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BIRTHDAY PARTIES
 

Rochester Area Family Y • 709 1st Ave SW • 287-2260 ext. 332 • talbirdl@rochfamy.orgwww.rochfamy.org
The Y's Birthday Party Program offers kids the option of spending their special day with us. When booking your child’s birthday at the Y, you can choose between a fun and exciting Gym Party or a splashing good time in the water park for a Pool Party! Parties start at $60. Visit their website or call for additional details.



* Bob Miller Magician - Magical Birthday Party Shows • 281-2213 • www.bobmillermagic.com/BirthdayShows.html
Magician Bob Miller offers two fun and magical birthday party options: Magic & Balloons (age-appropriate magic tricks and balloon animals, lots of audience participation and a special trick for the Birthday Child to help with), Super Fun Magic Party (the "super-funnest" show, includes everthing in the Magic & Balloons show plus more!). Looking for a party spot? Consider using a party room at O'Neill's Pizza Pub for your party with Magician, Bob Miller.



Quarry Hill • 281-6114 • www.qhnc.org
Birthdays, scheduled for 1-1/2 hours are available most Saturdays and Sundays and include a 30 minute or 45 minute Naturalist-led program either outside or inside depending on weather and/or topic. The remaining time is spent in parent-directed game playing, crafts, eating, present exchanging, etc. Recommended age for birthday parties is 4 and up. Birthday costs are: $40/QHNC Members (1/2 hour Naturalist Program), $50/QHNC Member (45 minute Naturalist Program), $85/non-Member (1/2 hour Naturalist Program) and $95/non-Member (45 minute Naturalist program). Visit their website's Public Programs page for more information on scheduling your party, party guidelines, and possible program ideas (i.e. scaley critters, slimy critters, nature hunt, snowshoeing, dinosaurs, etc.).

My daughter has had two birthday parties at Quarry Hill and loved them both. The QH instructors make the nature program fun and educational and the huge birthday room has plenty of space for crafts and games. I'd highly recommend a birthday party at Quarry Hill. - M.R.



Minnesota Children's Museum of Rochester • 1643 N. Broadway • 218-3100 • rochester.mcm.org/visitor-information/birthday-parties-and-private-rentals.html
Birthday parties at Minnesota Children's Museum of Rochester are easy, fun-filled, and unforgettable. Parties are available Sundays, Thursdays, or Fridays and include one hour of exclusive Museum time. Private rentals are also available to host a party after Museum hours. Prices start at $125. Visit their website or call for additional details.

 

Queen Elsa from Disney's Frozen •  (Alexis Simmons) • 218-428-8812
Invite Queen Elsa from Disney's popular movie Frozen to attend your child's birthday party and make a childhood dream come true. Elsa will sing along with the children and do a private "Let it Go," rendition (if the kids let her). She resembles, acts, and behaves as Elsa would and quizzes the children on their knowledge of the movie while providing a gift for the birthday princess and magic snowflakes for all the guests. Autographs, photos and hugs are encouraged. For young birthday-goers, a Frozen-inspired book can be read out loud. A 30 minute appearance is $75, a full hour of interaction is $150. 

 


* A Child's Kingdom • 289-2287 • 1621 North Broadway • www.achildskingdom.com
We'll facilitate your child's birthday party. You choose the package and theme that’s right for you and we do all the rest! Favorite themes: Princess, Pirate, Diva, Monster Truck, Super Hero, Tangled, Sofia the First, Me and My Doll, Star Wars. Each child will receive a personalized birthday story/colorbook, party favors and a gift bag. Our party room will be decorated in the theme of the party. It's that simple. We do the work and you have the fun! For more information, give us a call or check out our website.



Silver Springs Equestrian Center, LLC • 10226 65th St. NE • Elgin • silverspringsmn@yahoo.com • 507-261-8075 • website coming soon
Silver Springs offers horse-themed birthday parties. Call for more information.



* Scanlan's Red Barn Learning Farm • 27251 State Highway 30, Hayfield • (507)365-8321 or (507)272-7465 • www.redbarnlearningfarm.com
Have your Birthday at the Barn! What could be more fun than having your birthday at the barn? Bring your friends out to the farm for a party like you've never had before! Make reservations now to save your date. Our parties include: Use of our picnic shelter, access to petting zoo/ all play areas, hayride, carrot coupon or corn cone coupon for each child, farm-theme cake and free T-shirt for birthday child. Open April 1-October 31. Check our website for availability.



