Make your child the star of the day!
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.
Who runs the 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.
For parties of 16-21 kids we staff 3 teachers at an additional $75.
If you would like a live musician or someone to come in costume we can likely also accommodate that! Please just note on the form below.
What is the age range?
We create parties for kids ages 3-11!
How much do parties cost?
Our price for 75 minutes with 15 kids and 2 teachers is $400.
As we add more children and customized elements the cost begins to vary.
What is a typical party schedule?
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!
Where is the party?
We come to you! Our parties take place in your home, common room, favorite spot in the park or other space that you provide.
What if I want to throw my own party?
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!
Do you have reviews?
Do you bring costumes?
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!
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
We just had our son’s 4th birthday party and had two excellent teachers come and engage the children in superhero games. The age range was 2 – 5 years old, and every child was completely focused, involved and having a blast! The teachers were on time, friendly, patient, energetic, creative, and completely professional. We wholeheartedly recommend Child’s Play NY!Kelly