UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014: Take a look at our birthday party guide for some fun ideas for kids in Brooklyn. Find party venues and spaces, caterers, planners, supply stores, and entertainers, including magicians, clowns, musicians, face painters, and more.
A KID’S DREAM HAIR SALON AND SPA
549 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn
A Kid's Dream Hair Salon and Spa offers a safe and engaging environment where children can have a fun beauty experience. We offer many party packages. All parties include a special, dedicated party room, where the kids will do some crafts, sing along with the Karaoke system, and just have fun! The party packages include a variety of services—manicures, pedicures, facials, cool and fun hairstyles, and of course what’s a party without snacks, cupcakes, and goodie bags?
BLUE MAN GROUP
Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St., New York
Blue Man Group is great for birthdays or any special occasion! This unique theatrical experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else, guaranteed to be an outing your group will never forget. Birthday party packages are available, and include the name of birthday child on the LED screen at the beginning of the show and a small merchandise item for each guest. The birthday child receives one 14-by-22-inch Blue Man Group poster.
6722 Fort Hamilton Parkway (entrance on 67th St. & 9th Ave), Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
BounceU is the ultimate party and play experience. BounceU is an indoor recreational facility with large inflatable play equipment in a 10,000-square-foot space. BounceU hosts private birthday parties, athletic team parties, church youth group functions, field trips, and even corporate events. Parties at BounceU are safe and secure, held in our clean and comfortable indoor stadium. Relax! Enjoy! Be our guest! We coordinate, set up, facilitate, clean up, and pack up. For once, spend the party with the guest of honor, and make memories that really last a lifetime.
2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Give your child a once-in-a-lifetime birthday adventure. Children ages 1-12 will enjoy a festive celebration in a private room with zoo staff to run the party for you. Guests experience up-close visits from some of our favorite animal guests, participate in party activities and games, and explore the amazing Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit with our expert education staff as their guides. It’s a junior safari not to be missed! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-220-5132.
CIRCLE LINE SIGHTSEEING CRUISES
Pier 83, West 42nd Street and 12th Avenue, New York
Cruising on a ship is not just for adults. Circle Line 42 is offering a Kids’ Cruise series, 75-minute cruises to the Statue of Liberty with interactive tour guides, prizes, and kid-friendly food and drinks for purchase. This series cruises on select Saturdays over the summer with a spooktacular Halloween Costume Cruise every year. This year’s Costume Cruise will be sailing on October 25, featuring a fun band, face painters, and lots of Halloween goodies. Cruises sail from 10-11:15am; boarding is at 9:30am. Birthday packages are available.
Proudly Serving Westchester, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx,
At Clowns.com, our goal is to create an unforgettable and memorable party experience for you and your family. We provide the highest quality children's entertainment and rental services in the industry. If you're looking for a professional, dependable, and enthusiastic team, you've come to the right place! We are a family-owned and -operated entertainment company, offering a wide range of party and entertainment services including clowns, inflatable bounce houses, characters, magicians, princesses, magic shows, face painting, and party concession rentals.
THE GYM PARK
81 Oak St., Brooklyn
We are a gymnastics-based program and play center that aims to promote and teach positive social interaction and physical fitness for all ages. We offer customized parties that ensure the birthday child, guests, and parents have a great time. Parties include one hour of fun gymnastics/games activities and half an hour of sit-down party time—food, drinks, cake, etc. Instructors will guide and supervise the party. We are all about safety…and lots of fun!
HILTON GARDEN INN
1200 South Ave., Staten Island
The Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, offers year-round children's pool parties. The 3-hour pool party package consists of swim time in our indoor heated pool, as well as a child-friendly buffet. To make your child's event even more spectacular, a sleepover can be added. Please keep us in mind for communions, christenings, Sweet 16 parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, and first birthday parties. For further details, please contact our sales department.
KIDS 'N ACTION
1149 McDonald Ave.,
Fun and thrills are what your kids will have at Kids 'N Action. Kids never get bored enjoying our thrilling indoor roller coaster, amusing winding train, exciting go-karts, and action-filled arcade games. Younger children enjoy a unique soft play structure and a toddler section. Our birthday party packages include personal hostess, private party room, pizza, drinks, coffee for the adults, personalized birthday cake, unlimited soft play, and rides. For more information, please call or visit our website.
LITTLE GYM OF BAY RIDGE-BENSONHURST
8681 18th Ave., Brooklyn
The Little Gym is a great place to celebrate your child’s birthday! Each party has exclusive use of our new 5,800-square-foot facility and includes games, music, and fun. Trained instructors lead children through fun gymnastics activities. We handle invitations, paper goods, and party favors. The birthday child receives a birthday gift, too! Call to plan for your child’s special day. Book early; slots fill up months in advance. Inquire about our standard and deluxe packages and our free introductory trial classes for gymnastics, karate, sports skills, and new dance classes.
