BASEScan be a great place to hold your child's birthday party. Parties are now available in a "self service" format. It is important to know that a BASES birthday party has many more play options available than just hitting in the batting cages. At our old location we catered the parties for our customers and coordinated the games. We still offer the experience and knowledge of 15 years of party fun. We will help you customize your party and will provide the guidelines/rules for the play options. You run the party and set your own party schedule. You supply your own food and drinks. We can help you with local pizza delivery or other vendors. Games are played in the batting cage area (the cages open up to create a large turf covered play area up to 55' by 160'). Your party includes use of the batting cage play area for your games and use of the team assembly area (tables and chairs) for the food and birthday festivities.
A typical party lasts about 2 hours. In that window, you have enough time to play 2 games (about 45 minutes each) and spend about 30 minutes doing the "party" stuff (food, cake, gifts, etc.). Our recommendation is to start with a game, do the party stuff in the middle, and end with a game. However, the final product is up to you.
Party costs will vary throughout the year based on the cage rental price at the time. Summer parties will be the best value (slowest period) while winter parties will be the most expensive and hardest to schedule. We will not take reservations for January, February, or March parties until December 1st of the preceeding year. A low cost 2-hour party starts around $200 (rental of 3 batting cages plus use of party area).
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to book a party. Any amount paid (at the time of booking) in excess of $50 will be refunded if the party is cancelled by the customer. The balance is due the day of the event prior to the start of the party.
Food and drinks must NOT be taken into the batting cage area.
Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited from being brought into the facility (even if never opened).
BASES reserves the right to inspect any coolers or other packages that management believes may contain contraband.
Gum is not allowed while in the batting cage (turfed) area.
Dip or chewing tobacco products may not be used while in the batting cage (turfed) area.
Smoking and/or vaping is not allowed inside the facility.
BASES reserves the right to end any event without notice for what it believes is willful violation of any of the above restrictions.
Party Game Guide
Dodgeball - Our MOST POPULAR birthday party activity. This works best for kids ages 9 years and up but can be played by those as young as 6 years of age. It is the one game that parents participate in at nearly all our parties. Our dodgeballs made of a soft (nerf style) ball with a coated surface. Body hits (even from adults) are normally harmless. Face hits (from adults) might sting a bit but most players bounce right back. Kickball - probably the 2nd most popular game at our parties. This is the BEST game for kids of all ages and all levels of athleticism. It works well because nearly all kids can master the basic skills of kicking and running. The baseball rules part of the game is normally customized to the specific age group and ability level. This is another game in which parents can often participate. Wiffleball - another popular party game for ages 6 and up. We suggest designating a single individual (parent) as "all-time" pitcher for the games to keep the pitches consistent and keep the game moving. The pitcher should try not to help with the fielding except when needed to keep the games from becoming lopsided. Consider the baseball ability of the overall guest list (not just the birthday child) when selecting this activity.
Soccer - great for ages 6 and up. Like kickball, lots of activity and lots of running. This is a good solid choice for the younger groups and for those soccer players.
Touch Football-this game works best when the participants have some football playing experience. Ages 10 and up are suggested. If you have a party of mixed ages that includes some participants under age 9, we do not recommend football.
Big Ball - this is one of best the "big kid" games. Big Ball is a game played like baseball and like kickball. You use a small soccer ball and pitch on a bounce to the batter. The batter hits the ball with a regular baseball bat and runs the bases. Defense is played like kickball. This game is a "big kid" game because it takes some effort to hit the soccer ball with power. Although the game can be played by kids as young as 8 years old, we recommend ages 11 and up for this activity.
Blast Ball - the best selection for parties with very young guests (ages 4 to 6). Blast Ball is a version of tee-ball where the batter runs to a base that honks.
Knock the Monkey - another selection for parties with very young guests (ages 3 to 5). Knock the Monkey is a series of throwing games where the player gets to "knock the monkey" off various locations.
Hitting Cages - hitting cages are recommended for parties with 9 year olds and up. We find that the "average" hitter is capable of making occasional contact off our machines around age 8. Typically party guests have a wide range of ages and athletic ability. If you are inviting a number of non-baseball/softball players, we do not recommend this activity. If, however, the guest list is your child's baseball or softball team, then this activity works very well.
Customer Supplied Game - we are open to suggestions and other game/play options. Any game not listed above must be approved by BASES management at time of booking.
Our own lovable mascot Bambino! ======>
He's being a little shy... while trying to show off his new baseball jersey!