December 31, 2007,
A.M. asks from Lake Orion, MI on December 28, 2007
Need Help Finding a Good Venue for My 3-Year-old's Birthday Party
We live in a pretty small house and want to give our soon-to-be 3-year-old daughter a great party without breaking our wallets. Her birthday is in February, so the awesome idea of a park is not really so awesome. Any suggestions in the Lake Orion area?
L.R. answers from Detroit on December 28, 2007
How about at Giggle Beans in Lake Orion
It's on Lapeer Rd. across from the Golling car dealership.
I have taken my daughter there a few times to play and she loves it.
Or at Sugar Buzz on Baldwin Rd.
Or there is Dance For Fun in Lake Orion. They do birthday parties too. http://www.danceforfun.biz/BirthdayParties.html
N.W. answers from Detroit on December 31, 2007
We have my three year olds party at bouncin kidz (similar to pump it up) last year and everyone had a blast. We just did cake and ice cream to keep the costs down-- but it was still over $300. Check your local recreation facilities, the nature center (dinosaur hill) in Rochester holds parties and they are pretty inexpensive.
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D.R. answers from Detroit on December 29, 2007
We held our daughter's 3rd at You're Fired! (but you could go to any similar store). It's got a nice package for parties. They give you your own seating area for a set period of time and you area allowed to bring in your own food (they don't sell anything).
We chose the least expensive piece for the kids to paint, which was a square tile. The kids get to choose their own colors for their individual trays and decorate the tiles any way they want. There are even stencils available. Then they write the child's name on the back and keep all items from the party together. It takes a few days to a week for them to get fired in the kiln and then you pick them up. Either you pick them all up and deliver or everyone can pick up their own if they want. When we picked them up, they had added a wire with decorative beads on the back so we could hang it up on the wall. Very cool!
We did crafts during arrival and as first activity (big white cardboard butterfly wings the kids could wear when done), then had pizza. Then we did our tiles, then had cake. Some kids had so much fun that they & their parents purchased another item to paint. Everyone had fun!
K.A. answers from Detroit on December 31, 2007
Pump it Up in Auburn Hills. They are very organized and clean. You can get discounted rates if you have the party during the week.
M.C. answers from Detroit on December 28, 2007
McDonalds? My daughter had her 5th birthday party there and loved it. Chuck E. Cheese's is great too, but it can be pricey.
C.G. answers from Detroit on December 30, 2007
I have been to a party at the Lake Orion McDonald's playland with my 4 year old. The kids had a blast and it only cost the 3-4 dollars per child that is costs to buy happy meals for the kids.