Thursday, October 31, 2013
Where To Have Your Next Kids Birthday Party
The perfect kids birthday party location can vary widely depending on where you live and the type of party you are throwing. Here are our suggestions and ideas to help you throw the best kids party in the perfect location.When picking a children's birthday party location take into account your theme, your child's favorite places and the predicted weather for the time of year you'll be throwing the party. In addition consider budget, accessibility for guests and any safety issues.You can base your locale on a number of different criteria we've picked a few of our favorite kids birthday party locations.Birthday Party Locations for a Summer PartyThe Park - This is a great outdoor party location. Choose a park that will allow you to rent space. A park is a perfect place to have a rented ball pit or rented carnival games. Remember for a park party be sure the park provides park benches and tables for seating and food otherwise you will need to provide your own. Also, if you choose to barbeque as opposed to bringing ready made food then be sure the park has barbeque pits. And if they don't have bbq pits then you'll need to confirm barbqueing is allowed before bringing your own.Amusement Park - The amusement park is a great party location, because there is so little for you to do. Most amusement parks will provide a party area with tables and benches. Often, they will provide the party food as well. And of course the rides and games are all the entertainment you need.Zoo - Just like an amusement park the zoo will usually provide the party area and food. Often the zoo will also provide a tour for the kids.Dude Ranch - If you have a Dude Ranch near you take advantage of it for your child's next party. This is lots of fun for the kids because they get to interact with the animals. For many kids this may be their first time on a horse or even petting a horse so this party is a special treat for them. And as an added bonus Dude ranches are set in a western theme and all kids love cowboys!Kids Birthday Party Locations for a Winter PartyRoller Skating Rink, Ice Skating Rink or Bowling Alley - These are all great party locations anytime of the year but particularly in the winter when the kids can't be outdoors. Having a party at any of these locations makes the planning process simple for you, most rinks and bowling alleys are equipped for kids parties. They'll provide party areas and food or permit you to bring your own food. They'll also have special packages for kids parties so the kids can have a great time skating or bowling.Gymnastics Center - Kids like nothing more than tumbling and flipping. Check out some local gymnastics centers and find out if they allow parties. Some may not provide food or decorations but they will provide all of the activities in the way of balance beams, uneven bars and mats for tumbling. They'll also provide a trainer to help the kids on the equipment. This type of party will keep the kids active the entire time and they'll go home pooped!Karate Center - If your little one is into martial arts then throw a karate party. Many karate centers allow parties and provide a trainer to teach the kids some moves and do a few demonstrations.Indoor Playground - Indoor playgrounds are extremely popular. These playgrounds seem to be popping up everywhere so there is certain to be several near you. Some popular playgrounds are Gymboree, Chucky Cheese and Jeepers.Some Other Fun Kids Birthday Party LocationsChildren's Museum - The popularity of these museums for kids has sky rocketed and they typically cater to kids parties. They'll provide party space but may or may not provide food. Either way you can't beat this location as the activities are all right there providing hours of fun for the kids.Your Club House - We often forget about that club house our condo association fees pays for. If your house isn't large enough and if you have a Club House in your community take advantage of it. Yes, you'll have to bring in all the decorations and food but typically the space will be bigger and more open than at home. So don't forget to check it out next time you are throwing a party.Bead Store - Search your area for a bead store that allows kids to design their own jewelry. Typically if they provide in-store activities for kids they will allow for parties. You'll be surprised how many beads stores have kid parties. Often you will have to provide the food and decorations, but they provide the space and activities!Miniature Golf - Sometimes your local miniature golf course will provide party space for kids. I've even seen some that provide the food! If your little one likes golf check out your local miniature golf courses and let the kids putt around!