Kids were dancing to raucous classics like Bob The Builder and the Chicken Dance when officials in Auckland responded to a complaint from a neighbour to pull the plug on the bash.
Head teacher at One Tree Hill Kindergarten, Lisa Gordon, told The Dominion Post how a noise control officer turned up at their annual party at 6.30pm looking a bit sheepish.
"I think he must have been pretty embarrassed," she said. "It just strikes me as pretty absurd. It was only 6.30pm."
A spokesman for Auckland City Council said: "The noise was deemed by our noise control officer to be excessive. The music could be heard two doors down the road."