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RT Favorites: Birthday Party Guide

When you're planning party —either for yourself or the Little One —it's always a mad scramble to find just the right resources to make the Big Day super special. Whether you're looking for a stylish new grown-up theme (a spa or fitness party?), the perfect play space for the little monkeys, or a super sweet way to capture the occasion forever, check out our suggestions below from some of our favorite Seattle and Eastside businesses.

Kids' Birthday Parties

Planet Happy Kids
Choose from several magical adventures for Little One's special day: Fairy Gardens, where each child gets to create a mini-environment; Budding Herbalist. where they can whip up safe and non-toxic lotions, bath salts, and fairy potions; Build-A-Button, kiddies can pin on some original flair; Dance, Twirl, and Leap, which integrates the arts of dance, yoga and tai chi. All Parties include exclusive use of The Planet Happy Kids showroom for 1.5 hours (up to 8 kids), one fully staffed activity of your choice, paper goods, dishes, and utensils,birthday banners, invitations, and one surprise gift for birthday child. Great add-ons like cupcakes from Cupcake Royale available as well.
Planet Happy Toys
2914 NE 55th Street

KidsQuest Children's Museum
KidsQuest Children's Museum offers a fun and energetic atmosphere to make your child's birthday special! Children, friends and family will enjoy exclusive use of the party room in addition to endless play in the museum. KidsQuest packages include party balloons, colorful invitations, hands-on activities guided by our friendly birthday staff, and a special gift for the birthday child. You can also rent the whole Museum to yourself! To learn more or to make a reservation please contact the Museum.
KidsQuest Museum
Inside Factoria Mall, Bellevue
425-637-8100 (fill out a Birthday Inquiry Form)

Paint The Town
Throw a creative birthday party at Paint the Town that's a huge hit with the kiddos, and no hassle for Mom! A friendly, helpful staff member will lead the event in the party room. The kiddies are given a paint instruction, and are then set free to let their creative juices flow. The hosts are asked to come a few minutes early to pick out the 2-3 ceramic items that the painters will be choosing from, and when the painting is over, you can do food, cake and gifts. The cost for a 2 hour party is $10 per person plus the price of the ceramic items. 10% discount for Red Tricycle members!
Paint The Town
Located in University Village

The Moonpaper Tent
Where Magic is Alive and Dream Worlds Exist! Moonpaper Tent offers creative drama/arts and crafts camps for children of all ages in a unique magical atmosphere. Theme based drama adventures, child-produced theatrical performances, and emergent imagination based fun! Fairy Camp, Pet Store, Mystics and Mind Readers, Our Show, Fashion Passion, Pirates and Mermaids, I Crave Crafts, Princess Fahion Show, Superheroes, Magical Forest and so much more!!! Call to register or visit the website for more details.
The Moonpaper Tent

NE 64th St Seattle (Ravenna)

My Gym Bellevue
My Gym Bellevue offers super fun birthday parties perfect for the active child. Each party includes age-appropriate birthday games and adventures including a ride on the zip line Space Flight. You'll have the entire facility( located near Crossroads Shopping Center) to yourself. My Gym makes every birthday child feel extra special. Bring your own food or ask about packages that include pizza, cake and a beverage for each guest. Mention Red Tricycle and you'll save $20* off when you reserve your child's birthday.
My Gym Bellevue
425.451.1393 [email protected] (Ask about our $50 discount on summer parties!)

Lily's Pampering Salon & Party Boutique
A Birthday Fit for a Queen! Pampering begins the moment you walk into Lily's! Imagine partaking in birthday memories with your closest friends in our exclusive party room. You and your guests will enjoy a sweet & sassy up-do, pretty posh polish and exciting activities. Lily's signature cupcakes & pink sparkling seltzer will sweeten the day and a fabulous group photo will capture all the fun! Your party sends you off with phenomenal treat bags stuffed full of things girls love! Dreams really do come true at Lily's!
Lily's Pampering Salon & Party Boutique
1509 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle,

Pacific Science Center
If someone in your life has a birthday coming up, Pacific Science Center may have just what you need. Every Saturday and Sunday, they host a variety of fun parties for kids of all ages. The celebration starts in one of their private birthday party rooms. Guests arrive in a festive party environment the moment they walk in the door, with room decorations, cake and goodie bags all coordinated to match the chosen party theme. Parents can relax and enjoy the party - leave the entertaining to PacSci! Choose from different themes or have an "un-themed" birthday party! To book your party today, call 206- 443-3625. Check out the birthday group sales page for pricing and other info.
Pacific Science Center
Seattle Center

Dizzy's Tumblebus & Bus Stop
Dizzy's Tumblebus & Bus Stop offers two great party choices for you...Come celebrate at their indoor facility in Bellevue or they'll come to you with their big yellow tumblebus. Inside Dizzy's Tumblebus the children can roll, swing, jump and climb. They have fabulous instructors that will keep the kids entertained and having fun the whole time. At Dizzy's Bus Stop they have a party room for food and cake, a large tumbling room for the kids to play in, and a relaxing lobby area for parents. Best of all Dizzy's team will entertain the kids, help serve cake, facilitate present opening, and take care of all the cleanup. Times: Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sunday, ages: 1 through 7, cost: $195 to $295.
Dizzy's Tumble Bus and Bus Stop
3205 148th Ave SE, Ste. E Bellevue

Birthday Party Photography

Shades of Gray Photography
Every Picture Tells a Story. Racing around the birthday party making sure Little One and his entourage have their cupcakes and juice boxes; you pause to fire off a few blurry shots on your camera phone before he starts tearing into his gifts. Sound all too familiar? Next time, call Laura Lowery of Shades of Gray Photography. Her birthday party packages include two hours of party coverage, 30-40 prints presented in a linen birthday album, and private web hosting where friends and family can order prints. Mention Red Tricycle and receive a free 8x10 color enlargement of the birthday boy or girl!
Laura Lowery
Shades of Gray Photography
(206) 799-5604 [email protected]

Barbie Hull Photography
Children grow up so fast, it is important to capture the fun times, silly moments and of course those precious little personalities! What better way than to have a photographer at your birthday parties! The photos will preserve the memories of the Birthday Boy (or Girl) with all of their friends, having a great time and will take all the pressure off of you to photograph the party yourself! Mention Red-Tri and receive 15% off!
Barbie Hull Photography

Grown-Up Party Ideas

Fly Fitness
Why should kids have all the fun? Tired of predictable celebratory lunches and dinners? Ready to celebrate your birthday or special occasion in a fun new way? A Sporty Soiree might be just what you are looking for. A Sporty Soiree is a fitness party for adults, the package includes a Fly Fitness signature class, a champagne toast and yummy treats from Wink Cupcakes. In addition, each of your guests will go home with a hip Fly Girl or Fly Guy T-Shirt! $30 per person with an 8-person minimum. Fly Fitness can help you create the perfect party for you and your guests or pick one of Fly's many themed Soirees. Make your event as big and creative as your heart desires. Fly promises to make it unforgettable and one your friends will be talking about for years!
Fly Fitness

New Born You Massage
Pamper Yourself With a Spa Party- 50% Off for the Host! You've worked hard to keep up with your little ones, now it is your turn to celebrate your special day with an in-home spa party! Allow our therapists to pamper you and your friends with an aromatic neck wrap, herbal foot soak, essential oil exfoliation scrub, paraffin dip, and massage, ahhhh... Don't worry about your little ones as New Born You can send a babysitter to look after them. Tailor your spa party to meet your needs. They bring everything, you simply enjoy! Prices start as low as $25/person. 50% off the service for the host for a limited time only.
New Born You Massage
206- 661-4071


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