Thursday, October 16, 2008

Birthday Party Ideas For Kids: The Play Place

Birthdays had a way of bringing out the best in me when I was a kid. I used to look forward to each one as if somethng sacred was about to happen. My mom was always able to make me feel like I was the only person in the world on my birthday and it was great.

For many years we would have parties at our house. It was amazing. We had a lot of room to run around and my mom had just accepted the fact that things were going to get messed up or maybe even broke and that was OK. She always hid away the expensive stuff.

Every once and a while on my birthday we would go to the bowling alley. A bowling alley party was always fun but a lot of the kids would do it so we didn't make a habit of it. Generally, my mom was pretty creative and able to come up with some great themes for my birthday while using the house or even just our backyard. I have nothing but the best memories regarding the whole experience.

Today there are a number of great ideas for kids birthdays. The one I wanted to mention for this report is the play place. The play place is usually and indoor facility that can hold a bunch of kids comfortably with lots of things to do.

Each place always has a name like The Play Place or Kidz Corner, I think the one we took our daughter to recently was called Mini Mania. The names are great and generally hard to forget.

The play place is a great idea for a kid's birthday party for a number of reasons. Usually, they are inexpensive. You can rent the space out for a few hours and it generally will not cost you more than a hundred and change. This will often include a lunch but every place is different when it comes to food. A bunch of the places will have a variety of food and drink options.

The staff is generally quite helpful. They will help you set up if you need it and will even serve at some locations. The only thing is that they are strict about you wrapping up everything in time, before the next party comes in. That is usually not a big deal because the kids usually get exhasted and are ready to go by the end.

Inside there are a variety of activities for the kids. Depending on the palce, you will usually find an incredible state-of-the-art jungle jim, with tunnels and bridges and swings etc. There may be a jumping ride as well as video and other console based games for the kids to play. Every place you look into is different.

They are also great because it is easy to keep an eye on your kid. They can run around, jump up and down on everything and you will be able to see them from pretty much anywhere in the space that you choose.

The party place is just a great birthday party idea and you should check one out in your area the next time you are stuck for ideas. Unless you have tried it before and in that case there is always bowling.

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