Party Places in Philly & the 'Burbs
Oasis Nails & Day Spa, Perkasie
Kids relax in luxury with the Little Girl Glam Spa Party that includes a mani/pedi for everyone.
Sweet and Sassy, Exton, Collegeville & N. Wales
At the Ultimate Spa Party, girls 4-13 don colorful robes, make Create-Your-Own Spa Lotion and get glittery makeovers, party updos, mini-pedis and -facials, hand treatments and nail polish. Add on a hot-pink limo ride for an extra dose of glam.
La Cucina at the Market, Phila.
Whether you’ve got a super-foodie or a picky eater, design a palate-pleasing party with hands-on cooking alongside an experienced instructor, a sit-down meal of what they’ve just made and a kid-friendly snack-and-juice bar.
Lore’s Chocolates, Phila.
Kids 6 & older are sure to have a sweet time as they become “Junior Chocolatiers,” learning to mold chocolates and use a production line. Bonus: They’ll get to take the treats home! (pictured)
Newtown Athletic Club, Newtown
Whip up a batch of fun by pizza-flipping, cookie-making and cake-decorating during a Cooking Party. Once the food’s in the oven, kids will get artsy and decorate their own aprons.
Fort Mifflin, Phila.
Young scallywags join a swashbuckling guide to explore this Revolutionary War fortress, practicing pirate-speak and manning the deck for an explosive Pirate Party finish: cannon fire.
Independence Seaport Museum, Phila.
Take to the high seas (aka the Delaware River) during a Pirate Party where kids step aboard the historic ships Olympia and Becuna and scavenge for pirate booty. Add on a visit from a real pirate or a rowing adventure for more seaworthy fun. (pictured)
Bach to Rock, Wayne
Jam with a band during the Rock Party (ages 7+); perfect a vocal performance during the Karaoke Party (ages 6+); and create mashups during the DJ party (ages 10+). Instruments, equipment and take-home CDs provided.
Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms, Media
During the Classic Makin’ Music Party, kids join in songs and finger plays with props, drums and ribbons. The Rock Star Party lets kids tour a real recording studio, play and sing on a professional sound system. (pictured)
Academy of Natural Sciences, Phila.
Themed parties focus on dinosaur, bug, butterfly or animal exhibits. Opt for more interactive fun with add-ons like a live animal appearance or a paleo talk with a dino expert.
Franklin Institute, Phila.
Explore space, illusions and “grossology” with parties that include a movie in the Tuttleman IMAX, Franklin 3D Theater or Fels Planetarium, scavenger hunt and activities like DIY Alka-Seltzer rockets. (pictured)
Fans of the creepy-crawly go on a custom tour and have their buggiest questions answered as they get up-close with the resident insects. Crafts and grab bags available.
Aloha Style on the Main Line, Narberth
Did someone say luau? Kids get leis and flower hair clips as they do the limbo and learn the basic steps of hula and Tahitian dancing. Customize the basic party package, which includes games, crafts and Hawaiian Punch. (pictured)
First Position Dance Arts, Ardmore
Feel the beat during hip-hop, ballet, jazz, funk and tap parties or groove at princess-, pirate- and rock star–themed parties, hosted by pro instructors.
Movements in Motion Dance Studio, Havertown
Kids boogie alongside favorite characters like Elmo, Minnie Mouse, the Frozen crew, Dora the Explorer and Tinker Bell. The birthday bopper can choose an extra activity: face painting, manicures, makeup, mini-spa, crafts, piñata or sand art.
AmeriKick Martial Arts, Langhorne
Junior senseis get a little extra training during the Standard Party, complete with martial arts lessons, games, relays and obstacle courses. The Gold Party gives guests a T-shirt, karate belt, headband and goodie bag. (pictured)
East Coast Karate, Glen Mills & Newtown Square
Boards will be broken! Round up mini martial artists for demos, games and lessons from Tang Soo Do Karate masters. Book the studio or have instructors come to your home.
Gary Quillen’s Moo Sa Black Belt Academy, Aston
Your karate kid will feel like a pro when he steps to the front of the class and serves as honorary assistant instructor for martial arts demos and lessons. Another highlight comes when the birthday kid cuts the cake with an authentic samurai sword.
Club La Maison, Wayne
Let everyone enjoy a relaxing party environment during the Tea and Craft Party. With each party individualized for the birthday kid, all guests are encouraged to come in fanciful dress-up, sip from lemonade-filled teacups and take part in a craft project like flower arranging.
Jessica’s Tea Room, Northampton
Kids play dress-up in their choice of old hats, necklaces and gloves, then dig into finger sandwiches (PB&J, ham and cheese), corn dogs, chicken fingers, pizza, grilled cheese, dessert and drinks like Tutti Fruiti tea, Bubble Gum Tea, lemonade or hot chocolate for a traditional teatime with a kid-friendly twist.
Philadelphia Studio Ballet, Ardmore
Little ballerinas sip tea, dress up in storybook-themed costumes and enjoy ballet performances by professional student dancers before trying the moves themselves. (pictured)
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