Birthday Party Guide

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Monterey Bay Birthday Resources: Monterey  Mommies

While I love nothing more than throwing a large theme party at our house for the kiddo, sometimes it’s best to just let someone else do all the work. Give yourself a break this year and make a call to one of these great Monterey Bay area birthday party resources!


pony3.jpg (66845 bytes)A Pony Party by Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

19805 Pesante Rd. Salinas, CA


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We at the Monterey Bay Equestrian Center take pride in offering to you our ponies. They are available for private and corporate parties, church and school fundraisers and civic events. The ponies are well taken care of and are accustomed to being around the hustle and bustle of parties and festivals. We are fully licensed and insured and all of our animals are U.S.D.A. inspected.

For private parties, one of our wonderful ponies is brought to your home, a park or other suitable place, saddled up and led around for the children by one of our staff.

 California Pizza Kitchen

1100 Del Monte Center Monterey, CA


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Perfect for a low-key party with a large group of kiddos, especially before or after a movie! Located in the Del Monte Mall.

San Francisco Bay Area Party Game Rentals Logo  Let’s Party and Cathy’s Action-Packed Fun Jumps

1100 Del Monte Center Salinas, CA


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Committed to providing value-laden services and quality customer assistance, Let’s Party Salinas offers a complete service for amusement rental, custom-fit, tailored and fun-packed solutions for your events, family interactive entertainment, picnic, corporate gathering, promotions and other party rentals.

We are a trusted provider of a wide selection of Photo Booth Rentals, Mechanical Rides, Rock Walls, Arcade Games, Dance Parties, Cotton Candy Machines, Margarita Machines, Water Attractions, Casino Tables, Carnival Games, Inflatables & Bounce Houses, Slides, Snow Machines, Karaoke Machine Rentals, our AWESOME Video Game Trailer, an actual ice skating rink to rent, Obstacle Courses and SO MUCH MORE! See our sitemap to locate specific games and rentals. If you don’t see what you want, contact us for assistance.

Century Theatre Del Monte

1700 Del Monte Center Monterey, CA


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Lights, Camera, Action! A Cinemark theatre is a great place to host your child’s birthday party!

Cinemark offers party packages and amenities that will leave any birthday boy or girl feeling like a real star! Packages vary by location. Contact your local Cinemark Theatre Manager for more details.

Star Treatment for your Birthday Boy or Girl See a Movie after the party Leave the work and clean-up to us! With Cinemark, it’s easy to make your next Birthday Production a Real Award Winner. Contact your local theatre manager and make your reservations today!

Chuck E. Cheese’s

1447 N Davis Rd Salinas, CA


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When you have a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s, you always party like a rock star. Celebrate with a special birthday show with Chuck E. himself. Plus, all your guests will eat pizza, play games, and take home great rock star souvenirs.

Cinemark Monterey Cannery Row XD

640 Wave Street Monterey, CA


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Lights, Camera, Action! A Cinemark theatre is a great place to host your child’s birthday party!

Cinemark offers party packages and amenities that will leave any birthday boy or girl feeling like a real star! Packages vary by location. Contact your local Cinemark Theatre Manager for more details.

Star Treatment for your Birthday Boy or Girl See a Movie after the party Leave the work and clean-up to us! With Cinemark, it’s easy to make your next Birthday Production a Real Award Winner. Contact your local theatre manager and make your reservations today!

Conquest Laser Tag

P.O. Box 222516 Carmel, California


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Conquest Laser Tag provides a mobile live-action gaming experience called Battlefield Live. Our service provides laser tag with a hi-tech, modern twist. Featuring real-time hit feedback as well as real-time stats, Battlefield LIVE is a live-action play inspired by popular video games like the “Call of Duty” or “HALO” series. And when we say mobile we mean we are 100% mobile. We bring the action to you!

All of our party packages includes a Mission Director/Referee who manages the entire event. Our professional staff is experienced in managing large and small groups to maximize playing time and fun. We do everything, so sit back and relax! Our professional and courteous staff runs the event from start to finish. You don’t have to lift a finger, unless of course you want to wrap one around a trigger and join in on the fun.

