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2015-2016 Birthday Party Guide

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Contents

8 Pinball, Ping Pong, Bowling and More

18 Scavenger & Treasure Hunt Birthday Parties

12 Sweets, Cakes & Bakeries

22 Places to Party

14 Found Around Town: Best Portland Birthday Presents

30 Archery Party

16 Goody Bags & Party Supplies

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32 Entertainers


Cover illustration by BISHOP LENNON bishop-art.com

Contents phtotography by LEMONBERRY MOON lemonberrymoon.com

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It’s that time of year! The time to plan your kid’s next big birthday bash and make those special memories that will last a lifetime. Are you prepared? Well, look no further because your ultimate birthday party resource is here. As with every year, we love finding what’s new in birthday parties and listing resources in one place for easy access, because party planning can be a little overwhelming. In this year’s guide we’re featuring where to have a ball (literally!). Do your kiddos like to bowl, play pinball or ping pong? If so, check out p. 8 to find out where your young pinball wizard can have the party of a lifetime. Maybe your kids are into archery. If yes, than we can help you get started on planning an archery party on p. 30. And don’t miss out on every resource available on where to party, who to hire and where to buy the cake. Or if you’re looking for local gifts, head over to Found Around Town on p. 14 for some fun gifts made by local peeps. Looking for more party resources? Well, guess what? You can join us at our first annual Birthday Party Expo on Saturday, October 10th at OMSI from 10am-5pm to find out more information. Meet the people who help you throw the party and win prizes! We look forward to seeing you there. Party on, Kelley & Beth NW Kids Magazine | 5


Listings Academy Theater.................................................. 19 All Families Surrogacy.......................................... 34 Archers Afield........................................................ 31 Art of STEM........................................................... 18 Barre3.......................................................................2 Bennett Suzuki...................................................... 20 Bishop Lennon...................................................... 34 Chinook Book........................................................ 15 Circuit Gym............................................................ 19 Coffee Kids............................................................ 19 College Nannies.................................................... 15 Dr. Pike Dentistry for Children............................... 21 Echo Theater Company......................................... 17 Fazio Farms............................................................ 15 Glendoveer Tennis................................................. 17 Gnome’s Home...................................................... 15 Goodtime Chinese School.................................... 15 Just Between Friends............................................ 20 Kids Central Kitchen.............................................. 13 Legacy Health..........................................................3 Leisure Sports Inc Club Sport................................ 17 Little Fruit Farm..................................................... 16 Merry Kitchen....................................................... 31 Murals By Nate...................................................... 11 My Masterpiece Art Studio................................... 23 Naydenov Gymnastics.......................................... 31 Nelson Pediatric Dentistry.................................... 29 Northwest Children’s Theater................................ 19 Omega Gymnastics............................................... 11 Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation......................... 34 Out of this World Pizza.......................................... 11 Pizazz Sweets........................................................ 11 Pop and Paint........................................................ 23 Portland Children’s Museum................................ 31 Portland Life Consulting....................................... 16 Portland Parks and Recreation............................. 35 Portland Rock Gym............................................... 29 Portland Trampoline................................................7 Pottery Fun............................................................ 31 Propagize.............................................................. 15 Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge.................................... 20 Seahorses.............................................................. 15 Shaarie Torah......................................................... 20 Sit Still................................................................... 17 Spanky’s Legendary Consignment....................... 15 Spielwerk Toys....................................................... 15 Summa Academy................................................. 20 Sunset Lanes............................................................9 Super Play Oregon...................................................9 The Bull and the Bee................................................2 The Kids’ Backyard Store..........................................7 ThriftMouse Sale................................................... 34 Trinity Lutheran..................................................... 21 Tumble Bus........................................................... 35 Urban Farm Store.................................................. 34 WeVillage.............................................................. 23 World of Smiles..................................................... 33 Zenana Spa........................................................... 33 Zenger Farm.......................................................... 23 6 | NW Kids Magazine

