Not Your Ordinary Party
Treat your child to a fun-filled farm party at Allaire Community Farm! We have a unique venue for birthdays all year round. Your child and guests will visit our petting zoo, feed the animals, gather eggs in our hen house, milk our mechanical cow and take a scenic wagon ride around our 25 acres.
Hands on Team
Each Party will have a host and assistant with your guests. Parties last for two hours and take place in our covered pavilion. We welcome you to bring food (no sternos), cake or snacks for your guests. We ask guests to wear closed-toe shoes and make sure to be on time so that they won’t miss out on any activities which begin promptly ten minutes after your party start time.
All of our pony and farm parties include:
Plus one additional activity of your choice
Allaire Community Farm is a volunteer based nonprofit, and we do not have staff during the week to take phone calls regarding Farm Parties. Please email us with any questions you have, and we will do our best to answer them within 48 hours.
How long is a birthday party? Parties last two hours.
Can I extend parties past two hours? No, parties are carefully timed to allow for all other farm activities.
What is the schedule for parties? Guests arrive at designated time. Parties begin 15 minutes after start time no matter how many guests have arrived. In advance, the host will decide upon a pony ride, planting or scavenger hunt. The next activity is the Hay ride, followed by a visit to the indoor and outdoor petting zoos to feed the animals. Eggs are gathered in the henhouse and children milk Ms. Ellie, our mechanical cow. These farm activities take approximately 1 hour. After activities are complete, guests wash hands and food is served. After 1 hour and 45 minutes, we begin to clean the room and guests exit to parking lot to clear space for the next party.
Can parties be modified or adapted to fit our group? No, parties and activities are as stated.
How many guests are included in the price of a party? 1 to 15 children and up to 30 adults. Additional children are $15 each and adults are $5 each. We can only accommodate a maximum of 20 children and 40 adults. No exceptions. There is no discount for less than 15 children.
What ages are included? Anyone who participates in the party is included in the count.
Is the farm closed during my party? No, the farm is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, the party area and hayride are solely reserved for party guests.
What happens if it rains? The party continues in the rain. The barrel train ride replaces the hayride, and we add a barn tour to replace the outdoor petting zoo. All other activities take place as stated.
Can I set a rain date in advance? No, parties take place in the rain in a slightly modified format. Please note those changes in our response to the above FAQ.
What is your cancellation policy? Once your party is booked, we do not permit cancellations. However, we will refund your deposit if someone else books your time slot.
When is the $250 deposit due? A non-refundable down payment of $250 must be paid in order to secure your timeslot. We allow one week from the booking date to receive your deposit.
Do you have indoor parties available? No, all our parties are in the outdoor pavilion.
Are balloons, confetti and piñatas allowed? No, each of these items contains materials that are dangerous to our rescued animals.
Is alcohol allowed? No, we are not insured for alcohol consumption on our farm.
Is smoking allowed? No, we are a smoke free facility. This includes our parking lot.
Do you provide goodie bags? Yes, goodie bags are available for $10. Goodie bags include a farm drawstring bag and a large hard cover book on animals.
Can I drive my car down below to set up? No, we will drive you and your belongings down in our golf cart transporter. We will also drive your gifts and belonging back to the parking lot at the end of the party.
How early can I arrive to set up? 15 minutes before the start of your party.
Do you provide hand sanitizer and bathrooms? Yes, we provide hand sanitizer and porta johns for our guests.
Do you provide refrigeration? We can store up to a full sheet cake or ice cream cake in our refrigerator. We provide a large cooler for our guests to bring their own drinks and ice.
Do you allow music? Yes, we allow guests to bring a small portable speaker played at an appropriate level as to not upset the animals.
When is final head count due? The final head count is due two days prior to your party.
Are there additional activities I can add to my child’s party? Yes, you can purchase a barrel train ride for $30, a take home flower planting for $3 a child, or sugar pumpkin picking for $3 a child in the fall.
Can I bring chaffing dishes? For safety reasons, no open flames are permitted on the farm.
What are the safety rules? There is no running in or around the animals. Helmets MUST be worn for pony rides. Children must wear closed toed shoes in order to go in worth the animals.
Can I speak to someone ahead of time? Once a party is booked with a deposit, our party coordinator will contact you via email a few days before your event with final numbers and to answer your questions. If you have questions you need answered, please send us an email.
Do you provide paper products and utensils? No, you are responsible for bringing your own party supplies.
What direction do I give my guests? Have your guests arrive on time and park in our lot. They should enter the market to get directions on where the party is located.
Can my guests remain on property after the allocated party time? No, parking is limited, and we need to clear the lot for our next party.
Is a cooler provided? We can provide a cooler for drinks, but you need to bring your own ice and beverages.
How large are the tables? There are five (5) 4×4 ft tables and two (2) 6 ft tables that we use for food and gifts.
Can I hire an outside entertainer? We do not allow outside entertainers because they disrupt the carefully planned flow of the party. All parties have to stick to a strict two-hour time slot to accommodate other events at the farm.
Can I reserve two time slots? No, our parties are in high demand, and we want to ensure as many families as possible can have the experience.
Can I bring in an ice cream or food truck? We do not allow food trucks to drive onto the farm for the safety of our guests. They are also prohibited from parking in our lot.