Recently, we celebrated another daughter’s birthday. We celebrated the first three differently – at home, with family (1 year), in a restaurant, with relatives (2 years) and in a children’s center (3 years). Based on the wishes of the birthday girl, it was decided to spend the fourth holiday in the children’s entertainment center.
In order not to give unnecessary things, the parents of the guests themselves are usually interested in what is best to give. Last year, I sent out a list of options in an e-mail to all those invited.
This year I ordered and bought all the presents on the Internet in advance, and the parents of the children before the celebration gave me money in exchange for gift bags.
It seems to me that this is one of the most optimal options – after all, mothers of boys are unlikely to find the handbag with the Winx fairy (only not with Leila, but with Bloom!;) And much more – I will write in detail in a separate topic.
In our area there are quite a lot of entertainment centers for children, which provide a birthday service. The cost is about the same – about 8000r. 2-3 hours of the event with the participation of two animators (treat is not included in the price).
We decided to opt for the Lolo Children’s Center, which is located in the building of a subsidiary kindergarten (a private company rents premises). Moreover, we have twice been in it as guests on the birthdays of our daughter’s friends.
The administrator suggested several topics, we chose Cat’s House – 2 cat animators and corresponding entertainment.
We have visited more than a dozen birthdays, so I know that children are in the greatest demand for drinks, because kids move a lot and the room is often hot, especially towards the end of the celebration.
During the program (2.5 hours) the children had 2 snacks for 15 minutes.
In addition to water and juices, I bought gingerbread, cookies and fruit (apples and bananas).
Also do not forget about disposable tableware – now in the sale of its mass, there would be money. In addition to the dishes, I purchased crowns for girls and caps for boys.
A table was also organized for parents. Only mothers were present, so the drinks were champagne, wine, and the food was fruit and khachapuri and cheese baked by me.
Initially, I planned to order a beautiful cake in the shape of a doll or with decorations in the form of favorite daughter fairies. In the confectionery of the nearest supermarket, the cost of a sponge cake to order is about 600 rubles. for 1 kg. For a company of 12 children, the best option is a cake weighing 2-2.5 kg.
In private pastry shops, the cost of cake to order reaches 1500r per 1 kg. Then I decided to buy a ready-made cake after all – on the eve of the celebration we went with my daughter to a supermarket that has a pastry shop, and she chose a cake decorated with carrots.
We bought 2 cakes of 1 kg each (total 600r.), Which I never regretted – only one girl ate her piece completely, the rest just lazily dig into the cake and everything, half of the untouched, I even brought home.
And this is not because the product was tasteless, just the children were so tired that they were more thirsty than to eat sweets.
At the appointed time (17:00) the guests began to gather. My daughter, my niece and I came in advance to set the table and make a haircut.
I want to note that late arrivals are not welcome, because the room is rented for a specific time and if the celebration starts later, it will end as planned, i.e. Lasts will be less.
The children were so passionate about games that many of them never even came to their mothers. From entertainment there were – playing musical instruments, catching mice for speed, a show of soap bubbles, a master class in making mice from balloons, building towers from cardboard cups, etc.
By the way, in many centers such service as the Show of soap bubbles is provided for a fee, it is better to clarify this nuance in advance.
At the end, the children sang together the birthday girl, Happy Birthday !, blew out a candle in turn (so that no one was upset) and began to treat.
And my daughter and guests really liked the holiday. Such a variant of the event cannot be compared with a celebration in the circle of adult relatives, which usually turns into a usual feast with toasts that the child is completely uninteresting.
After the children’s center, all the children changed their clothes and went for a walk on the embankment in anticipation of a salute, because it was the day of Kiev.
I am sure that my daughter will remember this holiday for a long time, because the events of four years of age often remain in the memory.
And what version of a child’s birthday do you prefer?