Parents of kids who come to my kids’ birthdays always comment on how it looks like a lot of hard work to host the sort of parties I like to throw. They’re right. But it’s not the cake that’s troublesome, nor the carefully themed decorations, or even preparing the mouth-watering party feast. The real hard part is keeping the marauding mini party guests entertained!
Very young toddlers are too little to understand the intricacies of most party games and having to share one or two ride-on toys usually always ends in tears in this age group. So thank goodness then for toy hire companies.
Toy hirers have been around for a while now in Melbourne and Sydney. Their inventories usually include see-saws, ride-on cars, slides, cubbies and even little rollercoasters. But our pick for the perfect toddler party has to be a ball pit filled with hundreds and hundreds of bright, eye-catching balls. Hire one for your place and suddenly, parties for babies and toddlers become a piece of cake.
Tiny Tots Toy Hire in Sydney have just added ball pits to their list of party hire goodies, with small ball pits to fit a handful of little ones costing only $45 for the weekend. Giant ball pits for toddler gangs, complete with slides for extra adventuring, will set you back $110 for a weekend – money well spent if it keeps the tears and tantrums at bay!
In Melbourne, Lil Monkees have small ball pits for weekend hire from $30. Let us know in the comments below of any other places to hire ball pits in your town or city.