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Children's birthday parties - with a twist!


Koru creative workshop parties

For ages 5+

Koru can host a party for groups of 6-15 children at the Hutt Art Centre, Lower Hutt, or bring the party to you at your own home.

 Activities to select from include: making charm bracelets,
 Oamaru stone sculptures, beautiful butterflies,
 and hand-painted glass candle holders.

For more information, contact Ruth on (027) 313 6183 or email koru.gallery@gmail.com.


Fairy cat and friends

Cat provides excellent at home entertainment for birthday parties and events. Fairy, Mermaid, Cowboy, Princess or Pirate... What will you choose?

Offering these 5 special party themes for you to select from, Fairy Cat and Friends will enchant, delight and entertain the beautiful little people in your life. Supplying her own games, gifts and music there will be story telling, games, dancing and twirling, even a fairy wishing ceremony.

Book Fairy cat and friends for your child's birthday today and provide unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime and delivering party fun right to your door!

For information on party packs and options visit www.fairycatandfriends.com, contact Catriona on 0275535544, or email fairycatparties@outlook.com.


Twinklepink parties

For ages 8-13. Parties are for a maximum group of 10.

Twinklepink can bring the party to you at home, or a venue anywhere in Wellington, Hutt Valley or Porirua. Just choose your Twinklepink activity, time and venue, then sit back and relax!

Activities to choose range from edible jewellery, fantastic cupcake decorations and other creative food, to nail art and DIY pamper products. See a more detailed list of birthday party activities.

Visit the Twinklepink website www.twinklepink.co.nz or email info@twinklepink.co.nz for more information.


Farmyard parties

Love to have a pony or an alpaca visit your place?

With a Farmyard Party you can bring the fun of the farmyard to your own backyard. We will bring the animals, make sure that they are fed and watered and supervised, and clean up afterwards. All the work is done for you!

Farmyard Parties has been operating in the Wellington area since 2007.

We are available to come to locations throughout the Greater Wellington region. Cost from $150 for one hour.

Visit the Farmyard parties website: www.farmyardparties.weebly.com, email farmyardparties@xtra.co.nz or ph 04 564 5740 for more information.


Lulu's Body Art face painting parties and entertainment

Lulu's Body Art runs parties for kids (or any age!). Choose from a party including balloon twisting and other children's entertainment to face painting. Parties can be easily tailored to suit your requirements.

Follow Lulu's body Art on Facebook or for more information about costs and services visit www.lulusbodyart.co.nz. Parents and caregivers - Lulu does adults parties too, so view the photo galleries with caution.


Sand Art workshop parties

For ages 5+

Sand Art NZ will come to your venue or bring the party to you at your
own home.

Sand Art is a creative activity where children get to choose from 150 designs to create their own coloured sand art picture. The specially designed tables make for - no mess, no fuss, just fun!

For more information, email sandartnz@gmail.com, visit www.sandartnz.co.nz or www.facebook.com/SandArtnz


Tricky the Clown

Rick begins his show as "Rick" putting on his clown makeup and costume, and changes into "Tricky" in front of the children. This is a gentle way to start the show that engages the children and is not scary for even the most sensitive child. The 40 minute show includes music, magic, juggling and twisted balloon animals, involving the children along the way.

 Rick can travel throughout the greater Wellington region, bringing his "Tricky the Clown" show to your home, preschool, kindergarten, community hall - suitable for children's birthday and Christmas parties as well as early childhood centre visits. Suitable for ages from 2-8.

Rick Sahar was awarded the 2011 Best NZ Variety Artist Award.

Contact Rick on 389 4483 or 021 022 14421, or email rick@entertainment.org.nz. Visit http://www.entertainment.org.nz/services-shows/tricky-the-clown/ for more information.


Mrs Doubtfire’s Themed Children’s Cooking Parties

For parties that are fun, unique, creative and engaging, Mrs Doubtfire takes care of everything. Themed cooking parties full of pure enjoyment for the children, and fun for the parents (because they do all the messy stuff!). Their extensive background in catering means you can relax and leave them to manage the details and timing.

Choose from their pick and mix packages to create the perfectly themed party for your budget. Several venues are available or they can host the party in your own home. See the website for pricing options or to get in touch and book your date: www.mrsdoubtfirecooks.co.nz; email: mrsdoubtfirecooks@gmail.com; phone: 021 239 1923.



Sports birthdays

Kelly Sports

Kelly Sports provides sports coaches, the gear and sports games for children's birthday parties. Whether it's football, cricket, rippa rugby, basketball, hockey, turbo touch, netball or a mixed game you're after, just sort out the venue and Kelly Sports will go where you are. For Upper Hutt enquiries and bookings, call 567 0975, or email upperhutt@kellysports.co.nz. For the Lower Hutt are, call Vanessa on (027) 466 1779, or email vanessa@kellysports.co.nz. Here's the website page on Kelly Sports children's birthday parties.

