Birthday Party Guide

 

Birthday Girl - Birthday Party Guide Does the thought of planning yet another birthday party for your child(ren) stress you out? It stressed us out at first too! So to make it a bit easier for you, we’ve gathered some ideas, recommendations and tips, and have them laid out in an easy to use Birthday Party Guide. We’ve got dozens of super cool birthday party ideas in New Jersey so take a look… you’ll find there truly is something for everyone.

 

Princess Party Ideas


Create magical memories that will last a lifetime by inviting a REAL Princess to your child’s birthday party or attending a magical venue.

Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club

Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club is the best “On-the-Go” Glam Spa for girls in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. We host the Most Fabulous Birthday Parties for girls ages 4-14. You can choose to be a Glam Princess, a Star-Studded Diva, have a Pajama Jam, or simply Indulge in our Ice Cream Dreamz Deluxe Spa Party for your Special Day. Our Glam Squad will bring all the Glitz and Glam to you, at your home or venue of choice. Our parties include Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Hair, Makeup, a Pink Carpet Runway Fashion Show, Photo Shoot, Dancing, Games and Prizes. We also have several add-ons and crafts to choose from. We guarantee this is a party the girls will absolutely love! Call us now to book your Ritzy Glitzy Extravaganza! See “You” on the Pink Carpet!!!

Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club

(646)696-4596

http://www.ritzyglitzygirlzclub.com

 

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Bella Princess

If you are looking for a Fairytale Party like no other…You have come to the right place!

They offer spectacular interactive theme parties and entertainment for your child’s Birthday party or special occasion in New Jersey and some areas of NYC.

From the Ultimate Princess and Knight Party to the Out Of This World Children’s Spa Party, they have you covered.

98 Broad Street
Bloomfield NJ
888-563-6554
My Fairytale Party

A love & passion for creating magical parties for children – for creating that pure look of amazement in their eyes. It is through well-orchestrated, show-stopping fun that our truly talented entertainment will whisk your party on a journey scaling the emotions of amazement, silliness & heart-felt memories in the making!

973-309-3092

Cookies & Juice

Party with a face painter, caricaturist, or balloon-hat sculptress, or dance along with princesses!!

Girls become the Belle of the Ball with sparkly make-up, hair glitter, and shimmering body jewels, or fun and funky tattoos especially for boys.

572 Mountain Ave
N. Plainfield, NJ
908-757-8885

GiGi’s Parties

Specializes in unique theme parties in the comfort of your own home.  You can relax and treasure the festivities with your child while GiGi’s Parties creates lasting memories for you and your guests.  Party Themes include: Tea Parties (Teddy Bear Tea, American Girl Tea, Princess Tea, High Tea), Spa Parties, Slumber Parties, Princess, Fairtytale, Pirate, Dinosaur, Builder, Art, Games, and more! All parties include our Children’s Candy Buffet!

Gina Fernandez
908-656-4844

http://www.gigispartiesnj.com

 

Gymnasiums and Jumpy/Bouncy Play


Active Play for your kids!

TeamMakers

Make your child’s next birthday party different from all their others with Team Makers NEW suite of party activities. We bring the party to your home or party area with a professional birthday entertainer leading all the children in fun, interactive games.

Team Makers of North Jersey is a provider of fun and interactive character development activities for children in Bergen, Passaic and Essex Counties.  All games are provided by us and are very hands-on with the children working together to find and earn various rewards.  Each party lasts about an hour, can be played indoors or out, and each child goes home with a Loot Locker that allows them to remember the special day.

We make teams happen by providing parents and schools with a wide assortment of entertaining and dynamic teambuilding activities for children.

Visit us at http://www.teammakers.com/northjersey. Or call: 201-500-8076. Let us make your child’s special event a day to truly treasure.

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My Gym 

Picture a fantastic birthday party designed with your child’s favorite activities and unique, age-appropriate games and activities! No fuss, no mess. Just lots of fun and a great day to remember.

