1999 Brithday Party Directory

Party Entertainment

B & G Creations


Birthday party fun with singer Barbara Tilsen and visual artist Gayla Ellis. Together as B & G Creations, they offer unique, entertaining birthday party packages that include: interactive songs and stories, making musical instruments, face painting, "hands-on" drums and other musical instruments from around the world, and colorful musical slide shows.




The Cadillac of children's entertainment. Clown, magician, juggler, Santa. THE BO BO SHOW is the home of the 100% money back guarantee. We have different size shows for different budgets. We guarantee our clowns won't scare kids. Call now to receive our free entertainment guide.

Ear Things by Laura

3829 Pillsbury Ave S, Mpls


Jewelry Birthday Party! Trying to come up with a creative birthday party idea? Every guest will bring home their own handmade creations. Each guest will receive my attention in making either earrings, pins, keychains, chokers, ankle or wrist bracelets, and barrettes. I will provide all materials. Call Laura Wolovitch for more information.

Frank Tougas

Seven county metro area


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Make your child's birthday unforgettable. With over 25 years working with children, Frank is the Twin Cities most "kid experienced" performer. Fun, safe and entertaining. No dangerous magic: fire, smoke, sharps, or messy chemicals. Premium package includes great magic show plus grab bags, balloon animals, magic set and party planner. Call now!

Half Pint Parties

serving the Twin Cities Metro Area


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Choose from a variety of characters to entertain at your next children's party or family event! An hour long visit by a costumed performer includes a fun magic show, balloon animals, and facepainting. Nailpainting, singing, and storytelling are available options. Superheroes, Princesses, Barbi, Pirate, Cowboy, Clowns, Magic Man, and Santa.

Mad Science of Minnesota

506 Kenny Rd #100, St. Paul



Expand your party with bubbling potions, voice warp generator, laser light shows, rocket launch demonstrations, cotton candy making, periscope construction, and more. Our edu-taining Mad Scientists come to you with a no mess, no hassle, satisfaction guaranteed birthday party.

The Magic of Brian Gilbertson



Brian's magical presentation is full of audience participation, including the appearance of his magical white doves and Tabitha, his lop-eared rabbit. At the end of the show, don't be surprised if Brian is suspending the birthday child or a guest in mid-air! After the show, Brian creates balloon sculptures like you've never seen before for each of your guests to bring home. For more information, see my ad in the classified section.


3625 James Ave.


Playmakers will create a truly magical birthday for your child! Your child stars in a favorite fairytale. We provide beautiful costumes, face painting, storytelling, invitations, and thank you notes. Fun and enchantment guaranteed! Call Playmakers and ask for Carol.

The Remarkable Reptiles

PO Box 86, Webster



Learn about the world of The Remarkable Reptiles. Plenty of live reptiles and the opportunity to pet and hold some of them. Get your picture taken with a Boa Constrictor! And a special party gift is included for the birthday child. Call today for details or visit The Remarkable Reptiles on the web.

Sparkplug the Clown


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Make your child's birthday even more special with Sparkplug the Clown. Professional clown with nine years of experience will come to your home and perform simple magic, create balloon sculptures and do face painting for your party. Also available for company parties and grand openings. Call for more information.

Story Book Fun's Miss Julie


Miss Julie has been entertaining kids for over 11 years! Miss Julie is licensed and insured to work with children. Face painting, balloon sculptures, magic, juggling, puppet shows, and a live bird will come to your party! All parties are 45 minutes for $64. $5 off with mention of ad!

Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam


Family concerts that are totally interactive. Music from the 50s to the 90s finds a fan in everyone. With air guitars, costumes, puppets, and more, every kid is a star! As seen at Taste of Minnesota, Children's Museum, Minnesota Zoo and Birthday Parties too!

Party Places

Air Traffic Juggling Academy

1172 E Cliff Rd, Burnsville



Air Traffic Juggling Academy offers yo-yo or juggling birthday parties. Where all kids will have fun while learning something new. We feature professional instruction and a spacious learning environment in the nation's only juggling academy. If you're interested in something fun and different call us for more information.  


1459 St. Clair Ave, St. Paul


An ArtStart artist helps kids create original art using discarded and recycled materials. Artscraps provides invitation kits, scrap party favor bags and project materials.

