When did planning a kid's birthday party become so stress inducing? Every year, parents feel a certain amount of pressure to find the perfect birthday party place for their child's celebration. After all, you probably don't want to have it at the same venue as last year--or at the same place his friends have already had their parties.
Luckily, there are party places popping up all over Long Island. If you're looking for someplace fresh to host your child's birthday this year, check out these six locations. Whether it's new in town or just new to you, these places offer a variety of birthday fun. From fashion and princesses to painting pottery and sports, we've got you covered.
And for more birthday party ideas, view our Long Island Party Guide.
As You Wish
418A Bedford Ave., Bellmore
These two-hour party packages include a tiara for the birthday girl, personalized hairbrush and accessory for each guest, invitations, manicures, pedicures, make up and hair styles, as well as a dress up option for girl parties. Color hair spray, bandana, tattoos (for boys), Wii games and foosball in the Man Cave are options for boy parties. Choose from various themes.
The Fashion Class
1812 Merrick Road, Merrick
These creative birthday parties can alter projects and decorations for boys, girls, teens and tweens. It offers sewing, craft and fashion runway parties that include use of the party room, decorations, balloons, streamers, paper goods, invitations and project supplies.
1012 Railroad Ave., Woodmere
Offering parties for ages 1-10, Great Play allows you to pick between Field Day, Fun and Games and Multisport themes. Party-goers can enjoy the interactive area that includes computers, projectors, a sound system and video games that transport you to a world of imaginary play. The screens incorporate sports and gymnastics as well. When booking staff finds out specific interests of the star to create a custom party.
Divas N Dolls
3395 Merrick Road, Wantagh
Divas offers birthday parties, private play dates, events, girls scouts and walk ins by appointment. They also offer karaoke, live DJ, and a photo packages as well. Manicures, pedicures, facials, tattoos, make up and hair braids are also available.
1015 Grand Blvd., Deer Park
At this inflatable party center, two-hour packages are for up to 13 kids (additional kids are extra.) Pizza, juice and set up is included. Bubble machine, tattoo station and character rentals available. Ages 2-12 welcome.
Paint A Piece
6126 Jericho Tpke., Commack
These 90-minute birthday parties include exclusive use of the party area, 1 slice of pizza per painter, cupcakes, candles, beverages, balloons and paper goods. Can accommodate up to 22 kids. Kids can paint pottery, fuse glass, create candles or paint a canvas.
Photo: Divas N Dolls, Wantagh