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Birthday parties with big age gaps KyleySays Due June 4; 1 child; Japan 192 posts
28th Jul

I need to plan a toddler birthday party where there will be a one year old, two 6month-ish, a two and three year old and two five year olds. There will be 5 kids over ten. The rest are adults.



We have to have this in a public place, indoors, and low budget due to the holiday timeframe. What kind of activities do well indoors in public? I'm thinking like tabletop activities here but I don't have a lot in mind other than playdoh or crayons (but the little ones might eat this! lol). Help!

1stTimeBabyMaker 1 child; California 2629 posts
status 28th Jul

Maybe ask people to throw in for chuck e cheese?

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 44154 posts
28th Jul

in the past few years the way I've made cheap and easy birthday party is to have a potluck at a park

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
28th Jul
Quoting KyleySays:" I need to plan a toddler birthday party where there will be a one year old, two 6month-ish, a two and ... [snip!] ... activities here but I don't have a lot in mind other than playdoh or crayons (but the little ones might eat this! lol). Help!"


is there a Mc Donalds w/an indoor play area near you?

KyleySays Due June 4; 1 child; Japan 192 posts
28th Jul

Double post!

KyleySays Due June 4; 1 child; Japan 192 posts
28th Jul

McDonalds might be okay... I don't know the etiquette, though. If I provide cake will people have to buy their own food or am I expected to get a platter of nuggets or something?



Park will be too cold in December! That's why I say indoors somewhere and a private home will be too small for all of us.



btw -- There will be twice as many adults as kids and the over tens include some teens so I'm kinda like ehhhhh. Laser tag would be too advanced for the littles. Ball pit too juvenile for the older kids.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
28th Jul
Quoting KyleySays:" McDonalds might be okay... I don't know the etiquette, though. If I provide cake will people have to ... [snip!] ... some teens so I'm kinda like ehhhhh. Laser tag would be too advanced for the littles. Ball pit too juvenile for the older kids."


what kind of budget are you working with?

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 44154 posts
29th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting KyleySays:</b>" McDonalds might be okay... I don't know the etiquette, though. If I provide cake will people have to ... [snip!] ... some teens so I'm kinda like ehhhhh. Laser tag would be too advanced for the littles. Ball pit too juvenile for the older kids."</blockquote>




check to see in your area if some parks have an enclosed building or a kitchen perhaps the parks around here dobut I'm not sure of the parks in your area it's worth a shot to check because some of them only charge around $50 for a few hours

Tina Manning Japan 17 posts
3rd Aug

Wherever you decide to go to, maybe look up some recipes on making edible playdough and have all the kids help make it. OR my mother always does food coloring baking soda and vinegar to make cool diff colored collages. I would go with something homemade and fun for the kids to make.

KyleySays Due June 4; 1 child; Japan 192 posts
4th Aug

I've already got decor and I was a baker in a past life, so the cake and goodies will be on me. I'd estimate about 200 left for food, possible renting and activity supplies.