Well guys, my youngest baby is 4!
This year we decided to have her party at a play centre called Jungle Buddies, and honestly it was the best decision I’ve made for a party. Macie had the absolute best time, and it was so helpful having the staff organise everything for me. As a Mum, when birthday’s roll around it’s easy to get overwhelmed and wonder how you’ll get it all done. With our Jungle Buddies party it was all taken care of.
Here’s all the details:
This play centre is beautiful and packed with natural light. There are so many fun slides, a dedicated section for the younger kids to enjoy safely, and plenty of tables in the middle for the parents to sit and relax and still be able to see their kids. It was a great chance for us all to catch up while watching the little ones have the time of their lives on the soft play, and the complimentary wifi gave us the chance to catch up on emails and work, too.
There’s a car park and a lift which makes it all so handy for families and buggies, and takes the stress away from looking for parking. I’m sure other parents can vouch for the chaos of loading the car with the kids! An accessible car park is a game changer!
On arrival, we were given a shoe basket for all the children to pop their shoes in, meaning nobody’s shoes get left or lost. Then you’ll get your Jungle Buddies present sack to keep all gifts from your guests safe and organised. It sounds like a small thing but it made all the difference to loading the car. Hubby just took the bag and off he went – no more gift bag Jenga trying to carry everything individually!
Each party comes with a party host to help make everything run smoothly and keep the kids entertained. Our party host was amazing and got the kids so excited, happy and clapping while singing as Macie entered the room. She felt like a celebrity I think!
Our party host helped set up the cake, sang Happy Birthday with the kids and got everyone involved. She sorted all the kids food out and kept energy levels up with entertainment and games. Being able to enjoy Macie’s party myself was amazing. Our host had all the kids playing musical statues, limbo, ball games and even had their faces painted! I honestly couldn’t fault it.
The Food and Drink
Oh my goodness, the food was beautiful! We invited out immediate family to come along as well as Macie’s friend’s parents, and we were taken care of just as well as the kids.
Jungle Buddies offers coffee table service you get 10 coffees for $40, which was the perfect added extra. It meant all my guests got to sit and relax while someone came to take their coffee order. If you’re a parent you’ll know how hard it is to actually sit and enjoy a good cup of (hot!) coffee, so getting this personal service at the play centre was really incredible.
For food, you can select food to serve the adults as well as the kids. The menu has lots of different options but we went for fruit platters, quesadillas, pizza, sweet potato fries, wedges, sandwiches, mini quiches, banana bread, and muffins. My guests were so happy and I really loved that they all sat and enjoyed each other’s company. We also had crumbed chicken bites, potato string fries and pizza squares for the kids.
The party rooms are beautiful! Each room is decorated with a variety of colours which is perfect for all genders and interests. The birthday child gets their own big chair which looks like a throne which Macie the birthday queen absolutely loved! There was Happy Birthday signs up and personal touch is added with the birthday child’s name written up in chalk. When we arrived the table was all set up perfectly with napkins, cups, plates, etc, all on a nice square table so all the kids were involved.
The Booking Process
Booking was SO easy. You simply select and date and time and once your chosen time is locked in you get party invitations to hand out to your guests. On the day, you’re given a running sheet so you know when everything’s happening, which helped me feel in control while still relaxed knowing everything was taken care of by the team.
You have the opportunity to add extra to your party package.
We chose to add:
● Face painting.
We did the face paint as and extra and it was an absolute hit! Each child gets called out one by one to have their face painted, and it’s all very easy, with no hassle, and no mess. There was a big variety on face paint options and it all happens right outside the party room which is very convenient.
● Balloon Bundles.
You can also add balloon bouquets which really give it a nice touch. You can add floor balloons, themed balloons or anything else you need to make your party special. We had My Little Pony balloons and Macie’s face was an absolute picture when she saw them!
What’s included in a standard party package?
● 2 hour package (one hour soft play, one hour in the party room)
● Dedicated host
● Party Games
● Popcorn and fruit served for kids
● Two food options from the party menu (Crumbed Chicken Bites & Potato String Fries //
● Margarita Pizza Squares // Cheese Quesadillas)
● Lunch cooler party bag with special treats for each child
● Party invitations for download or pick up
I was so impressed with our whole Jungle Buddies experience! It was completely stress free, I got to chat and catch up with my friends and family, enjoyed eating food while it was hot (a real Mumma luxury!). I had two very happy and very tired girls which was a sign they really had a ball! What’s more all the guests commented on what a great time they’d had, which made it extra special.
There was a great vibe, happy faces, nice natural light, and super friendly staff who were always on hand for anything we needed. Our party host kept energy levels high throughout the party and really made the atmosphere. If you’re looking for a stress-free party experience, Jungle Buddies is for you. All we had to worry about was bringing our cake!
Jungle Buddies have an amazing activity program throughout the year, from after school fun to school holiday activities. So whether you’re holding your own party or just having a fun family day out, check out Jungle Buddies for your little ones.
Jungle Buddies HERE