When: Sunday, October 9, 2011 2:30-5PM
Where: The Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Road, Haverford, PA 19041
What: A Family Fun Festival of BIRTHDAYS
Food & Drink: Cake Competition Samples, Chocolate Fondue Station, & Gluten-Free Treats, too!
Admission: Busy Box for the Toy Closet at Bryn Mawr Hospital or $5 donation per family. Reserve your tickets for FREE with the form below to enter to win great prizes! (Please fill out one order per family so we have a gift bag count!)

At Main Line Parent, we believe that four simple words, “it takes a village,” carries a lot of weight. Everything we do is driven by the desire to build community.

Online, in print and through inclusive events, we strive to bring families, grandparents, businesses, schools and non-profit organizations together in the most meaningful ways possible. And, we aim to have a little fun in the process. Which is why, we are very pleased to announce The Ultimate Birthday Bash, a fun, family-oriented event where birthday party-themed businesses and families can get to know each other in an afternoon.

With the economic landscape still a bit bumpy, parents have become choosier about where to spend their money for their kids’ parties. They utilize Main Line Parent’s social media network, website and magazine  to find businesses who stand out. The Ultimate Birthday Bash is our solution to help the community with an exciting afternoon of networking and entertainment.

Would you like to sample delectable cakes from the best bakers on the Main Line and Philadelphia? Would you like to meet the best birthday, mitzvah & party experts, discover the best kids’ party locations, games and entertainers and more, all while supporting a great cause? You won’t want to miss The Ultimate Birthday Bash!

We’re bringing together the area’s best kids’ party venues, entertainers and experts for an afternoon of food, games and fun for the whole family. You can win birthday party packages from local kids’ party destinations and service providers in our exciting raffle. Sample food and treats, collect ideas for your next kids birthday party and participate in fun projects and party activities.

Benefits The Toy Closet at Bryn Mawr Hospital

Your involvement in this fun-filled family event will support an even greater cause: Filling The Toy Closet at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Main Line Parent’s featured charity.

The best way to keep The Toy Closet stocked is with “Busy Boxes” which are plastic shoebox sized containers of age appropriate items that the patients can enjoy while in the hospital and then take home with them. Main Line Parent will encourage families attending this event to bring Busy Boxes as their admission for this fun family community event! (Read more.)

Reserve your tickets for FREE with the form below to enter to win great prizes — scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the list of raffle prizes! (Please fill out one order per family so we have a gift bag count!)



Allison’s Cups n Cakes: More than just dessert, helps the memories of your special day linger.
Drexel Hill  |  savemeaslice.com  |  215-435-2181  | Like on Facebook

Bredenbeck’s Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor: Delighting customers for a sweet century with cakes, cookies, pastries and more.
Chestnut Hill  |  bredenbecks.com  |  610-585-9319  |  Like on Facebook

Kathy’s Just Desserts: Made-from-scratch, preservative-free cakes
Blue Bell  |  kathysjustdesserts.com  |  610-348-5284  |  Like on Facebook

Smidgens Bakeshop: Cakepops, cookies, cupcakes, and more! Because everybody deserves a little something sweet.
Philadelphia  |  smidgensbakeshop.com  |  215-284-6608  |  Like on Facebook

Splendora Cake & Tea Company: Special event cakes/cupcake towers, dessert tables, cupcake parties, and tea party catering.
Warminster  |  splendoracakeandtea.com  |  267-685-6122  |  Like on Facebook


Udi’s Gluten Free Foods: Committed to creating delicious baked goods, which just happen to be gluten-free.
Multiple locations  |  udisglutenfree.com  |  303-657-6366  |  Like on Facebook


Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band: Children LOVE to sing and dance with award-winning musical sensation Alex Mitnick!
Greater Philadelphia area  | kaleidoscopesongs.com  |  Like on Facebook

Arty Pantz: Theatrical parties with beautiful handmade costumes, props, puppets, instruments, & matching craft!
Malvern  |  artypantz.com  |  610-644-8088  |  Like on Facebook

Creating Exciting Balloon Memories: Captivate, amuse, inspire and enchant your guests (decor, twisting & shows!)
Douglasville  |  christinetheballoontwister.blogspot.com  |  610-858-6571  |  Like on Facebook

Dove Chocolate Discoveries: Chocolate Buffet for Weddings, Birthdays, Candy Making Workshops, Chocolate Tasting Parties!
Main Line  |  dove-chocolate-discoveries.com/divamelissa  |  610-463-5597  |  Like on Facebook

Kitchen Wizards: In-home culinary birthday parties!
Blue Bell  |  kitchenwizards.com  |  610-348-5284  |  Like on Facebook

Listen Learn Play: A non-profit mobile music and creative arts program.
Ardmore  |  learnlistenplay.org  |  866-478-8344  |  Like on Facebook

Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms

Music Monkey Jungle: For little music monkeys and the primates who love them!
Philadelphia  |  musicmonkeyjungle.com  |  732-687-8134  |  Like on Facebook

