4 Party Venue Ideas for Winter Kids

Let’s Party


Being a summer baby, I’ve always had a sense of concern for those having to celebrate their birthdays in the colder seasons. But as life would have it, I was blessed with a winter baby. Suffice it to say, trying to plan her first few birthdays proved quite a challenge for me. The quest to find the right venue and activities that cater for the chilly weather was an interesting one indeed.

Finally getting it right, we hosted the first birthday party, all for her to sleep half the party away. They often say the first birthday party is more for the parents. I tend to agree, but then again there’s every reason to celebrate the blessing of life.

When you have been deprived of sleep for an entire year, your baby is healthy, you’ve gotten over the colic phase, celebrating this milestone seemed worth it.

Time to Celebrate


With just a month to go until we celebrate her 4th birthday, I had no intentions to plan a party this time around. She’s now at creche and I thought having a little celebration with her classmates would still be a great idea. However, she has invited every person in sight to her “birthday party”. So, I am still contemplating it and with the days getting colder and colder I thought I would share some options to consider as you plan your baby’s birthday party.

My ultimate start is usually to consider options that provide indoor activities that are fun and that still allow for free play. Kids will want to run around or have some form of entertainment. They couldn’t really be bothered with the weather.

What I do appreciate though is that although we are in a colder time of the year, the days do still afford some warmth, so opting for a versatile venue that provides for both indoors and outdoors is quite ideal and gives you more options to work with.

The Ultimate Experience

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There are plenty of options to consider, yes, I was pleasantly surprised. Here are some of my top picks in no particular order:

  1. Bounce

The energy levels stay at a maximum as kids jump on every trampoline in sight. Bounce is ideal as it caters for a wider age group, catering for kids as young as three years old. It also offers various package options. The greatest thing is that you don’t have to lift a finger. With a private party room, catering, high-energy party host to supervise activities, this will give you some time to also mingle with other parents.

  1. Life Day Spa Kids


If you want to be a bit extra, this is the place to be for an extraordinary experience. Life Day Spa Kids caters for both boys and girls and offers various package options to suit your needs. In addition to some kiddies bubbly and various massages on offer for the day, the kids also get to participate in a DIY session where they get to make their own products. Take some girlfriends along, I’m sure you are also long overdue for some pamper time.

  1. Krispy Kreme

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If you’d like a more relaxed setup that still gives the kids all the excitement they deserve, then Krispy Kreme is the place to be. The joyful and fun atmosphere will keep your little guests busy all day. From the range of delicious doughnuts to being able to see the doughnut making process through their visible doughnut factory. This will definitely be a worthwhile experience for them.

  1. Artjamming


Get the kids down and dirty as they explore their creativity through some messy play. Thankfully you don’t have to worry about cleaning up the mess or planning your outfit for the day. Get out those old clothes and go and have some fun. The kids will have loads of fun exploring and letting their creative expressions flow as they are offered a blank canvas and buffet of non-toxic acrylic paint, brushes, aprons, you name it. I also love the fact that it’s not restrictive in bringing in your own additional catering.

Have Fun

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Planning your kid’s birthday party should ideally not come with too much stress. Planning a winter birthday party can be tricky but is absolutely doable. Your kids will appreciate every effort you have put in. Trust me, they won’t worry about the little details we concern ourselves with. As you are planning a fun-filled day for your child make sure to also have some fun in the process.

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Mankoana Nhlebela is an Entrepreneur, Transformational Speaker and Mentor. With a creative flair, she’s the owner of UKARA, a fashion and lifestyle brand, and Co-Founder of Motherly Love Baby Shower, a non-profit organisation that aims to support underprivileged mothers-to-be. With a span of multiple roles, including a corporate job in Telecommunications, one of her favourites is that of parenting. As a mother of two, and a women empowerment enthusiast, she firmly believes in the power of affirmation and intentional parenting.

  1. If its at bounce or Krispy Kreme I’m totally inviting myself 😉 there’s also the new kids gym venue that has opened in Fourways and in Cape Town

  2. Haven’t arranged a party for my boy in 2 years, it’s been little cupcakes and party packs for friends at school.. Thinking of planning something this year, thanks for the venue ideas mama!!

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