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Dreamcatchers Sleepovers provides fun-filled "glamping" indoor and outdoor themed party packages for kids, teens, and even adults! They show up the day of the event at the location of the event (preferably a few hours prior to the start of the party because they need approximately 90 minutes to set up). They set up Dreamcatcher Sleepovers 9.1 ft diameter luxury bell tent and then they style and decorate the tent area, as well as the dining area, with boho-chic themed decorative accents and accessories (decorative rugs, throw pillows, floor cushions, Poufs, LED fairy lights, LED lanterns, Decorative garlands, blankets). The dining experience can accommodate up to 14 people and includes a floor table, floor cushions and tableware (no food or plates/silverware/glasses are provided), plus decorative accents and LED string lights are also provided above the table. They also provide an outdoor movie experience (movie screen and projector), as well as a popcorn cart for additional fees.
We also love their indoor sleepover packages in an array of themes including: Pixie Dust, Surf's Up, Camp Commando, Woodland Wonders and more. Every package comes with themed tents, mattresses, mattress covers, bunting, fairy lights, breakfast trays, lanterns and an indoor campfire. Each partygoer also receives a dental kit and a sleep mask (girls) or dog tag (boys). Additionally, they offer a range of add-on themed packages and fun activities. These packages start at $280.
Their new outdoor 'Glam Camp' package includes: Delivery (additional fees might be applied for certain locations), set up and take down the next day.
Cost: $550 until April 2020 (introductory rate) then $800 for the package. For indoor themed glamping packages, the cost starts at $280 for 5
indoor tents and their matching accessories and $45 for each additional tent.
Ballet Dancer Party
IIf you have an aspiring ballerina (ages three and older), then a birthday party with Miss Lizzy at your house is the perfect gift. You will have one hour of fun, including a mini-dance class and learning a dance routine for up to 18 little dancers. Even more, there’ll be a performance for family and friends, and a First Steps Dance Program goodie bag. So grab those ballet slippers, and let’s have a party.
Cost: $100 for one-hour party
First Steps Dance Program
4255 Ruffin Rd., Unit 200
San Diego, CA, 92123
Let Elite Teepees bring the outdoors in for your happy camper's next birthday slumber party. Teepees in an array of different themes from "unicorn magic" to "game day" are delivered to your home and beautifully set up on the day of the party. Then everything is cleared away the next day. Hand-crafted themed teepees are fully equipped with luxury mattresses and bedding, exquisite decorative accessories and a large sprinkle of magic. The only things guests need to bring are their overnight bag and sense of adventure for a fun “glamp-in” with friends.
Cost: $80 per teepee for overnight rental, plus delivery.
Soft PlayZone Party
If you’re having a fete with a bunch of littles, then this four-hour soft play zone rental will be a hit! You get a choice of play areas, the basic fun zone (8 feet by 8 feet), or the slightly bigger wow zone (8 feet by 12 feet). This local shop is courteous, on time, and the play zone is clean for the party. Also, they have a cover tent for a small extra fee to keep partygoers protected from the sun.
Cost: Fun Zone, $170/four hours; Wow Zone, $240/four hours; tent rental $25
Soft Play Zone
Everyone loves Kid Ventures, so why not bring them to you? Their mobile party package (for up to 16 kids) includes two team members to set-up, birthday goers activities, clean-up, and extra help to make your party perfect. Also, it includes an obstacle course and a craft station. Plus, you can add-in a character or other options. Little birthday goers leave with a candy medal and coloring pictures, and the birthday half-pint gets a free pass to Kid Ventures.
Cost: $495 for 1.5 hours
Register online: indoorplaysandiego.com
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
What could be better than a museum party rolling right up to your door? San Diego Children's Discovery Museum's mobile birthday parties brings all the fun of the Museum to your home. Their party package includes an arts and crafts activity as well as three mobile exhibits for partygoers to explore: a custom built ball wall, an imagination playground and a wind tunnel. All of the exhibits engage kids in educational and entertaining, hands-on activities that teach them about topics ranging from architecture to aerodynamics. Also included are two birthday party assistants, a special gift for the kid of honor and 50% off admission passes to the Museum for all party guests.
Cost: $495 for up to 40 kids – (10% off for Museum members)
Brick Builder Party
If you have a little brick builder in your house then invite over Snapology to set-up a pint-sized build. They provide a one-hour party time and build activity for up to 10 party guests. Your little birthday wonder will get to choose the theme and get a free t-shirt too!
Cost: $250 for 15 party guests
4204 Adams Ave.
San Diego, CA
Mobile Spa Party
The birthday crew boards the pink vintage camper to get pampered with a mani and pedi. Next, a pink mud face mask, then they'll get a pair of flip-flops to decorate and take home as a party favor. Other choices are pretty braids and a bath bomb craft. Finally, it's photo-op time with props at the photo both stationed outside the camper.
