If you are planning a birthday party for one of your children, you have probably briefly considered having the party at home. If you're like most people, you probably thought a little further and realized that wouldn't be any fun at all. That's because a house full of kids running around, making messes, spilling food, knocking over drinks, and you cleaning up the mess when it's all over isn't any fun. It's the antithesis of fun.
Like the smart and savvy parent you are, your thoughts turn to kid-friendly restaurants in your area that will be less stress, less mess, and more fun for everyone. Here's what to look for in the perfect kids' birthday party place.
They Offer A Kid-Friendly Menu
Children can be picky, and it's rare that all kids like the same thing. Some are adventurous eaters while others will only eat chicken nuggets and pizza and a side of ranch dressing. You want to choose an establishment that has items that will appeal to most children. Pizza, tacos, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, spaghetti, and even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are typically safe bets. Buffets where the children can choose what they want are also a great option.
They Offer Birthday Packages
Why worry about shopping for birthday party decorations, streamers, and balloons when some restaurants will do it for you? You also won't have to stand on chairs to tape the decorations up either. A restaurant that offers children's birthday party packages usually has several packages with different price points available.
Packages are generally determined by your budget and how many children will be in attendance as well as the menu options you choose. Many restaurants will even take care of everything from the invitations to the birthday cake, candles, and ice cream as well. If your time is in short supply, look for a full-service restaurant that offers the kind of package you need.
They Offer Entertainment
A bunch of kids will need something fun to occupy their time. It doesn't necessarily have to be a huge complex with bouncy houses and expensive carnival games, either. Children are usually pretty easy to please. A handful of quarters and a few video game machines, a foosball table, a dartboard, and five dollars in the jukebox to play their favorite tunes is plenty of fun. Whether you go big or go simple, they'll be tickled.