1100 South Ave West
Westfield, NJ
908-317-0888

The Little Gym 

Every party has the entire gym to themselves, and includes music, movement, games and fun, created especially for each child.  A party at The Little Gym is a no stress birthday party for parents, because they handle everything from invitations to clean-up.  Kids have a blast and parents rest easy…fabulous!

6 South Avenue West
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-497-1500
Pump It Up 

Hosting a birthday party at Pump It Up is great for parents and kids alike.  They offer everything you need for a fun time:  Private indoor arenas, filled with gigantic inflatable slides, bounce houses, obstacle courses and more.  Personalized dedicated team of staff takes care of everything, just relax and enjoy your child’s birthday.

158 East Westfield Ave
Roselle Park, NJ
908-245 – JUMP(5867)

Surgent’s Elite 

A 10,000 sq. ft. facility for your private birthday party.  Parties last for 1 1/2 hours and are a big hit. The first hour our party instructors will guide your child’s party through fun-filled activities like the Tarzan Swing, Cargo Net, Trampoline, Giant Block Pit, Obstacle Course and Parachute games.

401 E. South Ave.
Westfield, NJ
908-317-0523

Fun Bus 

One of our unique and specially designed buses will pull right up to your house with FUN for everyone!  A Fun Bus birthday party is 1 hour in length (more time can be purchased) and is appropriate for ages 2-7.  The Fun Bus is a full sized school bus whose seats have all been removed and walls and floor carpeted and padded.  It’s a play gym on wheels.

Central Union County, NJ
732-452-9000
Email: union@funbuses.com

Baby Power Forever Kids 

Our Birthday Parties incorporate the following: Run, jump, and play in the gym as your guests arrive.  Activity Time! Dance to silly songs, play games, make a craft and Parachute Games, bubbles and more…

18 South Street
2nd Floor
New Providence, NJ
908-464-2233
Olympika Gymnastics

Basic gymnastics accompanied by many games, obstacle course, tumble track, zip line, trampolines, parachute and flying rings in a fun and safe environment.

250 Sheffield Street
Mountainside, NJ
908-514-0449
Sunburst Gymnastics 

We supply the activities, set up tables & chairs, and provide 2 qualified birthday instructors. You bring the refreshments, paper goods and of course, the kids.  Birthday Party Activities include:
Parachute, Trampoline, Obstacle courses, Tumble Track, Relay Races, Space ball, Rope Swing and so much more.
565 Rahway Avenue
Union, NJ
908-810-1300

 

Cooking


Cooking parties where kids are encouraged to “play” with their food.

Classic Thyme Cooking School

Fun and hands-on birthday parties.   We offer three types of birthday parties: “Chef for a Day,” “Recipe for a Bear,” and “Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!”  Each party offers multiple menu items to choose from.   Parties run from 1 1/2 to 2 hours and are led by our experienced children’s class instructors.

710 South Ave., West
Westfield, NJ
908-232-5445
Cookie Party 

A fun, creative and interactive baking experience!

422 Ridgedale Ave,
East Hanover, NJ
973-585-6066

Splurge Bakery 

Have fun and be creative in Splurge Bakery’s working kitchen.  Make and decorate one of the following: Cookie Decorating – 9″ cookie, 6″ Cake Decorating, Cupcakes or decorating a mini gingerbread house.

105 Main Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
973-379-0740

 

At Home

Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club 

Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club is the best “On-the-Go” Glam Spa for girls in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  We host the Most Fabulous Birthday Parties for girls ages 4-14.  You can choose to be a Glam Princess, a Star-Studded Diva, have a Pajama Jam, or simply Indulge in our Ice Cream Dreamz Deluxe Spa Party for your Special Day.  Our Glam Squad will bring all the Glitz and Glam to you, at your home or venue of choice.  Our parties include Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Hair, Makeup, a Pink Carpet Runway Fashion Show, Photo Shoot, Dancing, Games and Prizes.  We also have several add-ons and crafts to choose from.  We guarantee this is a party the girls will absolutely love!  Call us now to book your Ritzy Glitzy Extravaganza!  See “You” on the Pink Carpet!!!

