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Old 08-19-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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I am looking for a place to host a birthday party for my son. He will be one year old in 4 months. I would like to avoid restaurants if I may bec of budget issues. But I want a place that can hold up to 100 ppl and must be indoor (it could be chilly during december).
An empty space would be ok, I can borrow some tables and chairs, and we'll be able to provide food. I just can't find a place around San Fernando Valley, or maybe the neighboring cities. So please if u know a location, pls let me know.
Thank you very much.
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I grew up close to this place. Surrounded by trees, flowers, shrubs. Very nice. It is in the extreme west San Fernando Valley.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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That's a lot of people to party with! How are the parks where you live? Maybe call your neighborhood community center & see about renting a room? Or a neighborhood church? Anywhere that hosts 12 step meetings may have an affordable room available for you, also.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:37 AM
 
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Hate to be the turd in a punch bowl here, but your son is only one year old. So why the party? Save the money for your anniversary or your respective birthdays. You can have the kid's party when he is old enough to remember it.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Hate to be the turd in a punch bowl here, but your son is only one year old. So why the party? Save the money for your anniversary or your respective birthdays. You can have the kid's party when he is old enough to remember it.

Some cultures make a big deal out of a first birthday. I think it goes back to some recognition celebrating the high statistical probability of survival after one year.

But I sort of agree. Same with a big wedding costing $20K, $50K or more. You can use that money for a down payment, save for your retirement, save for college educations, purchase vehicles, .....

or you can have a four hour party.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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Thank you all for your suggestions and advice. And yes, as Charles said, the first year birthday is really big for us. All these ppl around us gave us guidance and such. So we are celebrating his first birthday with all the ppl who have helped us in every way.
Again, thank you.
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Long Beach CA, the sewer by the sea.
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I wish I knew more about SFV, but I'm down in the other direction. I've had banquets at Knott's Berry Farm and a local restaurant at the marina with banquet rooms. The Queen Mary has facilities as well. Look to see where Rotary and Kiwanas, etc. meet.

My point would be this: a lot of these places are eager to book a party and will negotiate a good deal. Don't book too early and don't give up a large deposit because of the economy. Some places won't make it until December.

However, that having been said, the closer to Dec. 25th, the harder it is to book a place. Especially on a Fri night.

I'd figure $25 a head with a no host bar, minimum for dinner. And that won't be steak and lobster, for sure. More like chicken and pasta.
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