Virtual Birthday Parties

Let PopUpPlay create an unforgettable virtual party for your child's big day.  We're partnering with Philadelphia's coolest organizations to bring custom parties right to your living room. PopUpPlay will facilitate an amazing online party complete with time for children to play games with their friends, complete a craft and watch the performer of their choice. 

Invited guests will log on to our private virtual meeting at the scheduled time.  PopUpPlay and partners will facilitate themed interactive activities with your child and their friends. Children will be able to talk to each other and participate in real time. Party packages include either Printable Party Favors by Nimble Craft or a Party in Box for each Virtual Birthday Party guest.  

Pick a Party Theme

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Sculpting Party

Grab your air dry clay, playdough, or other sculpting material to create a pinch pot animal head! A teaching artist will lead party guests step-by-step through the project using a few simple materials and techniques. Together The Clay Studio and PopUpPlay will facilitate the full party experience.  

Watch our make your own video: "How to create a pinch pot animal head".


Buggy Birthday Bash

This party includes time for live animal viewing, talks with an animal specialist, and interactive bug games. The birthday child will be able to pick 6 animals that they want to see and learn about out of our list of available educational animals. Join us in celebrating your child's birthday in the age of technology and bring the Insectarium to your home! Together The Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion and PopUpPlay will facilitate the full party experience.

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The Digger & David Birthday Show

This zany blend of jokes, magic tricks, help from the birthday child and general folderol is perfect for celebrating your child's special day!

David Hutchman, a treasured Philadelphia performer known by generations of children and their families for his work at the Please Touch Museum, and his pal Digger the Dog are throwing a birthday show just for your child and their friends! Together Digger and David and PopUpPlay will facilitate the full party experience.

Watch our video preview of a Digger & David Birthday show.


Let's Paint! Body Painting for kids

with the gals from iFacepaint 

Have a blast learning how to body paint! Register for a one-hour body painting party and the iFacePaint gals will teach your child how to transform their arm into a superhero, animal print, rainbow, and more. Kids will learn the basics of using body paint, brush and sponge techniques, and two awesome designs. This party is great for kids ages 8+ and parents are welcome to join in on the fun. (Additional supply fee applies to this party.)

Watch our video preview of the iFacepaint gals in action.

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Revolution Spies

It is 1778 and Philadelphia has been captured by the British army! Do you and your friends have what it takes to be spies for General Washington? Hunt for clues, complete daring missions and save the Revolution in this I Spy birthday party! Hosted by a staff member from the Museum of the American Revolution, participants will race against the clock to complete mini missions. Can you crack codes and dig for intel on the enemy? Using teamwork and your sleuth skills, report back to the spymaster to win the game…and the war!

NOTE: This party is best for 5th-8th graders


Ballet Birthday Party

A Philadelphia Dance Academy faculty member will lead your little dancers through a beginner ballet class filled with jumping, turning, and stretching.  Little dancers will learn basic ballet steps, as well as use their imagination to create their own special dances at a magical "Birthday Ball."

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Fitness and Fun

with AsaLiving

AsaLiving Fitness and Fun’ sessions are offered for children of all ages. Sessions are carefully crafted to help children build age appropriate foundations of functional movements and development of motor skills (eg run, jump, pull, push, throw, climb & lift). We incorporate games, props, and design activities (e.g. obstacle courses) to get kids moving and bond with peers!



Tumble with National Kids Gym!  In this party we'll:

*Get our hearts pumping and our bodies moving

*Play games that turn our bodies into all different animals, and shapes


With a focus on basic gymnastics, we can roll, jump, and balance. This party will be sure to keep your kiddos active and having fun! National Kids Gym is a mobile gymnastics program. We want your child to know that being active and healthy can be so much fun! Together National Kids Gym and PopUpPlay will facilitate the full party experience.

Watch our video of 'The Animal Game'. 

