The Party List 2013

We are in the process of preparing the upated party list for 2014. We will update this page as new listings are received. The Party List is also printed in the Birthday Party issue of Athens-Oconee Parent Magazine. Click on the submission button below to add your business to this list.

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Because details may change after this information was posted, please call individual people and places to confirm the information presented. Updated 7/9/2014

ACC Leisure Services: Splash Pad at East Athens Community Park
Parties consist of a maximum of two hours of use of the park's covered picnic pavilion which accommodates a maximum of 40 seated guests. Additionally, guests have use of the splash pad and nearby playground.
Please note: Parties do not have exclusive use of splash pad and playground; those facilities remain open to the public. Parties do have private and exclusive use of the pavilion. Splash pad parties are scheduled during the summer months only.
Cost: Call 706-208-0185 for fee information
Ages: 3-12
Phone: 706-208-0185
Web site:

ACC Leisure Services: Gymnastics Parties at Bishop Park
Parties consist of one hour of exciting gymnastics challenges and 30 minutes in one of the party areas. A personal party coach stays with each group of up to 15 children, and a personal party host will assist parents in the party area. Parents provide cake, juice boxes, additional favors and decorations. Plain paper goods including invitations, plates, napkins and forks for your party participants are provided. The birthday child will receive a T-shirt, and all guests will receive a special gift.
Cost: $120 for up to 15 children in attendance; $200 for 16 to 25 children; $30 for each additional birthday child
Ages: 3-12
Phone: 706-613-3589
Web site:

ACC Leisure Services: Sandy Creek Nature Center Parties
Celebrate your birthday at Sandy Creek Nature Center! The two-hour party includes a 45-minute nature program of one's choice. Program topics include: Turtle Time, Super Snakes, Wildlife Adventure or Dynamic Dinos. The remaining time is for cake, gifts, cleanup, etc. Partygoers will enjoy up-close animal encounters, Discovery Trail hikes and an inside party room with tables, chairs and kitchen access, including microwave, ice machine and refrigerator.
Cost: The cost for up to 20 children is $95 and $65 for Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc. members. The fee is due in full at the time the party is booked.
Ages: 4-12
Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center
Phone: 706-613-3615
Web site:

ACC Leisure Services: Zoo Parties at Bear Hollow Zoo
Make your next celebration a wild affair! Our three-hour zoo parties include use of our air-conditioned Zoo Operations Building, a custom zoo tour and educational animal program. For an additional fee, a one-of-a-kind specialty gourmet zoo cake in the shape of your favorite animal and tableware can be included. 30-guest limit.
Cost: Basic Party Package ($75) and Deluxe Party Package ($125)
Ages: 2-12
Location: Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Park
Phone: 706-613-3580
Web site:

Active Climbing
Birthday parties in a separate room and private kitchen with plenty of spaces for parents and grandparents to sit and watch. The children will get the safety equipment, fancy climbing shoes and, with proper instruction, our staff will get them up on the wall in no time. We'll even set up the table and plates, one drink for each climber, birthday climber gets a free T-shirt. We take care of the cleanups. In addition to climbing, we've got tunnels behind walls, a super slide, a rope swing and a friendly giant named Rocky that helps the children climb!
Ages: 6 and up (the little ones pay $10 to play, slide or swing)
Phone: 706-354-0038
Web site:

Alice DePass Studio of Dance
Celebrate your birthday with a wonderful dance party! When you schedule your party, you may choose one of our themes or make a special request. You bring the food, and we provide the fun! Each party includes a dance class and crafts, and the opportunity to enjoy an energetic and creative time.
Cost: Call for details
Ages: 3 and up
Phone: 706-769-1177
Web site:

Ann Peden Jewelry
Celebrate with friends making beautiful handcrafted jewelry. Choose your colors and theme from the large supply of custom Ann Peden charms and materials. Includes instruction, games, cake and drinks. Everything you need for a wonderfully fun party!
Location: Town Center, downtown Watkinsville.
Cost: $12/participant; minimum 8, maximum 12; 90 minutes.
Ages: 6 and up
Phone: 706-769-2656
Web site:

ARTini's Open Art Studio & Gallery
Let your children's creative juices flow! ARTini's has children's sessions on Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. called ARTeenies. You can hold your child's birthday celebration during a regular ARTeenies session (you may bring whatever food you wish into the studio), or you may hold a private event. All supplies (apron, brushes, paint, canvas) are supplied, and your child gets to enjoy creating art in a space where a little mess is A-OK. Although aprons are provided, it is suggested that old clothes are worn. Private event pricing depends on the day/time of day and is tailored to your needs, so please call the studio to inquire.
Cost: $25 per child for regular two-hour ARTeenies session
Ages: 6-12
Phone: 706-353-8530
Web site:

Clayfully Created
A Pottery Party includes 2 hours in our party room, your choice of pottery, all paints & supplies, a dedicated hostess to help make the most of your party experience (And best of all Ð no set up or clean up by you!). The guest of honor will also receive a Clayfully Created t-shirt & get to put his/her handprint on the "Party Wall of Fame"!
Cost: Pricing starts at $15 per painter
Ages: children and adult parties
Phone: 706-395-5002
Web site:

