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🎂 2023 Birthdays & Special Occasions Party Planning Guide

January 5, 2022

Are you planning a party? Whether it's a birthday, baby shower, or graduation shindig, our Birthdays & Special Occasions Party Planning Guide is a great place to get started. These local businesses want to help make your celebration one to remember forever!

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Castle Rock | Highlands Ranch & Lone Tree | Parker | Outside Douglas County

MUSIC & MOVIES

Shining Light Events: Your #1 DJ in Douglas County is also a movie night company, providing kids and families with an unforgettable movie night experience. One of our DJs will provide a dance party one hour before sunset and then show the movie of your choice on a 20-foot inflatable movie screen!

PARTY ENTERTAINERS & ACTIVITIES

5280 Slumber Parties (All Ages) Provide your child with a special night by transforming your space into an overnight slumber party they will never forget. Whether you want to celebrate a birthday with your child and their friends or break the monotony and add some fun for siblings or family, we are here to help!

B & M Laser Tag (Ages 7+) We bring the fun to you! We are a Mobile Laser Tag business that caters to birthday parties, team builders, bachelor/bachelorette parties, company picnics, family reunions, and other special occasions.

Castle Rock Foam Parties (All Ages) Fill your outdoor space with clouds of fluffy foam for a unique and fun summer party option. An excellent choice for birthdays, summer camps, church groups, and block parties!

Inspire to Learn & Imagine (Ages 3-14) I2LI offers fun educational programs for children ages 3-14. We believe kids learn best when they are having fun. Our hands-on programs inspire kids to remember what they learn, imagine, and create!

KidzArt (All Ages) Our party specialists will WOW your guests as they are guided through an exciting "Arty Party"! Choose from a menu of cool projects and mediums. We come to your location with all materials needed, and every attendee gets to take home a masterpiece!

PARTY SERVICES

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Carly Roberts Photographer (Douglas County) I am a local photographer specializing in families, newborns, and lifestyle photos. Before starting a photography business, I worked as a teacher for DCSD. I loved serving and loving my students and their families. When I started my photography business, I knew that I wanted the heart of my business to be grounded in that love — from behind the lens.

Lindsey Mladinich Photography (Highlands Ranch) I am a Highlands Ranch-based photographer specializing primarily in portraits and lifestyle sessions of families and children. Senior portraits, headshots, and newborn photography are also a part of my portfolio.

SWEETS & TREATS

Eileen's Colossal Cookies (Highlands Ranch) Our locally-owned cookie bakery offers fifteen flavors of cookies in six sizes, freshly baked daily with no preservatives. We are your go-to one-stop shop for all your cookie desires!

Gather to Graze Co (Douglas County) Gather to Graze Co is a woman-owned small business — a Colorado-born and -raised owner who loves supporting other local businesses! We started making charcuterie for friends and family, and then family and friends began referring us, so we made a small business out of our hobby!

Gelato & Co. Cremeria (Highlands Ranch) Gelato & Co. brings the best of authentic Italian dessert cafés to Highlands Ranch, offering house-made gelato and pastries, espresso, and more in a warm and cozy atmosphere.

Gluten Escape (Centennial) We are a dedicated bakery free from gluten, dairy, soy protein, nuts, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, tree nuts, and peanuts. We work to avoid corn ingredients, and most of our items are also vegan and organic!

Mile High Kona Ice (Douglas County) Looking for something fun, exciting, and different that your guests will love? You found it with KONA ICE. We do parties, birthdays, graduations, weddings, staff appreciation, company picnics — you name it, we can do it!

Simply Savor (Douglas County) Simply Savor is a woman-owned small business specializing in full-service catering, charcuterie boards, and weekly meal delivery. All of our Charcuterie Boards, Boxes, and Grazing Tables include artisan cheeses, charcuterie meats, fresh/dried fruits, and accoutrements such as assorted crackers, olives, nuts, cornichons, jams, honeys, vegetables, and our crafted gourmet spreads.

PARTY VENUES

CASTLE ROCK

Douglas County Libraries (Ages 2-7) Celebrate your child's birthday at Douglas County Libraries! Our playful birthday parties incorporate the love of stories and discovery in three fun themes: Once Upon a Time, Fantasy and Folklore, and Things That Roar. Our event planners handle the legwork, setup, and clean-up so you can enjoy the party!

Ninja Intensity (Ages 6+) We LOVE a good party! Our obstacle training gym originated from the famous TV show American Ninja Warrior. Challenge yourself to conquer obstacles you see on the show, such as the Warped Wall, Spider Wall, Salmon Ladder, and many more!

SafeSplash Swim School (All Ages) SafeSplash can help you plan the perfect celebration for your child's special day, whether it's a birthday party, an end-of-season party for the team, a Scout party, or any other reason to have a great time. Our warm water pools are set at 90˚ so we are a great party venue year-round.

