Did you know that statistically most babies born in the United States are born in August? Must be all that mistletoe! Are you planning a birthday bash for your kid? We’ve found 8 of the best venues for hosting a memorable celebration! From horseback riding to garden planting and theater going to dance parties, fun will be had by all at these locales!
Little Saplings Gardening Party
If your little sprout has a green thumb and an affinity for gardening, he or she will really ‘dig’ a party thrown by Little Saplings. Their birthday party entertainment package features custom designed gardens to take home, storytelling, a guest entertainer and a photographer to capture every special moment.
Horseback Riding Party at Traditional
Invite your little buckaroo to saddle up for a horseback riding party at the Traditional Equitation School. Kids can really get on their high horse during this fiesta which includes a lesson on horse safety and parts of the horse, a demonstration and hands-on experience with grooming and tacking, and a group riding lesson. Giddy-up!
Giggles N Hugs
Voted #1 Birthday Party Place by Nickelodeon, popular children’s restaurant and playspace Giggles N Hugs offers a wide array of semi-private and private parties you can tailor to your kiddo’s liking. Themes little ones will love from princess affairs to disco shindigs, and extras such as cotton candy and snow cone machines, jugglers, magicians and balloon artists, are all available to make a tyke’s special day over the moon.
This kids lifestyle boutique and family club has a private and whimsically decorated courtyard complete with plasma cars and a mini basketball court that is an ideal setting for birthday parties. Activities include bubble bonanza, face-painting and a magician. They also offer a weekday lunchtime party with Music Together, wherein 12 guests, ages 1-4, may enjoy a 45 minute Music Together party as well as snack and cake time.
Under the Sea
This indoor playground has multiple locations all over Los Angeles, and was voted the best spot for theme parties by L.A. Family Magazine. Several tiers of party-throwing options are available, all of which offer your child and his guests two hours of private use of the facility. Under the Sea characters including mermaids, princesses, pirates and clowns will entertain. Pizza, juice and cake, face painting, party favors, a treasure hunt, and time to play in the entertainment center’s moon bounce house, turbo slide, climbing structure and sea castle are all included. Under the Sea also has a soft baby corner filled with safe and educational play equipment for their tiniest guests.
Party At Play
Music and dance parties, art parties, characters and clowning parties, and magic parties, the party playlist at ‘Play’ has something for everyone! Check out their site for sample parties, or create your very own based on your kid’s interests. Baby music and Messy Art parties, and extravaganzas with themes of robots, outer space, prince and princesses, even a build-a-playhouse party all make this versatile venue sure to please the wee one one his or her big day.
Santa Monica Playhouse
If you’ve got a little drama queen or king on your hands, perhaps a birthday bash at Santa Monica Playhouse is just the ticket. They offer a myriad of options for kids parties for ages 2 and up: Fairytale, Theater Tea Party, and Create-A-Play themed birthday parties are sure to bring forth the thespian in each guest. The Family Theater party sounds like it would be a hit with acting games and partying with a gaily-costumed fairytale character, birthday cake and punch. Then enjoy one of Santa Monica Playhouse’s award-winning Family Theatre musicals in which the birthday child gets to make a guest appearance on stage and receive a specially autographed gift as the entire audience sings “Happy Birthday!”
Your Home Sweet Home
As the saying goes, ‘there’s no place like home.’ Often times the best birthday parties are thrown in the comforts of a child’s own surroundings with close friends and family on the guest list! If your babe is turning one, festivities thrown on a grand scale may be overwhelming, so sticking with the familiar backdrop of your home or a favorite park will help ensure that the guest of honor has a wonderful time.
What are you favorite places to party in Los Angeles? Let us know in the comment section below!
– Beth Shea