While you can easily host smaller kids' parties in your own home, larger celebrations may call for a larger event venue. The good news is that there are plenty of kid-friendly private event spaces that will provide a fun and playful backdrop for your child's special day.
Depending on your budget and the time of the year, you'll have a selection of venues from which to choose. During the warm spring and summer months, consider hosting the party outdoors, where kids can freely run and play while the adults enjoy the nice weather. Winter soirees may require you and everyone else to party indoors, so try to book your preferred space well in advance to make sure it's available.
Private event venues are ideal for birthday parties for kids of all ages, and you won't have to worry about cleaning your home afterward. For convenience, such venues also offer in-house catering and event decorating services for an additional cost. Inquire as to what kind of deals and discounts they offer, when you book in advance.
Here are some entertaining private events venue ideas to consider for your child's next birthday celebration:
1. Children's Museum
Holding your kid's birthday party in your local children's museum will ensure all of the guests will have an interactive, hands-on experience from beginning to end. Ask if the museum offers a private event room where your child can open presents and you can serve food and cake.
Kids' museums typically offer various party price points, depending on how many people you have in your group. You'll most likely also have a choice of how long you'd like to book the private room, and if you'd like the event catered. Some museums also offer party supplies and decor such as paper plates, silverware, banners, streamers, and balloons so you don't have to bring them in and out.
2. Aquariums and Zoos
Like kids' museums, aquariums and zoos will keep young party-goers entertained throughout the duration of the party. They also typically offer private event spaces as well, both indoors and out. The children may be able to celebrate on a deck overlooking an animal exhibit, or in a modern, state-of-the-art facility overlooking sea life, depending on the attraction.
Inquire as to what packages the attractions' special event departments offer to help you narrow down a venue. For instance, some birthday packages include party favor bags for each guest, t-shirts, craft activities, cake and themed decor.