7 Kids Birthday Party Mistakes to Avoid (Also Known as Becoming a Party Planning Ninja)

Planning a kids birthday party this year? You have the opportunity to plan an event that properly celebrates the life of one of your favorite little people, makes them feel loved, entertains a group of their friends for at least 2 hours, and helps them make memories that will last a lifetime. No pressure.

But, if you do feel a little bit anxious about getting everything just right, we have a few pieces of advice. If you can avoid the following mistakes, you will be well on your way to creating a party that is as epic and wonderful as that little person is, while allowing you to enjoy the party yourself (Yes, that is possible).

1. Don’t wait until the last minute to book the kids birthday party venue.

Kids birthday party venues fill up fast, and calling the week before is probably going to be too late. Instead, try to book the venue two months in advance.

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Five Features to Look for in a Kids Birthday Party Venue

A successful kids birthday party begins with the venue. The right spot will create a fun, engaging, and celebratory environment that will keep the kids happy for hours. The wrong kids birthday party venue, on the other hand, will leave you with quiet kids and boring memories. In order to avoid that kind of #fail, you need to do your research ahead of time.

But what do you look for in the right kids birthday party venue? While there are lots of factors you could consider, there are only 5 that really determine the level of fun the kids have and the level of stress you experience. To maximize the former and minimize the latter, look for the following (and take a peek at how iT’Z measures up).

Look for a kids birthday party venue that offers a variety of birthday event packages.

You are buying a birthday party package, right? These packages guarantee you access to the activities of your choice and take care of details such as food, balloons, and even party favors. And, they usually offer all of these perks for a lower price that doing it all yourself (Yes, you can have your [birthday] cake and eat it too).

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Tips for a Successful Kids Bowling Party

Bowling Fun at iT'ZBowling is a popular kids birthday party idea for good reason. Not only do kids generally love bowling, but it also tends to be an activity that children of almost every age can participate in, and offers many options when it comes to decorations, games, food, favors, and more.

However, a successful kids bowling party does not happen by itself. If you want to enjoy a successful kids bowling party with a minimum of stress, consider the following tips. They will help you to put together a bowling birthday party for kids that is a stress-free, fun-packed event.

Choose a kids birthday party venue with lots of options for fun.

The first step in planning a successful kids bowling party is to recognize that not every bowling venue is created equal. You could choose your run of the mill bowling alley, but it might not be the best choice, especially if you are expecting a lot of children who may have varying tastes and preferences.

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Bump Up the Fun With These Tips for a Bumper Car Birthday Party

If you are struggling to find the right kids birthday party theme, you might want to consider a bumper car birthday party. Perfect for kids with a sense of silliness and adventure and particularly good for kids who love cars of any kind, a bumper car birthday party can bump up the fun at their party and give them a good time that they will remember all through the next year. They might even ask to do it again next year! Here are a few tips for creating a memorable and safe bumper car birthday party for kids.

Choose a birthday party place that has bumper cars for kids.

While this may seem unnecessary, since bumper cars are a popular kids’ activity, not every birthday party place offers bumper cars for kids. You will need to check with your chosen venue if you want bumper cars to make an appearance at the kids’ party you are planning.

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Classic Arcade Games

The arcade has been thrilling gaming lovers for almost 50 years. From Pac Man, Pong, and Space Invaders to pinball and golf, to more recent releases based on superheroes, like Iron Man and Spiderman, arcade games offer exciting opportunities to play a wide variety of games in a fun setting.

The video game arcade also offers players a sense of nostalgia, a throwback to its glory days of the 80s, when children grew up going to the coin-operated arcade with friends. Many arcade games today are based on the ones released during that time period (New versions of Pac Man and Mario Bros. are still being released, for example).

These games have provided fun across multiple generations, and they are still in high demand among video game arcade players today. Here at iT’Z, we offer a number of these classic games, along with exciting newer releases. Here is a look at 4 classic and time tested arcade games that you can play at iT’Z.

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