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Where are the best places for kids' birthday parties in the Morris County, New Jersey area?
Here is a list of over 20 birthday party venues, options and ideas in the Morris County-Northern New Jersey area to choose from:
Glow Kids, Butler: Glow in the dark parties. www.glowhousekids.com; 973-850-6366
Power Play Gaming, Denville: Game specific parties including Mario, Minecraft, Skylanders, Call of Duty, Halo and more. www.powerplaygaming.net; 973-627-0927
Let's Create, Denville: Drawing, paining, crafting parties. www.letscreate.com; 973-299-0633
Martial Arts Academy, Denville: Karate fun party. www.worldclassmartialarts.net; 973-983-1008
YMCA, Madison: Swimming, sports, pirate, princess, dance, lego, karate, tea, gymnastics parties and more. www.madisonareaymca.org; 973-822-9622
Alstede Farms, Chester: Farm parties including moon bounce, wagon train ride, corn kingdom, pony rides, feeding the animals, giant hay pyramid and hay tunnel. www.alstedefarms.com; 908-879-7189
Florham Park Roller Rink, Florham Park: Roller skating parties. www.rollerrink.net; 973-377-0465
Wild West City, Netcong: Wrangler party or cowboy/cowgirl party. www.wildwestcity.com
Brushes & Bisque, Denville: Craft parties including pottery, mosaic tile, clay building and more. www.brushesandbisque.net; 973-627-6292
West Side Dance Center, Randolph: Themed dance parties. www.westsidedancecenter.com; 973-927-4444
What's Cooking, East Hanover: Unique cooking parties. www.whatscookingevents.com; 973-585-4280
Seaton Hackney Stables, Morristown: Horse themed parties - pony rides, hayrides, horse back riding). www.seatonhackney.com; 973-644-3355
Kid-Netic, Montville: Recreational parties featuring rock climbing, open play and organized games. www.kidneticnj.com; 973-331-9001
Snip-its, Rockaway: Glamour, Hollywood, style-a-doll, rock star and spa parties. www.snipits.com/locations/rockaway-nj; 973-361-3600
Glassworks Studios, Morristown: Make your own fused glass art. www.umakeglass.com/parties/; 973-656-0800
Chuck E Cheese, East Hanover: Arcade games, small rides, stage shows. www.chuckechees.com; 973-887-3020
Giggles Play Station, Rockaway: Recreational parties including play time and train ride. www.birthday-parties-galore.com/; 973-586-PLAY
Cookie Party, East Hanover: Make cookies, cupcakes, cakes, holiday treats and more. www.cookieparty.us/; 973-585-6066
Play Your Way, Riverdale: Recreational parties. www.playyourwaynj.com; 862-248-0410
Powerhouse Studios, East Hanover: Specialty themed parties including Wild 'n Wacky Challenge Game Show, Playtime Forest, Cool Dance Party and more. www.powerhousestudios.tv/; 1-800-287-4613
Funplex, East Hanover: Recreational parties featuring interactive games, laser tag, arcade, rides and more. www.funplexeasthanover.com/; 973-428-1166
Imagine That!, Florham Park: Themed birthday parties including prince or princess, NASCAR race care, firefighter, train, pirate, arts and crafts, dance, more. www.imaginethatmuseum.com; 973-966-8000
Camp Iliff, Rockaway: Recreational parties - Choose Okee Dokie, Happy Camper or Total Hoot. www.campiliff.com/; 973-383-7231
And don't forget these other North Jersey area kids' party places!
Abma's Farm, 700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff
A special trip to Abma's Farm seems to be a part of every Bergen County childhood and has been for more than 75 years! Birthday parties at Abma's naturally take on a country feel and are loaded with farm fun! Seasonal birthday themes include Hayride Birthday Parties, Pony Parties, Fairy Gnome Garden Parties, Build a Barnyard Animal Parties and more!
For more information, visit www.abmasfarm.com or 201-891-0278.