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PINBALL, PING PONG, BOWLING, AND MORE Article and photographs by KELLEY GARDINER

Your youngster will bowl their friends over with an active party where they can all roll, throw, paddle their way to a lively and memorable birthday. From teeny-tiny steel pinballs, to bowling balls, to ping pong and skee balls, there will be plenty of fun in store when you roll into these venues for your family’s next celebration. PINBALL OUTREACH PROJECT Become pinball wizards—or at least have lots of fun trying —at Pinball Outreach Project’s new space on Fremont Street. Parties here include use of a party area with tables, and free play for up to 22 guests. No quarters are needed, and you don’t even have to be good to have a good time. Most partiers request private parties, which means exclusive use of the chiming, dinging, flashing room. Not only does Pinball Outreach Project hold pinball hours for local kids, but they also bring pinball to kids in hospitals, schools, and community centers. Visiting hospitals brings kids a small dose of normalcy in playing games, and a big dose of fun. So not only is this a fun birthday party, but you’re supporting a non-profit at the same time. $175-400 4605 NE Fremont, Suite 104 pinballoutreach.org 8 | NW Kids Magazine

GRAND CENTRAL BOWL You’ll find all kinds of fun at the slick Grand Central Bowl. Yes, of course, there’s bowling. But if you need more fun and excitement, check out the game room, featuring pop-ashot basketball, skee ball, pinball, and pool tables for your partying pleasure. Most of the party packages won’t make you choose, as they include bowling time and game tokens as well. Add on use of a private bowling lounge (swanky!) or just skip the bowling altogether, if you’d rather, and convert that bowling package into a game package. Either way, you’ll find plenty to do for all kinds of kids and interests. $16.95-25.95 per child 808 SE Morrison St. 503.231.1926 thegrandcentralbowl.com continued on p. 10


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PUNCH BOWL SOCIAL Right there in the middle of Pioneer Place, you’ll find a playground for kids and grownups alike. Thinking about a bowling party? They’ve got that. But don’t forget about the ping pong, either. Or the marbles. Not only is there pinball in the arcade, but you can also try your hand at skee ball. And if all that isn’t enough, there’s cornhole and private karaoke. We’d steer the kids away from the darts, however. Party packages start at $250 and include food, drink, and activities. 340 SW Morrison St., Third Floor 503.334.0360 punchbowlsocial.com

PIPS AND BOUNCE “We deliberately set out to create the kind of place where kids and parents and grandparents could all have a great time together,” says Pips and Bounce co-owner Michael Jung. This is no musty rec room, either. This space in the exploding Inner Eastside is light, bright, and you can expect upbeat music and delicious food. They’re glad to host kids’ parties at Pips and Bounce, but recommend players be about 10 years old to have enough hand-eye coordination to keep things fun and less frustrating. If you can’t keep it on the table though, don’t worry. That’s what the ball hoppers are for. We hear little brothers and sisters make pretty good ball hoppers, too. Minors are welcome until 9pm. $40-300. 833 SE Belmont St. 503.928.4664 pipsandbounce.com 10 | NW Kids Magazine

