ONE-STOP-SHOP birthday party booking system

Birthday Spot is excited to get you back on the lanes! As our venues start to re-open, find out more about how to find a different place to party!

What better gift to give your kid than the gift of a unique birthday party? Fun with friends, food, music and games!

Book your birthday party from our great database now and get your kids spoilt.

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Birthday Spot’s big advantage

The big advantage of using Birthday Spot to find your ideal birthday party is that Birthday Spot is a one stop shop where parents can narrow down their search based on the address, number of kids and also budget, and then send enquiry directly to that party organiser!

It is hassle free and can save yous time; You cannot find these features in any other sites or directory!

Are you looking for a different birthday party for your little ones?

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  • Are you fed up with the same birthday party options for your child?
  • Are you tired of searching many websites to find a birthday party of your taste?
  • Are you done with comparing confusing package prices of birthday party providers?

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You can easily narrow down your search and find the right option based on your budget and expectations in no time.

Connecting the right people with the right spaces, is the key.

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Introducing our Featured Listings

After working with some successful birthday party organisers around Australia, Birthday Spot proudly introduced six featured listings to become the only comprehensive website parents can use to find not only venues and activity providers but also other businesses related to kid’s birthday parties.

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Until further notice, joining is free of charge for businesses in these categories. 

Etiquette Guide to Kids’ Birthday Parties (part 1)

1) Party Etiquette

Once your kids are old enough to spend time around other kids—whether it’s at classes, daycare or school—you can expect one thing to pop up like clockwork.
We’re talking about birthday party invitations … and they just keep coming and coming and coming.

You may think, Oh, kids’ parties are simple affairs. Balloons, cake, presents, done.
But there are actually plenty of money issues that arise regarding birthday parties, whether you’re hosting, or your kid is attending. Namely:How much should you spend on gifts?

  • What’s the appropriate amount of money to spend on gift bags?
  • What should you do if someone gives your kid an inappropriately expensive present?

Because these are tricky issues, we decided to go right to the source.

2) If You’re Hosting a Party, Should You Invite the Entire Class?

You’re not obligated to invite the entire classroom if that doesn’t work for your family. According to Post, many families follow the “age plus one” rule. For example, a party for a 4-year-old should have five attendees. Many schools even have set policies, like inviting half the class or less, or all of just one gender. If you’re not inviting everyone, it’s worth talking to your kid about discretion, says Post, and remind her that she should keep party talk to herself. And, if you’re planning to invite nearly the whole class, then you should invite everyone.

3) Is It Appropriate to Send Invitations via Email?

Though electronic invites can be convenient and budget-friendly, Post believes they lack one big benefit: They don’t allow your child to be part of the process. Opt for paper instead and you can let your child help pick out and write (or decorate, if he’s too young to write) the invitations. Feel free to use email to send out a party reminder.

4) How Should You Remind Guests to RSVP?

Make sure you give a date by which you want RSVPs, and a method or two to reach you (a phone number is best, says Post). Then, one week before the party, call any families you haven’t heard from and say, “I wanted to call to see if Johnny was going to be coming to the party. This is the time and date again. Please let me know—I’m just trying to get an accurate head count.” You’re not being pushy by giving a friendly reminder.

5) Should You Open Presents at the Party?

There are pros and cons. The benefits are that it’s good to teach your child about opening gifts and receiving graciously. Also, it’s wonderful for guests to see the joy and happiness their presents have brought. But little guests can get bored, and sometimes everyone wants to play with the new toy (which can get broken or lost).

If you do decide to open presents while guests are still there, it’s important to create order, says Post. Have everyone sit down and remind kids they’ll be getting their own party favors later. Once presents have been admired, hide them away with a, “We’ll have lots of fun playing with these later.” Note: Even if your child does open gifts in front of his friends, he should still send a thank you note later.

6) What Should You Do if Your Kid Receives an Expensive Gift?

Receive gifts with the same spirit of generosity in which they were given, says Post. Be grateful, and don’t consider refusing the gift because it’s “too much.” Instead, explain to your child that she received a very special present, and be sure to have her personally thank the gift giver. When it comes time for that child’s birthday, don’t feel you have to reciprocate. Stick to your budget on presents, and don’t try to match gifts.

