Birthday Parties at Strawbery Banke

**September 2022 Update: Due to staffing challenges, Strawbery Banke is not currently offering children's birthday party programs.**

Strawbery Banke Museum is the perfect place to host your child’s birthday party. Stoodley's Tavern, the education building, provides a large area for children to engage in games and activities, as well as space for guests to enjoy birthday cake and gifts. Each two-hour party package includes an engaging activity led by museum staff, exciting historic games, and a special craft to take home. Time for cake and opening gifts is provided.

Members $275; Nonmembers $300. Parties are limited to 15 children plus accompanying adults. Ages 6 & up.

Colonial Merriment
Celebrate a birthday at Strawbery Banke in Colonial Style. Learn how to bake gingerbread on an 18th-century hearth, play colonial games, and try your hand at your choice of early American crafts. Craft options include:

  • Writing with quill pens
  • Making a copybook
  • Mixing herbal tooth powder

Victorian Celebration
Enjoy a fine and fancy Victorian birthday at Strawbery Banke! Bake cookies on a nineteenth-century cast-iron cookstove, play Victorian parlor games, and make one of three historical crafts. Options include:

  • Decorating a fan
  • Using pen and ink to create a Victorian nameplate
  • Making a thaumatrope

Personalize a Party
Bring a birthday cake, beverages, party decorations, and favors to add even more excitement to your child’s birthday. Strawbery Banke allows party hosts up to 30 minutes for set-up prior to the start of the party and use of the room for the duration of the party. Strawbery Banke also offers pre-packed sets of party favors for $10 each.

Select one of the following options:

  • Colonial Favor Bag:
    Cup and ball game, quill pen, powdered ink, Strawbery Banke pencil, candy stick, and postcard.
  • Victorian Favor Bag:
    Thaumatrope game, school slate, chalk, Strawbery Banke pencil, candy stick, and postcard.

For more information, availability, and to schedule a party, contact Bekki Coppola, Director of Education, at bcoppola[AT] or 603.422.7541.