When you throw a weekend party at PLAY, you’ll have private use of the space, including our toy-filled community area and our classroom in the back, which we set up as your dining area. With packages that include an art activity, you’ll also have an additional staff member and use of our art room.
All parties below include a two-hour private rental, an additional half-hour each for your set-up and load-out, and a party manager to help you as needed, assist with the flow of the party, and supervise the space (not the kids). All rental rates are based on parties with up to 15 child guests; gratuities for the staff are not included in the rates. For all parties, hosts are responsible for bringing in their own snacks, cake, paper products, and utensils.
Because PLAY is best suited to smaller parties, we ask party hosts to limit their guest lists to 15 children (including siblings) with accompanying adults. Our absolute max for child guests is 20, and there is an $12 per child charge for child guests beyond the first 15.
PLAY is an unsupervised environment, and all children must be supervised by their parents or caregivers at all times. Because we specialize in parent-and-child curricula, all of our activities are more fun with enthusiastic grown-up involvement.
A non-refundable deposit of $195.00 is required to hold your date.
Messy Art Party
(recommended for ages 2-4)
Messy Art w/additional staff member. Paint a picture or paint for the first time. Doodle on our chalkboard walls or collaborate on a mural. Smocks for kids and adults & all materials are provided. Our art-room easels can accommodate eight kids at a time. (Activity is open for up to 1 1/2 hours.)
(recommended for ages 1-4)
Music Party One of our teachers leads a fun and interactive half-hour of live music, customized for the birthday child and the age-range of your group, and featuring lots of play-along instruments, singing & movement. Your music teacher will happily incorporate your requests into the set list, whether you have a very specific party theme or you’re a PLAY music family with a list of favorites from our curriculum. The music portion begins about 45 minutes into your guest time, after everyone has had a chance to arrive, play, and have a snack.
Art & Music Party
(recommended for ages 2-5)
Throw a music & art extravaganza combining the elements of the Messy Art Party and Music Party above. The art activity is open from the very beginning of your party (for 1 hour) and we bring everyone together for music about 50 minutes in.
Craft Circle & Music
+ cost of craft kits ($6.99 each + tax)
(recommended for ages 4-5)
Craft Circle A table is set in the art-room for the kids to each do a wooden craft kit project, usually chosen to fit a party theme. These kits double as your party favors, and we bag them up festively as the kids finish, making sure that anyone who doesn’t make it into the art room gets theirs as well. Chalkboard doodling available too, of course. The craft activity is open for one hour, starting at the beginning of your party.
Music Party One of our teachers leads a fun and interactive half-hour of live music, customized for the birthday child and the age-range of your group, and featuring lots of play-along instruments, singing & movement. Your music teacher will happily incorporate your requests into the set list, whether you have a very specific party theme or you’re a PLAY music family with lots of favorites from our curriculum. The music portion begins about 50 minutes into your guest time, after everyone has had a chance to arrive, do their crafts, and have a snack.
(recommended for ages 4-5; add-on to any package that already includes Messy Art)
Garden Party in the Art-room Amid bird songs, kids decorate butterfly shapes to hang around the art- room, and paint a cardboard cottage inside and out. The house goes home with the birthday child when it’s dry. (Activity is open for up to 1 1/2 hours.)
Princes & Princesses of the Sea In the art-room, kids decorate crowns to wear and fish shapes to hang around the art-room. One of our chalkboard walls might become your kelp forest, while the other is papered for a collaborative, painted mural. (Activity is open for up to 1 1/2 hours.)
Build-a-Robot Project With the help of their crafty grown-ups and our facilitator, kids collaborate to build a robot out of mostly recycled materials, decorate it, and paint it with metallic paint. (Activity is open for up to 1 1/2 hours.)
Got something else in mind? We love to create unique projects for parties, and kids love to take home something they’ve made themselves. Prices vary for custom projects, which always include a facilitator and up to 1 1/2 hours use of the art room.
Just the Space
We are happy to provide private space rentals with no planned activities for 1-year-old birthday parties with child guests of similar age, OR for parties for which the host has arranged outside entertainment–characters, face-painting, clowning, or magic–through one of our approved vendors (available upon booking). If you are interested in bringing in an entertainer whom you love and who is new us, chances are that will be fine. There are few activities we don’t host; they include animal handlers, bubble shows, edible art, anything wet or glittery, and outside music programs.