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The Little Gym - With locations in both Middleton and Fitchburg, an Awesome Birthday Bash at The Little Gym is just what you wished for! Your birthday child (1 to 12 years old) and their friends will have the entire facility to themselves to take part in games, music and fun activities created especially for them.You don’t have to worry about preparations or clean-up either. We handle everything so you can rest easy and enjoy the festivities. Call 608.836.3028 in Middleton or 608.442.0608 in Fitchburg to learn more and book your child’s extra special day!
BounceU is Eastside Madison's newest and coolest place for active family fun! Our bounce rooms feature HUGE inflatable play structures, all in a spotlessly clean, safe and secure environment. BounceU is the perfect place for private birthday parties, mom's groups, preschool play dates, after-school fun and family fun nights. Host your child's next birthday party and let us do all of the work, even the clean-up. All you have to do is make sure you have batteries in your camera. Located at 4009 Felland Rd., Suite 102 (near the intersection of High Crossing and American Parkway). For more information, go to www.bounceu.com or call us at 608-244-4386.

special offers Bean Sprouts - Bean Sprouts hosts birthdays and tea parties! Join the Bean Sprouts Birthday Club- click here! Bean Sprouts is a kids' café featuring yummy, good-for-you food in a fun, hip atmosphere for kids and parents. 6719 Frank Lloyd Wright Avenue, Suite 101 Middleton phone: 608.826.6YUM


Birthdays are a big deal - especially at Dance Fabulous! And no one can throw a party like we can. Treat yourself or your child to a customized Dance Fabulous birthday extravaganza!
No clean-up, planning, or facilitation - just major fun and memories for a lifetime for you and your guests.

Dance Fabulous offers a variety of themed-party packages or can help you customize your own party.

Contact dance@dancefabulousmadison.com for party package pricing and more information. www.dancefabulousmadison.com


The Legacy Academy Activity Center in Fitchburg has a birthday party program whereby the entire facility can be leased for a two-hour period. Birthday party groups have exclusive use of the entire facility during the party period. By providing their own invitations, decorations, party favors, balloons, cake, and other desired food or beverages, parents can save on these other party expenditures. A refrigerator, freezer, microwave ovens, and cafeteria tables are also available for customer use at no additional cost.

Youngsters enjoy playing at our comfortable 6,000 square foot indoor facility which includes padded activity floors, swingsets, short basketball hoops, a Rainbow Castle Playset, gymnastics tumbling mats, bouncy balls, tricycles, a recreational room, table games, and other play equipment. Preschoolers are welcome to participate.

The Legacy Academy is located at 2881 Commerce Park Drive, Suite G, Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53719 (behind the Star Cinema on County Hwy PD – McKee Road). Please call us at (608) 270-9977 or e-mail us at Manager@LegacyAcademy.info for additional Birthday Party program information. Further details and photographs may also be found on our website at www.LegacyAcademy.info.


Fired Up Pottery - <ages 4 & up> Get creative with a hassle free birthday party at Fired Up Pottery in Cottage Grove, WI. We offer a hour and a half birthday party just for 4 and 5 year olds. We paint pottery for a half hour, or longer if needed, have treats (usually cake and ice cream), then open presents. This usually fills an hour and a half party. A great project is for everyone to paint their own plate or cereal bowl. We fire the pieces, and they are ready for pickup in a week or less. The hostess delivers them to the guests. Its great fun, and one of the quietest and easiest parties you will ever have. Pricing varies according to the pieces chosen and the number of guests. For more information and pricing, go to www.fireduppottery.com or call 608-839-5000.
Kittelson Swim School - Kittelson Swim School offers a great birthday party option at our new Aquatic Facility in Fitchburg . Parents and children are can enjoy a private area of the pool with a lifeguard assigned just for their party.We provide invitations, beverages, paper goods and a free t-shirt. Kittelson can arrange pizza delivery for an additional fee. Party times are available Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Call to reserve a time at 441-KITT (5488).
Supreme Water Sports - <ages 5 & up> Party Hawaiian style with Supreme Water Sports, located at beautiful James Madison Park on Lake Mendota in downtown Madison, WI. We can plan anything from the simple "come on down and have a total blast kayaking for an hour" party, to the full blown "Holey cow, I just won the limbo contest after a day of sailing on the catamaran during this super sweet Tropical Luau with fire-breathing dancers and a live steel drum band" party. It really depends on what your budget and time goals are, and every party is unique and special to the kids. Supreme Water Sports professionally trained and certified instructors specialize in providing a fun, yet safe environment for all the kids. For kids as young as 5. For more info, please go to www.SupremeWaterSports.com or call 608-212-1568.
Kids Junction Party Place is Madison’s MOST UNIQUE place to celebrate birthdays! Let our energetic party team lead your guests through an array of fun-filled activities and games. Choose from 3 exciting packages including themed based rooms and parties. Special character appearances are also available! Ample space for all guests and parents. Let us take care of the set-up and clean-up! Located at 8040 Watts Rd , Madison (inside the Princeton Club West building). For more information or to schedule your next party please call (608) 827-5437. http://www.kidsjunctionpreschool.com/sp_birthday.php
Pump It Up - Inflatable party zone for kids ages 2 and up. Indoor airconditioned/heated areneas to hold your next birthday or team celebration. Eight oversize inflatables (slides, coliseum, bouncers, obstacle courses.) Party rooms for pizza, cake and ice cream. Perfect for your next private party, up to 26 children. 2911 Marketplce Dr. Madison, WI 53719 Telephone: (608) 442-6386
The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is delighted to provide you with an exciting Birthday Party at Crawdaddy's Cove, Madisons only indoor waterpark. Also available for day passes and group water trips, please call for all the details!

