Looking for a place to host your child's next birthday party? There are tons of local sites dedicated to making the day special, whether the birthday kid is a daredevil or a chocoholic or a princess-in-training. We've put together a brand-new list of spots to give you ideas about where to throw your next bash.
Goldfish Swim School – Wyckoff
Even winter babies can enjoy a pool party, thanks to Goldfish Swim School. All you have to do is bring the birthday boy or girl; Goldfish takes care of the rest, including: invitations and envelopes, balloons and decorations, cupcakes, beverages, and more. A certified lifeguard will be on duty to oversee all pool activities. 201-254-3474
Chocol8kiss is the perfect party place for little bakers.
Chocol8kiss – Manalapan
The team at Chocol8kiss knows how to throw a delicious party! The festivities begin with an exclusive tour of the fantastic bakery, followed by baking and then decorating. Pizza, dancing, and celebrating rounds out the event. Chocol8kiss even provides decorations. All you have to send out your invites and get ready to have some fun. 888-YUM-CAKE
Speed Raceway – Cinnaminson
On your mark, get set, and go to Speed Raceway if your guest of honor has a need for speed. Whether you are looking to race in a Mini Grand Prix or at Le Mans, Speed Raceway has a package to suit your little speed racer. 877-757-7333
Bambino Chef – Jersey City
Budding master chefs will love celebrating at Bambino Chef. Parties can be created according to different themes (LEGO, tea party, cars, etc.), and the activity can be either baking or cooking. Bambino Chef even offers the option of bringing the party to your house! 201-333-9090
Sweet and Sassy – Old Bridge, Shrewsbury, Cherry Hill
Give your birthday girl the princess treatment at Sweet and Sassy. You can choose from a variety of options such as the Fashion Runway, Spa-tacular, Perfect Princess, Pajama Jam, or a custom VIP party. Add-ons include custom printed invitations and a ride in Sweet and Sassy's signature pink limo.
NJ Rock Gym – Fairfield
A party here promises to be an adventure! Choose from four party packages, each of which includes instruction and equipment, a half hour in the private party room, and a T-shirt for the birthday child. 973-439-9860
Kreative Kids will keep young partygoers entertained with crafts or cooking.
Kreative Kids – Hillsborough
Let’s face it: your child's interest change daily, and that can make choosing a party theme a little rough. Never fear – Kreative Kids will put together any theme you can imagine! Choose a cooking or arts & crafts party, then add games, face painting, and more. Custom cakes and handmade cookie favors are also available. 908-431-4439
Chocolate Works – Fair Lawn
Birthday boys and girls can unleash their inner Willy Wonka with a party at Chocolate Works. Guests can create and decorate their own chocolate concoctions, eat pizza, and make their own favors. Does it get any sweeter? 201-475-5679
Plumkinville – Freehold
Plumkinville strives to make every child's party a magical experience. Parties are held in the enchanted forest birthday center, and packages include fairy, pirate, cupcake, and spa themes. Parties are geared toward boys ages 3-6 and girls ages 3-10. Packages are all-inclusive, from invites to favors and food. 800-203-4157
Catch Air Paramus has an "under the sea" theme.
Catch Air – Paramus
Catch Air, which opened earlier this year, is New Jersey's hot new play space. Your child and their guests will play in a soft, three-story play place, dance on an interactive dance floor with Catch Air's mascot, and more. 201-620-2125
Top image: NJ Rock Gym. All photos courtesy of the venues.