3151 Crow Canyon Place , San Ramon, CA 94583

Birthday parties

Modern Recess is happy to celebrate your child's birthday and make it a memorable occasion.
Available only on weekend afternoons, we open up our studio to host your private birthday
celebration with over a dozen themes to choose from. We will provide fun fitness-based games
for all guests to enjoy. Games and activities vary based on children's ages and theme. All you
need to do is choose your theme and package and we will coordinate the rest.

**We require a $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve the date. Deposit may be applied
towards other services in the event the party is cancelled. Once deposit is confirmed and theme is chosen we will send you a proposed itinerary for the party including the timeline and list of games to choose from.

***NEW: Starting on 6/1/17 we will be offering mobile birthday parties - you book the venue (ie. your home, pool, park, etc.) and we will provide the activities, games and fun! Please contact us for more information and pricing.

Please check HERE for current availability

- 2 hour private party for 15 kids; $7 per additional child and maximum of 20 kids ages 3-
12; up to 30 adults (*drop off welcome)
- 2 trained & enthusiastic Modern Recess party hosts to lead kids in games and activities
- All party supplies (table cloths, plates, napkins, utensils)
- We will decorate our facility with festive decorations to fit your theme
- Full setup and cleanup
- You may bring outside food and prepackaged drinks

ULTIMATE PACKAGE INCLUDES: (designed for the busy parent!)
- 2 hour private party for 15 kids; $8 per additional child and maximum of 20 kids ages 3-
12; up to 30 adults (*drop off welcome)
- 2 trained & enthusiastic Modern Recess party hosts to lead kids in games and activities
- All party supplies (table cloths, plates, napkins, utensils, candles)
- We will decorate our facility with festive decorations to fit your theme
- Full setup and cleanup
- Quarter sheet cake from Danville Bakery or one dozen cupcakes; Half sheet cake
available for additional cost
- 2 XL pizza from Z Pizza; extra pizzas may be purchased for additional cost
- small bottled water or Honest Kids Juice
- goodie bags: including a free class pass and an assortment of novelty toys (ie. silly glasses, yo-yo, stationary set, etc.)


One dozen latex balloons: $18

Additional time: $50 for each 30 minute increment

Additional Celebrant: $25

Additional goodie bags: $3 per bag

Face painting: $150 per hour provided by Buki the Clown

Character entertainer: starts at $189 per hour + $29 driving and supply fee (includes the following activities: meet and greet, magic show, sing along, balloon twisting, photo opportunity, etc)


PIRATE THEME: Ahoy mateys! Prepare for an adventure on the high Pirate birthday party seas
with these swashbuckling games that'll blow you outta the stormy ocean! Games include
cannonball bop, pirate flag craft, a gold coin relay race and more!

FROZEN: Your own little Elsa or Anna will have a fun Frozen experience with Arendale
challenges, a Let it Go dance, and more!

TROPICAL LUAU: Get your grass skirts ready to dance, fish, hula hoop and limbo!

BACKYARD BOOGIE: Backyard boogie is an old fashioned laid-back party with family and
friends. Games include capture the flag, 3-legged race, clean your backyard and more!

SUPER HEROES: Learn how to be a superhero and fight the Villians with a fun superhero
obstacle course and relay race games.

JUNGLE SAFARI: Trek the Terrain for a jungle of fun activities. Get ready for a ROARing time
with games like 'monkey see monkey do', animal charades, and musical animals.

SPORTS GALORE: Sports party is for all of our sports stars who love fun and competitive relay
races including dodgeball, tug of war, spooner board relay, scrimmage shuffle, pin the ball on the
goal post, hungry hippos.

DANCE PARTY: *based on dance instructor's availability; please let us know before booking if you would prefer this theme* Whether it's pop music, hip hop, or Bollywood dancing, our enthusiastic and
trained dance instructor will lead all guests in a fun and memorable dance party for all ages.

ROYAL PARTY FOR PRINCES OR PRINCESSES: Popular for kids ages 3-6 years, princes and
princesses will have a royal ball with a crown craft, pinning the kiss on the frog, and a royal

ZEN YOGA PARTY: Popular for kids ages 7+ unwind with a relaxing party filled with 'zenned
out' activities including a fun yoga session, mindfulness exercises, and a craft to take home. Kids
will tap into their own creativity and use their boundless imaginations.