* Magician, Greg the Great • 507-438-2745 • www.mystifyingmagic.com
Family Magician Greg the Great specializes in children's entertainment. He is insured, background checked, and gives you 100% money back guarantee. Your child will be the star of the show; they may become a superhero and fly, by floating safely off a magic chair and make a live bunny appear from nowhere. Puppet Vern the Bird sings a very funny Happy Birthday song, Rocky the raccoon puppet appears with magic, and a live dove performs and so much more new magic that even the adults love. All children will get a free magic gift.



* Allegro Birthday Party • 2342 Superior Drive NW • 288-0125 • www.allegrodancemusic.com
We plan with you to create a unique and memorable birthday celebration for your child. Choose one of our themes: Princess, Butterfly, Ballet and Hip Hop or suggest an idea of your own. Movement, music, games, gifts, photo opportunities and treasured time fill your birthday party at Allegro! You provide: The birthday child, up to 9 guests, cake, beverages and party ware. Cost: $160.00. Additional guests can be accommodated for a small up-charge. The birthday child receives a special day t-shirt and each guest receives a party favor coupon for one free class! Call Allegro today to reserve your special date!



* Yard Card Creations • www.yard-card.netwww.facebook.com/yardcard
Yard Card Creations is a business that's all about having fun! We offer a creative and unique way to celebrate any special occasion in Rochester or other surrounding areas by delivering our big, bright and colorful yard cards. Our yard cards include a personal message from you on our large marquee message board as well as a yard full of memories. Yard Card Creations has displays for all occasions including, birthday, anniversaries, bridal showers, birth announcements and much much more.



* Giggle Givers • Rochester, MN • 507-288-3109 • www.gigglegivers.com
Looking for something fun and unforgettable for your next event or party? Giggle Givers offers family friendly fun with clowning, magic, balloons, juggling, face painting, puppets, glitter tattoos, and more! We customize our performances to fit your needs. Birthday parties, picnics, celebrations, corporate events, church events, VBS, or just about any event is more fun and unforgettable when you get the giggles and hire Giggle Givers. We serve SE Minnesota, SW Wisconsin, and Northern Iowa.



Rochester Scrapbooking Company • 424-0155 • 1221 Third Ave SW
Parties for kids ages 5 and up. We charge $10 per hour for a room charge, plus the cost of project(s). Most projects take one to two hours depending on the number of children in the party, the age of the children and difficulty of the project. Prices of projects are: Journal and Pen Combo, $7.50; 4X6 Picture Frame, $6.00; Two Page Layout, $8.50; Paper Bag Album, $8.00; Wall Hanging, $7.00; Chipboard Mini-Album, $8.00. Prices include all materials. A group photo can be taken and copied for 33 cents each. We can accommodate up to 10 children. Space is provided if you wish to bring in food, beverages, cake, etc. Call with questions or to book a party.



* Lucky Star Pony Parties and Petting Zoo, L.L.C. • Carol Andersen • 563-203-1061 • Lucky Star Pony Parties on Facebook
Lucky Star will come to your desired location (backyard, home, park, etc.) and provide safe, unlimited hand led pony rides for your child's birthday party. We can also provide a small farm animals petting zoo for the kids to feed and get hands on experience with (little donkey, pigmy goats, chicks, baby ducklings, rabbit, kittens (in season) and occasionally a baby calf or lamb). We have a larger pony as well as a small pony to suit various ages/sizes. Cost: $200 for first hr. and $150 per hr. after. Also a mileage charge of $1 per mile (1 way). No party too large or small.



* Michaels Arts & Crafts • 60 25th St SE (near Kohl's) • 285-5947 • www.michaels.com
Michaels Arts & Crafts offers a variety of arts and crafts themed birthday party options. Visit their website or call the store for additional details.



* Soccer World • 424-3018 • www.soccerworldmn.com
Soccer World has a variety of Birthday Party options! When you call to reserve a party with us, we take the time to talk to you to ensure that the party is designed around the wants of you and your child. We do not have a 1-party fits all option that is common throughout the industry. We hold parties for any age, so feel free to call us at any time to talk about your Party options!



* Bounce World • 4430 19th St. NW • www.bounceworldmn.com • FUN@BOUNCEWORLDMN.COM
We offer a variety of different party options some of these are basic party packages, themed party packages, girly girl party packages, room rentals and private parties! We will do the set up and clean up for your party so that all you'll have to do is relax and enjoy the party. You bring the cake or cupcakes and we'll supply all of the fun!



Party Zone Inflatables • www.partyzoneinflatables.com • 398-9783
Let Party Zone Inflatables deliver the FUN to your next party! We offer a huge selection of inflatable amusements including moonwalks, joust, huge slides, and more. Prices and available rental items are listed on our website along with special discounts and promotions! We are Rochester’s low cost leader for all of your inflatable amusement needs and we deliver FUN!



