Did You Know: Claire’s Hosts the Ultimate Birthday Parties for Kiddos

Hear from one of our employees about how she planned the perfect stress-free party for her kiddo at the mall (and how you can, too)!

By: Niki | October 4, 2017

Planning parties for your littles can be stressful, and with the purpose of the entire thing being a celebration, you should be able to enjoy the process and take in every moment of their special day, too! After hearing one of our employees talk about her amazing experience with having her daughters birthday at the mall, we knew we had to get a recap and the inside details, so we could share them all with you…

Take it away, Janna!

I love birthdays, especially kids’ birthdays! There’s just something special about little kiddos counting down the sleeps until their birthday, and then waking up with HUGE smiles because it’s finally THEIR day! I am a mom of two young girls, and I am always searching for new, unique, and budget-friendly birthday party ideas. It’s even better if the party can be somewhere other than our home. As a busy parent, planning and hosting birthday parties can be time-consuming, so if I don’t have to worry about cleaning our house both before AND after the party, that’s a win. The one drawback is that hosting a party somewhere other than our house is typically more expensive. Hence why I am SO excited about our most recent birthday party at West Acres!

We were planning a 6th birthday party with 10 girls ages 4-11. I had heard about birthday parties at Claire’s, so I stopped in to the store to ask some questions. The employees gave me a booklet to look through showing birthday party ideas and themes, but they also said they can work with me on whatever I was thinking. A bonus: There was no initial cost for having the party there! They just asked that we purchase items for a goodie bag for each girl, which you typically always do for a birthday party anyway. We chose to give each girl a Claire’s gift card so they could pick out what they wanted after the party. The girls were thrilled when they got their gift card!

Fast forward to the party: It was perfect! The girls gathered at Claire’s one hour before the stores officially open on a Sunday, so they had the store entirely to themselves – talk about VIP treatment!

The store was ready for a party! There were balloons, a special sign for the birthday girl, and a birthday tiara and sash she could wear during the party. The two Claire’s employees had a game plan and were awesome with the girls, so I got to just sit back and enjoy the party (something us parents rarely get to do).

They did a treasure hunt, a relay race that included trying on fun Claire’s stuff, and got their nails painted. The girls of all ages had a blast!

After the party, we rented the Community Room in the lower level of the mall to have lunch. Our family members joined the fun as well since the room was big enough for all of us! We rented the room for 4 hours at an extremely reasonable rate of $50 total. The mall employees set up the room perfectly for a party and were great to work with. They went above and beyond to make sure the set up was exactly what we wanted. We served lunch (there are plug-ins for crock pots), opened gifts, and ate cake. We did not feel rushed and best of all, we didn’t have to do the clean up!

It was the perfect party for the girls and this mama. There’s nothing better than being able to enjoy in those moments with your kiddos without the stress of being host and housekeeper!

To plan your party at Claire’s, stop in store or call 701-282-3750.

To book the Community Room for your party or special event, please call 701-282-2222!

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I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching “Friends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.




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