The 2016-2017 Athens-Oconee Parent Magazine Party List

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 9/24/2016

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

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:

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
Phone: 706-613-3615
Web site:

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:

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
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 & 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: $15/child Jewelry Making, $26/child Painting; Minimum 8, Maximum 12-90 minutes.
Ages: 6 and up
Phone: 706-769-2656
Web site: or

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 or email the studio to inquire:
Cost: $25 per child for regular two-hour ARTeenies session
Ages: 6-12
Phone: 706-353-8530
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

Kona Ice Athens
If you’re looking for a great birthday party idea, Kona Ice could be what you’re looking for! It’s a great surprise for all ages! Kona Ice drives up and treats the birthday boy or girl with extra special care & they get a fun birthday package! Now you’re the cool birthday party on the block because Kona Ice stopped by. We’ll make sure to create memories for all the kids involved, but your child will always remember the birthday they had with Kona Ice! Custom party packages available for groups of any size. We Serve tropical shaved ice, with 100’s of flavor combinations, from the most unique entertainment vehicle you’ll ever see! Book us for Parties, Youth Sports, Schools, Daycares, Churches, Camps, Festivals or other events!
Ask about out Give Back program for Non-profit organizations, where we fundraise for you! Just tell us where to park and to whom to make the check out! Kona Ice is dedicated to providing a unique experience, spreading fun, and creating smiles, while giving back to our local communities.
Cost: Individual $4-6; Groups $125 and up
Ages: All ages
Contact: Ted and Suzie Thompson, Owners

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:

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:

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
• T-shirt and 60 minute jump pass for guest of honor
• You are welcome to bring a cake
Cost: Packages starting at $199
Ages: All ages 706-548-4470