Birthday Party Packages

Looking for unique and fun party options for your child’s next birthday? Look no further!

Check out the variety of party packages offered below:

Fosterfields Farm

Have a fun time horsing around at your child’s next farm party! Host your child’s birthday party at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, a 1920s living history site in Morristown, NJ. Party packages include admission for twenty children and five adults, and rental of the tent or indoor auditorium. Parties may be scheduled for any day of the week, based on party room, and staff availability. Party packages vary in price and ages.

Farm Party Themes

Barn Party: All ages. Rent our pavilion or tent space to enjoy a birthday picnic with your family. End your day with special guided hands-on activities on the farm, and either a craft or scavenger hunt depending on age.

Farm Friends: Ages 5+. Meet the friendly animals who live at Fosterfields in a private guided tour with an educator. Learn how to brush cows in a special hands-on activity. End your day with a craft.

We Provide

  • Private space for three hours
  • Tables and chairs
  • All craft supplies for included activities
  • For Sweet History prepackaged supplies for themed desserts

You Supply

  • Food, drinks, cake, ice
  • Tablecloths and paper goods
  • Decorations and party favors
  • Set up and clean up

Fees and Add Ons

  • Barn Party (basic package) is $250.
  • 10-minute wagon ride for all participants is available for an additional $75.
  • A $50 security deposit is required. Deposits will not be returned if events exceed schedule time, or requires additional cleaning.

Party Details

  • Programs are held rain or shine, and all children are encouraged to dress according to the weather, including good walking shoes or sneakers. However, we can reschedule based on availability.
  • All participants must observe the Morris County Park Commission’s rules.
  • The renters must sign a contract stating they are responsible for any damages to the site or its equipment. The renter is responsible for the behavior of all guests and assumes responsibility for their personal safety.
  • Checks should be written to: Morris County Park Commission. A $50 security deposit is required in a separate check, which is returned at the end of the party rental.
  • Party packages include admission for 20 children, and 10 adults. Additional participants are $5 each.
  • Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Call 973.631.5343. to schedule your party.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Host your child’s next birthday party at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Group size is limited to a maximum of 20 children, including siblings. Parties may be scheduled for any day of the week, based on party room, and staff availability.

Garden Party Themes

Let’s Go On a Scavenger Hunt!: Ages 3 & Up. Using a list of clues, explore the gardens and search for hidden garden treasures. Find everything and plant a ‘prize’ to take home.

Hungry Caterpillars: Ages 3 – 6. Visit butterfly-friendly gardens and hunt for different fluttering friends. Explore the life cycle of butterflies using Eric Carle’s, “A Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Fairy Friends: Ages 3 & Up. Be fairies for the day and explore the magical garden! Learn where fairies may hide and the plants that attract fairies to the garden. Plant a small fairy garden to take home.

Edible Terrariums: Ages 9 – 12. Learn the layers of a garden and what grows in them and take that new knowledge to create a copy of the garden you can eat!

Centerpiece Masterpiece: Ages 9 – 12. Using seasonal flowers and greens, learn the basics of flower arranging and create a masterpiece to take home.

Teatime: Ages 9 – 12. Take tea with friends and learn how to pour the perfect cup of tea. Party guests will make a centerpiece in tiny teacup. We supply the tea, and you supply the rest.

Prehistoric Plants: Ages 3 & Up. Visit prehistoric plants from when the dinosaurs roamed. Create a fossil to take home.

We Provide

  • A one-hour interactive program with education staff
  • The birthday party rental is for 3 hours.
  • Exclusive use of an indoor classroom space with a refrigerator, tables, and chairs
  • Cleaning supplies including broom, paper towels, and cleaner.
  • Exclusive use of the outdoor Scherer Pavilion with four picnic tables, weather permitting

You Supply

  • Food, drinks, cake, ice
  • Tablecloths and paper goods
  • Decorations and party favors
  • Set up and clean up
  • Note: No helium balloons, noisemakers, or piñatas are permitted.

