It’s that time again, the birthday party! Parents feel a surge of both excitement and dread. The excitement comes from wanting to make your child feel special, celebrating their young life thus far as well as celebrating our own journey as a parent. The dread comes from the panic of finding the time to plan the birthday party, making sure you choose the right theme and location and trying to organize a suitable time that will suit most of the guests.
On the Northern Beaches Sydney there is an abundance of locations that parents can choose from to host their child’s birthday party. There are also a lot of options in terms of hiring party entertainers and equipment should you decide to be brave and hold the party from home or a local park.
For this article I have put together in point form a brief description of just some of the many locations & business’s on the Northern Beaches that will assist you with birthday party decision making.
For all your general party supplies including invitations, decorations, tableware, party games, loot bags, party favours and so on please visit. www.onestopkidspartyshop.com.au
Paint Me Pretty
Little girls pamper parties. All little girls love being made a fuss of… painted nails, glitter hairspray, face painting & mini makeups… Let Paint Me Pretty pamper your little treasure & her friends on her special day! Please contact Michelle on 0411 533 249, visit Michelle’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paint-Me-Pretty/
Flying Fox Park Cafe’ Party
Winnererremy Bay Park
2 Mona Street
Mona Vale NSW 2103
P: 02 9986 0980
F: 02 9986 0981
Have you been looking for a place to hold a birthday party? The Flying Fox Café offers the best party spot on the Northern Beaches!
Your birthday child and their friends will have a great time in our fabulous playground and when you’re ready, their bright & colourful party table will be awaiting them, laid out by our friendly staff. Our Party Packages are all inclusive, and there are 2 to choose from.
Fox Cubs Deluxe Party
$18.50 per child, minimum of 10 guests
Choice of Fox Party Platters – select from fish & chips, chicken strips & chips, pizza & chips or sandwiches. Topped up with fairy bread, fruit platters and jugs of soft drink of your choice,
Includes party table set up with tablecloth, serviettes, plates, cups, party hats and Happy Birthday Banner, Flying fox balloon decollation
Fox Cubs Celebration
$15.00 per child, minimum of 10 guests
Pizza platters OR party pie platters, fairy bread platters, fruit platters & jugs of soft drink of your choice
Includes party table set up with tablecloth, serviettes, plates, cups, party hats and Happy Birthday Banner and Flying fox balloon decollation
We don’t forget parents either! You can enjoy a fresh espresso or a cool drink and we can offer you Cakes, Muffins, Croissants, Gourmet Sandwiches and Wraps, fruit, cheese or antipasto platters and even a canape menu. Why not have your own party with other parents whilst the children enjoy theirs?
Cheeky Monkeys Play House
Has party rooms, play structures, under 4’s area and a delicious pizza café. Cheeky Monkeys has set about to offer children a more interactive and realistic experience. They enlisted the talent of a local artist to create an atmosphere of true fantasy in their “Wizaed & Fairy Forest”. Party hosts dress in character (fairy, wizard, pirate, superhero, mermaid) and offer the birthday child and party guests a truly special experience. Each of these parties also spend time in our “Monkey Fever Disco” dancing to the latest hits on our glow in the dark flashing dance floor!
Cheeky Monkeys also offers slot car parties on their huge 6 lane race track for kids big (dad) and small!
Bop Till You Drop
Professional kids disco party entertainers for birthdays, christenings, schools & christmas parties. Our parties are full of fun & keep all the kids engaged. There is now even Mini Bop Till You Drop for 0-4 year olds. If your little boy or girl love movement and music then they are guaranteed to have the best party if you choose Bop Till You Drop. If you do not want the pressure of getting the kids up and dancing and having fun then Bop Till You Drop will be your answer. For further information on the fantastic array of party ideas and packages they offer please check out their website.
Ku-Ring-Gai Wildflower Gardens
420 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives NSW 2075
(02) 9424 0353
Bush Birthday Parties
Our Bush Birthday Party program offers a range of unique outdoor parties that encourage children to explore their natural environment in a fun and positive way. All activities are nature themed to suit the interest of your child and incorporate hands-on activities like bug hunting, bush walking, plant propagation, fauna encounters, dipnetting and organic bush crafts.
