Make your child the star of the day!

Tailor-Made Parties

Our parties are tailor-made, joyful celebrations of imagination and play!

Themes

We develop a party around any theme to celebrate what your child loves most.

Teaching Artists

Our theater teachers bring improvisation and play to a whole new level as we make your child the star of the day.

Just Imagine…

With a focus on imagination and creativity, we throw a spotlight on games and play for a party your child will never forget.

Customize Your Day

We can even combine multiple themes for a truly unique day!

Venue

We can host your party in a park, home or neighborhood studio.

Let’s Get Started!

We can’t wait to plan an amazing event for your child!

Dynamic Events

Check out our theater events for your party – where we make literature come alive!



Let us create a spectacular Birthday Party for you!

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!

Get inspiration and tips about hosting a virtual party on our blog.

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!

We sure do! Check out Time Out New York Kids to see us featured as a Top Kids Party entertainer.

We are also a finalist in the Red Tricycle Awards and you can hear what parents have to say by checking out our Google reviews!

My son wanted a “super spies vs police” theme for his 6th birthday. I was desperately perplexed about how such a thing could be pulled off. And then I received an email from Child’s Play NY about their birthday party services! I had a solution! Jocelyn was lovely and professional as we talked about super spies vs police activities and she even took some time to speak with my son about his ideas. On the day of the party, the three teachers arrived punctually and took charge. The kids had a blast (and the parents had a chance to relax). I would highly recommend them for any themed birthday party!
Jennifer Levine
Jocelyn and her team made my daughter’s 4th and 5th birthdays pure magic! From a Paw Patrol performance to a Monster Mash dance show, the kids were completely engaged, the teachers the MOST creative and interactive, and the birthday girl completely on cloud 9 from start to finish. Truly believe there is nothing like this company in NYC. Thank you so much to the Child’s Play team!
Dara Weiss
When I approached Jocelyn with my daughter’s request to “be in a Wonder Woman play” for her 4th birthday, Jocelyn knew exactly what to do!  The Child’s Play teachers who came to our party were fun, great with kids, and unbelievably prepared with a thorough plan that engaged all the kids in a  Wonder Woman play that blew everyone away– including my daughter! We all had a great time!
Bess Wohl
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