Hello ILs, I live in northern VA and was wondering if you could advise me on something. Most of the first birthday parties here are done grand by calling around 100 + people. We are almost obligated to do the same for our case too and the birthday is coming up in June. Since it is summer here at that time, my husband wants to do it in a outdoor park. We visited some and there are ones available with a shelter that covers the roof and has seating for 150 people. We are thinking to host the party there in the afternoon. We plan to hire a clown as well as give some tickets to the attending kids for the rides avail. in the park like a carnival, tran etc. Was just wondering how that would sound, have you done any party outdoor or have attended one outdoor? I am just thinking if it would b e any inconvenient for the invitees. For us it is okay as we will have in laws to help with and thinking of ordering food. We cannot do it at home due to the volume. Please provide your thoughts on doing it in the park vs. in a hall. I think decoration may not show well in park but my husband says its ok, let us do a different kind of a party at the park than the routine and he says if we entertain the kids they will have fun and a memorable party. Ultimately we want to make it a memorable event. please advise. Also my in laws are coming from India and can get some things for the party , if you have any ideas please suggest on what I can get from there. Thanks a bunch.