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Birthday Party Packages Questions

Questions & Answers

Will a staff member be available to decorate the room before the party starts?

We will have the appropriate number of chairs and tables ready upon your arrival. Decorating the room to your specifications is your responsibility. You’ll have access to the party room 15 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled party and during the time the children are in the gymnastics/playground space.

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Can I bring my own decorations to decorate the party room?

You’re welcome to use your own decorations and/or paper products in the party room. To preserve the integrity of our party rooms, we do not permit silly string, confetti, or craft projects that involve pens, markers, paint, glue or glitter. Sticky tack must be used to hang decorations. There may be items and signs already in place; these items must remain in tack and displayed during use of the room. There is up to a $100 charge if damage occurs.

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Can we start in the party room?

No, we have found that a belly full of food is not good before activity.

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Once in the party room, can guests re-enter the activity area?

We're sorry, but once the time in the activity area is completed guests are not allowed to re-enter due to supervisor requirements and food restrictions. At the indoor playground, guests are allowed in this area to use the washrooms ONLY.

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Can I spend more than the designated time in the party room or activity area?

We're sorry but due to schedule restrictions and maintenance needs, we are not able to extend the time for any of the party rooms or activities.

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How early should I tell my guests to arrive?

If having your party at the indoor playground, guests should arrive at the start time of the party. Party attendants will be ready to provide waivers for those showing up.

If your party is at the gymnastics center, we suggest guests arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the party. This will allow enough time for attendants to get waivers signed, collect waivers, and hand out name tags so the activities can start on time.

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Is each guest required to have signed/completed waiver?

Each participating child must have a waiver signed/completed by their parent or legal guardian. Waivers can be filled out prior to the party and brought with the child or completed when arriving at the party. There will be no exceptions given to children without a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. The waiver sheet will be provided by the attendant to guests arriving at the party prior to entering the activity area or party room. We will only collect the amount of waivers equal to the amount of participants paid for.

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Are adults allowed in the activity area with the party?

At Ridgeland Common, the host family (and additional chaperones as needed) is responsible for supervising the children while in the pool, ice arena and party room.

At the Stevenson Center Indoor Playground parties, adults are allowed in the playground area and are responsible for monitoring children. They are expected, just like the children, to remove their shoes when walking on the mats.

At the Gymnastics and Recreation Center, the party activities are organized and supervised by gymnastics staff. Therefore, adults are not allowed in the gymnastics area. Adults are welcome to watch from the lobby area or second floor balcony.

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Can I bring a homemade birthday cake/dessert?

Birthday cakes or desserts can be homemade for any of the Park District birthday parties. Please be mindful of potential allergies your guests may have. We do not supply any serving or eating utensils.

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Am I allowed to bring food for a party at Rehm pool

Yes, you can bring food. If you select the birthday party package your party attendant will be able to put cake or ice cream in our fridge/freezer. We suggest bringing coolers for other items (alcohol is prohibited). If you have any other questions, the best contact is Andy Gerow, Aquatic & Rink Program Supervisor, at andrew.gerow@pdop.org.

 

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