A Socially Distant Outdoor Birthday Party at GoFar USA Park
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.
Big thanks to Andi S. for sharing her son’s birthday party experience with us!
Outdoor Birthday Party at GoFar USA Park
Age & gender of child: Boy, age 7
Party Theme: Super Mario
Party Location: GoFar USA Park, Decatur (map)
Facility Rental Costs: Starts at $250 for the Standard Party Package for 2 hours; it includes Zip Lines, Climbing Wall, Obstacle Course, Playgrounds, Hiking Trails, Gaga Ball, and Picnic Area.
You can also add experiences to each package for a little more – like a Farm Experience, Paintball Range, Hay Ride, Bonfire, Axe Throwing, or Off-Road Scooters.
Number of Party Guests: Unlimited number at GoFar USA Park!
Invitations: We made our own and emailed them.
Decorations, Favors, & Activities
There are lots of activities you can add on to customize your party. See them all here.
Decorations: The Great Outdoors!
Cake & Favors: Instead of birthday cake and food, I packed individually prepackaged cupcakes in a gift bags along with a bottle of water, Capri Sun, a bag of chips, and a treat bag that included a mask and hand sanitizer for each kid, so there would be no shared food and families could choose to eat there, spreading out on one of the dozen or more picnic tables, or take it home for later. I handed each kid their bag and there were no candles or singing. It was weird but we made it work.
GoFar USA Park also has an option to provide the birthday cake for an additional fee.
GoFar USA Park Party Pro-Tips
GoFar shut down to the public for us so we could social distance and still have fun outdoors. We took all the precautions we could and left room for parents to make the best choices for their families while there. GoFar did an amazing job and if you are looking for something fun to do, I highly, HIGHLY recommend this place! Even the adults, aka the big kids, had fun. My husband and I had so much fun, neither of us took a single picture. Not a single one. And there’s something simplistically awesome about that. You will love it!
GoFar USA Park Details
Address: 895 S Bethel Rd, Decatur, AL 35603 (map)
Visit Website | GoFar Park Facebook Page
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