BIG AL’S For the kind of family party that all kids and adults will all truly enjoy, Big Al’s serves up big fun in their Beaverton and Vancouver locations. Choose a bowling party, or add on arcade games for double the pleasure. Bumpers and lightweight balls are available for younger kids’ bowling parties, so everyone can knock down a few pins here and there. Bring in your own cake if you like. $16-26 per child. 14950 SW Barrows Rd., Beaverton 503.748.6118 16615 SE 18th St., Vancouver, WA 360.944.6118 ilovebigals.com INDOOR GOALS This indoor soccer arena is any little Pele’s dream, but you’re not limited to just soccer games here. This arena can also be set up for dodgeball, flag football, or a number of your kiddos’ favorite sports. Keep Indoor Goals in mind if you’re planning a big party, as the number of guests is unlimited. The fee includes rental of the field for one hour and the party room for 45 minutes. $200. 16340 NW Bethany Ct., Beaverton 503.629.9500 indoorgoals.com SUNSET LANES When you book a party with Sunset Lanes, you don’t get just a couple of hours of bowling and shoes. You get a full-service party. with host, unlimited soda, supplies, and a souvenir bowling pin for your guest of honor. Not only that, but the birthday kid gets to take a spin in the “Ticket Tornado,” for the chance to grab as many arcade tickets as they can. How fun is THAT? Parties start at $14.95 a kid, and include bowling, game time, party supplies, and soda. 12770 SW Walker Rd., Beaverton 503.646.1116 sunsetlanes.com SUPERPLAY Their website says that “kids love bowling, laser tag, video games, and pizza” and we have to agree. Kids can bowl their little hearts out, or to mix things up, add an arcade card for each party-goer. Ply your skills at Street Basketball,


or win points landing the bouncing balls with Slam-A-Winner. Packages start at $11.95 per child for bowling parties, including bowling, shoe rental, reserved tables, pizza, and soda, as well as set-up and cleanup. Outside cakes are allowed with a paid reservation. 9300 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Beaverton 503.292.3523 superplayor.com Kelley Gardiner is a Portland native, a freelance writer and blogger, and the mother of one sweet toddler. To see what she’s up to, visit kelleygardiner.com

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Sweets, Cakes &Bakeries Candy, Ice Cream Custom Cakes and Gelato ARTISAN CAKE COMPANY ALMA CHOCOLATES almachocolate.com ALOTTO GELATO alottogelato.biz CANDY BABEL candybabel.com COOL MOON ICE CREAM coolmoonicecream.com CLOUD CITY ICE CREAM cloudcityicecream.com EB & BEAN ebandbean.com FIFTY LICKS fifty-licks.com MIO GELATO facebook.com/miogelato NECTAR FROZEN YOGURT LOUNGE nectarfroyo.com RUBY JEWEL rubyjewel.net SALT & STRAW saltandstraw.com SCOOP scooppdx.com SWEET FACTORY sweetfactory.com WHAT’S THE SCOOP? whatsthescooppdx.com

artisancakecompany.com BAKER & SPICE bakerandspicebakery.com BEAVERTON BAKERY beavertonbakery.com BLISS BAKE SHOP blisscupcakeshop.com FINALES finalesdesserts.com HELEN BERNHARD BAKERY helenbernhardbakery.com JACIVA’S jacivas.com LAURETTA JEAN’S laurettajeans.com LE COOKIE MONKEY lecookiemonkey.com LOVEJOY BAKERS lovejoybakers.com NEW CASCADIA TRADITIONAL (GLUTEN FREE) newcascadiatraditional.com PASTRY GIRL pastrygirl.com PIECE OF CAKE BAKERY pieceofcakebakery.net PIX PATISSERIE pixpatisserie.com SERIOUS CAKE seriouscake.com

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SWEET CAKES sweetcakesweb.com SWEETPEA BAKING COMPANY (VEGAN) sweetpeabaking.com THE CAKE GODDESS portlandcakegoddess.com TULA GLUTEN FREE BAKERY & CAFÉ tulabaking.com TULIP PASTRY SHOP, ST. JOHNS 503. 286.3444

Doughnuts, Cupcakes, Pies & more BLUE STAR DONUTS bluestardonuts.com

Mobile Sweet Cart Rentals & Catering ICICLE TRICYCLE MIX ‘N’ MATCH CREAMERY icicletricycles.com ONO SHAVE ICE onoshaveiceco.com SAINT CUPCAKE MELTY CART saintcupcake.com SALT & STRAW saltandstraw.com SCOOP HANDMADE ICE CREAM scooppdx.com VOODOO VAN voodoodoughnut.com