Cost: Parties start at $180
Spring Valley, CA
Awesome Art Party
Seasoned instructor? Check. All materials provided? Check. Let kids express their inner Picasso at an art party tailored to your birthday sweetie. Also, they'll supply table covers and aprons. Your little artist can pick the painting for the party on their website. Moreover, snap a great end-of-party picture where everyone holds up what they've created.
Cost: Parties start at $100/hour for 6 kiddos
San Diego, CA
Junior Chef Party
The best part (for you!) about this cooking party is that you do nothing! Creative Chef cooks up a good little birthday for your little one and his/her friends. The party lasts two-and-a-half hours during which kiddos prepare the main course, drink and (of course!) dessert, then sit down and enjoy their creation. From meatball madness, pizza, French crepes to cupcake wars... your little one picks the party theme!
Cost: Starts at $55/child (10 participant minimum)
San Diego, CA 92124
Gamer Truck Party
Got a game-crazed clan? Then these wheels are for you. Your little video guru can let loose on the latest (and greatest) tech consoles from Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii-U with a choice of 36+ age-appropriate games. It's easy on you—there's a game coach available to answer questions and to make sure the party runs smoothly.
Cost: Packages start at $299
Game Truck Party
Backyard Movie Party
A giant backyard movie screen? We know who would be the cool parents on the block! An event crew will set-up, run and take down the giant inflatable movie screen and outdoor sound system. Best part? You do nothing. They can even bring the popcorn. Your birthday kiddo will be the talk of the town.
Cost: Packages start at $349
FunFlicks San Diego
Looking for an Ice Queen or Galactic Knight to host your kid's birthday bash? From face painting and dance lessons to singing and a cake ceremony, your birthday princess leaves with a crown. From Knight Academy and light sword training to a magic show and a graduation, your birthday buddy leaves a knight. Let the royals host your next fest.
Cost: $225 for 1.5 hours
San Diego, CA 92106
Gym Bus Party
If your little birthday wonder prefers a high-energy party that will have them bouncing off the walls, then this bus at your house makes party planning easy-peasy. There are two instructors that lead the birthday crew in song, dance, games and tumbling exercises. Plus, there's a cool yellow slide out the back of the bus. They can even do the goody bags!
Cost: Packages start at $325
Tumble Gym Bus
Showstopper Glamour Party Bus
Calling all future movie stars––it's time to glam it up! Little birthday divas dress up and primp with a mini mani, makeup and sparkly hairdo. Little birthday superheroes can dress up and get their face painted to match their super powers. Everyone loves the karaoke and red carpet walk. Great photo ops too. Have your birthday bash sparkle with V.I.P. treatment.
Cost: Packages start at $349
ShowsStoppers Glamour Party Bus
Ontario, CA 91766
Mad Science Party
Bubbling potions, dry ice and eggs that fit into incredibly small spaces, your birthday scientist will be amazed at this show. Add-on more science to amp up the party: rocket blasting, cotton candy creating and slime-making. If guest's age range varies, this high-energy abracadabra works well. All party-goers receive a gift of slime, super ball or silly putty.
Cost: Parties start at $275 + $3.50/child
San Diego, CA 92111
Wood Shop Bus Party
Do you want to forgo screen time for hands-on fun? Then the wood shop bus is for you and your birthday crew. Budding carpenters don the safety goggles and get to hammer, saw and drill their way to a new wooden toy. Kids love working where they get to use real tools, just like the grown-ups. There's a knowledgeable instructor on hand to teach the kids about wood shop rules and how to use the tools. Birthday parties are available from .
Star Gymnast Party
Does your little birthday cutie tumble around the house like Simone Biles? Well, we've got the 4-1-1 on the best gym party. They'll bring the mat, the trampoline (it's small), two teachers and let the cartwheels and somersaults begin. Experienced and personable owner Katie P. knows how to have a party and host it too! You get to take lots of pics.
Cost: Starts at $200/hour
Super Star Gymnastics
San Diego, CA
Trackless Train Party
All aboard, transportation-crazed kids! Schedule a trackless train ride or race cars that little riders can buckle up and pretend to steer (up to 18 passengers). Attendants dressed as conductors or NASCAR drivers will drive your parade on grass, gravel or concrete. Complete the package with add-on face painting, foam or snow cone machines. They serve part of San Diego County.
Cost: Packages start at $250/hour
Train Party Express
Tots Music Party
Make music together. From puppets and parachutes to bubbles and a giant drum, this 45-minute come to you party is great kid-fun. Sing a song, shake the maracas or dance along. Perfect for infants, tots and toddlers. Twelve to a party.
Cost: Packages start at $190
Nightingale Music School
San Diego, CA 92101
Super Spa Party
If your kid's motto is something like keep calm and spa on, why not have a spa party catered to your house? From sweet smelling lotions and fuzzy bathrobes to pink polish and soothing cucumber eye pads, sit back and let these gals plan a spa fest. The best part? You can relax too.
Cost: Packages start at $250
Escondido, CA 92025