Fees and Add Ons

  • The fee for a birthday party rental is $250. Prepayment is required for all rentals.
  • Checks should be written to: Morris County Park Commission. A $50 dollar security deposit is required in a separate check. Deposits will be refunded at the end of your party rental as long as nothing is broken or damaged in the rental room.
  • Renters must sign a contract stating they are responsible for any damage to the site or gardens and the renter is responsible for the behavior of all guests and assume responsibility for their safety.
  • Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Party Details

  • Programs are held rain or shine and all attendees should dress for the weather. However, we can reschedule based on availability.
  • Only the spaces listed above are part of the rental. If children enter the gardens or other areas, they must be supervised by adults.
  • All participants must observe the Morris County Park Commission rules.
  • There must be a minimum of one adult per five children for adequate supervision, not including the Park Commission staff.

Call 973.631.5004 to schedule your party. Visit the Arboretum for a tour of available spaces.

Great Swamp OEC

Choose from an array of fun and unique themed parties for your child’s next birthday celebration. Parties are available for children ages 4 and up.

Group size is limited to a maximum of 20 children, including siblings. Parties may be scheduled for any day of the week, based on party room, and staff availability.

Nature Party Themes

Seasonal Nature Walk: All ages. Enjoy a leisurely walk with a naturalist who points out the wonders of nature in a variety of habitats.Nature Scavenger Hunt: Work in teams to search out the “treasures on the trails” during an adventurous and educational nature walk.

Meet the Animals!: All ages. Meet a variety of LIVE animals up close, including reptiles and invertebrates. Learn about their role in nature, and get the chance to touch some!

Nature Detectives: All ages. Who’s been roaming the trails? Solve the mystery by searching for animal signs, homes, sounds, and other clues left behind by our wild residents.

Bird Brained: All ages. Learn what life is like as a bird. Can you call a mate or keep up with a hungry nest of chicks? Find out through fun games, activities, and a walk.

Creepy Crawly Critters: All ages. Capture, examine, and release real specimens while learning all about these tiny, amazing creatures.

Lenape Life: Ages 8+. Fascinated by Native American life? Play exciting, real Native American games, try making fire with friction, visit a wigwam and more!

We Provide

  • Private room for three hours
  • One hour indoor/outdoor nature program led by a trained naturalist
  • Tables and chairs
  • Refrigerator, sink, microwave, and stovetop (only at GSOEC)
  • Trash bags and cleaning supplies (mop, broom, dust pan, sponges, vacuum)

You Supply

  • Food, drinks, cake, ice
  • Tablecloths and paper goods
  • Decorations and party favors
  • Set up and clean up
  • Note: Helium balloons, noisemakers, and piñatas are not permitted.

Fees and Add Ons

  • The fee for a birthday party rental is $250. Prepayment is required for all rentals.
  • Checks should be written to: Morris County Park Commission. A $50 dollar security deposit is required in a separate check. Deposits will be refunded at the end of your party rental as long as nothing is broken or damaged in the rental room.
  • The renters must sign a contract stating they are responsible for any damages to the site or its equipment. The renter is responsible for the behavior of all guests and assumes responsibility for their personal safety.
  • Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of payment. There are no cancellation refunds.

Party Details

  • Programs are held rain or shine, and all children are encouraged to dress according to the weather, including good walking shoes or sneakers.
  • If there is only one person working on the day of the rental, the building must be locked when the party is outdoors. Parents or visitors cannot stay behind in the building for the duration of the outdoor program.
  • All participants must observe the Morris County Park Commission rules.
  • There must be a minimum of one adult per five children for adequate supervision, not including the naturalist or Park Commission staff.
  • The rental is limited to a classroom only. Children may enter other areas in the nature centers only if supervised by an adult.

To schedule your next party, contact 973.635.6629 for the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center. You may visit the location for a tour of available spaces.

Mennen Sports Arena

Come to Mennen Sports Arena to celebrate your child’s birthday with an ice-skating party! Click here to be directed to the Mennen Sports Arena Birthday Party information page.