Your child’s birthday is one of the biggest days in their year. It is a special day to focus on them and make sure they feel amazing. You want to make sure they remember the day for years to come. Take some time to research potential party locations. Here are six questions to ask when looking for kids party places.
Does your child like the place?
The most important aspect of any party location is whether your child likes it. The star of the day should enjoy the location. As you scout out a location take them with you. If you are planning a surprise party make the trip a normal outing. During the outing watch their reaction to the layout, noise, and activities. If they seem very happy then you have nailed the location.
How big is the building?
As your star is looking over the building consider the size of the place. Ask to see the exact party space. Write the information down before you leave. If you have questions about party size or the location ask the staff. This will help you determine a good guest list size. Remember you want everyone comfortable.
What does the party package include?
Before visiting a location determine your budget for the celebration. After you visit a location and are comfortable, consider their party packages. What can you get for your budget? Are they willing to create a customized celebration for your day?
When considering the packages keep in mind the day of your party. Ask if there is a guest limit in the package. Is there an extra charge for guests beyond that limit? Does the location supply paper goods, food, or any other elements for the day?
One last element to consider is clean up included in the price of the package.
Are outside items allowed inside?
Ask if you can bring alternate foods to address allergies. Depending on what your package includes you may also need to ask about a cake or paper goods. This is your child’s day. Make sure they are as comfortable and happy at the location as possible.
How much time do you have the day of the party?
Find out exactly what time you can arrive before the party. This is important if you plan to decorate the space. Ask how much time you have for your celebration. If there is a firm amount of time make a note of this on your party invitations. This way potential guests understand they need to arrive between specific hours to take part in the celebration.
How flexible are their policies if things change?
Life happens. As perfect as your plan for the day is things can change. Ask your location about their last-minute change policy. Determine if you need to add an extra deposit or anything to your party. While no one wants to think something can go wrong, life happens.
Family emergencies, serious illnesses, and injuries can derail your celebration. If something along these lines happens contact your location as soon as possible. This way you can ask about rescheduling the celebration for another date. It also gives the location the opportunity to open that slot to another party.
What do guests need to bring?
The final question to ask of the location is what do the guests need to bring. Many children’s fitness play locations ask children to wear socks at all times. Many parents may also want to bring extra socks. Make a note of any required items for your guests to bring on your invitation.
Stop by or contact Kids ‘N Shape today to learn more about our celebration packages. We look forward to creating magical memories for your family.