If you are new to the area or new to parenthood, it’s still a minefield of possibilities!
There are so many different ways of planning a party and so many varied options.
Let’s start here:
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At this age, you are most likely to be celebrating for you as you will be for them, especially on that 1st birthday.
At-home parties are great and local Parks or Neighborhood Clubhouses are a great option too.
If you want to do something away from home, there are some great venues that are perfect for that age:
Play Street Museum, Little Gym, Gymboree and the Coop in Frisco. Most offer 1.5 hour private party options.
You might want to have a fun theme, as a backdrop for Photos or to delight your little one – and you can tie in your decor (tablecloths, plates, cups and balloons/decorations) with your Birthday Cake or Cookies.
Extras: you can rent a Bounce House too!
You can focus here on your Kid’s Interests. At this age, you can usually host a party at an entertainment venue. Time of year is also important!
In the Winter, these are great options:
In the Summer, there are more outdoor options:
You can either do fun smaller parties (at school age consider if you want to invite whole classes, or just select friends) or some kids prefer to do parties with girls only, or boys only – while some still love to mix it up.
This usually changes as they get older!
Most parents prefer to find a venue to host a party, and some also like to do days out and take some kids out in a small group.
Start with the kids’ interests or a theme and you can plan out from there.
Other ideas at this age are:
At this age, many kids are very clear about what type of party they want, so follow their lead and see how it falls within your budget. The great news is that many don’t have the same type of larger scale birthday party as younger kids usually have.
Depending on your budget, many venues which offer Birthday Party options have per-person pricing. By reducing the number of guests, you might be able to offer your child a super fun party at a venue like Dave n’ Busters, Aqua Shop Plano or Pinstack, which usually has higher price pricing.
You could also play a day out for this number, with enough trusted chaperones and spots in cars for transportation.
If you choose an entertainment venue for this number, check carefully the number of guests they include in their packages. The costs can escalate dramatically and you have to consider if it falls within your budget.
At this level, a more open format might work best – a gaming truck, pool party, park pavilion are all ideas for this.
Birthday parties can get very expensive, fast. So, set a number and then work within it.
$150 and below – This is going to be your DIY option.
$150 – $300 – Some venues can offer you party options within this budget – this seems to be the average cost. But do not forget the cost of the cake, the catering and any take home gifts you offer. Find out whether the venue offers catering and tablecloths, plates, cups and other items you might need within the price.
$300+ – The sky is really the limit here – by spending more, you can really bring your Party to the venue and have them take care of all the work for you..
Which leads us nicely to our next scenario:
If planning and executing a party is something you love doing, then you likely are able to spend some time to research and much of the effort will come from you in a DIY fashion.
If you are time-poor & need easy, convenient options, here are our suggestions:
You might already know that your kid(s) love sports, or chess, or lego or jumping around!
Here are our suggestions based on Interests
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