Party Advice

Top Tips for a Memorable Birthday in the Time of Coronavirus

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Private Birthday Parties at Prospect Park Carousel

Tips on having parties at the Prospect Park Carousel



Brooklyn Block Party!

A Guide For How To Do It Right!

A block party is as Brooklyn as brick oven pizza. A block party makes your street, avenue, or building a place for fun, games, and connecting with neighbors. Here’s how to make one summer’s day (or spring or fall day) a delightful memory.

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Tips for Cake Decorating

Here are some suggestions for working with cakes with complicated shapes...



Make Your Own Character Cake Ideas

Ideas on how to make a character cake at home.



Allergy-Free Cake Recipes

Tasty cakes to make for those with food allergy issues.



Take Back the Birthday Party!

Children's parties don't needn't be large, elaborate or expensive to be great. You can create a wonderful at-home party your child will remember for years to come.



Cheeky Monkey's Holiday Party Games for the Whole Family

It's Christmas! Turn off the TV! Shut down the computer! Here is a compilation of popular games you can play with your family members this holiday time.



Cheeky Monkey's Tips for Perfect Park Parties

 There are many ways to celebrate a birthday in the park. Prospect Park offers lots of options. Check out this link. But if you want to keep it simple and your costs down, here are some ideas and tips for a “Do It Yourself Park Party”.



Prospect Park Permits

All you need to know about getting permits for throwing a party in Prospect Park.



Transit Theme Party!

Looking to hold a themed Birthday party this year?  Why not try the Transit theme.  Here are tips from parents across the 'hood on how to throw a bash that is va va voom.



the PSP Guide to a Birthday Party

Park Slope Parents has put together THIS GUIDE with all you need to know for throwing a fun and fabulous birthday.  Included are tips and advice for things like:

  • Who to invite
  • Where to have the party and how to manage the venue (whether it is at home or elsewhere)
  • Ideal length and time
  • Invitation etiquette and must haves
  • Goody bags, favors and gifts
  • Ideas for games to play, entertainment and activities to have
  • DIY face painting tips
  • Tips for hosting a party in Prospect Park
  • Tips for celebrating birthdays at school
  • Birthday success stories (and epic fails)



Party Ideas for a 7 year old Girl

Looking for fun and creative ideas for a Birthday Party for your Girl?  Here are some suggestions from local parents about what to do, where to go, and more!

Be sure to also check out the Birthday Tip for a Tween Girl - which might also give you ideas!

Also don't forget about the Party Resources we list in the PSP Recommendations section of the site - you'll find recommendations for local bakers, tips for where to buy all your party needs, as well as listing venue ideas in the 'hood.



Event Permit Application Process

The event application process - from the 76th Precinct Community Newsletter



Block Party Planning Time!

Thinking about summer and Block Parties? Since it can take 60 days (or 90 in some areas), you might need to get crackin’ on plannin’.

Here’s some information about throwing a great party as well as links to applying in Community Board 6 and CB7.


Block Party Planning Time



DIY Facepainting

Face painting is almost always a hit with the 3-8 year old set. Hiring a face painter can be expensive, but they bring all the equipment and it's good stuff. You can also decide to try your own hand at making it happen.