You will have your own ranger to entertain the children and the grown-ups too! Parents are welcome to bring food to serve after the activities
An alternative to the traditional indoor party experience, host your next party at the Wildflower Garden to experience great service in an exceptional bush setting.
Call us on 9424 0353 or email@example.com to make a booking. Bush Birthday Parties are very popular, so get in early to avoid disappointment
Booking a Bush Birthday party is simple!
The Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden is one of Sydney’s best kept secrets! Situated in St Ives, the 123 hectares of urban bushland is a great spot for bush walking, picnicking and special events.
Within the Wildflower Garden visitors can choose from a range of public access walking tracks, including the accessible Senses Track or the more challenging Mueller Track.
The Garden features heath land, tall forest, sandstone outcrops, ponds, gullies and waterfalls. There are several picnic areas with barbecues, some of which are available for hire. There is plenty of onsite parking, toilet facilities and a children’s playground.
Little Rascals Indoor Play Centre
Phone: 8968 9600
Little Rascals is available for venue hire. The facility is the ultimate venue for kids birthday parties and functions.
The venue can be booked:
· 2pm Saturday
· 6pm Saturday
· 10am Sunday
· 2pm Sunday
Venue hire is for 3 hours and will be exclusively available to your party.
Venue hire fee $500.
Venue hire includes party host, invitations, balloon decorations, platter of starters for kids (fairy bread/popcorn) & adults (wedges platter) and unlimited jugs of water.
Bring your own birthday cake along (strictly nut free) or for $24.95 we will supply a delicious birthday cake
Kids Food Package
$10 per child
Choice of Hot Dogs Chicken Nuggets or Sandwiches
Fruit Juice Popper
Party Bag (including special gift)
Adult Platter Options
• Wedges served with Sour Cream & Sweet Chilli Sauce – $19.95
• Hot Chips served with BBQ & Tomato Sauce – $19.95
• Party Pies & Sausage Rolls served with BBQ & Tomato Sauce – $29.95
• Fruit Platter – $29.95
• Assorted Sandwiches & Wraps – $29.95
• Bakery Platter-$29.95
Platters serve approx. 8 adults.
M9 Laser Skirmish & AMF BOWLING DEE WHY
Dee Why offers two great entertainment options in one location – M9 Laser Skirmish and AMF Bowling, to make for a truly memorable day.
M9 LASER SKIRMISH
$29.90 per recruit
- 2 battles of M9 Laser Skirmish
- Hot dog or chicken nuggets
- Fries and a drink
- Arcade tokens
- Party bags
- Gift for the birthday child
$29.90 per recruit
- 1 battle of M9 Laser Skirmish
- 1 game of AMF Bowling
- Hot dog or chicken nuggets
- Fries and a drink
- Arcade tokens
- Party bags
- Gift for birthday child
Wannabees Family Play Town
Wannabees is a indoor play centre offering so much variety under one roof. Wannabees parties are very special, full of fun, stress free and affordable. Their fantastic party packages have everything you need:
- Exclusive party host for two hours to take you party group through their city full of adventures!!!
- Red carpet fashion parade
- Dance time on the laser lit concert stage.
- TV studio green screen.
- Party room allocated for 45 minutes.
- Reserved table for adults in their European style Cafe.
- Party invitations
Newport Arms Hotel
Kid Parties at The Arms.
New kids party packages are now available with up to 4 areas now able to be reserved in the beergarden. Kids party packages are available for $229 (up to 10 kids) and $21.90 for extra kids and include:
- chicken nuggets & chips
- soft drink and juice
- kids serve ice cream
- party invitation stationery
- lolly bag per child
- named birthday cake
- face painting
- access to 2 kids playgrounds
- party pack including kids hats
- balloons & ribbon.
Little Chiefs Fire Service:
www.littlechiefsfireservice.com . Our number is 0409227822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Little Chiefs Fire Service offers kids fire themed birthday party entertainment. We bring uniforms for the kids and they have a ball playing fire themed games and spraying water from Henry the fire truck’s fire hoses. All kids receive a Little Chiefs Fire Service Junior Firefighter certificate and a fire helmet to keep. The kids faces are priceless when Henry arrives under lights and siren.
