Party Pacing

 

These kids party pacing examples are designed to give you a general idea of how things will flow during your event. Our pacing is based on the type of event being held, the amount of set-up required, and our experience in hosting multiple events per day.

 
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I’m Not Bringing Much…

Our Standard Party Pacing Should Work

 

Just A Little Set-Up Time Needed

If you’re bringing very few items to the playground on the day of your event, our standard party pacing should work for you. Additional time can be added, if desired, to increase the total party time. For example, if you’re:

  • Having us handle your food and drink requirements, or

  • Bringing very few food items, or

  • Not bringing drinks with a cooler and ice, or

  • Not bringing a lot of extra decorations, then:

A 2-hour party without additional time should be sufficient. As the host, you may arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your party start time. Here’s an example with the 10:00 am party slot:

9:50 am - Host arrival

10:00 am - Guest arrival

10:30 - 10:40 am - Children’s pizza is served

11:00 - 11:10 am - Cake cutting

11:20 - 11:30 am - Bubbles and Lights

11:30 - 11:40 am - Personal items brought to common area

11:45 am - Shuttle excess party items to lobby/car

11:50 am - Party room is unavailable. Breakdown.

11:55 am - Lights dimmed. Guest departure

12:00 pm - Party ends. Host departure

With this 2-hour party slot, the full time is used for the party, while the host allows the playground staff to handle most or all of the party details. This creates a very easy, stress-free event, as most of the set-up has been accomplished prior to your arrival.

NOTE: In order to avoid exceeding the party end time, hosts should designate one or two individuals to shuttle items brought to the party (i.e gifts, excess food items, etc) to a vehicle, approximately 15 minutes prior to the party end time.

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I’m Bringing Food or Decorations…

Consider Adding Additional Set-up Time

 

Additional Set-Up or Party Time Needed

If you’re planning to bring additional items to the playground, or simply desire a longer event, consider adding additional party time to your booking. Additional time is only available for the 10:00 am or 4:00 pm party slots. You may need additional time if you’re:

  • Handling your own food requirements and/or bringing food to the playground, or

  • Bringing food items that require set-up and/or heating, or

  • Bringing drinks with a cooler and ice, or

  • Bringing extra decorations, or

  • Interested in a party longer than 2 hours, then:

Additional time should be added to your event. Either 30 minutes or 60 minutes can be added to the first (10 am) and last (4 pm) party slots. Pricing for additional time can be found on the Add-on Pricing and Terms page.

As the host, without additional purchased time, you may arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your party start time.

Below is an example of the 10:00 am party slot, with an additional 30 minutes added:

9:30 am - Host arrival (used for set up)

10:00 am - Guest arrival

10:30 - 10:40 am - Children’s pizza is served

11:00 - 11:10 am - Cake cutting

11:20 - 11:30 am - Bubbles and Lights

11:30 - 11:40 am - Personal items brought to common area

11:45 am - Shuttle excess party items to lobby/car

11:50 am - Party room is unavailable. Breakdown.

11:55 am - Lights dimmed. Guest departure

12:00 pm - Party ends. Breakdown continues.

12:10 pm - Host departure.

With this 2.5-hour party slot, the host arrives 30 minutes early. The 10 minute buffer that would normally be used at the start of a party is used at the end of the party, to allow hosts slightly more time to remove excess items brought into the facility. This helps to avoid additional charges for exceeding the party end time.

NOTE: In order to avoid exceeding the party end time, hosts should designate one or two individuals to shuttle items brought to the party (i.e gifts, excess food items, etc) to a vehicle, approximately 15 minutes prior to the party end time.