Winter is a tough time for kids to have birthday parties. Your choices are limited due to weather and having a large group of energetic elementary school kids can be overwhelming. My daughter turned 8 in December and I was struggling with what to do for her party. I knew I did not want it at my house and it needed to be active. We ended up with what has been declared “the best birthday party ever” not only by my kids, but those who attended. We celebrated her birthday at Goldfish Swim School and it was a mom’s dream come true.
At Goldfish Swim School they have the birthday party down to a science, it is one well oiled machine and for once I got to sit back and watch my kid enjoy her day. Usually I am running around like crazy taking care of things and putting out fires when I host birthday parties. At Goldfish I got to sit and watch my daughter, even take photos! Let me walk you through the process so you can understand just how magical it is.
First I got contacted by a party coordinator from Goldfish Swim School. She got all of our details including what kind of cupcakes we wanted (oh yes they provide the cupcakes!!!). Then she gave me all the details I needed and told me to arrive 15 minutes before the party. I arrived to a fully decorated table that included a lai at each chair and a balloon on a stick as centerpiece for the kids to take home ( so I did not need to buy party favors, they had it covered!) This is amazing, I literally walked into the party fully ready for me. They also provide one juice box per kid, plates and napkins and if you want pizza they order it for you (pizza not included in party fee).
Once the kids have arrived they line them up and give a safety talk plus a swim test. If the child can not swim to the other side and back without assistance they must wear a life jacket. This eliminates any and all arguments with kids about if they need a life jacket or not ( I love it). Two lifeguards are on duty and lots of fun things are put out for them to play with in the water. I was able to sit on the other side of the glass wall and watch he kids swim and play without stress, never has a pool party been so easy. The kids were safe and well taken care of, that was a huge burden lifted off of me during the party!
The girls had an amazing time! I have heard from multiple parents how great the party was. The parents were able to sit and watch without any worries, that is priceless. The kids got out all their energy in the middle of winter in a fun and healthy way. I can not recommend a party at Goldfish Swim School strongly enough! Here in Columbus they have 3 Goldfish Swim School locations Dublin, Westerville and Lewis Center. Call and book your birthday party today, hurry because they fill up fast!
I am a Mom Ambassador for Goldfish Swim School, all opinions are my own.