Eating Out with Kids

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Eating Out with Kids

Hi. My name is Laurie Taylor. My husband Max and I have four children all under the age of twelve. One of the things we enjoy doing as a family is having a night out eating at a restaurant. You are probably thinking, "They enjoy eating at restaurants with four young children?" Yes, it can prove to be a challenge at times, but for the most part we have found ways to keep the children happy, and we all have a great time. There have been many times when other patrons have come up to us and comment on how well behaved our children are. I would like to share some of the ways we make eating out as a family an enjoyable experience for all. From toddler to Daddy, everyone has a lovely evening.


Choosing A Party Room For Your Child's Birthday

When it comes to renting a party room for your child's birthday, you want to make sure you get the best possible experience for your little one and his or her guests. Comparing services at different venues can help you find the perfect option for your child's big day. Here are some things to take into consideration when you book a room.

Planned Activities

Some venues may offer planned activities, which can help keep the young party guests occupied while giving them some extra fun. Ask about the different activities available, such as arts and crafts, character performances, or party games. Be sure to also ask who will be leading these games. Ideally, the staff would help with this so you can simply help monitor the children. In some cases, a venue may offer a range of activities, which makes it easier for you to find the perfect options for your party guests.


The decorations provided by the venue might be enough, depending on what your child wants. If your child wants a themed birthday party, for example, having basic decorations provided by the venue might not be your best option. However, if you don't want to shop for and set up special decorations, having the venue provide its own may be ideal. When you discuss decorations, be sure to ask about plates, cups, and tablecloths, as they may already be included in your party package.

Parent Responsibilities

You'll also want to know what is expected of the parents for your party guests. While some venues may be fine with one or two adults, others may require that each child have a parent present. This is particularly true of venues that offer physical activities, such as rock climbing or bouncing on trampolines. Parents may need to be present to sign consent forms or monitor their children throughout the party. Having this information in advance can help the moms and dads determine if they will be able to attend with their children. You can specify in the invitations whether the party will be a drop-off event or a parent attendance event.

Consider looking at online reviews for each venue, and request pictures of the kids birthday party room before you book. Any pictures should include the decorations, party setup, and other details you might be interested in when you book the room. You may also want to ask for party package rates so you can compare options before you decide on a room for your child's big birthday bash.