You’re still trying to get the frosting out of the carpet, so it’s no wonder you’re tempted to do a disappearing act every time a birthday rolls around.
This year, book a party at Trick Zone, where magicians perform slights of hand on their brand new stage bedecked with red velvet curtains.
Pick from a range of packages for a stress-free solution. Silver and Gold include basic performances and refreshments. For the deluxe treatment, splurge on the Platinum with invites, favors, cake, and pizza.
Which should keep everyone happy for a spell.
Available at Trick Zone, 1050 North Hancock Street, the Piazza at Schmidts (267-455-0406 or trickzonephilly.com).
Fall Equinox Festival
What: Say hello to autumn with a day full of kid’s activities, music, and arts and crafts.
Why: Leaf summer behind.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-sundown.
Where: Clark Park, 43rd St. & Baltimore Ave.
Nature for the Young: Down on the Farm
What: Tots (ages 18 months-4 years) take an outdoor romp and learn all about plants and veggies before they hit the table.
Why: Cream of the crop.
When: Fri., 1:30-3 p.m.
Where: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd. Register in advance at 215-482-7300 ext. 110.
Arden Drama School Open House
What: Kids get a behind-the-scenes look at the theater, take a miniclass, and find out the scoop on upcoming productions at this free event.
Why: The world’s a stage.
When: Sat., noon-2:30 p.m.
Where: 40 N. Second St. To register, call 215-922-1122 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.