We were casting around for an ideal for Daniel's birthday party. The main one everyone seems to do is at Newbury Leisure center. Basically it consists of 30 minutes on a bouncy castle, 30 minutes of soft play and then lunch. It is a pretty well organised affair and they probably run several a day. But everyone seemed to do it. The other option was some sort of village hall/ entertainer but that is quite expensive.
WE have made pizza a few times with Daniel, and he seems to quite enjoy it. Laura found out Pizza Express do Pizza making parties and so Laura decided to book one for him.
Waiting for a late arrival.
Getting ready to add the tomato to the base.
Adding the toppings.
Making a wish.
It was a good idea, as the kids seem to enjoy creating something. It was also pretty good value. £166 for eight kids with some pizza and drinks for the adults.
I think we may try it again next year, it will probably be a different crowd as none of his friends are going to the same primary school as him.
It was a good idea, didn't involve messing up our house and was a little bit different from what everyone else seems to do. The kids were surprisingly good, they all seemed engaged and most of the parents said to help. I say most as one dad just left his daughter. We found that a bit odd as he did not know him or his daughter. I think at three it is a bit young to leave a child with someone you don't know. But perhaps we are over cautious.
Laura has a more detailed write up on her blog.