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Birthday Parties

Kids Birthday Party Packages

Next time you’re looking for places to host a kids birthday party, consider Calgary Humane Society. Our kids’ birthday party packages are stress-free, tons of fun, and a great way to support animal welfare in Calgary.

Standard Birthday Party Package

Our Standard birthday package is a low-cost option for those seeking a furry and fabulous birthday experience. Our experienced birthday party facilitator will lead guests through an engaging birthday program including fun activities, crafty creations, and a tour of the shelter.

Your child’s party will include a visit from a special animal guest and finishes with time for cake and presents. The best part? We take care of everything—you just show up with the cake.

Party fee: $225.00

Party includes:

  • Two-hour party in a private party space for 15 kids
  • Full programming provided by our birthday facilitator
  • A tour of our facility
  • A creative animal craft
  • Interactive presentation
  • A visit from a special animal guest
  • Juice boxes for the party guests
  • All plates, cutlery, and napkins
  • Age-appropriate decorations

Standard Party Days and Times

Saturday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Deluxe Birthday Party Package

Our experienced birthday party facilitator will lead guests through an engaging birthday program including fun activities, crafty creations, and a tour of the shelter. Your child’s party includes visits from two special animal guests and finishes off with time for cake, pizza, and presents.

Party fee: $340.00

Parties include:

  • Three-hour party in a private party space for 15 kids
  • Full programming provided by our birthday facilitator
  • A tour of our facility
  • A creative animal craft
  • Interactive presentation
  • A visit from two special animal guests
  • Pizza for the guests (two large pizzas included, 16 pieces total)
  • Juice boxes for the party guests
  • All plates, cutlery, and napkins
  • Age-appropriate decorations

 

Deluxe Party Days and Times

Saturday Afternoon: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday Afternoon: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Birthday Fundraising

Looking to make a difference for your birthday? You can turn your celebration into a birthday fundraiser for Calgary Humane Society. Here are some ideas other children have done with their parties to help our animals:

  • Toonies for Tabbies – Have guests bring a toonie to donate to the animals at Calgary Humane Society
  • Collect cash donations in lieu of birthday presents for the animals
  • Ask each guest to bring a can of wet food or a bag of kibble (Royal Canin is preferred)
  • Ask each guest to bring one item from our list of most in-demand items

 

Please note: We are only able to issue a tax receipt to the original donor. If you are collecting donations from your guests and they would like a tax receipt, please record their name and address on the linked form and submit with the donation.

Don’t forget! If you held a birthday party and are planning to drop off your donation, please contact the Fund Development Department at (403) 205-4455 ext 6000. We would love to say thank you!

Other Ways To Give

Birthday Party FAQ

Question not listed? Please contact us at: humane.education@calgaryhumane.ca.

  • Please be advised that we will need a 1:6 parent to child ratio during birthday party events. Parents/guardians, and adult guests are expected to supervise their children as well as the other children in the group.
  • Calgary Humane Society is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. As such, abuse or harassment of the birthday party facilitator will not be tolerated. The party facilitator reserves the right to cancel the party if children are not kept reasonably under control by the adult guests.
  • Parental involvement in party activities is strongly encouraged! You can have fun with animals at any age.

The party booking fee includes up to 15 children. Please note that the party space fits up to 20 people when inviting both adults and children.

We request that you bring one adult for every six children attending.

While we do not have a strict limit on the number of adults that can attend, please note that the room can only hold up to 20 people. If inviting adults to your child’s party, please keep in mind that our birthday party coordinator’s goal is to keep your child engaged and safe. We respectfully request that adults in attendance engage with the birthday party activities by assisting children whenever possible.

  • A Calgary Humane Society Birthday Party experience includes a visit with one or two special animal guests who will be brought up to the learning center. Children will learn the basic needs of the special guest and how to communicate with the animal using body language.
  • A note about animal guests: As an open-admission animal shelter, we receive animals of all species, breed, temperament, and background. As such, some of our animals are more suited visiting with young people and large groups than others. With a continually changing population of animals, we cannot predict who will be available on any given day. Safety of our human and animal friends is our utmost priority and the most appropriate animal guest for your group will be determined by staff on the day of your visit.

There is no outside food or drink allowed other than the birthday cake unless prior arrangements have been made. Parents are permitted to bring extra snacks such as a veggie platter or fruit tray, but we recommend against any foods that are crumbly, such as crackers.

Of course! You can provide gift bags for your guests, we only ask that you leave distribution until the end of the party time.

We do request that you remove all garbage and personal decorations from the party space at the end of your party and wipe up any large messes (i.e., spilled juice box or icing on the floor). However, we do not require parents to complete any major clean-up items.

If the birthday party is cancelled three weeks prior to the event or more, a full refund minus the $50.00 non-refundable reservation fee will be processed to your credit card. If the birthday party is cancelled less than three weeks prior to the scheduled birthday party date, we will hold the full amount. If you need to reschedule your birthday party, please let us know at least three weeks prior to the original date of your birthday party. We will then try to find another date that works for you. We aim to be flexible whenever possible, but we may be constrained by other bookings.

The Calgary Humane Society Birthday Party experience is a scheduled, two- or three-hour rental (depending on party package) of the Calgary Humane Society learning centre. As other departments may schedule events before and after the birthday party, we cannot accommodate early arrival or late departure.