Eight Things to Look For in a Kids' Birthday Party Venue
There are eight features to look for when choosing the BEST kids’ birthday party venue in Sydney for your child’s Big Day.
Locating a bright and fun local party place, with plenty of choice for you, engaged staff, parking for parents and safe playspaces for the kids, is the key to throwing a successful birthday party for your child!
Safety, an excess of FUN and a LACK of fuss are paramount to keeping your child happy and your guests satisfied.
Fun and Engaged Staff
The venue staff are arguably the most important part of the day. They should support you from your first enquiry through to the sugared-high farewells at the end of the party!
Observe the staff from your first engagement with them: they should be professional and responsive to you, but also be able to assure you that they can create a fun and engaging environment for the birthday child and friends. How long have the party hosts been working at the venue? Do they have the necessary Working With Children checks and a first aid responder with a valid certificate in case something goes wrong?
A Central Location
The mantra for a children’s party venue in Sydney is that same as the one for real estate: location, location, location. Well, not quite, but almost!
There’s nothing worse than an excited child rushing home with a party invitation, only for parents to find that the party venue is an hour’s drive away! All parents these days are time-starved; with multiple kids attending sport, parties and playdates on weekends, there’s never enough time for grocery shopping and house work, much less fun adult time!
Look for a spot that is central for all families attending, so they arrive relaxed and happy.
Easy Peasy Parking
Sydney is notorious for difficult parking! We’ve taken our own kids to parties and then spent 15-30 minutes cruising in cursed, crowded car parks trying to dump the car, missing a good chunk of a friend’s party as a result.
For parents who are organising the party, this is even more of a pressing issue. Remember, after the party you may have plenty of gifts to take back to your car! Avoid party venues in crowded shopping areas – they can be a nightmare for all families.
Often, popular party spots expand their business by expanding their size further and further, to handle more and more simultaneous parties. This may make great business sense, but for families it can make for an uncomfortable experience, with unfamiliar kids running everywhere and parents chasing them.
An ideal party venue will have an exclusive space, if not a dedicated venue. Kids feel most comfortable in an environment where they have the run of place and parents know that everyone belongs to the one party.
Safety for the Party People
It is essential that your birthday party venue be safe for everyone who is attending. As parents rushing to find a party spot we don’t always think about this, but crowded party venues with multiple ongoing events and overworked, distracted staff aren’t the safest environments for our kids.
Children should feel safe from injury and strangers; parents should feel comfortable letting their children play in the party venue while they get on with their busy days. An exceptional party place will have different strategies to ensure that all guests are safe for the entire time they are on site.
Healthy, Natural Light
Too many kids’ party venues have been located in large, warehouse-like spaces and lit with fluorescent lighting. Unfortunately, studies have shown a link between kids’ behaviours and such lighting! They’re not the best environments for large groups of excited kids.
The best party venues will be in spaces that are designed to feature healthy natural light wherever possible. They are far more pleasant spaces to spend a big chunk of your weekend time.
Various Party Packages
A great kids’ party venue will have several packages to choose from to create a fun and engaging party. These party packages should include different options that can fit your budget.
When looking for a birthday party place, look for one that offers you choices, varied according your party size and budget!
Be Careful of the Food Options
As parents ourselves, we are nervous when our children are invited to party venues where food is included as part of the package. Unfortunately many party venues seek to economise on the food and will source the cheapest possible party food!
We elected to take a different route at our own venue – parents have the option to bring whatever food you want. We’ve had families bring everything from takeaway pizza to sushi! Look for a place that gives you the choice to provide the food you want for your kids.
Sydney’s Best Kids’ Party Venue!
We want every child who chooses to have their birthday with us to leave the venue saying “That was the BEST day of my life!”.
We chose an easy to find location with plenty of natural light in Crows Nest to create a place that is fun for kids and easy for parents. Our staff are the best at creating fun, happy and memorable experiences for kids and families alike.
Have a look at what we can offer for your child’s special birthday!
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