Where to Host an Indoor Birthday Party in Houston

Planning an outdoor birthday party in Houston can be quite risky due to the weather, from scorching heat to pouring rain to even the occasional chilly winter day, it’s often hard to know what to expect. For parents who prefer to take the safer, climate-controlled, route, Houston offers many indoor venues that are great for throwing a unique party. The Downtown Aquarium and Children's Museum of Houston are always great options for parties, but we’ve rounded up some other lesser-known and exciting options in a range of prices for celebrating kids of all ages! Whether your birthday child is athletic, artistic, a chocoholic, or all of the above, you’re sure to find the perfect spot for throwing a memorable birthday bash on this list. An additional bonus is that many of these locations offer all-inclusive packages that make hosting a birthday party stress-free for parents.

Weekend Fun for NJ Kids: Haunted House, Harvest Festival, Scarecrows

The countdown to Halloween is on, and there's no shortage of awesome events for New Jersey kids and their families! Get into the spirit with a Scarecrow Stroll in downtown Cranford and visits to Haunted Allaire Village, the Hoboken Harvest Festival, and the Brite Nites jack-o-lantern event at Wagner Farm. October fun continues with Open Cockpit Weekend at The Aviation Hall of Fame, and weekend performances of The Frog Princess at Studio Players.

For more ideas, take a look at our Event Calendar and Fall Fun Guide for NJ Kids. And don't forget that it's fall picking season at New Jersey farms, so be sure to peruse our Farm Guide for apple and pumpkin picking spots, as well as hayrides and harvest festivals.

Halloween Ghost Trains, Rides, and Haunted Boats near LA

So you've already been to the pumpkin patches, and you're ready to take Halloween to the next level; you're ready, in fact, to put it in motion. Well, we know seven deadly ways to take this haunt on the road – or the sea – with everything from an old-fashioned train ride through fields of pumpkins, to a spooky tour through the bowels of a haunted ship, to a scream-filled hay ride through fields of zombies. Whatever Halloween means to your family, you can make it a ride at one (or more) of these vehicular annual haunts. After all, the family that guns down armies of zombies together stays together.

Tot Town: New Play Space in Crown Heights for Brookyn Kids

Brooklyn kids have a new place to climb, crawl, and create, but parents will also like Tot Town for the features geared toward them. With touches like cozy couches, free Wi-Fi, and outlets for laptops and phones, parents can relax while toddlers and preschoolers play games, make music, create art, and more. We've got the scoop on Crown Heights' newest play space. 

Play Space Spotlight: Junior Jet Club

Nestled within the Cradle of Aviation is one of my favorite interactive open play areas: The Junior Jet Club.

At only $2.50 per child (free with museum admission), it is one of the most inexpensive (and fun!) ways to spend a few hours with children under 6 years old.

Open play is available 9:30am - 5pm every day, with no appointment necessary.

Halloween Strolls and Trick-or-Treating Events in Hartford County

Halloween is approaching fast: while you put the finishing touches on your children’s costumes, we’ve assembled a list of fantastic trick-or-treating events in the Hartford area. Whatever your reason, for those of you looking for a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating (or for those of you who simply can’t get enough Halloween fun), here are some day and nighttime trick-or-treat options both on Halloween and in the days leading up to it. Check out the options below as well as our Halloween and Fall Fun Guide for more great ideas.

Tacos and Toddlers: 5 Hidden Gem Glendale Taco Restaurants Kids Love

The taco has overtaken the burger as the cheap-and-cheerful, kid-friendly meal choice of so many Los Angeles families, and the best tacos don’t just come from trendy food trucks or hole-in-the-wall stands. In fact, Glendale sports some of the most kid-friendly, parent-friendly taco spots in the city.

From chicken tacos to cheese quesadillas, these five taco treasures satisfy both big and little foodies in a casual, tot-friendly environment.


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