Are your children begging for a fun-filled, creative or exciting birthday party? Are you tired of the hassle of doing all the work yourself? If you want a party package that’s affordable, well-run and fun, let the Monmouth County Park System help you plan a celebration you and your children will enjoy. Select the location and package that are best for you, and then call for available dates and times.
Note: All refreshments and party goods must be supplied by the parent/party-giver.

Please Note: Party dates and times may be limited due to availability of party leaders and facilities.

morning songDorbrook Recreation Area
Route 537, Colts Neck

MORNING SONG 
(ages 1-3, with parents)
Enjoy 45 minutes of Morning Song activities (finger plays, equipment use, exercise and songs) followed by 45 minutes of refreshments. Weekends only, not available June thru August.

  • Fee: $100
  • Maximum: 15 children
  • 732-542-1642, ext. 25

COOKIE FUN 
(ages 3-4)
Your child will enjoy an hour long hands-on project and story time, followed by 30 minutes of party time. Two or three adults must accompany/chaperone children at all times. Please reserve at least three weeks in advance.

  • Fee: $140 
  • Maximum: 12 children   
  • 732-542-1642, ext. 30

LET’S EXPLORE  
(ages 3-5)
Children will have one hour of exploration using sand, water and paint, as well as circle and story times with an additional 30 minutes of party/refreshment time. At least three adults must accompany/chaperone children at all times. Please reserve at least 3 weeks in advance.

  • Fee: $140 
  • Maximum: 12 children
  • 732-542-1642, ext. 30

KIDS COOKING (September–May)
(ages 3-10)
A hands-on cooking project followed by refreshments. Party package includes a 1-hour cooking activity and 30 minutes of party time. Two or three adults must accompany/chaperone children at all times.

  • Fee: $160 
  • Maximum: 12 children   
  • 732-542-1642, ext. 29

KRAFTY KIDS  
Preschool (ages 3-5): Hand Felt Puppets
School-aged (ages 6-8): Bling Bracelets, Sand Painting, Plaster Art, Masks
Party package includes one-hour of your chosen craft project and 30 minutes of party time. Please reserve at least three weeks in advance.

  • Fee: $140
  • Maximum: 12 children (preschool) and 15 children (school-aged)
  • 732-542-1642, ext. 30

SWIMMING PARTY (June–August)
(ages 6-12)
Children will have an hour of supervised pool time, which includes organized activities and a free swim period, followed by 30 minutes of party time when refreshments may be served. In case of inclement weather, our instructor will lead indoor activities.  Parties are held on Saturdays only.  Available party times may be viewed and booked online. For more information please call: 732-542-1642, ext. 26, or email cdavino@monmouthcountyparks.com.

  • Fee: $170 
  • Maximum: 25 children    
  • 732-542-1642, ext. 26

DISPLAY ART    
(ages 8-12)
Show everyone how creative you are by making your own painted or tie-dyed T-shirt or canvas wall hanging. Party included 1 hour of your chosen activity plus thirty minutes of party time. Please reserve at least three weeks in advance.

  • Fee: $170   
  • Maximum: 15 children.            
  • 732-542-1642, ext. 30

ACTING OUT PARTY    
(available September-May)
(ages 5-10)
Creativity, imagination and sense are stimulated through a variety of games such as role-playing, charades and guessing games. Party package includes one hour of activities and thirty minutes of party time for refreshments. Two or three adults must accompany/chaperone children at all times.

  • Fee: $120
  • Maximum: 20 children         
  • 732-542-1642, ext. 29

T-BALL/BASEBALL PARTY   
(available April-May & September-October)
(ages 4-8)  
Enjoy a fun filled hour of t-ball on our outdoor baseball field, followed by a half hour of indoor party time.  All equipment will be provided, but children are welcome to bring their own gloves.  In case of inclement weather, the party will move indoors where t-ball related activities will be provided.  Party includes a party leader, use of our facilities, and all required t-ball equipment.  Parties are held on weekends only. Available party times may be viewed and booked online.