Wondergy: Parties and Special Events – Exploring the science you encounter every day!
Philadelphia  |  wondergy.com  |  866-653-2853  |  Like on Facebook


BabyPop Designs: Custom Superhero Costumes starting under $20 – Saving One Backyard at Time!
Wyncote  |  babypop.com  |  267-303-0181  |  Like on Facebook

Nurture: Gift registry, layette, birthday parties and classes for parent and child.
Ardmore  |  shopnurture.com  |  610-649-0424  |  Like on Facebook

Print Art Kids: Transforms YOUR KIDS’ ART into Birthday Cards, Invitations, Thank-You Notes and other printed treasures!
Media  | printartkids.com  |  610-892-2722  |  Like on Facebook

Party Planning

AboutOne: Online family management – the fast, easy way to organize your busy life.
AboutOne.com  |  801-797-9333  |  Like on Facebook

babyBdesigns: babyBdesigns.com celebrates children’s milestones with birth announcements, party invites and e-cards.
Philadelphia  |  babyBdesigns.com  |  215-350-1924  |  Like on Facebook

Beanie Bounce: Inflatables of any kind, concession foods, carnival games and much more!
Norristown  |  beaniebounce.com  |  484-685-4752  |  Like on Facebook

bz designstuff: Graphic design studio. Creating fun, unique invitations and anouncements!
Wynnewood  |  bzdesignstuff.com  |  215-760-0744  |  Like on Facebook

Cinema Cake: Producing films that capture your event in a powerful and creative way.
Wayne  |  cinemacake.com  |  866-989-0158  |  Like on Facebook

Karen Pecora Events: Stellar…If this is how you want your party described… Let’s chat!
Chesterbrook  |  karenpecora.com  |  610-955-8115  |  Like on Facebook


Carrie Hill Photography: Modern, natural light photography  of newborns, children and the people who love them.
Serves Eastern seaboard from NYC to DC  |  carrielynnhillphotography.com |  267-664-2604  |  Like on Facebook


Dave & Buster’s: Create a memorable birthday or your child incorporating our food, fun & excitement!
Plymouth Meeting & Philadelphia  |  daveandbusters.com  |  610-832-9200, 215-413-1951  |  Like on Facebook

Learn Listen Play: A non-profit mobile music and creative arts program
Ardmore  |  learnlistenplay.org  |  484-416-3443  |  Like on Facebook

Lens Friends: The do it yourself studio experience for the amateur photographer.
Huntingdon Valley  |  lensfriendsstudios.com  |  215-938-9801  |  Like on Facebook

Main Line Art Center: One-of-a-kind parties (and classes) for your little Picasso!
Haverford  |  mainlineart.org  |  610.525.0272  |  Like on Facebook

Nurture: Gift registry, layette, birthday parties and classes for parent and child.
Ardmore  |  shopnurture.com  |  610-649-0424  |  Like on Facebook

Philadelphia Sports Club: Throw a high-energy bash without breaking a sweat.
Radnor  |  mysportsclubs.com/kids  |  610-688-3342  |  Like on Facebook

Snip-Its: Kids, Haircuts, Parties and other things to make kids smile!
Exton  |  snipits.com/locations/exton-pa  |  610-524-9100  |  Like on Facebook

The Center on Central: Hosts your themed Creative Arts Birthday Party on weekend afternoons
Paoli  |  thecenteroncentral.com  |  610-710-1487  |  Like on Facebook

The Handwork Studio: A kids’ needle arts and fashion studio for kids 5-16.
Narberth  |  thehandworkstudio.com  |  610-660-9600  |  Like on Facebook

The Little Treehouse Play Café: A Philly Mag Best Birthday Party Venue! It is the place for stress-free birthday fun!
Chestnut Hill  |  treehouseplaycafe.com  |  215-247-3637  |  Like on Facebook

Upper Main Line YMCA: Let the Y be your perfect destination for birthdays (choose from seven themed parties!)
Berwyn  |  umly.org  |  610-647-YMCA, ext. 2007  |  Like on Facebook

Reserve your free tickets above to receive 5 raffle tickets per family, additional tickets will be available for purchase. Raffle drawings will take place at each sponsor’s table, so make sure you get around to drop some tickets in their bag!

Music Monkey Jungle LLC
Music Monkey Jungle will be donating 5 – 30 minute birthday party performances for $50 off the original price.    ($200.00 is the original price. Offer good between 10/9/11 and 10/9/12).

The Center on Central
$50 off ANY class or party at the Center on Central and bag of art supplies. (Value $125; Expires August 2012.)

Carrie Hill Photography
30-Minute Photography Session on location in your home or at an another outdoor location. 10-15 images in a private online gallery for viewing, 8×10 archival prints of three of your favorite images. (Value $350; Photography session is limited to members of one family.)

Karen Pecora Events
Two  hours of party planning/brainstorming. (Value $250; no limitations.)

artypantz productions llc
One free party of your choosing! (Value $225; Must be in Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery county. Party details such as date and time etc to be worked out with winner of the auction. expires January 1, 2012.)

