At this time we are offering the following time slots for private parties in the Spring of 2021: Saturdays 10am-11:30am Saturdays 2pm-3:30 (TBA Saturdays at 5pm or later) - since food is currently restricted, this may not make sense for most
Sundays 10am-11:30am Sundays 2pm-3:30 (TBA Saturdays at 5pm or later) - since food is currently restricted, this may not make sense for most
We may be able to adjust times slightly or work in a 3rd spot on each day (especially in the afternoons/evenings). So if you prefer early evening or to start your afternoon party a little later, please either make a note in your reservation or email us to discuss.
Party Basics - Base Price ($285):
Private use of our open play area for a full 90 minutes
Access 30 minutes early to setup/decorate
Up to 30 minutes post-event to pack up personal items
Some timeslots may be eligible for +30 minutes for $30 (please note below if you are interested in that option)
Staff person onsite to assist with setup and post-party cleanup
Equipment Available for Use:
4 Blue Child Height Tables (2’x4’ & 22” high)
20 Blue Children’s chairs
4 Folding Tables (4ft long x 2ft wide adjustable heights)
1 Folding Table( 5ft long x 28in wide)
18 black folding chairs (adult size)
5 White café tables (29.5”x29.5”)
10 White café chairs (adult size)
Coffee maker (2L air-pot with a pump, 1.5L & 24oz insulated carafes) if you want to bring coffee to brew for your guests, etc. (the staff person can help operate it)
Small microwave and a small toaster oven
Full size freezer and fridge space for ice, cake, ice cream, etc.
A few standard dishes/bowls, silverware, etc. if you forget something, but can’t guarantee what will be available on that day.
COVID-19 Specific Party Policies:
**Info below is as of 2/19/2021 and subject to change based on state and local restrictions**
Capacity is currentlyrestricted to a total of 20 people
We require at least 1 responsible adult per child/family is required to be onsite at all time (at this time we can't allow "drop-off parties" or provide additional supervision)
Masks are required for all guests and children 4yrs old and older (recommended for children 2-4 if they can safely wear them and not recommended for babies under 2yrs old)
Guests should expect to maintain a safe social distance of at least 6ft or more from our staff person and any other individuals not in their immediate family or household
For the safety of staff and guests, we also ask that NO food and refreshments be consumed on-site (baby bottles/food, water bottles and straw cups are allowed for hydration purposes only)
You may bring individually wrapped treats or party favors to send home with guests
We'll be allowing a minimum of 1hr between each party for a staff member to completely clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces, rotate toys, etc.
Our staff member will be instructed to assist at a safe social distance with setup, clean up, and any questions/issues that come up. While your event is happening we expect them to give you and your guests space and even recommend they stay in another room with the door closed. If you need their assistance, please do not hesitate to knock.
Please stay abreast of state and local guidelines so you can plan your party accordingly.
See our full Health & Cleaning Policies and COVID Restrictions, and GuidelinesHERE(subject to change based on the State and Local Guidelines)
NOTE: Once Confirmed, Party Deposits are NOT REFUNDABLE, however, if your party needs to be canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-related reasons/restrictions, we will issue a credit that can be used towards future services.
What is the Host is Responsible for?
Unless otherwise arranged/confirmed in advance, the host is responsible for all supplies, entertainment, activities, equipment NOT listed above.
Currently NOT ALLOWED: Food, beverages, cake, candles, snacks, ice, condiments (Please note: we are a NUT FREE facility)
Beverage / ice bins
Entertainment & supervision of kids/guests, etc.
Please also note:
As the host of a private party you assume responsibility for your guests, their safety and actions within the space and all of the items you or your guests bring in to the space for the event.
We are a shoes off (for everyone) and socks required (for adults) space, so please let your guests know. If someone needs them, we have socks available for $2 to purchase, let us know if you would like us to bill your guests directly or added to your bill.
We are a nut-free facility, please make sure the food and beverages you and your guests bring in the space are free of peanuts and other tree nuts (including almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, etc... coconut is OK)
To protect everyone's health, we ask all guests (adults and children) to wash or sanitize their hands before they enter the space and if anyone has had signs of illness, fever or vomiting within 24hrs to please stay home.
