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Stress Free Birthday Party Ideas

I find the secret to be a great homemaker is finding easy ways to get things done and make your life as stress free as possible. After all the saying is a happy wife, a happy life. One of the great challenges of being a mom though is birthday parties for your children. The past couple of birthdays for my kids I have gone with birthday party ideas that made the day as easy and stress free as possible for me. These suggestions are all local to me but take to google for birthday party ideas and I am sure you will find many just like my tips in your local area.

Stress Free Birthday Party Ideas

     • Indoor Playgrounds These are a fantastic place to hold a birthday party. For Little Brother’s birthday this year we went to A Gym Tale. The kids got to burn off energy running around the indoor playground while the parents got to sit back and socialize. A win-win for everyone.

     • Museums Another great place is your local museum. For Big Brother’s 5th birthday we booked with a local museum that we love to visit called the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. They offer packages based on different ages and themes. We got to learn how to make ice cream and enjoy the ice cream we made with our cake. We also got a tour guide that gave us a tour of all the animals.

     • Outdoor Parks If you are looking for an even cheaper option outdoor parks are another great birthday party idea. Just like the indoor playgrounds the kids get to burn off steam while parents can relax and catch up.

These are just a few ideas and options we gave gone with so far. My favourite part of these birthday party ideas and what makes them so stress free is no cleaning involved. You do not need to clean your house before or after the party. You do not need to worry about how many people you can fit into your house and the best part is many of the places when you book their birthday party packages it includes a party host and clean up. So all you have to do is show up and enjoy the party.

Other Birthday Party Ideas

• Miniature Golding
• Swimming
• Bowling
• Local Pet Shelter
• Gymnastics

The list is endless, there are so many great birthday party ideas out there that fit every budget and every childs interest. Don’t be afraid to look around at your area for all the great options and make your next birthday party stress free.

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  1. All fantastic ideas! Both of my boys have August birthdays and I always do a joint party for them. They are still young enough that I can get away with it. I rent a bouncy house and get pizza every year. Everyone seems to like it and it’s relatively inexpensive.

  2. Those are great ideas! I’m so jealous of kids with summer birthdays as my oldest is a December baby. I’m just entering the world of birthday parties (a bit late I know). Since I run a Gymboree, my oldest daughter has had her first 5 amazing birthday parties there!! This year we’re excited to have a mermaid party at a local pool in West Vancouver, and my youngest will begin her Gymboree party experience with her first birthday in March!

  3. It’s such less stressful to host a birthday party when you don’t have to cook and clean! Otherwise, you miss the party, don’t get to mingle, and miss snapping photos. Great tips!

  4. You had me at STRESS-FREE! 🙂 Little One’s 5th birthday is coming up and sadly, on the Island there are none of the places you mentioned. Jealous of kids who have Summer birthdays. Little One is in November. Gah! Indoor parties! lol

  5. I think we will start renting out places soon, it’s just so darn expensive!

  6. I think the “stress-free” part is the most important part of a birthday party. How can you have fun if you’re stressed? These are great ideas, and keeping it simple is important. I don’t think kids need a big super-organized event to have a great time. One of the best parties in my daughters class was when 1 family played Survivor in a local park and ravine – great fun, and easy.

  7. What a fabulous post! Taking the stress out of birthday parties would be fabulous. Considering before the party I am losing it with planning, during the party I am overwhelmed making sure everyone is behaving, happy and having fun and then after the party I feel like I got hit by a truck!

  8. Is it sad but I HATE KIDS BIRTHDAYS!! Its not that I don’t want my kids to have a party, I hate the planning, hosting and the mess!! These suggestions are perfect for me!

  9. I had a few “big” birthday parties that were uh overdone shall we say? Now I prefer to have their parties at an outdoor park because it’s free and I don’t have to clean my house for that. 🙂

  10. These are all great ideas. I’m also a fan of having someone come to your house to run a party, although that is still more stressful that taking it outside of the house. Since you mention the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, I think you must in or near Ottawa. A great website that lists birthday party ideas for Ottawa is For other cities there is

  11. Thanks for sharing. I’ve done all of the above – and you’re right, they’re stress free.

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