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Birthday Parties

What is entailed in a bookstore birthday party?

We will work with you to ensure that the party is designed to meet your needs. Below are examples of birthday parties that we have organized.
 

Standard Party ($15 per child):

Parties are approximately 2 hours in length and full of literary fun for children aged 3-12. 

Includes:
Planning Session: Half hour planning session with a staff member prior to the party.
One Hour of private use of the store and one hour at Nedley's Ice Cream and Cafe for cake and ice cream
Party Host: One dedicated party host who assists you with setup, cleanup and activities
Story/Discussion Time: 15 to 20 minutes of story time or a book discussion by the party host
Activity: Coloring sheets (and crayons/tolls) that are specific to the birthday party or another game/activity if desired/appropriate
Goodie Bags: All children that RSVP will receive a goodie bag including a book or a store gift certificate, another related goodie, and a treat
Wish List: An on-line wish list will be created that can be shared with party invitees
Decorations: 12 helium filled balloons for decoration inside the store and some non-helium balloons outside along with a chalkboard welcome message


Popular Themes (3 - 7):

Dr. Suess
Mo Willems (Elephant & Piggie, Pigeon, etc.)
Pete the Cat
Disney
Eric Carle
Sandra Boynton

Popular Themes (8 - 12):

Geronimo Stilton
I Survived
Who Is/Was?

Harry Potter
 

Simple Party ($50):

Looking for something less elaborate?  Parties are approximately 1.5 hours in length and still full of fun for children aged 3 - 7.

Includes:
Half an Hour of private use of the store and one hour at Nedley's Ice Cream and Cafe for cake and ice cream
Party Host: One dedicated party host who assists you with setup, cleanup and activities
Story/Discussion Time: 15 to 20 minutes of story time or a book discussion by the party host
Wish List: An on-line wish list will be created that can be shared with party invitees
Decorations: Balloons outside along with a chalkboard welcome message

 

Slumber Party ($50 per child):

Parties are from 8 pm to 8 am for children aged 8 - 12 for a maximum of 8 children.

Includes:
Planning Session: Half hour planning session with a staff member prior to the party.
Domino's Pizza
Nedley's Ice Cream Cake
Morning Fresh Bakery Donuts
Party Host: One dedicated party host 
Discussion Time: 30 minutes of discussion about popular books for the age
Books: Each child will be able to pick out one paperback book
Movie: We will show up to 2 movies for the children
Games: Games will be organized for the children
Wish List: An on-line wish list will be created that can be shared with party invitees
Decorations: Balloons outside along with a chalkboard welcome message
 

 

There’s also free gift-wrapping for any gifts purchased off of a wish list!