/birthday parties

Birthday Party Ideas for All Ages

Birthdays are important days for all ages, but perhaps they're most important for young kids.  After all, each birthday is a new and unique experience as a child, and each celebration should be equally unique and special. Here are some great ideas for birthday parties for every age from 1-6, from our friends in the Toddler Zone up through the kids who have fun on our indoor playground.  And remember, for kids of all ages, you can book a private room at Kids Fun City for the best birthday experience in town! One Honestly, for one-year olds, the most important [...]

3 Must-Haves for a Fantastic Birthday Party

So you want to throw the absolute perfect birthday party.  You want to make sure that you have everything prepared and set up, so that everything goes smoothly, wonderfully and memorably.  This can be difficult at times!  There always seems to be something you've forgotten, requiring last-minute scrambling.  We want to help prevent that!  Here are a few of Kids Fun City's must-haves for planning a birthday party: The Right Venue Of course, we're going to suggest Kids Fun City as the perfect venue for a birthday party – with private facility rentals and semi-private rooms, we're the best choice [...]

Birthday Party Dilemma: Presents or No Presents?

It's an age-old dilemma.  It's time for a big birthday party.  You've got food, snacks, cake, activities, little paper hats and decorations.  But do you have presents?  Parents are of two minds about this – whether the positives outweigh the benefits.  We take an agnostic stance here at Kids Fun City – it's great to have gifts, and it's understandable to not have them.  Here's an argument on both sides for your consideration: Yes, Presents! Presents are often one of the most fun parts of a birthday party – the anticipation opening the wrapping paper, the joy at seeing an [...]

3 Great Ideas for a Summer Birthday

It's nearly summer!  Almost time for warm weather and picnics, for school to be out and for vacation to begin! I'm a summer birthday myself, and that was always bit awkward when I was in school; family trips and summer vacations meant that it was more difficult to get large parties together for my birthday.  That being said, we always managed – and one of the advantages of a summer birthday is the fact that great weather and time off can mean a larger scale for a celebration!  Here are a few great ideas for a big summer birthday bash. [...]

The Best Store-Bought Icing for Birthday Cakes

We’ll let you in on a little secret here if your promise not to tell anyone – making home-made icing for birthday cakes is a chore we don’t always have time for.  It’s much, much, much easier, even if you’re baking the cake from scratch, to use store-bought icing.  It’s very, very simple; no hand mixer or effort required. That being said, not all store-bought icing is made equal.  Through a rigorous process of scientific investigation – or, rather, a long taste-test process – we’ve narrowed down a couple of the very best options for store-bought icing.  The next time [...]

Top 5 Desserts for Birthday Parties

A birthday party isn’t really complete until you have dessert!  It just as much part of the celebration as presents, games and friends are. But what are the best birthday desserts?  We’ve seen them all, and here are our absolute favorites. 1. Cake Well, of course cake would be number one.  There’s a reason birthday cake is the stereotypical thing you serve – who doesn’t like cake? Well, it turns out, quite a few people don’t like cake.  Or, at least, don’t find cake to be their favorite.  Some people just have birthday cake because everyone expects there to be [...]

Great Cake Decorating Tips for Birthdays

The centerpiece of any successful birthday party is, of course, the cake!  What would a birthday be without a cake to top the whole event off, right after food and right before presents?  You want to make sure your cake is special to match the special day! Maybe you want to try to make your own cake this year – but have no experience.  Have no fear!  Cake decorating isn’t actually all that difficult – the basics are pretty easy to pick up, and you can let your imagination run wild from there!  Here’s our tips on how to easily [...]

How to Throw a Fun Pizza Party

Got a kid that’s just crazy about pizza?  Then a pizza-themed birthday party is just the ticket to make their special day even more special. Of course, what exactly do you do in a pizza-themed birthday party?  The main course is pretty self-explanatory, but just having a pizza isn’t really enough to call something “pizza themed”.  You want activities and things to go along with the pizza, and we have some great ideas to make planning your kid’s next birthday party a… pizza cake! The Pizza Most important, of course, is the pizza itself.  Rather than just ordering one, however, [...]

Some of the Most Common Mistakes Made When Arranging Birthday Parties

If you are not used to organizing big parties, it can be very easy to slip up and make a mistake. If you want to ensure that your child’s next celebration goes smoothly, check out our short guide below and avoid making the mistakes that other parents have made in the past. As always, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have if you wish to call or email us. Arranging a Great Birthday Party in Toronto Below are a few of the more common mistakes that are made every day of the week by the [...]

Top 5 Questions to Ask Birthday Party Places You're Thinking of Hiring

There are quite a few kids’ birthday party venues in town, ensuring plenty of choice for parents who wish to treat their children. In fact, there are so many that making a choice can be a little difficult. However, don’t worry because with our top 5 questions to ask prospective venues, you can make sure that you choose the very best place for your son or daughter’s party. Book the Best Birthday Party Places in Toronto Whether you phone or visit in person, be sure to ask the manager at each venue the following questions before you make any bookings. [...]