If your birthday boy’s or girl’s guest list includes a bunch of movers and shakers, consider hosting their next shindig at one of the district’s cool bounce house venues (yes, they exist!). There, they can—literally—bounce off the walls. Buh-bye, Cabin Fever! Scroll through to see some of our favorite spots that feature all-inclusive packages for a stress-free birthday party.
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Party packages are all-inclusive and start at $329 and you can book the party online. Parties include bouncing, food (no offsite food allowed) and drink, cupcakes and necessary utensils. Jumping Joey’s is a nut-free facility.
Insider secret: Forgot your cup-of-joe (cause you’ll surely need it)? No worries! This bustling spot comes with a mini cafe on premises.
1425 N. Quincy St. (Arlington, Va)
Pump It Up
Kids can bounce on the giant inflatables and then decamp to the brightly colored party rooms for food and cake. Available themes include glow parties, pirate quest and superhero training. Weekend packages start at $355.
Insider secret: If you and the kids want to refuel after bouncing at the Elkridge location, head up Route 1 for some great Chinese food and bubble tea at Chopstixx.
Md Locations: Lanham, Silver Spring, Waldorf, Elkridge
Va: Manassas and Loudon County
Sport Bounce of Loudon
Parties are one hour and 45 minutes long, and include invitations, a dedicated party assistant, an hour in the mega moonbounce area, and juicebox and party utensils. Weekend parties start at $340.
Insider secret: There is more here to keep the kids amused than inflatables. There is a rock climbing wall perfect for younger kids, a small car that goes around on a track and an indoor activity area including bouncy balls, fun house mirrors and hula hoops.
44710 Cape Ct. (Ashburn, Va)
Kids Choice Sports Center
Kids won’t have a hard time filling this one and a half hour-long shindig. In addition to bouncing, the party comes with a fun party host, use of the party room for games and hanging out, pizza and drinks, decorations and utensils. Packages start at $300.
Insider secret: This bounce house center is right down 95 from the Potomac Mills outlet mall. You can make a day out of bouncing for them and scoring great shopping deals for you.
1300 Sport and Health Dr. (Woodbridge, Va)
Party packages here include dedicated party pros, giant inflatables and private party and bounce rooms. You can customize your package and add on theme options plus different kinds of party food. Weekend parties start at $349 (for one hour and 45 minutes of fun).
Insider secret: Older kids might enjoy the “Cosmic Bounce” option here, complete with black lights and glow sticks.
Locations in Rockville and Clarksburg, Md
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