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Birthday Party Guide - Winter/Spring 2017

Calgary's Definitive Birthday Party Directory. From Entertainment to Supplies, Birthday Gifts, Venues to Cakes and More, We Have it Covered!

VENUES

BUTTERFIELD ACRES CHILDREN’S FARM

Address: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road

Phone: 403-239-0638

Email: farmfun@butterfieldacres.com

Website: http://butterfieldacres.com

Butterfield AcresAre there animal lovers at your house? Parties at Butterfield Acres begin again at Easter with Legendary Easter Hunts! And fun-filled birthday packages run all Spring and Summer. Lots of real (and wholesome!) farm action! Very cute real little Spring babies... enjoy real fresh air and sunshine, good friends, pony and tractor rides... Imagine the pictures, stories…great memories. Convenient bookings available at butterfieldacres.com. We’re waiting to see you at Butterfield Acres!

CALGARY HUMANE SOCIETY

Address: 4455, 110 Avenue SE

Phone: 403-205-4455, Ext. 6544

Email: educator@calgaryhumane.ca

Website: http://calgaryhumane.ca

Calgary HumaneParty your paws off at Calgary Humane Society for your next birthday! Our standard birthday package includes a presentation, crafty crafts, shelter tour, an animal guest, and time for cake and presents. Or check out our deluxe party which includes everything in the standard party plus an extra hour for more animal guests and pizza! Looking to have an extra special birthday? Ask about our Birthday Fundraising ideas on how you can help the 7,000 abandoned, abused, and neglected animals Calgary Humane Society cares for each year.

CALGARY ZOO

Address: 1300 Zoo Road NE

Phone: 403-232-9353

Email: birthdays@calgaryzoo.com

Website: http://calgaryzoo.com

Calgary ZooLooking to throw a wild party for your 3- to 12-year-old? Leave it to one of our fun and knowledgeable education staff members here at the Calgary Zoo. Our themed parties run year-round and include admission for up to 20 guests. We’ll help you build a program that inspires your budding zoo-fanatic and their friends. From optional catering or gift bags, to crafts and guided tours, our interactive activities will help create many zoonique memories for your child’s special day.

CRUX CLIMBING AND BOULDERING

Address: Bay 9, 1415 - 28 Street NE

Phone: 403-235-CRUX (2789)

Website: http://thecruxclimbing.com

Have a rock climbing birthday! The Crux, Calgary’s tallest indoor rock climbing facility, offers unique and exciting birthday parties for kids of all ages and abilities. Our birthday parties include a party area for pizza and pop. Your kids can also participate with the Crux’s junior climbing team or instructor-led drop-in programs. Climbing provides kids with a fun opportunity to increase their confidence, physical strength, and problem-solving skills. For more information, visit our website or give us a call.

DANCE WITH FRANCE

Address: 104, 8408 Elbow Drive SW

Phone: 403-243-2111

Email: info@dancewithfrance.ca

Website: http://dancewithfrance.ca

Do you want to have an exciting, fun, and unique birthday celebration that you will never forget? Then have a Dance with France Birthday Party! Invite your friends and family members, and dance! You choose the style of dance, and we provide the dance instruction, party games, the fantastic facility and loads of fun! For ages four to adult (typically a two-hour birthday party).

FLIP FACTORY/FLIP X-TREME/FLIP CAFÉ & TOT SPOT

Phone: 403-265-2656

Email: info@flip-factory.com

Website: http://flip-factory.com

Ninja Warrior obstacles, climbing walls, trampolines, and a Eurobungee, Flip Factory birthdays are ideal for kids 4 to 10 years old. Flip also offers sleepover parties for youth groups. Flip X-treme is a new space next to Flip Factory filled with Ninja Warrior obstacles. Flip X-treme parties are great for kids ages 10 through to adults wanting a unique event and venue. Tot Spot is an indoor playground on Flip’s second level, fully padded and full of equipment with parties for 1 to 4 year olds.

INJANATION FUN AND FITNESS

Phone: 587-353-4652

Email: events@injanation.com

Website: http://injanation.com

InjaNation is a 55,000 square foot indoor playground featuring ninja warrior obstacles, a trampoline park, climbing activities, and military obstacles guaranteed to deliver fun for ages 1 to 101! Celebrate healthy, happy, and fun families by hosting your next birthday party at InjaNation and enjoy something for everyone under one adventurous roof.

