The Tried and True Method for Indoor Playground In Step by Step Detail

If you live in an area such as we do in Western New York (we are in Rochester!) With beautifully hot summers and cold snowy winters, you'll know your options for your kid's birthday celebration are largely dependent on the weather.
As an August baby, we constantly had little family parties outside at my residence. However, together with sons born in November and March, we're always left to reserve an indoor venue for their celebrations, if we decided to have them that year. While those with kids with summer birthdays might appear blessed to have so many choices at their disposal, it may also often feel overwhelming.
While at Climbing Vines Cafe and Play we might be biased since we sponsor indoor parties, I wished to share with you the 5 most common reasons we hear from past party customers to reserve indoor summer birthdays with us. To them, the stress-free temperament of the indoor summer celebration is a no-brainer, plus they're not looking back! After their first indoor summer party, they continue hosting with us year after year.

The most common reason for a client to reserve a summer indoor party with us is so they do not need to stalk the weather forecast for upgrades in the weeks leading up to the celebration. Nothing can derail a fun celebration quicker than having to cram all your visitors within your house, waiting for a storm to pass. And if you've ever had to cancel or postpone your child's birthday because of weather, you realize how heartbreaking that could be.
We get dozens of calls every summer a couple of days before someone's outdoor celebration is supposed to happen to find out if we have an open slot for them in our party venue because of weather woes. We can normally pull this off if the spot is open, but hosts will unfortunately have to scramble and allow all of their guests know of the change in venue and probably shift in time, and change all their catering requests to accommodate their new party plan.
While of course rain is probably the largest obstacle you might face, intense heat, unseasonably cool weather, and wind may also pose issues for your food, decorations, and your guests' belongings. You will likely end up investing in a tent another weather barrier simply to ease your mind somewhat, which are costly and take lots of precious time to set up and take down. I won't even tell the story of the time my Dad set up a tent for a party in a windstorm and wound up with a insurance claim for 4 ruined automobiles when it withdrew (weights and anchors and all!) ...


Besides the obvious weather concerns you can avoid with a indoor party, there can also just be something really straightforward and lovely about a indoor summer celebration. Guests will not need to be worried about bringing sunscreen and towels and towels and swimsuits and changes of clothing and insect spray... you understand.
Sometimes it's nice to take a brief break from the outdoors, sip coffee in an air borne cafe, also have a real conversation with other adults while the children play, rather than chasing children around trying to receive their hat on them or keeping them away from your in-ground pool. I am not sure about you, but I can never quite relax at an outdoor summer birthday celebration with a two and a 4 year old. While they sure do have a fantastic time running around, we usually leave in a daze or using a tantrum, unsure if we even had time to talk or check in with everybody.
While I absolutely love a fantastic barbecue or summer grilling extravaganza, I find it so refreshing when we can take a break in the same-old backyard bash and spend a few hours in a relaxing, cool, and most importantly-- included! -- atmosphere.
It is also freeing as a guest to have the rest of the day to do as we want as a family and not have to worry about getting the kids to a tub immediately after the party or stopping home to cool off and change clothing.
I promise that if you book an indoor party for your child, guests (particularly family) might seem a bit confused at first (why not take advantage of the summer weather while we can, right?) But after hosting hundreds of indoor parties I will tell you for sure that on the day-of, you and your visitors will realize how pleasant it can be to kick back in an air-conditioned private celebration for a few hours.

Speaking of how relaxing a indoor, air-conditioned party could be, can we discuss food for a moment?
At the moment, my sweet 4 year old boy is terrified of bees, and the fastest way to send him into a tailspin would be for him to sit down to eat a cupcake or his meal and have bees swarming around. Therefore, for our family, the meals factor alone would be enough to justify an indoor celebration.
Eating in peace without having to find colour or a seat or a location away from pests is just one of these things that you do not realize can be so magnificent until you attend your fourth or fifth outside summer gathering and THEN get a break from them. Among the most common things we hear is how nice it's to just sit and eat and see the kiddos play with no any other venue-related cares or concerns. This is going to be especially important if you're going to be having elderly family members attend that will battle with being portable in the grass or mud and finding seating at outdoor parties.
Plus, when was the last time you attended an outdoor summer celebration with a full espresso bar and cafe available for guests to enjoy now that they don't need to worry about running around chasing their kids in the heat?

While celebration aesthetic may not be a deciding factor for every household, it sure is significantly easier to create a themed extravaganza that lights a child's face up as soon as the party's indoors. The decorations required tend to be less since the place is smaller and included contained, and you won't need to worry about balloons and streamers blowing about or procuring table covers down.
Since we do host mobile events outside in Climbing Vines Cafe and Play, I will also speak from experience when I say the time it takes to install (and take down!) Decorations for an outdoor party compared to a indoor party usually ends up being at least double. Finding great places to hang banner, needing two people to maintain and secure everything, and locating weights or other restraints for everything may be a true hassle on party day.
And you will have enough to worry about this afternoon, right?
Furthermore, if your own pinterest planks are filled with adorable figurines, a candy bar, or anything which could possibly be affected by wind (or attract bees!) You will probably have to restrategize for an outdoor soiree.
Not to mention decor typically can only get used once if used outside, but repurposed again and if used for an indoor event. Our guests that host indoor occasions, especially those who spent significant money into decor or labored hard to make their very own, are very happy to find they can usually create a huge chunk of their cash back by reselling their materials something like Facebook Marketplace.

Speaking of money, probably the biggest misconception I hear from clients is they wish to host a party at their home to save themselves the rental fee of an indoor area. I generally laugh at this because it makes perfect sense, in other words, if you have never hosted an outside party.
With all of the"extras" such as tents, chair rentals, additional decorations, weather reinforcements, clean-up provides, games and activities for the kids (that you won't have to provide at a play area!) It is very likely you are going to end up spending MUCH more hosting a party at your house or an outdoor place than you'd indoors.
I'm not sure how other indoor spaces handle their supplies, but we just charge guests to get extra drinks and supplies and these on the afternoon of the party should they end up needing themand we also enable parties to attract in their OWN food, dessert, and decor should they choose!
Money aside, spending countless hours cleaning before, during, and following the party may also have a toll. Wouldn't it be wonderful to walk into a sparkling clean space and depart with your guests once the party's over, not needing to worry about the clean-up, trash removal, tent teardown, etc?
It's possible to just head home and relax with your loved ones (yes, maybe outside!)
In addition to the time spent cleaning before and after the celebration, wouldn't it ALSO be wonderful to not have to play"server" during the event? Even for customers that make their own food and decoration, our dedicated celebration assistants set everything up, refill and fix food and drinks as necessary, clear plates, cut and serve the cake, and then package up all of the leftovers at the end of the celebration!
After all, it's your child's special day and you wish to spend those precious hours making memories and seeing with your guests-- not running about chasing your decorations or refilling the fruit bowl countless times.
So save everybody (and especially your own family!) We would be to offer you an easy, enjoyable experience that will leave your whole guest list feeling joyful, thankful, and full of love after having a relaxing (yet fun-filled!) day together.