Choosing a venue for your kid’s birthday party that your child and the other kids talk about for years to come is a challenge, but doable!

When it comes to planning your kid’s birthday party, you want every last detail to be perfect. They are, after all, your pride and joy. From finding the perfect venue to designing a birthday cake that they will love, you have a lot to do to make sure that the party is one that your little one will talk about for years to come. Cakest aims to help busy moms like you create memories for your loved ones that will last a lifetime. From DIY cake kits to how-to guides, we offer the tools any mom needs to throw a successful birthday party. This how-to guide, for instance, was designed to help you pick the perfect venue for your kid’s big day. When picking a venue for your kid’s birthday party, keep the following considerations in mind:

The Venue’s Stance On Food And Drinks

While venues that offer to cater the party are great for last minute get-togethers, if you want to throw a memorable birthday party for your child, plan on catering the party yourself and taking lots of pictures. DIY foods and drinks can significantly improve the ambiance of any party. Instead of generic cupcakes and hotdogs served on standard paper plates and with plastic utensils, when you provide the food and drinks yourself, you have the option of presenting your kid with a birthday cake as one-of-a-kind as him or her; to serve each dish on plates that are in line with the theme of the party; and to customize the small details, such as napkin holders and tablecloths. If you are getting catering for the birthday party, make sure to check what is actually included in the catering price and how much actual food and drinks will be served.

The Venue’s Stance On Wall Decorations

Just how plates and napkin holders can significantly impact the feel of a party, so can wall decorations. Whether you want to hang a few homemade “Happy Birthday” signs or you want to go all out with wall décor and balloons, you should be able to! This is your kid’s birthday party, and you should be able to celebrate in a way that is as special as him or her. When interviewing venues, ask about their stance on wall décor. Those that don’t have a problem with it should be given highest consideration.

Private Vs. Shared Space

Private space is definitely preferable over a shared space as it allows you to create the intimate party environment that you desire. Moreover, if you opt for a shared space, you will need more hands on deck to watch the little ones, as they will be more apt to commingle with another party’s members.

If you get a private space, you will be able to bring your own music and entertainment which will create an even more fun vibe. If it is a public space, ask the venue if you are able to bring and play music.

Best venue for kids birthday party

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The Amount Of Space You Will Need

Finally, consider how much space you will need for the party. Are you hiring live entertainment, such as a magician or balloon maker? If you plan on hiring entertainment, you want to make sure that the venue has enough room to accommodate the performer’s act. Even if you don’t plan on hiring a performer, you will still need enough space to accommodate all of your party guests, whether the final count is 15 or 50. Check also if there is enough parking space for all the party goers and parents or a designated drop-off and pick up area. If parents are also invited to the party, perhaps think about how to get them involved in the festivities.

From the birthday cake to the birthday venue, there is a lot that goes into planning the perfect birthday party for your child. Use these tips above to mark at least one more to-do off your party-planning list: the “finding the perfect venue” to-do!