LYCÉE LOUIS PASTEUR

Phone: 403-243-5420 x115

Email: climbing@lycee.ca

Website: lycee.ca/about-our-climbing-wall

Lycée Louis Pasteur invites you and your family to discover the fun and challenging world of indoor rock climbing! Climbing at Calgary's Lycée includes:

  • a 36 ft climbing wall
  • 10 top ropes
  • six automatic belay devices for solo climbers and beginners
  • a welcoming family-friendly environment for all ages and abilities
  • qualified staff supervision
  • private rentals for as low as $80
  • equipment rentals available

MOUNTAIN VIEW BOWL INC.

Address: 11, 3919 Richmond Road SW

Phone: 403-249-0858

Email: mountainview.bowl@shaw.ca

Website: http://mountainviewbowling.com

At Mountain View Bowl, our passion is bowling. Our goal is to offer a place where friends and family can come together for the ultimate in bowling entertainment. We are dedicated to giving you the most exciting bowling experience possible. Our lounge is licensed. We offer 5 and 10 Pin Bowling. Kids’birthday parties, league bowling, open bowling, and corporate events.

OASIS RIVER COUNTRY WATER PARK AT THE SHERATON CAVALIER HOTEL

Address: 2620, 32 Avenue NE

Phone: 403-250-6323

Email: oasis@sheratoncalgary.ca

Website: http://sheratoncavaliercalgary.com/calgary-water-park

Oasis River Country Water Park at The Sheraton Cavalier Hotel Calgary is the perfect place for your birthday party! Featuring two giant 250-foot water slides, a kiddie pool, main pool, and for parents: a relaxing hot tub and whirlpools. SPLASH! Snack Bar overlooking the water park offers all the delicious food that any child wants featured at their birthday party. Priced from $20 per person. For times available, contact 403-250-6323.

PASSION FOR GLASS STUDIO & GALLERY

Phone: 587-353-2153

Email: info@passionforglass.ca

Website: http://passionforglass.ca

Need a new idea for your creative daughter or son?  Celebrate your child’s birthday at Passion for Glass Studio.  Private birthday parties for students ages five and up.  Give your child an experience they’ll love creating fused glass art with all their best friends. Bring your own cake, drinks and snacks.  We have a small refrigerator and microwave on-site that you may use.

SAIT TROJANS RECREATION

Phone: 403-284-7150

Email: birthday.party@sait.ca

Website: http://sait.ca/recreation

Let us take the stress out of planning your next celebration. We offer birthday party packages that include any combination of bowling, swimming, Zumba, and yoga. We’ll provide food, cake, and a party host to assist your group from one activity to the next. Packages are based on 12 people, including 2 adults. Make sure to book early as space fills up quickly.

SHAKERS FUN CENTRE

Address: 9900 Venture Avenue SE

Phone: 403-236-2213

Email: info@shakerscalgary.com

Website: http://shakerscalgary.com

The best birthday parties happen at Shakers! Experience birthdays like never before with our amazing attractions including Laser Tag, Climbing Wall, and Awesome Arcade! Our party packages have all the fun covered at the best value in town including Unlimited play, one hour table reservation, party host, loot bags, and more! Be prepared to experience birthdays like never before!

THE CITY OF CALGARY PARKS

Phone: 311

Website: http://calgary.ca/birthdays

City of CalgaryLooking for a birthday celebration that is entertaining and educational? Try a nature adventure party at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary or Ralph Klein Park! Choose from three party themes, including Bird Day, Nature Investigators, or Weird and Wonderful Wetlands, each providing a unique experience with loads of fun activities. Party packages include a 90-minute nature program plus a one-hour room rental for up to 20 children, five years and older. Book your nature celebration today!