Bathrobe Girls at Van

Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club
(646)696-4596
http://www.ritzyglitzygirlzclub.com

Music

The Little Rockers Band

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When you’re ready for something fun and exciting, the Little Rockers Band is ready for you! We throw rock and roll kids’ parties that can’t be beat. We offer kids’ music parties packages featuring up to four Little Rockers Band members, who will lead your group in a wide variety of rock star-themed activities. So why settle for another ho-hum party when your little rockers can have fun at a rock and roll kids’ party that’s entertaining and educational!

The Little Rockers have been named number one party entertainers by Time Out NY Kids for Music!! *Time-Out NY Kids
http://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/birthday-parties/meet-six-of-the-best-party-entertainers-in-new-york-city

*Select from several kids’ music birthday party shows to create the perfectcelebration for your little ones. From one, two or three Teaching Artists to a full rock band we have options to make all parties rock!!*

Chris & Jessie Apple
Little Rockers LLC
http://www.LittleRockersMusic.com

http://www.littlerockersmusic.com

 (732) 872-4354

 

So.i.Heard House of Music

The So.i.Heard House of Music Pop Star Party is 90 minutes of incredible fun for kids and parents! Kids will enjoy fun filled Pop Star activities while our skilled party staff takes care of it all. Upon their arrival, each child will create a backstage pass to the Pop Star Party! The pop stars will make and record their own custom cover song, play fun instruments, have an autograph session with the birthday star, and have a Pop Star photo shoot!

For more details refer to our website:

http://www.soiheardhouseofmusic.com/#!birthday-parties/cad3

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Creativity


Fun and constructive experiences that stimulate and encourage your child’s natural creativity while having a blasting time!

Fire Me Up Studio! 

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Fire Me Up Studio a new contemporary ceramics studio opening in Cranford will offer paint-your-own pottery, glass fusing, clay hand-building projects and host art classes and workshops. The studio will also feature Ladies Night, Kids Night Out and Tween Nights and host open studio hours for walk-in customers, as well as personalized events and birthday parties.

117 N. Union Avenue

Cranford, NJ 07016

908-272-2600

info@firemeupstudio.com

Color Me Mine 

Pick from hundreds of ceramic pieces for kids, the kitchen, bath, pets and more.  Design and paint them any way you like.  We have over 70 underglaze colors to choose from. Not an artist? Not to worry! We’ll fire your one-of-a-kind ceramic masterpiece for you to take home and enjoy.

438 Springfield Ave.
Summit, NJ
908-598-0248
Just Bead Yourself 

Unique parties where kids design and create their own beaded jewelry. Creative fun for 6 and up!

113 Central Ave
Westfield, NJ 07090
908 232-3411
Creative Hands Art Studio 

The party is taught by one of our professional instructors in a choice of various fine art techniques and themes from painting or sculpture to clay and or pottery wheel work.

14 Kings Road
Madison, NJ
908-604-0773
Visual Arts Center 

Offer your guests an exciting hands-on art adventure that will awaken the artist within. Choose any medium that interests you and we will customize a specific art project for you and your guests.  Everyone will enjoy their creation long after the party has ended!

68 Elm Street
Summit NJ 07901
908-273-9121
Geralyn’s Art Studio

FUN! FUN! FUN! is the theme for all birthday parties at Geralyn’s Art Studio.  There are a number of art themes available.  We will work with Birthday Child to ensure they get the type of party they want for their special day.

170 Maplewood Avenue
Maplewood, NJ
973-275-1966
Glassworks 

Delight your child and their friends with a Glassworks birthday party. Fuse learning and fun, creativity and excitement when you book a party in our private room.

151 South Street
Morristown, NJ
973-656-0800

 

For the Animal Lovers


Does your child have a soft spot for the fluffy and furry?  Maybe even the slimy or scaly?  Then cater to his or her wild side and plan the ultimate birthday celebration with some REAL party animals.

Seaton Hackney Stables

Every child dreams of having a pony of their own.  Make this dream come true by hosting their birthday party at Seaton Hackney.  Be a guest at your child’s party and let us take care of the fun and games.  You supply the people and we supply the ponies, pizza, and pizazz.

