a blast participating in the scavenger hunt and singing along with the soundtrack while waiting for their food to come out.
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"We didn't think her classmates would be interested in a Hamilton party," Hayden explained. "Boy were we wrong!"
Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Instagram and Twitter.