Parties

Dovercourt Parties: Themes & Specialty Packages

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Does your little party monster have a birthday coming up? Please contact our party leaders Joel or Sameer at 613-798-8950 ext. 273 or party@dovercourt.org to find out days, times, prices, and availability of parties or to book. Use one of our custom invites to send to your guests. 
 

Theme Parties

Enjoy two full hours of fun with a talented Party Leader. Dovercat Theme parties offer age appropriate activities, crafts and games in a decorated party room all according to a theme of your choice. Choose the theme you like best (see below) then let us do the rest! Dovercat theme parties may take place at McKellar Park, located at 539 Wavell Ave and at our Dovercourt Recreation Centre, 411 Dovercourt Ave. Please ask for room and location clarification.

Themes To Choose From: Fairy Tale Fantasy, Secret Jungle Safari, Super Heroes, Hawaiian Luau, Under the Sea, Outer Space Adventure, Pirate

Offered Saturdays & Sundays

Ages 4-5yr: Maximum number of participants - 16
Ages 6+: Maximum number of participants - 20

*Dovercat Theme Parties take place at McKellar Park, 539 Wavell Ave near Byron or at Dovercourt Recreation Centre at 411 Dovercourt Ave. Please ask for room and location clarification.


Cool Cat Theme Swim Parties

A 45 minute party swim, followed by an hour and a half in a decorated party room, our energetic party leader will bring to life the theme you have chosen through games, crafts and play. Sit back and relax – we take care of the mess, the participants and the FUN!

Themes To Choose From
Fairy Tale Fantasy, Secret Jungle Safari, Super Heroes, Hawaiian Luau, Under the Sea, Outer Space Adventure, Pirate

Offered Saturdays  & Sundays 

Ages 4-5yr: Maximum number of participants - 16
Ages 6+: Maximum number of participants - 20

** Adult: Child Pool Ratio **
1 adult : 2 children – 5yr and under
1 adult : 4 children – 6-9yr
1 adult : 8 children – 10yr and older

Please note: During swim time the pool is reserved especially for your party (you may share it with up to one other party, maximum of 40 kids in total). Participants should arrive 10-15min early to factor in changing time for the swim. All participants wishing to access deep end must pass a swim test. No flotation device allowed in deep end. Certain number of adults must be in the water with the kids: 1 adult : 2 children - 5yrs and younger; 1 adult : 4 children – 6 to 9yr; 1 adult : 8 children – 10yrs and older


Other Pool Options

Want to do your own thing in the pool + a party room? Book a shared pool or a whole pool starting at $252 and up. Start with 45 minutes + a total of 1.5 hours in your party room after the swim. 

  • Share Pool: Up to 20 children. Number of adults allowed in the water is what’s needed to meet pool safety ratio
  • Full Pool: Up to 125 people in total in the water.

Offered Saturdays and Sundays

Please note: Participants should arrive 10-15min early to factor in changing time for the swim. All participants wishing to access deep end must pass a swim test. No flotation device allowed in deep end. A specific number of adults must be in the water with the kids: 1 adult: 2 children - 5yrs and younger; 1 adult: 4 children – 6 to 9yr; 1 adult: 8 children – 10yrs and older


 

Specialty Parties

Choose from a wide variety of amazing offerings to make your celebration unique!

Sports Party

A birthday party for active kids! Enjoy an hour of active fun and games with our energetic sport leader, followed by an hour in your very own party room enjoying activities you have planned. Choose from the following options:

• Floor hockey
• Indoor soccer
• Kids-n-motion is an exciting, active session involving a circuit of fun fitness activities including Agility ladders, Bosu balance trainers, a variety of balance tools, tubing, hurdles, obstacle course and more. 

Offered Saturdays & Sundays

Ages 4-5: Maximum number of participants is 16.

Ages 6+: Maximum number of participants is 20.

Please note: Decorations and party leader are not included during the second hour, but can be provided. The number of participants includes the birthday child.


Dance Party

Enjoy an hour of fun and creative dancing with our dance leader, followed by an hour in your very own party room enjoying activities you have planned. Choose from the following options:

  • Hip Hop

  • Ballet

  • Creative movement (ideal for the younger age group)

Offered Saturdays & Sundays

Dance Party 4-5 yrs:

Maximum number of participants is 16.

Dance Party 6+ yrs:

Maximum number of participants is 20.

Please note: Decorations and party leader are not included during the second hour, but can be provided. The number of participants includes the birthday child.


Rock Climbing Party

Come join us for a rockin' good time! Kids will enjoy an hour of indoor rock climbing with our climbing instructors. The second hour can be filled with fun activities you have planned in your own party room. Party Leaders, decorations, and table cloths can be provided for the second hour. Harness and helmets will be provided and must be worn. Closed toe shoes with proper ankle support must be worn. Kids will not be allowed to climb with crocs or sandals.

