In the spirit of helping parents keep their house intact and cake out of the carpet, here are a few of the venues in Vancouver I've personally tried and totally recommend for accommodative staff, generous setup/cleanup times, ample parking, etc.
6Pack Indoor Beach - I would recommend paying a bit more for a counselor for coordinated activities; the counselors are great!
4CATS Arts Studio - 2 words - SPLATTER PAINT!!
Kidz Etc - perfect place for baby and toddler parties
How do you keep 8+ kids entertained for 2+ hours without losing your insanity? You hire entertainment!
Heroic Parties - They are the best and Spider-man is my absolute favourite!
Twist Parties - Very talented balloon twister and hands down, the best princesses in Vancouver!
Kirsten Laufer - If you need a photographer who's great with kids, Kirsten is the lady you need to hire! My kids absolutely adore her!
Whimsy and Wonder Photography - Absolutely gorgeous photos with whimsical edits.
CUSTOM CAKES & COOKIES
Cookievonster - Stunning cookies that tastes good and looks great! Evon is excellent with design details and colours.
Butter • Mere Patisserie - Absolutely gorgeous cakes! You can find her cakes in the party box photos on this website.
Butter Baked Goods - Their marshmallows are to die for! Seriously!
Sweet Spot Bakery - Conveniently located in the Steveston Village in Richmond, their goodies are very yummy!
If you are a vendor, supplier, events planner, operator, etc. and you have ideas and suggestions you want to add to this list and share, please do not hesitate to contact me!