Planning a special kid’s birthday party in Queens? As you may already know, The Q borough is known for much more than the U.S. Open and the famous World’s Fair. It’s also home to oodles of fun and unique birthday party venues for the kids of all ages. Check out our round-up below, with options in neighborhoods all over Queens, from Astoria, to Sunnyside, to Forest Hills, Long Island City, and beyond!

A Bounce N Play party. photo: Lena D. via Yelp

Astoria

Bounce N Play
There’s inflatables (huge ones) you can slide down, a ball pit, mini rides, arcade games, giant inflatable balls, climbing structures, mazes, a mini carousel, air hockey, you name it at Bounce N Play in Astoria. It really has everything but the kitchen sink, as the expression goes. Parties here are totally private, for kids ages 1-13 and include Basic, Deluxe, Premium Private, Rock Climbing and Virtual Reality. Of course, they use the private play area and have add-on options such as character appearances, dancing, and balloons. The venue has a new amusement ride that’s called Tagada and a new Virtual Reality system. These can be added onto a packages or some packages have them included. As always, the giant 22-food slide is still super popular.

20-21 Steinway St.
718-777-PLAY
Online: bouncenplayny.com

 

photo: Raising Astoria

Raising Astoria
At this Astoria play space and educational center known for their wonderful and whimsical classes for babies and children, various party options are available for your cuties. Customers must first contact the facility and staffers provide a tour and then they choose one of three packages: Basic–in which you bring your own food and decorations, Premium, in which they’ll take care of the food and decorations and Super Premium in which you get all the bells and whistles as well as age-appropriate entertainment, such as characters appearances or a jewelry or soap-making class. You get private use of the space for 3 hours; they charge only for the space rental, and not per child, there are no extra hidden fees for bringing your own food or balloons. Kids love the inflatable bounce house for 1 hour (or more), the foam blocks, the on-site play house, and of course, the variety of toys in the back room. Customers often tell the owners that hosting a party here is much like having a party in the privacy of their own homes but with more space, more toys for the kids and minus the clean up.

26-11 23rd Ave.
347-669-3711
Online: RaisingAstoria.com

photo: via Shastye Facebook page

Sky Village by SHASTYE
SHASTYE, a cute art gallery and play space for kids owned by a local artist and mom, Shasta Molnar, is temporarily closed for renovations.  Currently,  their new location, Sky Village by SHASTYE, is the only one operating–and welcoming young partygoers. SHASTYE parties are unique because the staff throws amazing arts and crafts-related parties and Molnar can create any kind of experience that the client wishes. They recently hosted a high tea + hat making party with lots of pink hats, ribbons flowers and toile. If more traditional is more of your child’s cup of tea, other party experiences may include a FROZEN themed paint party , “Little Foodies” cooking party with Allergic to Salad or a simple but very fun DIY Playdough party with all kinds of colored rainbow past and pipe cleaners.

23-05a 29th St.
917-608-1658
Online: astoriaplayspace.com

Let’s Play Playhouse 
This Astoria hotspot for tykes has a two-tiered climbing structure, large and small slides, bounce house, colorful blocks, rocking boat, soft mats, a mini play house (naturally), awesome classes and much more—what else do kids needs for fun? Oh, yes, Open Play—check. Classes–check. Parties–you betcha. The parties are totally private and packages are titled: Fun, Funner, Funnest and include bounce house, face painting, balloons, music and games, you name it. Activities are split between older and younger kids; there’s a toddler area and main “playroom” area. Play equipment throughout the facility is routinely rotated so kids aren’t bored easily. Best for kids 5 and under.

34 17 Steinway Street
Astoria
718-806-1288
Online: letsplayplayhouse.com

photo: via ACD Playspace Facebook page 

ACD Playspace
Called a children’s “Daycation” playhouse, ACD Playhouse, which is still fairly new, caters to children 0-5. What makes their parties so special is the intimate space and customized packages they offer.  This venue rent its space for events, company conferences, baby showers, community events and more, everything including the furniture available and toys available in the space is all to the customers liking and wishes.  There are 3 packages available, which include 2 hour time, use of all toys, BEAM interactive games, bounce house, face painting and more.

