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3 Things to Consider When Selecting Kids Birthday Party Venues

Kids birthday party venues set the stage for unforgettable celebrations. When it comes to planning the perfect day for your little ones, selecting the right venue is a decision that can make all the difference. These 3 factors play a crucial role in creating a magical and memorable experience. Let’s explore the key elements that will ensure your kids birthday party is nothing short of extraordinary!

Group-Friendly Spaces

There’s one thing that you can count on when organizing birthday parties. It’s that kids will want to be active and move about as they play.

One of the rules of keeping parties organized is to designate each play space as you get to them. This is a great way to show the kids that you’re ending one event and starting another. So, if you play with toys in the playroom for a while and then go outside to break the pinata, they’ll understand that it’s time to do something new.

You may have an event with limited space and need to have it in a bedroom or living room. If you want to avoid distractions for the kids and keep the other items in the room safe, then cover the shelves with sheets and turn around shelves on wheels so the children can focus on the activities.

While you must provide a suitable place for kids to hang out when they’re together, it’s also good to create private spaces where kids can be alone when things become too much. If kids need a quieter activity, why not set up a simple DIY craft station? This idea for creating Thomas the Train magnets is a fun and easy project that kids will love. You can also make a corner of the room, a couch, or a large sofa a designated safe space, or even another room in the house. If the child is overwhelmed, let them sit there, and when they’re ready, invite them to rejoin the event.

Encouraging Play

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It’s essential to encourage the kids to play, learn, and be active during the event because doing so is essential to their physical and mental well-being. In the backyard, you can set up the swing set and jungle gym, and maybe a few water toys, and let the kids go wild. If you’re holding the event in a living room, then you can provide safe activities, like hula hoops or set up a maze by hanging sheets and strategically placing bookshelves.

Also, provide opportunities for hands-on activities so kids can work on coordination and exercise their minds. Before the event, come up with different games that provide the kids with various experiences. You could set up a birdhouse-making station where the kids can play with wood, an activity where they make things with blocks, provide a play kitchen, and more.

If you run a daycare or want to make a permanent playroom in your house, then also think about the paint colors. There are several shades that encourage play, including red, which can generate feelings of energy and creativity. Orange is also great because it boosts mental activity and stimulates the brain. Don’t forget to open the windows and let in a lot of natural light to improve their mood and concentration as they play.

Make it Safe And Inclusive

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Of course, you must also make your event spaces safe so the kids can be carefree and have fun without fear of injury. If the event is outside, set up exterior lighting for evening parties so all kids can be accounted for, and they don’t get scared.

It’s also important to create a simplified space indoors where kids can’t trip or knock into nearby furniture. Proper storage can be the answer here. Clear the clutter in the room so kids can have easy access to activities without the potential of being hurt. Also, consider ottomans and other pieces of furniture that can double as storage.

In our diverse world, inclusivity is as important as safety. It’s important to help everyone at the event feel included, which you can do by ensuring that the event is accessible. Some ways to do so include creating designated pathways for foot traffic, providing adequate lighting for those with vision impairments, and providing plenty of seating. You must also introduce all kids and parents to one another so they don’t feel awkward and everyone can have a good time.

There are many different design elements that you can add to the event spaces. By making them more accessible, safe, and conducive to learning for children, so make the right tweaks, and make your next event a success.

Sam Bowman authored this post

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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