I would have posted this on the birthday parties board, but it's not as active over there.
In a month DS is having a Sesame Street Themed birthday party at a really nice park. I rented four picnic tables under a pavilion and it's right across from a playground. I've only thrown one other party and it was my housewarming two years ago- so I don't have a clue on what I can do to entertain little kids for a few hours. There will be roughly 10 toddlers.
My questions are: The party starts at one- should I do a full blown lunch? Or would people have eaten by then? I already planned to get hamburgers, hot dogs, fruit, etc. from Costco and grill at the pavilion, but I don't want to buy a bunch of food is everyone has already eaten. My second question is, will the playground be enough to entertain these 2-3 year olds? I figured with eating, singing Happy Birthday, opening presents, hitting the pinata, and then running around the playground- that would be enough. Are there some things that I should add? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you!