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Have Your Next Children's Birthday Party at BookPeople!
BookPeople's Birthday Parties are 1.5 hours in length and chock-full of literary fun!
intended for children aged 3 – 7
Standard parties include:
PLANNING SESSION: 15 minute planning session with BookPeople staffer a week or two before the party.
PRIVATE PARTY ROOM: 2 hour private use of BookPeople's 3rd floor event space. (Includes 30 minutes of party set-up prior to the scheduled 90 minute party.)
PARTY HOSTS: Two dedicated party hosts who assist with set up, clean up and activities, for the entire length of the party.
STORYTIME: A 15 – 20 minute storytime read by a BookPeople party host.
COLORING: Coloring sheets that are birthday child specific and crayons.
ACTIVITY: A craft OR game facilitated by a BookPeople party host. (Time does not allow for both activities.)
GOODIE BAGS: Goodie bags for all RSVP’d children (max 20). The gift bags include a book, a $5 BookPeople gift card, goodies from our prize bucket, and a sweet treat.
BALLOONS: 20 helium filled balloons for decoration. A few non-helium balloons for play on the floor.
TABLE CLOTHS: Table cloths for all the tables.
CHALKBOARD WALL: A personalized greeting for the birthday child on our chalkboard wall. Chalk for children to draw on the wall.
A number of additional party elements are available to add-on for an additional charge.
LITERARY THEME (Choose ONE)
SPECIAL GUEST (Choose ONE)
A 20-25 minute puppet show based on a book, performed by BookPeople's Puppeteers.
Potential puppet shows:
- Click Clack Moo & Interrupting Chicken by Doreen Cronin & David Ezra Stein (respectively)
- Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy
- Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems
- No Tooth, No Quarter by Jon Buller
- One Funny Day by Kate McMulle
- Amelia Bedelia Bookworm by Herman Parish
- Wizard of Oz (An adaptation of the original, we have added some humor and put a twist on a few of the characters).
Tiny Tails To You Petting Zoo
Our friends from Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo will be on site for approximately 40 minutes of the party with at least three bunnies and seven of their buddies (chinchillas, baby chicks, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, bearded dragons, baby ducks, miniature chickens, tortoises, and/or geckos).
The bunnies and buddies arrive in colorful baskets. Five children at a time sit in our 8' by 8' pen and hold animals. Hand sanitizer and fencing are included!
Magician Taylor Griswold
The brilliant Taylor Griswold will perform a magic show that will blow your socks off. We'll follow up the show with a wand-making activity. The whole show/activity will take 45 minutes. Taylor Griswold is the owner of Epic Entertainment, and educational entertainment company that uses high-energy, interactive shows to teach students positive messages at school assemblies and shows throughout Texas and the U.S. Griswold has entertained children and adults throughout the U.S. for 20 years, and has been featured on national TV shows like NBC America's Got Talent, the CBS Early Show, Fox Sports, Fox News, ABC Radio, the NCAA Final Four, and NBA arenas nationwide!
Ms. Staci Singalong!
Renowned children's musician & performer Staci Gray will do a 30 minute performance, alternating songs with stories! The fun will be followed by a dance party with the bubble machine!
Ms. Staci performs at birthday parties and children's events almost every weekend and loves it! She has weekly shows all over town, including a regular appearance at BookPeople's storytime. Her fun, bubbly songs will have all of the guests, young and grown-up, tapping their toes.
Extra balloons: $1.00/per balloon, filled with helium & attached to a string
Extra party favor bags: $5.00/per bag (bag details same as the ones included in the original cost)
Extra 30 minutes: $50.00/per half hour An additional 30 minutes added onto the beginning or end of the party. (Note: You do have a complimentary 30 minute window of time before the start of the party to set up.)
Extra decorations: $10.00/item Includes spiraled ceiling decorations, streamers, 'Happy Birthday' banner
Coffee set up: $15.00 We will provide a carafe of coffee, cups, sugars, milk, and stirrers. The carafe serves approximately 10 cups of coffe.
FOOD & DRINK
We welcome and encourage you to bring food & drinks (cake, snacks, bottled water, juice boxes, etc.)
You will be responsible for bringing all plates, forks, napkins. Adult beverages for parents are OK to bring but please make note of this when you have your party planning meeting.
TO BOOK A PARTY:
Please fill out a reservation form (available as a pdf & as a Word document in the attachment below) and email it to email@example.com. A BookPeople party planner will contact you after you have submitted a reservation request form. Birthday parties may be reserved up to 3 months in advance.
Once a date has been confirmed with our birthday party coordinator, a deposit of $100 will be due to hold the space. Payment in the form of a check must be delivered to BookPeople to OFFICIALLY reserve the space. We have limited dates available, and they will be reserved on a first-come, first serve, basis. Deposit will be applied to the final payment if the room is returned on time and in good condition.