COCO DONUTS cocodonuts.com CUPCAKE JONES cupcakejones.net CUPCAKE MAMA everythingaboutweb.com/classes/table_files/ tables_example.htm# ORGANIC ISLAND SHAVE ICE www.facebook.com/OrganicIslandShaveIce PETUNIA’S PIES & PASTRIES petuniaspiesandpastries.com PIEKU facebook.com/PiekuPie PIE SPOT pie-spot.com PIP’S ORIGINAL DOUGHNUTS facebook.com/PipsOriginal SAINT CUPCAKE saintcupcake.com VOODOO DOUGHNUT voodoodoughnut.com NW Kids Magazine | 13


FOUND Portland Sasquatchie, a Handmade Stuffed Animal, Yarnies by Mikey at Land, $24

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around Town

PDX Carpet T by Freckled Threads, $25 on etsy.com

Dream Animals Fairy Dream Large Print by Emily Winfield Martin, $32, emilywinfieldmartin.com Eagle Rock Jacquard Hooded Towel by Pendleton, $50,

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Wildwood Series at Green Bean Books, $29, greenbeanbookspdx.com

Dear Portland, I Love You Organic Baby Onesie by Garbella, $22 on etsy.com

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Hula Hoops made in Portland by Canyon Hoops, $25

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Goody Bags & Party Supplies BALLOONS ON BROADWAY balloonsonbroadway.com BLACK WAGON blackwagon.com BOOM BOOM’S BALLOONS boomboomsballoons.com THE BULL AND THE BEE bullandbeebaby.com CARGO cargoimportspdx.com CHILD’S PLAY childsplayportland.com COFFEE KIDS facebook.com/coffeekidspdx COLLAGE collagepdx.blogspot.com EGG PRESS eggpress.com FANCY THAT shop-fancythat.com FINAL TOUCH BALLOONS finaltouchballoons.com

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FINNEGAN’S TOYS & GIFTS finneganstoys.com LITTLE LARK alittlelark.com PAPER SOURCE paper-source.com PARTY CITY partycity.com PARTY MART partymart.com PRESENTS OF MIND presentsofmind.tv SEAHORSES seahorsespdx.com SPIELWERK TOYS spielwerktoys.com THE LIPPMAN COMPANY lippmancompany.com THE PARTY PLACE thepartyplacepdx.com


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Scavenger and Treasure Hunt Parties We go to tons of birthday parties and some of our favorites and most remembered by our kids have included a scavenger or treasure hunt. Hunts can be custom designed around any birthday theme, location and to the ability of your partygoers. The most recent treasure hunt we went on included clues, a treasure map and some wildly giggling girls who loved the thrill of both finding the clues and the treasure. Another hunt we’ve seen was designed for older kids in our neighborhood that featured landmarks and ice cream! Whatever route you choose, be cautioned that hunts sometimes take longer than expected, so plan accordingly, and if possible send only 1-2 adults along while prepping other party activities at the birthday site. HUNTS DEFINED: Treasure hunts are great for littles. You can write simple clues/and or riddles for an adult reader or you can draw the clues on a map. Depending on the size of your group, you could break into smaller groups to make the hunt more manageable. Scavenger Hunts include lists of items to find that drive partygoers from place to place. The clues and solving of riddles can lead to a larger prize and winner at the end, and typically involves a time limit.

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WHAT YOU NEED: Prizes or treasure Clues (as simple or as complex as you like) Location & theme WHAT YOU DO:

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Pick your location Write and plan clues (and a map if using)

At time of hunt, separate into groups for scavenger hunt and for treasure hunts if a large group

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Placesto Party Animals A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE wildsideoregon.org OREGON ZOO oregonzoo.org

Aquarium OREGON COAST AQUARIUM aquarium.org PORTLAND AQUARIUM portlandaquarium.net

