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Whether you're planning a party at home or booking a facility, you'll find tips to make it unforgettable.

Mystery Birthday Party

Do's and Don'ts
for birthday parties

Tips for a home birthday party

Questions to ask
when booking a facility

The best loot bags and gift cards

Birthday Party Games:
Musical Hoola Hoops

The Princess and the Pea
Hot Potato

Balloons

Edna Miller Flowers & Gifts Inc.
(905) 528-4331
1479 Main St. W., Hamilton

Kerry's Party For Less
(905) 544-3838
714 Queenston Rd, Hamilton

Russell's Flower Shop 
(905) 547-1239
1421 Main Street East, Hamilton

Balloons And More 
(905) 577-0877
449 Barton E Hamilton

Barons Gardens 
(905) 297-8797
Hamilton

Paper Factory The
(905) 578-1881
714 Queenston Hamilton

Party Packagers
(905) 304-8999
The Meadowlands, 821 Golf Links Ancaster

Pioneer Balloon Canada Limited
(905) 560-6534
Hamilton

Up Up & Away Balloons & Flowers
(905) 549-8787
1465 Main E Hamilton

Village Party & Crafts 
(905) 690-9805
42 Hamilton St N Waterdown

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Bowling

Bowlerama Stoney Creek
(905) 662-2058
121 Hwy. 8, Stoney Creek

Bowlero Lanes
(905) 549-6759
1053 Barton St. E., Hamilton

Hamilton Mountain Bowl
(905) 387-3660
1525 Stone Church Rd. E., Hamilton

Martin's Bowling Alley
(905) 545-3382
929 King St. E., Hamilton

Mountain Lanes
(905) 574-8974
335 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton

Parties'N'More
(905) 842-6960
427 Speers Rd, Oakville L6K 3S8

Sherwood Centre
(905) 383-7641
1095 Fennell Ave. E., Hamilton

Splitsville Entertainment
(905) 387-3660
1525 Stone Church Rd., Hamilton

Skyway Lanes
(905) 549-2882
235 Melvin Ave., Hamilton

Costumes

Caledonia Costumes 
(905) 765-1655
8 Caithness E Caledonia

Emperor's New Clothes
(905) 527-5670
58 King E Hamilton

Little Lords 'n Ladies Children's Parties
(905) 538-5872
http://LittleLordsNLadies.tripod.com

Master Of Disguise 
(905) 297-0808
1227 Main E Hamilton

Paper Factory The
(905) 578-1881
714 Queenston Hamilton

Paper Factory The
(905) 575-1988
66 Mall Rd Hamilton

Parties'N'More
(905) 842-6960
427 Speers Rd, Oakville L6K 3S8

Penny Pincher The 
(905) 545-4788
179 Ottawa N Hamilton

Magicians Adamswaye.com 
(905) 648-5575
1235 Osprey Dr Ancaster

Anderson Owen Magician
(905) 521-9969
Hamilton

Magic Of Ron Ford The
(905) 921-7679
543 Quebec St Hamilton

Riley's Magic Of The Imagination
(905) 297-7921
Hamilton

Rossini
(905) 572-9811
316 North Shore Bl W Hamilton

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Crafts

4 Cats Art Studios
(905) 681-4343
5 – 710 Cumberland Ave., Burlington
Email: southburlington@4cats.com
http://www.4cats.com/southburlington

Build-A-Bear
(905) 387-9891, LimeRidge Mall,
999 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton

Crock-A-Doodle
(905) 627-8080

4 Cats Arts Studio
289-937-1788
2379 Tafalgar Rd., Oakville

House of Sweets - Create a sweet cake for parties
(905) 807-1414
E-mail: HouseofSweets@live.ca

Kool Klay Kafe The
(905) 628-6062
36 King E Dundas

Make a Bear Party
(905) 257-0523
Oakville

Micheals (Meadowlands)
(905) 304-3400
14 Martindale Crescent, Ancaster
www.Michaels.com

Michaels (West Hamilton)
(905) 578-1050
1779 Stone Church Rd E, Stoney Creek

Shindigs Event Planning & Fundraising
(519) 209-2648
ShindigsEventPlanning@Hotmail.com

YamStamps.com
Linda Yamamoto, Independent Stampin' Up! Canada Demonstrator
Email: linda@yamstamps.com

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Entertainment

Abbey & Febee The Singing Clowns
(905) 719-6276
Hamilton ON

Annie, the original Clownette
1-866-896-9638
ClownetteAnnie@Hotmail.com

Banjo The Clown Magician
(905) 524-0557
Hamilton

Calvin's Magic
(905) 945-0464
www.CalvinsMagic.ca

Giggle's The Female Clown
(905) 574-4190
Hamilton ON

Happy Time Clowns & Magicians
(905) 543-4298
Hamilton

House of Sweets - Create a sweet cake for parties
(905) 807-1414
E-mail: HouseofSweets@live.ca

