The Party List 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 9/23/2014

ACC Leisure Services
Tennis Center
The new ACC Tennis Center offers youth tennis birthday parties for children ages 5 to 12. The celebration includes a one-hour session with the ball machine or tennis pro, then it’s off to our party room or patio for cake. 
Cost: Prices start at $50
Ages: 5-12
Phone: 706-613-3991 
Website: www.athensclarkecounty.com/birthdays

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: www.athensclarkecounty.com/birthdays

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 children for the first hour and a personal party host will assist parents in the party area for the remaining 30-minutes. 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: www.athensclarkecounty.com/birthdays

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. Party-goers 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. Space Exploration is $115 and $85. The fee is due in full at the time the party is booked. 
Ages: 4-12 (6-12 for Space Exploration)
Phone: 706-613-3615 
Web site: www.athensclarkecounty.com/birthdays

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. 
Location: Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Park 
Cost: Basic Party Package ($75) and Deluxe Party Package ($125) 
Ages: 2-12 
Phone: 706-613-3580
Web site: www.athensclarkecounty.com/birthdays

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: www.activeclimbing.com/climbing-parties

Aerofit
Your birthday party should BOUNCE! Schedule a party for up to 16 jumping participants (friends and family are welcome to watch) for 90 minutes of fun. The first 60 minutes will be spent in the trampoline room followed by 25 minutes in the birthday room, and the last 5 minutes for clean up. We provide two 9’ tables, one 4’ square table, 16 chairs and table covers, a water fountain, and a mini-fridge to keep the foods you bring cold. Bring any decorations you would like for the party room.
NOTE: All jumping participants/guardians must sign waiver forms (available online).
Ages: any age (little ones must be able to walk in order to jump)
Cost: $150 - schedule your party online; cost includes a $50 non-refundable deposit; parties will not be scheduled without deposit.
Location: 165 Coile Drive, Athens
Web site: www.aerofitathens.com
Email: bounce@aerofitathens.com
Phone: 706-354-8844

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: www.depassstudioofdance.com

Ann Peden
Choose Jewelry Making or Painting Party
Parties include all materials, instruction, cake and drinks.
Jewelry Making - Celebrate with friends making beautiful handcrafted jewelry - everyone makes a handmade bracelet or necklace with their choice of charm.
Painting - Make your child's birthday a paint party!  Choose from a variety of themes to paint on a pre-sketched canvas.  Everyone goes home with a frame-able work of art!
Location: Market Center - 1431 Capital Ave, Suite 109, Watkinsville Ga 30677
Cost: $13/child Jewelry-Making, $24/child Painting - Minimum 8, Maximum 12 - 90 minutes. 
Ages: 6 and up 
Phone: 706-769-2656
Web site: www.annpedenjewelry.com or annpeden@gmail.com

ARTini's Open Art Studio & Gallery 
Let your children's creative juices flow! 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: www.artinisartlounge.com

Athens Fencing Club
Want to schedule a fencing birthday party? We will provide gear and basic instruction on how to fence! Please give us at least 1 month in advance.
Location: 145 Ruth Drive Athens, GA 30601 (orange building with purple doors)
Cost: Call for pricing
Ages: 7 and up
Phone: 770-713-1240
Web site: www.athensfencing.com

Canopy Studio
Non-profit flying aerial dance trapeze, movement arts and performance center. Parties may include lesson and time on the trapeze. Trapeze incorporates elements of dance, yoga, play and circus arts.
Cost: $100 for 90 minute party for up to 20 kids (no trapeze or instructors). $160 for 90 minute party for up to 12 kids with one hour trapeze instruction ($10 each additional person up to 20 total). You are welcome to bring cake and refreshments, but keep all food and drinks off dance floor. 
Note: $50 deposit required to reserve your date, and refundable only if cancellation is made at least 14 days prior to scheduled party date; balance due at event; cash or check only.
Ages: 3 and up
Contact: Melissa Roberts at melissa@canopystudio.org to see if your date of choice is available.
Phone: 706-549-8501
Web site: www.canopystudio.org 

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 - 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: www.clayfullycreated.com

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: www.funopolisfamilyfuncenter.com

Kona Ice Athens 
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. 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!
Cost: Individual $2-5 / Groups: $109 and up 
Ages: All ages 
Phone: 770-310-3931 
Website: www.kona-ice.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/konaiceathens 

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. Email:info@leaptrapeze.com
Cost: Starting at $200 for 1-2.5 hours depending on number of participants 
Ages: 5 and up 
Phone: 706-705-2055
Web site: www.leaptrapeze.com

Lil' Ice Cream Dude 
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. 
Cost: 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: www.lilicecreamdude.com  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 or visit our Web site for rates and details.
Phone: 706-769-3965
Web site: www.oconeecounty.com/ocprd

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: www.oconeegymnastics.com

Oconee Youth School Of Performance
OYSP is now offering a wide-variety of birthday parties to help celebrate your child's special day. Birthdays at OYSP are sure to be a hit and there's no hassle...all you have to do is supply the cake and we'll supply the entertainment! We have many popular birthday themes to fit any child's interest, and all parties conclude with a performance at the end for 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: www.oconeeyouth.com

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! We have the most flexible food policy in town. Check out our new glow and themed adventure parties from $1 per child, as well as our new picture taking service that's only $10!
Cost: Check Web site or call for party plans 
Ages: 2 and up 
Contact: John Begnaud 
Phone: 706-613-5676
Web site: www.pumpitupparty.com

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Treat your child and his or her birthday guests to an exciting adventure at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia! Choose one of our four birthday program designed for children ages 5-12, which include one hour of educational and hands-on activities and use of our Children’s Classroom for cake and presents. Programs to select from are: Stream Discovery, Build-A-Terrarium, Pirate Treasure Hunt, and Fairy Gardens.
Cost: $110-130 depending on program
Ages: 5-12
Phone: 706-583-0894
Email: sbge­duc@uga.edu 
Web site: www.botgarden.uga.edu

Treehouse Kid and Craft
Does your kid love to make art? Have your next party at TREEHOUSE kid and craft. Is it a superhero party, fairy party, space party, sewing party ... you name it! We can make a craft for any theme. 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, 10 child max
Ages: 3 and up; we suggest adults to stay with their child 
Email: treehousekidandcraft@gmail.com 
Web site: www.treehousekidandcraft.com