Local Party Options

This is an incomplete, but growing, directory to wonderful Birthday Party options we have in
our local community, and some fun websites I've found to be good resources.
Let me know if you'd like to be listed too, and I'll grow this section of the site if it gets big! 

Nope, I do NOT mind listing my "competition" as I believe strongly it's great to know what
all your options are and make up your own mind. The more the merrier. Happy Partying everyone! :-)

FACEPAINTERS & HENNA ARTISTS
  • Tina Ball ~ (707) 496-8606. Full service Face Painting and also Henna! 

  • Erin ~ (707) 672-5731, Lots of pics on Facebook

  • Butterfly Body Art ~ Face & body paint (707) 357-3772, www.butterflybodyart.com

  • Ildiko Cziglenyi, Hennayat ~ Henna artist, www.hennayat.com, (707) 845-8210

  • Emerald Caravan ~ Henna artist. Kid henna hand projects too! www.emeraldcaravan.com

  • Moonrise Herbs ~ Arcata plaza... if you want to do henna yourself they have kits! (707) 822-5296, www.moonriseherbs.com

 

CUPCAKES & CAKES

DOCUMENT YOUR CELEBRATION

 

VENUES TO RENT 
  • Redwood Raks World Dance Studio (hee hee... my own fabulous venue. 40x60 room with mirrors, stereo, remote control party lights, high ceilings, wood floor, easy parking, downtown Arcata) $100 for 2 hour party w/ hour before & after. (707) 616-6876, www.RedwoodRaks.com

  • The Sanctuary Arcata, 13th & J Streets, Arcata

  • Forever Humboldt, 5th & C Streets, Eureka

 

PARTY ENTERTAINERS 
  • Book an entertainer HERE in many styles!

  • Balloon Artist Matthew Scott ~ (707) 845-1418

  • Circus of the Elements ~ Fire shows and entertaining non-fire prop manipulation shows with hoops, fans, poi, staff, etc. (707) 496-9767 or on Facebook

  • Bella Vita Fire Dance Company ~ Great at fire shows, also can do prop manipulation not on fire. On Facebook

  • Humboldt Rockers Breakdancers Crew ~ Super fun shows (and kids Breakdancing classes!) Call/text Reckless Rex at (707) 832-3307. 

  • Kinetic Paranormal Society ~ Puppet shows and a wide variety of entertaining antics. (707) 633-9191, www.kineticparanormalsociety.com

  • Forget-Me-Not Photobooth ~ Kacy Curtis, (707) 499-3256, www.forget-me-not-photobooth.com

  • There are many local dance teachers happy to do a little demo and teach a lesson to make a party extra fun. Check the site or you can call me (Shoshanna) for ideas on any style of dancing from Hula to Belly Dancing to Hip Hop, Waltzing and Ballet. I know all the fun dancing people! (707) 616-6876 or dance@shoshannaland.com. 

 

PLACES TO HAVE PARTIES 

PONIES, HORSES & ANIMALS, OH MY
  • Pretty Pony Parties ~ Tracie Ahlberg offers pony rides at birthday parties and special events! I think she just comes to your parties. (707-839-3576 or miniwhinny@humboldt1.com

  • Kilby Kountry ~ Pony rides and petting zoo available to hire at your event, and parties, camps, and special events at their farm. They even have a zebra and camel! Jenna Kilby, (707) 616-6722, www.kilbykountry.com

  • Zion Ranch Horse Boarding & Pony Parties ~ Carlotta. (707) 768-5109, Facebook

  • Nature Joe ~ Live animal shows, custom animal habitats, educational courses and more! I've seen Joe do many presentations locally. Great for all ages. (707) 601-5637 or www.naturejoes.com. 

POOLS
  • Arcata Community Pool ~ (707) 822-6801, www.arcatapool.com. Outdoor party area. CAN NOT use mermaid tails at this pool.

  • Vector Physical Therapy & Aquatic Center ~ Myrtle area of Eureka... a warm water pool and a very nice cozy party room / outside area. You MAY use mermaid tails at this pool. (707) 442-6463, www.vectorpt.org

 

SKATING
  • Blue Lake Skating Rink ~ (707) 668-5655, bluelake.ca.gov

  • McKinleyville Activty Center (Azalea Hall) ~ Skating parties, sports parties. McKinleyville Community Services District (707) 839-9003 or http://www.mckinleyvillecsd.com

  • Eureka Munincipal Auditorium Skating Party ~ (707) 441-4248, www.ci.eureka.ca.gov

  • Fortuna Fireman's Pavillion in Rohner Park ~ (707) 725-7620, www.friendlyfortuna.com 

BOWLING
  • Harbor Lanes ~ Eureka on Broadway, (707) 443-4533, www.harborlanes.net

  • E&O Bowling ~ 1417 Glendale Dr off 299 near Blue Lake, (707) 825-9160, Facebook