Aeon Fitness & Gymnastics, 157 Patterson Street, Hillsdale
Winner of Best Kids Birthday Party in 201 Magazine for the past 3 years, Aeon Fitness and Gymnastics is a great place to celebrate! Birthday parties are for children ages 18 months to 15 years. Aeon offers Parent and Me, Gymnastics and Movement, and Tween parties. You will have the whole 10,000 square foot facility to yourself, with up to 4 energetic and experienced instructors running the party. Explore trampolines, foam pit, obstacle courses, bars and beams in a fun and active atmosphere.
For more information, visit www.aeonfitgym.com or call 201-664-0304.
The Art Place, 490 Curry Avenue, Englewood
No two parties are ever the same at The Art Place! Kids make original projects found nowhere else, each customizable to your theme or taste. View Party Projects online to see a just a sampling of what you can create! A perfect party place for the creative child.
For more information, visit www.artplacenj.com or call 201-871-8804.
Baked in a Cup, 70 West Main Street, Ramsey
Love cupcakes? Want to learn fun designs and decorate cupcakes for your birthday? Then the Baked in a Cup Cupcake Decorating Birthday Party Package is for you! Baked in a Cup caters birthday parties at their store or in your home. Each Child receives two cupcakes, frostings and toppings to decorate, and lots of cupcake fun. Cookies and juice also served. Includes favor bags and birthday cupcake for the birthday child!
Bazaar Star Beadery, 216 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
Give your child a beaded birthday! Bead parties at Bazaar Star Beadery are an excellent way to introduce children to creative expression. Each child will create either two pieces of jewelry or the original "Whirly Swirly", a whimsical beaded mobile for their room. Bead parties eliminate the need for goody bags because their finished creations are ready to wear or hang in their room. Custom made creations by your child and their friends make their birthday celebration extra special and unique. Feel free to bring a cake and pizza to celebrate the occasion, and leave the entertaining to the folks at Bazaar Star Beadery.
For more information, visit www.bazaarstarbeadery.com or call 201-444-5144.
Bounce Safari, 3 North Street, Waldwick
Bounce Safari is a climate-controlled, indoor playground and party place. Their 100% private parties feature exclusive time in their Jungle Adventure Zones which are filled with giant inflatable slides, huge obstacle courses, bouncers and incredible games. At Bounce Safari, your child's party is a piece of cake because they take care of all the details!
For more information, visit www.bouncesafari.com or call 201-857-4000.
Buehler Challenger & Science Center, 400 Paramus Road (Bergen Community College Campus), Paramus
Experience the excitement of being an astronaut at a birthday party that will be out of this world! The Buehler Challenger & Science Center, located on the campus of Bergen Community College, can celebrate birthdays for ages 4 through adult. Birthday programs explore science with fun, hands-on activities, games, and teambuilding. Experience a “lift-off” into space in their state-of-the art simulator. Astronauts grades 5 and up will fly a simulated space mission. Each participant receives astronaut ice cream. The guest of honor will also receive a Challenger T-shirt or an Astronaut Bear.
For more information, visit www.bcsc.org or call 201-251-8589.
Chocolate Etc., 382 Main Street, Wyckoff
Chocolate Etc. was voted Best Candy Store for three years in a row by 201 Magazine. At a Chocolate Etc. birthday party, you'll create sweet birthday memories to last a lifetime as your party guests make delicious chocolate treats during 90 minutes of fun-filled chocolate heaven. Three yummy party packages to choose from.
For more information, visit www.chocolateetc.com or call 201-891-3711.
Color Me Mine, 210 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
Parent's Magazine rated Color Me Mine nationwide as "one of the best places for a birthday party." This "decorate your own ceramics" business has been producing colorful parties for creative kids for many years. Kids get to pick and paint their piece and Color Me Mine glazes and fires it. You bring the goodies to serve and the friendly staff at Color Me Mine does the rest!
