The Athens-Oconee Parent Magazine Party List

The Party List is also printed in the Birthday Party issue (Sept/Oct issue) of Athens-Oconee Parent Magazine..

Because details may change after this list was posted, please call individual people and places to confirm the information presented.

ACC Leisure Services
Tennis Center
The ACC Tennis Center offers youth tennis birthday parties for children ages 5 to 12. The two-hour celebration includes an hour of instruction with a tennis pro, a craft, and then it’s off to our party room or patio for cake.
Cost: Prices start at $80
Ages: 5-12
Phone: 706-613-3991

Sandy Creek Nature Center
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: 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
Phone: 706-613-3615

Zoo Parties at Bear Hollow Zoo
Make your next celebration a wild affair! Our 3-hour zoo parties include use of 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

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. We provide 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

AKF Oconee Family Martial Arts
Black Belt Birthday Party includes:
• 1 month of classes & training uniform
• Cupcakes & Juice boxes
• Goodie bags & white belts for ALL guests
• Guest signed Souvenir t-shirt & Photos taken & posted to Facebook
• 25 color invitations mailed & emailed to provided guest list
• 16 guests expected
Cost: Party $250/1-1.5 hr (depending on age)
Ages: 3 and up!
Phone: 706-769-7770

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

Allegro: Lively Music for Children
Allegro provides a 45 minute interactive music class at your child’s party! Miss Cathy will bring instruments, music, and props, and make a song list that fits your party theme.
Cost: $125 for 15 kids, $5/extra child
Phone: 706-510-6995

Ann Peden
Choose Jewelry Making or Painting Party; parties include all materials & instruction, great for boys & girls, all ages (adults too) Jewelry Making: Celebrate with friends making beautiful handcrafted jewelry; everyone makes a handmade bracelet & necklace with their choice of charm. Painting: Make your child’s birthday a paint party! Choose from over 25 different wooden cut outs or paint a canvas – every child brings home a work of art.
Location: Market Center, 1431 Capital Ave, Suite 109, Watkinsville Ga 30677
Cost: $16/child for Jewelry Making, $18/child for Painting; minimum 8, maximum 18; parties are 2 hours.
Ages: 5 and up
Phone: 706-769-2656
Website: (click on Party Info) or

Athens Gaming Theater
Northeast Georgia’s #1 Option for Family Fun! We Bring the Party to You! Our 32 foot game theater features 7 TVs, limousine style interior, multiple gaming systems including PS4, Nintendo, and Xbox. We can hold up to 28 players at a time and parents love us because we come to them! With a dedicated Game Coach running the party, we take the stress away from you for at least 2 hours. Did we mention we are fully self-powered meaning no after party clean-up or work for you?!? We have games for all ages and offer free travel within 30 miles of Athens. Book us online at for Birthdays, School Events, Church Functions, Festivals, Weddings, and Private Functions
Phone: 706-224-2808

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, 8 guests minimum
Ages: All ages
Phone: 706-335-3866

Kona Ice
If you’re looking for a fun party idea, Kona Ice could be what you’re looking for! What’s Kona Ice? It’s a delicious tropical shaved ice, with 100’s of flavor combinations, served from the most unique entertainment vehicle you’ll ever see! Our festive truck is a tropical beach on wheels, with upbeat Calypso music. Our flavors are unique to Kona, and our patented Flavorwave® lets you create your own custom flavor combinations. Kona Ice contains no nuts, dairy, gluten or high fructose corn syrup. We always stock sugar-free and dye-free flavors. We’re fully licensed, insured and Health Department approved. Book Kona Ice – for Team Parties, School Events, Church Events, Corporate Events, Customer or Employee Appreciation, Camps, Festivals or any other event! And Kona Ice is a fun treat for all ages! We offer party packages and can customize party packages for groups of any size. Contact Kona Ice for your next event!
Cost: Individual $4-6; Party Packages $125 and up
Ages: All
Ages: 770-310-3930

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, owning and operating his own ice cream cart. His cart 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
Facebook Page: Lil Ice Cream Dude

Oconee Gymnastics & Cheer
Kids of all ages love Oconee Gymnastics’ parties! Oconee Gymnastics & Cheer offers the very best parties in Oconee County and Athens, Ga.! Parties include: Party instructor to assist with the children; 1½ hours in a designated area in our facility (As OGC is a very large facility you will NOT have use of entire facility); White paper goods (cake plates, cups, napkins & forks/spoons)
Cost: $199 for up to 20 children. $199/1.5 hours
Ages: All ages
Phone: 706-769-1239
Website: birthday-parties-athens-ga/

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

  • Rush Trampoline Park
    For fun, stress-free, party planning, book with Rush! All parties include:
    • 60 minutes of Rush time
  • • 40 minute use of private party room
  • • Full access to all areas of the park
  • • Dedicated party host to attend and assist with the celebration
  • • Non-slip Rush socks
  • • Plates, bottles of water, napkins, forks, and clean-up
  • • Electronic invitation
  • • Rush birthday gift and 60 minute jump pass for guest of honor
  • • You are welcome to bring a cake

Cost: Packages starting at $199
Ages: All ages
Phone: 706-548-4470

Rebecca Sunshine Band
Make your party rock! Host a music jam with the Rebecca Sunshine Band. Kids will enjoy the fun songs and singalongs. There are instruments that anyone can play. For more information visit our website.