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

NEW! RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
(ages 7-10)
Children will have an hour of introduction to the beautiful sport of rhythmic gymnastics. Activities may include basic dance skills, gymnastics games, and how to handle rhythmic gymnastics apparatus such as the ribbon, hoop, or ball. Parents have thirty minutes following this for refreshments.  Two or three adults must chaperone children at all times. Please reserve at least three weeks in advance.
Fee: $150 per party •  Maximum: 16 children
732-542-1642, ext. 30

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: $150 • 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: $150 • 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

NEW! 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: $125 • 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: $125 • Maximum of 20 children 
732-542-1642, ext. 26

Sunnyside Equestrian Center
628 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Lincroft
For scheduling or more details, call 732-224-1367, ext. 0#. equestrian
Please schedule at least 6 weeks in advance.

EQUESTRIAN EXPERIENCE  
(ages 7 and up)
The horse-loving birthday child and friends will groom and interact with the horses as they learn the basics of horse management and safety.  This is a non-mounted program.  Package includes one hour and 30 minutes of activity followed by 30 minutes of party time. 
Fee: $175 • Maximum: 10 children, with a minimum of 2 chaperones 

HORSE & CRAFTS  
(ages 2-4)
For our younger horse lovers, children will create their own keepsake by crafting a horse-themed picture frame and then go for a short ride.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult to ride.  Package includes one hour and 15 minutes of activity followed by 30 minutes of party time. 
Fee: $250 • Maximum: 8 children with a minimum of 4 chaperones

FUN WITH HORSES  
(ages 4-6)
Explore the tack room, feed room, and stalls at Sunnyside.  Learn how to groom a horse and what it means to “tack up”.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult to ride.  Package includes one hour and 30 minutes of activity followed by 30 minutes of party time. 
Fee: $350 • Maximum: 10 children with a minimum of 4 chaperones.

MORE FUN WITH HORSES  
(ages 7-9)
Return to Sunnyside for more fun with our horses!  Learn how to make a horse’s dinner and how to keep his stall neat and clean. Take a mini-riding lesson to learn how to stop, go, and steer your horse through an obstacle course.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult to ride.  Package includes one hour and 30 minutes of activity followed by 30 minutes of party time. 
Fee: $380 • Maximum 10 children with a minimum of 4 chaperones


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

COOPERATIVE GAMES  (April-October)
(ages 8 and Up)
This 90 minute outdoor program of team activities includes trust, problem solving and other non-competitive games which allow the group to form relationships and boundaries that support teamwork and create an environment of active learning followed by 30 minutes of party time at an outdoor shelter. (Please note this program is weather permitting.)
Fee $200 • Maximum: 30 children
732-842-4000, ext. 4240

PORTABLE CLIMBING WALL  (April-October)
(ages 8 and up)
This 90 minute program allows participants to be belayed from the ground as they work on building confidence and physical coordination with the support of the team while attempting to climb to the top of the 25 foot wall followed by 30 minutes of party time at an outdoor shelter.  (Please note this program is weather permitting.)
Fee $225 • Maximum: 15 children
732-842-4000, ext. 4240

ARCHERY  
(ages 8 and up)
This 90-minute program allows participants to try their hand at Archery. This is appropriate for those who have never shot a bow, or those with some previous experience. We will concentrate on range rules, safety rules and fundamentals of archery, and is taught using a compound bow followed by 30 minutes of party time.
Fee $200 • Maximum: 12 children
732-842-4000, ext. 4240

CANOE ADVENTURE  (April-October)
(ages 8 and up)
Enjoy scenic Marlu Lake at Thompson Park from the seat of a canoe. Your party will consist of a two hour beginner canoe lesson plus some on the water paddling games. The paddling activity will be followed by 30 minutes of party time at a picnic grove near Marlu Lake. Two to three adult chaperon's must be present for the canoeing activity. This party is weather permitting. 
Fee $225 for a group of 8-12; $275 for a group of 13-24   
732-842-4000, ext. 4240

THRILL OF THE HUNT - GEOCACHING  
(ages 8 and up)
Take your party off the beaten path and go Geocaching. During this two hour party we will teach and help you find hidden trinkets throughout Thompson Park. Within reason, we can collaborate with party planners to hide favors and presents. Two to three chaperon's must be present for the geocaching activity. 30 minutes of party room time is also included. 
Fee $140 • Minimum: 6, Maximum: 12
732-842-4000, ext. 4240


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: $150 • 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
  

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
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 and up) 
    Dinosaurs Rock 
    Silly Snakes 
    Turtle Trails 
Each nature party will take your child on their favorite birthday adventure of your choice filled with fun activities and a craft. Party includes 1 hour of themed activities lead by a park system naturalist and 1 hour of party time.
Fee: $145.00
Maximum: 20 children


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
 
CRAFT CORNER BIRTHDAY  
(ages 6-10)
Crafty kids engage in an hour of creative projects, guided by our craft instructor.
The birthday child can choose from Lanyards & Lacing, Weaving & Braiding, EZ Link It & Pop Tab Jewelry, or Parachutes & Helicopters. Craft time will be followed by 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, “Hoedown Throw Down,” the 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 party at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, please contact one of the staff below:
Ann Sage, 848-456-4278 ext. 4#, or asage@monmouthcountyparks.com
Jenn Troisi, 848-456-4278 ext. 1#, or jtroisi@monmouthcountyparks.com

BIG BIRTHDAY BASH!  
(ages 7 and up)
Shoot a three pointer in our 8 foot high inflatable basketball goal and then off to our tripod hockey rink where you will face off against friends as you defend your goals while trying to score in multiple opponents goals. Party includes 1 hour of activities and 1 hour of party time in an indoor or covered location (birthday parents provide refreshments). For scheduling and details, call 848-456-4278, 6#.
Fee: $125 • Maximum: 20 children

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