Our son Thor just had his 4th birthday party at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Minneapolis, and it was a blast!
A quick video from the party:
Previously I shared my fun experiences with my kids at Sky Zone in both Minneapolis (Plymouth) and St. Paul (Oakdale). It’s such a great place for all ages to literally bounce off the walls! I can’t say enough about how much I’ve enjoyed taking my kids to Sky Zone, especially because it’s not only fun but affordable! There are always great deals available. There are locations nationwide – for the Twin Cities, just follow them on Facebook (Sky Zone Minneapolis or Sky Zone St. Paul) or go to either the Minneapolis or St. Paul website and click on Promos & Deals!
When Sky Zone offered to provide a birthday party for one of my kids in exchange for a review, I knew my kids would have so much fun so of course I said yes! Plus, having Sky Zone handle all the details so I could just enjoy the party sounded like just the break I needed with all the busyness of life we’ve had lately!
OUR BIRTHDAY PARTY EXPERIENCES
Quick background – The last two birthday parties we’ve had for our kids were fun but a lot of work. One was at home, and one was at an indoor playground where we rented a no-frills birthday room. Nothing was provided – just the room. While the kids played in the playground, I spent that whole hour bringing in decorations, snacks, the cake, supplies and games into the party room, and then setting it all up while my husband & other family/parents helped watch all the kids. It was barely all set up before the kids came in – and then my family and I handled everything for the next hour. The other parents helped, and all the kids had a great time – but after everything was over, we were all exhausted! It was definitely a cheaper option, but I’m not sure I want to do it that way for every birthday.
This is why I was so excited about having Thor’s 4th birthday party at Sky Zone with all of his preschool friends – everything was included! The pizza, the cake, the drinks – and even a party host who handles everything for you!
GETTING READY FOR OUR SKY ZONE PARTY
We signed up for the party all online – and we had many fun choices to make, including what kinds of pizzas we wanted (they’re from Davanni’s) and what kind of cake we wanted (which is from Byerly’s and you can choose the cake, the frosting, what it says, and even decorations on top).
We received the party invitations to fill out and send to all Thor’s preschool friends. They conveniently have a map on the back, plus we were provided with waivers to send to all the parents to fill out for their kids.
About a week before the party, I received an email confirmation with all the details, and a few days prior I received a phone call to make sure everything was good (yup!).
BIRTHDAY PARTY TIME!
Then it was time for the big day! We all arrived for check-in where we found Thor’s name on a sign and our party host, Jeremy. Jeremy checked us all in, collected waiver forms and provided Sky Socks for all the party jumpers. The kids were super excited and already jumping around ready to go! Jeremy also checked what kinds of pizzas we wanted. Then he took all the kids to our private jumping area – one of the dodgeball courts – where there was also a staff member provided to supervise.
HOUR 1: JUMPING TIME!
The kids bounced around for an hour, tossed balls back and forth, and were even able to go to the foam pit nearby (which is basically what it sounds like – a big foam pit kids can bounce into!).
Thor was a super happy birthday boy!
HOUR 2: PARTY ROOM
Right on the hour, Jeremy took us to our private party room, which was all ready for us with pizzas, cake, plates, silverware and drinks. They also keep all the shoes and gifts together on a cart for you.
Mmmmm…pizza and cake…
Jeremy took care of everything. He served the drinks right away, followed by the pizza.
Then it was cake time. Jeremy put the candles on, brought it out, and we all sang Happy Birthday to Thor! We had cake, and then it was time to open all the presents. Everything moved along quickly and smoothly – and we were done right on time!
The birthday cake is brought out:
Of course, everyone wants to see what presents Thor gets…
Our awesome party host, Jeremy, with Thor.
After the party, all the kids received parting “gifts” – a water bottle with a bracelet, temporary tattoo, 30-minute jump pass and a coupon for 10% of a birthday party. Thor also received a Sky Zone t-shirt, and a month of free jumping at Sky Zone Minneapolis!
OUR OVERALL EXPERIENCE
Our overall experience was very positive! Most of the parents stayed with their kids throughout the party (which I recommend having parents do) and were also impressed with Sky Zone, telling me how well they do parties here. In the party room, several of the kids asked me if they could go jumping again – unfortunately we were done with our jumping time but it just shows how much fun it is – they could jump and jump all afternoon!
Sky Zone offers several birthday party options that range in cost from $199 (10+ jumpers) to $449 (25 jumpers). Our package was the Supreme Air package which was for up to 25 jumpers but there are options for smaller parties, too. SO much is included with each party package that no matter what you choose, I can tell you it’s a breeze for parents and you get to just enjoy your child’s birthday party and not have to worry about set-up, clean-up or anything! If you can budget for it, I highly recommend choosing Sky Zone for your child’s (or teen’s) birthday party, or any other special event.
PLUS – I was given a special 10% discount to share! If you are interested in booking a Sky Zone party, you can receive 10% off by contacting Miles at 651-500-4692 or Miles@alljumping.com. He makes it super fun and easy so it’s definitely worth it! Have fun!
(Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary birthday party in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% mine.)