2016 Birthday Guide

. April 30, 2016.
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What’s the first date in the calendar that any child memorizes? Their birthday, of course! Whether you’re planning a big blowout bash or a small gathering of friends and family, our birthday guide can help you. From bowling to video games to  playgrounds, our birthday guide has something for everyone!

Entertainment


Colors the Clown

734-428-7926 | colorstheclownandco.com

Animals, magic and Colors the Clown come together to throw a unique birthday experience. Colors has been perfecting her act, which includes face-painting and an animal magic show, since 1992. Her performances also include a petting zoo with farm animals.

GameCrazy

1-888-554-2632 | gamecrazyparty.com

A gaming company that comes to you, GameCrazy can customize your child’s party with themes like Laser Tag, Angry Birds, Minecraft, Video Games, Obstacle Course or any multiple combination. For ages 6 and up.

Jump Around Parties

734-971-3100 | coppertom.com

Featuring award-winning children’s performer Copper Tom, Jump Around Parties brings musical party entertainment for young children in a series of short, fun activities to keep kids interested and engaged and includes  sing-a-longs, interactive games, puppets, a Birthday Parade, a special Dance Party, Magic Bubbles and more. For ages 1-8. 

Mister Laurence

misterlaurence.com

Enthusiasm and original rock music abounds when parents bring in Mister Laurence and his Play Money Band. Two different packages are available, a 10-minute economy show perfect for little ones, or a longer 30-minute set that will have the whole party rockin’ out! According to Laurence, his rock show is perfect for kids age 2-200!

Bricks for Kidz

734-719-0303 | bricks4kidz.com

A party with an educational twist, Bricks for Kidz uses LEGOs as building blocks to help children learn S.T.E.M. concepts. Parties consist of LEGO based activities and games led by a Bricks for Kidz party leader. Bricks for Kidz even takes the stress out of managing the party to taking care of invitations and thank you notes. For ages 3-13.

Crazy Craig Family Comedy Juggling Variety Show

419-410-5925 | bookastar.com/CraigCrazy

Crazy Craig brings everything he needs for his family-friendly juggling and comedy show — that includes bowling balls, unicycles and machetes. Craig can adjust his interactive show to the smallest of performance venues, so don’t fear that there won’t be enough space.

Cakes


Baker’s Nook

901 W. Michigan Ave. | Saline
734-429-1320 | thebakersnook.com

Founded in 1994, Baker’s Nook makes custom cakes and cupcakes the day they are scheduled to be picked up so that food is never frozen and always tastes fresh. Parents that are too busy to drop by can place an order online and have their cake shipped right to the door!

Gwen’s Cake Decorating and Etc.

5714 Blue Grass Lane
734-429-2039 | gwenscakedecorating.com

Cakes, cookies, pies, pastries; there doesn’t seem to be an end to what Gwen’s team can tackle, as long as it’s baked. Gwen’s also has an extensive list of flavors and fillings, all of which can be found online.

Cakes by Rubina

1689 Plymouth Rd.
734-730-5090 | cakesbyrubina.com

Cakes by Rubina accepts custom pan and tiered cake orders, but don’t miss their unique options — 3D sculpted custom cakes can look (and taste) like nothing kids have ever seen, and there are plenty of egg-free, gluten-free and vegan options for children with dietary restrictions.

Tasty Bakery

416 W. Huron St. Suite 24
734-707-1046 | tastysansgluten.com

Tasty Bakery is on a mission to prove to skeptics that gluten free cakes are just as, if not more delicious, than anything else on the market! Six-inch or 10-inch vanilla or chocolate cakes work well whatever the size of the party, and every selection is hand-made from scratch, using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

The Cupcake Station

116 E. Liberty St.
734-222-1801 | cupcakestation.com

Skip the slicing and order from The Cupcake Station. With over 25 different cupcake selections that change seasonally, cupcakes come in three sizes, and online ordering makes things easy.

Venues


Revel and Roll

1950 S. Industrial Hwy.
734-665-4474 | revelandroll.com

With private rooms and a dedicated personal party planner, Revel and Roll has the ability to customize your child’s party any way you want it. Private rooms, huge TV’s, an arcade and of course bowling means that party-goers have plenty of options to fend off boredom. Three different packages cover everyone’s budget for dining and entertainment options.

Planet Rock

82 Aprill Dr. 
734-827-2680 | planet-rock.com

Two different kinds of parties are offered at Planet Rock. Clip and Climb parties give children access to any climbing wall in the facility and serves as a good introduction to new climbers. Belay lessons are for older children aged 14 and up. Private party rooms are available.

Kidopolis

509 State Cir.
734-769-0263 | kidopolis.net

Imaginations run wild at Kidopolis, an interactive experiential learning space for kids. At Kidopolis, children explore different themed rooms — like an enchanted forest, police station and more — and use their imagination to create a play, or just have fun with one another. Birthday parties include party setup and a birthday gift.

Jungle Java

3900 Jackson Rd.
734-926-2990 | junglejavaplay.com

The minds behind Jungle Java understand that corralling a group of youngsters can be exhausting. That’s why they provide a jungle play area for kids to run around while parents relax on a leather couch, listen to calming music and enjoy some coffee. Healthy food options for kids and adults are available.

Zap Zone

4177 Carpenter Rd. | Ypsilanti
734-930-6670 | zap-zone.com

Zap Zone features three different birthday packages, and while laser tag is the highlight, there are plenty of other options for kids to have fun. Pizza and soda are available, and the guest of honor can receive special gifts like t-shirts and future passes.

The Scrap Box

581 State Cir.
734-994-0012 | scrapbox.org

Craft-loving kids and parents can host a party at The Scrap Box in the special workshop/party room. Party hosts can select either a child-centered or family-centered party and decide on a project for everyone to make and take home. At the end of the party, children get to fill a goodie bag from the bulk room. Children must be at least in kindergarten.