Elite Elite Gymnastic Academy

518 Work St. Salinas, California


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We offer a fun and healthy way to celebrate your child’s birthday.

Our instructors guide the party children through 60 minutes of structured gymnastics stations and activities that include a creative warm-up, obstacle course, apparatus use, and tumble trak. Following the gymnastics portion of the party, the children are brought to the birthday area. The children enjoy the refreshments that you provide and gift opening for the remaining 30 minutes of the party time under your supervision.

Parties are for children 5 to 13 years old. No gymnastics experience is necessary. Children should wear elastic waist bottoms with a t-shirt that can tuck in or a leotard. Please no clothing with zippers, snaps, buckles or buttons. Leave all jewelry at home. Long hair should be pulled back. All participants parents will be required to sign a medical waiver prior to the child going out onto the gym floor. For the safety of the children, they are not permitted back into the gym area once the 60 minutes of gym time is over.

Parties are held on Saturdays 2:30 to 4:00 and Sundays by special request.

 First Impressions Party Supply

600 E. Franklin Street Suite K Monterey, CA


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We offer a fun and healthy way to celebrate your child’s birthday.

Our Event Room is outfitted with the latest game consoles and multiplayer games. These consoles are networked for team and cooperative play. There are four 42″ flatscreen displays.

Fill our Event Room with guests to your next Tea Party. Take your guests to the fabled Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with props and treats from the beloved story of Alice in Wonderland. You can also turn it into a classroom in which you may host your own cupcake making party!

  Garland View Stables

456 West Carmel Valley Rd Carmel Valley, CA


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You invite the guests, we bring the pony fun!

Horsin’ Around Traveling Pony Parties is a family run business out of Corral de Tierra, CA. With our gentle, reliable ponies and small horse, we provide unforgettable entertainment at any social gathering.

We have been partying with our ponies since March 2010 and have been loving them for over 15 years. From Birthday parties, school events, corporate events, farmer’s markets to local festivities…we bring our ponies anywhere they are invited. Ride our ponies and get your picture taken too! We look forward to joining you at your next event.

 Happily Ever LaughterHappily Ever Laughter


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If you would like to make a child’s birthday party magical, you’ve come to the right place. Our children’s party performers are as friendly as they are versatile.

We offer many types of characters, and fun kids birthday party activities like face painting, puppet shows, and magic shows.

 Horse  Hidden Hills Ranch

19014 Pesante Rd Prunedale, CA


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What We Will Provide:

• Party will begin with a ranch tour • Tour of our ranch and animals • Picnic Area with tables • Staff to assist with your party • Petting Zoo OR pony rides for each child

 2014-11-08_2211  iFly

31310 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City, CA


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Your birthday only comes once a year-why not go all out?

iFLY offers birthday party packages for ages 3 to 103. For children, teens & adults, getting older never felt so exciting! No experience required…Everyone can fly!

  • All Party Packages Include:
  • Onsite party coordinator for the day of your event
  • A flight training class with a professional instructor
  • All the flight gear your party needs for flying
  • Hands on instruction with your certified flight instructor
  • DVD of your flight session

Jump-N-Around - Indoor Parties and More! Jump-N-Around

880 Tioga Ave. Sand City, CA


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We will provide everything necessary to make your party a success. Our systems make reserving your party date and time simple. We provide invitations, decorations, pizza and drinks, clean up and even the Thank You cards.

We work to have party package to fit every need. From the Mini Party to the Ultimate Party, we will work with you to find a party to fit your needs and budget.

 Picture1  Mad Science

41324 Christy Street Fremont, CA


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Fun for Today . . . Value for a Lifetime!

Mad Science birthday parties entertain children of all ages with exciting, high-energy, interactive shows that come to you. Be amazed by our birthday party shows filled with exciting, high-energy science experiments sure to “WOW” your child and their friends.

