One important part of planning a party for kids is deciding if you want other parents to stay or if they should drop their kids off for the event. At BounceU , we can accommodate parties of various sizes, so whatever decision you make, we will ensure that hosting your event at our party place is easy. If you’re wrestling with the notion of throwing a drop-off party or hosting kids and parents together, consider these factors as you make your decision.
What age are the guests?
Age is one of the leading factors in deciding if a drop-off party is right. Although there are no clear-cut rules, parents often stick around for parties for kids under five or six but then drop kids off when they are older. For young kids, having additional parents around is helpful for supervision reasons. Younger kids may also struggle with the idea of being left at a party, so having parents close by, even if they are hands-off during the party, can be comforting.
How well do the parents know each other?
In some cases, how well parents know each other can play into the decision. For tight circles of friends, it can be easier to leave kids in each other’s care during parties. For parents who don’t know each other well, sticking around at a party can increase everyone’s comfort level and allow parents to get to know each other, which can make future parties and play dates easier.
How large is the guest list?
For big birthday parties, having some extra adult hands around to help can be beneficial. For smaller groups, however, asking parents to stay can end up expanding the guest list—and the expense—significantly, since parents may need to bring their other children with them to the party.
BounceU is a safe and fun party place for kids of all ages. Our inflatables, games, and party food make us a one-stop shop for party fun in Farmingdale. Call us today at (516) 986-4518 to start making plans for your child’s party .