3 Things To Do After You Find A Birthday Venue For Your Child's Party

by Amy Garrett

If your child has an upcoming birthday, one way to celebrate their special day is to host their party at kid's birthday party venue. Once you've found a venue that fits your budget and satisfies your child's interests, you may wonder what other tasks you should add to your to-do list to prepare a terrific party. Here are a few things you need to do after you find the perfect party venue.

1. Figure out the Food Situation for the Party

Now that you have a spot for your child's party, you need to decide what food and beverages you plan to serve at the event. Start by asking the party venue if they have restrictions regarding food at their parties. If the venue serves food, it might require that you purchase food from them. Other venues may permit certain types of outside food, like cakes, chips, and pizza. 

Once you know the rules for your venue, figure out if you just want to serve cake, ice cream, and a snack or if you prefer to feed your party guests an entire meal. Parties that fall during a typical mealtime (like noon) usually serve a full meal. Remember, it's fine for your meal to be simple; pizza or sandwich sliders, a veggie tray, and a fruit tray will be sufficient for your guests.

2. Reserve and Plan Any Additional Entertainment

Some venues, like arcades, skating centers, and indoor play areas, don't require additional entertainment. If you're hosting your child's party at a community center or park, you might want to reserve some type of entertainment for the kids.

Popular ideas for entertainment at a child's party include a magician, a clown, a balloon animal artist, a storyteller, and a character impersonator, or you might rent a bounce house or activity center to set up at the party venue 

3. Plan Your Decor

Now is the time to pick a theme for your child's party and learn what types of decor your party spot allows. Your venue may have limitations regarding the usage of certain items prone to making a mess, like silly string, confetti, and candles. Some venues may limit the size of banners or prohibit their guests from using tape to secure decorations. Make sure you know that rules so that you don't have to leave any of your decor behind in the car once the day of your event arrives.

If your space is limited, consider functional decor. Themed plates, napkins, and tablecloths make it possible for you to serve food while still adding your own touch to the space. Party favors and your child's cake can also serve as decor.

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