440 South Street
Morristown, NJ
973-644-3355

Turtle Back Zoo 

Join your wild friends at Turtle Back Zoo in the biggest party of them all, your birthday!  We can also cater your event and have several menu’s to choose from.

560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ
973-731-5800
The Lizard Guys 

The Lizard Guys will spice up your next birthday party or special event with an educational show and tell that is perfect for kids ages 5 and up!  Your Lizard Guys party host will show up to your home or party place dressed in an authentic jungle outfit, from boots to hat.

908-722-1519
Email: TheLizardGuys@aol.com
Rizzo’s Reptile Discovery 

Our mission at Rizzos Reptiles New Jersey is to bring people together to appreciate and learn about our natural world through reptile and live animal presentations.  We believe the love of wildlife is universal and hands on participation are the greatest teacher.  Rizzo’s Reptiles strives to teach everyone about the wonder and joy that nature has to offer.

973-586-0444
201-230-2415
Email: rizzo@rizzoswildlife.com
Jenkinson’s Aquarium 

If you are looking for somewhere special to have your child’s birthday party, the aquarium is just the place.  We offer a Perky the Penguin Birthday Party for children turning four years or older.

300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
732-899-1659

Indoor Play Places


Opt for these indoor playgrounds or party spaces when a day at the park just won’t cut it!

The Westwood

From christenings to anniversaries and every momentous birthday celebration in between, whether it’s the first birthday or the big 40…50…90, we are here to help make your party planning as easy as possible.

438 North Avenue
Garwood, NJ
908-789-0808

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Kidz Village 

Designed to stimulate children’s imagination, learning and social interaction while they have fun.

Parents can relax in the “center of town” while watching their children have a blast climbing the multi-level indoor playground or exploring the comic book store, supermarket, dance academy, movie theater, tool shop, salon, under the sea, 50′s style diner, or pretending to be a knight in our unique ball launching castle.

131 S 31st Street
Kenilworth, NJ,
908-445-7220
Kidz @ Play 

At Kidz play center your child will be involved in appropriate activities throughout the day and will enjoy the playground-like atmosphere of our huge play area filled with fun games.

281-283 Main Street
Belleville, NJ
973-844-1334

The Funplex 

The Funplex is Your Birthday Party Headquarters! Choose from several party packages: Create Your Own Party, Magiquest Party, Foam Frenzy Party, Critter Creations Party, and The Ultimate Party.

182 Route 10 West
East Hanover, NJ
973-428-0161
Imagine That! 

Offers a variety of birthday and party packages that include unlimited time to play in the museum, a private party suite for an hour and a party host or hostess. We offer many different themes and packages to appeal to the individual interests of the birthday boy or girl!

4 Vreeland Road
Florham Park, NJ
973-966-8000
Incredi-Bills 

Whether you’re coming for open play, celebrating a birthday or looking for a place to host a fundraiser our 9,000 sq. facility contains activities and attractions that celebrate the imagination and helps create magical memories for all those who visit us.

312 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair, NJ
973-337-8362
Jeepers! 

Amusement park? Indoor? No way!  Jeepers! Elizabeth offers four exciting party packages.

651 Kapkowski Rd
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-289-9466
Monster Mini Golf 

Monster Mini Golf is an exciting indoor monster themed glow in the dark 18 hole miniature golf course that offers a host of fun activities at every turn.

1235 West Chestnut Street
Union NJ
908-686-7200

Plaza Lanes

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Come join the fun!  Every unforgettable party includes pizza, pitchers of soda, set-up and breakdown, and plenty of bowling fun.  Every birthday child walks away with their own pin souvenir!  Reserve your party today!

300 Main Street
Madison, NJ
973-377-8919

Hardcore Paintball Arena

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Brand-new Indoor Paintball Arena in Northern NJ! 
Northern New Jersey is home to a brand-new paintball arena, Hardcore Paintball Arena. They are the largest indoor paintball arena in Central New Jersey with 22,000 sq. feet to play in! With that much room you can invite all of your friends for a day of paintball in NJ! Their hours fit into any parents’ and students’ schedule. Tuesday through Thursday they’re open until 10pm, Friday and Saturday they’re open until Midnight and Sunday they’re open until 10pm. Hardcore Paintball Arena also has training classes and summer camps for the true paintball fans! Spend your summer playing paintball in Northern NJ! Wow your friends at your next New Jersey birthday party with a paintball party at Hardcore Paintball Arena!

