Birthday University Announces New Format for 2012

January 4, 2012 No Comments

Birthday University (BU) has announced a new format for 2012.  BU has been touring internationally for the past 12 years, educating thousands of commercial business owners how to deliver a more unique, higher value party that yields greater profitability.  This evolution has now spun into adult and corporate group events as well as enhancing the overall guest experience.  As our economy, student workforce, market trends and what the guest now values has evolved, change is the only weapon to grow and continue to compete profitably in a rapidly changing marketplace.
Added to this year’s BU lineup are new, full-day industry related seminars, prior to each class, at the same location.  Now attendees can double their learning and revenue potential, attending both programs in one trip.


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Flashing cotton candy cones.


A premier source for lamps, LEDs, batteries and lighting-related and electrical products.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Penny Press

Penny souvenir machine, great for parks, FECs, bowling and skating centers, museums and tourist attractions.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Max Flight

Manufactures interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight and roller coaster simulators.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Family Fun Corp.

Waterpark walls for rivers, bumper boat and splash down pools.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Cost of Wisconson

Creators of simulated environments, duplicate structures, sculpted figures, exhibits, water features, mini-golf and more.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Perfect Fry

Innovative and simple-to-operate countertop deep fryer Perfect Fryers.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Store on Wheels

Importer and distributor of quality toys, lighting and novelties. Cater to the amusement, retail and entertainment industries.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Rides-4-U, INC.

New and used rides, kiddie, family, major and thrill.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Brunswick Bowling

Entertainment bowling center developer and manufacturer of bowling equipment and entertainment products.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

Designers of unique themed parks, attractions and environments for the entertainment business.

Tear Repair

Tear-Aid industrial strength patches to repair holes and tears.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Jane Farrell Turf and Carpets, Inc.

Commercial carpet, printed and decorative patterns, loop and cut-pile construction. Wall coverings in fluorescents, Class A fire rated. Colored turf, both traditional and neon colors.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Poly Products

Tables, benches and related products. Green products for a green world.

Castle Golf, Inc.

Planning, design and construction of miniature golf courses and family fun parks.

Rio Syrup

Over 250 flavors, syrups and concentrates for shaved ice, sno cones, shushes, food colors. Now featuring Hawaiian Flower Cups.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Art Attack

Theming, miniature golf, parade floats, 3D props, air-brushed murals, signage and art panels.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Laser Star

Laser shooting galleries, laser tag, dark ride target systems, overhead target ranges.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

Premier vending supply for all of your vending equipment and supply needs.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

Picnic tables, grills, park benches, planters, trash containers and more.

Soft Play

Leader in designing, manufacturing and installing soft contained playground equipment.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Gold Medal Products Co.

Concession equipment, foods and beverages, popcorn, pretzels and snack foods.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

Concession trailers and Antique, Jeep and Grand Prix auto rides.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Enchanted Castle Studios

Fiberglass statuary and figures for restaurants, mini-golf, theme parks and other attractions.

American Changer

Bill and coin dispensers and counters, ticket machines and more.

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