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The Benefits of All-Inclusive Birthday Party Venues

The Benefits of All-Inclusive Birthday Party Venues

Let the pros handle the work and worry, while you enjoy the celebration!

It’s not surprising that all-inclusive children’s birthday party venues are becoming popular with families. After all, kids’ birthday parties are very important occasions—not just for children, but for their parents too—and there’s only a once-a-year chance to make the celebration truly amazing. Here’s a look at some of the ways an all-inclusive birthday party attraction can make a child feel special, and help parents relax and enjoy the big day.

Eliminating the Exhausting Set-Up

Prepping for your child’s birthday party at home or at an outside location can be a major hassle, says Paul Iaconis, a sales representative for NFL Experience, an all-inclusive football-themed birthday party venue in New York City’s famed Times Square. From shopping for matching decorations to lugging jumbo-sized bottles of beverages home from the market, it can leave you tired long before the first guest arrives. And there’s always the chance you’ll overlook something—say, weights to keep tablecloths in place if the party will be outdoors. “You’re crossing your fingers that things work out,” Iaconis says.

NFL Experience and other all-inclusive children’s birthday party venues already know exactly what gear to have on hand, so you won’t be left frantically searching for a cake cutter or extra napkins. They also have the facilities to keep party foods at the proper temperature—a huge plus if you’ve ever tried fitting a large cake in your refrigerator or multiple pizzas in your oven.

Delivering a Customized, Coordinated Experience

Would you like your child’s birthday festivities to include balloons or a custom cake, or go an extra half-hour longer? All-inclusive children’s birthday party venues tend to have several different packages and price points that you can choose among, so you can tailor the party to your child’s desires and your budget. "We have three different tiers for our birthday packages at NFL Experience," Iaconis shares.

In addition, you can rest assured that the venue has fined-tuned the flow of kids’ parties. Put together a party on your own, by contrast, and there’s no guarantee that all the elements will coordinate smoothly (for example, that the food will be ready just as the entertainer finishes). “When you have your child’s birthday party at an attraction, a lot of places have it down pat,” Iaconis notes. At NFL Experience, for instance, once kids have had their fill of throwing the football around in the Quarterback Challenge and taking photos with the Vince Lombardi trophy, the staff has the cake ready to go.

Taking Care of Clean-Up

There’s no surer way to kill that wonderful post-party buzz than by having to clean up the mess left behind. (Is that pink icing on your carpet—argh!) Have your child’s birthday party at an all-inclusive venue, and that’s one chore you can cheerfully cross off your list. Staffers are also often experts at packaging up any leftover cake so it’s easy to tote home, and will generally put your child’s presents in a bag so they aren’t unwieldy to take back with you.

Taking the Bad 'Surprise' Out of Parties

Another nice thing about all-inclusive children’s birthday party venues is that they don’t come with hidden charges, Iaconis shares. “I have two kids and we threw birthday parties for them over the years, and it was amazing how the quickly the fees would tack on for things like bringing in outside food, paying gratuities, and taxes,” he remembers.

In comparison, many all-inclusive venues truly live up to their name, bundling every last expense into one flat fee so patrons don’t experience last-minute sticker shock. “At the NFLExperience, for instance, the prices you see are what you pay," Iaconis says, noting that all NFL Experience birthday packages include a guided tour of the activation, NFL memorabilia, catered lunch, and custom cake.

Offering the Reassurance Of a Good Reputation

Last of all, consider this: When you have your child’s birthday party at an all-inclusive venue, you have a clear idea of the kind of experience you and your guests will enjoy. These businesses stake their reputation on delivering a seamless and enjoyable time, and depend on word of mouth. Which means you’ll be building your own reputation as well—as the family that throws the awesome birthday parties.




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