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As of

3/16/2020

*Current Update as of 3/16/2020

In an effort to help our surrounding communities and staff with social distancing, we are suspending walk-in open play hours starting Tuesday 3/17 until further notice. For those who have parties booked in the month of March, we will work with you to reschedule your date. You may contact us directly at (516) 233-6166. We will be taking calls and checking messages daily.

We will be communicating with all clients week by week as things change (hopefully for the better). Please keep US and ALL SMALL BUSINESSES in your thoughts and prayers during this time of suspended/modified business.

*Now taking bookings early summer through fall

Please call (516) 208-6737/ (516) 233-6166 or contact us using our contact form. These bookings will help us continue to serve the community when things calm down. In addition to our weekend party package, we will offer mini party packages during the week for June-September (some weekend dates available) so that our parties are even more affordable for those families who are or will be impacted financially. These packages are also for very small gatherings of family and close friends.

Updated birthday Pricing for fall

In our downtime, we will reflect on the memories of all the celebrations throughout the past 15 years 🎉. We hope you will consider us for another party or pass our name off to a friend. We have watched many of your children grow up from infants to teens and cherish those memories we made together throughout the years.

We ask for your support with a couple of small gestures from the community to help us get through during this major disruption of business:

  • Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram if you don’t already follow. Please share our pages with your friends and family if you already follow us!
  • If you have had a party with us, were a guest of a party/event or enjoyed open play, craft or ice cream sundae building at our shop, please write us a review if you haven’t already on any platform- FB, Instagram, Yelp, local mom and dad Facebook group pages and or Google.❤️. If you have already written a review, we want you to know we appreciate your heartfelt reviews and will now have time to respond to you all showing our appreciation! That’s a positive! These small gestures will have a big impact for us and will bring smiles to our faces during this difficult time!
  • Finally, while reminiscing, share some pics of your child’s party with us to our Facebook or Instagram page! This will certainly bring a huge smile to our faces!

Keep in touch and stay well. I will be busy moving my own daughter out of her college dorm and making memories with my own family while enjoying fresh air and downtime during the week. Remember to stay positive in times of fear and visit us and our neighboring shops when all is said and done to help us rebuild our businesses. We know we can count on you! ❤️

With love,
AnnMarie
Once Upon a Sundae

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We are peanut, tree-nut, sesame free, and egg-free. We can accommodate dairy and gluten allergies upon request. We proudly serve premium Ala Mode brand ice cream! Come in to build-your-own ice cream sundae during our walk-in hours.​

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Birthdays

Our signature birthday parties start at 1 hr. & 45 minutes.

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We are not just parties, ice cream and play! We host different events and DIY workshops for both kids and adults!

