Now to see if we can find an alternative to loot bags (hate them!) that the kids loved as much as their personalized birthday CDs to give away! Any suggestions for fun kids’ parties in or around Ottawa?Over the years we’ve mostly contracted out the birthday party, largely because the idea of avoiding 10 caked-up boys drunk on adrenaline on the loose in my house is worth just about any price! I’ve never been to the Lancaster location, but have only good things to say about the west-end location.As such, I thought it would be nice to share our perspective on some of the various birthday party options for the school-age set in Ottawa. We’ve done four, maybe five birthday parties there, plus taken a couple of years’ worth of gymnastic lessons and even done a week of summer camp there. We tried Cosmic Adventures one year when Tristan was wee, I think it was his third birthday.
(If you’re doing this with the kiddies, make sure you use the kid-friendly version *without* cigarettes and handguns available!!
One year we went with a few friends for an informal playdate at Playtime4Kids before having cake back at our house (that was the year Simon turned four and I was eleventy-hundred months pregnant with Lucas — we were looking for simplification that year! This year, we did Simon’s party at A Gym Tale in Barrhaven, and we were extremely pleased with everything.
The package included nearly an hour of free play on their indoor playground (very clean and very safe for toddlers), then a half an hour “adventure” led by a hilarious party helper.
It was fun, but the location is not convenient to Barrhaven, and we’ve never gone back.
The boys have been to parties at Midway and Fun Junction, neither of which are convenient to Barrhaven although the boys had a good time.