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Old 08-13-2014, 09:21 AM #1
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Birthday's and active mom and dads

When little Johnny comes out for his birthday at your facility, does mom/dad want to go out to the field and watch or do the parents hang out back at the picnic tables?

We are finding a lot of the parents that are active want to "experience" what Johnny is doing or to capture action shots from their camera. We of course have them sign a waiver before going onto the field(s).
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:24 AM #2
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I have the sign a waiver and keep some newer masks set aside for the parents to go on the field with their kids. I also encourage them to play with their kids and offer them a free rental setup to use. Getting the parents involved almost always ensures they buy more paint and stay longer.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:38 AM #3
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I encourage them to play with the kids. Kids love to do stuff with their parents and often times, the parents seem to have just as much or more fun than the kids.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:51 PM #4
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Yeh, we *require* two adults to be playing with any groups of kids who are under 14 years old. Just had a birthday party for an 11 year old in today. Mum and her sister played. They had an awesome time and are now planning a parents game.

I've twisted the arm of parents to play (who weren't going to) and they've come out at the end saying how glad they are that they played
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