bouncy fun

bouncy fun (April 1, 2013)

Planning a birthday party but unsure where to go or what to do? Consider staying home and have the party delivered to you. Here’s a sampling of popular services that organize and entertain your guests, leaving you time to enjoy the party.

For the sweet tooth

Casey Dyson, baker, owner and operator of CookieRide, delivers a fabulous cookie party to your door by way of scooter. Party guests assemble precut cookie houses, gingerbread or sugar flavored, complete with icing, candy decorations and a take-home box.

Ann Rossmark, of Columbia, hosted a gingerbread party for her children, who range in age from 4 to 12.

“They had a great time,” says Rossmark. “Casey made the frosting and helped with everything, even cleanup. She’s professional, and everything was nicely done.”

Dyson, a former baker at Touché Touchet bakery in Columbia, takes pride in her healthful family-recipe cookies. “I can pronounce the names of all my ingredients, and I feel quite comfortable handing them out to children,” she says.

$9 per person. For an additional jewelry craft, add $5 per person. Ages 6 and up; six person minimum.

Turn your home into a science lab

There’s a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) surge in our nation’s schools, educating and preparing students for careers in science. Why not introduce your little Einstein to the world of science through bubbling potions and sticky slime?

Future scholars and partygoers are amazed and entertained by an on-site mad scientist specializing in a “wow” variable of interactive fun. Safe demonstrations showcase air pressure, chemical reactions and electricity. Participants are guided through a take-home experiment.

$250 for up to 10 guests. Ages 6-12. Note: Baltimore City and Baltimore County residents may incur additional traveling expense.

For a party with a theme

Great Kids Events

Safari, game show, astronaut, dinosaur, cheerleading, detective, magic, spa, luau and superhero are just a few of the party theme options that Great Kids Events will deliver to your door, complete with related crafts, activities and goody bags.

For up to 15 children, ages 1-14. One-hour party is $295. Two-hour party, which includes food service, favors and other extras, is $450.

For an in-home arcade