Art & Craft 100TH MONKEY 100thmonkeystudio.com ART ALA CARTE artalacartepdx.com BLUE PLUME STUDIO blueplumestudio.com CERAMICAFE-ART LOUNGE ceramicafenw.com CHOCOLATE CRAFT STUDIO chocolatecraftkits.com COLLAGE collagepdx.blogspot.com FANCY THAT shop-fancythat.com LET IT BEAD letitbeadportland.com MIMOSA STUDIOS mimosa-studios.com MY MASTERPIECE ART STUDIO mymasterpieceartstudio.com 22 | NW Kids Magazine

MULTNOMAH ARTS CENTER multnomahartscenter.org POP AND PAINT popandpaint.com PORTLAND CHILD ART STUDIO portlandchildartstudio.org POTTERY FUN potteryfunpdx.com SCRAP scrappdx.com SPARKS ART CENTER sparksartcenter.com THE CRAFT FACTORY craftfactorypdx.com YOUNG ART LESSONS youngartusa.co VIBE OF PORTLAND vibepdx.org

Bounce JJ JUMP jjjump.com G6 AIRPARK g6airpark.com SKY HIGH SPORTS jumpskyhigh.com PUMP IT UP pumpitupparty.com

Bowling ALLEN’S CROSLEY LANES crosleylanes.com GRAND CENTRAL BOWL thegrandcentralbowl.com


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Places to Party KELLOGG BOWL kelloggbowl.com MILWAUKIE BOWL milwaukiebowl.com NICOLI’S GRILL & SPORTS BAR sportsatnicolis.com SUNSET LANES sunsetlanes.com

ALL STAR DANCE ACADEMY asdaonline.biz BODYVOX bodyvox.com/event-space DANCEWORKS DANCE STUDIO danceworkswa.com DO JUMP! dojump.org

SUPER PLAY superplayor.com

GYM NEST thegym-nest.com

TIGARD BOWL tigardbowl.com

METRO GYMNASTICS CENTER metrogymnastics.com

WILSONVILLE LANES wilsonvillelanes.com

Climb CIRCUIT BOULDERING GYM thecircuitgym.com CLUBSPORT clubsports.com/oregon PORTLAND PARKS AND RECREATION portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/430541 PORTLAND ROCK GYM portlandrockgym.com STONEWORKS CLIMBING GYM belay.com

Cooking KIDS CENTRAL KITCHEN cookincolor.com MERRY KITCHEN themerrykitchen.com PIZZAZZ pizazzsweets.com 24 | NW Kids Magazine

Dance, Gymnastics & Yoga

NAYDENOV GYMNASTICS ngymnastics.com OMEGA GYMNASTICS omega-gymnastics.com OREGON GYMNASTICS ACADEMY ogagym.org PRECISION ELITE GYMNASTICS precisionelitegymnastics.com STYLE SHOCK CHEER AND DANCE styleshockcheeranddance.com THE ART OF MOVEMENT theartofmovementstudio.com THE CHILDREN’S GYM childrensgym.com TUMBLE BUS tumblebuspdx.com VELOCITY ATHLETIX velocityathletix.com WESTSIDE DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ACADEMY westsideacademy.com


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Places to Party Fairy & Tea Party DOLLHOUSE TEAROOM dollhousetearoom.com

Farm BELLA ORGANIC FARM bellaorganic.com FAZIO FARMS faziofarms.com KRUGER’S FARM MARKET krugersfarmmarket.com LEE FARM leefarmsoregon.com OLD MCDONALD’S FARM, INC. oldmcdonaldsfarm.org PLUMPER PUMPKIN PATCH & TREE FARM plumperpumpkins.com RASMUSSEN FARMS rasmussenfarms.com ZENGER FARM zengerfarm.org

Firehouse BELMONT FIREHOUSE jeffmorrisfoundation.com

Fishing RAINBOW TROUT FARM rainbowtroutfarm.com

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Fun Center BIG AL’S ilovebigals.com CHUCK E CHEESE chuckecheesepizza.com DIZZY CASTLE dizzycastle.com ELECTRIC CASTLE’S WUNDERLAND wunderlandgames.com ENCHANTED VILLAGE enchantedvillage.com FAMILY FUN CENTER fun-center.com OAKS PARK oakspark.com SAFARI SAMS jungleoffun.com THE GAMEROOM gameroompdx.com