  • FEE: $135
  • Maximum of 20 children 
  • 732-542-1642, ext. 26

SOCCER PARTY   
(available April-May & September-October)
(ages 4-8)
Enjoy a fun filled hour of outdoor soccer, followed by a half hour of indoor party time.  In case of inclement weather, the party will move indoors where soccer related activities will be provided.  Party includes a party leader, use of our facilities, and all required soccer equipment.  Parties are held on weekends only.  Available party times may be viewed and booked online.

  • FEE: $135
  • Maximum of 20 children 
  • 732-542-1642, ext. 26

Thompson Park     
805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft 
Please schedule at least 6 weeks in advance.

ARCHERY PARTY 
(April-October)
(ages 8 and up)
Spend your birthday trying to hit the bull’s-eye at an indoor archery range! Channel your inner Katniss, Robin Hood or Hawkeye as you and your friends learn how to shoot a compound bow and learn the basics of archery. Party includes 1 hour and 30 minutes of activity followed by 30 minutes of party time.

  • Maximum: 12 children
  • 732-842-4000, ext. 4236

CANOEING PARTY     
(April-October)
(ages 8 and up)
Experience the thrill of canoeing for your birthday! Learn the basics of paddling as you play games and search for wildlife from the seat of your canoe. Party includes 1 hour and 30 minutes of activity followed by 30 minutes of outdoor party time. Please Note: This program is weather permitting.

  • Maximum: 20 children
  • 732-842-4000, ext. 4236

COOPERATIVE GAMES PARTY      
(April-October)
(ages 8 and up)
Play fun-filled games for your birthday. Cooperative games are awesome because everyone wins! No one is left sitting “out,” so all your friends will have a great time. Party includes 1 hour and 30 minutes of activity followed by 30 minutes of outdoor party time. Please Note: This program is weather permitting.

  • Maximum: 30 children
  • 732-842-4000, ext. 4236

CLIMBING WALL PARTY   
(April-October)
(ages 8 and up)
Push yourself to new heights for your birthday on a 25-foot rock climbing wall! Your party will have tons of fun and build confidence as you and your guests challenge yourselves to climb higher. Party includes 1 hour and 30 minutes of activity followed by 30 minutes of outdoor party time. Please Note: This program is weather permitting.

  • Maximum: 15 children
  • 732-842-4000, ext. 4236

THRILL OF THE HUNT PARTY      
(ages 8 and up)
Take your party off the beaten path and go geocaching, the high-tech scavenger hunt!  We will teach you how to geocache and help you find hidden trinkets throughout the park. We can even collaborate with the party planner to hide favors and presents, within reason. Party includes 1 hour and 30 minutes of activity followed by 30 minutes of outdoor party time. Please Note: This program is weather permitting.

  • Maximum: 12 children
  • 732-842-4000, ext. 4236

Thompson Park Creative Arts Center
805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft 
For scheduling and details, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4253

A ROYAL PARTY  
(ages 4 and up)
From princesses to pirate kings, children’s imaginations will soar! King of the jungle or queen of the castle chooses from a variety of children’s stories, and party-goers create a craft project to go with it. Party includes 45 minutes of craft and story time, and 30 minutes of party room time.

  • Fee: $120 
  • Maximum: 12 children

CERAMICS 
(ages 6-16)
The birthday youngster will pre-select an item from our array of bisque-fired party pieces. Party includes 45 minutes to 1 hour of supervised instruction to paint items that will be glazed and fired for pick-up approximately 1 week later. One hour of party room time is also included.

  • Fee: $160 
  • Maximum: 12 children

YOUNG ARTISTSpainting

(ages 4-5)
Party includes 1 hour of painting instruction by certified “Aspiring Artist” instructor Debra Stasiak. Also includes 45 minutes of party room time.

  • Fee: $135.00
  • Maximum: 12 children

(ages 6-12)
Party includes 2 hours of fine art impressionistic painting instruction by certified “Aspiring Artist” instructor Debra Stasiak. Children will study and paint their choice of several impressionistic paintings, creating an original work that resembles the masterpiece. Also includes 45 minutes of party room time.

