Birthdays are a big deal for kids and we know how important it is to them –and to you, to celebrate their special day in a memorable way. Being one of the Costa del Sol’s best party venues, we also know how stressful it is to put together a fun-filled day for kids and what it takes to make your child’s birthday one to remember, so our party planners have put together this checklist to make your birthday party planning as stress-free as possible.
Things to consider when planning the perfect kid’s birthday party:
Location, Location, Location!
The right venue can make a big difference when it comes to kids’ parties. Giving party-going kids a place to go wild with all their celebration energy is an important part of creating a successful event, as is offering a space for parents to escape the chaos while still providing a way to keep an eye on their children. A great party venue should offer both. Consider, too, if there is both indoor and outdoor facilities to account for a range of activities and weather and keep in mind location and parking availability to make travel to and from the party easy for all your guests.
Timing Is Everything!
Timing your kid’s birthday party right can be the difference between a happy birthday boy or girl and a cranky one that spoils their own fun! Plan your party at a time when they are most likely to enjoy it. If having your party outside your home, make sure you find a venue has plenty of booking times available so that you can choose the time that works best for you and your child.
Pricing –Not Always Black And White.
Pricing is often the first thing people think about when choosing a birthday party venue, but don’t get caught up in the bottom line. Do a bit of research into what is included in advertised prices and compare accordingly. Does the published price merely give party invitees entrance into your chosen venue? What about their parents or chaperones? Is food, activities, goodie bags, decoration, invitations, entertainment or other extras included? How about the all-important birthday cake? Are special needs or requests catered for? Can you choose a party theme to make your party unique to your child’s interests? Remember, no matter the price, the more options included in a party package, the more coherent your party will be on the day of the party and the easier and less stressful it will be for you to plan. Plus, with everything rolled into one party package, you are much less likely to forget an important detail that may just make or break the big day!
It’s Not A Party Without Food
Kids are bottomless pits, especially when they’re using up all their energy at a fun birthday party! So don’t forget to feed the hungry monkeys with plenty of party food! Grab and go finger foods like pizza, chips, chicken nuggets, fish fingers, sliced fruit, and sandwiches are always a hit with kids and having a few grown-up options for adults is recommended, too, to ensure all your party guests have a great time. Don’t forget to offer lots of water and juice or soft drinks to keep kids hydrated and a cheeky beer or wine option for parents is always appreciated. When planning your menu, keep in mind any allergies or special diets your invitees have and adjust foods accordingly. If you’re unsure, it’s absolutely acceptable to ask your guests directly if they require a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free option, or if they have any food allergies that need to be taken into consideration. Your party venue will need to be kept in the loop on any of these special needs and make changes accordingly, so before making a booking, check with them that they can accommodate special needs, should they be (or become!) required.
Finding The Best Party Venue For Your Kid’s Birthday
Ask around! Every parent has attended their share of kids birthday parties, so don’t be shy in asking fellow parents for recommendations on the best party venues for kids and why they liked or disliked them. Trip Adviser, Facebook, and Instagram are also all great sources of recommendations, too, and any kids party venue worth considering will have a website that includes plenty of information so that you can easily make an informed decision about where to have your son or daughter’s next birthday.
Mundo Mania – The Coast’s Biggest And Best Kids Party Venue!
As the largest kids play and party centre on the coast, you can never go wrong by having your next birthday party at Mundo Mania. With indoor and outdoor facilities galore and a host of activities for guests of all ages, we can’t be beaten for kids parties, no matter what your group size! Our comprehensive party packages include invitations and décor in endless theme options, delicious food prepared by our renowned in-house chef, free admission for all adults, and unlimited use of our facilities including wet play area, climbing frames, ball pits, multi-use sports pitches, trampoline park, and more for the kids! Plus, we have a host of party entertainers and decorators on call that can transform any party package into something entirely bespoke to make your party truly spectacular! Our in-house party planners are always available, too, to take care of every detail so you can sit back and relax before, during, and after the big day.
Discover more about Mundo Mania’s party packages by visiting our website: https://www.mundo-mania.com/kids-parties/
Due to the current Covid-19 regulations, we remain closed, however we hope to be open early next year, so if you if you’re planning a 2021 birthday party, get in touch and our party planners can start the ball rolling!