Bell Museum of Natural History

10 Church St SE, Mpls.



Does your child love animals? Science or Art? Give them a special birthday party that's both fun and educational in a special setting. Choose special hands-on activities appropriate for your child. It's easy. Full services include invitations, party favors, etc. Maximum of 24 children.

Capture the Memories

4334 Shady Oak Rd, Minnetonka


At a cost of $11 per child, we will provide a 2 1/2 hour party that includes a scrapbook, stickers, the use of decorative edge scissors, punches, templates, and many other tools in our fun workshop. Instruction will be given on how to put together a fun, acid free scrapbook.

Cinema Café

New Hope, Burnsville, Woodbury


This unique venue for dining while movie watching offers a party package that includes admission to a matinee, pizza, pop, ice cream, and popcorn. You can bring in a cake. Family movies (G, PG) are guaranteed for all matinees.

Doin' the Dishes

3002 W. 50th St Minneapolis MN 55410


[email protected]

Have your Party at Doin' the Dishes. We are a "glaze it yourself " ceramics studio. Birthdays, moms night out, scout troops and office parties will be remembered forever with a piece you and your guests have designed and painted at our studio. For Party reservations and more information please call 612-924-8980

Flips Gymnastics Center

3505 Commerce Blvd.,White Bear Lake

(651) 777-4776

Trained staff lead children in an hour of activity including trampoline, cooperative games, obstacle courses, relay races and gymnastic events, followed by a half-hour in a private party room furnished with refrigerator and tables for refreshments (provided by family) and gift opening.

Gymboree Play and Music

5011 Ewing Ave, 50th & France, Edina



Leave the birthday worries to us! Our parties are for children one to five years old. Our indoor playground is a great place to run, jump and sing along. We do all the work and you bring the cake. Private parties up to 20 guests, plus mom and dad.

Imation IMAX® Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo

12000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley


Parents, relax and let the Imation IMAX(r) Theatre provide the entertainment for your next Birthday Party. Combine your visit with a trip to the Minnesota Zoo for even more fun! Our Birthday package includes: Group Admission Rates, Personalized Birthday Greeting Card, Special Recognition of their Birthday before the film, a party favor for the Birthday Child and their guests, and a 10% Discount at the IMAGINE IT Gift Shop. We also have a table set up available. Please call to make your reservation today!

John Casablanca Modeling and Acting Center

1021 Bandana Blvd #128, St Paul


8200 Humbolt Ave South Suite 101 Bloomington



Become a model or an actor. All ages welcome, 6 months to 60 years old. Moms and dads this means you also. We are currently looking for new faces. Call and learn about our new corporate imaging courses.

Kids Quest

1156 Eden Prairie Center,

Eden Prairie


Fun for Kids Quest, Hassle Free for Parents. Your party will include: a private party room, adventurous play in the Quest, non-violent arcade/video games, karaoke, a party team to host your entire party, and much more! Space is filling fast, call for more information and reserve your party today!

Minnesota Children's Museum

10 W 7th St, St. Paul



Crawl through a giant anthill, create a thunderstorm, take the stage in a TV and music studio, and more in six play-filled galleries. Minnesota Children's Museum offers two great ways to party. Choose our weekday Super Parties which offer flexibility in both group size and Age of party guests. Or choose our weekend Super Duper Parties with hands-on messy fun and treats appropriate for ages 3-10.

Minnesota Zoo "Zoorific" Birthday Party

13000 Zoo Blvd. Apple Valley

(612) 431-9213

Have a "Zoorific" Birthday at the Minnesota Zoo! Party alcove overlooks the snow monkey exhibit. Includes zoo admission, party invitations, tableware, utensils, cake & candles, beverage, party gifts, and a mounted keepsake photo. Additional options available. Base price: $40 plus a per-person party fee. Non-refundable $20 deposit required to reserve the party. Call Guest Services for more information.  

Northern Clay Center

2424 Franklin Ave E, Mpls


Celebrate your birthday with a unique and creative clay event at Northern Clay Center. Our hands-on clay events allow children of all ages to develop their imaginations and introduce them to the rewards of making art. In two hours, children will make something out of clay and decorate with colorful glazes. Projects include mugs, bowls, treasure boxes, birdhouses, whistles, or tiles. Partygoers can also collaboratively decorate a clay cake. A special room is available for serving cake and refreshments.