3124 38th St.
Astoria
Online: acdplayspace.com

Museum of the Moving Image

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Best for kids ages 8+, at this awesome museum, your child is literally the star! The party team creates a memorable and fun-filled extravaganza as they go behind the scenes to see how films, television shows, and video games are made. Each party is led by Museum Educators and includes an interactive experience where kids can make their own animation, flipbook,dub their voices into famous movies, create sound effects, and more, and of course, they can play classic arcade games. There’s even a personalized guided tour where kids can check out movie costumes, optical illusion toys, view some movie memorabilia (including Chewbacca’s mask from Star Wars) and learn about the very first home video game. Private screens movies such as The Red Balloon or shorts featuring Charlie Chaplin or Laurel and Hardy are also available at the on-site theatre. Child also receive a special party bag with special museum memento. Museum can also provide a special class, the food, and more. Each party is approximately 2.5 hours.

36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria
718-777-6800
Online: MovingImage.us

photo: The Paint Place

The Paint Place
Painting parties in which everyone paints the same general painting but it’s still personalized and “your own” are not just for adults. Kids are also gravitating to canvas paint parties and you don’t need any experience. Parties for kids here are 90 minutes long and include about 60 minutes of instructional painting of a prechosen image. Kids will paint anything from basic hearts and ice cream cones, to some works from Monet, Van Gogh, Warhol, you name it.  When kids paint, the teacher–a professional artist–usually incorporates some kind of art history lesson into the session. Parents can then use the remaining time to bring in any food/cake etc. Partygoers also have the option to extend their event by a half hour or hour, for a fee–just ask to speak with the team about it.

21-21 31st St
Astoria
212-799-0112
Online: thepaintplaceny.com

GymAzing-Astoria
Known for their kids fitness, music, and dance classes, GymAzing also offers birthday parties for all ages and you get the whole place to yourself for them. There’s a full catering menu available and other party options include the bouncer, bubble machine, face-painting, party games, dance exercises to your child’s favorite pop songs, and more. They’re happy to customize any and all parties for your child. The owner herself helps coordinate the party with you, and your child can pick any theme they want; lately popular themes have been spa, hip-hop, canvas painting, ceramics.

27-14 23rd Ave.
347-455-3661
Online: gym-amazing.com

photo: via Good Day Play Cafe Facebook page 

Bayside

Good Day Play Cafe
This beautiful cafe-slash-playspace for toddlers is a whimsical and sweet place for a kid’s party. Best for kids 4 and under, at Good Day Play Cafe, party packages include (for 2.5 hours for an estimated (15 min prep time, 95 min play time, 40 min party time) a Happy Birthday” Banner, 4ft display table with curtain backdrop and tablecloth, 5ft table with tablecover, 3 large plain pizza pies, Juice boxes for children (one per child)
Tablecovers for children’s table, Colored plates and napkins for children (blue, pink, or yellow). The second package includes pastries, good bags, and more. This place is known for its awesome Hinoki cypress wood cube pit (Think of sand pit… but cleaner…as they say!) You can book parties online.

208-03 35th Ave
Bayside
929-381-1094

The Little Gym of Bayside
You can have parties here up to age 12 and don’t have to be a member of this kids gym to enjoy the fun. The Little Gym of Bayside gives the birthday kid and their friends the full run of the place, and they’ll have instructor-led games, music, and fun LEGO® Juniors or LEGO® DUPLO® building activities. The Little Gym team will even help setup and cleanup. This “Awesome” basic birthday package is the most popular and can be booked online. Other party packages include a Dora The Explorer Birthday Bash and a Go Diego Go option as well.

