Celebrate your special day in the Happy Place!
The Happy Place is a 750 sq ft enclosed playroom connecting families, friends and community through play. We offer the playroom for public open play times, private play times, and private event bookings. Let's play!!
Welcome to our Happy Place!!! 🙂 Our colorful 750 sq ft playroom is a community space for friends, family, and neighbors to come together in playful celebration.
No matter how you like to party, there is room for you in the Happy Place! The play side is a secret magical land covered with fluffy grass turf that offers a sturdy central play structure complete with stairs, slide, acrylic windows and hidden surprises like a lacing wall and ball run. The sitting area has 4 ADA-accessible picnic-style tables with plenty of room for enjoying snacks, reading books, and doing activities.
The room is best suited to kids 1-7 yrs though infants and older siblings are welcome to come play too!! All we ask is that big kids please keep an eye out for the safety of little ones.
Kids must be accompanied at all times while in the Happy Place. Grown-ups are welcome to hang out in any area of the room. We even have wifi available for parents who need to get some work done while their little ones play!
Feel free to bring snacks! Outside food is welcome in the playroom but must stay behind the rainbow and in the sitting area. We are not able to provide any food, drinks, or snacks nor do we have any requirements for catering. Outfitting a party or in need of a snack? We're happy to recommend local businesses on request! Limited cold storage is available — please inquire for more info.
Health & Safety
To keep our most vulnerable visitors safe, H+J limits playroom capacity and highly recommends all visitors 5+ to wear masks. If you or your children are feeling yucky or experiencing symptoms, help us stop the spread and please save your visit for another day! 🤧🤮😮💨 Hammer and Jacks reserves the right to refuse entry or ask any visitor to leave the space if they are exhibiting signs of illness.
We have powerful AirScrubbers attached to our HVAC system and working continuously to reduce viruses, bacteria, and other contaminants in the ambient air and on surfaces. This patented air purification technology has been proven to reduce up to 99.9% of many common airborne and surface contaminants! 🦠🚫👎 In addition we sanitize our space and playthings daily and our staff are fully vaccinated.
We require a liability waiver to be filled out for every minor before they can enter the playroom, including all party guests.
Apologies, we cannot accept these forms from anyone other than legal guardians! Our staff will check these at the door before allowing guests to enter. You can send guests the link below so they can fill out the waiver in advance.
If you are bringing a child who is not legally in your care, please make sure their legal guardian fills out the waiver online before you arrive to play.
Private parties start at $250 for a 2 hour event (plus an additional 15 min before and after for setup and cleanup). Party time extensions are available at a rate of $50 per additional 30 min.
We require a $100 deposit to be paid upon booking. This deposit is nonrefundable, but the funds are transferable to store credit in the case that you need to cancel or reschedule your party prior to 7 days before the party date. If you need to cancel your reservation within 7 days, your deposit is forfeited. We will follow up soon with an email invoice for the remainder of your party fee which can be paid online anytime or in person on the day of your party.
- Private use of the enclosed playroom for 120 minutes (additional time available)
- Additional 15 minutes of time before and after the party for setup and cleanup — guests may not be present in the room during this time
- Up to 12 children (Maximum 45 total guests; babies in arms/not participating in play are excluded from child/guest count)
- 4 ADA-accessible picnic-style tables with bench seating (additional stools are also available)
- Bluetooth-enabled speakers installed in the room to play your own music playlist (otherwise we'll play our house playlist)
Balloon table bunches with weights (1 dozen total) (+$36)
Polaroid photo booth rental + 1x film 10 pack ($45, additional film pack $15)
Balloon drop with custom colors (+$50)
We stock all kinds of party supplies, decoration, and accessories! We are happy to set up any supplies purchased from us so they are ready when you arrive (e.g. shiny door fringe, mylar balloon numbers, banners). Shop our Party section.
Book your party!
Use the embedded form below or tap here to go directly to a mobile-friendly booking page.
Is the event space only for birthday parties?
No way! Birthdays may be what we celebrate most often, but all gatherings are welcome! We'd love to welcome you for baby showers, client gatherings, playgroups, and more.
How far in advance do you need to know my color selection for party decorations, customizations, and add-ons?
Please give us 7-day notice for confirmation of all add-ons and special requests so we can make sure we have everything we need for you!
Can we bring our own decorations?
Yes! Our space is flexible and easily customizable, and you'll have 15 minutes before the party to set up your own decorations. If you wish to hang things on the wall, please let us know in advance so we can have tape ready for you.
If you choose any of our party add-ons or buy party supplies from the store in advance, we will have them set up in the room for you when you arrive! This includes colorful balloon bundles, shiny door streamers, a balloon drop, and more! See all of our party supplies here.
Can we play our own music?
Yes! We have a Sonos speaker system in the play room. You can download the Sonos app to control the music right from your smart phone. If you would like to make a playlist on Spotify or pick your favorite album before hand just share it with us we would be happy to play it for you. If you don't want to DJ, we will play our house playlist during your party.
Can we bring our own food?
Yes, outside food is welcome in the playroom but must stay in the sitting area and cannot cross the rainbow in the middle of the room. We are not able to provide any food, drinks, or snacks nor do we have any requirements for catering. Outfitting a party or in need of a snack? We're happy to recommend local businesses on request! Limited cold storage is available — please inquire for more info. Hammer + Jacks is not a nut-free facility.
Should we count infants in our kid count?
Infants that will not be on the ground and playing (e.g. babes in arms, carriers, car seats, and strollers) can be omitted from the 12 kid max count.
Can we bring in outside entertainment or projects?
Sure! You're welcome to bring outside entertainment or activities though it's not necessary to have a fun time at the Happy Place! Previous parties have booked musical acts, face painters, balloon twisters, magicians, dance teachers, and art teachers in addition to the normal play. If you plan to hire entertainment, please check with us first so we can confirm that we have the right accommodations and permissions for your activity.
Do you offer guided experiences or childcare in the playroom?
Though our store staff is available to assist with any party issues or mishaps, we are not able to offer any type of guided activities or care. Parents and guardians must stay and monitor their children when in the Happy Space: there is no "lifeguard" on duty! A legal guardian is required to sign a waiver before entering the room acknowledging the house does not provide care for children in the playroom.
Can we light candles?
Yes, responsible usage of open flame for the sole purpose of birthday candles is okay with us!
How about piñatas?
You bet! Please let us know in advance so we can have a hanging hook and bonking stick ready.
What's the bathroom situation?
There is no bathroom directly attached to the playroom, but we have a bathroom with a changing table located in the rear of the shop.
Have another question that isn't answered here? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a phone call!