Bay & Bee Birthday Party Review

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Our daughter, Zoë, turned two on September 28, 2014. Already an outgoing and cheerful child, Bay & Bee has allowed her to expand her social interaction exponentially. She adores her Monday music time with Mr. Eric and asks to go to “Bay & Bee” every morning. We have made wonderful mommy friends, young friends and daddy friends!

Birthday at Bay & Bee

When it came to planning Zoë’s Birthday, I knew right away where I wanted to have it. I was particularly excited that it would be easy to plan, entertaining, and we would have help setting up and no cleanup. Zoë chose a “Cat in the Hat” theme; the ladies at Bay & Bee did a great job helping us set up all of her “Cat in the Hat” decorations beautifully.

Birthday at Bay & Bee


Birthday at Bay & Bee

The party was set up and ready to go by the time we walked in the door; stress-free! Zoë’s party was perfectly run by Monica and Emily; there was plenty of time for the little ones to play and the adults to snack and relax. We chose to add on Mr. Eric for live music, as this is our daughter’s favorite Bay & Bee activity. He is so personable, fun, engaging, and even created “Cat in the Hat” lyrics during the party.

Zoe and Eric at Bay & Bee

After about an hour, Monica and Emily provided the cake cutting service. Everyone enjoyed the cake, chatting and playing for another 30 minutes, and then the Bay & Bee staff cleaned up everything for us; we barely lifted a finger!

It was so nice to be able to spend time with our daughter during the party, with no worries about serving or entertaining. We know Zoë loved it as well because for the rest of the weekend she asked for “more birthday party at Bay & Bee!”

Birthday at Bay & Bee

Bay & Bee offers three different birthday party packages. The first package includes 1.5 hours exclusive use of Bay & Bee, the staff to help set up your party and the clean-up. They also ensure the party runs smoothly and provide the cutting and service of the cake. You provide your own decorations and food.

The second package includes theme consultation and eco-friendly party ware.

The third package includes all of the above as well as food and beverage options. There are entertainment additions available, such as music and yoga classes.

While anyone is welcome to have a birthday party at Bay & Bee, as annual members our party was free! Month to month members receive a $25 discount. Parties start at $275.

All of the above came together to provide a delightful and stress-free party that not only the guests could enjoy, but the parents as well. Thank you, Bay & Bee, for hosting such a great party!

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5.00 (14 reviews)
Jacksonville, FL
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About the Author

stephanieStephanie Burgin is a loving wife, mother to sweet toddler Zoë, a part-time Behavior Analyst and a local author. Together with her husband, Greg, Stephanie helped to create the Smidgens’ book series, which focuses on teaching children environmental concepts in a fun way. Their book series is available in hard copy at Bay & Bee, Things Very Special, and Amazon.

Stephanie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (B.C.B.A.). She works part time for Behavior Builders, where she enjoys providing home-based behavior analysis services to children with Autism. She loves to see the smile on her client’s faces when they learn a new concept or discover how to handle a problem behavior in a functional manner. Stephanie spent her junior high and high school years here in Jacksonville, attending San Jose Catholic and then Bishop Kenny High School. She then received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the College of Charleston. She moved back to Jacksonville and received her Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from U.N.F. Stephanie strives to maintain a balance between work and family life, and was thrilled to find a job which allowed her to create her own part time hours.

Her favorite activities with Zoë are Bay & Bee play dates, Jax Music Together classes, endless trips to the neighborhood park, TNT gym preschool play and Jax Moms Blog play dates! The Burgin’s favorite family activities are shark tooth hunting, watching daddy root for the Steelers, no technology pajama days at home and arts and crafts for hours!


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