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#26 BungyBaby

Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:50 AM

We book party venues where we cater the food, afternoon shift around 2 to 4. Then we only have to have some drinks a couple bowls of nibbles, a fruit platter and the cake. Much cheaper then having the venue cater and the kids / parents are not expecting a proper meal.

#27 Silver Girl

Posted 19 July 2019 - 06:27 PM

Thanks for the replies and ideas.

I should have said, the play centre I had in mind isn’t one of the usual types (ball pits, climbing, tunnels etc). It has a series of rooms where kids can dress up, role play shops etc). They have tables/chairs where you can eat snacks you bring, but don’t sell food or drinks. I think the tables are first come, first served, and can’t be booked.

So there’s a chance there won’t be a table available to eat at/have birthday cake. I’ll have to do some calculations on the cost of paying for coffee & cake at a nearby cafe. Or we could go to a nearby park for cake & fruit/chips etc.

We could go back to our house, but that negates the event being stress free (I get host anxiety).

#28 spr_maiden

Posted 19 July 2019 - 06:29 PM

Perhaps call them and ask if you can bring in your own 1x1 picnic table for cake and snacks if all the other tables are taken?

#29 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 28 July 2019 - 01:50 PM

We are doing a movie party for DS turning 12. 8 friends plus DS2. We will meet at our house, go to the movies then come back here for Pizza.

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