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Happy Customer Reviews

Over 134 Total Reviews 

Diana R.
Diana R.
17:31 15 Mar 20
We just had my daughters 4th birthday party here. The owner was helpful with questions and concerns leading up to the party as we had a child that was...
Elise Schneider
Elise S.
00:37 10 Mar 20
Once Upon a Sundae is a wonderful place to host a party! Annemarie and her staff are gracious hosts, her place is clean, fun and adorable. All of the kids had a blast playing in her sweet playroom, painting piggy banks, and having their birthday sundaes. My daughter loved it!
Samantha Ferazzoli
Samantha F.
12:43 09 Mar 20
I just had my sons 3rd birthday here and I was surprised on how great it went. All of the kids were entertained and the staff were attentive to the kids at all times. Ann Marie, the owner, was so amazing to work with and had such a bubbly and positive personality. Thank you for making my son’s 3rd birthday so memorable!
Diana Mattison
Diana M.
18:43 29 Feb 20
I was headed to RVC from Brooklyn to visit my aunt and uncle and needed something to do with my 4 1/2 year old on her day off. I happened to google and found this adorable place. I’m so glad we went in because annmarie was extremely welcoming, nice, and my daughter had so much fun! The place was spotless, and so clean. She played for a little in the play area, then painted a cute picture frame that she can’t wait to put a picture in, and lastly she made her own sundae. We a great time and I’m so glad I found this hidden gem! If you are in the area and want somewhere fun for your toddler, stop in!!
Emma Fermaglich
Emma F.
19:40 28 Feb 20
I’ve been coming to this play place since I moved to Oceanside two years ago. Now we come weekly for open play sessions, painting, and ice cream sundaes. It’s a great place for us to be social and not have to worry about my son getting hurt. My son has every single arts and crafts project from this store, and asks constantly to come play. Not only is it CLEAN, the owner Annmarie and staff are absolute dolls. My son and his friends are IN LOVE WITH ONCE UPON A SUNDAE! We recently had his 4th birthday party here and they went above and beyond my expectations. Everything came out amazing. They made the party so effortless on my part and their attention to detail was exceptional. I also LOVE that it’s a nut free environment so I don’t have to worry about any nut allergies for myself or my son. This is by far the cleanest play place I’ve been to in Long Island. No rugs and ball pits to worry about germs. I cannot stop raving to my friends about this place!! Highly recommend to anyone with kids of all ages (we had 25 kids-mixed ages). I also recommend booking early. I booked 4 months out (I’m a planner) and they had very little left.
Ka Pai
Ka P.
18:25 21 Feb 20
I absolutely love this gem of a Birthday Party & Indoor play space on our block in Rockville Centre. The excitement of the little ones coming down the street all dressed up for the themed parties is a sight to see. Take a look at their events page and sign your little ones up for a play date, attend one of the princess parties, or schedule a memorable birthday party and let the memories begin! See you on South Village Avenue, RVC.
Joshua Ryan Palmer
Joshua Ryan P.
21:14 18 Feb 20
🎉😍😉 AnnMarie thank you for an amazing place for my daughter to have her birthday! We had such a fun time! :) 😉😍🎉
Young Yil Yoon
Young Yil Y.
20:09 09 Feb 20
I stumbled across this place with my 3 year old son... They have open play... A great play area in the back with tons of toys... There were other boys his age so they kept each other busy while the parents did the usual parenting conversation. A great place for kids to socialize and parents to make new friends.. and trust me, that hasn't been easy being a single parent with a 3 year old.There's also an ice cream bar... Arts and craft area. So many different options. The owner, Anne Marie, is absolutely the nicest. She keeps the children engaged. A cheap alternative to a babysitter 🤣 It's not one of those commercialized places like BounceU... she also told me about the different events and activities they host throughout the year...I wish I found this place sooner... Can't wait to have my kids birthday party here... Definitely recommending this place to others. (Same review can be found on Yelp. 🤣🤣🤣. I'm not lazy.. I'm a single parent).
Young Yil Y.
Young Yil Y.
12:07 09 Feb 20
I stumbled across this place with my 3 year old son... They have open play... A great play area in the back with tons of toys... There were other boys...
Andrew McCreary
Andrew M.
01:54 29 Jan 20
Our daughter had her 5th Birthday party here and visited two years later and remembered the entire event as if was yesterday. She was so happy today to meet dad for ice cream. ThankYou so much Once Upon A Sundae!
Joshua Palmer
Joshua P.
17:44 25 Jan 20
What an amazing place. The staff who throw my daughters birthday were really good. My daughter wants to go back already! Thank you again.
Caroline Bayard
Caroline B.
17:30 10 Jan 20
