**LIDIA'S PLAY CAFE HAS PERMANENTLY CLOSED**
**LIDIA'S PLAY CAFE HAS PERMANENTLY CLOSED**
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It's now easier than ever to customize and book your birthday parties online and celebrate in one of the best rated party venue in Ridgewood. Our event packages are offered with various service options and customizable add-ons.
You can view the party packages, select your options, determine if your date is available for booking and reserve your date by leaving a deposit. We will then generate an email and send it to you with instructions on how to finalize the host agreement. It's never been easier! If for whatever reason you're not sure about a particular add-on you may be interested in, no need to commit to everything now - just lock in your date by leaving a deposit and decide on the add-ons later on before the event date.
If you have questions that need to be answered prior to booking our party venue, we are happy to speak with you, so feel free to call 347-889-5001 or email us via the contact form at the bottom of the page. But before you inquire about kids birthday, feel free to check out our new FAQ section below for commonly asked questions.
$395.00 - Plus Taxes
$475.00 - Plus Taxes
$625.00 - Plus Taxes
$1050.00 - Plus Taxes
16 Half Pieces of an assortment of vegetarian, vegan and meat options: BLT, Fresh Mozzarella & Pesto, Classic Chicken and Chipotle Chicken.
Price: $60.00 (Plus Taxes)
30 Half Pieces of an assortment of vegetarian, vegan and meat options: BLT, Fresh Mozzarella & Pesto, Classic Chicken and Chipotle Chicken.
Price: $110.00 (Plus Taxes)
Option to add 1 more pie in case you want extras.
Price: $23.00 (Plus Taxes)
Option to add 2 more pie in case you want extras.
Price: $46.00 (Plus Taxes)
Setup includes wire racks, hot holder trays, warming candles and disposable serving utensils) (Taxes Included in Price)
Price: $50.00 (Plus Taxes)
Approximately 12 Servings of our City of Saints Hot drip coffee. (96 OZ)
Price: $20.00 (Plus Taxes)
Approximately 24 Servings of our City of Saints Hot drip coffee. (1.5 Gal)
Price: $30.00 (Plus Taxes)
10 Servings of 16OZ City of Saints NY Bold style Iced Coffee.
Price: $27.50 (Plus Taxes)
64 oz Pitcher of Fresh Squeezed Lemonade sweetened with Agave Syrup.
Price: $13.00 (Plus Taxes)
Time Saver! Tell us the party theme and we will do the rest. This package is available as an add on to the Essential or Popular Package.
Includes: Themed Balloon Arch, Themed Backdrop, Themed Paper Goods, 12 Helium Balloons.
Price: $225.00 (Plus Taxes)
Eight to ten (8-10)Foot Decorative Balloon Arch based on Party Color Scheme
Price: $125.00 (Plus Taxes)
Twelve (12) Helium Balloons based on Party Color Scheme
Price: $30.00 (Plus Taxes)
Applicable to the Essential Package Only. Host Provides Banner. Banner Requirements: Height 85 inches or less / Width 60-90 inches).
Price: $25.00 (Plus Taxes)
Add thirty (30) minutes to your event duration. Can be used as additional setup time or tagged on at the end.
Price: $75.00 (Plus Taxes)
*50% deposit required to secure all party bookings (A reduced 35% deposit applies to the Extravagant Party Package). Remaining balance due on event day.
*Gratuity is recommended and not included in pricing.
*Venue will be closed to the general public during your event period.
*Children 8 months to 10 years of age are considered towards the child count. Children under 8 months are not counted at all and those over 10 years old are counted as adults.
*Lidia’s Play Cafe will begin party setup 30 minutes prior to the event start time. Cleanup begins 15 minutes prior to the end of the party.
* Host and all guests must exit by the due end time. A $50 penalty will be imposed for every 15 minutes that the party remains past the specified end time.
*Private Parties are offered on Saturdays and Sundays 10:00AM-12:30PM and 2:00PM-4:30PM. Ask us about weekday and after hours event availability.
*Proof of insurance is required by outside entertainers/vendors.
*Event Cancellations & Refunds: We will honor a full refund for cancellations taking place 30 or more days prior to the event date. Deposits for cancellations within the 30 day period are not refundable and we make no exception to this rule.
