We just got back from my granddaughter's 8th birthday party at Waterworks. It was absolutely perfect. We had 15 kids, some parents, and our extended family there. The Carlsbad site doesn't have private rooms, so the tables and chairs are set up at poolside. At first I thought that might be a problem, but it was great. They are very flexible about when you eat, so the kids were in and out of the water, while the parents snacked and visited. It is the first kids' birthday party in a long time that I felt all of the parents enjoyed as much as the kids did. There are several places nearby to get food. We ordered pizza and salads from Palomar Pizza, who delivered to the pool, right on time. There was one other party going on in the other pool, and they got their food from Costco. They had pizza, a green salad, fruit plate, cheese and cracker plate, and pasta. It looked good too. We didn't bother with decorations, since the pool is already decorated in an ocean theme. No one missed them at all. Waterworks provided lots of help setting up, and also taking down, and loading up the car afterwards. Now, to the very best part of the evening. There were two lifeguards provided, who kept a vigilant watch on the kids, and also a swim instructor (Thanks, Caz!!!) in the water the whole time with them. He played, made sure all were included, assisted the weaker swimmers, and just kept the party going. The kids all had a blast swimming, playing games, and jumping, diving and floating on the many water toys. There were boats, dive rings, a dragon, a submarine, rafts, you name it. At the end of the party, they didn't want to leave. We got compliments all evening on what a great party it was. The parents appreciated the focus on safety and the kids having a good time, and many said it was the nicest kids' party that they'd attended. Another plus is that the pool is in a big shopping center with lots of restaurants. Some of the parents took a couples' evening out, and went out to dinner. They felt very comfortable leaving their kids. Thanks, again to Waterworks and their great employees. We'll do more parties here in the future.