34-38 Bell Blvd.
Bayside
718-224-4660
Online: thelittlegym.com

College Point

BounceU
The ultimate bounce experience, BounceU is a fantastic place for parties for kids ages 4+. With its larger-than-life bounce house arenas filled with huge inflatables, slides, and games, it truly is one of a kind. Their party packages fit a range of party sizes, so birthday kids can bring all their friends. You can invite 25 kids if you wanted to. Parties here are 100% private space, as opposed to other party places where you share you space with a crowd–you get your own house arena and private party room. Party employees help you tailor the party to fit your child’s personality and a party package includes your personalized picks for kid-friendly food, drinks, party favors and more. A party pro with stay with you, the parents, the whole time. Reserve online.

photo: Fantasy Forest

Corona

Queens Zoo
You can explore everything the quaint Queens Zoo has to offer by hosting a party there that’s out of this…world…er…zoo. All birthday parties at Queens Zoo combine festive activities and arts and crafts with live animal encounters and zoo visits. Choose a fun party theme and celebrate in our spacious party room, located in the Wild Room near the Sea Lion exhibit. Your party will be hosted by a zoo educator who can take care of all your party needs. There are two party size options: 25 kids and adults, total, or 36 kids/adults total. Each party package is two hours and includes invitations for the guests, goody bags for the children, a craft project, an animal encounter, a present for the birthday child, as well as zoo admission. Guests will supply the cake, juice, paper goods, and utensils. Great to know: There is a home-size refrigerator available.

Fantasy Forest
Located directly next to the Queens Zoo is a small but memorable and super fun mini amusement park called Fantasy Forest. You can have a party here! It’s home to the Corona Cobra; Queens only roller-coaster. Other rides include the Queens Himalaya spinning airplane adventure, the Twirling teacups, and more. For birthdays, you start off with the basic package: 2 hour party where you get your own private eating and gathering area of the park; 12 unlimited ride wristbands, 1 per guest, and 12 Goody Bags–one per child–with Game Tickets. From there, add-ons include different food options, as well as Face Painting, Balloon animals, Face Painting/Balloon animals combo, or Private Magic show. You also get a party host who helps oversee all the fun.

5351 111th St
Corona
718-788-2676
Online: fantasyforestnyc.com

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)

STEM parties are all the rage, and of course, educational. There are many party packages at the NYSCI, called affectionately, a “science playground” that are engaging and fun. You can choose from one of three party packages: Super, Deluxe, or Premium, at the NYSCI that are engaging and fun. Parties are available on weekends from 11 am – 1 pm, noon – 2 pm, 2 – 4 pm; and all packages include museum admission, facilitated activities, gift bags, party food and use of a private party room. Parties include the followings, depending on the package you select: Museum admission for up to 12 kids (includes birthday child), plus up to 12 free passes for adult chaperones; and employee who facilitates exhibit tours, interactive activities, and demonstrations. Gift bags for each child that include age appropriate science toys as well as a free admission pass for a future visit.

47-01 111 St.
Corona
718-699-0005
Online: NYSci.org

photo: Queens County Farm Museum Facebook page 

Floral Park

Queens County Farm Museum
Oftentimes we forget that NYC was once home to lots of farmland; the Queens County Farm Museum sits on what’s left of NYC’s largest portion of undisturbed farmland. On location is a greenhouse, historic farm buildings, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, and orchard and an herb gardens. Parties here are so popular and niche that you must book one for your child as far in advance as possible–and weather can affect the activities your guests will participate in. At parties, kids take a hayride, go on a barnyard tour, see animals (the goats and sheep are very people-friendly!), and more. Parties are only held on weekends in the spring and summer and are 15 kids max. Parties are a great escape from the hustle and bustle of NYC and you’ll also see piglets, hens, lambs, and more. Food served in barnyard; must coordinate with farm employees.

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Floral Park
718-347-3276
Online: queensfarm.org

photo: via Peekaboooo Facebook page 

Flushing

Peeka Boooo
This newish playspace has two huge ball pits, mazes, slides, a sand box, dress up clothes, mini trampoline, a whole padded toddler area, a large climbing structure and many other really cool, kid-friendly amenities and toys such as a kids play cafe. The venue does not shut down for parties, but kids who are there for a party are ID’d by special name tags, and in the center of the play space is a little enclosed cafe section for food. Just call and ask for more info about parties since at the moment, they don’t have an online Web site.