THE CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION

Phone: 311

Website: http://calgary.ca/birthdays

City of Calgary You supply the cake... we supply the fun! Skip the work and plan your next birthday party with The City of Calgary. The City’s many facilities offer Calgarians an easy and affordable way to gather with friends and family in a fun, safe setting. Healthy, fun activities are available to make birthday party planning simple and stress-free. Parties are available at Southland and Village Square Leisure Centres, Inglewood Aquatic Centre, Wildflower and North Mount Pleasant Arts Centres. Some facilities have private birthday party spaces, activity leaders, and catering. Visit us online to see our variety of themed parties at calgary.ca/birthdays.

 

VIVO FOR HEALTHIER GENERATIONS

Address: 11950 Country Village Link NE

Phone: 403-532-1013

Website: http://vivo.ca

VivoMake a wish... for an active birthday celebration at Vivo. Ascend to new levels of fun with a climbing party. Kick up the laughter with a sport party. Dive into action with a swim party. Or jump for joy with an inflatable party. For more information, visit vivo.ca.

ENTERTAINMENT

BIRTHDAY MAGICIAN BRENT

Phone: 403-230-0810

Email: birthdaymagicianbrent@gmail.com

Website: http://birthdaymagicianbrent.com

Belly laughs is what you’ll hear from Birthday Magician Brent’s magic show, who is a leader in the field of children’s entertainment, especially in Calgary. Birthday Magician Brent knows the secret of making your kids party an awesome, magical time with focus on the birthday child as the star of the show. He also owns the Vanishing Rabbit Magic Shop in Calgary, and has only the most spectacular and recent magic tricks!

BUTTERFIELD ACRES CHILDREN’S FARM

Address: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road

Phone: 403-239-0638

Email: farmfun@butterfieldacres.com

Website: http://butterfieldacres.com

Butterfield AcresDo you have an animal lover at your house? Want some darling birthday photos? Invite some very special guests to your party! Our Mini Farm comes to visit for up to 60 minutes with two young goats, two young lambs, and four bunnies. With the footprint of a small car, it sets up anywhere comfortable for your little party guests…outside on grass, a sunny deck, in the garage. Convenient bookings online at our website.

CALGARY REPTILE PARTIES

Phone: 403-457-2202

Email: reptile.party@hotmail.com

Website: http://calgaryreptileparties.com

Add fun and education to your birthday party or event! Kids meet and interact with iguanas, monitor lizards, dragons, boa constrictors, pythons, skinks, salamanders, and so much more! Find out why Calgary Reptile Parties won First Place in the category for “Best Entertainment for a Children’s Party”in the 2013 Parents’Choice Awards.

CHRISTOPHER COOL

Phone: 403-800-0866

Website: http://calgarybirthdaymagician.com

A Parents’Choice Award Winner in 2015 and Honourable Mention Winner in 2016 for “Best In-Home Party Entertainment”from Calgary’s Child Magazine! Calgary’s funniest and most kid-friendly magician will make the stress disappear when it comes to helping you plan your child’s party. Trusted by over 250 parents every year! Visit Christopher’s website today to get instant package and pricing information, check his availability, and book a magic show online!

ENGINEERING FOR KIDS

Phone: 587-349-4555

Email: Calgary@engineeringforkids.com

Website: http://www.engineeringforkids.com/calgary

Celebrate your birthday with Engineering For Kids! Uncover the fun in STEM learning, from making your own ice-cream to battling SumoBots. The birthday boy/girl will receive an EFK T-shirt. Keep your minds and hands busy. Invite your friends for an action packed party that is sure to thrill! Book today and celebrate your special day with EFK.

FAIRY TALE PRINCESS PARTY

Phone: 403-730-6345

Email: contact@fairytaleprincessparty.com

Website: http://fairytaleprincessparty.com

Fairy Tale Princess Party strives to provide fairy tales and happily-ever-afters. Our goal is to make dreams come true, spreading love, happiness, and the magic of fairy tales to princesses and princes of all ages. We are dedicated to offering character experiences that are not only entertaining, but provide good role models for children while encouraging imagination and self-esteem. We would love to make your child’s birthday party magical!

FEEL FABULOUS MOBILE SPA - SPA BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR GIRLS!

