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Birthday Parties

Birthday parties are held year-round in the Reeves-Reed Arboretum Discovery Center at 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ, and are a privilege of membership at the Family Level or above.  Parties can be scheduled Monday-Friday afternoons from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm or on Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  See individual party package descriptions for ages, time, and maximum number of party guests. (please include any participating siblings when calculating the guest limits.)

Each party begins with a brief introduction by a staff member, followed by the entertainment of your choosing.  A short hike will complete the program part of the party.  The last half hour of the party is “free time” for cake and party food that you supply.  The building is available to you one half-hour before your scheduled time slot for set-up and decorating, and one half-hour afterwards for clean-up.

Please contact Jackie Kondel, Director of Education, at j.kondel@reeves-reedarboretum.org for more information.

 

 

Enchanted Flower Fairy Party

(for ages 5 and up)
In this charming birthday party, guests will make fairy crowns and listen to the tale about the fair who saved all the flowers.  Participants will then explore the woodlands and create a secret fairy house for the Arboretum's fairies!

Cost: $285  Time: 2 hours, Limit: 15 children

 

 

 

Rose Party

(for ages 5 and up)
Looking for a lovely, unique birthday party? Have a Rose Party at Reeves-Reed Arboretum! Guests will visit our beautiful Rose Garden and discover why the rose is the world’s most beloved flower. We will also learn about roses in fairy tales and folklore. Participants will create a one-of-kind rose craft to take home. Perfect for princesses, flower fairies and nature lovers!  
(June to September – when the roses are in bloom!)

Cost: $285  Time: 2 hours, Limit: 15 children

 

 

Arboretum Explorers

(for ages 6 and up)
Children will use one of our Explorer backpacks to look at the natural world one small square at a time. They will have an opportunity to examine insects up close, learn to identify birds with their binoculars and go on a Nature Quest in search of some of the Arboretum’s little treasures!

Cost: $285   Time: 2 hours, Limit: 15 children

 

 

Lenape Legends

(for ages 4,5 year olds OR ages 6 & up)
Have you ever wondered what it was like living back when the Native Americans were here? These birthday guests will get a small glimpse into life as it was a few hundred years ago! Play some of the games that Native American children played, go on a hike through the Woodlands in search of animal signs and make a clay pot that everyone will bring home!

Cost: $260 Time: 1.5 hours, Limit: 15 children (4 & 5 yr olds)

          $285  Time: 2hours, Limit: 15 children (ages 6 and up)

 

 

Paint-a-Pot

(for ages 4 and up)
At this art and planting party, each guest will decorate a terra-cotta pot that they will fill with a beautiful flowering plant. The children will take home their "masterpieces" as a lasting memory of a wonderful experience.

Cost: $260  Time: 1.5 hours, Limit: 15 children (4 & 5 year olds)

$285  Time: 2hours, Limit: 15 children (ages 6 and up)

 

 

Terrific Terrariums

(for ages 6 and up)


Guests at this party will learn about the water cycle and how plants grow as they construct their own "mini greenhouses" to take home after the party.

Cost: $285   Time: 2 hours, Limit: 15 children

 

 

For Animal Lovers...

 If your child is an animal lover, you may choose to have a live animal presenter for your entertainment. Choose Snakes-n-Scales & Turtle Tales for reptiles and amphibians, or Wallaby Tales for mammals.  We provide the contact information and you book and pay for the arrangements directly with the presenter. (Click here for more information about each program)

Cost: $185 to Reeves-Reed Arboretum plus cost of presenter.

Time: 1.5 to 2 hours, Limit: 20 children

 

 

Dynamic Dynos Party

(for ages 4 and up)

The perfect party for a child who loves dinosaurs!  As we step back in time to explore the world when these giants walked the earth, children will play an exciting dinosaur game, meet the Arboretum's prehistoric plants and discover dinosaurs' closest living relatives – the birds!  Junior paleontologists will also participate in a dino dig.

Cost: $260  Time: 1.5 hours, Limit: 15 children (4 & 5 year olds)

         $285  Time: 2 hours, Limit: 15 children (ages 6 and up)