135-17 Northern Blvd.
Flushing
718-888-8866
Onlinefacebook.com

photo: Tara D. via Yelp

Forest Hills

Young Chefs Academy
Super fun cooking classes are offered at Forest Hills’ Young Chefs Academy; there is one big kitchen on-site where all the magic happens. Their “ALL-INCLUSIVE” party packages are for children of all ages where you supply the young, eager chefs and they supply the rest!  Parents can kick back and relax and let the culinary team handle everything from your party invitations and decorations to clean up. Parties are held on weekends only at set times: 12noon, 3:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. Package A is a Classic Pizza Party, Package B is a Deluxe Pizza Party and Package C is Premium Birthday Party. Or, you can book an a la carte party; all info is outlined online. And, of course, each child gets to eat their culinary masterpiece when they’re finished making the pizza. For kids 4+.

108-10 72nd Ave.
2nd Fl.
Online: youngchefsacademy.com

photo: Amanda V. via Yelp

Oliloli
At this wonderful art studio, kids create some beautiful pottery. A children’s party includes exclusive use of Oliloli Studio for two hours for 10 young painters, ages 4+. Painters will choose an item they wish to decorate from a selection of popular party pieces. You supply the food; either a breakfast buffet or pizza. Parties are held Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. It’s important to note that pottery projects will be available for the host to pick-up approximately 10 days after the party. Because they are pottery and not plaster, they cannot come home with your child day-of, as they need time to try. You can book your party online.

103-23 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills
Online: olilolistudio.com

Plaster Party Place
There’s just nothing like an ol’ school plaster party place, and Plaster Party does not disappoint. A neighborhood gem, with its cool rainbow floor and kid-friendly vibe all around, Plaster Party offers three different packages which allow young guests to paint, of course, enjoy music, dancing, face painting, and more. Additional add-ons include karaoke, character appearances, and extra party time. They have recently added canvas parties for children, we are now doing parent/child canvas parties as well and paint nights for adults, kids or entire family.

Eddie’s Sweet Shop
You can have a birthday party at this vintage ice cream parlor that is a real throwback to the 1960s. When it comes to authenticity, this place is the real deal. With funky, seasonal ice cream flavors such as Blueberry and Peach, just give them a call to arrange a party–they can reserve the back area for you; you supply the food. Just let the employees know what you’re looking for and they’ll do what they can to help you out and make the day fantastic and tasty for your birthday child.

105-29 Metropolitan Ave
718-520-8514
No official Web site

Cinemart Cinemas
At this independent theatre–which we know are rare, very special finds nowadays–you can rent out the whole theatre for your child’s party. And, they have luxury leather recliners! Private screenings are available during the week, and include movie, popcorn, drink, and your child’s name on the Marquee, which is always super awesome. Here’s the party form to fill out.

106-03 Metropolitan Ave.
718-261-2043
Online: cinemartcinemas.com

Fresh Meadows

My Gym, Fresh Meadows
Catering to your child’s interests and making them feel super special is at the forefront at this indoor playspace known for its super soft climbing structures and mats. They offer special song and game requests prior to the party so your kids and their friends can bop around to their fave tunes. The  birthday party specialists will make your children’s birthday party unique and special with nonstop action-packed activities, games, puppets, songs, glittery tattoos, and more. Kids tend to gravitate towards this gym’s Space Flight ride and they all participate in a special Birthday March. Don’t know what that is? Book a party here and find out. The staffers take care of clean-up and paper goods and packages include pizza and drinks. Party themes are available and you don’t have to be a member to celebrate, but non-members do have to pay a little extra to party.

176-60 Union Tpke. #310
Fresh Meadows
718-380-4599
Online: mygym.com/queens

Glendale

A Sprinkle of Fun
In this wide open, airy, super clean loft-like space, the magic happens–and when it comes to fun parties, A Sprinkle of Fun means business. They are mostly known for hosting plaster parties, but since the spacious 1,000 sq ft venue can be reserved for any both kids and adult events, they can and will do anything. There are currently 5 party packages available: #1 is Plaster, up to 14 kids, which includes music, dancing, and make your own ice cream sundae, #2 is Play Doh party, which also includes the extras previously mentioned, Sand Art Party, Canvas Paint Party, and Slime party. You can also add a theme to your party, such as Rock N Roll, Sports, Princess…Party extras include cotton candy, face painting, and more. Enjoyable for all ages.

