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Wilmington School of Ballet & Creative Arts Center
3834 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 29403
Treat your daughter like the princess she is with a fairy princess birthday party!
Your princess and her friends will enjoy a day of dress up, runway, dance, crafts, and bounce house time in the birthday rooms at the Wilmington School of Fine
Arts. Please see the office for availability and reservation of your birthday party. We provide the table, chairs, decorations, instructor, princess gear, and loads of fun.
You provide refreshments, paper products, & cake. The cost is $150 for 1.5 hour.
All Aboard Parties
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
The best birthday parties are held aboard the Battleship! With the Ship as the playground and party site it’s a play date your kids won’t forget. Call 910-251-5797 for pricing and availability to see how you can be coolest parent that took all the kid’s to the Battleship!
Indoor Play Parties
The Children’s Museum of Wilmington
116 Orange Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
The Museum is pleased to offer parties featuring great themes that provide a worry-free experience for parents and an exciting time for children. Our celebrations will make everyone SMILE!
Come And Party With Us!
Exclusive use of a private party room for 2 hours (adults are free, however siblings will be counted in the guest total)
Full day admission for all party guests, so children can play after the party
Children’s Museum of Wilmington birthday invitations and envelopes
Includes a fun, educational activity for all children. (Choose from one of our
party themes, listed below)
Party supplies include table decorations – napkins, plates, cups, tablecloths, spoons, candles and cake knife.
Each of the party guests will receive a goody bag full of fun trinkets to remember their day at The Children’s Museum of Wilmington including a FREE child’s return guest pass. Birthday child will receive a Children’s Museum of Wilmington t-shirt. Set up and clean up by CMOW’s friendly staff
SELECT A THEME!
Become a REAL Princess! PRINCESS PARTY
Activity – Make Lip Gloss!
Arrrg! Mateys! PIRATE PARTY
Activity – Go on a Treasure Hunt!
Oooooh Ahhhh! SCIENCE PARTY
Activity – Make Slime!
Get Creative! ART PARTY
Activity – Paint on Canvas!
Our themes are exciting and complimented by fun table decorations, props and party music. Birthday Parties are held in 2 great locations within The Children’s Museum of Wilmington: Secret Cove under the Sea Room and Make Merry Birthday Room. Both locations have plenty of room, fun designs and privacy for your child’s special day! (Locations are chosen based on availability)
Contact our PARTY COORDINATOR at 910-254-3534 x 132 or email email@example.com
Longleaf Hills Mall
4310-101 Shipyard Blvd.
(910) 392-JOES 910 392 5637
Monkey Joes is Wilmington’s only indoor, inflatable playground for kids age 1 thru 12. Kids love Monkey Joe’s birthday parties! All party packages include Monkey Joe’s invitations, play time for all of the children, paper products, drinks for the children and a private party room complete with a visit from Monkey Joe! The birthday child sits at the head of the table on their own Monkey Joe throne and receives a goodie bag from Monkey Joe! Choose from a variety of party packages based on the number of children. You provide the birthday cake and pizza is available. A party host serves and does all of the clean up! Private parties are available. Call 910-392-5637 for details or go to www.monkeyjoes.com
Playnation of Wilmington/Power of Play
6644 Gordon Road
The owners of Power of Play and Playnation of Wilmington are teaming up to bring an even more exciting and new experience to the families of Wilmington. Power of Play has always had a wonderful design to bring children together, learn about sharing, working as part of a team or just doing their own thing. The facility is over 14,000 square feet and will include new and improved play stations in “My Town” such as a market, café, veterinarian clinic, dinosaur station, and music station to name a few. The imagination stations will feature toys by Melissa and Doug, which will also be available for purchase in the gift shop. There will be a soft play jungle gym, ride on race track, putting green, numerous swing sets by Playnation of Wilmington, and snack bar. The best thing about all of these things being housed under one roof is that it is climate controlled and meets the imaginations and play needs of children ages 1 through 12! Pay to Play, Afterschool programs, Parents Night Out, Drop and Shop, and the best birthday parties ever are just a few of the services we offer to parents and their children. Stop in today and see for yourself.