7) Are Goody Bags a Must?

“Goody bags were always a part of parties when I was growing up,” said Post. All the same, she says, they are not necessary, and giving them out depends on your party style. Sometimes the most meaningful takeaway is one you’ve made, like sending guests home with homemade muffins, or cupcake liners filled with candies or balloons.

This article originally appeared on LearnVest.com

How to Make a Kid’s Birthday Party Fun… for Adults

Can’t birthday parties be fun for both kids and grownups? We think so. Follow our easy guide to turning your child’s next birthday bash into a blast for everyone.

Here are a few tips to make sure Mom and Dad have a blast at your child’s next bday bash:

Create a parent space:

Be sure to have an adult-sized seating area set up that is convenient to where the kids will primarily be.

Match the number of chairs to the number of kids attending, assuming at least one parent will stay for each kid. “Providing adult-friendly food on a table in the centre of the seating area will draw a crowd to the area and create a space for parents to mingle.

Offer food for the adults

People often forget that parents get hungry too and it is very easy to get sick of party pizza

Offer some healthy parent-friendly snacks, like a veggie, fruit, or cheese platter. Even if you are just sticking with pizza, order a few pies that are less kid-friendly (like a white pizza with broccoli) just for the adults.

Offer adult-friendly drinks

Have coffee on hand. Lots of coffee. No matter what time of day the party is. That said, booze is often also appreciated by stressed out, tired parents, whether it’s a glass of wine for an evening party or mimosas for a morning event. Just keep the offerings under control (it’s a kiddie party, not a kegger, after all) and remind driving adults that anyone can leave their car and take a taxi or an Uber home. And if alcohol isn’t your thing (or not allowed at your venue), you can still make offerings adult-friendly by providing sodas, bottled water, and seltzer—the point is to avoid having thirsty adults reach for their kid’s juice box.

Give ’em the heads up

Be sure to include a special message on the invitation to help set the tone for your adult friendly party—and to make sure that the parents don’t just drop their kid and go.

Avoid over-crafting

I’ve noticed that if there’s a party craft that gets too ‘parent involvement heavy,’ you can lose certain non-crafty parents or even worse, stress them out.

If you’re dead-set on having party guests create DIY beaded kitty necklaces, considering hiring your babysitter to run this station so that the parents can just sit back and enjoy. Wait, just hire a sitter anyway; an extra pair of hands always comes in handy!

Help ’em make a memory

An open-air photo booth is fun for everyone. Be sure to place it in good lighting and provide a few props, like boas and hats. Or, DIY-it by setting up a boz of fun props and offering to take pics of parents with their kid on their smartphones, or set up a tripod, camera, and photo printer so that you can send guests home with a photo in hand.

Let them drop off

If you really want to make your party a hit with parents, let them drop their kids off (recommended most for kids ages 7 and over) so they can clock their own grown-up time. Even better: Host a sleepover. Yeah, a half a dozen kids sleeping at your place is a bit of a stress fest. But we’re sure that at least one of those parents will repay your generosity in the coming year. And that’s when you’ll really get to party.

Birthday Spot Database

Birthday Spot invites all kids birthday venues, entertainment activity providers, caterings and photographers to join our database for free.

Birthday Spot was born due to the lack of a single website where parents can compare and find their best matched service for their little ones.

 

9 birthday party games ideas

1. Telephone

This game is one in which most people end up laughing quite a bit, so if you’re in the mood for silliness, give it a go. Players sit in a circle. One person thinks up a sentence or phrase and whispers it to the next person. That person repeats it to the person on their other side. This continues around the circle. When it finally reaches the last person, that person says the sentence out loud. Hilarity ensues. The ending sentence is usually quite changed from the beginning sentence, since errors tend to compound as they go around the circle.
Number of Players: A small group
Equipment: None

2. Freeze Dance

Choose one person to be in charge of the music. When the music starts, everyone else dances, the crazier the better. When the music stops, the dancers must freeze in their position. Anyone caught moving after that is out. Play continues until there is one person left, the winner.
Number of Players: Any number
Equipment: Music player or person making music

