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Browse the listings below to find the perfect venue for your party and top party and special event entertainers in New Jersey. These skilled professionals offer years of experience, flexible party packages and are committed to making your celebration a tremendous success and hassle-free.

Local recreation departments may have facilities and/or play equipment available for parties for a nominal fee. Contact your recreation office for information.

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All-Aboard Pony Parties at Seaton Hackney Stables
440 South St., Morristown, 973-644-3355
       Celebrate those special occasions in your child's life at Seaton Hackney Stables. You supply the kids and the cake and they supply the ponies, attendants, petting animals, pizza, drinks and pizzazz. Save 10% on anything with discount coupon on page 65 of the print Kids Guide or print from the coupon page online.

Branchburg Sports Complex
47 Readington Rd., Branchburg, NJ 08876, 908-203-1600
Email info@branchburgsports.com
      Our birthday party offerings range from sports-themed field parties to our unique, interactive laser tag experience. At BSC, we want you and your party guests to enjoy the day while we take care of everything! Your guests will enjoy an exciting, safe and clean party environment-- you'll be able to celebrate with your child while we do all the work and you have all the fun.

Circus Place
6 Jill Court, Building 23 Unit 10, Hillsborough, 908-829-3784
    Unique birthday parties, daily classes, private lessons, workshops, day camps, class trips and summer camps.

Classic Thyme Cooking Party
710 South Ave. West, Westfield, 908-232-5445
    Our expanded party offerings are for kids as well as teens and adults. For kids ages 3 and older, our "Chef for a Day" and "Recipe for a Bear" are sure-fire favorites. NEW this year is our "Cooking with the Kids" where parents fully participate in the culinary fun with their children. For kids ages 8 and up, especially teens, consider our decadent "Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate," "Sweet Sixteen," and "Cook-Off Challenge" parties.

The Connection
79 Maple St., Summit, 908-273-4242
    Ages 2 and up choose birthday party themes: Gym Party, Pool Party, Cooking Party or Sports and Games.

Diggerland USA Construction Party
Off Cooper Rd. via Rt. 73, West Berlin, 856-768-1110
         Throw the construction-loving kid in your life the best party yet at America's ONLY construction theme park where he or she can drive, ride and operate real, life-sized construction equipment with their friends!

The Fountain of Youth Kids Spa Parties & More
438 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-464-6414
Email: antoninamemoli@optimum.net
    Have your birthday girl be princess for the day! Two-and-a-half hour spa party includes robes, headbands and slippers; non-alcoholic spa cocktail; music; magazines; mask; cucumbers on eyes treatment; "give your own facial" lesson, cleanse, mask, moisturizer; nail polish; take-home slippers craft. We can also customize a party to your liking. Parents supply cake, pizza additional. Discounted gift certificate for the mom's next facial, and free spa t-shirt for the birthday girl. Call today to receive 50% off on your first organic facial.

iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd., Feehold, NJ 07728, 732-577-8200
    iPlay America is New Jersey's largest indoor amusement park where it's always free to enter. Enjoy two-level laser tag, go-karts, indoor boardwalk, 4D movie theater, indoor ropes course, rides, arcade with over 250 games.

Just Bead Yourself
113 Central Ave., Westfield, 908-232-3411
    A walk-in workshop for kids and adults to create their own jewelry. Specializing in "Shopkins Tea Parties" and "Afternoon Tea" jewelry parties. Also "Massage & Chocolate Fondue Ladies Night Outs."

Lakewood BlueClaws Birthday Bash
FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, 732-901-7000
    Birthday Bash at the ball park includes reserve seats, pizza, ice cream, Kids Zone tickets, logo baseballs for everyone, an autographed baseball for birthday child, name on scoreboard and on-field celebration with Buster.

Liberty Hall Birthday Party
1003 Morris Ave., Union, 908-527-0400
    Choose from a Victorian Tea Birthday Party or Firefighter Birthday Party at historic Liberty Hall or at the Firehouse Museum. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Madison Area YMCA Family Center
111 Kings Rd., Madison, 973-822-YMCA
    Rooms available for birthday parties, as well as staff available to lead party activities in the pool, gym, gymnastic center, dance and arts and crafts.

The Messy Artist
356 Rt. 10 West, East Hanover, 973-378-2425
    Be your own party designer! Select 3-4 projects from a list of over 10. Party activities range from lively sensory exploration to creating a keepsake project the children can take home. We offer enough amazing options to make each party unique. All activities are age appropriate and open ended enough for all your younger and older party guests.

Meyer’s Dolls Toys Hobbies
35 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston, 973-740-9400
    Celebrating our 104th year in business! Have a spectacular unique Thomas Train or Barbie Doll Spa Party in a fun, safe, clean party space for up to 30 kids all at a very reasonable price. Huge selection of party favors, games and toys too! Custom Thomas and Lionel Train Tables designed and built. For more information, visit Meyer's Dolls Toys Hobbies online.

Montclair Art Museum Art Party
3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair, 973-746-5555 x259
    2-hr. arts and crafts party.

Morris County Park Commission Party
973-326-7600 • www.morrisparks.net
    From ice skating to a beach swim party or outdoor hikes, complete party packages are available through the Morris County Park Commission.

