Best Virtual Birthday Parties for Kids
Planning kids’ parties during a global pandemic is a challenge. But some party providers have risen to that challenge and are offering some amazing online party packages that allow your child to have a special celebration with family and friends on their special day.
In addition to leading virtual party activities, many of these pros take care of invitations, RSVPs, and party favours. And some even offer a keepsake video to remember this milestone birthday in a very unique year!
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All options here are Canadian companies, based in Toronto/GTA, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Online spa parties from Glama Gal include invites, loot bag items, and a kit for each guest with all the necessities for kid-appropriate spa treatments like unicorn manicures, funfetti facials, and glitter face art. Opt for slime-making, too, if that’s your thing. A party host leads the making and party games via Zoom. You can also order Glama Gal’s DIY party kits (tie-dye, bath dust, unicorn slime) and set up your own virtual party.
The VSO School of Music in Vancouver offers custom-themed birthday parties via Zoom for up to 20 children (ages 1–7) that include a “45-minute musical adventure” with songs, games, stories, and activities led by a party host, plus invitations, online RSVP service, and thank-you emails.
Get building! Snapology has more than 30 party themes including Minecraft, Star Wars, Ninjago, Frozen, Roblox, and Harry Potter, plus more general options like dinosaurs and animals. “Snapologists” lead up to 20 kids through group LEGO-building activities surrounding your chosen theme.
Toronto’s Dazzling Divas actually has three virtual party package options, including spa and karaoke parties, but their Minute-To-Win-It option is the only one of its type we’ve seen and promises nonstop fun during a 75-minute interactive Zoom session where two party hosts take kids through a variety of games. Includes a package for each party guest with prizes and game materials.
Invite all your friends and family to this all-ages virtual party that hosts up to 99 people! During the 30-minute or 1-hour session, professional dance teachers from My Studio Party teach easy, step-by-step choreography that everyone performs at the end along with “Happy Birthday”. Souvenir videos are available.
New virtual birthday parties from the children’s science programming experts at Mad Science include a high-energy Zoom session led by a “mad scientist”. Choose from hands-on science projects like rocket-building and add-ons such as loot bags and lab coats for kids.
Make lava cake, truffles, and decorate chocolate lollipops with this delicious virtual party activity from Chocolate Tales Kids that includes a one-hour Zoom session with a chocolatier/instructor. Activity kits with supplies and ingredients are delivered to you, and accommodate up to five households (2 kids per household).