When that special time of year rolls around -- you know, the one your kid has been counting down to for at least 100 days -- it's time to put your party planning hat on, literally. Planning your child's birthday party involved a lot of creativity the past couple years, but why stop now? While we all love a good bounce house or trampoline park, if you're looking for something a bit more out-of-the-box, check out these unique birthday party ideas for kids.
Pop Up Picnic Plan a picturesque picnic with a group of gals or guys. The best part? If the weather puts a damper on your plans, picnics can easily be set up in an open space inside. Styled by Ruheen offers beautifully styled popup picnics indoors, outdoors and at a venue of your choice. Pick your theme, color scheme and number of guests, and you'll receive a beautiful and fun set-up to enjoy memories with friends and loved ones.
Jellio World This new selfie spot is not just for tik toks. Plan your next event and create lasting memroies at Jellio World, where your party crew can take advantage of their picture-perfect rooms and event space for celebrating. Even the adults will get the chance to act like a kid again. Parties include access to their interactive art installations plus their private party room, a T-shirt for the birthday child and pizza, plus cake and photo services as an add-on.
Pretty Sweet Party Because delicious treats go hand-in-hand with birthday parties, why not make the treats the birthday party? The Cupcake Carriage boutique mobile bakery offers kids the chance to trade their party hat for a chef's hat, while making lasting memories with their Sprinkle Package. As part of the event, kids will enjoy delicious (and Insta-worthy!) cupcakes, cotton candy and macarons, while the birthday star will suit up to get the thrill of working at a real bakery. Cookie decorating for guests is available as an add-on.
Farm Fun Animal lovers and outdoor adventurers can celebrate good times on the farm. At Demarest Farms, kids can party with the animals at the petting zoo, and enjoy games and hayrides plus a number of add-ons such as a magician and character appearances. Barnyard Bash birthday parties at Abma's Farm let kids hop on the saddle for a pony ride, time with the animals, plus food and fun under their tent. A short drive away, kids can celebrate at Brookhollow's Barnyard, where guests can feed the animals, play in the corn cabin or train shed, or take a tractor ride.
Pool Party It doesn't need to be warm out to make a splash at your birthday party. Throw a pool party at Fountain Fitness Center in Ramsey and Glenpointe Fitness in Teaneck, which offer rentals of their pool space for parties, plus food and entertainment. Kids can safely swim and play, and you can plan the day without the worry of weather.
STEM Party At Arena STEM at Westfield Garden State Plaza, partiers will be treated to hands-on fun at this interactive spot. With eight arenas to choose from, including the aqua zone, flying field and road rally, kids will be engaged while you can sit back and relax. End with food and drinks in the party room, plus a free activity ticket for guests to use at their next visit.
Big SNOW Just because the ski season is over outside, doesn't mean kids can't still have snow much fun indoors. Skiiers will love birthday parties at American Dream's Big SNOW, which offer a great way to cool off during the hotter days. Parties include two hours on the snow, a private party room, private instruction, rental equipment and much more. Plus, BIG the snow yeti will make a special guest appearance to help the birthday child celebrate. While Big SNOW has been closed for repairs, they plan to reopen Memorial Day Weekend, just in time for the summer snow season.
Fun, Fun, Fun You know you want something fun, but don't know where to start. Enter: Win at Fun. Winter Gabriel's offers everything under the sun (quite literally), including "unicorn" rides, character visits, animal visits, dance parties, balloon art, games and much more. The best part? Parties can be completely customized based on your child's interests and age.