Deciding on the location, finding a venue, picking a theme, choosing cake, entertainment, and return gifts all this while taking into consideration our little one's requested desires versus your POCKET!!
I'm telling you it is not easy, it is stressful, and it is EXPENSIVE! I kept telling my kids for this amount of money we can easily TRAVEL on a FAMILY TRIP!
However, my heart failed me to crush their wishes and I started my quest to throw them the best or as close to the best birthday celebration I could!
- Location was perfect for all our invitees
- It was a private venue thus adding safety and privacy for our guests
- We had 2 separate venues and it was easy to divide my kids with their friends
- Place was clean aPicking the venue was the hardest challenge in the entire process. I was throwing a double birthday for both my kids and there were lots of factors to take into consideration :
- # of invited kids (up to 55)
- Age bracket (4 and 6 years old)
- Gender of my kids (Boy and girl and thus interests were different!)
- Staff were nice
- Rich buffet selection
- Open drinks available for parents and kids (included in the buffet package)
- Valet parking was available
We got related birthday kit along to printing some basic templates and a couple of Do-It-Yourself home crafts
Unfortunately, they didn't!! They only managed to interest and entertain half the amount of the kids and they blamed it on the availability of a playground access!! Moreover, they didn't deliver other things mentioned in the offer and for that I so regretted getting them!
On a side note, my husband was able to entertain my eldest and his friends for over an hour in the football field. In my personal opinion the playground and access to the open green field was more than enough..trust me the kids had a blast!
A wide selection of mouthwatering, tasty, and freshly cooked and well presented colorful plates filled out the table. Everyone was fully satisfied and happy with the yummy available varieties.
Parents had an access for a self-service OPEN DRINKS station filled with both refreshing cold and hot beverages.
On a side note and for a $300 rental fees I believe a butler service should be included and not excluded in the offered package! Also, the basic decoration consisted only of elevated plates distributed along the table and a couple of colored designs hanging in the background. No basic table covers, balloons, or even a Birthday sign / banner! I got my own. One more note, I didn't like the idea of Valet parking guys walking in and filling up their plates without our OWN permission / approval!
I sincerely hope management will take my comments in a positive and constructive way!
Cake: Cook N' Bake
I've heard about Cook N' Bake from other fellow members, I checked their Facebook page and read posted reviews: They were all positive and encouraging! Thus, I decided to give it a try!
I messaged Maria, the owner, and we settled everything on message basis! We didn't meet face to face, neither did I tasted a sample of her cakes!
I was simple baffled when my husband brought in my 2 requested 3D Lego cakes! They were exactly as I ordered them, and they tasted even better than I expected! I've never dealt before with someone as professional and detail oriented as Maria.
Even my guested were so taken back and portion was super generous each of these cakes was ordered for 20 people. We were a total of 90 people (40 kids along to their parents) everyone ate and still an entire layer was left from each cake!
Thank u so much Maria, it was my first experience with Cook N' Bake but it will not be the last!
Return Gifts: Cadeau de Retour +
I bumped into their Facebook page while doing my research, since our theme was LEGO i found cute small boxes related to the theme for boys and 3D DIY puzzles for girls. I contacted the owner, Ms. Christain, placed my order online, she even wrapped them up in an elegant way and for no extra cost, we agreed on a meeting location and that was it! I added Thank you Labels on each, divided them so they won't get mixed up and that was it!
A Simple yet very nice idea and all the kids were thrilled with their gifts.
Thus, upon seeing the reaction on my guest's faces upon walking into the venue, Add up to the expression on ALL the children's faces, and how happy everyone was made me so proud of my selection!
In the end, birthday is all about our little ones happiness, and mine had an amazing and memorable experience with all of their dearest family and friends! To me that is PRICELESS!
Upon which I highly recommend choosing Vert Mi Sel venue for your kid's birthday.
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