I bring bunnies to your child's birthday party or school. See pictures and videos below. We do parties for all ages from one-year-old to teens. Parties include show & tell: petting, feeding and viewing several breeds of bunnies (and some baby bunny litters). We also do informational classes on rabbit care for teens & adults. Note: Parties for one-year-olds are REALLY for the parents and older children not the one-year old. ;-)
We bring tarps, sheets and corrals for the kids and bunnies to play on. The bunnies actually run amongst the kids as they are petted and (if hungry) fed. Parties an be indoors or out. We need about a 10 x 10' space to set up. Warm days over 80 degrees must be indoors for the safety of the rabbits.
I live in the East Bay Area and can travel to your home in the Bay Area. Information is age appropriate. We teach lessons on rabbit care for the older teen parties. If the bunnies are hungry, we let the little kids feed the bunnies hay and bunny treats. We let the birthday child hold a bunny or two for a "photo op". Everything is done with safety of kids and bunnies in mind. We love showing people how fun rabbits can be, and then how quiet they can be.
Note: Dear rabbit rescue people; please do not be concerned. Our bunnies were raised here and enjoy being handled, as they were handled since birth. You love bunnies, I love bunnies too. This is the perfect opportunity for children to learn something about them in a structured, safe way. It also has the opportunity of children being able to have the bunny experience without necessarily adopting one. This is a win-win experience.
I have English angora, mini lop and dwarf hotot rabbits that I raise for show. I bring about 15 - 18 rabbits of all sizes, colors and usually four very different breeds. Mini lops are a medium sized rabbit with floppy ears, English angoras are long haired rabbits that produce wool for yarn, mini rex's area short-haired velvety rabbit with up ears) and the dwarf hotot is a dwarf rabbit that is white with black eye circles. If we have bunny-sit (boarding) bunnies - sometimes we bring them with us too, (with permission of course). The kids often watch me set up while the latecomers arrive.
When we get started, I have the kids sit outside the bunny fences and I give them an introduction to each bunny and safety tips.As I introduce the rabbits and bunnies I set them down to run around in the pen. The kids are fascinated (parents too!)
There are two fenced circles that will hold the rabbits and bunnies: The inner circle is for the smaller bunnies. Children can pet the babies inside the circle. The big bunnies and kids will be in the larger circle for petting and feeding. I need a minimum 10 x 10 area for 10 -12 kids, my actual set up can be as large as 10 x 15 ft. or more with more sheets. Large numbers of kids may have to come in in two sets and that takes more time.We have done it in a small Berkeley living room with parents legs dangling from couches so smaller can be done :-).
After the introduction, the kids sit inside the big pen and bigger rabbits will walk around the kids for them to pet. Sometimes (when available) we bring very small babies and they are in a small transport cage or basket for the kids to see babies. I need help supervising the kids when they are very young to protect the rabbits from being grabbed and to make sure they do not try to pick up the rabbits.Then, I bring out the feed and the kids can feed the bunnies - they love this! Parents take pictures of their children and everyone has a good time. Older kids (and parents) ask questions. Older kids actually can have a class about rabbits. Most younger ones just want to interact like a petting zoo. See pictures and videos below.
At one party, the Mom wanted to do some spinning of the Angora hair, I taught the parents about angora grooming and the mom did some spinning.
Pricing example:   Price: Including entertainer & a helper: Base rate $180 (VERY local to me). Longer travel travel costs more. Example: I am in West Concord; VERY local = $180; 11- to 30 minutes away: total = $205; 31 - 45 minutes total = $240; 46 - 60 minutes total = $270; 1hr to 1 hr & 14 min total = $300; etc.(Each additional 1-15 min segment of travel time is $30 more.) I use minutes because traffic effects time more than distance. If I cross a bridge add $5 for toll. Downtown parking fees addl. Services assumes one hour & 50 min. at your home; (20 min. set up, party - 45 min to one hour], and 30 min. take down time). Additional time at the event is $30 - 45 hr. - if you want me to stay for a longer event or handle a very large group.
1) Barn Tour: If you bring the kids to my house for a tour - personal petting zoo, my time can be as short as 1 1/2 hours or $45. Holding the entire party at my house is more time, or we have a park down the street we can use.
2) Tea Party: Hold a Tea Party and I can be the guest entertainment bringing a few bunnies on leashes and other animals. I can read bunny stories to the kids during or after tea. I can be in costume or not for this.
3) Fairy Godmother of Animals: As guest entertainer for a themed party I can come in costume with assorted animals, bunnies, birds and a chicken. Our latest incarnation of this idea is in conjunction with a Snow White party.
4) Bunny & Poultry Petting Zoo: I bring bunnies of all ages, baby chicks and ducks (if available) to your event. Add $75 to the bunny event, as I have to buy, house and re-home the chickens and ducks after the event.