Park Tavern Lounge and Lanes

3401 Louisiana Ave. S.

(612) 929-6810

Park Tavern is your "Bowling Center For the New Millenium." Voted "Best Bowling Center" by Mpls/St. Paul magazine, the newly remodeled Park Tavern now features * 20 lanes of built-in bowling bumpers * Cosmic sound and light show * Children and adult party packages. For more information or reservations, call (612) 929-6810.

P.J. Asch, Otterfitters

413 E Nelson, Stillwater


Try something new for your child's birthday-a climbing wall. Six children, plus two instructors for 1 1/2 hours. Package price $69 plus tax.


2200 Trail of Dreams, Prior Lake

612-445-PLAY (7529)


Let Playworks Host your child's birthday party. We'll handle the details and guarantee the fun! Your birthday party at Playworks includes birthday cake, party host, playtime in our giant indoor playground, tokens, special games, songs, and more! P.W., our cuddly, purple mascot will visit your party, too! Customized themed parties also available. Call for details.

RockWorks Climbing Gym @ SpikeWorks

2508 Essex Street NE- East Bank U of M, Minneapolis


The Most Interactive Birthday Party Place in the Twin Cities! Rock Climbing, beach games, treasure hunts and more. Pizza Parties and birthday cakes available upon request. At RockWorks, your safety is our first concern, a trained instructor will supervise your party at all times. Call 331-8000 for more details.

Roller Garden & Wooddale Recreation Center


Guests start going in circles and having a crazy good time with a party that includes roller skating and a party table with all the fixings: hot dogs or pizza, pop, chips and ice cream.

Stages Theatre Company
(formerly known as Child's Play Theatre)

1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins



Celebrate your child's special occasion at Stages Theatre Company in their new home in the Hopkins Center for the Arts, located on Mainstreet in historic downtown Hopkins. Party packages include tickets to a Stages Theatre performance and a backstage tour. Available for groups of 10 or more.

Tamarack Nature Center

5287 Otter Lake Rd



Parties in the wild! At Tamarack Nature Center! Enter into "a Journey of unexplored territory" as you and your party guests celebrate at Tamarack. Party themes include: Snowshoeing, xc skiing, Maple sugaring, animal tacking, garden party, nature exploration, and many more! Parties are geared for children ages 5-8 years old. Call 407-5350 to request a brochure

Tropics Indoor Water Park Shoreview Community Center

4580 N Victoria St, Shoreview



Make Your Child's Birthday Party Special, Celebrate at the Tropics Indoor Water Park at the Shoreview Community Center! Please call for a reservation. We offer room rentals and birthday packages that include the cake and full day use of the pool and waterslide.

UnderWater World

Mall of America,

120 E Broadway, Bloomington

Take your kids on the ultimate aquarium adventure! At our "Sleep with the Sharks" program, children will enjoy an aquarium tour, a look behind-the-scenes, special shark activities, pizza party, flashlight "night hike", and a light breakfast. For more information, call 612-853-0613.

Vertical Endeavors

Located in St. Paul, call for directions.



Celebrate your birthday adventure at the Twin Cities only CGA accredited rock-climbing facility. A trained instructor will facilitate the party while the children rock-climb! Birthday banner, balloons and gift provided. Two week reservations required.

YWCA Minneapolis - Uptown

2808 Hennepin Ave S, Mpls

612-874-7131 ext. 3305

Come to the party place for your child's next birthday. Pool, kid's gym, party room, decorations, and more. Call Susie for more information.

Party Supplies

Creative Party stuff


Theme Parties in a box delivered to your door! Over 90 themes to choose from including Poke'mon, Veggie Tales, WWF, Barbie, Arthur and Nascar. We have complete party plans for many themes. Visit our Millennium Party Page to request your New Year's Eve Party Plan! Visit us at www.creativepartystuff.com

Fun Services

5617 Corvallis Ave N, Mpls  



Moonwalks from $100-250. We have other inflatables for kids 2-50 years old. You have seen us at company picnics and school carnivals. We have the largest selection of equipment to choose from in Minnesota. We have been serving Minnesota for 27 years.