* Egyptian Princess Parties • Sadiya (Terri Allred) • 884-1375 • info@RochesterInternationalDance.comwww.RochesterInternationalDance.com
Invite Sadiya to celebrate with your child on her special day. A typical party begins with Sadiya greeting the guests with Middle Eastern music and temporary tattoos. Once everyone has had a chance to meet Sadiya and get their temporary tattoo, Sadiya will entertain the children with a brief dance. If the children are going to make hip scarves, then they will do this next. Often parents decide to use the hip scarf craft as a party favor. Finally, as the hip scarves are drying, the guests will learn belly dance moves and have the opportunity to perform with Sadiya. Many families schedule a 2 hour party with the belly dance portion for the first hour and cake and presents for the last part of the party. Sometimes mothers like to join in on the lesson as well! Belly Dance Party $125 (1 hour) includes: performance by Sadiya- belly dance Lesson- temporary tattoos. Hip Scarf Craft- Girls can make and wear their own beaded hip scarves. $12 per child (Birthday girl's is FREE). Additional time beyond scheduled party of 1 hour will be billed at $25 per 1/2 hour.



* Hula Girl Parties • Sadiya (Terri Allred) • 884-1375 • info@RochesterInternationalDance.comwww.RochesterInternationalDance.com
Even if you can't celebrate your birthday or special event in Hawaii, you can still learn to Hula dance. Terri will teach your special hula girl and her friends to hula during this exciting party. Grass skirts to borrow are provided. Each party guest receives a lei (flower necklace) to take home. The party can be held at your home or at the beautiful Rochester International Dance Studio. Fee $125.



* Henna Parties • Sadiya (Terri Allred) • 884-1375 • info@RochesterInternationalDance.comwww.RochesterInternationalDance.com
Join Sadiya of Rochester International Dance Studio for your special party featuring henna or glitter henna art. This art form originated in India and is a popular skin decoration that usually last about a week. Sadiya can tailor the party specifically to the interests of your child, for example stars, hearts and flowers or swords, lightning bolts and frogs. Each guest will receive a temporary henna. This party is a perfect addition to your Egyptian Princess or Hula party.



* Chuck E.Cheese's • 1250 County Highway 25 (by Trader Joe's) • 529-5055 • www.chuckecheese.com/locations/get/798
Chuck E.Cheese's offers birthday parties. Visit their website for dates, prices and party packages.



* Princess Parties Salt & Pepper Photography • 2220 Bamber Valley Road SW • 281-9312
Salt & Pepper Photography offers birthday parties for princesses (and super heroes) of all ages! An average party lasts around 2 hours with the opportunity to dress up and have hair and make-up done along with a professional photo shoot. The studio provides dress-up clothes, jewelry and photo props. Parties start at $35 per guest with the option to add-on a hair and makeup session. All guests will receive a commemorative 8x10 memory mate collage to remember the fun!



* Pipsqueaks • 281-6160 • 903 W Center St (United Way Building) • www.rochestermn.gov/departments/park/facilities/pipsqueaks
Pipsqueaks offers 3-hour party blocks for all kinds of private party fun: birthdays, team events, classroom parties, family events, and special occasions. If you are looking for an economical place to hold a party for your kindergarten-age or younger child, Pipsqueaks is your party destination. There's lots of toys and plenty of room to let the kids run, scream, and play or to host your own party games.



* Rochester Tennis Connection • 2700 Country Club Rd SW • 288-4851 • www.rochestertennis.com
Fun parties for ages 5 and up. No tennis experience necessary. Rackets are available at no charge. Parties include one hour of on-court entertainment by staff (relays, target tennis, etc.) and use of party room after. Room may be decorated prior to the party and cake, ice cream, pizza, etc. may be brought in. No limit on time in party room unless another party has been scheduled. Best times for parties are daytime weekdays and weekends. Cost: $90. Limit of 10 children. For larger parties, please call to make arrangements! Our courts and staff provide a fun atmosphere for a party!

We just had our daughter's birthday party here and it was great! The tennis instruction was really fun, the party room was just the right size, and the fact that the kids could play indoors (during below zero weather) was a huge plus! L.L.



* KAAL Subway Birthday Club
It isn't a birthday party hot spot, but the KAAL Birthday Club is a fun way to say Happy Birthday to someone special. It’s open to any age and easy to do, just mail or e-mail, birthdayclub@kaaltv.com, a photo along with name, age, and address. In addition to announcing your birthday greeting they will send a Subway gift certificate to the birthday person! Your request for a Birthday Club greeting MUST be received at KAAL TV at least 2 weeks before the birthday announcement. For more info visit their website at www.kaaltv.com.



