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Children's Party Venue Information


So, you have made the decision that you are not having the traditional children's birthday party in the garage or in your basement. You want to do something different, something unique. One of the biggest decisions you have to make before you start a search for a specific venue is to choose a theme. Your theme will give you some direction. For instance, if your child is a huge fan of “Frozen” and loves to think of herself as Queen Elsa, you could think about a venue like an ice skating rink. There are a million different directions you could go, but your theme is going to help you tremendously. So, sit down and have a long talk with your child and ask them what they like to do the most. Once you know this, you can start looking for venues that fit into that theme. But before you sign on the dotted line and rent a place or decide to go their, it is best if you arrange a sit down meeting with the staff to talk about the possibilities. This guide will help you do just that and also will eventually lead you to the perfect match for your birthday party.


Take your theme and get ready to do a search around the Cedar Rapids area for potential venues. Start by tapping into the power of the world wide web. Do a Google search for your theme and party venues in your area. For example, if your theme was gymnastics, you would do a search for “gymnastic venues in the Cedar Rapids area.” Click on as many of the websites as you feel that you possibly can and read all about what the venue will provide in terms of birthday parties. If you really like what you see and read about a particular venue, record the name and contact information of the venue. Also, it would be a really good idea to talk to people you know well like your family, friends and coworkers about what they have done in the past in terms of kids birthday parties. If someone tells you about a great venue that fits into your theme, jot down the name. Once you have compiled your list, it is time to start visiting your potential venues.


Call each venue and setup a time that you can show up and talk to them about the possibilities. One of the first questions that you should ask is whether the venue is large enough for the number of kids and adults who will be attending the party. Also, make sure that you understand whether your party will be in a private area or a shared space. Keep in mind that if it is a shared space, you will need more adults around to make sure everyone stays safe. If there are certain decorations that you had in mind, ask them if you are allowed to hang or bring anything in terms of decorations. Do you need to provide food and drink or do they? What are your choices? If you want many of the parents to hang around, is there sufficient parking for everyone? What about additional entertainment like a magician or a balloon twister, is it alright if they perform at the venue? Will the staff at the venue be helping in anyway? Are they trained in CPR and for other medical needs? When you find that place that just seems to fit perfectly, make sure it fits within your budget and if it does, get ready for everyone to have a blast.