Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Waukesha County, with 5 convenient locations all over the area. We are excited to share more about the fun birthday parties the YMCA offers that are perfect for kids of a variety of ages!
Schedules are busy, budgets are tight and parents are tired but when it comes to birthday parties, many of us still enjoy being able to throw a celebration that is uniquely suited for our child’s interests and strengths where they can be the star of the show. But the idea of coming up with the theme, activities, favors, decorations, and food PLUS spending days leading up to the party cleaning the house for guests only to have it destroyed in seconds when the guests arrive…..it’s enough to make a parent want to throw in the towel.
Enter the YMCA — the answer for busy parents who are looking for an easy, active, legendary birthday party without the mess and stress.
The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County has FIVE locations around the greater Milwaukee area that offer numerous options for birthday parties that appeal to kids of a variety of ages and interests, from gymnastics to swimming, video games to dance and so much more. All of them come with personal service, active play, and a commitment to the values the YMCA is known for.
In our house, American Ninja Warrior is a family favorite and my kids love watching the amazing athletes conquer obstacles that make my head spin. I heard about the sweet gymnastics area at the Waukesha YMCA and I asked the staff if they could spin it into a Ninja Warrior theme with physically challenging obstacles. Boy, did they ever deliver!
After setting the date and time, I found some Ninja Warrior party invites on Etsy, ordered a birthday cake and pizza, and then basically just had to show up! We arrived at the Waukesha YMCA with the cake, plates & forks, and beverages for the party guests and the talented staff took care of everything else.
The party room was set up and decorated and as parents, we got to follow along and enjoy doing a whole lot of nothing while the staff led the kids through the awesome obstacle course, herd the kids through activity transitions, and completely run the show! There were about a dozen kids at this birthday party and they had it running like a well-oiled machine that EVERYONE enjoyed!
I didn’t realize birthday parties could be so stress-free.
We showed up with the food and they did everything else, including clean up. When all the kids were worn out and sweaty, we opened presents, smashed through some cake and sent them home to their parents smiling and sugared-up.
This birthday party was the smoothest party experience I have ever had and I would highly recommend looking into a YMCA party to every parent!
We spoke to Kris Lombardi, a program coordinator at the Waukesha YMCA, about some of the features of a YMCA Birthday Party and what makes it so special.
Check out the YMCA of Greater Waukesha County for a location near you and explore the party options available.
Our Milwaukee Area Birthday Party Guide has more info on YMCA Birthday Parties and more!