What time do think is the best time to schedule a bday party on a Saturday? Afternoon or evening? It's a small party of 6 or 7 girls, about 4 hours total. We're going to make our own pizzas, go to an amusement center for a couple of hours and then come back to eat cake and ice cream. I'm wondering if I should schedule it for 1pm - 5pm or 4pm to 8pm. (or some other time). We never really plan things for Saturdays, so it wouldn't matter much to me either way. Some parties are in the evening, some afternoon. Most parents will be traveling from about 45 minutes away to bring their kids here, as we live a long way from dd's school. The parents would not stay for the party, but we have plenty of things to do around here (shopping, eating, book browsing, etc.) so they may stay in the area.