SIMPLYkc Magazine July 2016

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BY TINA KLUGMAN

Photo / Young Chefs Academy

PARENTING

IMPRESS YOUR KID’S FRIENDS WITH THESE UNIQUE BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS Year after year, parents tend to repeat birthday party themes and locations. Why not try something different? There are so many fun and unique entertainment companies that will come to you while handling every party detail, ensuring a totally stress-free experience for you! Here are some unique birthday party ideas to surprise and delight your child and their party guests.

kids through the painting process step-by-step, and guests leave with their very own masterpiece. Children’s parties cost $25 per painter, with a minimum of eight painters.

Abracadabra Extravaganza

Let Exotics-R-Us bring the zoo to your party! The Wildlife Education Exhibitors with Exotics-R-Us have been showing animals, or “animal ambassadors,” for more than a decade. Wildlife Education Exhibitor Jennifer Kasserman and another handler are always on hand. They introduce and share information about each of the animals to the audience. A one-hour party with six to nine different species of animals costs less than $300.

913.244.9122 • abracadabraextravaganza.com

Is your child intrigued by magic? Abracadabra Extravaganza offers magic shows, face painting, caricatures, juggling, balloon sculpting, bounce houses, and more. The professional magicians at Abracadabra Extravaganza have years of specialized training and experience putting on fantastic shows — complete with comedy. Birthday guests will experience lots of fun interaction during the shows, and the best part? They come to you!

Apple Pie Painting 913.602.8296 • applepiepainting.com

Painting parties are all the rage lately. Kansas City-based Apple Pie Painting is entirely mobile and brings everything needed for such an activity, including tablecloths and aprons. They handle all the setup and cleanup. All you need to provide are tables, chairs, and birthday guests! A skilled artist will guide

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Exotics-R-Us 816.674.7277 • kcexoticsrus.com

Mad Science of Greater Kansas City 913.888.8877 • kansascity.madscience.org

Who knew you could get a fun education at a birthday party? Mad Science parties provide high-energy, interactive shows. Kids can learn to make long and stretchy putty, slime, or a bouncy super ball. Extra party options include a rocket launch, a fog bubble shower, indoor lighting, tesla foil, cotton-candy making, a hovercraft ride, and more. Despite how it sounds, Mad Science