**UPDATE 4/22/2023** - All weekend 1130am, 2pm and 430pm timeslots are booked until 2nd week of June 2023. Our online scheduling system begins on June 10, please call if you want to book a party before that date.
Jay here - and here is the lowdown on our Birthday Parties. I strongly encourage you to READ EVERYTHING!
The “sweet spot” ages for parties here are 3-8 yrs old, however we have done ages 1-10 – all have fun! The 1-2 year olds at a party will spend more time with the parents, the older kids spend a little more time in the mini arcade.
Here is a video to give you an idea of the setup. This is from an open play session in 2023. The tables are where you would eat and sing happy birthday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErUZLlbI_Sk
We have two party packages – the first is the Swingin' in YOUR Way party, aka the “Do-it-Yourself” party and the other is the Swingin' in OUR Way party, aka the “Full-Service” party.
Weekend Birthday Party timeslots are:
Party Package #1: Swinging In YOUR Way Birthday Package (aka Do it Yourself Party):
$400 Fri-Sat / $450 Sun
Its YOUR place - you bring in the food and drinks you want! You decorate how you want! You do it your way! (as long as it can be cleaned by the end of the party)
Party Package #2: Swinging In OUR Way Birthday Package:
$600 Fri-Sat / $650 Sun
Includes everything in the Swinging in YOUR Way Package PLUS:
**NOTE on Price differences on Sat/Sun** - It’s possible we may have customers walk in on a Saturday between 10-5pm to browse our sets for purchase. The chances of even 1 family/person showing up in store during the winter is very low, however. Spring/Summer high. For this reason, Saturday parties will be $50 less than Sunday birthday parties. In either case, there is only 1 birthday party at a time and NO OPEN PLAYduring a party. Birthday Parties are private events.
One of the biggest draws of a party here is that it’s your own private space.
The space is “contained” – meaning your kids are free to run around, but you won’t lose them like at other large venues with many parties happening at the same time. You have the option of doing whatever you like with the time you have here as well (to a certain extent, of course.)
Some things people have done in the past here are bringing in face painters, characters like Batman or Micky Mouse, or bringing in their own decorations, food and “beverages” of their choice.
Q - Do you provide the cake or cupcakes?
A - We do not provide cake/cupcakes in either option. This would be on you to bring. We recommend our friend Linda for custom birthday cakes, cupcakes and anything "sweet" you can think of. Her cake pops are OUT OF THIS WORLD and make amazing party favors. Here is her instagram and website:
For Ice Cream Cakes, we recommend Dairy Queen in Wyckoff. They always have tons to choose from, and our feedback is always "they're the best." Website below:
Q - Where is the pizza from? Where do you recommend we get food?
A - We use Natale’s Pizzeria in Waldwick for pizza during our full service parties. They have great pizza that is delivered hot to your party. If you do a self serve party, I recommend using them if you plan to get pizza.
Q - Can we theme out our party but have you take care of the food and serving?
A- Yes, you can do a hybrid party. Many people want to theme out their party (bring the tablecloths, plates, napkins, cups & utensils.) But they want us to do the setup and serve the food. In this case, you'd do a full service party minus the setup. You'll need to call us if you want to book a hybrid party.
Q - Can we extend the time for a party?
A - The only options we have to extend the 1:45 minute time frame would be to book the 430pm slot and add time onto the end of the party. It would be $75 per additional 30 minutes. You can also book two timeslots in a row if you'd like an extended party, if available. You must let us know IN ADVANCE if you want to do this, not the day of the party.
Q - What are your payment terms?
A - We take a $50 deposit and the balance is due on or near the day of the party. You can also pay the balance in full up front.
Q - How long do we have to setup and cleanup?
A - If you opt for the do it yourself option, you can come 15 min before to set up, and you have 15 minutes after party end time to clean up and for everyone to vacate. If doing a full serve, you can come in 15 minutes before your party, and all guests must vacate by 15 minutes after end time. You can drop off party supplies such as balloons, decorations and food/drinks anytime before your party as long as you give us a heads up.
Q - What is your cancellation policy?
A - You can cancel with a full refund up to 1 month before your party date. If you cancel the week of your party, we do our best to help you reschedule.
Q - Can we come in to see if my child likes it?
A - I highly recommend you come check out the space if you haven't already. You can get a good idea of the layout and we can discuss more in person. We are generally open M-Sat 10-5 at the moment.
Q - Will you contact us after we book a date?
A - Yes, we we will call you to go over all of the details the week of your party. Feel free to call us at anytime beforehand with questions.
Thanks for your interest! Let us know if you have any additional questions.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-670-4000 x1