For more information, visit www.ridgewoodcolormemine.com or call 201-445-4898.
Cresskill Performing Arts, 300 Knickerbocker Road, Suite 1100, Cresskill
Cresskill Performing Arts parties rock! This highly regarded Bergen County performing arts center offers a variety of fun and unique birthday party options including dance, acting/theater games, yoga, arts & crafts, feather hair extensions and more.
For more information, visit www.cresskillperformingarts.com or call 201-390-7513.
Emily's Creative Celebrations
This Teaneck based business brings the birthday celebration to your home with a party you would do yourself if you had the time! Emily's parties have a homemade feel. They offer unique themes such as their Medieval Party or Mad Hatter Tea Party, just to name a few. Parties include food, candy bars, games, your own party planner, invitations, thank you cards and favors.
For more information, visit www.emilyscreativecelebrations.net or call 888-629-3958.
Fritz Dietl Ice Skating Rink, 639 Broadway, Westwood How Cool is this? You can hold your child’s next birthday party at a Bergen County family (and Olympic) recreation landmark! The legendary Fritz Dietl Ice Skating Rink can accommodate ice skating birthday parties for small or large groups. Skate rentals are part of the package too. With its uniquely sized ice surface, the Fritz Dietl Ice Rink offers a cozy and comfortable skating and party environment. It’s a lot of fun too!
For more information, visit www.fritzdietlicerink.com or call 201-664-9812.
Game Away brings the birthday party to your house with their 32 foot mobile video gaming theater that provides five high definition TVs that plays games on Xbox 360, Play Station 3, Wii and WiiU. Twenty people can play at once and there is room for others to watch in stadium seating. A Game Away game coach is on hand to make sure your party is a success. Parents can join in on the fun or just sit back and relax. Game Away serves Bergen, Morris, Passaic and Sussex Counties in NJ and Rockland and Orange Counties in NY.
For more information, visit www.gameaway.net or call 973-722-6635.
Hoop Heaven Basketball Center, 132 Hopper Avenue, Waldwick
Swish! Celebrate your child's birthday at Hoop Heaven and your guests will be entertained with a fun, high-energy basketball party. They provide pre-printed Hoop Heaven invitations, a brand new, youth-size basketball court with state-of-the-art equipment, professional basketball and fun dk games instructors, and a basketball-themed party room. The birthday child will receive an official Hoop Heaven basketball for autographing by guests.
For more information, visit www.hoopheaven.com or call 201-251-4667.
Jellybean Junction, 132 Hopper Avenue, Waldwick
Jellybean Junction offers fun, educational and unique party packages with a selection of programs and variety of themes that will excite your child and impress your guests. With more than 20 party themes to choose from, Jellybean Junction is committed to making your child's birthday party a memorable event that will bring a smile to their face.
For more information, visit www.jbjbirthdays.com or call 201-445-6901.
Kids Rule Parties, 157A Main Street, Hackensack
There are so many cool birthday party options at Kids Rule that deciding which to choose will be your greatest challenge. Electrifying party options at Kids Rule include black light responsive 3D parties, laser light show, disco and strobe lights, snow, fog and bubble machines, over 1000 feet of music responsive LED’s, a huge music and touch responsive LED dance floor, their one-of-a-kind 20-Flavor Candy Bar and more!
For more information, visit www.kidsruleparties.com or call 201-576-9423.
Kidzmusik, 260 Grand Avenue, Englewood
Children love music and this Bergen County business is all about music! Kidzmusik birthday parties are all-inclusive affairs featuring live music, instruments, costumes, characters, pizza, drinks, paper goods, face painting, nail art, arts/crafts, party favors and more!
For more information, visit www.kidzmusik.com or call 201-750-9479.
The Little Gym
Parents magazine named The Little Gym the #1 place to host childrenʼs birthday parties. Your group will have the whole place to yourselves with games, music and fun activities created especially for your birthday kid. Trained instructors will lead all the fun and The Little Gym team will handle everything from setup to cleanup.The Little Gym has recently partnered with Nickelodeon to create special Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go! Birthday Adventure Parties for children ages 2-6.
