When to choose to do a birthday party at home versus at a venue

Making the Right Party Venue Decision

Planning your child’s birthday party can be a bit overwhelming with numerous factors to consider.

One of the primary decisions parents face is whether to host the party at home or choose a party venue.

This choice can be challenging, but we’re here to help you explore the pros and cons of both options.

Home Parties vs. Venue Parties

Hosting a birthday party at home is a popular choice for many parents, especially for younger children.

However, it’s essential to understand that it’s not always the easiest or most economical option.

Let’s break down the advantages and disadvantages of both home and venue parties.

Pros of Home Parties:

  • Personal Space and Comfort: Your child can retreat to their room or a quiet area if the party becomes overwhelming for them.
  • No Travel Involved: You won’t need to transport guests to a different location.
  • Flexible Timing: You can host guests for as long as you like, with no restrictions on the duration of the party.
  • Custom Decorations: You can set up theme decorations according to your preference, even days in advance.
  • Food and Beverage Choices: You have the freedom to prepare and serve food, including alcohol, without specific rules.

Cons of Home Parties:

  • Cleaning Responsibilities: Preparing your home before and cleaning up after the party can be time-consuming and potentially costly if you hire help.
  • Entertainment Planning: You’ll need to organize activities to keep the kids engaged.
  • Decorating from Scratch: Creating a festive atmosphere may require significant effort, and it may be challenging to surprise your child with the chosen theme.
  • Risks of Damage: With numerous kids in your home, there’s a risk of accidental breakages or damages.
  • Guest Management: Ensuring guests behave appropriately may be your responsibility unless you hire event staff.
  • Unlimited Stay: Guests can stay as long as they like, which might lead to exhaustion for the hosts.
  • Accumulating Costs: Expenses can add up when you consider all aspects, especially if guests expect alcohol to be served.

If these cons seem overwhelming, it might be time to consider a birthday party venue.

Factors to Consider when Choosing a Venue

There are various factors to consider when you’re choosing a venue for your kids’ birthday party.

  • Venue Size
    Ensure the venue has enough space to accommodate your group comfortably. Private room options are ideal to ensure your party’s privacy.
  • Decorations and Themes
    Look for a venue that offers appealing themes, reducing your need to decorate from scratch. Check if they allow you to bring your own decorations.
  • Party Package and Privacy
    Be aware of guest limitations in the party package and inquire about the costs of inviting additional guests. Aim for a venue that can offer complete party privacy.
  • Food Options
    Confirm whether the venue provides food or if you need to supply it. Some venues offer the convenience of not having to prepare, clean, or transport food.
  • Staff Assistance
    Inquire if the venue provides dedicated staff to assist during the party.

Making the Decision

Ultimately, the choice between hosting a party at home or at a venue depends on your child’s age, preferences, and your comfort. Ensure your child is excited about the decision as a birthday party is a significant occasion in their life.

If you’re considering a venue, visiting it in advance can help you get a feel for the space and see if it aligns with your party plans. Not all venues offer complete privacy, so it’s essential to explore options and not limit yourself to home-only celebrations.

Choose the option that best suits your child’s desires and your comfort level. Remember, the most important thing is to create memorable moments for your child’s special day. Explore venues like Scooter’s Jungle that offer private, kid-friendly, and alcohol-free birthday parties.

Plan your next Team Building Event at Scooter’s Jungle

Team building events have become an essential part of creating a productive workplace, benefiting all types of businesses operating within a corporate or retail environment.  They’re a great way for managers and business owners to build rapport with their team and raise morale within the workplace.  Scooter’s Jungle is proud to host many of these team building events, where co-workers can transcend the hierarchy of the workplace and employers can reward their employees who contribute to their company’s success.  With locations in Aliso Viejo, El Segundo, Placentia, Simi Valley and Valencia, your neighborhood Scooter’s Jungle offers 100% private parties all day, everyday.

Whether you’re organizing a team vs team event or just want to have fun, Scooter’s Jungle has the equipment, locale and amenities to make your team builder a success.  We can even customize your team builder’s activities based upon your specific products/services, focusing the theme on a team building exercise that you would like to emphasize.  You’re also free to keep it simple and just let everyone play then enjoy our homemade fresh pizza (made-to-deliver in our Placentia location) or have your favorite caterer provide food for your event.

For team building events, Scooter’s Jungle is the private party specialist.  To book, just call one of our professional event planners and let us do ALL the planning for you so you can ENJOY your team building event!  Ask about team discounts on weekday parties!

The Ultimate Arena is usually ideal for team building event needs and includes a variety of cool rides such as:  HUGE slide, challenging obstacle course for team relay races, a sports court (the highlight of most of our team building events), Ping Pong, Air Hockey and a Superball room or enclosed game room (arenas vary per location).  More enjoyable activities include bouncy basketball, tug of war and hand scooter races–Scooter’s Jungle is your “one stop” destination for a memorable event that your staff will not soon forget.

Our tropical custom-made inflatables and attractions are designed for high volume, indoor use and are suitable for groups of all ages. Each inflatable is put through rigorous testing before being released to any Scooter’s Jungle location. We anchor each inflatable to the floor and/or wall to provide extra stability. We have a daily/weekly/monthly cleaning schedule that keeps our facilities and equipment clean and fresh. Plus, our inflatables and attractions have a routine inspection plan for any ongoing maintenance needs.

We know you’ll enjoy sliding down the tallest and longest inflatable slides around or zip-lining through our inflatable jungle.  Next, move into the dining room and enjoy a traditional pepperoni or cheese pizza or one of our adult-friendly specialty pizzas like BBQ Chicken, Garlic Chicken, Hawaiian Pineapple and more!

We’re confident that your work group will thoroughly enjoy their next team builder and we’d like to help you get started planning out your event.  Contact one of our party planning specialists today for a rewarding adventure that your staff will love.

“Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” –Vince Lombardi

The Top 5 Reasons Scooter’s Jungle is the Best Place for Your Child’s Next Birthday Party

For all you busy parents: How many times have you found yourself scrambling for party ideas, searching through a list of birthday party places for some direction?

Scooter’s Jungle is the ultimate indoor playground.  Here are the top 5 reasons Scooter’s is the best place for your child’s next birthday.

1. Location.

Scooter’s Jungle is just around the corner with several locations, conveniently located throughout Orange County, Ventura County, and Los Angeles County. Our Scooter’s Jungle locations are in El Segundo, Placentia , Simi Valley and Valencia.

2. Pizza.

No birthday party is complete without it and we make it fresh in our certified kitchens. Be sure to try our delicious specialties for the adults…BBQ Chicken, Garlic Chicken, Hawaiian Pineapple and more! *fresh pizza made in house at all locations except for Placentia where it is delivered to order for your convenience.

3. It’s safe.

Our staff is fully involved in activities and they provide total quality service.  Our indoor inflatables provide a safely padded environment for kids of all ages.

4. It’s FUN, FUN, FUN!

Scooter’s Jungle is home to the tallest and longest indoor inflatable slides.  Your kids will be jumping, swinging, climbing and sliding through our safe, clean and creative environment.

5. Excellent Event Venue & Service

Planning a party can be a big undertaking for any parent.  Let Scooter’s experienced party planners help you plan the perfect party.  From food to goody bags to last minute plush gifts, we know how to make your party a complete success!

For further questions and open play information please visit us at scooter.coalitionteam.com.