Funopolis Family Fun Center
Make your child's birthday memorable as they play on a choice of our most popular attractions: inflatables, laser tag, go karts, bumper cars and bumper boats. The birthday package includes a private party room, hostess, brightly colored paper goods, balloon centerpiece, food, drinks, play cards (that can be used on the 100 arcade games or 15 attractions) and Funopolis T-shirt for the birthday child. You bring the cake and your hostess will do the rest so you can relax and enjoy your child's special day! Theme packages are available for additional cost, and some include a visit by the character of the theme.
Cost: Varied, depending on the package, starting at $15.50 per person, 8 guests minimum
Ages: All ages
Phone: 706-335-3866
Web site:

Kona Ice Athens -- NEW! --
Serving tropical shaved ice from the most unique entertainment vehicle you'll ever see! We bring the FUN to you! Parties, Youth Sports, Schools, Daycares, Churches, Camps, Festivals, AND FUNdraising! Kona Ice is dedicated to providing a unique experience, spreading fun, and creating smiles, while giving back to our local communities.
Individual $2-5 / Groups: $109 and up
Ages: All Ages
Phone: 770-310-3931
Additional information: KONA ICE provides a unique Tropical Shaved Ice product in a whole new way with our patented Flavor Wave System – where YOU can apply the flavors! Kids LOVE it!

Leap Trapeze: High Flying Trapeze School
"Fly through the air with the greatest of ease." We are Georgia's only High Flying Trapeze School, located right here in Athens. Please consider us for your next birthday party. It will be an experience your kids and their friends will not soon forget! After a brief ground lesson, party participants will be flying on the trapeze (just like you have seen in the circus). All flying is done in safety lines and over a net. The flying trapeze is outside; we do have picnic table and canopy available for your use.
Cost: Starting at $200 for 1-2.5 hours depending on number of participants
Ages: 5 and up
Phone: 706-705-2055
Web site:

Lil' Ice Cream Dude -- NEW! --
Ice Cream Cart for hire. Cart includes a large variety of ice cream novelties. Beau Shell is one of Athens' youngest entrepreneurs. He owns and operates his own ice cream cart. His carts houses a variety of ice cream novelties including all of your favorites such as the ice cream sandwich, the Pushup, the Red, White and Blue Rocket, the Sour Pop and the Orange Cream Pop. Call Beau to add "COOL" to your event.
Packages are based on the number of participants - Up to 50 $125; 51 to 100 $225. Please call for larger groups.
Ages: 2 and above
Phone: 706-255-7450
Web site:  Facebook Page: Lil Ice Cream Dude

Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department
Several parks offer rentals for parties. Fields, courts, pavilions and activity rooms are available for rent. Call of visit our Web site for rates and details.
Phone: 706-769-3965
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Oconee Gymnastics Center
Kids love gymnastics parties! Parties include use of the facility (up to 20 children), white paper goods (cake plates, cups, napkins, spoons) and two party instructors.
Cost: $199
Ages: Anyone can rent the facility for any type of party (birthday, team, holiday)
Contact: Katina Buffa
Phone: 706-769-1239
Web site:

Oconee Youth School Of Performance
OYSP is now offering a wide-variety of birthday parties to help celebrate your child's special day of the year. Birthdays at OYSP are sure to be a hit and there's no hassleÉall you have to do is supply the cake and we'll supply the entertainment! We have many popular birthday themes to fit any child and all parties conclude with a performance at the end for all the parents. Some of our most popular Birthday party ideas/themes: Musical Theater (i.e. Lion King, Annie, Wizard of Oz, Cinderella), Dance/Hip Hop (we can tailor this to song of your choice), Ballerina Birthday (great for little ones)
Cost: $150 for 1.5 hours and $200 for 2 hours
Phone: 706-769-2677
Web site:

Pump It Up
Bouncing. Sliding. Climbing. Tumbling. Private party facility filled with interactive inflatables that engage and challenge children. Pump It Up takes care of the organization, child supervision, party set up and cleanup so that parents can relax and enjoy the party too! Check out our new glow and themed parties for pirates and superheroes!
Cost: Check Web site or call for party plans
Ages: 2 and up
Contact: John Begnaud
Phone: 706-613-5676
Web site:

Treehouse Kid and Craft
We work with each family and create a project specific to your child's theme or interests. If you don't have a theme we can give project suggestions too. Families are welcome to bring food and drink and stay while their child or children craft!
Cost: $150 for up to six kids and $20 for each additional child.
Ages: 3 and up; we suggest adults to stay with their child
Web site:

Treetop Quest: Treetop Obstacle Course & Zip-Lining
Parties consist of 2.5 hours of activities in the trees: 70 obstacles, 17 zip-lines divided in 6 levels going from an "easy" level to more advanced "very challenging" level. One special level dedicated to kids ages 4 to 6 years old. Birthday kid has a free admission with a minimum of 5 friends. Parents are free to bring their own food, snacks, cake, drinks, Pi–ata (no extra cost) to the picnic area or we can provide everything for you. Trails underneath courses allow parents to take pictures and follow their kids. Better still, parents can participate with them! Also, a Treasure Hunt for birthday parties can be planned!
Cost: $22-42 per child, $49 per adult
Ages: Minimum 4 years old (no maximum age)
Phone: 770-904-3547
Web site: (select "Birthday Parties" for details)