Birthday Party

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There is no birthday party availability during the months of June-August 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Humane Education Director, Caitlin Lisle, at caitlin@utahhumane.org or 801-261-2919 ext 234

Birthday parties at the Humane Society of Utah (HSU) are held in our spacious auditorium. You are welcome to customize the party by bringing decorations, presents, food, cake and anything else that will make your child's special day even more memorable. You can also purchase an upgraded party package (see pricing below).

Your child will spend a fun-filled afternoon with family and friends while learning about animals, touring the shelter and interacting with all sorts of different critters (see party outline below)! In addition to the fun, your child will be giving other children the opportunity to be a part of helping homeless pets. Some parties involve the other children in a donation drive leading up to the party. Some children may even ask for their guests to bring a donation rather than a present for themselves. The kids love bringing presents for the shelter animals! 

In order for your child to have the best experience, we recommend that the birthday boy or girl must be at least 5 years of age. The number of birthday guests is limited to 14 children (including birthday child and siblings) in order to maximize space and involvement in activities. Extra guests can be accommodated for $5 per child. Adults are welcome to stay for the duration of the party.  

Please note: If you fail to show up for the scheduled date/time of the party, no refund is available and the party will not be rescheduled.

Scheduling:

Please note, not all birthday parties can be approved based on scheduling constraints of the Humane Education Department. We apologize in advance if we are unable to accommodate your request. Birthday parties can be scheduled during a variety of days and times. Before paying the birthday party fee by filling out the form below, please contact Humane Education Director, Caitlin Lisle, at caitlin@utahhumane.org or 801-261-2919 ext. 234 to ensure that your preferred date is available. 

Pricing and Options:

Basic Birthday Party Package ($150)

Outline of activities: 

  • 15 minutes for guests to arrive, with games for entertainment

  • 20-minute tour of the shelter

  • 25-30 minutes of one-on-one animal interaction

  • 1 hour of time for cake and presents-you will take over the birthday party to do food, cake and presents with your friends and family. During this time, the HSU host will remain available, but will step outside of the party area for your privacy

Supplies Provided: 

  • Rental of party area for 2 hours

  • 1 hour with a shelter host

  • Tables and chairs as needed

 Animal Adoption Upgrade ($200)

  • 15 minutes for guests to arrive, with games for entertainment

  • 20-minute tour of the shelter

  • 25-30 minutes of one-on-one animal interaction

  • 15 minutes to have each child party guest "adopt" a stuffed animal. 45 minutes of time for cake and presents-you will take over the birthday party to do food, cake and presents with your friends and family. During this time, the HSU host will remain available, but will step outside of the party area for your privacy

Supplies Provided: 
  • Rental of party area for 2 hours

  • 1.15 hour with a shelter host

  • Tables and chairs as needed

  • Adoptable stuffed animals for each child, complete with adoption certificate and name tag

You will provide:

  • Decorations

  • Paper products and utensils

  • Drinks and food/cake

Download our Birthday Party Brochure