How Many Guests For A Kids Birthday Party?
If you are planning a birthday party for your kids, one of the most common questions is how many of their friends you should invite. You may be pressured by your child to invite everyone they know since they aren’t familiar yet with the fact that costs grow with the guest list. You also may not want to manage fifteen or more screaming children for hours. Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park of Cranberry Township can accommodate large and small groups, and we can also help keep an eye on the party guests. If you are having your kid’s birthday party at home or at another venue, here are some things to consider when building your guest list.
Consider The Ages Of The Children
Some party hosts use a simple equation to arrive at the number of guests to invite. Simply take the child’s age, and add one to that. If your child is six years old, let them choose seven guests to invite. This is generally used with younger children since when they are that age; they will need more of your attention. When your child gets older into the double digits, there will be more factors in play.
Consider The Size Of The Party Venue
If playing host to a large amount of kids for your child’s special day is something you are looking forward to you will want to make sure that the place you are holding the party is not cramped. If this is your home, you will have a pretty good idea of how many people you can fit in it. If your intended venue is a park, then the amount of guests will not be a problem, but keeping track of a large amount of kids outside with any number of places they could go adds an extra level of challenge.
If you have a specific place in mind, like an amusement park, a bowling alley, or another business that offers parties, it will be a good idea to talk to the staff to see how many people they can accommodate.
Consider Your Budget
This is where most people start, but if you have a certain amount you are willing to a lot to the party, think about how much of that will go to gifts for your child from you, the venue, and food at the venue. At Flying Squirrel, we have different packages based on the number of guests, so it is simpler to know how much you are spending up front, which makes budgeting easier. If you provide all the food and entertainment separately, costs can add up faster, and you may be more limited on guests than you thought.
Consider The Amount Of Time To See Guests Off
If you have a large number of kids in your house for a party, or even a small amount, there may be a certain number of parents that are not punctual when picking up their kids. Even if you give them a specific time, people are often late. With many children by yourself, you may be tired after a long day, and as they slowly leave, you may be tempted by the couch in the other room while the stragglers continue to tear apart the rest of your house. You may be struggling to phone parents while you are keeping things in line. Other parents may even take their time getting there since they know you will be there later since it is your residence.
If you have your kid’s party at Flying Squirrel, we do not permit young children without guardians. This will create more urgency for the parents to come to pick their children up. We can also help watch your guests while you make phone calls. We are here to help you keep your day fun, simple, and stress-free from the moment you schedule to the end of the party when people are starting to trickle out.
Kid’s Birthday Parties At Flying Squirrel
Our goal is to provide quality fun for children on their birthdays and every other day of the year. When you book with us, we have many attractions, plenty of food and drink, and staff help. Our party rooms can be rented out for regular-sized parties, and we offer a full facility buyout as well for larger groups. Give us a call. Let’s make your child’s day special for them and ALL their friends!