Has there ever been a summer break as anticipated as this one? After the hardships of 2020’s global pandemic, many places in the U.S. are finally getting back to normal, which means a return to the fun activities we all missed out on last summer. People are getting vaccinated, and they’re ready to make up for lost time…Especially when it comes to kids who missed out on birthday parties with their friends!
If you’re looking for ideas to throw an awesome birthday party for your child this summer, you’re in the right place. We’re sharing some of our “pro tips” gathered from years of hosting birthday parties in North Tonawanda, specifically summer birthday parties.
Summer Birthday Party Tips
While summer is the unofficial season of fun, it can be hard to plan a birthday party during the season. Summer vacation plans, camps and extracurricular activities, and even the weather can make it hard to pull off a summer birthday party, but with a little ingenuity, you can make it work! Here’s how:
Don’t wait until the last minute to plan any summer events. If you do that, your potential guests will no doubt already have full schedules and may have to miss the party. Instead, decide on a date and time as early as possible. Reach out to us at 716-693-1100 to go ahead and make your party reservation, or book your party online.
Once you’ve got your party booked, you can go ahead and send out invitations. Even if you plan to send paper invitations, it’s not a bad idea to text or email your guests right away. Most people are fine with electronic communication (or even prefer it), and the sooner you let them know, the sooner they can RSVP. It’s courteous to your guests, and also makes it easier for you to plan your party since you’ll know how many people are expected to attend.
Play it cool.
Summer weather is unpredictable, and outdoor activities always carry the risk of being rained out. However, even a perfectly sunny day can put a damper on the party. Summer temperatures can reach the high 90s, not to mention the humidity. Add to that the potential for mosquito bites, sunburns, gnats, and other outdoor annoyances, and it’s easy to see why indoor birthday parties are so popular!
When you book a skating birthday party at Rainbow Roller Rink, your group can enjoy gathering in our climate-controlled building. Unlike other indoor activities, roller skating is active and exciting, so your party guests are guaranteed to be entertained.
Pad your party list.
As we mentioned, summer parties can be challenging due to scheduling conflicts. If you want to make sure there are plenty of people at your party, consider expanding your guest list a bit. That way, any no-shows won’t leave too big of a gap and you can still enjoy celebrating with a crowd. Our party packages make it easy to host a party, and you can add additional guests for an extra fee. Of course, always take your child’s personality and needs into consideration when choosing who to invite to a child’s birthday party.