Many parents choose to host a birthday party at their home. In many cases, they cite the reasoning as simplicity and cost. However, once the party has started, they realize how complicated a home birthday party can be. In the end, you could have tons of cleaning and many extra costs that you had not planned for from electricity to a cleaner. That's why Bodies in Motion believes in helping you to find the perfect birthday party venue for your child and needs.
Today, we're going to talk about why a birthday party should happen outside of the home rather than in the home. Though some of the reasons are financial, you'll be surprised at the number of reasons there are to think about moving your next birthday party. Let's dive in!
Why Use a Venue for a Birthday Party
Though not often thought about, time is money. For example, if you have to spend ten hours set up up and tearing down a birthday party, that's over a full day of work for most people. How much do you get paid in one day? If you can pay less than what you get paid to have someone else take care of the setup and takedown, then you have saved time and therefor the money! This can be especially true if you would have had to take time off to get everything set up.
In addition, you should also think about how much time you have to spend cleaning up rather than the time that you've spent with your family. If you must clean for three hours after the party just to get the home in some semblance of order, that's three hours you could be spending with the birthday child, or relaxing while they sleep!
As talked about in the last paragraph, having a birthday party is messy. Though you can try to keep the mess to a minimum by keeping the kids outside, chances are you will still have a lot to clean up at the end of the day. In some cases, you might even have broken items that need replacing. Why is this? Homes are not set up to have what could be dozens of kids in one place. Unlike a venue, your home has valuables and breakable objects.
Add to this the fun items that often accompany a birthday. From streamers to silly string, birthdays can often produce a mess that needs to be picked up. A home has grass and carpet, making this job almost impossible. However, a venue designed for kids often has tile or rubber mats. Meaning a simple mop (done by the cleanup team) gets rid of all mess in no time at all.
Unlike a birthday party done at home, one hosted at a venue requires many fewer decisions. For example, when you host a five-year-olds birthday party at home, you need to pick the theme, decorations, time, toys, rentals, cakes, food, and more. However, when you choose a venue, you must then choose a theme, guest list, and time. After that, the venue can get decorations, cake, and even rentals depending on the venue you choose.
Though not always something that people think about, inviting 20 kids into your home, there is a high chance that you are also inviting at least 20 parents into your home. While many people don't care about what others see, it can be disconcerting to have that many people in your home looking at your things. When you have people go to a venue, you don't have to worry about hiding valuables or that awkward photo of your family at the beach you leave out for no reason.
With so many people at your home, things are bound to happen. However, there is a chance you are neither a lawyer or a doctor. Should something serious happen, you could be liable for any medical bills if not more. Having a party at a venue means the venue is responsible for issues. In most cases, they will also have someone trained in first aid available should something go wrong. In addition, a true first aid kit will be nearby at all times.