By hosting, attending, or participating in an event or activity at Marblehead Parenting, the host and guests agree to the terms, conditions and general liability waiver posted here on our website and printed/available for review at our front desk.
Possible Add-ons (pending availability)
$10 per pot - Brewed Coffee (with sweeter, milk, cups & lids) -Not Currently Available
$10 Bubble Machine
$10 Disco Light Machine
$15 Projector & Screen Set up (host to provide content)
$15 Small Bounce House** – set up in the large classroom (needs to be supervised by the host and restricted to 1 child at a time)
$15 Ride-on train** (needs to be supervised by the host and restricted to 1 child at a time)
$30 extra 30 min*
$20-30 per hour – extra staff helper/or paid supervision in the play space* -Not Currently Available
$30 Sara’s homemade play dough (as an activity with take-home containers for guests)*
$75 – 150 Programming/music/class/activity* -Not Currently Available
$75 – 150 Themed Activity* -Not Currently Available
$TBD Character visit* (would need to be booked directly, we can provide contact info & recommendations)
* Pending availability and must be requested, arranged, and confirmed in advance. ** Bounce house and train are best for children 4yrs and under, and need to be supervised by the host/appointed person to ensure safety, social distancing, and use by only 1 child at a time.
What's the Basic Setup?
Below is our typical set up, but as the host you are welcome to arrange tables as you see fit! ** Until Further Notice: Please disregard any reference to food and beverages below and adjust your plans accordingly**
2 - regular white cafe tables and/or 1 - folding table (raised high) for any beverages and/or snacks, etc. you'd like to have available before cake time
1 - folding table or the counter top for party favors/gifts
In the party room
1 or 2 – 2x4ft Folding table in the party room (can be high/med/low, your call!!)
4 - low blue kids tables + 20 chairs (usually set up in a single long row)
2 - high chairs we can have in there for the wee ones
4-5 - extra wooden kids chairs if needed for extra seating
Just outside the party room (we move the reading nook and bump the gate/wall out for additional seating/food area)
1 - folding table for snacks/bevs you'd like to have available before cake time
2-3 - white cafe tables w/ 2-3 chairs each for extra seating
The Play Area
Shoes are not allowed in the play area, we require socks for adults (socks are optional for children)*
Food is not allowed in the play area and must remain in the check-in area or the designated party room
Beverages with lids (or non-staining/water) are OK in the play area
For parties we typically move the reading nook across to the other side of the play room so we can bump out the gates in front of the party room, otherwise the layout is similar to the way it is during open play
Please ask guests to supervise their children at all times and to be respectful of the equipment and help encourage children to walk (especially the bigger kiddos)
Our staff member will notify the host if they see unsafe activities, but should not be relied upon to supervise the children
The host may be charged for damage to property and equipment that goes beyond basic or appropriate use
If you choose to add the bounce house (usually set up in the largest classroom) please ensure parents are supervising their children or designate someone to keep an eye on it for safety
If you have a special activity or craft that requires a designated area within the space, please make sure to discuss that with us so we can help recommend an appropriate location
The room in the far, back, right corner has a gate in front of it and has activities for slightly older children that may be choking hazards to babies (like small legos)
What Info do we need from the Host?
Guest of Honor’s Info - We will put a welcome sign on the first floor to tell guests to go to the 3rd floor. You are welcome to bring balloons to attach to it. Please let us know the name and info you would like us to write on the sign (i.e. correct spelling of name/nick name, age, etc.):
Your Party Details/Plan - So we can prepare the staff, please let us know what your plans and expectations are for the following:
Expected Number of Guests:
Planned Activities (do you need help with anything special?)
Music – let us know if you have any special requests… we can put on a kids Pandora station or if you have a playlist/preferred station our staff member can show you how to connect to the Sonos speakers.
Other FAQs & Tips
We'll keep adding to this list so let us know if you try something we have listed and/or a good experience with another local resource and we'll add it to the list!!
Filled Balloons and/or will fill yours for a fee
CVS (might be only for the Mylar ones you buy there)