{ saskatoon birthday party ideas }

at-your-own-location activities:
food & favours:
theme ideas:
Roughriders Ice Cream Cake from Jerry's

money-saving, earth-friendly ideas:
saskatoon birthday parties

  • Mylar balloons may be reused multiple years. Cut the bottom so there's room to reinflate and tie it off next year.
  • Make your own gift-wrap for a little friend's birthday party with your children's artwork. We like to use StarPhoenix end-roll paper for this purpose.
  • Parks and back yards are perfect places for birthday parties in the nicer months of the year, of course.
  • Send free, super-cute and paper-free birthday e-vites and thank you notes through cocodot.com.
  • Looking to reduce the crazy level of "stuff" surrounding your child's birthday? Echoage.com provides a cool solution that encourages children to celebrate giving. The birthday child chooses a charity that guests can learn about and donate to. Part of the money goes to one gift for the child and the rest goes toward the charity. 
  • Have left-over birthday cake?  Freeze it and repurpose it later into another yummy dessert. 

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Danae said...

I think that Build-A-Bear does birthday parties.

Laura Monchuk ~ saskmom.com said...

Great idea! Just added it!

The Signing Mom said...

The Shaw Centre has a great set up where you can rent a room for a birthday party that also enters the pool area. If you haven't been to that pool with your family, it is great for small children especially toddlers.

{cupcake} Delight said...

Don't forget to order the delicious cupcakes from {cupcake}Delight Laura!

Danae said...

The Mendel also does birthdays. http://www.mendel.ca/whatson/kids/birthdays.html I looked into this because both my girls have winter birthdays but they are still a bit too young.

Danae said...

Oh, and wide open will come to your house and to a puppet show but you have to book way in advance.

Sheila said...

YWCA gym and swim party - you don't have to be a member, they do parties for both boys and girls, you rent the gym for an hour and then the pool for an hour, with optional studio room for cake afterwards. Great for a larger group.

Any of the Gymnastics places - Can-Am, Marian or Taiso (boys) for bigger kids, Flip or J&M for small kids, all have birthday packages.

Glow Bowling at Eastview Bowl. Good for small or large groups; wear white shirts and socks to glow in the black lighting.

Rent a field for soccer at the SaskTel Sports Centre (Forest Grove) or Henk Ruys centre (Lawson Heights).

Rainbow Cinema has a package for cake in a private room, then a movie with popcorn and snacks. I think they do this at Galaxy too.

D'reens Catering does a cooking party.

Animaland at Market Mall has a teddy-bear party similar to Build-a-Bear, possibly cheaper?

Beaners Fun Cuts on Central Avenue does a birthday party package for girls, with hairstyling and games.

All the city pools have birthday party packages. Our kids like Lakewood best because of the water slide.

Rent a school gym and play with all their sports equipment - very inexpensive. Public schools don't allow food in the gym but the Catholic schools do, if you clean up afterwards.

Rucker's Amusement Centre does birthday parties.
Call Rucker's party line at 934-2637.

Look up Party Planning Service in the yellow pages for contact info for most of these commercial services.

Apollo Jump or Astro Jump or DJ's amusement rides or R&G Entertainment - rent a bounce castle for the back yard, for a summer or fall party.

Hire a children's entertainer: Beeper the Clown, Balloon Funn with Warren, the Wacky Wizard; see Clowns in the yellow pages. Good for winter weather.

Bulldog Interactive Fitness on Louise Street - exercise bikes, dance machines and other equipment with games to play, a gym for youth only.

Laura Monchuk ~ saskmom.com said...

Thanks to {cupcake} Delight for the yummy idea and to Danae for two great ideas. They've been added.

Wow, Sheila. You've been doing your research! :) Love it! Thanks so much for sharing all these ideas.

Donna said...

My daughter recently went to a wonderful birthday party at the Meewasin Valley Center where they had a treasure hunt (nature based) and craft (birdhouse) ~ a fun, ecologically-themed idea. I also believe that Miss Kari from Kindermusik is available for musical parties; and there is also someone who comes to your location with all the fixins' to make colored sand creations(www.sandmagiccreations.com ).

The Signing Mom said...

There is also Kinsmen Park during the warmer seasons. You have your choice of the Rides, Play Village, or just picnics and games.

Laura Monchuk ~ saskmom.com said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas with other parents here in the city. I've been adding these great ideas as they pour in. Keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

There's also a local event performer, currently at the Fringe festival who does "Batman For Hire" for parties and events.


Anonymous said...

If mom (or dad) wants to make an awesome looking cake, Michael's offers decorating classes.

Instead of cheap, junky party favours, I bought colouring books, books & crayons at Dollarama...so for less than $5/kid got something worth giving.

That's all I have...my baby's still too young to worry about big parties.

Anonymous said...

Any ideas for party's that include grown ups and kids, where the party is for the adult.

Anonymous said...

Bibbidi has Batman parties for boys either at Bibbidi or in your house or event. He comes prepared to do games, facepainting and of course help mom run the party. Great for super hero's ages 4 to 8 years of age. (remember little ones can be very intimidated by characters and react strongly to them, its best that they are older when having these types of parties.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update :)

Jennifer said...

I believe J&M Gymnastics is now closed.

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Anonymous said...

Wall climbing is an option on the west side of Idylwyld.

Too bad there isn't a place for boys to play lasertag inside (besides the FunFactory which we won't go to).

Anonymous said...

Here is a new way to arrange a birthday party in the comfort of your own home: From a story to a party. All the parties are based on a story that ties everything together, the activities, the crafts and the decorations and snacks. There are several themes to choose from and the parties can fit any budget. Go to: http://www.talescomealive.com and make a tale come alive!

Anonymous said...

My daughter has her hopes up for a salon party with her lil friends....Beaner's no longer does party packages...anyone have any ideas of somewhere else I could try???

Anonymous said...

We just had a "Frozen" themed birthday @ Chill Frozen Yogurt Bar (in Stonebridge). It was amazing! Jodi was wonderful to work with & all of the kids & parent's LOVED it!


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Marie said...

We went to a birthday party at Move N Soar and it was so much fun! Kelly led us through a kids music and movement class. We signed up for classes because it was great!

Anonymous said...

Momentum Martial Arts on 33rd and ave D does Birthday Parties. They host an hour long Martial Arts class for the kids followed by cake in a decorated gym. They even have a NINJA that comes and plays games with the kids. they have an option for your child to cut his/her cake with a REAL sword. The staff is really great with the kids. My son had the best time and came home exhausted..bonus :)

Anonymous said...

Kreativemum is also another awesome face painter, she does other things as well but we have had her out to face paint for lots of our corporate events and birthday parties, and every time shes awesome with the kids!

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