8 new birthday party options
From entertainers to venues, Montreal has some new party fun for kids
Been there, done that, got the loot bag.
Sometimes planning yet another birthday party can leave you feeling totally uninspired, especially if your children and their friends all seem to have repeated the same party themes for several years in a row.
But the party business keeps growing and the increased variety of options should make it easier to help you pick just the right activity for their group of friends and – most importantly – give your children new reasons to smile throughout their big day.
Here’s a list of some of the new entertainers who will come to you (or another location of your choice) as well as some new party venues.
These animators will bring party activities like bouncy castles and balloon animals to a location of your choice and do face painting with the kids. They also have balloon twisters, games, and crafts for various themed parties.
Ages 2 to 12. Prices start at $240 for two hours.
For more information, call (514) 951-5548 or visit www.par-t-perfect.com
4 Cats is an art studio that offers nine party packages. For example, kids can unleash their artistic side at a paint-splatter party where they all work together on a large canvas. The birthday child gets the large work of art and all other guests take home a smaller piece. There are also fairy, knight, pirate and clay parties.
All ages. Prices start at $199.
Two locations: 5026 Parc Ave., Montreal, (514) 508-3889 2748 St. Charles Blvd., Kirkland, (514) 505-3732
Visit their website for more information www.4cats.com
Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz will animate a party at your house based on various themes and LEGO-based games.
Ages 3 to 13. Prices start at $225 for 90 minutes.
For more information, call (514) 775-5439 or visit www.bricks4kidz.com
Parc du Soleil
This indoor play and learning center offers four party packages that include free play in their playground, balloon decorating and more.
Ages 1 to 8. Prices start at $229.99.
Location: 7177 Newman Blvd., Lasalle.
Call (514) 367-1234 or visit www.parcdusoleil.com for more information.
Gymgourou is a recreation centre for children and their families. For birthday parties, it offers a mix of organized activities and free play on gymnastics equipment as well as Lego-themed activities.
Ages 1 to 12. Prices start at $170.
Location: 275 Elm Ave., Beaconsfield.
For more information, call (514) 426-8000 or visit www.gymgourou.ca
Jhoops offers animation services for basketball-themed parties; they can bring the party to your backyard or rent a venue.
Ages 7 to 12. Prices start at $99.
Call (514) 983-8521 or visit www.jhoops.ca for more information.
Club Enfants Fiesta
These entertainers offer eight party packages. For the diva party, kids will get manicures, pedicures and even chocolate facials. For the rock star party, they have inflatable guitars and will give the kids cool hairstyles. Twin hosts, Karla and Alejandra, will come to your home or other location and will soon be opening a party venue in Laval.
Ages 6 to 12. Prices start at $150 for two hours.
Location: 5305 Notre Dame Blvd. W., in Laval (opening end of October).
For more information, call (514) 815-8940 or visit www.clubenfantsfiesta.ca
Electronics & Science Parties
This started as an after-school science program and is now branching out to offer parties at your home or other location. Build your own electronic gadget like a stock light or radio with an experienced engineer.
Ages 11 to 14. Starting price is $35 per child, all materials included.
Please call (514) 815-3097 for more information.