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.
Where Fun Meets Perfection
If you’re searching for the ultimate party destination in Southern California, look no further than Scooter’s Jungle.
It’s not just the number one indoor playground in the Southland; it’s the top choice for kids and parents alike. Allow us to explain why Scooter’s Jungle should be your go-to party venue.
1. More Playground Time
Unlike other indoor playgrounds, we believe in giving you the most out of your private party experience.
While many venues only offer a two-hour window for your private party, including arrival and orientation, we go the extra mile.
Our Village and Ultimate private parties grant you a full two-and-a-half hours. This extra time ensures a relaxed start and plenty of playtime.
We kick things off with a Meet and Greet, setting the tone for a fantastic celebration – it’s all about making you feel like family!
2. Exclusive Private Events
At Scooter’s Jungle, your private party is truly private. You won’t have to share the jungle with any other parties.
While other venues may promise private parties, they often host multiple parties simultaneously, making it a challenge to keep an eye on your little ones.
We ensure that your party is just for you and your guests.
3. Giant Inflatables
We’re not just big on promises; we deliver on action!
Our custom-made inflatable structures are exclusive to us, designed for both adults and kids to enjoy.
With the largest inflatable slides around, we leave no room for pretenders. Come see the difference for yourself!
4. Dedicated Play Arenas
Unlike many indoor playgrounds that require groups to rotate through different arenas during a party, we offer a unique experience.
When you book a specific playground at Scooter’s Jungle, it’s yours for the entire duration.
Our arenas are spacious, and our experienced staff keeps the party spirit alive with active games throughout your private arena event.
5. Fresh, In-House Food
We take food seriously!
At Scooter’s Jungle, we serve only fresh food made right in our own kitchens.
Our pizzas come hot and fresh from our pizza ovens, and our menu items are nutritious and delectable. (Note: Our Placentia location is fully certified to handle all food items brought in from our vendor.)
6. Bring Your Own Food
We understand the challenges of hosting a party for kids with food allergies. That’s why we encourage you to bring your snacks, especially fruits and veggies.
Relax and let your kids be kids. Reach out to us in advance to discuss any restrictions, and we’ll be happy to accommodate.
7. Best Pricing Guaranteed
We offer a range of event pricing options to cater to every need. Our packages are designed to provide you with everything you need for an incredible celebration.
Moreover, we offer a variety of add-ons to take your party to the next level.
With Scooter’s Jungle, you’re guaranteed the best deal in town for a memorable experience that your kids will cherish.
Ready to plan your unforgettable party at Scooter’s Jungle?
Book your party today or give us a call to learn more about what sets us apart and how we create the perfect party atmosphere. Join us, where fun meets perfection!
Join us for a Spooktacular Halloween party where costumes are encouraged!
Scooter’s Jungle has created the spookiest night at the jungle where costumes meet bounce house! Our locations in Valencia, Placentia and South Bay will be hosting a family fun Halloween event and appropriate for all ages. See below for location specific details.
Bring your socks and family friendly costumes. These Halloween Events may sell out, so get your tickets Today!
Monday, October 28 | 5:00 pm to 8:00pm
Call today to purchase tickets | 661-877-4400
Valencia’s 3 Hour Halloween Trick or Treat Open Play will have vendors and candy trick or treating. Face Painters, Cupcake Vendors, Balloon Artists and more. This is one of the biggest events at Scooter’s Jungle- you don’t want to miss it. These Halloween Events may sell out, so get your tickets Today! Take Advantage of The Early Bird Presale Price of $15 each child or $20 at the door, includes 1 adult, extra adults=$3/each. Additional siblings under the age of 1 are FREE when accompanied with a paid child entry. Limited space available. No outside food, gifts, or party items – please.
Pizza is available at $3/slice or 2 for $5.
Wednesday, October 30 | 5:30 pm to 8:00pm
Call today to purchase tickets | 714-223-5730
Placentia’s Spooktacular Party will have Tricks, Treats, and TONS of Family Fun! Halloween Costume Prizes! This is one of the biggest events at Scooter’s Jungle- you don’t want to miss it. These Halloween Events may sell out, so get your tickets Today! Take Advantage of The Early Bird Presale Price of $8 each child (deadline 10/29) or $10 at the door, includes 1 adult, extra adults=$5/each. Additional siblings under the age of 1 are FREE when accompanied with a paid child entry. Limited space available. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. AT THE DOOR TICKETS WILL BE LIMITED. PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO GUARANTEE ENTRY.
Pizza is available at $2/slice, $16.55/Whole
***Memberships not included in special events however will include discount at the door.***
Wednesday, October 30 | 5:00 pm to 8:00pm
Call today to purchase tickets | 310-848-1380
El Segundo’s 2nd Annual Halloween Party will have Tricks, Treats, and TONS of Family Fun! Halloween Costume Prizes! This is one of the biggest events at Scooter’s Jungle- you don’t want to miss it. These Halloween Events may sell out, so get your tickets Today! Take Advantage of The Early Bird Presale Price of $20 each child (deadline 10/29) or $25 at the door, includes 1 adult, extra adults=$5/each. Additional siblings under the age of 1 are FREE when accompanied with a paid child entry. Limited space available. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. AT THE DOOR TICKETS WILL BE LIMITED. PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO GUARANTEE ENTRY.
Pizza is available at $2.50/slice, $15.99/Whole
How Your Family Can Spend More Time Together in the New Year
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to spend more time together as a family, you’re in the right place. With everyone’s hectic schedules, carving out some family time isn’t always that easy. Coming up with a special activity or a day trip helps everyone get on the same page. After all, your kids won’t be young forever. You don’t want to look back and wish that you’d spent more time together. Use these resolutions for families to start the New Year off on the right foot.
1. Cut Out Technology – At Least One Day a Week
Everyone is guilty of staring at their smartphone these days, kids included. Even if your child doesn’t have a cell phone, chances are they love to play video games, watch cartoons, or play a fun game while they borrow your phone. All this screen time can take the fun out of spending time together as a family. Make it a habit of putting down those screens at least one day a week. You can plan a weekend adventure as a family or spend some time playing outside. As much as your kids might groan over their lack of screen time, they could use the break!
2. Help Save the Environment
Kids are never too young to start learning about the environment. In the New Year, help your kids appreciate nature by taking them to a local park, planting some trees in your backyard, or spending a night under the stars. If you live near a beach or wildlife reserve, cleaning up trash can become a game, and it’s something anyone can do. The more time a child spends in nature, the more they’ll appreciate the environment later in life. Plus, a little peace and quiet will do everyone some good.
3. Play More as a Family
Parents, you could use a little more playtime in your lives. Instead of just watching the kids do their thing on the playground, it’s time to jump in the game and have some fun! Spend some quality time together as a family and plan a trip to an indoor playground like one of our five Scooter’s Jungle locations across Southern California. Our massive indoor areas are filled with equipment designed for kids and their parents. Whether it’s a heated game of tag, hide and seek, or just rolling down the slides, enjoy a fun-filled day out with your kids that they won’t soon forget.
Plan a trip to Scooter’s Jungle and experience the joys of playing together as a family! Click on a location to learn more: our Calendar lists open play events that are open to the public, or you can make a reservation for birthdays, team get-togethers, scout parties, and more!