Safety Tips for Organizing Kids’ Birthday Parties
Kids’ birthday parties tend to be hectic. Even when you book at a versatile and full-service event center like Rocky Mount Event Center, there’s still plenty to do. One of the most important things to think about when it comes to throwing birthday parties for kids is safety. You should be ready for anything, and there are a few key things you can do to make sure everyone has fun without taking any risks. Here are a few additional tips to make sure your party goes off without a hitch.
Check for Food Allergies
One of the most important safety factors in organizing birthday parties for kids is to be aware of allergies. If you’re inviting any number of kids to the event, you need to be sure you’re aware of their allergies or other dietary restrictions. Food allergies can be extremely dangerous, so it’s important to check with parents before selecting your menu.
Peanut allergies, lactose intolerance, and gluten allergies are common, but there are plenty more out there. Be absolutely sure that you check with the parents of kids attending and discuss alternative food options with the event center staff.
Be Aware of Choking Hazards
Kids parties are full of choking hazards, and not just from the toys that are being opened and played with at the party. Decorations, party favors, and balloons all present a certain level of risk depending on the age range of the children attending.
Talk to Staff About Fire Safety
Almost all kids’ birthday parties will involve candles. You wouldn’t think something so small could pose a fire risk, but candles can be surprisingly dangerous. With all the wrapping paper, streamers, paper party hats, paper plates, and other party decorations strewn throughout your event area, be careful about candles.
As with any event being held at a specific venue, you should ask the staff about fire safety precautions and procedures they have in place. The team at Rocky Mount Event Center will be more than happy to go over these details with you.
Birthday Parties and More at Rocky Mount Event Center
If you’re looking for somewhere to hold a birthday party for your kids and their friends, get in touch with the team at Rocky Mount Event Center. We don’t just host birthday parties. Rocky Mount Event Center is fully equipped for sporting events, concerts, conferences, trade shows, and much more.