A birthday they’ll remember.

Birthdays at Longue Vue are full of
fun, adventure, and learning!

Read about our signature celebrations below, and email Tess Fulton at tfulton@longuevue.com to reserve your date.

BIRTHDAY TEAS

WHAT IS A BIRTHDAY TEA?
Celebrate your child’s birthday with a whimsical tea in the Whim House and Yellow Garden or in the Lath House and Discovery Garden. Birthday guests will enjoy beautiful views, and child-friendly tea service with light bites and desserts.

WHAT IS THE SUGGESTED ATTIRE FOR A BIRTHDAY TEA?
Birthday guests and hosts are welcome to choose their desired attire appropriate for a tea or to match a theme.

HOW LONG DO BIRTHDAY TEAS LAST?
Birthday Teas are two hours long.

HOW MANY KIDS CAN ATTEND?
A Birthday Tea can accommodate up to 15 guests, plus up to 15 parents or guardians.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A BIRTHDAY TEA?

  • exclusive use of the selected party space
  • private bathroom for you and your guests
  • tea and snacks
  • set up, break down, cleaning and sanitizing before and after
  • tea cups, plates, napkins, and utensils (hosts may choose plastic-free disposables or non-disposable)
  • two Longue Vue birthday hosts to serve tea and support other needs
  • Access to the Longue Vue gardens for you and your guests, all day on the day of the birthday tea

IS CAKE INCLUDED?
Small, individualized desserts are included. Parents are welcome to bring a birthday cake.

  • Payment in full and acceptance of site policies are required to secure a registration.
  • Longue Vue handles all cleaning for this event. Hosts and guests must remove only those items you bring with you for the celebration.
  • Hosts may arrive up to one hour before event start time and may remain in the rented space up to 30 minutes beyond the end time. While you may visit the gardens following your celebration, a penalty fee of $100 will be assessed for clients who remain in the celebration space more than 30 minutes after the rental end time.
  • In the event of inclement weather, parties can be rescheduled.
  • Cancellations must be made seven or more days in advance for the event rental fee to be refunded, less a 10% administrative fee.
  • Cancellations made less than seven days in advance but more than three days in advance will receive a 50% refund.
  • Event cancellations less than three days in advance are not eligible for a refund.
  • Clients will not have access to a refrigerator and are encouraged to bring ice chests for refrigeration needs.
  • Amplified music is not permitted on site.
  • Latex balloons, glitter, or confetti are not permitted on site.
  • Longue Vue is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Food by Edith & Edgar’s Museum Cafe

Kid Friendly Tea Sandwiches
* Select three (3). Also select bread white, sourdough, or wheat bread. Almond butter may be substituted for peanut butter upon request.

Nutella, peanut butter, and banana
Peanut butter & jelly
Cucumber & tomato
Egg salad
Turkey & pesto
Ham & cheddar

Sweet Treats
* Select two (2)

Mini cupcakes/muffins (vanilla, chocolate, or pumpkin)
Mini cookies (sugar cookies or chocolate chip)
Chocolate brownies
Fresh fruit skewers

Tea & Juice Selections
* Select two (2). Tea served with sugar and choice of milks.
Lemon hibiscus tea from the Longue Vue gardens (hot and/or iced)
Apple juice
Lemonade

Water is included.

Price for a two-hour birthday celebration is $575 for members at the Family Membership level or above, and $650 for nonmembers.

The price includes all food, set up, exclusive use of the space, tea cups, utensils, napkins, plates, etc. Cleaning and sanitizing will take place before and after your event.

Parents are welcome to bring a cake.

A harpist available for an additional $100/hour.

GARDEN BIRTHDAY

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT A GARDEN BIRTHDAY?
Guests of all ages can enjoy the unique beauty and outdoor fun in the half-acre children’s Discovery Garden. Guests can dig for worms, design a garden, chase bugs and butterflies, and interact with the vegetable beds.

You’ll have access to the Discovery Garden, Lath House (outdoor picnic seating area), and the Education Center (private indoor area adjacent to the Discover Garden).

HOW LONG DO GARDEN BIRTHDAYS LAST?
Garden Birthdays are two hours, with 60 minutes of set up before the event and 30 minutes to clean up afterwards.

HOW MANY KIDS CAN ATTEND?
Up to 20 guests plus their parents or guardians can attend a Garden Birthday.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A GARDEN BIRTHDAY?

Birthday family will also have the option of choosing two self-led activities plus one facilitated activity with your Longue Vue Birthday Host.
The self-led activities include chalk play, push/pull toys, walking cups with balance board, or a Discovery Garden scavenger hunt.
Your Longue Vue Birthday Host will also facilitate one activity of your choosing: Individual garden-themed craft, potted plant activity, ladybug release, 15-minute garden yoga session, collaborative drawing or other artwork, or nature crowns.

Also included:

    • Access to the Discovery Garden and the Lath House: a semi-covered picnic area with fans, sinks, and six picnic tables
    • Non-exclusive access to four nearby restrooms
    • Complimentary flower or seasonal vegetable seed packet for each party guest
    • Complimentary parking
    • Complimentary admission to the Longue Vue gardens for the full day, for all guests
    • Your Longue Vue Birthday Host will be on site to support you throughout the event

IS CAKE INCLUDED?
Longue Vue does not provide a cake; parents are welcome to bring a cake. Individualized treats may also be ordered in advance from Edith & Edgar’s Museum Cafe.

  • Payment in full and acceptance of site policies are required to secure a registration.
  • Hosts and guests must remove any decorations or other items you bring with you for the celebration.
  • Hosts may arrive up to one hour before event start time and may remain in the rented space up to 30 minutes beyond the end time. While you may visit the gardens following your celebration, a penalty fee of $100 will be assessed for clients who remain in the celebration space more than 30 minutes after the rental end time.
  • In the event of inclement weather, parties can be rescheduled.
  • Cancellations must be made seven or more days in advance for the event rental fee to be refunded, less a 10% administrative fee.
  • Cancellations made less than seven days in advance but more than three days in advance will receive a 50% refund.
  • Event cancellations less than three days in advance are not eligible for a refund.
  • Clients will not have access to a refrigerator and are encouraged to bring ice chests for refrigeration needs.
  • Amplified music is not permitted on site.
  • Latex balloons, glitter, or confetti are not permitted on site.
  • Longue Vue is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Price for a two-hour garden birthday celebration is $350 for members at the “Family Membership Level” or higher, and $425 for nonmembers.