Mad Science birthday parties are very convenient. We come to your home or to a location of your choice.

Children may:

  • Learn about air pressure as our friend “Eggbert” mysteriously squeezes into his flask and then back out again.
  • Discover the properties of water by having fun with super squirt guns and by launching Alka Seltzer Rockets.
  • Produce light through the science of chemical reactions.
  • Watch the world’s smallest fireworks show . . . indoors!

Children also have the opportunity to make Mad Science Slime, super bouncy balls, or Mad Science putty. Kids are always amazed by the interactive demonstrations, the hands on activities and the super chemical reactions. And parents will love the fact that these super parties are hassle-free. We come to you and provide all the excitement.


121 General Stillwell Dr. Marina, CA


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A craft party at Michaels is easy as 1-2-3. 1. Schedule your Party 2. Pick a project 3. Celebrate the day!

We specialize in one-of-a-kind wishes and will create a party project just for your child. Michaels makes your child’s party easy, affordable and, most of all, fun!

What’s Included:

  • Fun party invitations
  • Thank-You cards and goodie bag tags
  • Project preparation
  • Keepsake apron for guest of honor
  • Crafting assistance for party guests
  • Party setup and cleanup
  • Add-on Snazaroo® face painting and a colorful balloon bouquet to personalize any party.

Don’t forget Mom or Dad can bring table decorations, goodie bags and favors, or food and drinks!

 Monterey Beach Party Monterey Beach Party

285 Figueroa St. Monterey, CA


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Happy Birthday to you! Our venue is the perfect place to celebrate YOU! We can also help you plan the perfect SURPRISE party for a special person in your life. Whether you (or they) are turning 16 or 61, we can help you plan the perfect party for your birthday boy or girl!

  Monterey Peninsula Gymnastics

1663 Catalina Street Sand City, CA


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Kids will be Flipping, Swinging, Sliding, Climbing, Jumping, Balancing, & and most importantly having a Great Time!

Our gymnastics courses include: Trampolines, Bars, Rings, Beams, Bounce House, Games & so much more!

 site logo Highway 1 Golf, Games & Grub, Monterey Mirror Maze

751 Cannery Row Monterey, CA


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It’s your day and we want to make your best party EVER!

Imagine hanging out with your friends, getting lost in a mind-bending mirror maze and then breaking the Vault with your buddies in the biggest bank heist on the Monterey Peninsula. You can’t top this! We guarantee a great time for all your guests and a special day for the birthday girl/boy.

Begin your party with unlimited visits in our mirror maze and a set number of attempts at the lazer challenge. Nothing tops hanging out with your friends and family for a long-lasting memory!

Highway 1 Golf, Games, and Grub is located next door to Monterey Mirror Maze. We have taken the traditional game of mini golf and turned down the lights and turned up the music to create a fantasy land of vibrant 3-D Glow-in-the-Dark fun and cool iconic murals.

You’ll need energy for all the fun at Highway 1 … fuel-up with our Delicious Grub! It’s the fantastic fund food you always crave. Special Combo Packages that include Mini golf, Lazer Challenge, the Mirror Maze and Speed Freak races make this deal very affordable and offer a great value for your money while on Cannery Row.

 Monterey Sports Center Monterey Sports Center

301 E. Franklin Street Monterey, CA


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Birthday parties may be held on the sun deck for $25, plus Drop-in fee for each guest. Parties are most popular during recreational swim hours so guests may use the pool during the party. Please check current recreational swimming hours to help plan the best time for your party.

If you wish to pay your guests’ Drop-in fee, you may provide a list of guests on a birthday party registration form (PDF). A limit of one table and four patio chairs are dedicated to each party on a first-come, first-served basis. An additional 6-foot folding table is included upon request.

In case of inclement weather, the sun deck will be unavailable. An alternate plan for refreshments and presents off-site will be necessary.

 Picture2 Monterey Riding Club

844 River Road Salinas, CA


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Monterey Riding Club is now hosting kids Birthday parties. Kids will enjoy horseback riding, arts and crafts and horsey games out at the ranch.