Phone: 403-401-4898

Email: calgary@feelfabulous.ca

Website: http://feelfabulous.ca

Feel Fabulous Mobile Spa specializes in spa birthday parties for kids and teens! They bring fantastic party décor to your home and offer a wide selection of services suitable for all ages, such as mini manicures/pedicures, freehand nail art, organic facials, hairstyling, light makeup, and more. Other popular services include their beauty product making activities (where girls can make lip balm, body butter, perfume, and more), and their mother/daughter spa menu.

GAMERS FUN TRUCK MOBILE VIDEO GAMING CENTRE

Email: party@gamersfuntruck.com

Website: http://gamersfuntruck.com

Gamers Fun Truck lets you have your child’s party at your house, not in your house. A 24-foot trailer loaded with 16 feet of comfy bench, 4 big screens, 8 game consoles, 32 controllers, and all the games your party wants to play! Give us a place to park, and we will give you the “Best Birthday Party Ever!”

HAMLET THE CLOWN

Phone: 403-245-3168

Website: http://hamlettheclown.com

Hamlet the Clown is perfect for celebrating your birthday, whether you are one or one hundred years old! Hamlet will come to your party for a full hour and includes mime, mimicry, juggling, (with hats, pins, and balls), clown magic, follow-the-leader, and tons of audience participation and creating balloon sculptures for everyone.

LET ME BEAD

Phone: 403-862-8922

Email: shelley@letmebead.net

Website: http://letmebead.net

Looking for something unique for your child’s birthday party? How about a Let Me Bead birthday party! We offer jewelry making parties, nail art parties, scrapbooking parties, and paint parties. For more details, view our website. We come to you!

MAD SCIENCE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA

Email: madscsab@telusplanet.net

Website: http://calgary.madscience.org

Mad ScienceFor 21 years, Mad Science has been making parties a blast! Children are amazed and “edu-tained”with fun, interactive experiments. The birthday child gets to wear a Mad Science Lab Coat and be the Mad Scientist’s Assistant, and everyone will make something to take home during a hands-on experiment. Cool add-ons and customizations are available, too! We have making Birthday Parties Fun Down to a Science! A 2016 Parents’Choice Awards Winner.

MASCOT PARTIES

Phone: 403-616-3652

Email: mascotparties@gmail.com

Website: http://mascotparties.ca

Creating magical moments, leaving lasting memories! Imagine the look on your child’s face when they see a character they love come and visit them at their next event. We have many professional mascots and costumed characters. Offering Princess Parties, Superhero Parties, and Mascot Parties. We are available for birthday parties, corporate events, and more. Our interactive birthday packages are filled with games, dancing, activities, and more all at affordable rates.

PETLAND

Phone: 403-250-8484, Ext. 312

Email: petlandparties@petlandcanada.com

Website: http://petland.ca

We provide fun while teaching your kids about responsible pet ownership. An experienced Petland Pet Counselor will bring a variety of animals, talk about them, answer questions, and provide time to handle the pets. Petland also does store tours and school presentations. Call us!

RICHARD RONDEAU MAGICIAN

Address: 85 Evercreek Bluffs Crescent SW

Phone: 403-254-8718

Email: magic@richardrondeaumagician.com

Website: http://richardrondeaumagician.com

Specializing in children’s performances for over 30 years. Richard’s shows are specifically tailored to the age of your group. A large portion of his act allows the children to participate in the show. Age-appropriate comedy throughout and magic that will astound the spectators. Suitable for ages three and up.

RICHARD YOUNG THE MAGICIAN

Phone: 403-389-5902

Email: richard@ifoolu.com

Website: http://ifoolu.com

Past Calgary’s Child Parents’Choice Award Winner for “Best Children’s Entertainer.”Experience extraordinary entertainment. Richard Young the Magician does extraordinary magic! But it’s much more than magic. His fast-paced shows combine magical illusions, hilarious comedy, clean fun, and tons of audience participation! Parents love how wonderfully he works with the children and voted him one of the top three children’s entertainers in Calgary. So for something extraordinary, call Richard Young the Magician today.

WP PUPPET THEATRE

Phone: 403-228-3373

Email: admin@wppuppet.com

Website: http://wppuppet.com/birthday-parties

Inspire creativity and fun with a puppet making birthday party - DIY puppets in a crate or facilitated workshops available for up to 20 kids! Two different DIY shadow puppet crates to choose from, or select from the best of our successful Puppet Pop-Up Studio workshops taught by our Artistic Director, Wendy Passmore-Godfrey! Includes 20 paper bags with supplies to transform into a puppet, and to also use as a loot bag.

