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An approaching birthday is a big event in a child's life. Filled with anticipation, this magical day is dreamt about long before it arrives. For a parent, the thought of organising a party can be quite daunting. So, if you want to make your child's birthday extra special this year without too much stress, have a look at our selection of great party ideas around Leinster....
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BASE is the complete entertainment venue measuring a MASSIVE 40,000 sq. ft. in size, and located in Celbridge at exit 6 off the M4 only 10 minutes from Liffey Valley! Winner of the 2014 Primary Times STAR Award for Best Party Venue in Leinster, BASE features a huge Soft Play area, Space Bumpers, 8 state of the art Bowling lanes, an American style Laser Maze and lots more!
Your dedicated party co-ordinator will help you choose from a range of themed parties to ensure that your Birthday boy or girl will have the party of their dreams in one of the 6 specially themed party rooms including: Despicable Me, Frozen, Transformers/Cars, Jungle Book/Rio, Monsters Inc and One Direction (with own private sound system).
You can choose a Softplay, Hip Hop dance party, Laser or Bowling party or combine two activities with the Combo Party option. Party packages include: A meal, unlimited juice and party bag for each child, themed party room, dedicated party host, invitations, free return pass for the birthday child & tea/Coffee for birthday boy/girl parents.
Base is also the perfect venue for any corporate outing! For older guests you can select from a range of activities and a varied menu to ensure a fantastic, fun filled day out, without the clean up afterwards! For more information see www.basecelbridge.ie . Bookings can be made by phone on 01 654 4264.
All the best parties start at Party Mad in Celbridge with their fantastic range of Costumes, Balloons and Party Supplies.
Want to dress up? Party Mad have an extensive range of children’s (and adult’s) costumes and fancy dress accessories all year round including face paints and masks. From super-heroes to villains, gangsters to clowns, princesses to pirates, they have it all!
Having a party? Party Mad have a fantastic selection of themed Party Supplies to suit every occasion. From Baby Showers to Christenings, age 1 to 100, they have something to decorate your event and transform the room into a party spot.
What’s hot? For the girls it’s got to be Frozen – yep the movie! The Elsa and Anna costumes, the banners, the loot bags, the balloons, if it’s Frozen it’s in high demand!
What’s cool? For the boys it’s got to be Jake and his pirate buddies. With a huge range of accessories turning the party into a Pirate celebration has never been easier.
The Party Mad shop is in the M4 Business Park in Celbridge, Co Kildare (behind the Applegreen). Check out www.partymad.ie or www.balloonmad.ie or contact them on 01 6247831 or email@example.com and they will be happy to help you find what you need!
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For younger children from 1st birthday up to age 5, the Gymboree Play & Music Centre in Celbridge has several different birthday party ideas involving music, colourful parachutes, bubbles. Gymboree Celbridge has a playgym filled with tunnels, slides ramps and lots more. All parties include an hour of activities led by an entertainer, half an hour of tasty party food and a party bag for each child. Also now doing special themed birthday parties -Pirates, Princesses, Sports, Super Heroes and lots more or they can tailor the entertainment to suit the child’s interests! Only ever one party in the Gym at one time. Gymboree also offer parties ‘on the go’ in your own home! Call 01 6274573. www.playandmusic.ie
Tricky Tricksters Magic Castle
The award winning Tricky Tricksters is proud to present their bestselling party options on www.magiccastle.ie. Lots of fun choices in store for all on the Parties & Pricing section with options starting at €12.50 per child. Check out the best selling Royal Party, Bumpy Boat Party and the mega Laser Storm party, Ireland’s only venue offering Laser Tag on boats! Telephone early on 045 409192 with your enquiry to book your preferred time. Newhall, Naas, Co Kildare.
If you are looking for something to liven up your party, then get a piñata from pinataspinatas.com. Piñatas are a Mexican party tradition- made from papier-mâché and decorated in bright colours with sweets inside. All the piñatas are designed and handcrafted individually and can be custom made to any shape, size or character that somebody would wish for. Why not have a favorite cartoon character or match the party theme? They are 100% Irish and can be used for any type of party. Children in particular love them, when else are they allowed to whack and hit something to their heart’s content! Most of all they are FUN. As seen on the Late Late Toy show and RTE Nationwide. Prices start at €15 upwards with delivery nationwide. Contact Ruth on 086 311 8052
Go Kids Go!
Big birthday fun for the little ones! Birthday parties at Go Kids Go are a fun filled 2 hours. Consisting of 1.5 hours play on Adventure Play Equipment including Disco Room and Football Pitch and 30 mins in one of the private themed party rooms (choose from the Princess Room, Superhero Room, Jungle Book Room or Disco Party Room Room). Food for the children is supplied - chicken nuggets, sausages, chips and juice. All special dietary requirements catered for. Unlimited juice available while playing and in the party room. Parents provide the cake and children receive a Birthday Party Goody Bag going home. A souvenir photo is given to birthday child’s parents. Invitations are included in the package. Groups catered for and there is free car parking. New to Go Kids Go! Laser Parties from 6.15pm for children age 8+. Coolmine Ind Estate Blanchardstown Visit www.gokidsgo.ie or phone 01 6405500 to book.
