Planning a party is one of the parts of a parent’s job description that can be the most daunting. What’s age-appropriate? Where are the best places to consider as party venues in Huntsville and Madison County? How can you throw a good party and stay within your budget? We plan on helping busy parents find the answers to those questions and more in our series, “It’s My Party”, where we invite real, local parents to share their great party planning experiences with other readers. Whether you’re faced with a birthday, baby shower, adoption, or christening, we hope we can make it easier for you! Our Birthday Party Planner should definitely be in your bookmarks bar – it puts ALL the local party resources here in town at your fingertips!
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Be sure to read to the end for an awesome carnival-themed giveaway from Iceworks Shaved Ice to help us kick off this new series!
Party Theme: Carnival Circus
Age & Gender of the Child: 4, female
Party Location & Facility: Lion’s Club Kiddie Carnival, Athens, AL
Facility Rental Cost: $250.00
# of Party Guests: 30
Invitations: Homemade cards
Cake & Food: Cupcakes, ice-pops, Little Ceasar’s pizza
Games & Activities: All rides are run by the Lion’s Club workers. There wasn’t any need for more games. The kids had a blast!
Favors: Bubbles, cotton candy
I really feel like three or four is the perfect age for this party option. The children were still small enough to ride all the smaller rides but big enough to enjoy everything else as well. This was by far the easiest birthday party I’ve ever done. There was a pizza place right next door so picking that up was a breeze and there was really nothing I had to think about. We didn’t need any props or anything. The kids just ran all around and there was plenty of space and lots for them to do. The volunteers were great too. I’d highly recommend this as an option for anyone who wants to do a large party. – Lisa in Madison, AL
To help get everyone in the party mood, our friends at Iceworks Shaved Ice is offering Rocket City Mom readers an AWESOME giveaway you can use at your next party! Enter to win below a shaved ice party package for up to 50 kids ($100 value)! Package included everything but the ice - for obvious reasons you have to buy that in bags the day of:
- 50, 8 oz. cups
- up to 6 flavors of syrup, with 20 to choose from
- equipment & set-up rental
- ice cooler & umbrella