YOU GLO GIRLS PARTIES - MOBILE SPA

Phone: 403-708-9029

Email: yggparties@gmail.com

Website: http://youglogirlparties.com

You Glo Girl offers mobile themed spa parties for kids and teens.  They have party ideas that are guaranteed to capture any girl's heart! There are options for boys who attend, as well. Create a unique party atmosphere in the comfort of your home or location of your choice complete with enticing and charmed decorations.  We offer manicures, pedicures, sparkly makeup, fancy hair styles, facials and more. Choose from packages such as Dance Diva, Beach Bash, Pajama Slumber, Glitz & Glam, Magical Fairy Tea Party and more. Let us do the work for you!

SUPPLIES, SERVICES & GIFT IDEAS

ESPECIALLY FAVOURED

Phone: 403-827-8004

Email: info@especiallyfavoured.com

Website: http://especiallyfavoured.com

Especially Favoured is a Calgary-based company offering affordable party supplies and loot bags filled with fun activities that every child will be sure to enjoy well past the party. Order all the same loot bags or mix-and-match from over 50 popular themes. Check out our selection of safe, educational children’s products and kid’s gift baskets. Most pickup orders can be ready for the next business day. Delivery is also available.

FAMILY PASTIMES

Phone: 1-888-267-4414

Email: info@familypastimes.com

Website: http://familypastimes.com

Play as friends, not as enemies! The initial impulse to play a game is social; we bring out a game because we want to do something together. How ironic that in most games, we work to get rid of one another! Our games foster the spirit of cooperation. Players help each other climb a mountain, make a community, bring in the harvest, complete a space exploration. A great gift idea.

ITALIAN CENTRE SHOP

Website: http://italiancentre.ca

Italian Centre ShopEuropean charm, delicious food, and a generous family heritage make the Italian Centre Shop special - it’s the only place in Calgary you’ll find a treasure trove of groceries and delicacies from all over the world. The most important ingredient in all our birthday and occasion cakes is love. Add rustic European elegance to your next birthday party with our homemade cakes, or feed your guests with delicious antipasto, meat and cheese, sandwich and dessert trays. For more information, visit italiancentre.ca.

REAL CANADIAN SUPERSTORE

Address: Various Locations

Website: http://realcanadiansuperstore.ca

We bring you great prices on your favorite products and services all together under one roof. Discover our great quality and variety of foods, stylish products for your home, and a complete pharmacy to serve all of your family needs. Find everything your birthday boy or girl needs through all the stages: Food, cake, supplies, snacks, toys, and more! You’ll love the variety, you’ll love the prices, and most of all, you’ll love that we have it all.

SPRINGFREE TRAMPOLINE

Phone: 587-316-4703

Email: calgary@springfree.com

Website: http://springfreetrampoline.ca

At Springfree Trampoline, we are committed to getting kids outside and active through safe, outdoor play. We’ve used smart engineering in every inch of our design. Our latest innovation, tgoma, is the only digitally interactive trampoline game system that engages the entire family. From our patented safety design to tgoma’s one-at-a-time play feature, you’ll have peace of mind that your kids are having a safe, fun jump.

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

ALBERTA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Phone: 403-955-8818

Email: kids@achf.com

Website: http://childrenshospital.ab.ca/kidshelpingkids

An Alberta Children’s Hospital Hero Birthday Party helps kids of all ages make a difference for sick and injured kids in our community…and have fun while doing it! Everyone who participates will have the opportunity to place a personalized heart on our Kids Helping Kids Donor Wall at the hospital.

THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY PROJECT

Email: info@thehappybirthdayproject.org

Website: http://thehappybirthdayproject.org

The Happy Birthday Project invites you to party it forward! We are accepting financial and in-kind donations of birthday party supplies and new toys. Our mission is to bring joy to the lives of children and families facing adverse circumstances by providing them with birthday celebration packages. Help us spread the birthday joy around! For more information, visit thehappybirthdayproject.org.

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