OUAS is the best place around to bring your little ones for socializing, play, crafting, or an unforgettable bday party. AnneMarie is wonderful with the kiddos and with all the new play space chains popping up on Long Island it’s nice to support a local, mom-owned place that goes above and beyond.
Patty P.
Patty P.
19:55 09 Jan 20
Annmarie was amazing to work with. Can't say enough good things about her and her staff. Our daughters 5th birthday party was a great time for everyone xo...
Stacey Pino
Stacey P.
00:36 09 Jan 20
Our new favorite splay space! My son and I went to Once Upon a Sundae for some ice cream and a little play time. When we arrived it was close to 4pm, windy and cold. We got to the door and it was closed. As we looked inside and read the store hours, Ann Marie appeared, opened her doors and told us to come on in! She immediately served my son an ice cream and told me she's always there until 5 and happy to open when she see people wanting to come in. The space is clean and so kid friendly with such a variety of toys. She was so personable I felt like I had known her forever. While we were enjoying our ice cream she opened her doors once again for another family wanting to have an ice cream to celebrate their daughters 1st birthday. When we were leaving she didn't even charge us! We will definitely be back soon to visit Ann Marie and to have some more yummy fun!
Stacey Pino-McCoo
Stacey P.
00:31 09 Jan 20
Our new favorite splay space! My son and I went to Once Upon a Sundae for some ice cream and a little play time. When we arrived it was close to 4pm, windy and cold. We got to the door and it was closed. As we looked inside and read the store hours, Ann Marie appeared, opened her doors and told us to come on in! She immediately served my son an ice cream and told me she's always there until 5 and happy to open when she see people wanting to come in. The space is clean and so kid friendly with such a variety of toys. She was so personable I felt like I had known her forever. While we were enjoying our ice cream she opened her doors once again for another family wanting to have an ice cream to celebrate their daughters 1st birthday. When we were leaving she didn't even charge us! We will definitely be back soon to visit Ann Marie and to have some more yummy fun!
Stacey P.
Stacey P.
16:27 08 Jan 20
Our new favorite splay space! My son and I went to Once Upon a Sundae for some ice cream and a little play time. When we arrived it was close to 4pm, windy...
Royal Princess Prep
Royal Princess P.
20:50 31 Dec 19
We are a children’s character entertainment company and we have worked often with Once Upon a Sundae to provide characters for Birthdays and events! We love working here; the space is spotless, accommodating to our routines, and AnnMarie, the owner, works with us to provide the absolute best experience for everyone! Plus, the venue is allergen free, making it a great space for anyone and everyone! We are looking forward to a wonderful 2020 with many more events and parties! Thank you, Once Upon a Sundae for making magic with us!
Elizabeth Edquist
Elizabeth E.
19:04 31 Dec 19
Once Upon a Sundae is the cutest venue and the owner, AnnMarie, is absolutely wonderful to work with. My favorite part of the venue is the child sized ice cream counter! The children feel so special and grown up sitting at a counter just for them. The parties are adorable and well organized; there are so many party theme options and AnnMarie is very accommodating. I’ve been to many parties and events here and they’ve all been amazing. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a party venue!
Penny Belfi
Penny B.
19:36 30 Nov 19
What a truly wonderful, organized, clean and all around friendly and fun place to have a party at! We just celebrated my daughters 4th birthday here today. She had a wonderful time and so did her friends.
Briana Marie
Briana M.
21:37 22 Nov 19
We always have a blast at open play & at all of the wonderful events here ! This place is clean, fun, unique, and attracts the best crowds ! We love everyone we meet here ! So thankful for Once Upon A Sundae ! 😊🙏
Jill C.
Jill C.
09:23 02 Nov 19
So happy we had our son's 4th birthday here. His birthday is very close to Halloween, and the cozy + clean venue was adorably decorated and fitting for our...
Geo V.
Geo V.
12:44 29 Apr 19
This place is perfect for a young kids party. My great nephew turned three. There's a separate play area for preschoolers with a small slide a few different...
Maria Cassano
Maria C.
21:24 18 Mar 19
We just had my daughters 2nd birthday here and they did an amazing job! Took care of everything and I was able to enjoy every minute with my little ones! Such a great concept and staff, highly recommended!!!
Maria Lievano
Maria L.
20:57 08 Dec 18
Amazing place. Everyone was so attentive sweet. It made my daughter's birthday all the more special having it at this place.
Amy Calvo
Amy C.
20:25 02 Dec 18
