Planning a birthday party for my three-year-old daughter: research on party venues and birthday cake
My daughter will turn 3 this September. Until now we‘ve been doing family parties for her birthdays. But because 3 year olds are already social and will play with other kids this year we decided to do friends party.
The question now was whether I should host the party or rent a place for it?
Hosting will be fun and I already knew the theme of the party – Peppa Pig, of course. For this I needed Peppa Pig themed invitations, decorations, plates, cups, napkins, table covers, banner, balloons, party hats. And the entertainment – Monkey Music (ops I forgot we were not in the UK anymore and there was no Monkey Music in Luxembourg). I loved this idea. But our family was already bigger and I was intimidated by the idea of throwing such a party with a 5 month old baby on my hands. Therefore we decided to rent a place.
My next task was to choose a venue for a group of energetic three-year-olds. I did a little research – I compared the different venues, the options they offered and the price. I thought that this info might be useful to some of you, so here it is:
|Name||Invites||Birthday Cake||Gifts for guests||Drinks||Decoration||Animation/ Additional details||Price per kid||Party duration||Total price for 15 kids|
|All In Family Center in Heiderscheid||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes-||€14.90||Unlimited||€225|
|Kids’ ville in||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes-||€29||2h30||€435|
|Kids’ ville in||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes-||€25||2h30||€375|
|Kids’ ville in||yes||yes-||2h30||€350|
|Kids’ ville in||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes-||€19||2h30||€285|
|Kids’ ville in||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes-||€16.50||2h30||€247.50|
|Kids’ ville in||yes||yes||yes-||€14.50||2h30||€217.50|
|Youth Hostels in||yes||yes||yes||yes-||€14||4h||€210|
|Youth Hostels in||yes||yes||yes||yes-||€9||4h||€135|
|Lilabi (City Concorde)
|The Little Gym in Bertrange||yes||yes||yes||yes-||1h30||€320|
|yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes-||€20.5 (12+ kid-€16)||2h30||€294|
|Indyland Park in Foetz||yes||yes||yes||yes-||€11.50||3h||€172.50|
|Luxvitarium in Roost / Bissen||yes||yes||yes||yes-||€15||€225|
|Enjoy Your Life at your home||yes||yes||yes-||2h||€240-300|
|Zenergy Kids in Capellen||yes||yes||yes, animation||€15||2h||€225|
|Luxembourg City for Kids in Lux City||yes||yes-||4h||€360|
|Aniversaire Creatif at your home||yes-||2h||€330|
|Yoyo in Howald||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes-||€19.50||2h30||€292.50|
And of course we also needed a Peppa Pig cake. I had a list of bakers/bakeries that prepare birthday cakes. With my daughter using Google images we choose what the Peppa Pig cake should look like– here it is:
I then sent the cake picture to a number of bakeries. And here is what I’ve got back:
|Name||Price in EUR for 15 people|
|Leanne’s Party Cakes||55|
Please note that Cactus and Fischer offer only photo printed cakes (like the one below from my last daughter’s birthday) and not a 3D one like the one we were looking for.
And now all we needed to do is to choose and book the venue and the bakery for the cake!
I started listing the party venues here as I think this can be useful for future reference. So if you have suggestions please let me know!
Prices correct as of Summer 2014
stay in the room where the party will be; no parties on Sundays
to playground; for addl. price food available
to playground; for add. price food and
entertainment for the kids can be provided
– Face painting,
– Balloon modelling;
– Soap bubbling.
plus activities according to the theme;
at least 2 adults should be present