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Build It

with PopUpPlay

Who can create the tallest tower? Design a rocket that can carry us to Mars! Quick create a vehicle that can transport a whale from the Aquarium back to the ocean!  In this party we'll combine your child's interests (Dinosaurs, unicorns, wizards or space... we can incorporate all of their favorites!) with quick building challenges.  Party guests build with lego, blocks, books, cardboard boxes, and even the occasional couch cushions. This is a fast paced engaging party that works for active guests.

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Maker Space

with PopUpPlay

Is your child an Inventor or Engineer? Book our MakerSpace party to experience our virtual invention lab. Party guests will use available household materials to solve building challenges and invent amazing solutions to party puzzles. Party puzzles and build challenges are customized to the birthday child's age and interests.

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Slime Party

with PopUpPlay

Gooey, stretchy and so messy! Party guests will make slime and slime related gooey recipes! This party can be customized for slime experts and novices.


Storybook Ball

with PopUpPlay

Calling all imaginative kids! Bring PopUpPlay into your home for our Storybook Ball.

Party guests will raid their closets and come to this party as their favorite characters. We will tell stories, play games and even make wearable costumes, castles or books in this hands on party.  This party is customized for each birthday child based on their interests.


Scientific Artist

with PopUpPlay

Is your child a mad scientist at heart?  Get ready to harness that energy with our Scientific Artist party.  

Art and Science go hand and hand!  In this party we'll explore the science of art. We'll explore virtual artistic science using available household materials. Get ready to explore new kinds of printmaking, shrinky dink making and basic scientific reactions.  

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Solve a Mystery 

with PopUpPlay

PopUpPlay will design a customized mystery party for your child!  We create mystery scavenger hunts with a variety of themes (Superhero, Wizards, Lego, and even Unicorn! Party guests must collaborate to solve the mystery and find the birthday child's gift or cake!

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Fantastic Forts

with PopUpPlay

Your child will build the ultimate blanket fort with all of your friends. Together we'll explore different building techniques and structures. Party guests will share ideas and each child will create their own blanket fort. We'll show off our structures and hangout in our hideouts.  

Flower Shadow

Shadow Puppet Party

with PopUpPlay

Explore the power of light and shadow with the world's oldest form of puppetry. We'll make amazing paper shadow puppets and put on a creative virtual show using only household materials. This party has serious WOW factor and works well for kids ages 5-15.


Superhero Party

with PopUpPlay

Come to this party dressed in your best cape and mask! Secret identities, scavenger hunts, invisible ink, and build challenges make this an action packed party.

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Design Your Own

with PopUpPlay

Don't see your child's ideal birthday party here? 

Fill out our 'Book Your Party' interest form and PopUpPlay will work directly with you to design a party that fits your child.


Did you already have a party scheduled that had to be cancelled? 

PopUpPlay is still looking for additional party partners.  Put us in touch with your original party vendor and we'll try to collaborate on a fabulous event. 

Pick a Party Package

Rainbow Cake
Basic Party

60 minute party for 10 guests ($8.00 per additional guest) 

PopUpPlay Party Games 

PopUpPlay Craft or Partner Performer

Happy Birthday song with a virtual cake and candles

Printable party favors


Cost: $165 

Deluxe Party

60 minute party for 10 guests ($16.00 per additional guest)

PopUpPlay Party Games

PopUpPlay craft or Partner Performer

PopUpPlay Party in a Box (includes party treats, decorations and favors for 10 guests delivered to 1 address) 

Happy Birthday song with a virtual cake and candles

Cost: $295

Balloon Dogs
Ultimate Party

60 minute party for 10 guests ($25.00 per additional guest)

PopUpPlay Party in a Box (includes party treats, decorations and favors delivered to 10 guests) 

PopUpPlay Party Games 


PopUpPlay Craft

or Partner Performer


Happy Birthday song with a virtual cake and candles

Cost: $395

Planning your party

PopUpPlay has found that virtual parties are best with a small group of friends. We recommend inviting 10 friends or less for an experience that feels personal. All attendees will need access to an internet connected device with a webcam like a cell phone, tablet or computer. 

Still have questions?  We've got answers.  Fill out the Book Your Party Interest form and we'll set up a time to talk.