Includes: Horse rentals, photos, arts and crafts, use of picnic area and a special birthday gift for the birthday boy or girl. Catering package (Pizza, Cake and drinks) also available for an additional charge.

We can also bring the party to your home. For a Pony Express Birthday Party we will bring our adorable pony pair to your home. Kids can enjoy petting, feeding and riding our mini ponies. The ponies will stay for up to 2 hours (unless other arrangements are made) and each child will get a hand guided pony ride.

  MTH Photo Booth

81 Las Lomas Drive Watsonville, CA


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Put some “Excitement” in your event by adding a Photo Booth. It’s as fun, silly, and full of laughter. Capture the Memories that will last a lifetime. The attendant will ensure you and your guests have the best possible time, and have a keepsake from your event. You will also have the lasting memories of how much everyone enjoyed your special day by sending your guests home with a photo.

Our Photo Booth contains an LCD monitor mounted inside the booth that will display a count down before each pose and display the previous poses for you to view. You will have a high quality digital photo in 25 seconds. Our booths are very portable and will fit in any venue and are designed for all occasions. We come equipped with Props (hats, masks and other items for guests to use in the pictures). We customize your photo layout specifically for your event.

  My Museum

425 Washington Street Monterey, CA


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MY Museum sets the stage for creating that perfect birthday party for your child at competitive prices. Not only will your guests enjoy the Museum’s 7 galleries, we also offer three very exciting birthday party packages with help from a staff known for creating memorable experiences!

Make your child’s next birthday extraordinary with one of our Birthday Party Packages. You bring the cake and we’ll help with the rest!

 Flower Birthday Party decorations   Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

165 Forest Ave Pacific Grove, CA


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You’re busy. Put us to work planning the perfect birthday party for your child. Your child and their friends will have unforgettable fun. You’ll notice that the party was easy, stress-free, eco-friendly, and educational.


  • Dedicated birthday party room decorated in a Flower or a Dinosaur/Fossil theme (you choose)
  • Museum host leads fun, educational, themed birthday activities appropriate for toddlers – 3rd grade
  • Take-home party favors
  • Delicious pizza and lemonade lunch
  • Knowledge that the party is eco-friendly. Decorations were hand-made and designed for re-use. China plates and cups were purchased from local benefit shops.

   Rising Star Gymnastics

2024 Del Monte Ave Monterey, CA


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Enjoy a fun-filled gymnastics party at Rising Star. Parties include a one-hour gymnastics class and 30 minutes for cake and presents in our party room. Party guests enjoy instruction on tumbling, trampoline, bars, beam & rings. Games, relays, and pit play too! A thirty minute additional class is available upon request. Parents provide cake, party favors, beverages and decorations. The birthday child receives a Rising Star Gymnastics t-shirt!

 2014-11-08_2351 Room for Dessert

398 E Franklin St Monterey, CA


Email | Website | Facebook Birthday parties include invitations, party hats, balloons, a 6” birthday cake, birthday candle, plates, napkins and milk. Minimum number of guests 6, maximum 12.

Tea Parties: Assorted Classic Tea Sandwiches – Egg Salad, Cucumber, Prosciutto & Cheese, Jam Hearts, Scones, Sugar Cookies, Fresh Fruit and T*E*A! Minimum age for Tea Party: 5.

Decorating Parties: Cake Decorating: Each “decorator” receives a 6” two-layer cake to decorate and take home. Demonstrations, tips, techniques and supplies provided. Minimum age for decorating parties: 10.

Cookie Decorating: Each “decorator” will have one dozen themed cut cookies to decorate and take home. Demonstrations, tips, techniques and supplies provided. Minimum age for decorating parties: 10.

Gingerbread House Decorating: Each “decorator” will have a gingerbread house to decorate and take Home. This is not limited to the Christmas holidays – spring houses are just as sweet! Or a “Home Sweet Home” party for newlyweds or new babies is also a lovely time. Demonstrations, tips, techniques and supplies/candy provided. Minimum age for decorating parties: 10.

