Amherst, NY: 716-688-4033
Buffalo, NY:   716-886-3145


Birthday Parties

Have your next Birthday at the JCC

Celebrate your next special day at the JCC! We have a wide variety of options and can customize the special occasion to meet your desires. You dream it; we’ll make it happen!

To reserve your party, please contact Amherst: 688-4033 or Buffalo: 886-3145
or fill out this form online. Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions 

Parties include:

parties.jpgWe have a wide variety of options and can customize the special occasion to meet every need. You dream it; we’ll make it happen!

All parties start at 2 hours long and include:
• Your choice of play area for 1 hour
• Private party space for 1 hour (Location is dependent on where your play space is)
• Party manager dedicated to your event
• Basic paper products, plastic silverware, and plastic table cloths
• Party invitations
• JCC Guest Passes for adults to use while child(ren) attend the party

Hands on Wildlife Encounter

animals.jpgAs an add on to a party, we work with Buffalo Animal Adventures, and have different animal options that are all fun and informative.

3 programs to pick from:
• Our Creepy Crawly Friends – In this program you come face to face with some of the creepiest bug nightmares. Our six legged and our eight legged animal ambassadors will send a great shiver down your spine.
• North American Journey – Here you will take a journey through the wilds found across North America. You will travel from the frozen tundra, to the vast prairies and semi tropical climates found on our own continent and meet the animals that have made their homes not too far from yours. 
• In Our Backyards – In this program you come face to face with wild animals that can be found here in our big back yard of New York State. Your audience learns about the importance of environmental impact of the animals found in our own ecosystems.

Play Areas

Getzville play area.jpgGetzville

The Benderson Family Building has:
• indoor pool
• gymnasium
• outdoor playground
• outdoor pool

On the Irving M. Shuman Campgrounds:
• challenge course
• archery
• GaGa pit
• basketball court 
• sports field

Buffalo play area.jpgBuffalo

Due to the Holland Building renovation project, birthday parties are not available at the Holland Family Building. We look forward to offering birthday parties when the renovation project is complete.


Special Additions

•Don’t stop the fun. Add additional hours to your party
•Bigger parties: bring more kids or adults
•Have a JCC staff member run games
Go crazy in the bounce houseB
• Compete in the GaGa PitB
•Climb the indoor rock wallB
•Play sand volleyballB*

B Only available at the Benderson Family Building
H Only available at the Holland Family Building
* Available seasonally

Prices will be quoted when we reply to your request.

Things you should know


PAYMENT and DEPOSIT: A deposit for 50% of the total cost is required for all party reservations. The remaining balance is due the day of your party.

ADDITIONAL GUESTS: Can be added for an extra fee. Invitees who have JCC memberships still count as guests.

POOL PARTIES: Includes lifeguard/s on duty. 

DAYS & TIMES: Party days and times are dependent on which type of party you choose. For accurate pricing and availability, please fill out our web form on

FOOD & BEVERAGE: You may bring in your own food and beverage. The only restrictions are no alcohol and no glass.

DECORATIONS: You are welcome to decorate the party area. We just ask that you use blue painters tape to hang up the decorations and remove them after the party. You may arrive 15 minutes early to setup. More set-up time can be accommodated upon request.

SUPERVISION AND SAFETY: The party host family is responsible for the supervision and safety of all children. The JCC recommends 1 adult per 4 kids. No child should be left unattended. We take pride in our facility and expect the highest behavior standards of our staff, members and guests. Individuals or groups who damage JCC or personal property, or are disruptive, will be charged for damages and may be asked to leave the facility without refund.

LOSS OR DAMAGE: The JCC is not liable for loss or damage to any personal property.