*NYC Sales Tax and a 3.5% credit card surcharge is automatically applied to all packages / add-ons and are reflected in the final price.
*Packages and pricing subject to change.
1. I know Lidia’s offers menu options, but can I bring my own food?
Yes, absolutely. Host may cater food, bring their own beverages, cake, cupcakes etc. We do ask that the food is prepared by a health approved establishment.
2. I’d like to bring some of my own décor. What am I allowed to bring?
Yes, you can absolutely bring your décor and make it as elaborate as you wish. However, all décor items should be discussed with management to ensure they can be incorporated into the display as intended. For example, items that require heavy taping to the walls are not permitted. All else is pretty much a go.
3. I have quite a few decorations. How far in advance can I arrive on event day to help set them up?
Lidia’s staff begins setup well ahead of host arrival and much of the setup will be done by the time party host arrives. Host may arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to event start to give their décor input and make last minute changes. As a general rule, decorations that are brought in should be pre-assembled – this is recommended in order to save time.
4. Can I bring my décor ahead of time to make it easier on the amount of stuff I have to carry on event day?
Yes, absolutely. We recommend that décor is brought in at least one day in advance so we can discuss what’s involved to set it up as well as placement. Lidia’s staff will conduct the setup for you.
5. I plan to bring my own balloons. Do you have the ability to inflate them with helium?
We do not have a helium tank on site. However, we are located two blocks away from a convenience store that fulfills this service for us when needed and they are happy to do it for you as well. We do have an automatic air pump on site that can be used to inflate balloons with air.
6. Does Lidia’s provide serving utensils for catered food? What else do you offer to help with the menu serving necessities?
Yes, we provide serving spoons/tongs for salads and other buffet style dishes. We also offer a 10 inch cake stand if needed, a 3 tier cupcake holder, cake cutting set (we’ll cut cake for you if you'd like), ice buckets for beverages and we provide the ice itself. We also offer tray holders for food warmers. If you need something to complete your menu serving necessities chances are we can provide it. If there is something in particular you are looking for please ask us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
7. What dining setup options are available for a typical birthday event?
Party host has the option to designate a kids section within the dining area that’s separate from the adults. The other option is to create a mixed setup. A separate kids section is typical for birthday events with older child guests, while the mixed setup is typical for parties with child guests on the younger side (1-2 years of age).
8. I'd like to hire some entertainment, like a balloon artist or a character dress up. What are the rules about outside entertainers?
Host may hire outside entertainment. However, we ask that they represent a reputable company that carries liability insurance. Proof of insurance is required for entertainers offering services on our premises. Also COVID rules apply so services that conflict with our safety guidelines are not currently allowed (i.e. face painting) .
9. Do you follow COVID guidelines for private events?
Yes. We generally follow the safety guidelines recommended by the CDC. Please ask us about our latest protocol as local guidelines are frequently changing.
10. I know you offer private event time slots at 10:00AM and 2:00PM on the weekends, but can I book a later time?
Later time slots are available in the event the 2:00PM time slot is already booked for the day you wish to celebrate. If you’re looking for a later time simply due to preference, we are happy to work with you on a case by case basis.
11. Can I book a weekday birthday party since my child’s birthday falls on a weekday and I prefer to celebrate on the special day?
Yes, absolutely. Weekday event celebrations can be arranged on days/times that do not conflict with our other ongoing programs.
12. Two and a half hours does not seem like enough time for my event. Can I extend and is there a limit to how much time I can add to my event?
We offer party extensions by half hour increments. We don’t designate a limit on how long you can extend an event but the maximum anyone has ever extended when hosting with us was 2 hours. There is more flexibility to extend afternoon events since we generally close with your event and can simply extend without conflicting with any scheduled services. Extensions for the 10:00am morning slot is limited to 30 minutes. Extension time can also be used to add more time towards the setup process and increase a setup duration from 30 minutes to one hour.
13. DIY Party Package Specific Rules
Lidia's Play Cafe creates the party setting, such as putting the party tables and chairs together. Host is then responsible for bringing and setting it up décor as well as cleaning up. DYI setups like other packages allows 30 minutes for decorating. If more time is needed, it must be purchased in 30 minute increments as a setup extension. No early entry allowed without additional time purchase.