3818 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
Simply Play offers private birthday parties in their award winning 3200 square foot play center. You are welcome to invite 30 of your closest friends, play for 2 hours and the cost is only $155! Staff members will be available to assist with your party needs and play a few games too! Parents are welcome to bring party decorations and food. We celebrate children ages 1-12. Simply Play birthdays are Simply the Best!
All About Fun Party Rentals, LLC
Get your party started with fabulous rentals from All About Fun! We have just what you need for kids of all ages: Pirate Bounce w/ basketball goal, Tropical or Castle Bounce, 3-in-1 Combo, Wet and Dry Slides and a 30’ Slip ‘n Slide! Inflatable rentals range from $150 - $250. New Margarita machines plus Sno Cone, Cotton Candy, and Karaoke Machine rentals are available. Call now for pricing. All About Fun will deliver and set up before your guests arrive and pick up after the excitement is over. Call James Merritt to make YOUR next event “ALL ABOUT FUN!”
Jumpin Party Rentals
109 Wingate Drive
Rocky Point, NC 28457
Jumpin’ Party Rentals provides the best inflatables in town for your child’s birthday party. They’ll have a good time in our unit and it’s fun for all ages, toddlers and up. Your child and his/her friends will have all day to jump in the Castle Bounce or the 4-in-1 Combo Unit, or try out the 14’ Dolphin Slide or the 18’ Tower Slide! Rentals start at $155 for a single unit within a 20-mile area; discounted rate available with the fee includes the set up and take down of the inflatable(s). Please call Jumpin’
Party Rentals for additional units and pricing information.
3529 Carolina Beach Road
Register online @ www.carolinagymnasticsacademy.com
Enjoy a private party in the gym! The birthday child and friends can play in the gym, and jump in the inflatables, the tumbletrak, and the foam block pits, while parents relax and socialize. Our coaches supervise gym time and they also help serve cake, clean up, and load presents into your car after the party. A stress free time for parents, a safe and active party place for boys & girls, ages 2-12. Cost is $250 per party for 1.5 hours – unlimited number of children Saturdays only.
Port City Gymnastics
6724 Amsterdam Way
Wilmington, NC 28405
BIRTHDAY PARTIES are a BLAST at PCG! Just ask anyone—We Throw the BEST Birthday Parties in Town!! Our parties include 60 minutes on our fabulous gymnastics fun floor and 30 minutes in our party room. All parties include balloons and tablecloths, along with our special invitations for the Birthday Guest of Honor and 12 of their fabulous friends. Our Deluxe Parties even include the cake, drinks, decorations and paper products. Parties are hosted on most Saturdays and may be booked up to 3 months in advance. The cost for our Deluxe Party is $200 (includes everything, just bring the kids and have a great time). Our Basic Party is $150 (includes tablecloths, balloons and invitations). All parties include the Birthday child and 12 friends, additional children may attend at a cost of $8 per child. Call today to reserve your ultimate party!! Your child and their guests will never forget the fun they had at their party hosted by Port City.
Ribbet – Salon & Shop for Kids
3610 S. College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
Give those girls what they love – the girlie treatment! When she has a salon party at Ribbet, she and her 10 party guests will get a color hair extension, light make-up, glitter sprinkle and a manicure. They’ll choose from our huge selection of polish colors including glow in-the dark and glitter! No need to worry, all our products, nail polishes and makeup are all natural or organic so they’ll have a naturally beautiful time! Packages range from $185 - $225 and include 2 hours in our party room and complementary use of our DVD player or iPod dock. Feel free to bring your own food or let us create an all-inclusive package for you providing pizza and/or cake with all the plates, utensils and drinks for an additional $35-70. Custom packages available, just ask!
