Birthday Party Themes
Click through the photo gallery above to see details on each theme:
• Art-tastic Parties
• Birthdays at the Farm
• Creative Play Parties
• Mini & Birdie Golf Parties
• Near-Wilderness Parties
• Wild Birthday Parties
• Winter Tubing Parties
Art-tastic Parties at Silverwood
Silverwood Park is an art-tastic place for a birthday party! Guests can choose from a variety of art-inspired party themes. Birthday parties are a two-hour celebration for ages four and up. The first hour is available for an art activity led by a professional art educator. The second hour is yours to enjoy. We provide a room with tables, chairs and a sink. You provide refreshments, decorations, compostable or reuseable dishware and utensils.
The fee (up to 15 participants) is $100 for all activities except clay; $150 for a clay activity. The cost for each additional child for all activities is $5. There is a maximum of 20 children. Call 763.694.7707 to schedule your party on Sundays 1-3 PM or Tuesdays 5-7 PM. Choose from:
• Birds Puppets & Feeders
• Printmaking Fish
• Woodland Wizards & Fairies
• Apple Cidering, April–October
Learn more about Silverwood Park.
Birthdays at the Farm
Celebrate your birthday with unique, hands-on experiences at Gale Woods Farm! Birthdays at the Farm are offered year-round and are appropriate for children age 2 and older. Please call 763.694.2001 for further details and scheduling.
Your party will participate in our Saturday Mornings on the Farm program and pay the program fee of $5/person. Private indoor space is not available for your party, but you are welcome to bring unlimited number of guests and use one of our outdoor picnic areas. We do have limited availability on other days of the week.
Your party will include a one-hour educator-led barn tour that includes meeting the animals and helping with chores and one-hour room rental for gift opening and serving your own refreshments. The cost is $100 for up to 15 children and six adults. You can also choose to participate in additional, one-half hour staff-led recreation or farm arts activities for $50 per activity.
Learn more about Gale Woods Farm.
Creative Play Parties
When you throw a party at the Hyland Play Area, everyone leaves happy. Our 16,000 square-foot creative play structure is award winning and, best of all, lots of fun!
Creative Play Parties are scheduled in 2.5-hour blocks and include 1–2 picnic tables and a Hyland VIP hat for the birthday honoree. Parties are offered from May to September on weekdays after 3 and on weekends, 9:30 AM–noon, 12:30–3 PM, or 3:30–6 PM (hours include set-up and clean-up). The cost is $40 per table (maximum two tables to accommodate up to 24 kids). Please call 763.694.7687 for further details and scheduling.
Cake, food, paper products and decorations are the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Piñatas not allowed.
Learn more about Hyland Play Area.
Winter Tubing Parties
If you like sledding, you’ll love snow tubing at Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area. Ride a moving sidewalk up a hill 10 stories high and then soar back down the chutes on a specially designed inner tube. Once you get to the bottom, do it all over again! There are steeper chutes for the more daring and easier chutes for those looking for a more laid-back ride. All of our tubing lanes are designed for safety and fun. It’s an activity almost the whole family can enjoy (note: riders must be at least 4 years of age or 36" tall). Each rider needs a signed tubing waiver.
Elm Creek does not offer birthday party packages or table reservations, so plan to arrive early to get a table for your celebration. You may bring your favorite party treats, table-top decorations and compostable paper serving products. The Elm Creek Chalet has a full-service kitchen with great food specials and hot beverages to warm everyone up. You may call 763.694.2027 to confirm if any large events are scheduled for your preferred date.
For less than 30 guests:
We encourage groups under 30 to purchase the discounted Ten-Visit Pass (ten 2-hour passes) for $108.
For 30 or more guests:
We recommend reservations to make sure there are enough tubes available. Sorry, no reservations on weekends and holidays between noon and 6 PM. Call 763.694.2027 two weeks in advance for hours and special pricing.
Learn more about Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area.
Hours and rates
Miniature & Birdie Golf Parties
No matter your age, you'll want to hold your birthday event at Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center in Plymouth. We provide the putters for your guests. Choose to play the 18-Hole Mini Golf Course or the Birdie 9-Hole Pitch and Putt Course. Both courses are lighted for evening play.
The $110 fee also includes a two-hour reservation of the Golf View Pavilion (you are responsible for set-up and clean-up). You bring the food, paper products, decorations and party treats. Call 763.559.6700 to make your reservation or for further details.
Learn more about Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center.
The Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement offers a variety of nature-oriented party themes. Guests will have fun outdoors - and learn something too!
Parties can be held any days but Saturdays, depending on Lodge availability. There is a limit of 15 children per party. The cost is $125. Reservations include a 1.5-hour naturalist-led program and 1-hour Lodge rental for gift-opening and serving your own refreshments. (Additional Lodge rental is $75 per hour.) Call 763.694.7856 for further details and scheduling. Choose from:
• Archery Party (8+): April–Nov.
• Canoeing Party (11+): May–Oct.
• GPS Party (9+) - Year round
• Insects Party (5+): May–Sept.
• MN Animals Party (5+): Year round
• Rock Climbing Party (7+): April–Oct.
• Snowshoeing Party (5+): Dec.–March
• Survival Party (8+): Year round
Learn more about Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement.
Wild Birthday Parties
Kids will enjoy a one-hour outdoor activity with a party leader, followed by an open hour for games, gift opening and refreshments.
Wild Birthday Parties are offered year-round and are appropriate for children age four and older. The cost is $90 for up to 15 children and six adults. We recommend calling a minimum of six weeks in advance to request a date. Please choose from the following locations:
Cedar Lake Farm and Cleary Lake Regional Park - 763.694.7777
Eastman Nature Center at Elm Creek Park Reserve - 763.694.7700
Kroening Interpretive Center at North Mississippi Regional Park - 763.694.7693
Lowry Nature Center at Carver Park Reserve - 763.694.7650
Richardson Nature Center at Hyland Lake Park Reserve - 763.694.7676