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Party Policies

We throw amazing parties, but there are some things you should know before you book.

Reservations are Required: We require a reservation for all parties and public celebrations. Please do not bring cake, cupcakes, balloons, gifts or sing "Happy Birthday" in our public areas without making prior arrangements.

 

Outside food is only permitted with a party reservation: However, we are a peanut free facility so no peanuts or peanut products are allowed. Outside alcohol is not permitted at any time, but you may arrange to purchase alcohol for your guests at check-in.

 

Party Cancellation Policy: Deposits are non-refundable 24 hours after you reserve your party. Parties cancelled within 8 t0 15 days of a reservation will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.  Any party cancelled within 7 days of a reservation or a no-show will be responsible and charged for 100% of the cost of your party package. NO EXCEPTIONS, NO REFUNDS or CREDITS will be given for any reason.

 

Everyone has to have a waiver to attend: For security purposes, we require everyone entering our front gate to have a valid waiver on file.  We reserve the right to refuse admittance to anyone who refuses to sign the waiver.

Our policies are changing all the time: Confirmation & Reminder emails will always have the most up-to-date information and policies.  Your confirmation email is a booking contract and will always trump any policies written on our website. 

 

Contact us if you have questions!

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PARTY FAQ

Our mission is to host the best, fun-filled, & stress-free birthday parties in Kitsap, so here are some FAQ to help you plan an amazing party with Ahoy Kitsap Playland.

Can I just bring in some cupcakes and sing happy birthday with a group of kids without a party reservation?

All party celebrations require a reservation. We do not permit outside food, drinks, cake, cupcakes, balloons, decorations, etc. without a reservation. While you are welcome to invite friends for a playdate to celebrate a birthday, please do not combine more than 2 tables in our public area or use tablecloths.

I have a Small Birthday Party, how early can we arrive to set-up or decorate?

We recommend you arrive 15-20 minutes before your party starts to check-in. We will do our best to get you into the party room at check-in, but we only guarantee 20 minutes before you are scheduled to celebrate in the party room (40 minutes after your party starts).

 

My Small Birthday Party starts at 1pm, can I invite my guests to arrive at 11am?

While your party includes All Day Admission, we recommend you don't invite your guests to arrive earlier than your official party start time unless your party starts at 3pm (because we close at 5pm). Furthermore, you should never invite guests to arrive earlier than you anticipate being there yourself and leave them waiting for a party host for more than 15 minutes. We recommend that you tell your guests to arrive at your scheduled party start time to enjoy the 1st hour in the play area and the 2nd hour in the party room. Once the kids have sang Happy Birthday and eaten cake your guests are welcome to stay as long as they like until we close. Many families will appreciate knowing the start and end time for your party so they can plan the rest of their day.

 

Can we bring our own food?

Outside food is permitted with all party reservations.  Please note that we are a peanut-free facility so please do not bring any trail mix or any other foods containing peanuts. We also do not allow outside alcohol.

What is included in your party packages?

All our party packages come with an assistant to help set up, white table coverings, a large birthday banner, and generic white table settings for up to 20 guests. (cups, plates, napkins, etc.).  We also do all the cleanup so you can enjoy the rest of your day.

Can we reserve the party room longer than 1 hour?

We have to block out other party slots to provide extra time in the party room so you must ask in advance and pay additional fees.

Are adults included in your party packages?

We do not count or charge for adults, teens or babies under the age of 1 in any of our party packages. However, if you are expecting more than 30 guests (adults & children) we highly recommend you reserve a private party for the best party experience.

What is the difference between a Small Birthday Party and a Rise & Shine Party?

Small Birthday Parties are held during our general admission hours and include admission for 10 children +1 hour in a private party room. Small Birthday Parties are best for small parties that are only expecting 15-25 guests (adults & children) total.

A Rise & Shine Party has 1 hour of private playtime before we open to the public plus 1 hour in a private party room for up to 16 guests. You have the option to add general admission for your guests to return to the play areas (after we open to the public) for an extra fee. Rise & Shine Parties are great for small to medium parties expecting 15-35 guests but our largest party room can only accommodate 30 guests comfortably (35 if many of your guests are very small).

What is the difference between a Private Party and a Night Owl?

Both Private Parties and Night Owl Parties are 2 hour private parties without a private party room and are excellent options for very large parties expecting more than 30 guests total (children + adults). We host Private Parties are hosted from 5:30-7:30pm on Saturday & Sunday nights and includes up to 20 children. Night Owl Parties are from 8-10pm on Friday or Saturday nights and includes up to 16 children. We give our Night Owl parties a little more freedom and allow Nerf Guns and glow sticks (bring your own!).

What else should we know?

We have a fairly small parking lot so encourage your guests to carpool if possible to ensure they can find a parking spot.  Also, make sure you visit our party policy page for additional information about our parties.