Hitting the 1-year-old milestone is definitely a cause for celebration—not only for baby, but for his or her tired, yet hopelessly devoted parents (who kept their tiny human happy and healthy for the first year), too. But despite the abundance of party venues throughout the state, not all are suitable for your little birthday girl or boy. Whether you are looking for a location indoors or outdoors, with animals or a jungle gym, we have some ideas. While 1-year-olds might not yet be ready to jump, climb, or ride ponies themselves, they will love watching their guests play. Most of these spots emphasize parental participation, so fun can be had by all. And truthfully, as long as there’s some cake to smash and smiles to snap-ture, the day is sure to be a blast!
If you need more inspiration, be sure to check out our NJ Kids' Birthday Party Ideas Guide. And if you think your child might be overwhelmed by a lot of guests in a large, unfamiliar space, consider bringing the party to you: home court advantage, check! Peruse our list of Kids' Birthday Party Entertainers in New Jersey That Come to You, including character visits, art, music, dance, animal visits, magic, and puppets. Let the party begin!