Hutt Indoor Sports

Hutt Indoor Sports is at 93 Hutt Park, Moera, Lower Hutt. You can choose from the following sports: netball, soccer, sack races, ultimate frisbee, uni-hockey, cricket, dodgeball and touch rugby. There's also an optional upgrade available for a trip to Junglerama. Go to the online booking form or call (04) 589 HUTT (4888), or email info@huttindoorsports.co.nz, for more information.


Birthday party venues - take the mess to their place!


Junglerama

Junglerama is three stories of fun, located at 94 Hutt Park Road, Lower Hutt. There is a separate play area to keep the little children safe, and a cafe. A birthday party at Junglerama includes: unlimited jungle play, one hour party tent hire, party tent setting, birthday hats and a free Junglerama frisbee for the birthday child. They also provide adult food platters and loot bags on request. For enquiries, phone (04) 589 HUTT or email huttpark@junglerama.co.nz, or download the booking form from their birthday parties page.


Laughalots

Laughalots Playland is based at 499 Hutt Rd, Station Village Complex, Alicetown, Lower Hutt. Their birthday parties include 1.5 hours of exclusive party room use, unlimited play in the Playland for the day, your own party hostess, two complimentary drink vouchers, a free pass for the birthday child (to use on a future visit) and a gift for the birthday child. Adults attending parties are free of charge. For enquiries or to book your party, phone Melinda Malcolm on (04) 589 9621, or (027) 560 3662, or email laughalotsplayland@gmail.com.


Strike

The Lower Hutt Strike Entertainment Centre is at 399 Hutt Road, Lower Hutt. They offer birthday options for a minimum of eight players: bowling birthdays, or laser strike birthdays, or a combination of both! Included is loot bags and food platters. You can hire a party room at an additional hourly rate. Call Strike on (04) 568 3168, or email info@strikenz.co.nz for enquiries and/or bookings.


Thompsons Horse Centre

Thompsons provides pony rides for children around their farm trail, with an alternative inside venue (playing mounted games) if the weather is bad on the day. Thompsons also provides a picnic/playground area where you're welcome to set up your own party food. A minimum of three riders is required to book a birthday. You can find Thompsons Horse Centre at 7 Leonards Road in Mangaroa, Upper Hutt. Call them on (04) 526 4515 for enquiries, or to make a booking.


Silver Stream Railway

Hire a historic, wooden carriage and hold your birthday party at Silver Stream Railway. Carriage hire is only available on Sundays, either for the 11am to 1:15pm time slot, or at 1:45pm to 4pm. Bring your own food and refreshments and, as the carriage is attached to the steam train, you'll get taken for a ride around the train track two to three times per hour, for 15 minutes at a time. The carriage can fit up to 28 people and is charged for at a standard rate, regardless of numbers (unless more than 28 people, then additional charges will apply). Call Nick on (04) 971 1775 (evenings) to enquire or go to the website to book. Silver Stream Railway is located on Reynolds Bach Drive (on the road between Silverstream and Stokes Valley).


Short Straw Cafe

The Short Straw Cafe at 50 Johnsons Road, Upper Hutt offers some great party themes to choose from like: Frozen, Royal Ball, Fairy, Pirate, Dinosaur, Mad Scientist, Wizard and more!

Deluxe parties include everything from a costumed party host, craft activities, themed food, costumes, all in a special purpose-built party room. Phone 04 528 7884 or email short.straw@hotmail.com, to make a booking. They recommend booking early as parties fill up fast.


Have an unusual guest - or few - at your place!

Zippity Zoo

Zippity Zoo brings the zoo to your place! They cover the greater Wellington area including Petone, Lower Hutt and through to Upper Hutt. Zippity Zoo operates seven days a week, including public holidays! You can contact Zippity Zoo by phoning Beverley on (027) 218 2820, or emailing havingfun@zippityzoo.co.nz.

Nigel Kennedy (magician)

Nigel has been working as a magician for over 30 years and he tailors his show to suit the age range of the children.You can contact Nigel on (04) 4710733 or (027) 4421821,or email nigel@magicman.co.nz. For more information, visit his birthday parties page.

Sarah the Scientist

One and a half to two and a half hours of zany entertainment (time frame dependent on the age of the children). Sarah is based in Kapiti but is happy to travel to Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt cities. Science experiments can include rocket launchers, volcanoes, blue goo, bubbles, dry ice and who knows what else she's currently cooking up? Email Sarah for bookings at info@sarahthescientist.co.nz. Be sure to include your preferred dates and a contact phone number. Or for more information, visit Sarah's website - or should we say, laboratory!


Hutt Valley businesses

Birthday balloons on letterbox

Children's party supplies

Build a Birthday

Build a Birthday at 252 Jackson Street in Petone, have a huge range of birthday party supplies from goodie bags (boys and girls), balloons, party invitations, cupcake and cake decorations, party games and party equipment to hire. There's just too much to list here. Go for a look or give them a call on (04) 971 9710, or email fay@buildabirthday.co.nz. (Note, they open late in the morning: Monday: 10.30am-2.30pm; Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-4pm; Sunday: 11am-3pm.)