Does your daughter dream of being a princess or pop star for a day? When planning birthday parties, Long Island parents have a variety of choices to make a little girl's dreams come true. So we've rounded up a list of birthday party venues that offer everything a little girl can imagine.
We realize that from the cake, to the theme, to the decor, there are lots of decisions to make. Many times, it all begins with finding the right party package for the birthday child. So read on.
Take a look at our Long Island Party Guide for information on boys' parties or for help in making your child's birthday one to remember.
Birthday Party Destinations Across Long Island for Little Girls
Customize a glamorous party for your little girl at Darlings and Divas.
Darlings and Divas
Darlings and Divas is now on the road. All the fun and glamour found at its previous location is being brought right to your Long Island home. They have everything for your little princess to show her spunky side. Based on your price point, you can choose from two, three or four experiences, which include: mini-manicures, glitter tattoos, sparkly makeup and more. Your little darling will have an amazing time at this dynamic party.
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As You Wish — Merrick
The birthday girl will be princess for a day at As You Wish. Each party begins by pampering attendees with a manicure, pedicure, makeup, and hairstyle, then it's time for the real fun to begin. Guests dress up in royal costumes, show them off on the runway, and play crazy dancing games. For boy guests there are video games in the "man cave" and pizza or bagels for all guests. Other packages include painting, pajama party, or slime.
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Little girls can enjoy a craft-themed party at The Lanyard Ladies and take home their own creation.
The Lanyard Ladies — Oceanside
The Lanyard Ladies offer parties for crafty girls to get creative. There is a range of party packages available including make-your-own friendship bracelets, decorating a tiara, and/or designing colorful lanyards. Birthday girls looking for something different will love the glow-in-the-dark slime party. Other options include dancing games, cotton candy, and other fun add-ons. Each guest takes home her colorful creations as a memory of the fun day.
The Yoga Shack — Bethpage
For a mindful kind of birthday party, turn to The Yoga Shack. Kids participate in a 90-minute yoga/meditation session followed by an activity such as creating a unique vision board or painting bright yoga mats. The birthday girl and her friends have a chance to enjoy some self care by relaxing, recharging, and remembering a fabulously healthy day.
Birthday Party Destinations in Suffolk County for Little Girls
Elite Dance Studio — Lindenhurst
Does your daughter love to dance? Then this is the party for your little performer. A hostess, provided by Elite, teaches the group a dance routine (no experience necessary), and plays dance games, leading to a dazzling final performance at the end of the party. Guests jump and twirl in Elite's professional dance studios, making the birthday girl the star of the show. Face painting and crafts are also available.
Huntington Performing Arts Center — Huntington
Choose from a variety of party themes at this performing arts center, including ballerina, princess and knights, fairy, or pirates. Parties include 45 minutes of creative movement with a dance teacher, followed by pizza or sandwiches. There is also a tea party option.
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Girls can celebrate in style at Lipstick and Lollipops.
Lipstick and Lollipops — Mount Sinai
All eyes are on the birthday girl as she sings her heart out or dons her princess tiara for the first time. From the Pop Star package with rock star props to the Princess party with a red carpet ceremony, birthday girls can choose their fantasy day and make it come true. Tea and spa party packages are also available. Lipstick and Lollipops also offers party packages that come to your home.
Parkview Riding Center — Central Islip
Pony princesses need to look no further than Parkview Riding Center. Packages include unlimited pony rides. The birthday girl decides beforehand what theme she would like her pony dressed up in, including au natural or pretty in pink. Ponies can even be made to look like unicorns. Parties are held at the riding center in Central Islip, or staff can come to your home. There is also the option to add on a petting zoo, which includes goats, sheep, ducks, bunnies, chickens, and sometimes a miniature donkey.
Seriously Spoiled — Dix Hills, Patchogue
Give your little one a day of over-the-top luxury. The Pampered Party Girl package begins with a spa manicure, followed by hair styling in the spa chairs, and finally a makeover with glittering eyes and lips. Next up? A runway strut to show off their new styles. Pizza, drinks, and birthday cake are served in the Peppermint Lounge. Multiple packages are available.
Photos courtesy of the venues. Additional reporting by Gina Massaro.
A version of this article was first published in 2013.