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    Default Party needs ? Toddler party hire?

    I have recently hosted my daughters first birthday and come to realize there isn't much out there party wise locally for toddlers.

    Looking at starting a business- we are just wondering what would you want from a toddler party specialist?
    Ball pit, toy hire, balloons? Party bags, soft play equipment? Toddler climbers and bike

    Just after a little feedback from mums dads anyone with some thoughts of what they would want to make their littles ones day special with less fuss for mummy and daddy

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    I'll be honest hun, I wouldn't hire a thing for a first birthday party.

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    I never hired anything for my DD first bday.

    We will b having a 5th for her and would prob only hire a bouncy castle or petting zoo.
    I would buy the rest (balloons ect) from a party place and do it all myself

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    Sorry, not a service I'd use. Seems a waste when they are too little to remember.

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    I probably wouldn't hire anything for a toddler birthday party, I have four kids and haven't ever really done the hire thing for parties. Toddlers really just don't care. Cake and balloons, done.

    Maybe though for tween/teenager birthday parties, I could see perhaps more of a market

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    We did, as did most of my friends, i find it strange when people say a 1 year old won't remember, of course they don't but do you hold off on all celebrations/outings until they are older??? we most certainly remember and the photos and videos are priceless!
    I hired a big ball pit and one of those mini roller coasters, my friends do the same or as the kids get bigger they get bigger stuff like jumping castles and water slides , I also hired a helium tank and bought hundred of balloons, we have heaps of chairs and tables but a lot of people don't, I'm fussy with food and party bags so I make all those , some friends have hired marquees and food warmers too plus one party we went to for a 3 year old they hired a heap of those little toddler picnic type tables which was great
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    Thank you for the feedback ladies.

    I hired a ball pit for my daughter amongst other things and had it at al hall I have a fairly large mums group, so crawling 15 crawling babies under adults feet with nothing to do??? Didn't seem fun, so the ball pit worked a treat.

    Just thought I would put the feelers out there to seem who would be interested in that type of thing.

    Thanks again

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    I actually think thats an excellent idea.
    I'm planning my son's 2nd bday. I found an excellent company in Sydney who hires all sorts of things for kids bday parties, and nothing at all in brisbane.
    The closest I got was "nearly" booking a Thomas tank engine ride-on toy that was in the shopping centres - you can hire them for private bdays, but they're $330!!!
    So yeh, I'd be keen to hire. Especially little kid's tables, chairs, etc. Maybe even basic fun things - climbing equipment, slides, etc.
    Great idea. The people that hate it will never use it, but I think there's a great market for it.

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    We had a massive 1st birthday for our son, and although he wasn't walking we wanted stuff for the 20 or so other kids between 4-12 to keep entertained.

    I think its a great idea, but semi agree with the rest of the posts too. If you're going to start a business I would cater for more than just toddlers. Maybe have stuff for all children so you can vary your clients. But good to have some stuff for the littlies for those interested too!

    We found a great place that supplied short tables and small chairs etc that did the decoration side of things, but would be good to kind of have options for everything at the one place!

    Good luck!

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    Default A bit late

    I know this thread is a year old but this would be such an amazing idea, I am specifically after a ball pit and jumping castle for my daughters first birthday and 4 companies in Sydney (Little squizzies is one if you want an idea of specifics) who can offer what I want for around $300 a day but in Brisbane the best I can get is a jumping castle for that price! I love Brisbane but its like living in a remote town sometimes. I would definitely cater for older children as well.


 

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