The Chocolate Warehouse, home to the "Irish Willa Wonka" Thomas Caffrey whose creations included the famous Caffrey's Snowballs, hold Chocolate Workshops all year round. At the 2hr interactive Chocolate Workshop enjoy the story of chocolate from the Aztecs and the cocoa bean to the factory and the process of how chocolate is made and view the mini chocolate factory. The real fun part is the "hands on" session. At the interactive workshop visitors get to enrobe, decorate and package chocolates to take home. Come and enjoy the magic and mystique and the wonder of chocolate making. Its great fun for all both young and young at heart. Ideal for Birthday Parties. The Chocolate Warehouse is exit 10 off the M50 on the Greenhills Road, Dublin 12. Ph: 01 4500080 or www.chocolatewarehouse.ie
Lullymore Heritage Park
Why settle for an ordinary party when you can have an unforgettable birthday party at Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park! It’s the perfect all year round birthday venue with a healthy mix of indoor and outdoor fun and is located only 30 miles west of Dublin near the beautiful village of Rathangan in Co. Kildare. Birthday packages at Lullymore can also explore the Park’s newly upgraded natural and heritage attractions set on over 60 acres of scenic lakes, peatland and woodland –there’s always lots to learn and discover. The average birthday party to the Park will last 3 – 4 hours, and during this time the range of activities will include: “Funky Forest” Indoor Play Centre, Road Train Trip, Super New Pet Farm, Adventure outdoor Playground & 18 hole Crazy Golf, Treasure hunt (Adults must supervise), Nature Trails & Heritage Exhibits. Also included: hot food & drink, ice cream, sweets & goodie bags, personalised posters, decorations & Hats. The only thing you need to bring is the cake and the kids!
For further information about parties available at Lullymore, please call (045) – 870238 and check the website www.lullymoreheritagepark.com. The cost of the Party is €15 per child at weekends and Bank Holidays and €14 on weekdays.
Soccer Parties at the National Aquatic Centre
The brand new Soccer Parties are jam packed with sports action including a Penalty King Competition, The Crossbar Challenge and the Champions League Final, which features a replica match ball and authentic walk on music! The 90 minute session is led by the UEFA ‘B’ License coach Graham, ensuring a great time for the kids. Fun games, skill development drills and plenty of goals are guaranteed! The birthday boy/girl will also win an engraved trophy, with other spot prizes on offer throughout the party for all participants.
They also have a flexible deal on party food with a “Bring your own Pitchside Picnic” option as well as usual Kids Meal Deal in the NAC Café. Feedback from the parties so far has been phenomenal. Why not try something that little bit different. The cost of the 90 minute Soccer Party is €105 for up to 16 children. To book please contact Gary Stewart on 016464330 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Zone, Navan
If you love Karting, Airsoft, Paintball Laser Tag, Shooting Simulator, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting or Archery then you'll love The Zone Extreme Activity Centre in Navan, Co Meath. Featuring 30,000sq.ft of fun over 2 floors with Sodi RX7 racing karts for ages 8+ and a super big dipper bridge on track for even more adrenalin action fun. With an Indoor Karting Track, an Indoor Airsoft Arena, a dedicated Archery Centre (suitable for age 8+) and a wide range of other activities, you know when you're in THE ZONE! Prices for activities start at €3 and prices for Karting start at €15. They can take bookings for Individuals, Small Groups or Large Groups and can create an extra special day for birthday parties with options starting at €18 each and all parties include: Invitations, a medal for the winner, Pizza, Cocktail Sausages & Chips with drinks. At The Zone they create a birthday that you are sure to remember! For bookings call 046 9071623 or check out www.thezone.ie
Huckleberrys Den Navan is an Indoor Soft Play Adventure Centre with an Outdoor Karting track …….all for kids! The Soft Play is suitable for kids up to 9-10 years of age and the Karting is suitable for kids between 3 and 6 years of age and is super fun! The centre keeps children physically active by crawling, climbing and exploring the fully padded structures with each session lasting 1hr 30 mins. Also importantly they strive to keep YOUR time there as comfortable as possible with café serving delicious coffee, buns and cookies, sandwiches, bagels & rolls and a Daily Hot Dish and of course Free WiFi and Newspapers for you to read, so you can relax while the children play in a very clean, safe environment. Their parties are certain to make your child’s birthday memorable! Play for 1.5 hours then enjoy delicious food. Each child goes home with a party bag and the birthday child gets an extra special pressie and a free entry next time they visit! This is the hassle free way to enjoy a children's birthday party at Huckleberry’s Den! 046 9093377
Puddenhill Activity Centre, which is only a few miles from Ashbourne, now has The Zone and Huckleberry’s Den on site. It is a fantastic Indoor & Outdoor Activity Centre with a diverse range of activities and facilities with such as: Karting for all ages, Paintballing, Archery, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Laser Tag Paintball, Airsoft, Soft Play Centre, Animal Farm (Seasonal) and a fab café. Puddenhill is amazing for parties and once you try it once they guarantee you will want to return! All the birthday packages include invites, food and drinks and if you choose karting – each participant will get a print out of all their lap times! Puddenhill is a mere 35 minute drive from Dublin City Centre & 15 minutes from the M50 and yet is situated in one of the most scenic country surroundings. The friendly & trained staff are willing to cater for your every need, contact 01 8354444 today to book! www.puddenhill.ie