  • Fee: $180 
  • Maximum: 12 children

POTTERY PARTY  
(ages 8 and up)
Wait until you see what you can you do with a ball of clay. The possibilities are endless! Participants will be introduced to several handbuilding techniques to create a piece of pottery. The birthday child will pre-select the project before the party date. Children will be given three glaze options which our instructor will use to glaze the pieces for them. All work will be fired twice and ready for pick up in approximately two weeks.

  • Fee: $200 for up to 10 participants; $18 each additional participant
  • Maximum: 12 children

JEWELRY PARTY     
(ages 8 and up)
Have a blast beading, stringing and crafting fabulous and fun jewelry! Your guests will create a truly special piece that everyone will LOVE to make and wear. Our professional staff will help you through a pre-selected project chosen by the birthday child.

  • Fee: $170.00 for up to 12 participants     
  • Maximum: 12 children

Huber Woods Environmental Center
Brown’s Dock Road, Middletown 
For scheduling and details, call 732-872-7369.

ECO-ADVENTURES PARTIES  
Choose one of our themed parties that are designed to engage your child and guests in hands-on nature activities and games.  Please schedule at least 6 weeks in advance.  Party includes 1-hour of activities and 1-hour of party room time.

  • Fee: $135
  • Maximum: 15 party-goers, including adult chaperones and children

Scales and Trails (ages 3-10)  
Your budding naturalist and pals will enjoy a session with several residents of our Reptile House here at Huber Woods followed by a nature-inspired craft.  The party includes a walk on our Discovery Path as well where your naturalist guide will engage the children using their various senses to explore the bucolic surroundings of our lovely park.

Scavenger Hunt (ages 5-10)  
No matter the season, the natural world has many interesting and wonderful offerings to see, hear and touch.  Children will employ their investigative skills to find the objects on their lists, tailored for the time of year your celebration occurs. Afterwards, they will play games of bingo with their cards symbolizing what they have discovered outside.

Fairy House Fun (ages 3-10)    
Imagination, creativity and innovation are encouraged at this party inspired by the book, Fairy Houses, by author Tracy Kane.  The importance of respect for nature is focused on in a whimsical, hands-on approach as the children create small homes that will be left in the Park for the fairies of Huber Woods. Bring wings, if desired, and we will supply baskets for the house building materials the children will gather. 

Jack Frost (ages 3-10, November – March)  
Who is that nipping at your red nose and biting your chilly toes? Jack Frost, of course! Children will warm-up at this party geared for the colder months through ice, snow and frost inspired games and crafts both in and outside the Environmental Center, weather permitting. 

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell 
For scheduling and details, call 732-751-9453.

boat tourBOAT TOUR PARTY* (April-October)
(ages 7 and up)
Enjoy an exciting 1 hour tour of the reservoir by pontoon boat to observe the wildlife that call the Reservoir home. May include views of bald eagles and osprey!  Boat tour will be followed by 1 hour of party time.

  • Fee: $160
  • Maximum: 20 children plus at least 2 adult chaperones (up to 5 adults total)

*In case of inclement weather or low water levels in the reservoir that prevents the boat from operating, one of our "Nature Birthday Adventures" will be substituted.

NATURE BIRTHDAY ADVENTURES
(ages 4-10)
Each nature party will take your child on their birthday adventure of choice filled with fun activities. Party includes one hour of themed activities led by a Park System Naturalist and one hour of party time.

  • Fee: $145.00
  • Maximum: 20 children

Animal Masquerade
Join the party! Be amazed how animals hide and disguise. Meet some super stealthy animal friends, decorate your very own mask, and go on a nature masquerade parade.

Dinosaurs Rock
Party includes a fun introduction to everyone's favorite dinosaurs along with a fossil dig with real fossils to take home and a dino craft! Young paleontologists agree it's a rocking good time.

Nature Mashup 
Want to have fun with all the great animals the Environmental Center has to offer? This birthday party offers you the chance to meet our favorites! Party includes a nature scavenger hunt for your young birthday adventurers.

