Hosting a birthday party at home can be a cause of great stress for many reasons. Do you have a tiny house and a large guest list? Does the thought of needing to deep clean your house make you break into a sweat? If so then it may be a good idea to consider having your child’s next birthday party somewhere else.
There are quite a few places that may be the perfect location. Some may be free and others may have a charge. It could all be worth it for helping to remove some of the stress of party planning.
1)Local Park. If the weather is nice year round in your area or your child has a summer birthday, then look into hosting their party at a park in your area. They may offer pavilion rental that will offer some protection from inclement weather. It is a good idea to find a park that has restrooms available. Pick an area close to the playground so that children can play. Games can include three-legged races and tug of war.
2)Someone Else’s Home. If you know a family member or a friend that has a great space for entertaining and they love hosting a party, then consider asking them if you could use their home. If they say yes, make sure you get them a thank you gift. Tell them that you will be completely responsible for all of the food and clean-up afterward. Leave their home just as you found it (or better). They will appreciate it.
3)Kid Friendly Restaurant. A pizza parlor combined with an arcade can be a huge hit with kids. And their parents too. You will not be responsible for cooking or clean-up and the restaurant provides all of the entertainment. This can be a very noisy option though and may not be popular with adult guests.
4)Zoo. Many zoos are now offering party packages for birthdays and other celebrations. Many offer use of a room with food provided, plus a tour of the zoo. What a great place to have a safari birthday party!
5)Craft Place. Ask around at both smaller stores and the big chain stores in your area. Most likely they offer some kind of party package that includes an instructor that will take the children through a craft.
6)Children’s Museum. Kids love to touch things and see how they work. A children’s hands on museum can be a fun and educational place to host a party. Here is a directory of children’s museums in the United States.
7)Build a Bear Factory. Located in malls across America, Build a Bear is a very popular destination. Kids can pick out an animal to stuff, fill it with fluff, give it a heart, and then dress it up. They offer a party package that includes a party director to show everyone what to do and keep the fun level high. Build a Bear party supplies are also available.
8)Bowling Alley. Host a bowling birthday party and show kids a sport they may rarely see. Many alleys have party packages that include food, bowling shoes and balls. For younger kids see if bumper bowling is available in which a barrier is placed in the gutter.
9)Gym. A kid’s gym can be a great way to get kids up and moving and a way to run off their sugar high from the birthday cake. Even some health clubs offer party packages that include an instructor to keep the kids going.
10)Bounce House. Inflatable bounce houses are more popular than ever and businesses keep popping up to meet the demand. Many offer a variety of inflatable toys from slides to ball crawls to keep kids entertained. The birthday child will even get to sit in an inflatable throne to help celebrate their special day.
Hopefully these ideas will help you find a place to host your child’s next birthday party. Feel free to check through our directory of party ideas for more inspiration.