The Little Gym has three Bergen County locations: 28 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, www.tlgwaldwicknj.com, 201-445-4444; 5 Route 17 South, Hasbrouck Heights, www.tlghasbrouckheightsnj.com, 201-288-5556; 387 Nordhoff Place, Englewood, www.tlgenglewoodsouthnj.com, 201-567-8880.
Local Battles Gaming Center, 1207 Anderson Avenue, Fort Lee
Local Battles Gaming Center is a video gaming/LAN center based on the Xbox 360 console. This unique company provides players with a safe and fun atmosphere for a leisurely or competitive gaming experience. Birthday parties at Local Battles feature two hours of game play, a private party space for 30-50 guests, a selection of over 100 X-box games, access to X-box Live, paper goods and more!
For more information, visit www.localbattles.com or call 201-224-3770.
Mad Science, 24-08 Broadway, Fair Lawn
Mad science is the leading science enrichment provider for children in kindergarten to grade 6. Mad Science birthday parties are fun and educational. Kids will be amazed by the number of cool and interactive demonstrations, chemical reactions, and activities while parents will love the fact that Mad Science birthday parties are mess-free and hassle-free. Children also have the opportunity to make long and stretchy Mad Science putty, slime, or a bouncy super ball, a very popular feature!
For more information, visit www.bergen.madscience.org or call 201-236-1400.
Maggie Moo's of Ridgewood, The Village Shopping Center, 104 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
At Maggie Moo's, kids create their own special birthday party treats on a "very cool" frozen mixing table! Parties include pizza, soda, water, juice, and LOTS of fresh, homemade ice cream! Parents can get in on the delicious fun too.
For more information, visit www.maggiemoos.com or call 201-652-6652.
The New Jersey Children's Museum, 599 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus
The New Jersey Children's Museum offers birthday parties to remember. Where else can your child experience the fun of pretending to be an astronaut, fireman or fairy princess! They offer many themes! Birthday parties at the NJCM include party invitations, happy birthday stickers for your guests, party host or hostess, party room for one hour, pizza, cupcakes, juice, paper goods and more!
For more information, visit www.njcm.com or call 201-262-5151.
Paramus Mini Golf, 314 Paramus Road, Paramus
Have your child's next birthday party at Paramus Mini Golf. This miniature golf course will pose a challenge to any player with 18 holes of miniature golf fun, while surrounding them with familiar sites that any local will recognize. With a New Jersey theme, visitors will have a chance to cross the "George Washington Bridge", take the Paramus exits on the "Garden State Parkway", visit the "Boardwalk", and experience the "Red Mill, and Fritz Benzes' Farm House, just to name a few! Enjoy your birthday cake in the covered outdoor gazebo with four large picnic tables. Click here to view Paramus Mini Golf website. Call 201-447-6079 ext 13 to speak with a staff member about party packages and reservations. Groups of 12 or more accommodated.
Rockin' Parties is a mobile entertainment company that brings the party to your home. This popular Bergen County-based party business offers an exciting video gamin’ experience in their 30 foot rockin’ gamin’ party lounge. They also offer glamour parties in their 30 foot glamour lounge. Rockin' Parties serves all of Bergen, Rockland and Westchester Counties, as well as parts of Central New Jersey and Orange County, New York.
Superdome Sports, 134 Hopper Avenue, Waldwick
Well known professional athletes from the Giants and Red Bulls work out here, but your child is the star at a Superdome Sports birthday party. This impressive 79,000 square foot sports facility in Waldwick features four massive playing fields, a kid-friendly staff and an action-packed sports-lover's birthday party package. Parties include up to three sports, private party room for pizza and cake, game room tokens, party paper and plastic goods and even party invitations! For more information, visit www.superdomesports.com or call 201-444-7660.
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