Horseback Riding COWBOY JERRY’S HORSES cowboyjerryshorses.com ONCE UPON A HORSE onceuponahorse.com QUARRY RIDGE FARM quarryridgefarm.com RIVER RANCH EQUESTRIAN DAY CAMP riverranchhorses.com SKYLINE EQUESTRIAN CENTER skylineeq.com THE LITTLE CORRAL thelittlecorral.com


Movies Karaoke VOICEBOX KARAOKE LOUNGE voiceboxpdx.com

ACADEMY THEATER academytheaterpdx.com FAMILY CINEMAS familycinemas.com

Laser Tag Museums & Go Karts A.C. GILBERT’S DISCOVERY VILLAGE LASERPORT laserportofbeaverton.com MALIBU RACEWAY maliburaceway.com SYKART INDOOR RACING sykart.com ULTRAZONE LAZER TAG ultrazoneportland.com

Legos BRICKS 4 KIDZ bricks4kidz.com BRICKS & MINIFIGS® bricksandminifigs.com LITTLE ENGINEERS little-engineers.com ENGINEERING FOR KIDS engineeringforkids.com/location/portlandmetro

acgilbert.org

OREGON RAIL HERITAGE CENTER orhf.org/oregon-rail-heritage-center PORTLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM portlandcm.org

Pampering & Haircuts PIGTAILS & CREWCUTS pigtailsandcrewcuts.com SIT STILL sitstillkids.com

Picnics OREGON GARDEN oregongarden.org PORTLAND PARKS AND RECREATION portlandonline.com/parks/finder

Martial Arts Pizza Parties

AIM HIGH MARTIAL ARTS aimhighma.org NINJA SHOOL portlandninjaschool.com TULEN CENTER tulencenter.com

JOHN’S INCREDIBLE PIZZA johnspizza.com MISSISSIPPI PIZZA mississippipizza.com OUT OF THIS WORLD PIZZA outofthisworld.net PAPA’S PIZZA papaspizza.net NW Kids Magazine | 27


Soccer

Places to Party

LIL’ KICKERS pdxlilkickers.com

Play GYMBOREE gymboreeclasses.com MUNCHKIN PLAYLAND munchkinplayland.com PLAY BOUTIQUE playboutique.com PLAYDATE PDX playdatepdx.com WEVILLAGE wevillage.com

Ice Skating LLOYD CENTER ICE RINK lloydcenterice.com MOUNTAIN VIEW ICE ARENA mtviewice.com SHERWOOD ICE ARENA sherwoodicearena.com WINTERHAWKS SKATING CENTER winterhawksskatingcenter.com

Roller Skating GRESHAM SKATE WORLD greshamskateworld.com OAKS PARK oakspark.com/roller-skating.html MT. SCOTT COMMUNITY CENTER portlandoregon.gov/parks/60409

Science MAD SCIENCE portland.madscience.org 28 | NW Kids Magazine

PORTLAND FUTSAL portlandfutsal.com SOCCERPLEX portlandsoccerplex.com TUALATIN INDOOR SOCCER tualatinindoor.com

Sports & Active Play ARCHERS AFIELD archersafield.com GLOWING GREENS MINIATURE GOLF glowinggreens.com LUMBERYARD lumberyardmtb.com THE LITTLE GYM thelittlegym.com THE PLAYGROUND GYM theplaygroundgym.com TRACKERS EARTH trackerspdx.com

Water Play CHILDREN OF THE SEA childrenofthesea.com EVERGREEN WINGS & WAVES WATERPARK evergreenmuseum.org/waterpark/ NORTH CLACKAMAS AQUATIC PARK pdxsurf.com PORTLAND PARKS AND RECREATION Multiple Locations portlandoregon.gov/parks SAFE SPLASH SWIM SCHOOL safesplash.com TUALATIN HILLS PARKS & RECREATION DISTRICT Multiple Locations thprd.org


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ARCHERY PARTY! Article and Photographs by ELIZABETH SPRAGUE

We celebrated Joshua’s 6th Birthday with an Archery Party this year. Having three (almost four!) boys, this was long overdue and it was so much fun! Just like the Arcade Party this was a party that also involved a paid party room and activity. This meant that all I had to do was add a few creative touches and the rest was taken care of!

