$595 (member discounts* up to 20%)
navigate to a Saturday or Sunday to see what’s available!
note: if there is no option to “BOOK” that means it’s already taken
*Member discounts vary based on membership level and are taken from party fee portion only; 2-month minimum commitment required to receive discount
Party package for maximum of 15 children ages 6 and under - max. 40 people total
1.5 hours of party time, plus 15 minutes for decoration set-up / take-down.
Price is flat fee per party, for 1-15 children. Infants in carriers do not count toward 8 child maximum (but crawlers using the space do!)
Food and drink package is included; no other food or drinks allowed:
specialty doughnuts, yay District Doughnut!, for the whole party - including full size, mini size, and doughnut holes
additional items for up to 15 children: juice & water, applesauce pouches, crackers
additional items for up to 25 adults: coffee, tea, orange juice, water
mimosa option - sparkling wine available for purchase by the bottle
SETUP: hosts may arrive 15 minutes early to set up decorations - note that decorations must be free-standing and cannot be taped to any painted surface. Staff will setup doughnut / snack table and kids’ tables and chairs.
CLEANUP: all guests required to leave elemeno at the end of the party time. Hosts can utilize an additional 15 minutes of take-down time. Staff will clean up and dispose of all food / decorations / supplies remaining at end of party.
NOTE: party, setup and take-down times strictly enforced with no early guest arrivals or late departures
Registration & Check In - Everyone will need to check in at the front desk upon arrival. Every family will need to execute a liability waiver before entering. The waiver stresses that the parent or caregiver is responsible for watching the children throughout a visit. If your guests have not been able to read and e-sign the waiver prior, we have a process to do so when they arrive.
Safety and Socks - We strive to keep SkillZone sparkling clean and to keep the kiddos safe. Everyone is required to take off their shoes and to wear socks (kids and adults alike), so please remind guests to wear socks. We stress non-slip socks for the kids safety and offer them for sale if you forget.
Parking - Pay parking (via Parkmobile App or machines on the sidewalks) is available on all of 8th Street. Free 2-hour parking is available on all side streets. We recommend looking on G Street or 7th Street for free parking within 2-3 minutes' walk to our front door.
Metro - The Eastern Market Metro stop is 3 blocks away (just head straight South on 8th Street from the station to find us).
Older children - children over 6 are not allowed to play. Generally, older children are too large and easily bored with our equipment and space that is designed for the young ones. They are allowed to attend, however, and may enjoy helping watch the younger children. It's a chance for them to practice caregiving and teaching younger siblings or friends.
Slideshow - Our system is designed to for seamlessly "air-playing" Apple products. If you don't have an Apple computer or phone, you can send us a file or store it in the cloud for us to play from our device. We recommend testing this in advance, if possible.
Custom music - we provide various play lists via our cloud music service, or can let you play your own via Bluetooth. Most parties play music for the adults, as the kids don't typically notice but the adults appreciate some good tunes. Throwback music seems to be the most popular - something like 70's, 80's, 90's music channels or playlists.
Customized lighting - We can customize a few different lighting systems for you if you have preferred colors for your theme.
Timing - We recommend doing the cake / doughnut ceremony around the 1-hour mark of the party.
Decorations - Nothing can be attached to a painted wall surface, but freestanding decorations or those that can attach to our glass walls are welcome. We also allow hanging decorations, but they must be light and can attach to paper clips that we can hang from the drop ceiling.
SkillZone is in high demand for private parties and often books up months in advance. Accordingly, to be as fair as possible to all our families, Private Party reservations can only be refunded with more than 4-weeks’ notice and can only be refunded at 80% of the fee. Private Party reservations can be rescheduled, subject to availability, up to 2 weeks in advance of the party date. No changes or refunds can be made to any party reservations within 2 weeks of the scheduled party date. Active membership required for 2 months to receive member discount on parties.