MINUTE TO WIN IT: Played just like the TV gameshow “Minute to Win It”. Guests will be
given a series of wacky challenges to complete in under one minute. Challenges include mummy
wrap, popcorn pushups and more.

MINIONS: Bee-doo bee-doo! Minions are all about having fun with fast-paced relay races and
games like Minion bowling and Gru says. That’s what makes Minions Despicable Me the perfect
theme for your child’s next birthday!

CARS, TRUCKS AND PLANES: Honk honk beep beep. Fire up your engines for a fun party with activities including a dump truck relay race, musical cars and a driver obstacle course.

BOOT CAMP: The Fitness fun party gets kids' bodies moving with a party designed to make
getting in shape feel like fun. Games include musical weights (similar to music chairs), hula hoop
contest, jump rope challenge, fitness obstacle course, and freeze tag.

 GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN: Calling all girls for an active and fun party! Guests will
keep active with fun games like dress up relay, musical fashion, make up mania and a fun fashion

COMBINE OR CREATE YOUR OWN THEME: Don't see a theme you like? Create your own for an additional decoration fee of $40 (including themed window and wall decals, birthday banners, scene setter and all table settings).

  Call or email us for more information!

*Please email any birthday party questions/requests to birthdays.mr@gmail.com

Party FAQs

What times are parties available and how can I check availability?

Private parties are generally available Saturdays starting at 11:30am-1:30pm, 2:30-4:30pm and 5:30-7:30pm. On Sundays parties are available from 10:00 am-noon, 1-3 pm and 4-6 pm (but let us know if you have something else in mind and we’ll try to work with you). Our space is ideal for kids ages 3-12. Occasionally we offer parties on Fridays from 5 pm-7 pm. 

Please check HERE for current availability

What ages are ideal for birthday parties at Modern Recess?

Our games are non-competitive and structured and require kids follow simple directions. Siblings under 3 are welcome to attend and we will have a designated area for them to keep busy under their parent/guardian supervision while the older kids are participating in structured games and activities. We will have time for unstructured, supervised free play which the toddlers can join the older kids.

Please check our current calendar for available slots

We take reservations on a first come basis. Email birthdays.mr@gmail.com and we will respond as quickly as possible within 24-48 hours. You can also call the studio at (925) 302-6593 or schedule a time to stop by as we have limited hours. Please tell us your 1st and 2nd choice preferred date and time, as well as the package you are interested in, your phone number and the birthday child’s name and age when you get in touch. 

How far in advance should I book?

As early as possible to have the best date and time selection, but don’t hesitate to contact us even if you’re only 1-2 weeks out as it is always possible there may be time available. We typically book out 4-6 weeks in advance.

How do I make a reservation? 

There is a $100 non refundable deposit required to confirm a date and time. Deposit is transferrable to another service we offer in the event you have to cancel your party. We cannot hold a space for you prior to receiving the deposit. Please send us your inquiry for date and time per information listed in FAQ above regarding availability, and you can submit the deposit online. We also accept payment at the studio or over the phone.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

You are welcome to bring in your own food, cake and/or cupcakes, provided they are 100% nut-free (as we are a nut-free facility due to the prevalence of severe allergies). There are no additional fees to do so. Please bring pre-packaged drinks. No liters of juice or soda.

What if we want to extend the party or what if it goes over the scheduled time? 

We strongly prefer you end your party on time. All guests and host family must be off the premises by the time the party is scheduled to end to accommodate the next party. After a 10 minute grace period, we will charge $20 per 10 minutes of over time.

If you would like to extend, please discuss at the time of booking and we would be happy to accommodate if possible at a rate of $50 per additional 30 minutes.

When is the final party balance due and is gratuity included?

The balance is due at the end of the party and gratuity is welcome but not included.

Do kids need to take off their shoes and socks?

We recommend that kids wear closed-toe shoes and socks because we will be running, jumping and moving during the party. 

Are parents required to stay during the party? 

While adults are always welcome, the party is drop-off optional and parents are not required to stay. 

Can I bring my own decorations?

Yes, absolutely! We provide decorations for all themes but we can accommodate custom themes for an additional $40 decoration fee. You may also provide your own themed decorations for no additional fee. Please no silly string, confetti, etc.

Looking to rent our facility and host your own party or event?

Rent part or all of our studio! Email for rates and availability. We also host field trips on and off-site!


 *updated 5/1/17