Town of Castle Rock Birthday Parties (All Ages) Celebrate your child's next birthday at The MAC, Castle Rock Recreation Center, or Burgess Outdoor Pool. We pride ourselves on helping you plan the perfect celebration. With multiple party activities to choose from, you are sure to make your child's birthday memorable and fun.

HIGHLANDS RANCH/LONE TREE

Douglas County Libraries (Ages 2-7) Celebrate your child's birthday at Douglas County Libraries! Our playful birthday parties incorporate the love of stories and discovery in three fun themes: Once Upon a Time, Fantasy and Folklore, and Things That Roar. Our event planners handle the legwork, setup, and clean-up so you can enjoy the party!

Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios (Ages 3-17) Stir up some fun and enjoy a sizzlin' celebration with hands-on themes such as Cupcake Wars, Pizza Palooza, SuperHero and Princess, Grosser than Gross, and many more! We offer nearly two dozen themes and do all the work so you can enjoy the big day!

HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area (Ages 4-12) Your local wild place for birthday parties, summer camp, outdoor recreation, environmental education, and wildlife habitat conservation.

HRCA Parties (All Ages) Whether your child loves art, cooking, tumbling, splashing in the pool, sports, or outdoor nature parties, Highlands Ranch Community Association has a party for you! We offer affordable all-inclusive parties to make that special day easy for you and fun for everyone.

Play Street Museum (Ages 1-8) Play Street Museum is a small-scale children's museum that caters to children 8 and under. Kids will have fun imagining and pretending in the miniature Town Square buildings or exploring the interactive exhibits and activities throughout the educational play space. Adults may join in on the adventure or sit back and relax.

South Suburban Parks and Recreation (All Ages) Planning a celebration is a piece of cake! Choose how to enjoy your special day with uniquely themed birthday packages at locations across South Suburban, including the Lone Tree Recreation Center and the South Suburban Sports Complex. Let's celebrate YOU!

PARKER

Boondocks Food & Fun (Ages 4+) With indoor and outdoor attractions — Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Bowling, Bumper Boats, Laser Tag, XD Dark Ride, and a Huge Arcade — every party is an event beyond anything you've experienced before. Your kid will feel special at Boondocks!

Douglas County Libraries (Ages 2-7) Celebrate your child's birthday at Douglas County Libraries! Our playful birthday parties incorporate the love of stories and discovery in three fun themes: Once Upon a Time, Fantasy and Folklore, and Things That Roar. Our event planners handle the legwork, setup, and clean-up so you can enjoy the party!

Little Monkey Bizness (Ages 1-8) The place where kids ages 1-8 can truly "monkey around"! Whether on our giant indoor playground or for a birthday party or event, we provide a safe, clean environment for family fun.

Momentum Athletic Center (Ages 3+) Founded by families, for families. As parents of gymnasts, we created a place focused on delivering the very best that gymnastics has to offer young athletes and their families.

Parker Academy of Martial Arts (Ages 3+) Make it a superhero birthday party, a ninja birthday party, a karate birthday party — we've even had unicorn ninja parties! Whatever the theme, we would love to be your host! Our premiere 6,000 square foot facility covered with 2" thick zebra mats provides a safe and fun location to hold your child's best birthday yet!

Parker Parks and Recreation (Ages 4+) We offer a variety of exciting and affordable hosted party options at our Parker Recreation Center and Parker Fieldhouse locations, including sports/games, the climbing wall, and swim parties!

Pop! Arts (All Ages) Pop! Arts offers the best birthday parties — and balloons — around! Choose from Build a Bear, Slime, Pour Paint & Splat, Adopt a Pet, themed crafting, and much more!

SafeSplash Swim School (All Ages) Whether it's a birthday party, an end-of-season party for the team, a Scout party, or any other reason to have a great time, you will have a blast by celebrating it with SafeSplash. Your SafeSplash party host will guarantee fun for all! At our dedicated facilities, our warm water pools are set at 92°.

Sky Zone (All Ages) Experience the WOW of jumping, climbing, and flipping on trampoline courts, Warrior Course, Warped Wall, and more! Sky Zone will make your party as easy and seamless as possible so you and your guests can focus on FUN!

OUTSIDE DOUGLAS COUNTY

Aerial Cirque Over Denver (Ages 6+) Fly with us! Aerial Cirque has been perfecting the art of circus parties for 15 years! Kiddos will learn aerial dance skills and tricks on trapeze and silks for 90 minutes, followed by cake and food time.

Pirates Cove (All Ages) Are you ready for fun in the sun? Located in Englewood, Pirates Cover offers a leisure pool with a large play structure, a 25-meter 6-lane pool, a 35-foot slide tower with three slides, a lazy river, concessions, and more for your summer party! Both our party packages include admission to Pirates Cove, two hours at a private table, cake and ice cream, goodie bags, and more!

Uncorked Kitchen (Ages 6-17) Instead of another predictable birthday party, try something different this year. Celebrate your child's birthday with a hands-on interactive cooking party!



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