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! Inquire here.
Check out our theater events for your party – where we make literature come alive!
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, and add more depending on your headcount. The headcount is due the Monday before the party so we can staff accordingly!
We love discovering what your child loves most and helping design a party theme that will suit them best!
Popular themes for children turning 3-6 include Outerspace Explorers, Dragons & Unicorns, Superheroes and Under the Sea.
For kids turning 6-11, popular themes include Harry Potter, Greek Mythology and Improv.
You can tell us theme ideas you are thinking of, along with other things you’d like to share about your child: favorite books, films, songs and characters will help us plan a fully custom event full of things they love!
If you’re hosting an outdoor party, we can hold a rain date for you when we initially confirm your party. As we get closer, we can rebook for the rain date within 24 hours if the weather looks questionable.
We create parties for kids ages 3-11.
In-person parties are 75 minutes and start at $475 for up to 10 kids. The price scales as follows:
11-15 kids: $550
16-20 kids: $625
We also can do virtual parties, which are 45 minutes and $200 for up to 20 kids. Contact us to schedule a virtual party.
For in-person parties, 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, or we can lead your party virtually.
Check out Jocelyn’s Birthday Party Game Plan for a customized look at how to play the games that truly work!