Super Snakes
A Park System Naturalist introduces young herpetologists to real snakes and explains the super cool science about them. A snake craft and nature walk "wraps up" the fun!

Turtle Trails
We love turtles! Don't you? Meet some of our favorites and find out their secrets with a Park System Naturalist. Party includes a turtle craft and awesome nature walk.

Woodland Fairy
We believe! Your pixies will have a magical time crafting their own special fairy and a whimsical wand. Then it's off for a fairy parade in search of the "wee folk" of the forest.


Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center
Ocean Avenue North, Long Branch  
For scheduling and details, call 732-872-7369.

SEASIDE CAMPFIRE (May- September)    
Party will include 1 ½ hours of campfire time and s’mores. Choose from one of 3 party themes to suit your group.  Please schedule at least 6 weeks in advance.
Maximum: 30 party-goers, including adult chaperones and children

S’more Nature!  (ages 8-12) 
This party begins with a guided beach walk, shell exploration, and other nature-based activities and ends with s’more time around the campfire.
Fee: $260

S’more Games! (ages 8-12) 
Time to play! Park System personnel lead fun group games and activities, followed by campfire stories and s’mores.
Fee: $260

S’more Fun!  (all ages) 
Just the basics – you, a campfire, and some s’mores.  Lead your group in stories or other activities while Park System personnel serve up s’mores and tend to the campfire.
Fee: $225

Turkey Swamp Park
Georgia Road, Freehold  
For scheduling and details, call 848-456-4278, ext. 6#.

FISHING FUN (May-September)  
(ages 8-14)
Have your party at beautiful Turkey Swamp Park. Package includes 1 hour of fishing from the shores of the scenic lake followed by 1 hour of party time in the Shelter Building. We provide Park System leader and all equipment for fishing.

  • Fee: $170 
  • Maximum: 15 children 

Fort Monmouth Recreation Center  
Guam Lane, Tinton Falls
All parties at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center are $150, run for 90 minutes and are held on Saturdays ONLY, except where noted.  

JAMMIN' IN THE GYM   
(ages 6-12)
Come celebrate a birthday with an hour of sports and games. Basketball, floor hockey, kickball, soccer or wiffleball will be led by our experienced instructors in our spacious gymnasium at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center. Activity will be followed by 30 minutes of party time (birthday parents provide refreshments). Activities can be held outdoors, weather permitting.
Maximum: 25 Children
 
JEDI ACADEMY BIRTHDAY  
(ages 6-10)
Bring your friends and let your imagination take flight as you become the Jedi you've always wanted to be! Dodge the obstacle course, use the force, train with a lightsaber, and battle the evil empire. Party includes 1 hour of activity time and 30 minutes of party time (birthday parents provide refreshments). 
Maximum: 20 Children
 
DANCE PARTY BIRTHDAY  
(ages 6-10)
Does your child love to dance? Invite their friends to a party filled with nonstop dancing! Our party staff
will engage children in dances like the YMCA, Electric Slide, Funky Chicken, musical chairs, freeze dance and more. Dance time will be followed by 30 minutes of party time (birthday parents provide refreshments).
Maximum: 20 Children
 
For more information or to schedule these parties at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, please contact Jenn Troisi at 848-456-4278 ext. 1# or jtroisi@monmouthcountyparks.com


Bel-Aire Golf Course         and             Pine Brook Golf Course
3120 Allaire Road, Wall                       1 Covered Bridge Blvd., Manalapan 

FOOTGOLF BIRTHDAY   
(ages 8 and up)
Partygoers will be introduced to the sport of FootGolf, a combination of soccer and golf that is played with a regulation soccer ball on the golf course. Players try to get the ball into a 21 inch hole in the least amount of kicks. Enjoy 9 holes of FootGolf at Bel-Aire or 18 holes at Pine Brook followed by 45 minutes of party room time. Party includes a party leader, use of our facilities, and all required equipment. For scheduling and details, call 732-462-9224, ext. 1.

  • Maximum: 20 Children

Historic Longstreet Farm
Longstreet Road, Holmdel  
Call 732-946-3758 for information about parties and Longstreet