Gymnastics gymnasiums, like Brown's Gymnastics, make great places to hold kids' birthday parties, as they provide plenty of space to run around, play and have fun. As with any party, though, it's important to take everyone who will be present into account when planning the party activities. If you're planning a kid's birthday party at a gymnastics gymnasium, here are some tips to help ensure that everyone at the party has a great time.
Plan Activities for All Age Groups Present
The guest for your kid's birthday party will probably be mostly full of kids around the same age as your child. The kids that attend may have older or younger siblings who come along, however. As you receive RSVPs, estimate the ages of all children who will be in attendance -- and make sure there will be a gymnastics activity for every child.
For instance, if you have a young toddler, there may be a few older children -- who are much more advanced in their motor skills -- that come. Ask the gymnastics gymnasium where you're hosting your kid's birthday party to primarily set up toddler-appropriate activities, but to also have one or two more challenging stations for the older children.
Alternatively, if your child is 10, some of their friends might have brothers and sisters who are much younger. Ask the gymnastics gymnasium to plan activities that are appropriate for 10-year-olds, but to also have a couple cushions or other items for any toddlers who will be present to climb on.
Consider Kids with Special Needs
Gymnastics is a great sport because it can be enjoyed even if a person has some physical limitations. While a disability may prevent a child from doing a particular activity, a gymnasium is often able to either offer alternative activities or adapt an activity to a disabled child's needs.
If any of the children on your kid's guest list have a physical disability, talk with the gymnastics gymnasium about how the disability may be accommodated. The staff member planning your kid's birthday party will likely have a few ideas, and the gymnasium may have even worked with other children who had the same or similar disabilities.
Offer Free Time
Make sure your kid's birthday party includes at least a little free time for the children to run around and do whatever gymnastics station they want. Kids will have their favorite activities. Free time lets them return to their favorites time and again.