Nintendo Wii Parties
Ribbet – Salon & Shop for Kids
3610 S. College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
Oh yeah, these parties are fun! Both boys and girls enjoy our party room with four 50” high-definition TV’s each with its own Nintendo Wii so they can play individually or in large groups. We have all the top games (over 40 to choose from!) and accessories including steering wheels, golf clubs, tennis rackets, Dance Dance Revolution pads, Band Hero with guitar & drums and microphones for karaoke. They’ll play, dance, swing, jump, sing, drive and jam the time away! Packages range from $140 - $180 and include 10 guests for 2 hours in our party room and complementary use of our iPod dock. Feel free to bring your own food or let us create an all-inclusive package for you providing pizza and/or cake with all the plates, utensils and drinks for an additional $35 70.
Birthday Signs & Announcements
Stork Greetings & More
910-465-7736 or 910-399-2580
Stork Greetings & More isn’t all about 7ft. Storks and announcing newborn babies arrivals! SGAM offers 4-5ft. Birthday lawn greetings that are fun & colorful with a whimsical look! Our signs are perfect for announcing your child’s birthday, whether it’s a party or private occasion! For children, we offer a 4ft. beautiful Butterfly, a fun, red Airplane, a dancing Princess, a cool Pirate on deck, and the cutest Mermaid for your beach lover! SGAM doesn’t stop at children’s birthdays; we also cater to adult’s birthdays as well! We have a 5 ft. decorated Birthday cake, and a “Holy Mackerel” Fish, splashing some wishes! All of our signs come personalized for the recipient’s birthday. Included as well, is a 4-balloon bouquet, which can be upgraded with Mylar balloons from our fun selection we offer! We deliver, setup & pick-up for one-two day rentals. All of our signs are pictured on our website, plus some other fun ideas and critters to deliver your message!
Marie’s Amazing Concessions
6914 Masonboro Sound Road
Wilmington, NC 28409
910-799-3982 or 910-612-6914
There is no event too big or too small for
Marie’s Amazing Concessions! Whatever the event, Marie’s makes it SPECIAL! Choose from novelty ice cream items like Spiderman, Sponge Bob, Snoopy, among others. Marie’s also carries lots of Mega Missiles, Toasted Almond, Shots, chocolate éclairs, strawberry shortcake, choco tacos, several flavors of ice cream sandwiches, frozen fruits, snow cones, popsicles, Two-Ball Screwballs, and, of course, ice cream cups and more!!! A full-service Ice Cream Truck (complete with appropriate tunes) arrives at your party with adequate staff to accommodate all your party guests. Service is usually for 30 minutes for all ages, but can be longer if needed. Please call for pricing.
Owner Amy Kline 910-228-3585
Perfectly Frosted specializes in making life’s precious moments a little sweeter. From birthday parties to baby showers, we are delighted to fulfill any special request or help with a unique theme or flavor. Our classic cupcake menu features tried and true flavors like Strawberry Shortcake and Key Lime while our Specialty line is filled with flavors inspired by the breathtaking coastal surroundings of Wilmington. Included in the Specialty menu are flavors such as Middle Sound Mud Cake, Banks Channel, and Lumina Lemon Drop. We are happy to deliver anywhere in the Wilmington area, adding an extra element of convenience. Please check out a full listing of our flavors at www.perfectlyfrosted.com. You can place an order through the website or by contacting Amy Kline at 910-228-3585 or perfectlyfrosted75@ gmail.com. Choose Perfectly Frosted…we’ll provide the finishing touch to your special occasion.
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Rd.
Kure Beach, N.C. 28449
Our Place or Yours!
Daytime Parties Or Sleepovers. Or, We Can Come To You! Celebrate your child’s special day with a birthday party at the North Carolina Aquarium at Ft. Fisher! Program birthdays include a T-shirt craft with T-shirts and all art supplies included, a live animal presentation, use of the Aquarium’s classroom, and a self-guided tour of the Aquarium.
You can choose the following themes for a live animal presentation:
Amphibians – Frogs, toads, salamanders
Reptiles - Turtles, alligators, snakes
Invertebrates – Sea urchins, starfish, crabs
Cost: $205.00 for up to 12 children and 12 adults, $10.00 for each additional child, $6.00 for each additional adult Time
Length: 2 hours. Parties are recommended for ages 4- 10.