* CineMagic Theatres • 2171 Superior Drive, NW • 763-746-0228 ext. 460 (Lisa Sieve) • lsieve@odysseytheatres.comwww.cinemagictheatres.com
For a trouble-free birthday party, reserve the bright and cheerful party room at the Hollywood 12 Theatre. The party room is yours to decorate as you choose and holds up to 15 people. Parties can be reserved and packages are available by calling or emailing in advance. The party room is very popular and early reservations are suggested to prevent disappointment.



* Zumbro Valley Paintball, Millville (about 30 miles from Rochester) • 507-798-2290 • www.zumbrovalleypaintball.com • www.facebook.com
Parties for kids ages 10 & up (fun for parents, too!). They supply the equipment and paintballs. Hot dogs, chips and pop provided at no charge at the end of your session. Six person minimum, but they can accommodate up to 65 at one time. Safety certified and insured business. You are welcome to open gifts and have cake at the field after your session.

This birthday party tip provided by Bryan B.



* Recreation Center • 21 Elton Hills Drive • 328-2501 • www.rochestermn.gov/departments/park/facilities/recreationcenter/index.asp
The Rec Center offers swimming, skating, and open gym parties. Call for more information.

I wanted to pass along another birthday party idea for your website. I just had my daughter's sixth birthday party at the Recreation Center's ice rink.... It was a great party. - Kristen G.



* Prairie Walls Climbing Gym • 4420 19th Street NW • 292-0511 • www.prairiewalls.com/?page_id=9
Make your next birthday a real adventure. Prairie Walls instructors will guide your birthday group through two hours of rock climbing excitement. We start the kids out on our “easy” instruction wall. After they have climbed the instruction wall the group graduates to the main climbing walls and our bouldering areas. When you are finished with your two hours of climbing you may use our mezzanine area that overlooks the main climbing gym for your Party. If you want to bring in a birthday cake or pizza, that’s fine. Our staff to climber ratio is approximately 1 to 8. Parties are by appointment. Birthday parties can be scheduled at other than open gym hours, times subject to availability, additional fees may apply for off hours events. Call to make a reservation. Parties start at $150 for up to seven climbers. $20 per extra climber.



* Soldiers Field Pool • www.rochestermn.gov/departments/park/facilities/Pools_Beach/index.asp
Does your child have a summer birthday? The zero depth pool at Soldiers Field may be reserved for parties. Contact the pool manager to make reservations.



Slider (Honkers Mascot) • www.rochesterhonkers.comSlider@RochesterHonkers.com
Do your kids love baseball? Do your kids love the Honkers? Slider, the Honkers baseball-headed mascot, makes birthday party appearances during the off season. Slider usually stays 1-2 hours (depending on the host's request) and can pose for pictures, sign autographs, play with the kids, or lead the party in the YMCA song/dance.



* Rochester Athletic Club (RAC) • 3100 19th St. NW • 287-9335 ext. 378 (Birthday Coordinator) • www.racmn.com
Let us do the entertaining for your child's next birthday party. Sit back and relax while the children run, jump, swim, or play a sport. Choose from a Neighborhood, tennis, or pool party. The activity offered may last 45 minutes to 1 hour followed by time on the Neighborhood picnic tables for food, cake, and presents. Birthday child or parent must be a RAC member. There are three available party packages. Basic package: $9.50 per child. Minimum of $80. Member provides all paper products. Club package: $11 per child. Minimum of $80. RAC provides paper products and 2 free pitchers of drink. Theme package: Prices range from $13 to $15 per child depending on the theme. Minimum of $80. RAC provides paper products, decorations, goody bags, and 2 pitchers of drink. Parties are an hour and a half. Extra time may be purchased at $15 per half hour.



Recreation Lanes • 2810 North Broadway • 288-2601 • www.reclanes.2gobowl.com/?page=GROUPS_N'_PARTIES
The bowling alley hosts birthday parties during regular bowling or during Thunder Alley (lights out, music on, lots of fun). Food (pizza, burgers, sandwiches, etc.) and cookie cakes are available for purchase. Kid-size bowling balls and bowling shoes (smallest size is 11) are available. Lane bumpers are also available. Call the bowling alley for dates/times available. Make sure you purchase a real bowling pin for the b-day boy or girl's guests to sign - fun keepsake!



* McDonald's • 1306 Apache Drive SW • 288-2264
Happy Meal, goody bag, cake, ice cream, face painting, helium balloon for each kid. Gift for birthday boy/girl. Call for days/times.



Do you know of other great places that host kids' birthday parties? Let us know. Send relevant information (organization's name, services they provide, phone number or email address) to lindy@rochesterfamilies.com.


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