Birthday parties are some of the most memorable events in children’s lives, and while parents love seeing their kids happy, planning these parties can be a little stressful! Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce the party planning stress and create a fantastic party for your little one. Here are five tips for planning your child’s birthday.
- Decide on a theme
Your child may want the party centered around his or her favorite character, or maybe a color or place. Themes are also helpful for parents, as they simplify your choice of invitations, decorations, games, food, and so on. So themes are a win-win for parents and children alike!
- Follow a planning timeline
Most of us are insanely busy these days, but don’t postpone party planning until the last minute. Ideally, you should start planning at least six weeks in advance. Create a party planning to-do list and schedule weekly tasks. This way, you will not only be prepared but you’ll also save yourself undue stress.
- Location, location, location
Decide whether you’ll be having the party at home or somewhere else. While having the party at home is convenient, off-site parties have a number of advantages—most notably being able to go back to a clean home after the party! You can often reserve space in a local park or community recreation center for a small fee. There are also kid-friendly restaurants, children’s museums, indoor playgrounds, gymnastic centers, and even fire departments.
- Plan your guest list
It’s important to ensure that your child’s closest friends and relatives will be there at the party, because without them he or she just won’t have as much fun. If your child’s best friend or favorite aunt can’t be there, then consider changing the date—even if it’s not their exact birthday or the day you were originally thinking. Your child’s happiness should be your most important concern, and if he or she is not happy, you probably won’t be either!
- Try these activities and games
Towards the beginning of the party, you could have the kids color birthday hats or put stickers on a “Happy Birthday” banner. If you’re feeling up for it, you can have face-painting, temporary tattoos, or hand stamps; for these, you could have a family member (even a teenager) sit at a table off to the side and let kids go to her.
Scavenger hunts are also fun! Have children search for little party favors like stickers, balls, or pinwheels. Party favors could also be seasonal. If it’s in the fall, they could search for pumpkins; if it’s in the winter, give them one mitten and have them search for the other; if it’s near Valentine’s Day, have them look for matching hearts or halves of hearts.
Planning your little one’s birthday party should be enjoyable, not stressful! Use these tips to ease any planning anxiety you may have and create a great birthday party for your child. Do you live in Southern California? You can reserve a private party for your child at one of our Scooter’s Jungle birthday party venues for kids in Orange County, Los Angeles County, or Ventura County! We specialize in taking care of EVERYTHING for you – from the setup and teardown to the food and games and everything in between. Find a location near you now!
Remember to always have fun!
In honor of National Sibling Day, celebrate by creating something special for your sibling. This easy Strawberry-Lime Stuffed Cupcake Recipe will definitely put a smile on your sibling’s face.
Happy National Sibling Day!
Recipe & Photo courtesy of the Food Network.
Scooter’s Jungle is known for many things. It is a place to play; a place for family fun and wild adventures; and even a company that offers entrepreneurs the ability to open a franchise that truly focuses on providing adults and children a wealth of great days! Therefore, it is no surprise to learn that the mission of Scooter’s Jungle is all about providing the best family fun possible by staying far ahead of the competition.
As any parent knows, a birthday party, a celebration or event for a child that comes around once in a lifetime – everything that has to do with the ‘bright side of life’ – needs a location they can rely on and trust to be the best. Scooter’s Jungle has made a name for themselves by proving to everyone that they are just that, and so much more. They are THE ‘neighborhood’ destination for private family engagements and celebrations where everything is literally “worry-free.” In a world that is full of parental worries, it is an absolute joy to be able to bring your child to a fun, safe, clean environment where they can be creative, engage their minds and have an absolute ball.
Not to mention, when it comes to the adults in the picture, the joyous environment of Scooter’s Jungle literally brings them back to a time of peace, where all that was needed in order to make life perfect was having fun. It’s not just the children that will be awed by the huge, custom-made inflatable jumpers, and the tallest and longest indoor inflatable slides in the nation. And when you talk about incredible themes – Scooter’s is extremely deserving of all the awards they’ve won for their unforgettable tropical-themed facilities that offer the best equipment for each and every member of their “Jungle Royal Family.”
Scooter’s is not just about private events, like birthday parties and school team gatherings; they also offer open play to everyone who wishes to have a wild time while enjoying the free table games, losing themselves in the Imagination Zone and listening to the state-of-the-art music system that enhances the excitement even more, making every visit to the ‘Jungle’ a huge success!
Now when it comes to the business side of things, the reports, studies, surveys – every outlook that has been offered to the businessperson for the New Year states that the biggest business trend in 2013 will be franchising. More and more people are scrambling to find the perfect niche where they can become their own boss by operating a franchise they truly believe in. Well, not only has Scooter’s become the most recognized and beloved place for family fun, but they also have a proven marketing and operations plan in place so that franchisees can be hugely successful.
This is an efficient, well-organized business that caters to the customer. Scooter’s knows how to handle each and every detail from start to finish; they know how to make their advertising work, how to train franchisees to be the ‘best of the best,’ and hire the most responsible and friendly ‘crew’ that’s made up of extremely attentive people who know how to gift parents with that completely “worry-free” experience!
It is no wonder, considering the fact that Scooter’s Jungle is the consistent winner of the local SoCal awards for ‘best party place,’ that they are also a top pick when it comes to being utilized as a television and movie location. From the Discovery Channel to MTV to Bravo, their unique Southern California filming venue has everything from ample parking to awesome attractions, and is even ‘THE’ place to hold the coolest Wrap Party ever seen when the shoot comes to an end.
Scooter’s Jungle locations are found all over Southern California (Aliso Viejo, El Segundo, Placentia, Simi Valley and Valencia) with even more locations to come, considering the fact that they have become a ‘top pick’ for the franchise community. And talk about referrals! This is one company that can boast the fact that their customers rave about them on all levels. And the customers prove their love by returning again and again and referring all of their family and friends to the most incredible ‘jungle’ in the United States.
The theory of “worry-free” anything is hard to believe during this time period, but when it comes to this particular company, Scooter’s not only says they offer “worry-free” entertaining – they deliver! From the invitation to hosting the perfect event, all the way to the thank you notes, they’ve got it covered. It also helps that they offer ALL of these services at a value that you will not believe! Yet another reason for the entrepreneur to head straight to their website in order to get that franchise kit immediately.
While the parent and child are increasing their happy memories, a franchisee can grab hold of this opportunity and increase their income, improve their life and finally find a business that offers both profit and fun – a business they can be proud to own.
Seeing as that we are also talking about a recession-resistant industry with a literal ‘road map’ to success for any potential franchisee, it’s nice to know that Scooter’s Jungle is now awarding qualified candidates the opportunity to build these incredible entertainment centers.
In the end, Scooter’s Jungle IS “worry-free” in a great many ways. For the parents out there who wish to give their children a wealth of fun-filled days to the franchisee who is struggling to find the industry that is right for them – Scooter’s Jungle is the ultimate gift!
About Scooter’s Jungle:
Scooter’s Jungle is your neighborhood destination for private family fun in a safe, clean and active tropical-themed setting. Our award-winning facility offers worry-free birthday parties, open play, school fundraisers, team events, and fresh homemade pizza. Plus, our perfectly-sized equipment allows kids and parents to play together creating an active, memorable, and fun-filled experience where everyone is treated like jungle royalty.