Wondergy Science
Wondergy is donating a $75 gift certificate, good for any of our Science Birthday Parties or other Wondergy Events. (Value $75; Expires one year from the Birthday Bash.  Event must be booked and held before expiration, for the gift certificate to be honored.

Creating Exciting Balloon Memories, LLC
$75 Gift Certificate. (Value $75; no expiration. One time use.)

$50 gift card (Value $50; No limitations.)

Upper Main Line YMCA
A Birthday party of your choice- Swim, Tennis, Sports, Exergaming, Eco, Dance or Arts & Humanities. (Value $220; Expires – April 1st, 2012.)

Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms
15 Party Bags filled with fun musical favors. (Value $115; No limitations.)

$25 off of any party, $50 gift certificate for the store. (Value $75; Party discount expires jan 30 2012, gift certificate for the store expires Nov 15, 2011.)

$25.00 gift certificate from babyBdesigns to use for birth announcements, birthday cards or holiday cards. (Value $25; Expires one year from date.)

Divalicious Chocolate Dessert
Candy Making Workshop up to 10 kids. (Value $100; up to 10 kids.)

Splendora Cake & Tea Company
Splendora Cake & Tea Company Giftcard – valid for one custom designed fondant cake or cupcake tower to feed 50 people. (Value $225; Cake design is to consist of simple fondant décor and standard flavor options.  Premium flavor options, as well as elaborate fondant décor, will be subject to an additional fee.  Giftcard is valid for cake to feed 50 people, however giftcard value may be applied towards a larger cake if needed, please contact for details.  Delivery fee is included with gift card.  Expiration date is October 31, 2012.)

Philadelphia Sports Club Radnor
Children’s Swim Birthday Party. (Value $300; Expiration is one year after the date of winning, 15 children included and the birthday child is free.  Day and time are to be determined upon talking to the customer.)

Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band
Musical birthday party package with shakers, scarves, instruments, sing-a-longs, dances and fun for everyone will guarantee an awesome party for your little one! (Value $300; Must book in advance within ONE YEAR of event. Available in greater Philadelphia area.)

Allison’s Cups n Cakes
Gift Certificate. (Value $50; minimum order of $150.)

Wayne Art Supplies and Custom Framing
Gift basket of kids art supplies – the perfect gift for your little artist! (Value $75; no limitations.)

Beanie Bounce Party Rentals
Gift certificate. (Value $25; To be used toward any service at Beanie Bounce as well halloween themed candy bags, beanie bounce whistles and pens. Expires 8/31/2012.)

Gift Certificate. (Value $25. Valid through Dec. 31, 2011; any remainder not used can be put towards future purchase with no expiration.)

The Handwork Studio
A Kids Custom Craft Party for 10 children (value $270; Expires 1 year from auction date.  Not valid on any event, class, camp or offering made by The Handwork Studio LLC. Limit 10 guests, scheduling contingent upon studio availability.  Must call for scheduling.)

Lens Friends
A gift certificate for 30 minutes of Camera Time in the DIY photo studio. (Value $30. Expiration: October 9, 2012.)

Villeroy & Boch
Cake Stand and Cake Tray. (Value $50 each; No limitations.)

Lens Friends 
Gift certificate for 30 minutes of Camera Time in the DIY photo studio.  (Value $30; Expiration: October 9, 2012.)

Bredenbeck’s Bakery
Dessert-a-Month Gift Cerfiticates. (Expires one year after receipt (noted on certificates)

Allison’s Cups n’ Cakes
Gift certificate for $50 off a minimum order of $150. (Value $50; Based on availability. Expires 12/31/2012)

Learn Listen Play
Bronze birthday party package which consists of two music or art projects. Programs include: Djembe Drum Circle, Guitar Jam Session, Latin Fiesta, World Music, Face Painting, Candy Painting, Make Your Own Instruments, and more!  (Value $120;  Expires 10/8/12 and must take place between 1-4pm.

Philadelphia Sports Club
Children’s Swim Birthday Party.  (Value $300; Expiration is one year after the date of winning, 15 children included and the birthday child is free.  Day and time are to be determined upon talking to the customer.)

Comfy Cozy,inc.
Gift Certificate (Value $50; Expiration December 31, 2011.)

Dave and Busters Plymouth Meeting
An MVP Party package for 12 guests. (Value $300; Excludes parties Friday and Saturday after 5pm. Only valid for 10 kids and two adults.)

Main Line Art Center
Year-Long Household Membership to Main Line Art Center (Value $75; Good for one year from issue date)

The Radnor Hotel
Gift Certificate for Children’s Saturday Afternoon Tea for Two (for one adult and one child) (Value $50; Valid until October 31, 2012)

Smidgens Bakeshop
Gift basket including 1 dozen basic cake pops and 2 dozen drop cookies (Value $50; Cake pop offer includes 12 basic cake pops (1 flavor, 1 chocolate coating, sprinkles or swirls), and 2 choices of drop cookies (chocolate chip, sugar, oatmeal raisin, or peanut butter).

Shampoo and a gift certificate for a haircut. (Value $30)