I am a big fan of cupcakes over a cake for the simple reason of less mess. They are already to be handed out, no cutting or fighting over the corner pieces! These toothpicks made the perfect “arrows” for my fondant targets.

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AMAZING! I was more than slightly fearful of a room full of 4-8 year olds shooting real bows and arrows, but our party helper was a pro and kept everything safe and fun.

I ordered the favors from Play Safe Toys. Can I just say… These. Are. Awesome. And foam tipped, whew! Each boy was able to take home a bow and three arrows as their party favor. The Birthday Boy even got a matching quiver! Order extra because your husband will want one…. and so will you!

Elizabeth Sprague owns Lemonberry Moon Inc., a photography and party planning boutique. Born and raised in Portland, she lives in Tigard with her husband and five boys. They welcomed their youngest this July and yes, his first birthday theme has already been chosen! Her work can be seen at lemonberrymoon.com


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Entertainers Balloon Artists

JOE MISHKIN, “NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE” joemishkin.com MR. DOMINIC joyentertainers.com

SLIGHTLY TWISTED BALLOONS slightlytwistedballoons.com TUXEDO JIMMY tuxedojimmy.com

Bugs & Reptiles MR. LIZARD misterlizard.com THE BUG CHICKS thebugchicks.com THE REPTILE MAN oregonreptileman.com

Circus Act HEATHER PEARL heatherpearl.org MOTION MAGIC motionmagic.net

Clowns BJ THE CLOWN bjtheclown.com BIZZY THE CLOWN bizzytheclown.com BUTTON THE CLOWN clownsportland.com CHA CHA THE CLOWN chachatheclown.com 32 | NW Kids Magazine

NIKKI BROWN CLOWN Facebook: PDXBrownClown OLIVE AND DINGO oliveanddingo.com

Face Painters FANCY FACES BY AMY fancyfacesbyamy.com MYSTIQUE’S FANCY FACES mystiquesfancyfaces.com NICOLE’S FACE PAINTING nicolesfacepainting.com SHINING FACES shiningfaces.com THE GILDED CAT thegildedcat.com TINA CONNOLLY tinapaints.com

Magicians ALEXANDER, MASTER OF MARVELS parlorofwonders.com BRIAN PROCTOR MAGIC brianproctormagic.com DAVE AND HELEN EMERY emagicland.com JIMMY KING PARTY MAGICIAN rabbitinahat.com MAGIC OF SETH PRODUCTIONS magicofseth.com PRESTO THE MAGICIAN prestothemagician.com

Musicians JOHNNY & JASON johnnyandjason.com


LORNA MILLER westernhummingbird.com MO PHILLIPS mophillips.com MR. BEN mrbenmusic.com TALLULAH’S DADDY tallulahsdaddy.webs.com THE ALPHABETICIANS thealphabeticians.com

Puppet Shows DRAGON THEATER PUPPETS AND PRINCESSES dragontheater.com PENNY’S PUPPETS PRODUCTIONS pennypuppets.com RED YARN redyarnprojects.blogspot.com TEARS OF JOY THEATER tojt.org

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Are you planning your kiddo’s next birthday party? Stop by the NW Kids Birthday Party Expo and find out how to plan the best party ever! • Discover all kinds of parties from themed to action • Learn about birthday party venues, purveyors and performers • Raffle and goody bags for attendees while supplies last

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