I first checked into the clubhouse for my community. We have HOA dues that pays for it plus our playground and pool. Damn thing has a $30 "processing fee", a $75 nonrefundable cleaning fee (even though the contract explicitly states I have to take care of my own crap), AND a $200 deposit (which will be returned to me after a walk through). So I'm out $105 for a small air conditioned building that I already pay annual dues for. Does this seem ridiculous to anyone else?
So. The real question is, if I'm going to spend $105 just for a space anyway, can you help me think of some more fun places where I might be able to have his birthday party? I have no problem providing the food & decorations myself and I can totally pick up and throw away my own trash. I live in a Houston suburb, if that helps, so I have most types of options available *somewhere* in the city.