Another idea: SLEEP with the FISHES!
Celebrate a birthday by inviting pals to spend a night with the fish at the Aquarium. Participants will learn about reptiles, sharks and will make their very own Gyotaku T-shirt. Sleep in front of our 235,000-gallon Cape Fear Shoals tank as sharks, eels, and other fishes swim close by. Eat breakfast and tour the Aquarium before it is open to the public. Snacks, craft supplies, and breakfast are provided. Minimum number of participants: 10; Maximum number of participants: 30; Cost: $45.00 per participant with all food and snacks included. (Adults and Children)
Outreach Birthday Party
Let our education staff brings our fun, interactive programs to your classroom or other location. Each program is specifically adapted to fit your needs, customized for age, size and focus of your group. Live animals, props, hands-on learning activities, and costumes make our Outreaches enriching for groups of all ages!
Registration Information: Please contact Special Activities Coordinator at 910-458-8257 ext 206 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a birthday party for your child.
Birthday Wish Box Registry
Progress Point, 1437 Military Cutoff Road
Hanover Center, 301 Oleander Drive
Learning Express offers a Birthday Wish Box gift registry for kids who love to make birthday wishes. It’s popular with kids and convenient for busy parents who can also call and shop by phone. The birthday child fills a jumbo bucket with wished-for toys ten days before his/her party. A “Birthday Box” is created, and friends and family can call or come in and choose a gift from the child1s box. The elves at Learning Express will help with party favors, personalize, and even wrap your gifts, free of charge. Birthday kids can also make an online wish list and email it to friends and relatives.
Fancy Nancy Wraps, Inc.
With more than 250 designs to choose from- there is a wrapper for every occasion! Add a photo, logo or the perfect message to turn any event into a memory that will last a lifetime. Perfect for birthday party favors, weddings, births or just about any special occasion. The possibilities are endless with a personalized candy bar! Check us out on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/FancyNancyWraps.
112 Market Street Unit A,
Wilmington, NC 28401
All of Downtown Darlings party packages include a dedicated party host, plates, napkins, utensils, candles, and one drink per child. Inquire for times. Spend a fun filled hour and a half with your friends becoming a princess and being treated like one. You and your friends will make your very own tiaras or sashes. Next you will be outfitted in your very own tutu, wand, and tiara; all the while, not forgetting that every princess needs a little glamorous glitter to make her shine. Once your transformation is complete, each princess will be announced individually to walk down the stairwell, greeting and waving to her loyal subjects. At the bottom of her spectacular descent, she will pause for the royal photographer to take her picture, which will be placed in a special folder as a keepsake memento. All the princesses will gather under the spectacular raindrop chandelier for cake and drinks. The birthday princess will also receive a small cluster of balloons, a cup and a Downtown Darlings t-shirt. Price is $26.95 plus tax/guest (minimum of 8 guests; maximum of 12 guests). Add-ons such as a visit from Ariel, Snow White or Cinderella available. Inquire for prices.
PJ (“or not”) Karaoke Party:
Enjoy spending a fun-filled hour and a half in the Laugh-A-Lot Lounge with your friends (pajamas are optional) while you make a “cool craft” of your choice to take home. Choose from a colorful list of crafts that are age appropriate for the birthday girl (i.e. make your own sunglasses, flip-flops, jewelry, bedroom door sign etc. You and your friends will also get the chance to test your “Music Star” abilities, singing karaoke and dancing to popular hit songs. Finally, you and your guests will congregate in the round party room, underneath the crystal raindrop chandelier for cake and drinks. Each guest will receive a souvenir cup as well as a group photo, which will be placed in a special folder as a keepsake memento. The birthday girl will also get a Downtown Darlings T-shirt. Price is $26.95 plus tax/child (minimum of 8 guests; maximum of 12 guests) with add-ons available.
