So, are you planning a birthday party in the park? A playground party in the park can be fun. The birthday party in the park is one of the simplest and most fun. However, a successful birthday party in the park depends on your foresight. Therefore, I give you ideas for park parties.
PARK BIRTHDAY TIPS
BOOK A SPACE FOR A PARTY
You will most likely have to go to the parks department in your city. Expect to pay money to book a seat. If your park has multiple venues, consider which one is best for the party. For example, you want the venue closest to a children’s playground. Or would you rather choose the largest one in the park, although it may be the farthest from the playground?
The most appropriate time for your birthday party. Also, remember whether you want to serve food or not when planning your timeline. If your time is from 11:00 to 2:00 or from 4:00 to 7:00, keep in mind that guests will think that the meal will be served. If you are thinking of serving only sweet and light snacks, morning or midday is probably best.
Get clear information on what time you are allowed to arrive for installation and how late you will be allowed to stay for cleaning. Perhaps the park will reserve your area for events in a row. You must be informed of your booked time – from arrival to departure.
DECOR SHOULD BE SIMPLE
This is a park and you are throwing a birthday party in the playground. You will already be competing with the beauty of nature. When I find things I want to take with me for the party decor (balloons, candles, banners), I just throw them in the car. Do not forget to bring a rope, several types of tape for hanging things.
TAKE FOOD WITH YOU
You can serve pre-wrapped sandwiches or hot dogs with small bags of chips for a birthday party in the park.
TAKE TABLET CLIPS
You will need tablecloth clamps to help hold plastic or fabric tablecloths in place if it gets windy. Better to use eight per table – one in each corner and one in each middle area. Nothing annoys guests on a playground like flying tablecloths. If there are no tables in your park and you will be spreading a blanket on the ground, figure out how these blankets will stay on the ground and not fly.
CALL PARENTS TO ACCOMPANY THEIR CHILDREN TO THE PLAYGROUND
The more adults there are in the playground or the playground at the park party, the better. However, at least one adult should stay in the birthday party area to keep things safe, as well as to greet guests and guide those who might be the first to arrive at the party.
TAKE BALLS OR FRISBIE
We didn’t bring balls or frisbees to the party in the park, but we had to regret it. Children ran and played in the grass for a long time. They could have spent much more time enjoying the clear field if we had brought them something to entertain them.
THINK ABOUT BOOKING A SECOND CAR TO TRANSPORT GIFTS AND ITEMS HOME
If you are expecting a lot of guests (who will bring a lot of gifts), you may need a second car to help you get your things home. – If your guests bring gifts, you will take home more than you brought. Make a plan for how to get these things home after a party in the park.
Bring garbage bags for your birthday party at the playground
Don’t just rely on the permanent trash cans in the park. Perhaps those tanks are already full or nearly full when you arrive at the park party.
ALWAYS NEED A SPARE PLAN
Finally, don’t forget to have a backup plan for your park party in case of rain!