5) Sleep overs, sleep unders, after school (Fri or short days) events are good times for scheduling too. Kids are often less intimidated by fuzzy bunnies than larger petting zoo animals ... a good "starter" petting zoo for kids (and easier to have inside a home ;-)
Kids and your adult guests love this event, we get raves from the people who have had us over - "Very original, educational and fun" they say. "Georgia was so good with all the kids of all ages: it is amazing how she held their attention and kept all safe and entertained."
Call Georgia Williams, Bunny Central, at 925-680-4770 (home number), email: email@example.com so we can customize a party for your child. Please call after 8:30 a.m. and before 9 p.m., Pacific time.
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Depending on the age of the birthday child and their guests, the activities range from petting many different kinds of bunnies, feeding them bunny snacks and answering simple questions that the kids ask. Little children are not allowed to pick the bunnies up. The birthday child can carefully hold a bunny if they're wearing a sweatshirt or jacket. The birthday child may follow a leash-trained around as she explores your house or yard.
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The design of the party is age appropriate and keeps the safety of the children and rabbits in mind. Bonus: If the kids like dogs we can bring our Boston Terrier; Wiki to the party too. She likes kids and bunnies.
Once kids have come to the age where they would enjoy an education about rabbits we can cover all kinds of subjects. We can handle all ages of rabbits, look at different breeds and learn about rabbit husbandry. Kids over seven or eight have tons of questions that I am ready to discuss the answers to and demonstrate.
When parents have decided that children are old enough to have their own bunny, or would like to learn about bunnies, we can hold a personal birthday party for your child. You're welcome to come to my home for the event or I can bring a selection of bunnies to your home for your personal party. Adoptions are available, however it is not necessary to adopt, the birthday child can simply enjoy the bunnies for the hour.
Want to "try out" owning a rabbit? You can use my Rent-a-Bunny services to see if adopting a rabbit would be a good match before adoption. With prior arrangement I can bring or have available a gentle older rabbit with cage, food and accessories to leave after the party for a one to two week period. The "Rent-a-bunny" rate is $50. Deposit: $100. "Renters" must return the rabbit etc. to my home after the rental period. This service is only available to families that are having a party as time is needed during or after the party to educate the child and family about rabbit care.
See the videos above for a preschool event I did at this really nice cooperative school in the S. F. Bay Area. I understand that teachers get a very small enrichment budget and that they often will sponsor a class/ classroom assembly or will ask parents to foot the bill for various enrichment programs. One school had a kindergarten event and each parent contributed $5 to $10 to have me come. If the parents for the school wishes, then I can come out to your school and put up to three classes as needed (in a row) to teach your kids about rabbits. This can be a good value for parents, since once I am on location, an additional hour is only a bit more. I did a birthday party at a Montessori school. That was exciting! Pictures are coming soon.
From - a happy host:
We recently had my daughter's 5th, and we had Georgia Williams -- the Bunny Lady come over for entertainment. The kids loved it. There was a magical hush over the group for 45 minutes while the bunny lady showed off the bunnies and talked about them. She brought about sixty of her super cute pets, in cages, and set up a sort of corral. The kids got to be in the corral with the bunnies hopping around. They got to stroke and feed the bunnies. It was amazing! Here is her contact info and website: http://www.angelfire.com/ca/georgiawilliams/events.html Phone: 925-680-4770
Clarification from - Georgia W: Thank you to the 'recommend-er'(above) who recommended Bunny Central's bunny petting zoos. One small clarification however. I do bring lots of rabbits and bunnies, 4 breeds, many ages and colors but NOT 60! I bring between 12 and 18 (plus babies) when I have them available. People are amazed I bring that many ;-) Parties are good for all ages, schools and corporate events too. Thanks for thinking of me. Signed: Georgia W
From - Steve: Recently our daughter had her 4th birthday and we invited the Bunny Lady to her party. It was such an amazing time. We had what must have been over 30 bunnies arrive and hang out in our yard. Georgia set up a pen and gently guided the children on the proper ways to pet or hold or feed the bunnies. It was a very magical time and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Signed: a bunny lady fan
Occasionally I can do a special event for a special community member. In this case Anthony loves rabbits and wanted to visit with some on his special "Wish Day". His helpers, from a local group home, brought Anthony to my house to commune with our bunnies. He and his group home gave me permission to share his precious video. Note: I wanted to share this but really cannot do this very often, so please do not consider this an open invitation to do community events or I'll have to be mean and say " AGGGHHH, I do not have time!" Maybe I can do one quarterly. Just don't ask me lightly. For individuals and most organizations I have the paid services, above, that I offer to try to carve out a little living sharing something I love.
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