My youngest turned 9 years old last month. This year he decided that he wanted to have a pool party and invite his classmates and friends. I rented the pool and employee room at our local aquatic center. Then I began brainstorming some simple ideas for the kids to have fun.
I booked the party room for 2 hours, then the pools for the last hour so that the kids all had 1 hour of private pool time with their friends, while I straightened up the party room and then cleaned it up.
I’ve hosted a birthday party or two in my day and I’ve learned that when you have a limited time to get things set up you’ve really got to have a game plan in gear. I made sure I took pictures of the room so I could visually remember the layout and know just how many tablecloths to purchase, etc.