The Great Big Toy Box

7525 France Ave. S, Edina


[email protected]

This is the place to find that special toy for boys and girls. From infant to preteen, trains to dollhouses, arts and crafts to science projects, computer software to dolls; our knowledgeable, trained staff can help you choose the perfect, age-appropriate gift. Complimentary gift wrap. Gift registry. Birthday Club. Catalog and shipping available.

Maid of Scandinavia

1870 Beam Ave, Maplewood



Parents, make special memories for your child. Bake and decorate a birthday cake of your child's favorite character. We have shaped cake pans and cake tops such as Teletubbies, Blue's Clues, Mickey, Pooh, Tigger, Big Bird, Elmo, Barbie, sports, and more. In Burnsville call Sweet Celebrations: 612-435-3377.

Sweet Celebrations, Inc.

14276 Plymouth Ave, Burnsville


Parents, make special memories for your child. Bake and decorate a birthday cake of your child's favorite character. We have shaped cake pans and cake tops such as Teletubbies, Blue's Clues, Mickey, Pooh, Tigger, Big Bird, Elmo, Barbie, sports, and more. In Maplewood call Maid of Scandinavia: 651-770-8647.

Party Services

ChildCare Pros

Metro area


Weddings, receptions or special events. You provide the space, we provide the fun! We bring children's activities and 12 years' experience. If you want your event to be the greatest, leave the kids to us! Call Colleen at ChildCare Pros for information and references.

Fun Services

5617 Corvallis Ave N, Mpls



Moonwalks from $100-250. We have other inflatables for kids 2-50 years old. You have seen us at company picnics and school carnivals. We have the largest selection of equipment to choose from in Minnesota. We have been serving Minnesota for 27 years.

Parties 1 2 3

14750 64th Ave N, Maple Grove


Want to throw a fun-filled party to celebrate your child's birthday? It's as easy as 1-2-3! We offer themed parties complete with everything you'll need for an activity-filled party. Best of all, it comes boxed and delivered to your door." Switch from Party Services to Party Supplies category. Whether it's a complete party, or you just need quality party favors, Parties 1 2 3 delivers a birthday to remember!

Simek's Easy Meals and Parties

13 Twin City locations

Call 651-459-5578 for nearest location


Simeks has the best Party Trays in town! Top notch quality ingredients; made-to-order freshness and they are beautiful! After more than 25 years in the business, they're experts in easy-to-prepare foods for parties and family meals. Check out their huge selection of Appetizers, Entrees, Desserts, and Party Trays.

Sweet Wishes



[email protected]

Sweet Wishes will teach your child and their guests the fun of creating delicious candies. Party will be catered to child's age (six yr+) and interests. Each child will make and take home their own treats in boxes they have decorated. All candy making supplies are provided. Call for more information.

Cake and Refreshments

McGlynn's Bakery, Inc.

7350 Commerce Ln, Fridley



McGlynn's Bakery offers a revolutionary decorated cake called "PhotoCake(tm)." We take a photograph, reproduce it and place it on one of our cakes which you choose. We create a fully edible image of your favorite photograph, perfect for family birthdays. PhotoCakes(tm) can be ordered through many retail stores offering McGlynn's cakes - call us or access our web site for the location nearest you.


The Pampered Chef


Thinking about going back to work? Working now and need more money? Turn your love of cooking into a profitable business. As a Kitchen Consultant, you'll enjoy excellent income, flexible hours, no deliveries, high quality products, cash bonuses, travel awards, and balance family and career. Call Lisa today!

Wilton At Home


Ground floor home-based business. Fun, flexible hours. Cook, bake, decorate, or demonstrate. The name you've trusted for over 70 years now comes to your home. To host a show or join our team call Terri toll-free at number listed above.

Northwest Athletic Club

Blast! Kids Center

St. Louis Park, Burnsville, Fridley


Blast! is the perfect gathering spot for birthday parties or for other group celebrations. Packages include treat and beverage, kids gym time, favors, organized games, prizes, Blast! host and much more! Pizza, cake and swiming options are also available. Parties last approximately two hours. For more information and party reservations, please call (612) 525-Club.

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