Everything was amazing from start to finish! The staff felt like family! I didn’t worry about a thing and actually enjoyed all the kids and guests! I wasn’t stressed even for a minute! Everything was clean, safe and fun! So much to do for the kids and everyone had a blast! Would highly recommend Once Upon a Sundae and we will definitely be back!
Jessica Ewen
Jessica E.
18:51 04 Nov 18
Had my daughter's 3rd birthday here and everything was perfect. Such a good mix of things for the kids to do and delicious ice cream
Valerie Eileen
Valerie E.
02:38 30 Sep 18
Had my son's 4th Birthday and all 18 kids had a fantastic time..Open play, tattoos, dress up, painting, pizza and Ice Cream! Everyone was all smiles the whole time!
Ali C
Ali C
00:53 17 Sep 18
Great place for a toddler party. We played, painted a ceramic item, had pizza and than made an ice cream sundae. Staff was friendly and cool. Oh and the paint was EASY to come off with wipes.
Ilana Eichinger
Ilana E.
19:36 30 Apr 18
We just celebrated my son’s 3rd birthday at Once Upon A Sundae and it was incredible! Anne Marie and her staff took care of everything and made the party fun for the kids and easy for adults! Love it here for open play too!!!
Jessica M. Pugliese
Jessica M. P.
02:05 23 Apr 18
Just had my son’s 1st birthday here and it was awesome!! The owner is so sweet and friendly and All the staff were great with the kids. All the kids had such a great time!!!! Thank you to once upon a sundae for making my son’s 1st birthday so special and easy for mom!!! Thank you for the great customer service!
Catherine Stiles
Catherine S.
21:21 15 Apr 18
Adorable ice cream shop, quite small but good for children’s party’s under 30 ish people, kids there had so much fun painting getting stick on tattoos having pizza and ice cream! Overall very adorable space for young children’s party. ❤️
Terence Ward
Terence W.
22:05 03 Mar 18
Great place for a child's Birthday! The little ones Played, Painted, ate Pizza and had a Great Bowl of Ice Cream. With lotsa fixings, nuts, sprinkles, cookie crumbles, syrup and Whipped Cream, WOW! Staff was great, kept the flow moving without being in the way, very courteous and helpful!
Melissa Schulz
Melissa S.
03:23 24 Jan 18
We were here for a 4th birthday party and it didn't disappoint! My daughter had a blast playing in the back room, then doing arts and crafts, and finally making her own sundae. The owner was there and she was wonderful! Very easy-going and focused on ensuring everyone had a great time. I highly recommend this place, especially for a party!
MsportJake
MsportJake
14:47 20 Dec 17
Came here for my co-workers sons second bday. Incredible staff! Always helping out and on top of their game making sure things are running smoothly. Nice big playroom, good seating, clean bathroom, etc. Great place for a bday.
Judy Angerame McCarthy
Judy Angerame M.
19:03 24 Jul 17
What a great place. Very warm and friendly atmosphere and great for even very young children. My granddaughter had her second birthday there and she was the oldest and they all had a blast
Kristina Jones
Kristina J.
03:46 04 Jul 17
I had my daughter's 4th birthday at Once Upon A Sundae and it was too easy. I didnt have to do a thing and all twenty of us had fun. The hostesses engaged the kids, we all had pizza and drinks, and they enjoyed painting their take home favors. My daughters favorite part was the ice cream with many toppings. If you want a homey party but not the mess in your home, this is the answer. The staff is super friendly too.
Lauren Maslov
Lauren M.
12:32 13 Jun 17
Hosted my daughters 4th birthday party here and it was absolutely perfect. All of the boys and girls (ages 1-7) had a blast. The setup was even perfect for the adults to relax and enjoy themselves as well. I can't say enough good things about this place, especially the staff! Thank you!
Tiffany Miglorino
Tiffany M.
21:07 12 Feb 17
Today was my daughter's 2nd birthday party at Once Upon A Sundae. I can not recommend them highly enough. Ann Marie (the owner) as well as her entire staff were amazing. Every detail of the party was perfect. They were a pleasure to work with from initial party planning through her event today. If you are looking for a great birthday party for kids and adults too, then look no further.
Deirdre Panzarella
Deirdre P.
20:37 29 Dec 16
Fabulous place for children's birthday parties! I was very impressed with how wonderful the owner & other girls were at making the party for my granddaughter extra special. A very clean & well run business. The children painted wooden jewelry boxes and robot coin banks, very cute room in the back with all kinds of fun things for children to do. An ice cream bar with stools which is at the perfect height for the kids & they loved it. A fun time at "Once Upon A Sundae"!
Diana Torres
Diana T.
23:44 24 Sep 16
I had my daughter's 4th Birthday here and they are phenomenal! If I could give more stars I would. They are very friendly, very attentive, awesome customer service. My daughter and her friends enjoyed it very much, lots of things to do here. I can't say enough about this place! It was so good, her birthday was today and I couldn't wait to come back home and write my review.
