Canada Day in London

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Tomorrow is the day when we all gush red and white and proudly wave our maple leafs. Canada Day brings out the best in our country and our communities. If your family is looking for some way to celebrate your true north, strong and free, here is what is happening in London:

LONDON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The Children’s Museum will have lots of great Canada Day activities like Canadian yoga, creating a Canadarm, and learning about basketball, our constellations, and Alexander Graham Bell.

PALASAD

Palasad North and South are celebrating Canada Day with 1/2 price classic pizza, 1/2 price jumbo wings, and loonie bowling games.

FANSHAWE PIONEER VILLAGE

Fanshawe is celebrating Dominion Day the way it was back on the first Dominion Day in 1867. Join them from 10:00am to 4:30pm.

STORYBOOK GARDENS

Come dressed in red and white for $1.50 off your admission!

FIREWORKS

BYRON SPORTS COMPLEX

The Byron Optimists are hosting their annual Canada celebration and fireworks. Gates open at 6:00pm, donations accepted.There will be music, face painting, speeches and fireworks, of course!

HARRIS PARK

Downtown comes alive with Harris Parks fireworks over the Thames River. This annual event is a classic.

SOUTH LONDON COMMUNITY CENTRE

Events begin at 2:00pm and end with fireworks. There will be entertainment, food, and lots of fun!

EAST LONDON OPTIMISTS

The Optimist Club of East London will be putting on a show at Argyle Arena. The party begins at 11:00am and continues into the night with a fireworks show.

GRAND BEND

What could be more beautiful than fireworks on the beach? Live bands and family-friendly entertainment will have you rocking on this Canada Day.

ST. THOMAS

Both St. Thomas and Port Stanley will be having Canada Day activities during the day, then head over to Pinafore Park for fireworks in the evening.

Birthday Cakes in London

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So, you have gone through our lists of the best home entertainment for birthday parties or chosen from the endless venue options in London and have planned your child’s birthday party for every detail… except a cake! No worries, Mama, if you are not adept in the kitchen or if you just don’t have the time or energy, we have done the research on the best places in London. Just remember to grab some candles!

ICE CREAM CAKES

Marble Slab

Marble Slab makes custom cakes, layered cakes, and even low fat fro-yo cakes.

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen has their classic ice cream cake, as well as Blizzard cakes, Treatzza Pizza, and DQ Tortes.

Baskin Robbins

At Baskin Robbins you can choose the size and shape of your cake, the cake flavour and then add whatever ice cream flavour you would like!

CUPCAKES AND CAKES

Hey, Cupcake!

Hey, Cupcake! makes custom fondant cakes and cupcakes that can either be picked up in the store in their delicious daily flavours or customized for you.

Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle makes a wide variety of gourmet cupcakes in tempting flavours. You can either choose from their daily flavour selections in store or have custom cupcakes and toppings made to order.

Melrose Bakery

Melrose Bakery does custom cakes, fondant/layered cakes, slab cakes, and cupcakes in many flavours.

Divalicious Desserts

Divalicious does custom cakes, fondant/layered cakes, slab cakes, and cupcakes.

La Noisette Bakery and Deli

La Noisette can make a wide variety of cupcakes and cakes in many flavours.

Heavenly Sweetzations

Heavenly Sweetzations makes slab and fondant cakes, cupcakes, and cookies in a variety of sizes, shapes and flavours.

MegzCakes

MegzCakes makes custom fondant cakes and cupcakes for any occasion.

Bella Bella Nice Custom Cakes

Bella Bella Nice makes custom fondant cakes, layered cakes, and cupcakes.

Ungers Market

Ungers Market has store made cakes available in the centre of the store in a variety of flavours. Large orders can be pre-ordered.

Grocery Stores

Stores such as Costco, Walmart, Loblaws, and Metro can make slab cakes in a variety of flavours, some with customized decorations or pictures. Call or visit your closest store for details.

Birthday Parties in London: Part 4

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This is the last installment of our list of places to have your child’s birthday party. London has so many awesome and unique places to host a party, many just didn’t fit into a category that could be defined as anything other than: FUN. So, there they are!

PLAY SPACES

YMCA

Both the Centre branch and the Stoney Creek branch offer birthday parties with one hour in a party room and one hour in the gym or the Treehouse (Stoney Creek only). Pizza, juice and a party host are included! See the link for more information.

Storybook Gardens

Storybook has party packages for spring, summer and winter! Spend some time in the pavilion for refreshments and cake, and then spend the day on the rides and exploring the park with friends! See the link for more information.

McDonald’s

Good old McDonald’s has been throwing birthday parties for decades! A McDonald’s host will entertain your guests with games and activities, the playland, and even a Happy Meal to make everyone happy. See the link for more information.

Adventures on Wonderland

AOW has three party packages to choose from, all with add-ons to customize your party experience. Enjoy lots of time to play on their indoor playland and an hour in a private playroom with drinks and a cake. See the link for more information.

Kidscape

Kidscape has three party packages to choose from, depending on whether your child would like to spend a lot of time on the indoor playground or making ceramic plates in the art room. Either way, they will have time in a private party room with the option of adding on food. See the link for all of the information.

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Birthday Parties in London: Part 1

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We have discussed some great options for having birthday party entertainers come to your house for your child’s birthday party, now we are going to fill you in on all of the great places outside of your home that can help celebrate the big day. If you have a small home or apartment, have a large guest list, or just hate the thought of all that cleaning and organizing, then a party out of the home might be the thing for you. The list of places is so long, we are splitting it up over more than one post!

SWIMMING

South London Community Pool 

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