Image Creative Puppetry
(905) 544-1166
45 Wardrope Avenue, Stoney Creek

Images Party Place
(905) 664-1164
www.imagepuppets.com

Juggle Magic
(905) 407-8690
31 Huron St., Hamilton

Little Lords 'n Ladies Children's Parties
(905) 538-5872
http://LittleLordsNLadies.tripod.com

Mad Science Of Hamilton
(905) 381-0427
S301-149 Main St E, Hamilton

Party Djinni 
(905) 529-1771
Hamilton

Catherine MacDonald
(416) 253-6742
63 Superior Ave, Unit #1, Etobicoke

Chester The Clown
(905) 544-0875
Hamilton

Papa's Kidz Trains
(905) 979-8525
Hamilton ON

Par-T-Perfect Hamilton
(905) 575-8989
Hamilton

Partypalooza Ltd.
780-960-3409

The Party Starts Here
(905)545-8773
29 Heritage Dr. # 3 Stoney Creek

Ray's Reptile Zoo
(905) 531-5367
http://raysreptiles.com

Reptile Party Inc
(905) 689-7029
Waterdown ON

Reptile Store The, Home of the Reptile Man (905) 521-9990
467 King Street East, Hamilton

Shindigs Event Planning & Fundraising
(519) 209-2648
ShindigsEventPlanning@Hotmail.com

Silly Milli The Clown & Friends
(905) 574-2839
Hamilton ON

Twinkle Toes
(905) 383-1107
223-1/2 Locke St S Hamilton

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Glamour Girl Parties

Sharkey's Cuts for Kids
(905) 335-4100
2435 Appleby Line, Unit G1, Burlington

Lil Divas
(905) 304 5229
9 Cabriolet Cres. Ancaster

Vogue Models and Talent
(Burlington, Toronto)
Model search and birthday parties

(905) 633-8182
433 Brant St., Burlington
E-mail: talent@vmtm.com
www.vmtm.com

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Gymnastics

Hamilton Gymnastics Academy
(905) 648-3308
1330 Sandhill Drive, Ancaster

Hamilton Mountain Gymnastics Centre
(905) 385-5981
30 Harlowe Road, Hamilton

Hamilton Wentworth Regionettes Gymnastic Club (905) 561-2112
456 Grays Hamilton ON

World Class Gymnastics
(905) 526-9219
95 Frid Street, Unit 2, Hamilton

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Indoor Playgrounds

Adventure Village (Seasonal)
(905) 549-9444
580 Van Wagners Beach Road, Ham.

Amazing Adventures
(905) 639-6544
4325 Harvester Road, Burlington

Chatters Indoor Playground & Party Place (905) 574-7529
240 Nebo Road, Unit 3, Hamilton

Gymboree Play and Music
676 Appleby Line, #E104 , Burlington
(905) 681-9222

Jungle Hut Indoor Playground
(905) 643-9000
589 Barton St. Stoney Creek

Jungle Jam Indoor Playground
(905) 648-2662
680 Tradewind Drive, Unit 6, Ancaster

Kidtopia
(905) 829-3838
2041 Winston Park Drive, Oakville

Kidsports Family Fun & Indoor Playground
(905) 624-9400
4500 Dixie Rd., Mississauga

Lil Monkeys Indoor Playground
(905) 632-4200
3250 Harvester Rd, Unit 5, Burlington

Little Goobers Burlington
(905) 466-2377
4059 New St., Burlington

Little Goobers Stoney Creek
(905) 643-6432
410 Lewis Road, Stoney Creek

Socatots
(289) 339-8687

Sportball
905-882-4473

Zoom Zooms Indoor Playground
(905) 648-7133
665 Tradewind Drive, Ancaster

What A Mess!
(905) 465-9996
481 North Service Rd W., Unit A11, Oakville

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Party Supplies

Animal Crazies Lawn Laughs
(905) 385-7284
802 Acadia Drive, Hamilton

Ancaster Rental Centre

(905) 304-7368
1406 Osprey Dr Ancaster ON

Anna's Inflatables
(905) 382-1620, Cell (905) 321-1910
Stephensville, www.AnnasBouncers.tk

Balloons And More
(905) 577-0877
449 Barton E Hamilton ON

Bounce With Us
(905) 544-5867
99 Regent Ave Hamilton ON

Checkers Fun Factory
(905) 526-8742
67 Frid Hamilton ON

Chocolate Making Parties
1-800-905-2858
www.ChocolateTales.ca


Complete Rent-Alls (Party Div)
(905) 389-2209
7 Richwill, Hamilton

Jumpin' For Joy Inflatable Bouncers
(905) 648-4834
Ancaster ON

House of Sweets - Create a sweet cake for parties
(905) 807-1414
E-mail: HouseofSweets@live.ca

