Parents are always looking for new and creative ways to celebrate their child's birthday. And if you have a little one who loves animals, you're in luck. From creepy and crawly to furry and cute, animals encounter parties are a great way to give kids some hands-on, interactive birthday fun. Long Island happens to be home to several portable party businesses that bring the pets to you. Need more birthday ideas? Be sure to check out our Long Island Party Guide.
Nature Nick's Animal Adventures
Nature Nick's birthday parties offer 50-minute shows that include 10-12 trained, exotic animals (including kangaroo, snake, bird or pray and monkey) and magic. The birthday boy or girl will receive a gift.
These fun and informative shows offer an up close, hands-on experience with animals. Programs last 45 minutes to 1 hour and involves 9-13 animals.
Lollipop Pony Parties
These parties offer small, medium or large ponies, all of which can be dressed as a princess or cowboy. The barnyard friends package offers an interactive array of petting zoo animals, including ducks, chickens, rabbits, goats with kids, sheep with lambs, and a llama or alpaca. The options can be standalone or combination package. These one-hour parties include a large bucket of food
Tack-N-Go offers pony and farm animal parties. Deluxe and basic pony party packages available. Goats, sheep, rabbits and chickens can come to the party too. Add-on face painting is optional.
Jungle Bob's Reptile World
An interactive, one-hour presentation with approximately six animals is included with one of Jungle Bob's birthday parties. He has amphibians, invertebrates, lizards, snakes, turtles, tortoises and other reptiles.