1500 Paerdegat Ave. N., Brooklyn
PacKids, of PacPlex, offers great ways to incorporate sports and fun activities into your child’s birthday party. Taking advantage of our indoor soccer field, basketball courts, and swimming pools, our party packages include playtime (organized or free-form) and party time. We provide host or hostess, lifeguards, food options, and decorations. As PacPlex continues to expand its facilities, we will be adding more fun activities and package options. Find out more at pacplex.com or call 718-531-1111.
1500 Paerdegat Ave. N., Brooklyn
PacPlex, Brooklyn’s largest sports and recreational complex offers the ultimate in children’s birthday parties. From a swim party in one of our six pools to a sports party on our full indoor soccer field or on our three indoor basketball courts, your child’s party will be the like no other. After the sports or swimming the children will be entertained in our brand new FunCenter with redemption and video games, a maze, miniature golf, and multiple ride and slide inflatables. Packages include hostess, instructors, party room, and all decorations. Just bring your guest and a cake.
PLAY DAYS AND PARTIES
6632 Third Ave. (next to the firehouse) , Brooklyn
At Play Days and Parties, we encourage kids to be kids. Even parents will have fun! We offer a variety of exciting packages for ages 1-12, including classic pizza, theme, craft, and music mommy-and-me parties. With so many options and add-ons to choose from, such as a bubble machine or cotton candy machine, children get a sense of involvement in the planning of their own party. Parties are two hours, and packages cover 10 children. We host one party at a time, which offers privacy and security.
RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! TIMES SQUARE
234 W. 42nd St, New York
Known for the bizarre and unusual, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Times Square welcomes guests to experience the unheard of, unimaginable, and astonishing. Our remarkable collection includes the world’s largest display of shrunken heads; an albino giraffe; locks of presidential hair; and dozens of interactive oddities. A birthday party at Ripley’s will excite and impact your children in an unforgettable way! As one of NYC’s most popular attractions, our aim is to inspire creativity, expand cultural understanding, and provide a birthday party experience that is fun, memorable, and easy to plan.
SPA-DI-DA & CARNIVAL KIDS PARTY CENTERS
With Locations in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey
718-238-7278 (Party) Brooklyn SPA DI DA
718-356-7278 (Party) SI SPA DI DA
718-356-4386 (Fun) SI CARNIVAL KIDS
Spa-Di-Da is an amazing party place where your little princesses and princes are treated like queens and kings. At the spa they’re pampered in a friendly, accommodating environment, and can enjoy manicures, pedicures, makeup, hair styling and clip-in feather hair extensions, lip gloss and perfume making, tattoos or glitter tattoos, face painting, designing T-shirts, karaoke, and much more! All parties feature a party motivator and our dynamic staff, invitations, pizza, and refreshments. Our goal is for each child to leave with a smile and a birthday they’ll never forget.
SPA-TACULAR PARTY'S @THE CANDY SHOP
5918 Ave. N., Mill Basin
Spa-Tacular Party's @ The Candy Shop is a new venue catering to kids, both boys and girls, in a fun, safe environment located in the back of a vintage-style candy shop. Parents can enjoy coffee or cappuccino in the candy shop while the kids are having fun playing arcade games, air hockey, basketball, dancing, karaoke, and getting pampered in a five-star spa filled with candy-scented products. Manicures, pedicures, hair, and makeup are just part of the fun before the red carpet fashion show. In one word it's SPA-TACULAR!
VITAL CHILDREN'S THEATRE / VITAL THEATRE COMPANY
2162 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York
Give the gift of theater! Celebrate your child's birthday at a production of Vital Theatre Company's Pinkalicious, The Musical, The Butterfly Girl, or Peace Love and Cupcakes, The Musical. Your group of 10 or more will receive a special birthday discount ticket price. The cast will sing “Happy Birthday” to your child after the show. Meet and greet the actors, and take photos with the cast. This opportunity is for the show only. Vital Theatre is not able to provide pre- or post-party facilities at the theater.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY BIRTHDAY PARTIES
The Wildlife Conservation Society offers a menu of birthday parties to meet your needs. For a more traditional party with a party room, a party host, live animal encounters, and fun activities, try the Prospect Park Zoo or the Queens Zoo. For a party with a cake option, the Bronx Zoo will certainly be a great choice. We offer a “dream come true” party experience at the Central Park Zoo, which is an all inclusive affair with a full wait staff, theater performances, custom cake, and unique animal encounters.