Kerry's Party & Dollar
(905) 574-3262
Mountain Plaza, Hamilton ON

Kerry's Party & Dollar
(905) 544-3838
Centre Mall, Hamilton ON

Lawn Greetings All Occasion Signs
(905) 546-6051, Hamilton ON

Mad Science Birthday Party
1-888-208-4172
www.MadScience.org/hamilton

Noah's Ark Animal Rentals
(905) 389-1171
Hamilton ON

Parties'N'More
(905) 842-6960
427 Speers Rd, Oakville L6K 3S8

Party Packagers
(905) 304-8999
821 Golf Links Ancaster ON

Party Peddler The
(905) 543-0000
Hamilton ON

Party Source The
(905) 662-6226
333 Green Stoney Creek ON

Queenston Rent-Alls
(905) 544-1223
96 Parkdale Ave N, Hamilton ON

So-Low Sales
(905) 385-1385
556 Concession Hamilton ON

Special Event Rentals Inc
(905) 549-9593
495 Woodward Ave, Hamilton ON

Wedding Depot The
(905) 545-0373
214 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton

Whiz-A-Top Laundry Services
(905) 545-1316
540 Woodward Hamilton ON

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Rentals

Ancaster Rental Centre
(905) 304-7368
1406 Osprey Dr Ancaster ON

Pat's Party Rentals
(905) 333-3034
4080 Fairview Street,, Burlington

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Sports Themes

Adventure Village
(905) 549-9444
580 Van Wagners Beach Rd. Hamilton

Cameron Speedway, Paintball & Amusements (905) 679-2122
2633 Upper James Street, Hamilton

Dynamic Karate
(905) 560-5425
54 Centennial Pkwy N, Hamilton

First Choice Martial Arts
(905) 575-1115
1760 Upper James St., Hamilton

Images Party Place
(905) 664-1164
www.imagepuppets.com

InFlow Bike and Skatepark in Dundas Ontario. Freestyle mountain biking, bmx skateboarding and inline skating. 1 Head St. Unit G, in Dundas.
(905) 628-6596. www.inflowpark.com

Kicks Martial Arts
(905) 578-5425
#11-100 Lancing Dr Hamilton

Lazermania
(905) 383-8300
865 Upper James Street, Hamilton

Mountain Lanes
(905) 574-8974
335 Upper Wentworth Hamilton ON

Splitsville Entertainment
(905) 387-3660
1525 Stone Church Rd., Hamilton

Zacada Circus School
(905) 643-0013
687 Barton St., # 101, Stoney Creek

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Do's and don'ts
for birthday parties

Do put out placecards on the table or arrange sleeping bags so that children are sitting or sleeping beside someone they know. Since only two people can sit or sleep next to the birthday girl, don't be afraid to pick two children who might be shy or don't know as many children.

How about a Make Your Own Sundae instead of a birthday cake. Include 2 or 3 flavours of ice cream, sauces, toppings, whipped cream and a cherry.
Kathleen, Mount Hope

Don't write a name on the gift bag or loot bag ... instead, tie a tag onto the handle of the bag so the bag can be re-used.
Kristen, Hamilton

Don't invite more than 10 children to a home party ... it's difficult for the birthday child to play with all the children.
Ann, Hamilton

If you're having a pinata, put some extra goodies aside to give to children who might not get many treats, especially the blind-folded child.
Hester, Mount Hope

Don't have a pinata if there are more than 10 children -- for safety's sake.
Sue, Ancaster

Do keep the party to 2 or 3 hours and make sure there will be supervision.
Nicholas, Hamilton

Don't mix a lot of family members with a few classmates; young children may feel intimidated with too many adults. It's hard to entertain children and adults.
Ann, Mount Hope

Do keep a list of guests near the door--especially at a rental facility--so you can check off names as they arrive.
Barbara, Mount Hope

Don't feel you have to fill every single moment with an organized game or craft. Provide some toys so children can play.
Tammy, Stoney Creek

Can parents stay if they want or is there an extra charge at a rented facility?
John, Hamilton

Don't put a blindfold on the child when hitting the piñata.
Sarah, Ancaster

Do open gifts when the guests are there. Children want to see their gift opened.
Christina, Hamilton

Don't spend a fortune on character-themed disposable plates and cups. Plastic, reusable ones are more durable and can be used every year.
Sandra, Hamilton

Do invite all the girls or the whole preschool class so no one feels left out.
Jane, Hamilton

Don't buy a whole bunch of cheap things for loot bags; they may not get played with or won't last. Spend the money on one decent item for loot bags.
Carly, Hamilton

Do have a back-up plan if you're planning an outdoor party. Can you easily move the party indoors if it rains?
Sofia, Mount Hope

If you have some do's, don'ts, or suggestions,
e-mail them to:
Ann@Kidfo.ca