“Pamper Me” Party:
The birthday girl and her guests will be treated to an enjoyable hour and a half of “pamper me” type activities in the Laugh-A-Lot Lounge. First, all girls will make their very own spa mask or lip gloss. Next, each party guest will also make his or her very own 2 oz. scented, sparkling lotion. Now that the beauty products are complete and ready to be used at home, everyone will gather together for a group photo, which will be placed in a special folder as a keepsake memento. Lastly, the entire party guest will gather around the dining table underneath the dazzling raindrop chandelier for cake and drinks. All guests will receive a balloon and souvenir cup. The birthday girl will take home a bouquet of balloons, a souvenir cup and a Downtown Darlings T-shirt. Price is $26.95 plus tax/child (minimum of 8 guests; maximum of 12 guests) with add-ons available.
18” Doll Party:
A girly girls dream comes true! Bring your own 18” doll to play with, dress up, and laugh and giggle with...a lot! There are two options available, both of which include choosing from a wide selection of store doll outfits to dress up and play. Option Two includes the birthday host parent choosing within a certain predetermined dollar amount for clothes, accessories, and other items. Both options include brushes and hair accessories for the girls to give their doll a gorgeous hairstyle of their choice. Each girl will make a small craft and take a special photo with their doll, to be placed in keepsake folder to take home with them. Next, the guests and their dolls will gather under the spectacular teardrop chandelier for cake and drinks. All guests will receive a balloon and souvenir cup. The birthday girl will take home a bouquet of balloons, a souvenir cup and a Downtown Darlings T-shirt. Prices are:
Option 1: $26.95 plus tax/child (minimum of 8 guests; maximum of 12 guests)
Option 2: $75.00 flat fee plus minimum spending allowance of $20.00/child for 8 guests
$82.50 flat fee plus minimum spending allowance of $20.00/child for 10 guests
$90.00 flat fee plus minimum spending allowance of $20.00/child for 12 guests
For girls that are invited to the party that do not have an 18” doll, one will be provided for in-store use. Girls without dolls can have same spending allowance set by birthday parent in other store merchandise. Add-ons available.
Mini Monets Birthdays
Greater Wilmington Area
Does your artistic child have a birthday coming up? Why not celebrate with an art project designed especially with your child in mind! Art projects range from drawing to painting and clay and are created with the help of your child. Mini Monets will come to your party, bring all the supplies and materials, and the party guests get to keep what they make! Children 2 - 12 years old enjoy projects and the cost is $100 for up to 10 children. Please call or email for more details.
My Bug Photography by: Krystle Goode
Whether it’s your sons’ first bite of birthday cake or your daughter’s sweet 16 celebration, I will capture that memory for your family to enjoy for years to come. I specialize in children and family photography. My pictures are unique and offer an alternative to the traditional portrait setting. My goal is to provide my clients quality photographs they will cherish for years to come at an affordable price. I look forward to capturing that special moment in your child’s life. Save $20 off any birthday session. Mention my ad in Wilmington Parent and receive a free gift.
Off the Wall
205 Antilles Square
Wilmington, NC 28405
Looking for an exciting birthday party idea for your active child? Why not has a sport-themed birthday party at Off The Wall? Yes, Wilmington has a new home for indoor sporting fun! A lot of work has gone into revamping our facility and it is now available for events and birthday party rentals - for those young and young at heart! So please keep us in mind when you’re contemplating ideas for a fun party for all! Off the Wall offers soccer, volleyball, dodge ball and team handball, along with an assortment of children’s programs, after-school programs and personal training and fitness instruction.
No Sleeves Magic
Voted Wilmington’s Best Party Entertainer since 2006! If you want to give your child one of the craziest and most FUNnominal Parties they will never forget, then take a RUN on the Wacky-Side with No Sleeves Magic. We provide an adrenaline rush of Magic mixed with comedy that’s great for the whole family. Some party packages include goodie bags, tricks, games & more! So, Sit Back, Relax and Laugh, while No Sleeves makes your event a success! To find out which package is best for you, contact one of our
PARTYOLOGISTS or visit our website. We have different themes to suit your event and even offer magic telegrams as well as summer magic camps programs.