3. Capture the Flag

This game is most fun when played with a large group. Split the group into two teams, each team having a flag or other marker at the team’s base. The object of the game is to run into the other team’s territory, capture their flag and make it safely back to your own territory. You can tag “enemy” players in your territory, sending them to your jail. They can be sprung from jail by a member of their own team running into your territory, tagging them and running back, with one freed person allowed per jail break. It is sometimes played that all the people in jail could hold hands and make a chain back toward their own territory, making it easier for members of their team to tag them. We also played a similar game called Steal the Sticks. It had almost the same rules, but several sticks were used instead of one flag.
Number of Players: A large group
Equipment: Two flags or other markers

4. Red Light, Green Light

With enough room, this game can easily be played inside. One person is the traffic light at one end, and the other players are at the other end. When the traffic light faces the group, he or she says, “Red light!” and everyone must freeze. The traffic light then turns his or her back and says, “Green light!” while the group tries to get as close to the traffic light as possible. The traffic light turns around quickly, again saying, “Red light!”, and if anyone is spotted moving, they have to go back to the starting place. The first person to tag the traffic light wins and gets to be the next traffic light.
Number of Players: A small group
Equipment: None

5. Simon Says

This game can be played anywhere, even in a car or other small space. One person is Simon and starts by saying, “Simon says, ‘[insert action here]’. ” Everyone must then do the action. However, if Simon makes an action request without saying, “Simon says” to begin the request, anyone who does that action is out. The last person still playing in the end will be Simon for the next round.
Number of Players: A small group
Equipment: None

6. Tag

It seems that everyone knows how to play tag, but just in case it wasn’t in your childhood game playing repertoire, here is how you play. A group of kids decides who will start out as being “it.” That person chases the other people around, trying to tag one of them with their hand. The newly tagged person is now “it.” There is often the rule of “no tag-backs” where you can’t tag the person who just tagged you. The game ends when everyone is tired of playing.
Number of Players: Any size group
Equipment: None

7. Blind Man’s Bluff

A favorite game in Tudor and Victorian England, this game is yet another variation on tag. The person who is “it” wears a blindfold and tries to tag the other players. Be sure to play this in an area safe from obstructions and other hazards.
Number of Players: A small group
Equipment: A blindfold

8. Red Rover

Divide everyone into two teams, each forming a long line, holding hands, facing the other team. The two teams should be around 20 or so feet apart. The teams take turn calling out, “Red Rover, Red Rover, let come over!” That child leaves their team’s line, runs as fast as they can toward the other line and tries to break through the held hands. If they break through, they get to take someone back to their team. If they don’t, they join the new team. When a team only has one person left, that person tries to break through the other team. If they do not, then their team loses. If they do, they gain a player and play continues.
Number of Players: Any decent size group
Equipment: None

9. Spud

This outdoor game is a lot of fun. Every player gets a number and crowds around the person who is “it” for that round. “It” then tosses the ball straight up and the other players run away. As the ball reaches the top of its toss, “it” calls out the number of one of the other players and then runs away also. The player whose number was called must run back and catch the ball (or chase after it if it is bouncing around). Once that person has the ball, they yell, “Spud!” Then everyone else must freeze. The person with the ball must try to hit one of the players with the ball. If they do, that new person gets a letter (first S, then P, then U, then D) and is now “it.” If they miss, the person who threw the ball is “it” for the next round.
Number of Players: A small group
Equipment: Playground ball

 

First blog post

Are you looking to organize the best Kids Party Entertainment in Melbourne for your kids? An extraordinary, memorable and fun party that will keep the children talking for years to come? The entertainment you choose for your kids’ party makes a huge difference and really defines the whole atmosphere of the event. Here’s how to give those kids the best possible experience at parties and really have fun

Birthday Spot is an Australian owned and Australian made website created by parents for parents.

There are many kids birthday entertainment options with various type of activities and confusing packages, so it is for this reason that you need to do your research and pick the best of the best so you have peace of mind that everything will run smoothly on the day.

 Birthday Spot team is making it easier for parents to discover and compare birthday venues and birthday entertainment activity providers around Australia for their birthday parties. With having a growing database of birthday party venues and birthday activity providers, Birthday spot is here to make the process of booking a birthday as simple as a click. You can easily narrow down your search and find the right option based on your expectations in no time. Connecting the right people with the right spaces, that’s the key.