LaserBounce
Located at the Shops at Atlas Park, this gaming extravaganza is the pinnacle of enjoyment, and quite frankly, it’s hard for parents to not have a blast as well. Basically, it’s video games and pinball galore. There’s something for everyone at LaserBounce and your kids will never be bored. Younger kids will love Ballocity, a multi-level play arena with vacuum cannons, a jungle gym, and oodles of foam balls. Older kids and tweens will gravitate towards the interactive virtual reality area, with advanced graphic technology. This is where video games come to life! There’s also an on-site café, skee-ball, driving games, and so much more. New attractions include games such as Halo Fireteam Raven and there’s a new Hologate Virtual Reality Game called Holobeat, which is basically a completely new style of the dance type games that is supposed to revolutionize the Virtual Reality game world. Party packages include private laser tag, 3D bowling simulation, use of bounce arena and more.

80-28 Cooper Ave.
347-599-1919

photo: Little Pulp 

Little Pulp
Also located in the Atlas Mall, Little Pulp is a printmaking studio where kids not only make personalize print projects, but also come together to make the birthday child a special project. Here’s a party rundown: First is a warm-up project or activity; then each child make a print or two (parents can assist), eats, engages in additional projects around the large studio such as palm-prints on a large canvas, and then the collaborative group project. The whole Little Pulp team comes together to make the party really special and nobody is rushed out the door–taking your time to finish your masterpiece is important here. Each child will make a series of their own personalized prints using various paint colors, and after doing everyone will work together on a large print for the birthday child.

8000 Cooper Ave.
718-578-5408
Online: littlepulp.com

photo: Mini Galaxy Play Cafe

Jamaica

Mini Galaxy Play Cafe
This indoor play space in the heart of Jamaica also operates as a café. At 2,200 sq ft, mini GALAXY Play Cafe is a bit smaller than other venues on this list, but we really like that it’s quiet, cozy, and feels more intimate. In this super clean space, the play area—best for kids 7 and under—is to the right; and the café is to the left. The play section has a separate toddler space with soft block and riding toys, and the rest of the play area is a long two-tiered jungle-gym which includes padded rolling mats, rope floors to climb over, and parts where kids can climb or crawl through various mazes. There’s also swings, riding and bouncing toys, a dart board, basketball hoop, a book nook, double slides, and the always-popular ball pit. In the café, a kids movie always plays on TV. WiFi is free with entrance purchase, and if you set up your laptop at the counter area, you can work, eat, and watch your kids at the same time, which is great. Various party packages available; click here to view them. (BTW—this venue is located on the second floor of a large building, but there is an elevator!)

Little Neck

Little Dreamers Kingdom
Little Dreamers Kingdom is an indoor playground and STEM facility that offers classes such as ballet,  Little Scientists and Zumbini, with a ball pit, slide, nets, train table, foot piano, mini trampoline, and more. When it comes to parties, they are best for kids under age 5. They have many party packages available for young children at this super clean and really adorable space, which are titled: Basic, Basic Light, and Themed. Parties include a 2 hour private event, which includes exclusive use of party area, banners, balloons, decorations, slideshow, and more. There’s a super special party package option, which is called the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, which includes balloons, personalized Goody Bags, tablecloths and juice box wrappers.

254-18 Northern Blvd. Suite 5 (2F)
Little Neck
929-224-2665
Online: littledreamerskingdom.com

photo: Court 16

Long Island City

Court 16
Does your kid go wild for the US Open? Check out Court 16, where its state-of-the-art courts feature LEDs in the floor. Parties include 45 minutes of tennis fun on the court, and 45 minutes in the party room for cake and food. Activities can be tailored to skill and age group, and Court 16 can help coordinate food from local vendors. Rates are $700 for 10 kids, and $20 for each additional child, with a max of 24 per party. Face painting can be added for additional charge starting at $150 for 10-15 kids. Court 16 will design you electronic invitation, and help you customize the space for your bash. Parties take place on Saturdays from 3-4:30.

