Birthday Party Checklist

Planning a child’s birthday party can be a lot of fun. There are so many options out there that it can be overwhelming at first. When planning a kids birthday party, we suggest starting with a checklist. At Playland Skate Center we think that a party checklist can make the planning much smoother.


Perhaps the most important element in planning a birthday party is choosing the location. At Playland Skate Center, we make that part as easy as possible. Our family fun center has recently been chosen as the Best Party Place by the Austin Chronicle. Location is an easy one to check off the list when it comes to hosting a party at Playland Skate Center!

Themes Make a Difference

The next thing on your checklist should be determining a theme. Before anything can be made or bought you have to decide what the theme of your child’s party will be. For a child’s first birthday, parents tend to rely mostly on a color theme and the number “1.” As kids get older they start to like certain characters or TV shows. If they are old enough to tell you what they like that’s great, but if not, then just choose a theme based off of their favorite toy or cartoon.

Examples of themes by age-

  • Ages 2-4: Pirates, princesses, dinosaurs, Elmo, Sesame Street, tea party
  • Ages 5-7: Harry Potter, pizza, circus, dress up, cars,
  • Ages 8-10: roller skating, movies, academic interests


After determining a theme, decorations for the party should be next. You can choose to buy decorations from a party store or you can make your own. You can find so many cool decoration ideas online at Pinterest and other creative sites. Making your own decorations is a fun idea because often times kids can join in and help make some of the decorations for their party. Outside decorations are permitted at Playland Skate Center, so live up the theme!

DIY Decoration Ideas-

Child's Party Theme

Zoo Animal Cupcakes

  • Balloon animals
  • Tissue paper pom poms
  • DIY pin the (tail, bow, wheel, etc.) on the (character of choice)
  • Character center pieces
  • Pictures


Food is always important when you have children. Perhaps you hear all too often, “When is dinner? I’m hungry!” At Playland Skate Center, you can wow your kiddos with fun themed menu ideas at their birthday party because you are welcome to bring in your own cake and food. If your child is having a Lego themed party, why not have a Lego cake?!

And after checking everything off on your party list the only thing left to do is HAVE FUN!!! And of course, we can’t think of any more fun than roller skating with your child at Playland Skate Center while you celebrate their special day! Book your party online today!

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