Host a birthday party at Nailed It, where guests can make their own creations to take home.
Host a birthday party at Nailed It, where guests can make their own creations to take home.

Hot New NJ Birthday Party Spots To Celebrate in 2020

We've all been there: Your little one is counting down the days until his next birthday, while you're secretly sweating it out to find the perfect spot to celebrate. Luckily for NJ kids, the Garden State's 2019 crop of new kid-friendly venues has brought a bunch of fresh places to host amazing birthday bashes. From indoor playgrounds to trampoline parks and a new sprayground, here's a taste of some new NJ birthday party spots where kids will have a blast celebrating with their friends.

Looking for more ways to celebrate? Check out our NJ Kids' Birthday Party Ideas Guide!

American Dream Mall will have many party options available in 2020. 

North Jersey

American Dream – East Rutherford
With so many unique venues (The Rink, Big Snow, and Nickelodeon Universe, to name a few), keep an eye an American Dream for your next party. According to a representatives, party packages will soon be available in 2020.

GaGa and Beyond – Bergenfield
If your birthday child has caught GaGa fever, they'll love celebrating their big day at GaGa and Beyond. Kids will enjoy music and dancing, pizza, and games such as Four Square, Hopscotch, and, of course, GaGa Ball. Packages start at $599 for a 105-minute party for 15 guests. Kids must be at least 5 years old to participate.

Tay + Te Imaginative Play – Northvale
Your littlest partygoers will love playing in the pretend grocery store, veterinary office, fire station, and pizzeria. Most parties include private use of the facility, DIY decorations, pizza, beverages, and two party staffers to help with kids. Upgrades are available.

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Host an action-packed birthday party Xtreme Energy in Englewood.

Xtreme Energy Active Playground – Englewood
This brand-new, modern indoor playground has several play areas for toddlers through teens, including a trampoline grid, a ropes course, a ninja course, a three-level play maze, rock climbing, virtual reality, and arcade games. Packages start at $450; either 75 or 100-minute parties are available. Bonus: Book your party Monday–Thursday and get a 15% discount.​

Celebrate a jungle-themed birthday at Jungle Jim & Jane. 

Central and South Jersey

Jungle Jim & Jane – Atlantic Highlands
This high-tech interactive indoor playground is a perfect gathering spot for toddlers through age 10 or so. Here, parties include 80 minutes of play time and 40 minutes in a party room. Spacious rooms have projectors where guests can watch a slideshow of the birthday child and even enjoy a bubble/laser light show at the end of the festivities. The upgraded package includes pizza, drinks, a safari-themed cake or cupcakes, and a goodie bag and balloon for each child.

RELATED: 20 Unique Birthday Party Spots for NJ Kids

Choose from a variety of themes for a birthday bash at Lifetime in Bridgewater.

Lifetime – Bridgewater
This huge, high-end fitness center offers a variety of birthday party options to members and non-members. Themes for two-hour birthday parties include wacky gym games, splash-worthy pool time, and extreme rock wall climbing. Parties include pizza and juice as well as a smoothie for the birthday kid.

Nailed It DIY Studios specializes in giving children a unique and memorable party. 

Nailed It DIY Studio – Somerville, Marlton​
2019 saw the opening of NJ's first two locations of Nailed It, a DIY wooden workshop studio. Experienced ART-tenders will guide children through a simple step-by-step workshop as they work to personalize their own work of art, which is ready to display by the time you leave. After painting, keep partying in the party room with your own snacks, pizza, and cake. Note that this is a great option for kids 6 and up; younger ones must have an adult present during the party.

RELATED: 10 Great Birthday Party Favor Ideas for Kids

Get the partygoers energized at the newest Urban Air Adventure Park locations in Avenel and Toms River.

Urban Air Adventure Park – Avenel, Toms River
NJ is home to about half a dozen Urban Air locations, the newest of which opened recently in Avenel and Toms River. With trampolines, climbing walls, basketball, obstacle courses and more, your birthday bunch will love celebrating here. Several classic and glow packages are available from basic trampoline-only parties (starting at $319-$329 for 10 people) to those with food and more attractions like the climbing wall, warrior obstacle course, indoor playground, and more. At the Avenel location, you can even rent a luxury suite with a private slide.

Wheeler Spray Park – Linden
Celebrate your summer baby with a two-hour birthday party for kids ages 4-12 at this huge spray park. Folding chairs and tables are provided. Max of 30 people per reservation. FREE

Photos courtesy of the venues

Nailed It 46 East Main Street
Somerville, NJ 08876

Nailed It
Crispin Square, 230 N Maple Ave., Suite G10
Marlton, NJ 08053

Jungle Jim & Jane
Eastpointe Plaza, 2399 State Route 36
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

SeaQuest, Woodbridge Center Mall
250 Woodbridge Center Drive
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Tay + Te Imaginative Play
240 Pegasus Avenue
Northvale, 07647

Wheeler Spray Park
248 W Stimpson Ave.
Linden, NJ 07036

145 Commons Way
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

American Dream
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Urban Air Adventure Park
1600 St Georges Ave.
Avenel, NJ 07001

GaGa and Beyond
101 Portland Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

XTreme Energy
250 S Van Brunt St.
Englewood, NJ

Urban Air Trampoline Adventure
1256 Indian Head Rd.
Toms River, NJ 08755
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