Our parties are tailor-made, joyful celebrations of imagination and play!
We develop a party around any theme to celebrate what your child loves most.
Our theater teachers bring improvisation and play to a whole new level as we make your child the star of the day.
With a focus on imagination and creativity, we throw a spotlight on games and play for a party your child will never forget.
We can even combine multiple themes for a truly unique day!
We can host your party in a park, home or neighborhood studio.
We can’t wait to plan an amazing event for your child!
Check out our theater events for your party – where we make literature come alive!
Yes! We are currently leading outdoor birthday parties.
Parties will be capped at 10 children, and will meet outside in a park or private yard space. Students will remain socially distanced for the duration of the 75 minute party.
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Yes! Our online parties are led by 2 teachers and feature all of the dynamic, silly games that we use in our award-winning classes, as well as customized play to fit your child’s favorite theme. We lead parties activities for 45 minutes and get the guests playing, laughing and connect. We can even feature a special guest appearance of a favorite character. Virtual parties start at $150. Contact us to schedule your party!
All parties are staffed by Child’s Play NY lead teachers – expert players and lovers of kids.
We staff all parties with a minimum of 2 teachers.
As of Fall 2020, in-person parties are capped at 10 students.
We create parties for kids ages 3-11!
Virtual parties are 45 minutes and $150 for up to 20 kids.
In-person parties are 75 minutes and $400 for up to 10 kids, and must meet outdoors.
We do our dramatic play and games for 75 minutes! If you’d like the teachers to be there for the the start of the party we can be – but we find that starting 15 minutes in generally works great!
Here is a sample schedule for a party from 1:00-3:00.
1:00-1:15 – Guests arrive and do a small craft that we suggest to you. This activity helps grounds kids and ties in the theme. It also is usually a better party favor and we even use them during our games. (Craft examples: super hero capes, decorated microphones, magical mirrors, etc)
1:15-2:30 – Child’s Play NY teachers inspire and delight with games and activities that make the party guests and the birthday kid super happy and engaged.
2:30-3:00 – You do food and cake and guests say good-bye!
We come to you! Our parties take place in your home, common room, favorite spot in the park or other space that you provide.
We are passionate about tapping into kids imagination and play and do not rely heavily on external toys or costumes. That said, we have plenty of easy crafts we can suggest for the first few minutes of the party that can then be used as a prop during our play time. Occasionally, we do make suggestions for props to have on hand for our games!
If you are not in NYC, you can make your own Child’s Play NY birthday party.
Check out Jocelyn’s Birthday Party Game Plan for a customized look at how to play the games that truly work!