We started this business one year ago in March of 2020 when we knew that COVID was about to shut down the ability for our children to celebrate their special days with friends and family—and boy did we succeed!
We can't express how full our hearts were as we watched kids giggling at magical acts, those huge o-shaped mouths when a cool animal took the stage, and the sweet awe when a beloved princess or superhero turned up to their party! The big kids were awesome too, watching them let down their guards and dance to TikTok songs or get into the mentalist show. Even the adult birthdays were just amazing—we were honoured to be there for all of them.
We saw great-grannies join in from faraway countries, families reunite to celebrate one of their own, and each one of these parties filled up our buckets as gratefully we embraced your beautiful celebrations with a huge sense of joy and fulfillment.
So, thank you. Thank you so much for all of your support over this past year. After throwing hundreds of incredible birthday parties for kids around the world during a time when we really needed to celebrate together, we are taking an indefinite break. As we get ever closer to emerging from this surreal blip, we’ve made the difficult decision to pause our birthday parties, spend more time with our own families, and limit our events to various children's groups in need of social togetherness.
If you have a birthday booked with us, no worries—we're here + ready to celebrate your special person to the max! We're not going anywhere + your birthday party will be wonderful!
We're pressing pause on The Birthday Portal, but of course, not on birthdays! We wish you and your special people the most wonderful birthdays and hope all of your celebrations are filled with laughter, awe and joy—however they look. You've got this!
Yael + Brett + Lonelle.
If you don't see your question, send us a note with this contact form.
All of our parties are technically 45 minutes long, though we have an hour scheduled in the party room: 5 minutes for guests to arrive. 30 minutes of our amazing performers entertaining the heck out of everyone. 10 minutes of cake eating + sharing of birthday cards. And the final 10 can be spent talking about the show, saying goodbye, and then leaving leisurely.
You get the whole birthday party! An invite sent out to your guests from The Birthday Portal (or our templated invite to send to your guests if you prefer!) Your choice of absolutely any of our wonderful performers (that's a 30-minute interactive show + 10 minute Q+A). You get the online party room for an hour to enjoy your event without rushing. You get a video file of the whole lovely party. And you get to celebrate your special person in style. (Psst—we're also setting up our amazing virtual loot bags + working on cake discounts. Coming soon!)
We love birthdays and we're out to save them, but we want to save ALL OF YOUR SPECIAL EVENTS! We're a business run by humans who care, so let us know what you're thinking and let's put our heads together to make your party awesome.
We seriously want to party with the big kids. Tell us how. What's your tween and teen into? We have some ideas and we want to celebrate them BIG TIME, so let's talk.
Grown ups rule. Don't let your kids or friends tell you any different. Right now, we have a MIXOLOGY PARTY, a BINGO PARTY (If you haven't tried it, let us tell you: bingo is crazy fun) and we even have a MAGIC SHOW for humans who are serious about magic. What else do you want? No, seriously, tell us!
If all of your burning questions have been answered, go back up to the top of the page + send us a booking request with your chosen performer, the preferred date + time for your party and we'll get back quickly to gather your personalized party details! LET'S TAKE BACK BIRTHDAYS!
If we totally didn't answer your question here—drop us a note in the contact form above and we'll get back to you asap. We look forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for all of your support over the past year. After throwing hundreds of incredible birthday parties for kids around the world during a time when we really needed to celebrate together, we’ve made the difficult decision to pause our parties and focus on our families...