Finding time to plan a birthday party for my kids has always felt like an impossible task. I’m either totally intimidated by all of the Pinterest parties my friends are throwing or I’m losing sleep trying to pull off my own Pinterest party.
This year I decided look into hosting my boy’s birthday party somewhere other than my home.
I never thought of looking at the YMCA to hold a birthday party. I figured you needed to be a member — WRONG!
I stopped into the Waukesha YMCA on my way to work one morning. The ladies in the office were super friendly and very helpful. They helped me find a date and time that worked for my schedule. I was able to customize the party to fit my boy’s interests. The options were endless. We chose a gymnastics themed party.
I can’t put into words the excitement my boys had when I told them they were going to have a birthday party at the YMCA. And I can’t begin to explain how happy my wallet was when I found out it would cost me less than $150!
The boys and I made a list of 15 friends (oh yes….FIFTEEN friends besides the birthday boys).
I have never had a birthday party go as smoothly as this one. I literally walked in ten minutes before the party started (with a cake) and the rest was taken care of. The YMCA had the room decorated and a friendly staff ready to help greet guests. And guess what? I didn’t have to clean my house, plan games OR scrub toilets before this party!
Once everyone arrived, the staff ran the show. I literally just followed along to make sure everyone was happy. Once the kids were sweaty and worn out from playing hard, we came back to the party room for cake and more playing.
My boy’s 6th birthday at the YMCA was the easiest party I’ve ever thrown for my kids! I would recommend it to anyone!