Advice for Birthday Party and Entertainment at Codornices Park
Planning on throwing my 4 year old her first real birthday party in September at Codornices Park after realizing the guest list was over 50 people and our small, humble home wouldn’t cut it as a venue. My girl is a social butterfly and has a lot of “best friends”.
I’ve been to this park a couple of times (we live in the Rockridge neighborhood so there are other parks that are more convenient for us) and it just feels magical and like there’s something for everyone. The reservation page has two picnic sites and I’m not sure which one is better. Any tips? My concern is that the tables are too far away from the playground and parents won’t be able to monitor their children if our main setup is far away. I know some people pop up a tent on the grass near the playground but if we can get in trouble for doing that, I don’t want to risk being shut down.
As far as entertainment goes, I was going to obviously rely on the playground and amazing slide but was also thinking of hiring one of those bubble shows. Does anyone have someone local they can recommend? Or any other entertainer they love? Or any other activities for 4 year olds (and younger) that we could set up at the park. Was thinking soccer balls/nets, some ribbon wands, and a beading station at the big tables (out of reach from the babies).
This is my first time hosting a toddler birthday party and I’m having some anxiety so open to hearing any suggestions, especially from folks who have hosted a party at this park. Thanks in advance!