Where Happy Memories Are Made!

Celebrate your birthday with us by hosting a memorable, fun-filled party at the Y! Just choose a theme and our party hosts will take it from there. The kids will have a blast playing non-stop games and when it is time for treats in the party room, our hosts will keep the fun rolling. Best of all, when the fun is done, the mess is ours and your house is still intact!

Parties typically include 45 minutes of activity and 45 minutes in the party room for gifts, food, and dessert. All celebrations include use of a party room with tables and chairs, streamers or banners, colored table cloths, note-taking sheet for gifts, a Y host, and a t-shirt for the birthday child. Not all parties are offered at every location. 

Affordable for All

The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching youth programs. If the fee for a birthday party prevents a challenge for your family, financial assistance is available. For Y members, your scholarship is already attached to your Y account and available upon registration. For community members, please drop by your local Y or call us at (206) 382-5022 to learn more.

Cost

  • Y members: $275
  • Community members: $375

To receive Y Member pricing, the guest of honor must have a Y Membership.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about our birthday parties! If there is something we have missed, please reach out to the Birthday Party Coordinator at your chosen location below.  

How early can we arrive for the party? 

The guest of honor and parents may arrive 15 minutes early to begin check-in procedure, sign waivers, and set-up party room with additional decorations if not being used by another party. Guests will be welcomed by the Party Host beginning five minutes before the party time. 

What should we bring to decorate? 

We provide a banner or streamers and table cloths. You may provide any additional decorations, excluding confetti. Please bring blue painter’s tape if you plan to attach decorations to the wall. 

Where is the party room?  

Your party room will depend on the time and type of party that is booked and will vary by location. Please contact the Birthday Party Coordinator at your chosen location for more information.  

Can I bring food and drinks?

Yes! You are welcome to bring pre-made food and drinks. We have some refrigerator and freezer space should you need it but are unable to heat up any food items. Alcohol is not permitted. 

What is the party timeline? 

Y birthday parties typically include 45 minutes of activity and 45 minutes in the party room for gifts, food, and dessert. Big Splash parties include an additional 30 minutes for transition to/from the pool. If you would like to propose a different schedule for your party, please contact the Birthday Party Coordinator at your chosen location.

Can the party host coordinate games? 

Of course! Our Party Host is willing and ready to coordinate games during most parties. 

How do I book a birthday party? 

You may book your birthday party online, in person at the front desk, by contacting the Birthday Party Coordinator at your chosen location, or by calling (833) 732-9622.  

How many guests can we invite? 

Y birthday parties include up to 15 kids, including the guest of honor. Additional kids are $10 per child. Parents and siblings under age 1 are not included in the guest count. All adults, ages 16 years and older, must bring their Y membership card or photo identification. 

Should parents of party guests stay for the party? 

Parent or guardians of children attending the party are not required to stay. The Y Party Host is available to guide children from each area of the facility, but they are not responsible for supervision. Additional adults may be needed in the pool to meet Big Splash party requirements. All adults, ages 16 years and older, must bring their Y membership card or photo identification. 

Can I add extra time to the birthday party? 

Yes, for some parties you may add extra time for an additional charge of $50 for 30 minutes. Please email the Birthday Party Coordinator at your chosen location to see if we are able to accommodate your request.  

Can I invite more guests to the birthday party?

Additional guests are $10 per child. Please email the Birthday Party Coordinator at your local Y to see if we are able to accommodate additional guests.  

What if the date and/or time I’d like is not available? 

Please email the Birthday Party Coordinator at your chosen location. We may be able to accommodate your request, though no guarantees are made. 

I'm interested in a different style party, what's available?

Please email the Birthday Party Coordinator at your chosen location. We may be able to accommodate your request for building your unique experience. 

 Do Y staff watch over kids in the pool? 

The Party Host will walk you and your party guests over to the pool area where Y lifeguards will be present.

Guests will be required to adhere to all rules and guidelines of the pool area. Please review complete list of pool rules prior to booking your party. No street shoes are allowed in the pool area. Please be prepared to go barefoot, if needed. Swimmers who cannot pass a swim test must have a parent or guardian in the water within arms' reach. Please review the aquatic center age guidelines here.

What are your current policies and procedures related to Covid-19?

You and your child(ren)'s safety is our highest priority. We understand Covid-19 safety protocols change frequently and it can cause confusion. As new guidance emerges and the science develops, we continuously seek ways to minimize risk to community. We appreciate our staff and members’ flexibility and willingness to shift as we seek an end to the pandemic.

Our mask and vaccine policy is based on local, state, and federal regulations plus best practices for similar industries across the country.  

Our staff are trained to follow all safety protocols and cleaning procedures, including thoroughly sanitizing touchpoints between groups or programs.

What is your cancellation policy?

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due along with payment at time of booking. The deposit can be transferred to another day/time (party) but is non-refundable with a party cancellation. If the party is cancelled 14 days prior, they will receive a refund minus the deposit. If the party is cancelled within 14 days of the party, they will receive a credit minus the deposit.   

Do we need to sign a waiver form?

All parents or guardians must fill out a waiver form for their child(ren) prior to participating in the birthday party. 

I have additional questions, who should I contact?

Contact our friendly Birthday Party Coordinators at your chosen Y location!

Auburn Valley Y: auburnbirthdays@seattleymca.org

Bellevue Family Y: bellevuebirthdays@seattleymca.org

Coal Creek Family Y in Newcastle:  coalcreekbirthday@seattleymca.org

Dale Turner Family Y in Shoreline: dtfybirthdays@seattleymca.org

Kent Y: kentbirthdays@seattleymca.org

Matt Griffin Y in SeaTac: mgbirthdays@seattleymca.org

Meredith Mathews East Madison Y in central Seattle:  MMEMBirthdays@seattleymca.org

Northshore Y in Bothell:  northshorebirthdays@seattleymca.org

Sammamish Community Y: sammamishparties@seattleymca.org

Snoqualmie Valley Y:   snoqualmieparties@seattleymca.org

West Seattle & Fauntleroy Y: wsbirthdays@seattleymca.org

 

Birthday parties are currently not offered at the Downtown YMCA or University Family YMCA  

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