Birthday Parties at Lilypad


If you need some extra space, and are looking for a local spot to host your child’s birthday party, land at Lilypad! We can comfortably accommodate about 40 people. Come check out our space during a playgroup to see what feels comfortable to you. Lilypad parties are DIY; we have no staff; leave the space as you found it and have fun!

Rentals are available on Saturdays and Sundays for 2 hours:

Saturday Birthday Party Availability:

  • 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • 4:30pm – 6:30pm
  • We may have flexibility for other hours, please ask!

Sunday Birthday Party Availability:

  • 12:30pm -2:30pm
  • 3:00pm -5:00pm
  • 5:30pm -7:30pm
  • We may have flexibility for other hours, please ask!

Rentals include the following:

  • Use of our play space, with toys and seating. If you choose to decorate, no nails, thumb tacks, or heavy-duty tape, please.
  • Refrigerator to store your food, drinks, ice, etc. You may bring small electronic items for food. We have a warming pan and ask that you bring all your own supplies, including napkins, plates and cups. Tables and seating available (you must bring up from Lilypad’s basement). BYO Highchair, as needed.
  • Our outdoor area is currently under construction (adults are free to go outside during birthday parties, but not recommended for children at this time). Smoking in our backyard is not allowed.
  • Private bathroom; changing table.

Fees are $95 for Lilypad members, $200 for non-members. Rental requires $125 deposit. Please clean up after your party, and your deposit will be returned to you after your event. Your payment and contract must be received within 7 days after reserving your party.

You may not bring in outside, paid entertainment, as our insurance does not allow for that. Ask us about our business members, who would love to provide entertainment for your party! Current musical options are Songbird, Rhythm Babies and We Kids Rock for Lilypad entertainment. Snapology is available for Lego parties. Philly FACE Painting is also available to provide face painting, ballooning or temporary (glitter) tattoos at your child’s party. StoryUP! is also available for birthday parties and is recommended for children 3 and up. If you are not a Lilypad member, you may hold a birthday party at Lilypad for $175 if you hire one of our approved vendors for entertainment.

If you wish to visit Lilypad to see if the space is right for you, please stop by during our playgroup hours. Please email us with any questions, and dates and times you are interested in to reserve your space. Winter weekends can book up fast, please inquire early if you require specific dates or times. We look forward to hosting your child’s special day at Lilypad!

Lilypad is located at 1234 S. Broad Street. We are less than one block walk from the Ellsworth/Federal Subway stop. Lilypad is located between Wharton and Federal Streets, on the west side of Broad Street. Street parking available on Broad and surrounding blocks.