1306 Queens Plaza South
718-875- 5550
Online: court16.com

Mini Land
The newish play space located next to an outdoor playground, is actually an airy indoor playground best for kids 5 and under. Inside this whimsical space, you’ll find rotating, carousel-style rides (one looks like a cloud, another has cushiony dolphins that spin) that look like they’re made of foam. Every ride is really plush, from a see-saw boat that holds 4 (adults are allowed on this.) In the very back of this playspace is an awesome two-tiered climbing structure with a balloon room, awesome soft clear slide, maze, and, of course, a beloved ballpit. Parties are held on-site and there’s a private party room downstairs. Super cute place, but really best for toddlers, so think a 3rd or 4th birthday celebration. Parties must be booked in advance; call the venue for more info.

5-28 49 Avenue,
Long Island City
929-208-2886
Online: Click here

Playday
This loft-like mini gallery–which has an outdoor space as well–is THE hotspot for creative birthday parties; and the artistic celebrations are just as unique and personalized as the cool classes this inviting space offers where one’s imagination runs wild. When it comes to the “What to do” portion of the party, the young guest of honor can choose from Mask Making, Monster Drawings, Printmaking, Mural painting, Clay experience, Collage, Rock and Roll Poster Design, and more. Speak up about your intertests; don’t be shy. All teachers are not only bubbly and encouraging, but they’re professional artists who have been in the business for many years, so you know you’re in the best hands. All party participants receive a free Playday class ticket distributed in your departing goodie bags. Playday is awesome for kids as well as teenagers, and it’s prob best for kids 5+. There are also two Manhattan Playday locations!

537 51st Ave
Long Island City
844-752-9329
Online: playdayny.com

photo: Marissa M. via Yelp

The Cliffs at LIC
For the active and agile crowd, check out the Cliffs at LIC, where the kids can literally climb the walls. Staff instruct, and advise as partiers scale the colorful “cliffs”. Parties are two hours long and get you a private climbing area and staff, and the “Fox Room” for partying. Climbers must be at least six years old and there’s a max of 25 per party. Rates are $40 per person with a minimum deposit of $400, and goodie bags can be added on for $8 a person.

11-11 44th Dr.
718-729-7625
Online: lic.thecliffsclimbing.com

City Owlets
This playspace-slash-cafe is awesome for kids 5 and under and hosts one heck of a party. It’s best described as a mini house with a bunch of little nooks, some two-tiered, and each little nook has a theme. For example, there’s a baby/toddler sensory space with awesome (safe) lights, a ‘supermarket’ area, a pretend cafe, and so much more, including dress up clothes, you name it. You know know what fun you’ll find around the corner at City Owlets, and in warmer months there’s also a backyard with kid safe climbing and sliding toys. It’s Open Play during the week, along with kids classes and special events, and parties are private and personalized. Call to speak with an employee about the venue’s Go OWL Out parties (these are set themes, i.e. unicorns, mermaids, dinosaurs, superheros, etc…). It’s a hands-free, book your party, and let City Owlets handle the rest package. (Most parents choose this option.) They have a new package called “Totally OWLsome”, which is a full-fledged custom package. Parties at this space are best for kids 5 and younger.

10-42 Jackson Ave
Long Island City
718-274-2200

photo: Okabaloo

Okabaloo
Described as a “thoughtfully designed place of wonders” Okalbaloo is an arts center that hosts enrichment classes and camps, but also parties. No membership is required to have your party here, and various party packages are available to kids, such as FUNTastic Birthday, FunFab Bday, and customized party options, There’s art, music, dance  you name it. Add-on options include glitter tattoos, bubbles bucket, yoga instructor, ballon bouquet, magician, bounce house, and more.  If you don’t an add-on you’d like listed, just ask! The venue’s open space can be reserved for any special event, making it a nice party option for kids of any age.

35-52 32nd St
Long Island City
Online: Okabaloo.com

photo: via Lollipop Spa Facebook page 

Maspeth

Lollipop Spa
If your child loves the color pink, you’ve come to the right place.  Cozy Lollipop Spa is as just as cute as it sounds. Whimsy with touches of Hello Kitty décor, the inside is inviting, and, of course, pink and pretty. There are 3 party packages available, ranging in price from $409 to $529 with fun add-on options such as glitter tattoos. Or, just book an appointment anytime for your little princess. Solo, non-party appointments for kids are $25 and include: Mani & Pedi, Glitter Eye Makeup, Pink Robe, and a special, shiny surprise. Every girl needs a pop of pink, and a dash of glitter in their life, right? Best for girls 5+; it’s best to stick to 8 kids max for a party.

