Indoor Birthday Party Fun January 30 2015 1 Comment

Planning a winter birthday party for a bunch of active four- to seven-year olds can be challenging. With cabin fever setting in and chilly temperatures outside, kids want to be able to run and play. Heather found just the right solution for her son's seventh birthday: an indoor playground. A private party room, pizza, and a huge play structure made it a party all the kids thoroughly enjoyed.

Heather chose the Happy Birthday Marquee Party Package from Birthday Balloon. "The balloon bouquet was just to my son's tastes," she said, "and the kids loved getting a latex balloon to take home as part of their loot bag." She also loves how long the balloons last, allowing her to use the bouquet the next day when celebrating again with family.

If you are planning a party at an indoor playground, Heather offers the following tips:

  • Be sure to find out if you/your guests are allowed to remain in the playground after the end of the party. Some venues expect you to leave right away and will charge extra if you stay.
  • When planning food for your party, keep in mind that the adults need something to eat too. A sandwich tray is a great option, but remember to place your order 48 hours in advance. Fruit and veggie trays, usually available at your local supermarket, are great to have on hand too.
  • Not all kids like pepperoni, so consider getting a half cheese/half pepperoni pizza to satisfy all tastes.
  • Bring extra drinks. Running around will make the kids very thirsty.
  • If there are differences between loot bags for boys and girls consider labelling them subtly to make handing them out easier. Heather placed a sticker on the outside of the bag on the right side for the girls' bags and on the left for the boys.
  • Always have an extra loot bag on hand! Very late RSVPs can happen and you don't want to be caught short handed.