Have our SUPER HEROES come to your next child’s party. With a professionally trained children’s performers you are assured to make your child’s next birthday the most memorable experience for them.
With a specially designed ‘Party Packages’ which includes games, dancing, prizes, balloon twisting, face painting and awards presented to the children. Your child will have the time of their lives.
We also offer other packages like:
Crazy Science Parties
Princess Pamper Parties
Super Party Planning
*More characters can be arranged for a party booking. Added fees apply. Please call 1300 65 25 77 or visit www.superheroparties.biz
Bethanies Jumping Castles
Phone: 9484 3095
I can personally recommend Bethanies Jumping Castles. We used Bethanies for my little girls 3rd birthday party. They brought a fantastic huge Dora jumping castle to our house, they set it up before the party guest’s arrived then came back 4 hours later and took it away for us. They were so professional and made sure everything was 100% safe. Their prices are amazing in comparison to other Jumping Castle services.
BIG BLAST PARTY ZONE BROOKVALE
Contact: 0410 221 235
BIG BLAST PARTIES are held on Friday nights, Saturdays, Saturday nights and Sundays. They can also take party bookings during the school holidays – Monday to Sunday. Suitable for boys and girls 5-15 years old.
- Vertigo Challenge
- Cliffhanger Steep Drop Slide
- Mechanical Bull
- Cannon Blaster Bunker
- Basketball Shootout
- Money Machine
- Soccer and Hockey Tables
- Velcro Wall
$35.50 per child. (2-2.5 hour party). (Minimum 10).
(For Fri nights and Sat after 5.30pm- min 10).
- Home- made mini pies and sausage rolls; (Vegetarian option of spinach and ricotta on request).
- Table lollies.
- Unlimited cold water and cordial.
- Movie style popcorn.
- A take home lolly bag 100g.
- And the birthday child gets a go in our Money Machine.
(Excludes a cake).
Australian Wildlife Displays
If your child love’s nature and animals then Australian Wildlife Displays will help you have the best birthday party from home/local park. They have a fascinating selection of Native animals to bring to the birthday party and the kids will get to touch and interact with the animals.
Then let Australian Wildlife Displays bring some of Australia’s unique and fascinating native animals to the party. In a fun and interactive jam-packed hour, the kids will get to touch a suite of native animals which can include:
The birthday child will get special treatment, and get to be the ‘ranger’ for the day. They will be up the front with the presenter and get to hold all the animals. They will also get to take the animals around for all their friends (that is children and adults) to touch!
Premiere Pony Parties
For an experience your child will never forget, contact Premiere Ponies , they can assure top quality and child friendly ponies.All horses are specially trained for the purpose of pony parties and pony rides and have fantastic, super child friendly temperaments.
All horses are specially trained for the purpose of pony parties and pony rides and have fantastic, super child friendly temperaments. Premiere Ponies explain how their ponies will stand forever allowing children to pat and groom them, they can be led by children as young as 2 and are completely used to children riding on their back. They provide grooming equipment and bands so the children can groom or plait the horses as well as ride them as much as they wish.
You will be provided with two stunning riding ponies of your choice with two handlers plus a Miniature horse and handler which is provided free of charge for grooming and handling purposes so all children are occupied whilst the two ponies are being ridden.1 hour parties $300
1 1/2 hour parties $375
2 hour parties $450
Please check their website for full bios and photos of all our gorgeous ponies.
FLIP OUT BROOKVALE
Contact: 1300 354 768
Flip Out is a Huge Trampoline playground that houses Australia’s largest Trampoline arena.
According to Flip Out They “Open a awesome door for an ultimate experience in birthday celebrations”.
Flip Out designed the party packages to last approximately 2 hours for optimum enjoyment
LOLLIPOPS PLAYLAND FRENCHS FOREST-
Forest Connexion – Level 1, 18 Aquatic Drive Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
PHONE: 9452 4111
“Lollipops Playland Frenchs Forest is the areas Kids Party Ideas leader, and the Lollipops Party is perfect for birthdays and entertaining kids in the Northern Beaches & North Shores best Kids Play Centre. The Lollipops Party has all the essential kids party ideas covered, with party games, unlimited play and best of all… the work is done by us!”