Get all of your friends together for a day of Paintball in Northern NJ!

2E Chimney Rock Rd., Bridgewater, NJ
GPS address: 2 Commerce Drive, Bound Brook, NJ
732-868-3188

Outdoor Fun


Wide open spaces and nature as a backdrop make the great outdoors ideal for sprinklers, playing sports, and best of all, planning an outdoor birthday celebration can be done at a fraction of the price of indoor parties.

Bowcraft Playland

With great food and over 30 really cool rides and attractions, we’re sure to make your day a memorable experience for all.

2545 Route 22 West
Scotch Plains, NJ
908-389-1234
Hyatt Hills Golf Complex 

The beautifully landscaped miniature golf course, known as Mt. Hyatt, boasts a picturesque waterfall, wandering streams and stepping ponds.  There are 18 holes, nine of which are handicapped accessible. The generous, playable greens bring together the elements of both chance and challenge, making play enjoyable for all age groups.

1300 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ
732-669-9100

Alstede Farms

Your child will always remember celebrating their birthday on the farm!  We have many fun activities to entertain and excite your child and their guests.  Kids like farms and animals but we also have the right atmosphere to have a relaxing and enjoyable party for a person of any age!

84 County Route 513 (old route 24)
Chester, NJ
908-879-7189

Restaurants/Sweet Treats/Yum!


Sure, kids love chewing out of boxes at the golden arches, but there are many easy, affordable restaurants that offers food and playful entertainment!

Rainforest Café 

Be the king or queen of the jungle! Celebrate your next birthday with the Wild Bunch and you’ll enjoy the royal treatment – an incredible feast, unexpected treats and an overall WILD time.

520 Menlo Park
Edison, NJ
732-452-0011
Medieval Times 

At Medieval Times, we make your child’s birthday royally fun with our thrilling live performance, an option to be knighted by the King and much more.

149 Polito Ave
Lyndhurst, NJ
201-933-2220

 

Little Scoops 

Partygoers are treated to a variety of interactive games all set to age-appropriate music and supervised by a staff of trained professionals.  Children get to make their own ice cream sundaes with many different colorful and tasty toppings.

9 North Union Ave.
Cranford, NJ
908-497-7090
Chuck E Cheese

A sit-down pizza restaurant, but complimented by arcade games, small rides, animatronic characters and live shows.

145 RT 10 East
East Hanover, NJ 973-887-3020
The Pampered Chef – Kids R Cooking

A fun and tasty birthday party!

Leslie DeMaio: 973-403-8273

 

Community Centers


Your local YMCA or Community center is an excellent place to host a birthday party.

YMCA 

Parties run 1 hour and 45 minutes.  They include 45 minutes of an activity and use of a room for 1 hour (15 minutes of set-up time before your activity) and 45 minutes for refreshments afterward.  Many types of themes to choose from. (Swim, Dance, Karate, Tea, Gymnastics, etc.).  You supply your own food, decorations, and paper goods, and we’ll supply the tables and chairs for guests.
111 Kings Road
Madison, NJ, 973-822-9622

The Connection 

We offer a variety of parties for all ages such as messy play, sports, pool parties, gym parties or a specialty party where your idea is executed.

79 Maple Street
Summit, NJ
908-273-4242

Museums


There’s no better way to make the day special than by hosting a Museum birthday party.

Liberty Science Center 

Perfect for kids ages 1-12.  In addition to unlimited time exploring hundreds of hands-on exhibits – your party also includes a party room, party helper, goodie bag for the birthday child, cake and more.

222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
201.200.1000

Liberty Hall Museum 

The 23 acres of manicured landscape provide magnificent backgrounds for memorable photos.

1003 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ
908-527-0400

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