Please note that the climbing wall is on the pool deck. Please dress accordingly.

Child turning 4-5yr: Max. 8 participants (includes birthday boy/girl)

Children 6-12 yrs: Max. 10 participants (includes birthday boy/girl)


Pottery Party Ages 6+

Enjoy an hour of fun hands-on pottery making with our amazing pottery instructor, followed by an hour in the party room enjoying activities you have planned. Each participant will complete a project to be fired in the kiln and picked up at a later date.

Offered Saturdays & Sundays, 1-10 participants

Please note: Decorations and party leader are not included during the second hour, but can be provided. The number of participants includes the birthday child.

Maximum participants: 10


Radical Science by Little Ray

In partnership with Radical Science by Little Ray. Enjoy a high energy, interactive science show for 1 hour with a 'rad' scientist, followed by an hour of fun in your very own party room enjoying activities you have planned. Choose from following options:

1. ‘Light It Up’ party with take-home Glo Slime (8+ yrs)
2.  ‘Heat Wave’ party with take-home Lava Slime
3.  ‘Potions in Motion’ party with take-home Putty

Saturdays & Sundays. Please note: Decorations and party leader are not included during the second hour, but can be provided.

For more information about Radical Science visit: www.radicalscience.ca

Maximum participants: 20


Little Ray's Reptile Zoo Party! Ages 4-12

Celebrate your event with creepy crawlers and little critters. Your group can expect to see about 10 to 12 animals including snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, tarantulas, scorpions and a crocodilian, followed by an hour in your very own party room with fun activities you have planned.

Offered Saturdays & Sundays

For more about Little Ray's, visit their website: www.raysreptiles.com

Please note: Decorations and party leader are not included during the second hour, but can be provided. The number of participants includes the birthday child.

Maximum participants: 20


Busker Parties Ages 4-12

Enjoy a full hour of Busker Party fun that’s great for the kids and the whole family! It begin with a high energy show that’s full of juggling, magic, interactive comedy, and finish off with one of choices below. All this followed by an hour in your very own party room doing fun activities you have planned.
1) cool balloon animals for every child attending
2) a circus workshop involving juggling, rolling globe balancing, the art of yo-yoing, plate spinning or theatre games (not all activities may apply)

Offered Saturdays & Sundays

Maximum number of participants: 20.

For more about Busker Party: www.buskerbirthdays.com

Please note: Decorations and party leader are not included during the second hour, but can be provided.


Lego Party 5+

Enjoy a full hour of Lego fun with the Lego Guy, Ian Dudley, followed by an hour of great times with your friends and family in your very own party room. A party leader, decorations, and table linen can be provided for your party.

Choose from the following 3 options, according to age of birthday child:

Build it Big - 5 & 6 year olds

Working in pairs, children are introduced to forces and engineering principles as they build big, strong structures using Duplo blocks. Projects include strong walls and pyramids. A robotics demonstration concludes the party.

Junior LEGO Engineer - 7 & 8 year olds

We start by playing the LEGO Creator Game, in teams of two, as an ice breaker. This board game involves building a variety of small projects from instruction cards. Next, in groups, we build one or more mechanical projects using LEGO Technic. These unique projects may include a battling top and/or a paper crinkler. A robotics demonstration concludes the party.

Senior LEGO Engineer - 9 to 14 year olds 

We start in groups, building mechanical projects using LEGO Technic. These unique projects may include a battling top and/or a paper crinkler. Then, in teams, we build LEGO robots using Mindstorms NXT, and we do a Sumo challenge.

Please note: Lego party is currently only offered in English. Decorations and party leader are not included during the second hour, but can be provided.

Maximum number of participants: 8


Party & room upgrades

  • Helium balloons: $1.75/ each
  • Cotton Candy: $1.50/ bag
  • Party Leader: $45/ 2 hours
  • Decorations (wall + table decoration, table cloth, balloons): $45
  • Dovercat Appearance: $90

Extras

Food: You may bring in or order any type of food you wish to serve. You will have access to a regular size fridge & freezer and microwaves.
Alcohol: Is allowed, but requires a Liquor license, liability waiver form filled out, liability insurance fee (rate depends on number of participants), refer to hourly room rates listed above specifically for liquor.

What else should I bring?

  • Camera & Memory Cards/ film, batteries
  • Video camera
  • Birthday Cake, candles, matches
  • paper plates, cups, forks & other cutlery, knife, napkins
  • Juice or pop, additional snacks or food
  • Loot bags

party invites

Here's a collection of 13 different party invites, to match many of our party packages, featuring Dovercourt's own mascot, Dovercat. Download, print, and they're ready to fill out and give out!

 

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