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The Latest Birthday Party Trend

Yoga parties are the new puppet show

—Photo by JellyBean Pictures

Toddler yoga has just about hit the mainstream—in New York, anyway. So it makes sense that yoga-themed birthday parties have emerged as the new “it” celebration for 2012. And yes, most of the city’s kids’ yoga programs are now offering birthday packages for children ages 3 and up.
 
At Yogi Beans’ new UES studio, birthday parties include yoga instruction (simple poses), music, and games. You can also request face painting or mini spa treatments. From $625 to $850 for up to 12 kids with pizza, juice, and paper goods included; $25-$35 per each additional child. Off-site pricing upon request.
 
A basic Karma Kids yoga party includes up to 90 minutes of pose-infused games ($550). Pint-sized yogis can also pose with their dolls (Downward Doll Party, $650); make crafts (Yoga Art Party, $750); get henna tattoos or hair braiding (Yoga Spa Party, $850); or create wearable butterfly wings (Yoga Butterfly Party, $850). You can choose to host the party at a Karma Kids location, or off-site. Prices are based on 10 guests with pizza and juice; $25-$30 for each additional child.

When you book a yoga party with Elahi Yoga—45 minutes of age-appropriate yoga instruction with workbook and pinwheel favors—the studio gives back to the community with free classes in local parks or at special needs organizations. Off-site parties only; from $450 (food and beverage not included).