10 Best Places for a Kid’s Birthday Party in New Jersey

Delight your little one with a birthday celebration they’ll never forget. Whether you have an aspiring chef, a construction lover, or a biologist in the making, you can customize their birthday party to encourage their current fascination. These 10 excellent party venues in New Jersey make it easy for parents to throw a memorable party. 

1. Ah’Pizz, Denville and Montclair, NJ

Little chefs will love getting their hands dirty while making their own personal size pizza with their friends. At this party, each child gets to roll out their own pizza dough, add sauce, cheese, and toppings to their liking. Then they’ll have the chance to watch their pizza cook and sit down to eat it all up. As a goody bag, each child will also receive a chef hat and apron. Dessert includes a piece of Nutella dessert pizza.

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2. Diggerland USA, West Berlin, NJ

Diggerland USA is the place to be with kids of any age that love construction vehicles. Three Diggerland birthday party packages are available to suit a range of budgets and age groups. The standard Dig It party package comes with two hours of ride time, admission for guests, party host, food, and other exciting extras. The birthday kid also gets a free construction vest and card to spend at the arcade games.

3. Ample Hills Creamery, Jersey City, NJ

This popular ice cream parlor hosts a brilliant birthday party for kids, during which they learn to make ice cream using their custom-churning bicycle. During the party, kids also get to create their own craft. The party ends on a super sweet note with hot waffles, a sundae bar, and the ice cream the kids just made. 

4. Jersey Shore Paint Party, Brick, NJ

If you have a budding Michelangelo, a painting party at the Jersey Shore studio is a great option to encourage their artistic expression. Birthday parties are led by a knowledgeable instructor who teaches kid to paint a selected paining of your choice. The studio can fit 30 people and for littler painters, they offer the option for the canvas to be pre-sketched so children can use their skills painting within the lines. 

5. Imagine That Museum, Florham Park, NJ

The Imagine That Museum recently enjoyed a full renovation and is now even better than before. Families looking for a special party for their tots will find four different party choices available that are perfect for little ones. Kids captivated by fire engines will love the Firefighter Party, which features firefighter training, a themed goody bag, fire hat, food, and more. Party attendees also get to enjoy free entry into the museum.

6. Art Kids Academy, Lyndhurst, Rutherford, Paramus, and Westwood, NJ

For creative kids from five to 14, Art Kids Academy is a great option for birthday parties. Select from one of their many craft themes such as super hero, jungle safari, self portraits, under the sea, and more. Parties are two hours long and kids create their own themed artwork, enjoy pizza and drinks, and you are welcome to bring additional cake or snacks to go with the theme of your choosing. Also note that parties can be held at another location of your choice, but the party options available will vary.

7. Tumbles, Princeton, NJ

Active children of any age would love a party at Tumbles, and parents will love the party planning help they receive. Tumbles features a large, clean gym filled with soft mats, climbing equipment, slides, and tubes to crawl through. A party package at Tumbles comes with party helpers, age-appropriate activities, games, music, and food. Parties run 1.5 hours long and can be extended if needed. 

8. Escapology, Garwood, NJ

Get up to twelve friends together for an escape game party at Escapology. The birthday packages here are great for teens, and come with three pizzas, cupcakes, and room to celebrate in. The easiest game, and the best option for teens, is Antidote, in which players are a team of scientists trying to find a rogue colleague who has created a deadly virus.

9. Cape May County Zoo, Cape May, NJ

For the biologists-to-be, Cape May County Zoo offers a special birthday experience that will thrill any animal lover. Book a pavilion near one of the playgrounds at the County Park and pick from one of the two options available. Option two has more features and kids even get to meet at least three different animals from the theme of your choosing. Themes include an exploration of scales in the Miles and Miles of Reptiles or a look into the lives of animals that could be found in your backyard such skunks, chipmunks, rabbits, and more.

10. The Other Tales Escape Rooms, Hawthorne, NJ

For teens and tweens, try out a special escape room birthday theme that will have friends working together to find clues and solve a puzzle. The game available for birthday parties is the Amazing Adventure Society: The Forgotten Room. During this challenge, you’ll learn about the founders of the Amazing Adventure Society and discover the secrets they’ve hidden. Following the challenge, you’re encouraged to head to a local restaurant for dinner or cake.

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