Sanctuary Rock GymSanctuary Rock Gym

1855 East Avenue Sand City, CA


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Looking for a great place to have a Birthday Party? At the Sanctuary Rock Gym we have had hundreds of B-day parties for kids ages 4 to 104. Climbing is a great way to celebrate your birthday with friends and family, and a great way to work off that cake too! We will reserve our upstairs Party Deck to use as your parties’ basecamp. The deck has two large picnic style tables with plenty of room to set up the cake, pizza and presents, and offers a great vantage point to watch all the action.

2014-11-09_0005Sanctuary Cruises

7881 Sandholdt Rd Moss Landing, CA


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If you can dream it, we can do it. Our special charters are a great way to celebrate a birthday. Your charter can be a nature cruise, a whale watching trip, a wine tasting, a catered dinner or a sunset cruise. It can be anything you want it to be! Our charters are extraordinary because we are excellent hosts; we’ll do whatever it takes to make your event shine. We have put on all sorts of fun and festive events aboard our boat. From the birthday of an 80 year old matriarch to a very private marriage proposal, we’ve seen it all. Call us to talk over ideas on your dream charter. We can make it happen.

2014-11-09_0013SPCA of Monterey

1002 Monterey-Salinas Highway Salinas, CA


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Spend your special day with the animals at the SPCA!


Monterey Bay Birthday Resources: Monterey  Mommies Sugar N Spice Studios

22746 Portola Drive Salinas CA

(831) 277-6638

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At Sugar & Spice Studios we believe that every girl is perfect exactly how she is! We embrace the fun fantasy side of girl power whether your inner girl is a diva pop star, a princess or a sparkly fairy. Plan a birthday, just-for-fun day, or simply pop in for a magical makeover experience in our completely unique party shop.

PJ Bash Super Spa Day Fairytale Enchantress Leiback Luau Pop Diva Dance Party

The Bounce Company

837 Industrial Dr Hollister, CA


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The Bounce Company was founded in 1999. It is locally owned and operated. The Bounce Company initially started by offering a variety of inflatable bounce houses to assist people in hosting a bounce house party, promotion, special event, etc., at affordable prices!

We are the only company that has Safety Entrances in all Bouncers, also Basketball Hoops in most Bouncers. And, we are fully insured.

Picture3Water City Skate

2800 Second Avenue Marina, CA


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All birthday packages during Public Session include:

  • Admission for allotted guests
  • Birthday table
  • DJ fun music
  • Paper goods provided
  • Soda
  • Birthday song
  • Free rental pass for another time

All guests young and old are encouraged to bring safety equipment ( bike helmet, knee, elbow, wrist guards) to make the experience safe and enjoyable. If you have a favorite song, requests or chicken dance, let the DJ know! You bring in your own food and cake.

Monterey Zoo Logo sml pt5Wild Things

400 River Rd Salinas, CA


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Private Birthday Parties can support groups up to 30 people ~ Lawn/picnic area only ~ not in main tent. Includes an hour and a half animal tour/presentation and two hours rental of our picnic area. You also have the choice of a jump-house rental and a 45 minute appearance by Earl the Elephant (human in costume)!

Zoom Room Dog Agility TrainingZoom Room

120 Central Ave. Pacific Grove, CA


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As a dedicated canine event center, the Zoom Room is available for private rentals to throw an amazing, unforgettable dog birthday party. You can throw a birthday party for your dog, or for your dog-loving kids. We can help with all aspects of the event – catering, decor, music, you name it! Our parties include a free mini-agility lesson for all your guests, set-up, clean-up, supervision, plates, cups, cutlery, and of course our famous Doggy Disco® with your choice of music and laser lights on the floor for the dogs to chase. We also have loads of delicious additional options to choose from, including Doggy Donuts, frozen yogurt, hats, invitations, gift bags and other treats to make the event unforgettable.

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