GYMNASTICS, SPORTS & CLIMBING

ARTS & CRAFTS
  • Parasol Arts ~ Pottery painting parties! Great for a small, mellow group of kids ages 7+. Old Town Eureka. (707) 268-8888, find on Facebook

  • SCRAP Humboldt ~ Upcycle crafty fun in Arcata! (707) 822-2452, www.scraphumboldt.org

  • Arcata Parks & Rec ~ (707) 822-7091, www.cityofarcata.org 

RESTURANTS AND TREATS
  • Ultimate Yogurt in Arcata, McKinleyville and Eureka... special party room! On Facebook

  • Arcata Scoop ~ 1068 I St, Arcata, (707) 825-7266, Facebook

  • Redwood Yogurt ~ 1573 G St, Arcata, (707) 826-7677

  • Banana Hut Hawaiian Resturant ~ So kid friendly and fun! 621 5th St, Eureka. (707) 444-3447, www.thebananahut.com

  • Westside Pizza, Arcata ~ plenty of room for guests, video game room, (707) 822-9990, www.westsidepizza.com

  • Funky Monkey Pizza Arcade ~ "Where kids go bananas!" Fortuna, (707) 725-1600, www.funkymonkeyfortuna.com

  • Babe's Pizza & Pasta ~ Pizzeria in Cutten, Eureka that also has an ice cream parlor! (707) 442-3839, www.babespizzapasta.com

  • Ultimate Frozen Yogurt ~ Arcata plaza and McKinleyville Shopping Center. Both have party rooms!

  • Mia Bella Cupcakes ~ Arcata, has a party room. 

THEME PARTIES
  • Redwood Raks with Shoshanna, of course! Princesses, pirates, fairies, and so much more... Dancing, amazingly decorated space, party hostessing, face painting, dress-up, tea parties, crafts....... and you're already on the right website! (707) 616-6876 - just click here!

  • Ballerina Birthday Parties at Trillium Dance Studios in Arcata (707) 822-8408, www.TrilliumDance.com

  • City of Arcata Parks & Rec, (707) 822-7091

  • City of Eureka Parks & Rec, (707) 441-4248, www.ci.eureka.ca.gov

OTHER
  • Bounce-a-Palooza ~ Eureka in Bayshore Mall. (707) 444-8488, www.eurekabounce.com

  • Sequoia Park Zoo ~ Eureka, lots of fun options. (707) 442-5649, www.sequoiaparkzoo.net

  • Discovery Museum ~ New location 6th & G St, Eureka. (707) 443-9694, www.discovery-museum.org

  • Arcata Theater Lounge ~ They always have a family - friendly movie Sundays 5:30pm. It's so fun to watch movies there because you can move around and have snacks at tables! I think it'd be a fun birthday destination. 10th & G Arcata, (707) 822-1220, www.arcatatheater.com

  • Mill Creek Cinema or any of the Movie Theaters. They make fun parties!

  • Humboldt Crabs ~ Have a picnic on the side of the field during a game in Arcata! Info at their picnic page (Special Events Request Form) at www.humboldtcrabs.com

  • The Madaket ~ What a fun way to celebrate on the water! (707) 445-1910, www.humboldtbaymaritimemuseum.com

  • Butterfly Way ~ Butterfly release kits, Live butterfly house in Fortuna. So cool! (707) 725-2424, www.butterflyway.com.

FREE OUTDOOR IDEAS 
  • The Park! 

  • My favorites in Arcata for parties are Redwood Park and Larsen Park with picnic tables and amenities like water and restrooms/portapotty. Reserve tables @ Arcata Parks & Rec. In Eureka I'd go for Sequoia Park, and don't forget how great Manila Park is on Peninsula Drive. 

  • The Beach!

  • Always check the tides to be safe. Moonstone has easy parking. Manila Dunes is really nice, with good faciities.

  • Mad River Hatchery in Blue Lake

  • Freshwater Park

  • Arcata Skate Park, Sunset Ave in Arcata by 101 overpass. 

  • Arcata Marsh

  • Fort Humboldt State Park ~ historic landmark, state park. No charge to access... they have picnic tables, 2 historic buildings to roam around, pretty trails. They appreciate notice if a group is coming (limited parking) and for groups over 50 you'll need a special use permit. Main office (707) 445-6547. Bit of info here, too, but a little hard to access usable info for parties. :-)

PARTY RENTALS
  • The Party Place ~ Eureka. Bouncy Houses, canopies & tents, tables, chairs... (707) 443-0833, www.partyplaceeureka.com

  • North Coast Events and Rentals, Fortuna. Bounce houses, Popcorn, cotton candy and snow cone machines, fancy lights & lanterns, tents, dance floors, linens, tables, chairs, more! (707) 682-6136, www.northcoasteventsandrentals.com 

 

COOL WEBSITES

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