Family Fun | Parties

Lattes & Lollipops

By Heather Weekley
Photos by Ashley Mercer
From the November 2013 edition

The minds behind indoor play café Lattes & Lollipops wanted to create an environment where moms can have a little “me” time and chat while their kids play. So while during the weekdays the Powell spot offers just that, weekends are reserved for parties of the same nature.

“We supervise the kids in the playroom so the adults can relax,” said Jenn Flanagan, who co-owns Lattes & Lollipops with her two sisters and mother. “We have packages where we’ll do all the work.”

Suitable for kids up to age 7, there are several party offerings at Lattes & Lollipops which can be customized for the birthday child.

“Since we have options for both parents and children, we cater to both needs,” said Flanagan.

WHAT: Lattes & Lollipops

WHERE: 337 W. Olentangy St., Powell 43065

WHY: A party at Lattes & Lollipops gives both kids and parents the chance to have fun because there’s little responsibility for Mom and Dad during the actual party. The play café is closed to the public during parties, and kids will bounce around the enclosed playroom (which includes two playhouses, climb-on toys and a slide). Parents can stay and enjoy a cup of coffee from the espresso bar. And when it’s all over, the Lattes & Lollipops staff will take care of all of the clean-up.

COST: Lattes & Lollipops offers three different birthday party packages, ranging from $295 to $595. You can choose a package based on number of children, party length, and food and drink options. In addition, there’s a $50 non-refundable deposit required to secure the party time.

OPTIONS:

*Lollipop Classic, $295: For up to 13 children, the 90-minute party includes balloons, a table cover, a party coordinator and assistant, set-up, clean-up and a free pass for the birthday child to visit Lattes & Lollipops in the future.

*Classic Plus, $395: For up to 16 children, the 90-minute party includes everything from the Lollipop Classic package, along with two pizzas, a juice box for every child, coffee for parents, and utensils (including plates, cups and napkins).

*Lollipop Extravaganza, $595: For up to 21 children, you’ll get two hours in the play space and everything included in the Classic Plus package. Additionally you’ll get three total pizzas, a party theme with decorations and a banner, cupcakes or cake to match the theme, and goodie bags. Due to the number of children, there will also be two party assistants present.

WHEN: Parties are scheduled on Saturdays at either 2 p.m. or 5 p.m., and Sundays at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 5 p.m.

WHAT THE VENUE PROVIDES: Lattes & Lollipops provides the space, a party coordinator and assistant, set-up, clean-up and balloons for each party package. As the packages increase, additional details are included (see options).

WHAT YOU PROVIDE: Parents will need to provide invitations. Since the Lollipop Classic package does not include food, families are able to bring in light snacks. If you’d like to give out goodie bags, they’re only part of the Lollipop Extravaganza, though they can be purchased as an add-on.

OTHER DETAILS: You can purchase add-ons for the party, like a face painter, balloon artist or goodie bags. And if you’d like more than just pizza, Latte & Lollipops offers a full catering menu with healthy options like veggie trays, hummus and sandwiches. You can also add to the number of children at the party for a fee of $10 to $15 per kid.

CONTACT: 614-798-2071, lattesandlollipops.com