These kids parties Dublin work very well as there is ample parking for drop off/pick up.
There are Bathroom facilities provided, plenty of tables to set your food on and space for the children to play in.
Some even have kitchen facilities and seem to be fairly flexible with allowing you to hang decorations.
The only disadvantage I have ever seen is that they can be too big.
Yes, that’s right, I said too big.
I find that when a venue is too big, loud and echoey, children, particularly under age 8, love to run around and around....usually shouting and screaming (especially little girls!) in the process. And, with all that space and the lovely amplification for their voices, who would blame them? It’s fun!
However, for us adults, it’s not so fun and it can be difficult to round them up, ask them to sit down or organise games.
I have often arrived at parties to find frazzled parents watching little guests who’ve arrived early, run around I’m circles screaming with glee.
They have been relieved when I’ve whipped out my microphone and called the party to order to begin the kids entertainment dublin. All is safe in my hands...trust me, I’ve had a LOT of experience.
These are a great choice of venue if you’re having a family party with older relatives, where it’s not just a kids party dublin for your child.
Again, they have ample parking, the tables set up for you, space to socialise but not too large for children to run riot. The special added bonus is that the food and drink is served for you, so you can just relax and enjoy your party.
The only disadvantage may be that there are restrictions about hanging decorations, but you can get around that by decorating using pretty helium balloons.
I am often asked about the seating plan at these events and, yes, it’s a good idea to seat all children over 5 together at a table. The hotel staff can serve the children first. The children love to feel grown up at their very own table and parents can have their time for their own adult conversation.
In terms of entertainment, remember that children really won’t sit still for very long and are likely to climb under or over the table, start wandering around the room or generally get up to mischief.
To avoid this, you can of course whip out a few phones/tablets/screens.
But why not go back to basics and provide them with card games and puzzles to get them socialising. Or colouring books and crayons? What’s also nice, is to provide a kids party dublin party bag each with small favours that can be played with such as a yo-yo, play-dough etc.
If you’re having me to entertain at your party, it’s best to have the magic show and games before the food, then glitter tattoos, face painting and balloons while they’re eating. If the children are all seated at one table, it means that I can get around to them all quicker.
I have entertained at a few parties in these types of venues and they have all been nice parties.
Usually these are a small or medium sized room, carpeted, so noise level is kept to a minimum. They may not always provide kitchen facilities, other than for making tea/coffee, so be prepared to bring your own or to order those pizzas!
Next week, I’m going to look at Weddings, First Communions & Outdoor parties and give all the advice that I can about those.