Best Birthday Party Places for Boston Babies

Deciding what to do for your baby's first or second birthday is a big deal. Luckily the Boston area has some great, no-hassle options perfect for that age group.

Deciding where to have your baby’s first (or second) birthday is a big deal. Having a party at home isn’t always an option—sometimes your living space doesn’t allow for large gatherings or you just want someone else to do the heavy lifting. Luckily there are several no-hassle options in the Boston area for making your baby’s birthday party unforgettable. And if you’re looking for more birthday party ideas, perhaps for an older child, be sure to check out Mommy Poppins Boston's Birthday Party Guide.

Zoo New England
What better way to celebrate your baby than with a trip to the zoo? Both the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo offer several birthday party packages for all ages, including babies, that cover a range of activities and costs.

Ages: 1 year and up
What’s included: The best option at the zoos for the littlest ones is the Do-It-Yourself Package, which includes the venue, tables and chairs, and can be customized to add animal encounters or themed tableware. If you’re looking for more, try the Super Safari or Safari packages, which includes things like ride tickets and zoo masks.
When: Year-round at Franklin Park, April 1-October 31 at Stone Zoo
Party length: Two hours minimum
Food: Only included in the Super Safari package
Number of guests: Varies depending on package
Cost: From $$-$$$$
Parking: Free at both zoos
Location: Franklin Park Zoo is at 1 Franklin Park Road in Boston and the Stone Zoo is at 149 Pond St. in Stoneham
Contact: Use zoo website to request rental form


Mama & Me
Mama & Me has a variety of birthday party options perfect for children ages 1-4 years, including one specifically for your baby’s first birthday. 

Ages: 1-4 years
What’s included: All Mama & Me parties include unlimited adults and children under one year, 15 minutes of setup and cleanup time each, two tables and chairs for the children, an adult serving table, a party attendant, cleanup and trash removal, CD player and iPod hookup. Baby’s 1st Party includes age-appropriate activities and 12 adult chairs.
When: Saturdays and Sundays
Party length: 1.5-2 hours
Food: Not included
Number of guests: 10 children, add extra children for $. 15 children are included in the Ultimate Party Package.
Cost: From $$$-$$$$ 
Parking: Free parking
Location: 284 Armory St., Jamaica Plain
Contact: Use website to fill out party request form


Jam Time
This indoor playground with two locations in in Metro West offers a variety of birthday party options for little ones that can be customized to suit your needs.

Ages: 3 months-6 years
What’s included: All Jam Time parties include a party planner and assistant, personalized invitations, setup and cleanup of your playroom decorated with balloons and banners, paper products and utensils, a character visit and gift card for the birthday baby.
When: Saturdays and Sundays; weekdays can be requested
Party length: 90 minutes
Food: Some packages include food, others do not
Number of guests: 15 children included in shared parties, but you can have up to 20 for extra $ per child. 20 children included in private parties, but you can have up to 35.
Cost: From $$-$$$$
Parking: Ample at both locations
Location: 86 Powder Mill Road, Maynard and 251 West Central St., Natick
Contact: party@jamtime.com


Mamas Move 
Mamas Move, which offers classes, activities and workshops for moms and their children offers two party options for babies: Back to Basics Party and Deluxe Party and Play.

Ages: 1-5 years
What’s included: Both Mamas Move party options for babies include indoor play in the ExploraZone play center, a party facilitator, use of facility and cafe for refreshments, personalized invitations and a T-shirt for the birthday child.
When: Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays
Party length: 2 hours
Food: Not included
Number of guests: 15 children plus the birthday child, add extra children over one year of age for additional $. 
Cost: From $$-$$$
Parking: Free parking
Location: 55 Accord Park Drive, Norwell and 60 Audubon Road, Wakefield
Contact: info@mamasmove.com


My Gym
My Gym has hundreds of locations in 30 countries, including three right here in Boston, helping children ages six weeks and up develop through fun fitness activities. My Gym also hosts birthday parties that are just right for babies.

Ages: 1 year and up
What’s included: My Gym parties include two party specialists, balloon decorations, paper goods, one free class pass per child, My Gym invitations and thank you cards, service of food, cake and beverages for the children and a My Gym gift for the birthday child.
When: Depends on location
Party length: 1.5 hours
Food: Some packages include food
Number of guests: 20 children, additional children can be added depending on party package. 
Cost: $$$$
Parking: Free parking
Location: 1065 Commonwealth Ave., Boston; 30 Ossipee Road, Newton; 157 Bedford St., Burlington (plus others farther outside the city)
Contact: Use website to fill out form


The Little Gym
The Little Gym provides experiential learning and physical development to kids ages four months and up through fun, educational classes. The Little Gym also hosts birthday bashes for babies as young as one.

Ages: 1 year and up
What’s included: The Little Gym birthday parties include a birthday party leader plus an assistant, setup and cleanup, paper goods, drinks for each child, a gift registry, balloons, a T-shirt for the birthday child and invitations.
When: Saturdays and Sundays
Party length: 1.5 hours
Food: Not included
Number of guests: 15 children, additional children can be added for $, to a maximum of 25 children. 
Cost: $$$
Parking: Free parking
Location: 411 Waverley Oaks Road Building #1 Suite 116, Waltham; 260 West Cummings Park, Woburn; 29 Andover St., Danvers (plus others farther outside the city)
Contact: Use website to fill out form


Image courtesy of Jam Time

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Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Road
02121 Boston , MA 42° 18' 9.6156" N, 71° 5' 11.9076" W
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Stone Zoo
149 Pond St.
02180 Stoneham , MA 42° 27' 45.936" N, 71° 5' 38.1156" W
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Jam Time Maynard
86 Powder Mill Road
01754 Maynard , MA 42° 26' 15.9756" N, 71° 26' 30.5592" W
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Jam Time Natick
251 West Central St.
01760 Natick , MA 42° 16' 56.7084" N, 71° 23' 33.7344" W
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Mama & Me
284 Amory St.
02130 Jamaica Plain , MA 42° 18' 52.218" N, 71° 6' 13.8384" W
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Mamas Move Norwell
55 Accord Park Drive
02061 Norwell , MA 42° 10' 2.622" N, 70° 53' 0.6612" W
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Mamas Move Wakefield
60 Audubon Road
01880 Wakefield , MA 42° 31' 3.6912" N, 71° 2' 44.0376" W
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My Gym Boston
1065 Commonwealth Ave.
02215 Boston , MA 42° 21' 9.7416" N, 71° 7' 24.7872" W
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My Gym Newton
30 Ossipee Road
02464 Newton , MA 42° 18' 37.206" N, 71° 13' 12.126" W
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My Gym Burlington
157 Bedford St.
01803 Burlington , MA 42° 30' 5.4864" N, 71° 13' 49.3248" W
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The Little Gym of Boston at Waverley Oaks
411 Waverley Oaks Road Building #1 Suite 116
02452 Waltham , MA 42° 23' 12.8508" N, 71° 12' 6.0264" W
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The Little Gym of Woburn
260 West Cummings Park
01801 Woburn , MA 42° 29' 53.2932" N, 71° 7' 38.4384" W
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The Little Gym of Danvers
29 Andover St.
01923 Danvers , MA 42° 33' 8.3304" N, 70° 57' 29.0664" W
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