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OSCA can take care of your next birthday party
OSCA can take care of your next birthday party

Birthday Parties

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Skip the work and plan your next birthday party with OSCA, where we offer a fun and affordable place to party with friends and family. Qualified staff will customize games, sports, and crafts for a perfect celebration! All of your birthday parties can be simple and stress free.

Book your next party

We provide a qualified and energetic OSCA program leader to host age-appropriate party crafts and/or games to suit your child’s interests.

We require at least one parent to remain with the group. Cake, food, plates, utensils, and decorations are not included.

Parties are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to availability. Parties are not available in July and August.

Birthday Party FAQs and General Information

How do I book a party?

You can book a party by filling out the form on this website (found above). Darcy Middaugh - Preschool and Child Program Coordinator - will contact you with more information once your request is in received.

When do we need to book and pay by?

Parties need to be booked and fully paid at least two weeks in advance.

Payment Policy

Payments must be done two weeks in advance. Once we know the option, you can pay in person or over the phone

Cancellation policy

If you cancel within two weeks, you will receive a refund less a $25 administrative fee. If you cancel within one week, you will only receive 50%.  

Themes

  1. Sports
  2. Nerf
  3. Pottery
  4. Create Your Own Adventurefor those with their own theme in mind.

For Sports, Nerf, and Create Your Own Adventure, our staff have experience running a variety of activities.  We will try to tailor activities to suit your theme and usually recommend group games that are co-operative in order to involve everyone.

 

For Pottery parties, we’d love to know your child’s interests.  This way, we can select fun, age-appropriate projects for the group.  We will contact the parent when projects have been completed. This usually takes a week or two as the clay will need to be glazed and fired in the kiln.

See pricing and location options below.   

*Important note regarding Pottery Parties - Due to space restrictions in the studio, we can only allow a maximum of 8 children in each pottery party.

Available times

  • You can book Pottery parties on Saturday or Sunday
  • Sports, Nerf, andCreate Your Own Adventure” on Saturdays or Sundays in the afternoons before 5PM.  

What OSCA Provides

Space, equipment, and a qualified and energetic OSCA program leader to host age-appropriate party crafts and/or games to suit your childs interests.

The Role of Parents

  • We require at least one parent to remain with the group.
  • Invitations, Cake, food, plates, utensils, and decorations need to be provided by parents.
  • Parents must also clean up and ensure all of the above items are removed or put away at the end of the party  

What is provided in a Choose Your Own Adventure Party?

Whether it be a dance party, superheroes, Pokemon, or anything else under the sun, we aim to please. Parents still provide decorations but our staff will run activities that are age-appropriate and based on the chosen theme.

Allergies

We are a nut free facility. Therefore, we ask that all food items you use are listed as nut free.

Space Used for Parties

Sports Parties andCreate Your Own Adventureparties may be booked in either the Firehall (Main Hall or Dance Studio) or Southminster United Church. NERF and Pottery Parties are held at the Firehall.

Bringing your own equipment for games

Although we provide all of the items needed for games and activities, including Nerf we allow families to bring their own equipment. If you wish to do so, please let Darcy know and he will clearly list what equipment is yours and what OSCA equipment will or will not be used.  

*Important note* We cannot be responsible for the loss of personal items and equipment, so we recommend labeling equipment to avoid confusion.

Private Rentals at the Firehall

Please note that the City of Ottawa does provide private rentals of space at the Firehall for wedding receptions and other private events.

For more information please call the front desk 613-247-4946  or email the Centre Director, Janet Conley-Paterson at janet.conley-paterson@ottawa.ca. 

Our Options:

Create Your Own Adventure! (ages 4+)

Have a specialty theme in mind that highlights your child’s interests? We can plan games and activities to suit your child’s interest. Maximum 16 kids.

  Firehall-260 Sunnyside Ave. Southminster United Church-7 Galt Street
1 hour programming with leader: $310 $190
1 hour programming with leader + 1 hour room rental for cake & presents:

$360

$210

Sports Party (ages 4+)

This Party option is great for energetic kids. Children will get to play their favourite sports and games.  Staff will customize games based on the Party Theme. Maximum 16 kids.

  Firehall-260 Sunnyside Ave. Southminster United Church
1 hour programming with leader: $310 $190
1 hour programming with leader + 1 hour room rental for cake & presents:

$360

$210

Pottery Party (ages 5+)

Includes 1 hour of pottery instruction with the option to rent a room for cake and food. Maximum 8 kids.

  Firehall-260 Sunnyside Ave.
1 hour programming with instructor: $200
1 hour programming with instructor + 1 hour room rental for cake & presents: $255

Nerf Party (ages 6+)

Your child and their friends will enjoy an hour of a variety of Nerf games in our Main Hall. Maximum 16 kids.

  Firehall-260 Sunnyside Ave.
1 hour programming with leader: $310
1 hour programming with leader + 1 hour room rental for cake & presents: $360

*New* Loot Bag Options

We are pleased to be able to offer an option for loot bags.  We have teamed up with The Loot Bag Lady so that you can purchase your loot bags when you book your party and have them at the centre so they are there on the big day. These loot bags are quality products with no candy inside. Visit thelootbaglady.com to view examples. We offer a general loot bag at $6 each for all of our parties.

Last modified on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:54

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