Included in a Lollipops party is
- Private Party Room (1 hr)
- Unlimited Play in Lollipops
- Party Host
- Party Invitations
- Birthday Cake
- Adults Free
- Hot Chips and Chicken Nuggets
- Popcorn & Fairy Bread
- Mixed Lollies
- Cordial & Water
- Lolly Bag
- Birthday Child gets a return Voucher
- Weekday specials are also available, you can also just book a table if you are looking to save money.
PITTWATER SPORTS CENTRE
Weekend FitNastics Parties:
According to Pittwater Sports Centre
“Our gym parties are simply fantastic”
“Imagine having a party for your friends with the whole gym to yourself, complete with games, relays, circuits, music and completely supervised. No wonder they are so popular! We offer various timeslots every weekend. Parties run for two hours, incorporationg ninety minutes in the gym with qualified coaches organizing games, gym circuits, relays, and fun with the children”.
“After that, we allow thirty minutes for party food fully catered by the Pittwater Sports Centre cafe.
We offer parties for kids four years and up, so take the pressure off and let us give your special birthday child a party to remember!Ages 5 and above”
Weekend Gym/Sandbucket Combination Parties:
For the ultimate party experience, choose a Combination party! You have a choice of
• 60 minutes FitNastics fun + 30 minutes Sandbucket play OR…
• 60 minutes Sandbucket Play + 30 minutes gymnastics funAges 4 and above
Midweek Madness’ Pre-Schoolers Parties:
A mid-week party just for pre-schoolers!
A Midweek Madness party lets the children have fun for 90 minutes, 45 minutes in the gym and then 45 minutes in the Sanducket playcentre. Party guests play games, fly on the trapeze, jump on our trampolines, swing on the rings, have sword fights on the beam, and a whole lot more. We can even cater for the imaginative ones with special themes.
We can guarantee the kids are entertained and kept active the whole time.
Note- Midweek parties are run during term time only.
Sandbucket Playcentre Parties
Stress Free, Mess Free! Thats right… a kids indoor play centre ideally located on the Northern Beaches. With all the latest indoor play equipment – slippery dips, ball pits and soft play equipment – The Sandbucket Playcentre is the place to bring the kids to run off some energy, whilst you relax and enjoy a coffee in our cafe.
Choose either a mid-week or weekend party. Enquire about our exclusive sandbucket party option.
Minimum 12 children
Daily from 9am
Laser Tag Parties!Come and test your skills in our outdoor laser park. Groups are split into 2 teams, Alpha & Brava,and the fun starts! Our fully trained Commanding officers will brief the children and devise different games to play during party time.
Extreme Birthday Parties!
Try out our NEW latest party option!
Our ‘Extreme Parties’ run the time frame of 2.5hrs and, would you believe, in this
time the kids go through a combination of kayaking fun, survivor and gladiator style
games as well as use the gymnastics hall!
Suitable for energy-charged boys and girls aged 10 and over. Our specialised
coaches are trained and ready to put party guests to the test!
(Saturday and Sunday only)
The latest craze on the Northern Beaches is our ‘Kayak Parties’…. suitable for children aged 7 years and over.
Why not hire our kayaks and spend a few hours exploring Narrabeen Lake? Our Kayak Parties are held on weekends, anytime you want.
CREATIVE BIRTHDAY PARTIES
For enquiries, bookings or further information about our programme. Contact Daphne Katos on 0409 569 483, address is 1a Powells Road Brookvale 2100
Do you have a Art/Craft Loving child then why not try “If U Like ART”, they offer creative birthday parties for children aged 5-14 years. They offer a great range of birthday party ideas and packages for both boys and girls and all guest’s get to take home their masterpieces!
Hoopstar Kids Birthday Hula Hoop Parties
Contact: http://hoopstars.com.au, Fantastic Fun Hula Hoop Parties.