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February 14, 2024
NEPA Party Planner: Places to Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday
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Throw the Ultimate Birthday Bash

Birthdays are a big deal. Kids wait all year for the moment they can blow out the candles and tear open the presents. Luckily, there’s plenty of places that can turn your kid’s special day into a celebration they’ll remember for a lifetime. And who says birthday parties can’t be just as enjoyable for the grown-ups?

NEPA’s unique party venues make every parent’s jobs a little easier on their kid’s birthday. After all, growing up is a grand adventure, so the birthday bash should be nothing short of magical!

Our guide has birthday party venues for every interest, from rock climbing and roller skating to movies and manicures. Check out these locations to make your kid’s day the most special.


Dive in to a Pool Party


No matter what the forecast is like outside, it always feels like summer at NEPA’s indoor pools. You can expect a 100% chance of splashes and smiles.

Rent out the pool at a local recreation center for a day full of cannonballs and Marco Polo. Or throw a birthday bonanza at an indoor waterpark, complete with thrilling rides and slides.

Party Like a Sports Star


Fitness and fun go hand in hand at NEPA’s kid-oriented sports centers. Nothing says party quite like jumping, climbing and somersaulting over obstacles. Facing off against a team of friends is like the most epic recess ever.

Sports centers often come equipped with dedicated party spaces, providing a convenient and festive atmosphere for cake-cutting, present-opening, and celebrating.

Hit the Bowling Lanes


Bowling is a sport that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages and skill levels. Maybe it’s the silly shoes or the thrill of scoring a strike, but bowling parties are always a classic. Even the adults might be tempted to get a lane and test their skills.

And as an added bonus, most bowling alleys have snack bars on site, which means that it’s easier than ever to feed a crowd. Some bowling alleys even offer birthday party packages that simplify party planning for parents.

Skate the Night Away


Whether a child is a seasoned skater or trying it for the first time, the inclusive nature of skating ensures that everyone can participate. In fact, trying to stay on your feet is half the fun at a skating party. Let the kids can lace up their skates and glide under the disco lights, or create lasting memories at the local ice rink.

Skating parties are not weather-dependent, providing a reliable and comfortable venue regardless of the season. Many have designated party rooms where kids can eat, socialize, and take breaks from skating when needed.

Make a Masterpiece


Unleash your child’s creativity and celebrate their special day in a uniquely artistic way by hosting a birthday party at one of NEPA’s art studios or DIY venues. From painting canvas and ceramics, to making slime and creating personalized stuffed animals, these locations offer plenty of unique projects. Many places offer birthday party packages that include all the necessary supplies, a dedicated party space, and sometimes even refreshments.

Celebrate with the Silver Screen


Party like it’s a world premiere while watching a new release at one of NEPA’s theaters. Movie theaters can be a fantastic and entertaining venue for hosting kid’s birthday parties. Some locations even allow the VIP to in a private viewing box or luxury seating on their special day. Trade the cake for a bucket of buttery popcorn (or have both), sit back and enjoy.

Throw a Mind-Blowing Birthday


Every child is one-of-a-kind with distinct interests. Recognizing and celebrating their uniqueness is at the heart of planning a birthday party. Think outside the box and plan a celebration that is a fun experience and encourages using a bit of brainpower. Museums, education centers, and escape rooms are perfect party ideas for curious minds. Meet amazing animals, solve mysteries, and have a bit of hands-on fun.

Give Them the Royal Treatment


Everyone deserves to be a pampered on their birthday. Little princesses (and princes) have a blast feeling like royalty with friends. Treat the kids to a spa day complete with mini manicures, pedicures, hairstyles and more. Some spots offer activities and crafts that will add a little sparkle and style to that special day.

Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 10/9/19.