Best Birthday Parties With A Twist
Mums & Bubs
By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist
Juggling clowns, face-painting fairies & brightly coloured party-room hire…feel all too familiar? Want to spice up your child’s next birthday party? One of Sydney’s best birthday parties with a twist could be just the party with a difference you’re after! Children will be delighted to score an invite to one of these weird and wonderful parties, sure to make their birthday one to remember.
1. Platinum Restaurants – Casa Dining Pizza Making Party
They throw the party, and kids throw the dough! Hosted by Casa’s Italian pizza maestro’s, kids will be taken through the whole messy process from mixing, making and kneading the dough to pizza acrobatics and entertainment. Party packages include soft drink on arrival, a 1.5 hour class, and ice-cream to finish. Held at your choice of Blackbird Cafe on Cockle Bay Wharf or Casa Ristorante Italiano on King Street Wharf (who also offer free face painting and fairy floss every weekend from 12-4pm!). This is a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves, utterly delicious birthday party with a twist that kids won’t soon forget.
2. Slumber Club - Bespoke Teepees
If your little one is set on a sleepover for their birthday party, Slumber Club will be your saviour, bringing you something really special. Choose from one of their four unique teepee themes that will have the kids saying "Wow!": Marshmallow Dreams, Boho Magic, Dreamland or Boys Will Be Boys. The Slumber Club team will set it all up for you (phew!), and each teepee comes complete with a mattress, sheets, blankets and accessories like breakfast trays with nightlights to keep the kids comfy and cosy.
You can even put the Slumber Club in charge all the games and activities, from treasure hunts and building workshops, to an outdoor cinema using an old sheet as a screen team...and they'll return the next day with coffee for parents in hand, to deconstruct and collect everything.
3. Flying Yogis
Whether at their Bondi Junction or Five Dock studio or at a venue of your choice, Flying Yogis offer a birthday party option that is so much fun, that kids won’t even know it’s healthy and enforcing positive behaviour such as cooperation, mindfulness and bonding! A birthday party with Flying Yogis may consist of yoga, dance, movement, acrobatics and partner work, gym skills and circuits, hula-hooping, hip hop dance classes; or sustainable arts & crafts. Flying Yogis aim to host sustainable parties- their philosophy being to only throw one garbage bag away at the end of any event. They provide all non-disposable cutlery, crockery, tables/cloths; serviettes etc and clean up completely at the end.
4. Nutty Scientists
Nutty Scientists provide a unique and fun way for children to learn about science- forget clowns and superheroes, give children a chance to learn something valuable at their next birthday party! This is an exciting and participatory party, combining fun, theatre and education, creating a truly unforgettable birthday for children- and one that truly stands out from the rest. Don’t be fooled, these science-themed parties are no boring matter. They are sure to spark your child’s imagination, make children connect with the world around them and develop a solid foundation for future learning.
Wannabees birthday parties have everything a child could need- based in two great Sydney locations (Hornsby & Frenchs Forest), it’s the only party venue of its kind in Australia! Wannabees Family Play Town is a miniature city covering 1100 square metres. There are 20 fully functioning buildings for children’s imaginations to come alive in, including a police, TV, radio and fire station, hospital, post office, beauty salon and more. Helpful staff take all the burden into their hands, and packages really do give you it all: invitations, food & drink, party hosts, and cake.
6. Australian Museum
We bet you didn’t know- the Australian Museum is an awesome venue for a child’s birthday party, specifically for ages 4-8. Roars, claws and dinosaurs – children can now roar and stomp their way around the Museum with their friends and experience a birthday party they will never forget! Party packages include a dinosaur-based gallery, the chance to touch real fossils, learn about herbivores and carnivores, make-your-own clay fossil, full catering, and a party bag for every guest that comes with a hatching dinosaur! A party at the Australian Museum is set to make any dino lover’s year one to remember.
7. YMCA Bubble Sports
Make your child’s next birthday party stress-free: let the YMCA host it for you! They offer a range of active and weather-proof options available, including themed parties (from animals to pirates, fairies and superheroes), active parties (gymnastics, rock-climbing and water inflatables) and Bubble Sports, where children play games inside a giant blow-up bubble! Kids will be harnessed inside for safety, where they can bounce, bump and roll till their heart’s content. There are a heap of YMCA venues across Sydney, so throw your next party at the local Y!
8. Bricks 4 Kidz
BRICKS 4 KIDZ offer fun-filled LEGO®-themed birthday parties for children that are set to be a crowd pleaser. Children will enjoy some timeless fun- learning, building and playing with LEGO®! BRICKS 4 KIDZ will customise the party so it is perfect for your special birthday boy or girl. Kick off the action with loads of colourful free-play bricks, then keep the momentum going with LEGO®-based activities. Smiling faces, happy voices, and busy hands, these are the sights and sounds of a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® party.
9. Sylvania Par 3 Soccer Golf
Sylvania Par 3 is a picturesque, boutique Par 3 Golf Course situated on 15 acres of gorgeous flat land in the heart of the Sutherland Shire. They offer super fun children’s birthday packages that include a game of golf or soccer golf (the new craze sweeping the world!) with all equipment provided, as well as full catering, for just $20 per head! Soccer Golf requires the skills of soccer and the rules of Golf, played by kicking a soccer ball from the Tee, and trying to get it in the hole in 3 kicks. Soccer golf is a combination of golf, miniature golf and Soccer. You play golf, only you use your feet and a soccer ball. Your goal is to get the ball in the hole with as few as shots as you can. This is a party where the laughs are sure to kick off!
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