Malka Krendal Pearl
Malka Krendal P.
20:20 11 Aug 16
Nice calm and clean play room, they have make your own sundaes in the front along with adorable arts and crafts options! Love this place!
Gina Riviezzo
Gina R.
13:17 25 Jul 16
We had our daughters 4th birthday here over the weekend. My daughter and her friends had the best time! The owner and the girls working the party went above and beyond in every way possible! Place is clean and very welcoming. I would definitely recommend to everyone to have your party here! Thank you so much, you exceeded my expectations!
Jessica Stark
Jessica S.
10:49 11 Jun 16
Amazing place amazing owner amazing workers ! My daughter has a Peanut allergy and I was so disappointed not being able to take her to regular ice cream places for a special treat ..this place came to the rescue ! Beautiful counters with stools and peanut /tree nut free icecream and toppings our new go to ! Very clean and amazing play area for little ones!!!
Lisa Debin Keith
Lisa Debin K.
14:32 06 Jun 16
We just had our son Tyler's birthday party this past weekend - he had the best time! From beginning to end, the entire process was so low stress. Anne Marie and her great staff took care of everything! The venue itself is also beautifully maintained. I would highly recommend this to anyone!
Ellen Chrissos Quigley
Ellen Chrissos Q.
02:31 18 May 16
We celebrated our twins 3rd birthday here this past weekend. Ann Marie and her staff were amazing! Everything was handled perfectly and Ann Marie made it all seem effortless. Such a great experience and I would highly recommend!
Pinky Bells
Pinky B.
18:02 16 May 16
We had our daughter's 3rd birthday party here. The owner and the girls are AMAZING. Everyone had a great time and everything was run so efficiently down to every tiny detail. One of my daughter's favorite places to play at. She asks to go all the time :)
Jackie DarConte
Jackie D.
23:27 23 Apr 16
I just had my daughter's third birthday party there and it was amazing! All the children had so much fun dressing up, playing, painting and making ice cream sundaes. My daughter had a great time. The staff was fantastic and every part of the party ran smoothly. Thank you to Anne Marie and the staff at Once Upon a Sundae for making my daughter's birthday party wonderful!
Kimberly Evan Bachrach
Kimberly Evan B.
15:37 18 Apr 16
Love this place! I just had my daughter's 5th birthday party here and it was great from beginning to end. The owner and staff were attentive and engaged with the kids the whole time. They did nails, makeup and dress-up as well as make your own sundaes and decorating personalized aprons. The owner was so sweet and easy to work with. The space is adorable with plenty of room for the parents to sit comfortably while the kids played. I would highly recommend!
Denise P Bryant-Brooks
Denise P B.
21:27 21 Jan 16
This place is awesome. I recently had my daughter's 4th birthday tea party there. The staff were very friendly and attentive to my guests and I. The activities were age appropriate and fun. The children enjoyed getting their nails and make up done. Reviewing good manners was incorporated into the party which was great. My four year old rates this as the best birthday party ever and I do too.
Jessica Dennehy
Jessica D.
18:23 15 Jan 16
Such a great place - beautiful, clean atmosphere with an ice cream parlor counter. My daughter had a wonderful time and the owner was a Sweetheart! I highly recommend it!!!
Diana Franzese
Diana F.
15:20 26 Nov 15
This is such an adorable place for open play or parties or even if you just want to get a make your own sundae. They even offer arts & crafts during open play as well.
Louis D'Agostino
Louis D.
02:07 27 Sep 15
Wife and I had a party there for my sons 3rd birthday! All the kids had a great time and the owner was with us the whole time making sure everything was going smoothly! Would recommend this place without reservation!
Valerie Guida
Valerie G.
14:55 30 Aug 15
I expected amazing, and it was far beyond my expectations!! My daughter had the best time ever, I couldn't have asked for anything more!! Thank you
Melissa Ozer
Melissa O.
19:49 15 Aug 14
Had my daughters birthday party here just last week and the kids had a great time! Everything about the place is lovely! We also attended a Frozen event and the kids can't wait to go back for another. I highly recommend!!!! Thank you again for making my daughters birthday so special!
Eileen Fuentes
Eileen F.
17:09 17 May 14
We absolutely love once upon a sundae. Ann Marie and the girls are the best. If you want to enjoy a worry free party, go to once upon a sundae. We do!!!!!
Stacie Reiner-Wittman
Stacie R.
01:14 10 Dec 13
A big thank you to Ann Marie and her staff for an amazing party for Jayda and Sloane..everything was great and a great time was had by all!
Dawn R Kogan
Dawn R K.
14:33 23 Jul 13
Besides the amazing bday parties u host, i also love the special activities u provide for a fun n affordable time! The children really enjoy it!
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