How to Plan a Perfect Summer Birthday Party

Summer birthday parties offer a lot of different options for how to celebrate. Thanks to the warmer weather, you can often choose between an indoor or outdoor birthday party venue in Columbus, GA. You have a wide range of activities to choose from. Kids’ schedules are more open, so more of them can attend. All around, having a summer birthday is pretty great. But as the parent of a kid with a summer birthday, you’ve got a lot on your plate—a lot more decisions to make and probably a lot more kids to plan for. If you’re looking for tips on planning a summer birthday party, keep reading.

Consider the Heat

If you’re considering an outdoor party to take advantage of the warmer weather, just make sure that you take the heat into consideration. You want to make sure all of your guests have a good way to cool off during the party. Here are a few options you might want to try:

  • Have a cooler of drinks and/or popsicles always accessible.
  • Host your party at a local splash pad, pool, or water park.
  • Have a backyard water party with water balloons, squirt guns, sprinklers, etc.
  • Make sure there’s plenty of shade nearby.
  • Intersperse active play with sit-down activities to give kids a chance to cool down and have a drink.

A party that involves simply sweating in the sweltering heat isn’t much fun, and neither is dealing with heat exhaustion. So, be sure to keep an eye on that thermometer during your summer party and help keep your guests cool so that they can have a fun, safe time. Oh, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Take It Inside

Another option for dealing with the heat is, obviously, to not deal with the heat at all; take your party to an indoor venue with nice, cool air-conditioning. There are numerous indoor activities to choose from in Columbus, including laser tag, bowling, arcade games, and indoor playgrounds. Talk to your child about what kinds of activities they’d like to have at their party and work together to find a venue that offers what they’re hoping for.

Schedule Venues Early

Whether you’re booking a pavilion at a splash pad or scheduling a party at an indoor venue, it’s important that you book it early. Party venues fill up very quickly during the summer—especially on weekends when most people are having their parties—so it’s important that you get on the schedule sooner rather than later. Start planning the party at least a month in advance and call to check the venue’s availability as soon as you can. Once you have it booked, you can start sending out those invites!

If you’re looking for bowling, laser tag, or arcade places in Columbus, GA, for your kid’s summer birthday party, Stars and Strikes has it all! Give us a call to learn more about our party packages and schedule your summer party today!

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