• Reservations may be made through our Sales & Catering Department at: (608) 826-0500, extension 5107 or email: madisonhi@wiscohotels.com

Madison Children's Museum - Madison Children's Museum is a great place for a birthday party. We make it easy for you! Take advantage of the benefits of membership and receive a discount on any party. Choose from one of our three packages.

SwimWest - Come splash with SwimWest to celebrate birthdays or any special event in our warm water pool.  Certified Lifeguards are always on duty for our parties.  We take care of all party supplies as well as the clean-up! SwimWest provides invitations, all paper products, utensils, cups, and drinks for the guests, plus plenty of toys and noodles to play with.  You can also bring games and pool toys with you.
Our SwimWest on Deming Way location offers parties on Saturdays and Sunday afternoons. We have a water slide and basketball hoop for extra fun!  Call our West Side location (on Deming Way) at 831-6829 to reserve your time today.
SwimWest in Fitchburg offers Private Parties on Saturdays.   You are welcome to bring your own cake, snacks, and music.  Reserve your time today at 276-SWIM.


Keva Sports Center - Forysthia St. Middleton, WI 53562 608-662-7529
Plan your party ages 2-adult!

Deluxe and Premium include drink, invites, party gift bags, cake, and all paper products!

Aldo Leopold Nature Center - Celebrate your Birthday with NATURE!
For ages 4 & up. Choose a nature theme for your birthday party!
• Animal Tracking (best in winter or wet seasons)
• Incredible Insects
• Scavenger Hunt
This is just a small list of ideas... our expert naturalists will tailor their programs to meet your needs. Click here for more birthday party information with the ALNC.

Ten Pin Alley, Fitchburg
6285 Nesbitt Rd.
Fitchburg, WI 53719
Telephone: (608) 845-1010
Great for all ages. They have shoes for the kids (starting at size 9-- otherwise kids can keep their own shoes on), ramps and light bowling balls, and automatic bumpers. They offer three choices for birthday parties, and are a large new clean facility.

Come Celebrate At Schwoegler's Bowling Center
Birthdays, business outings, family get togethers or any special occasion, we can accomodate you and your group. Contact Brad Frederick's to book your next party, meeting or function at 608-833-7272 or bradfrederick@bowlcec.com

food'n'drinks
Craig's Cake Shop - 604 West Verona Ave. Verona 608-848-6331

Scotts Pastry Shoppe, Middleton - Great birthday cakes, 3 locations.


Karen the Cake Lady - DeForest. 846-2446
Carl's Cakes - on Madison's east side (608) 222-3322
entertainment

Funny Faces For Kids - Corporate or children's parties - they mix balloon sculpting, face painting, caricature drawing, garden fairy parties and more to make your event a memorable one. Funny Faces For Kids also works at company picnics, birthday parties, block parties, festivals,and expo events at the Alliant Center. With two children of her own, Tami provides practical, hands-on experience and creativity for all your entertainment needs. 608.848.2284


Great Scott Magic -- performing fun, magical entertainment for children in daycares, at birthday parties, and anywhere you might choose to gather a group of youngsters to be entertained. Shows can include magic, music, puppets, and balloons. And silliness -- we can't forget that.

Sound like fun? Yes, it is. Visit Scott at www.wisconsinmagician.com to find out more.

Wayne the Wizard has amazed audiences of all ages throughout Wisconsin for over 25 years. This astonishing magician performs his dazzling array of illusions for a wide variety of events. Wayne is also an accomplished ventriloquist and has a number of different characters to fit any occasion. (608) 274-9411

 

 

 

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