65-23 Grand Ave
718-326-0033
Online: lollipopspany.com

Party Perfection
This place has the same owners are Lollipop Spa and is basically an open space that will morph into whatever you want it to for a party of your child’s choice. There are tons of themes available for girls and boys, such as Bubble Guppies, My Little Pony, Doc McStuffins, Paw Patrol–or you can create your own theme. Party options for a basic party package include indoor play unit, face painting, crafts, dress-up, music, games, dancing, decorate a cupcake. Adds-ons include Piñata, extra hour or 1/2 hour, snack table. They go out of their way to make every birthday kid feel really special.,

5936 Grand Ave.
728-366-2318
Online: partyperfectionmaspeth.com

photo: Sunnyside Plays

Sunnyside

Sunnyside Plays 
A colorful loft-style space with high ceilings, this creative community hub offers arts and crafts classes, Mommy (and Daddy) and Me Music, puppet shows, and even classes for adults such as Tai Chi. Recommended for kids 7 and younger, it’s also a fab place for birthday parties. Kids parties are generally booked for 2 1/2 hours but can be extended upon request for an additional fee. The maximum number of guests is set at 15 children/30 adults. Packages include DIY Celebration: parents bring the decorations, refreshments and revelry (what you decide will be the entertainment and/or project) and the venue provides use of the space, set-up/clean-up and staff assistance during the party. Other party packages also available, and add-ons include piñata, face painting, arts and crafts project, cupcakes, entertainer, party favors, custom invitations.

4309 48th Ave
929-328-0757
Online: sunnysideplays.com

photo: Joann J. via Yelp

Woodside

Sabrina’s Play Studio
This cute and cozy party venue, located in the heart of Woodside, is best for kids 5 and under. One side of the space is for toddler with soft toys, blocks, books, and swings, and the other side–which has a climbing maze, bounce house, dress up clothes, scooter to ride and more, will attract older kids. It’s like a big rec room, the toys are always rotating, so there is always something new and exciting to play with, and when it comes to parties, they’ll personalize it with any theme you want and you can even order a cake right from them. Just ask. Parties are usually held on weekends, you get the whole place to yourself, and they’ll provide a party host/hostess. Twenty children max for a party at this venue; add-ons include crafts, balloon arch, fruit platter, face painting. Sabrina’s offers four different packages and each party is 2.5 hours and private.

52-07 Queens Blvd
Woodside
(929) 522 – 0104
Online: sabrinasplaystudio.com

Woodhaven

Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village
It’s really hard to resist an old fashioned carousel, and thankfully, the Forest Park one does not disappoint. This official NYC Landmark, which was hand-crafted by acclaimed master artist Daniel Carl Muller, is a real joy to ride. For 2 hours in your private Party Area with an awesome Party Host, you also get 12 Unlimited Ride Wristbands for up to 12 participants, Game tickets, and Goody bags. Other on-site rides include The Woodhaven Express train and Frog Hopper. This carousel is best for kids age 2+. Must be must be 42” tall to ride alone. Children under 42” tall may ride with an adult capable of ensuring the child’s compliance with all safety rules. Add-ons include extra time, extra guests, and face painting/balloon animals. Note: the carousel closes in inclement weather, so be sure to check the Carousel’s Facebook page for updates and closures.

Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive
No phone: Must email to connect about parties

photo: via Kids Fun House Facebook page 

Ridgewood

Kids Fun House
This indoor play arena and arcade offers Open Play and weekly classes for children. But they also offer 3 different party packages. Package 1 includes: 3 hours for the party (1.5 hrs private decorated room & 1.5 hrs general play area), an enthusiastic host, disco room for music and dancing, and pizza and juice. Package 2 includes what the signature package, #1, offers, as well as Goody bags, Pinata, Face painting, and adult buffet and the 3rd package has all that plus 15 game tokens per child. There are slides, tons of arcade games, mazes, prizes, and more at this all-inclusive venue of joy.

6273 Fresh Pond Road
Ridegwood
718-418-5437
Online: kidsfunhouse.com

 

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