Literally with a difference of a month, we managed to visit two birthdays. One was held in a tram in McDonalds, and the other parents organized at home, inviting animators. From the last I was delighted. But then it was thought that the tram also had its advantages.
My classmate, whose son is five months younger than my daughter, invited us home. At the birthday party played a pirate theme. There was a bunch of relevant toys, the boys wore hats and sabers, and the girls were given paper crowns. And this is cool, because we are also attracted to pirate themes.
Accordingly, the animators played out everything in this spirit. The guy with the girl arranged various games with sails, snakes, taught everyone to talk yo-ho-ho. On the map they were looking for a treasure – a chest with chocolate doubloons. And most of all my daughter liked the tug of war, when the birthday man threw the pirate himself.
Parents all watched it and sometimes even got involved in children’s fun. And who did not want, just sat at the table and tasted. By the way, the father of the birthday boy is a well-known lover of pokuhovar. Therefore, the dishes were tastier than in restaurants. And the children made the smartest sweet table – just a dream of my childhood.
Advantages of such a birthday:
1. Parents rejoice and participate in everything with their children. We have shared memories, which we then discussed for a long time.
2. Parents themselves see what is happening, how children spend time with animators, can evaluate their work.
3. Children eat homemade food cooked especially for them.
4. Parents can relax and socialize themselves while the children are engaged in exciting games. In our case, the children poured water into the bathroom and let the toys in there.
In the tram we also had animators. But parents were not allowed on the holiday itself – it’s too crowded. So, they came, they passed the children, and go yourself and do what you want for the next hour. Someone went to eat hamburgers, someone went shopping, someone just hung around.
What they gave the children to eat, I did not understand – my daughter could not tell intelligibly. One thing was clear to me that she ate almost nothing. An unfamiliar food does not inspire her. Similarly, to achieve what they played there and how, I also could not. But, in general, the child seemed to like it.
Advantages of such a birthday:
1. Parents have a rest from a child and can devote an hour to themselves.
2. Parents of the birthday boy do not need to prepare treats, and then clean up the whole apartment, wash the dishes.
Frankly, we both had more joy and delight from the home version. I immediately began to think how to organize such a child. But then I realized that a lot depends on the invitees.
If you invite children from kindergarten that the child knows, unfamiliar parents will come. What to talk with them and how to cheer them up? Therefore, in this case, the ideal is still the option with a cafe.
But if you invite familiar families with children, it’s still better to go home. Children, by and large, can have great fun with unfamiliar boys and girls. They converge quickly, and animators unite all.
Or someone can add something?