My Gym Children's Fitness Center
522 Broad St., Glen Rock, 201-444-4644
1330 Springfield Ave., New Providence, 908-665-2122
1100 South Ave. W., Westfield, 908-317-0888
                  235 Prospect Ave., West Orange, 973-731-2022
      Awesome new birthday party packages. Many themes to choose from. Your child is the star. Age appropriate games, relays, rides, songs. Special Birthday March and Space Flight ride. We set up, clean up and take care of it all.

Nature Party-Essex County
Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland,
973-228-8776
    Celebrate your next birthday with a nature theme. Call for party packages.

Nature Party-Hunterdon County
Hunterdon County Parks, Mountain Farm or Echo Hill, 908-782-1158
    2-hr. birthday party hosted by a park naturalist includes room rental, one hour nature hike, half hour of crafts or field games, and gift for the birthday child.

Nature Party-New Jersey Audubon Party
Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Rd. Bernardsville,
908-766-5787 x23
    Nature-themed celebration includes party space and lesson with naturalist.

Nature Party-Reeves Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave., Summit, 908-273-8787 x15
    Nature-themed parties for ages 4 and up.

Nature Party-Somerset County
Somerset County Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-766-2489
    2-hr. party for ages 5-10 includes naturalist program, setup, cleanup, decorations, dishes, invitations and favors.

Nature Party-Trailside Science Center
452 New Providence Rd., Mountainside, 908-789-3670
    Choose from a variety of nature programs. Indoor party room or covered outdoor picnic area available.

New Jersey Dance Center
3 Sheila Dr., Tinton Falls, NJ 07724, 732-842-1000
        Contact us today about our dance parties and aerial silks parties for birthdays and bachelorette parties!

New Jersey Fencing Alliance
50-58 Burnett Ave., Maplewood, 973-762-6363
       NJFA invites you to experience its 17,000 sq. ft. climate controlled, state-of-the-art fencing club and exciting birthday party packages.

New Jersey Rock Gym
373D Rt. 46 West, Fairfield, 973-439-9860
    Mon.-Fri. 12-10:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 10-8pm. Friendly environment providing indoor rock climbing for birthday parties and groups. More information online.

The Other Tales – Escape Rooms
245 Diamond Bridge Ave., Hawthorne, 973-963-4142
    Tues.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 11am-9pm.
The Other Tales – Escape Rooms offers real life mystery adventure games. The players become part of the story as they look for clues, solve puzzles and uncover the mystery. Movie-like sets, deep story, and unusual riddles are fun for kids and adults.

Palermo Show Stable Party
1555 Burnt Mills Rd., Bedminster, 908-719-7500, 210-860 5688 • 
Email: info@palermoshowstable.com
    We host birthday parties and scout troops.

Pony Party-Somerset County
Somerset County Lord Stirling Stable
256 South Maple Ave., Basking Ridge, 908-766-5955
    2-hr. party for ages 5-10. Pony-themed party favors, invitations, paper goods and souvenirs available for purchase.

Rizzo's Reptiles & Rizzo's Wildlife World
1 Gold Mine Rd., Flanders, 973-586-0444 or 201-230-2415
Email: info@rizzoswildlifeworld.com
    Either at your place or our new 4,700 square foot indoor wildlife center in Flanders (Roxbury), our programs are about laughing and learning. Our wildlife center features reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fish, birds, and insects too! We incorporate the adults and the children into our shows to make it fun for everyone. With our passion, excitement for nature, and the experience of a hands-on program we will have you talking about our animals for weeks. With a variety of programs we can accommodate any of your needs for birthday parties, day cares, schools, scouts, camps, and special events.

RVCC Theatre Party
Edward Nash Theatre, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg, 908-725-3420
    Party package includes invitations, tickets to a kids performance, birthday announced from the stage, use of party room, refreshments and gift for birthday child.

Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
535 N. Rt. 73, West Berlin, NJ, 856-767-7580
    Sahara Sam's is New Jersey's favorite indoor water park and offers unique birthday party packages that include private celebration rooms. The park has been celebrating birthdays with its guests since opening in 2009 and has been frequently named "The Best Place to Celebrate a Birthday Party" by various location publications.

Scotch Hills Miniature Golf Party
Jerusalem Rd., Scotch Plains, 908-232-9748
    Birthday parties at Scotch Hills' 18-hole miniature golf course.

Shimon & Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center
775 Talamini Rd., Bridgewater, 908-443-9028
Email: eligoldstein@ssbjcc.org
    The JCC offers a variety of great party options for children ages 3+ including swim (indoor or outdoor pool), dance, ­creative movement, Bricks for Kidz Legos, sports, GAGA, spa party, laser tag, magic, science, karaoke, game truck, yoga, dj dance party, movie, fashion show, and music. Party packages include two hours of party time, choice of activity, party helper, table cloths and paper goods. Food included. Parties vary in age from children 3 years old and up. Parties book up fast, so it is recommended to book two months in advance. The JCC is also available for Bar & Bat Mitzvah receptions, Sweet 16's, graduation parties and other life cycle events. Please contact Eli Goldstein or visit website for additional information.
Upcoming JCC Events
Jan 28
          The Big Meltdown.
Feb 1
          Designer Handbag Bingo.
Feb 21
          Camp Ruach Open House.
Feb 25
          Family Carnival.
Mar 18
          Mah Jongg Tournament.
Apr 22
          Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) Community Celebration.
Apr 28
          Beer Festival.
Apr 29
          5K Run & 1 Mile Family Walk.
Jun 4
          Golf & Tennis Tournament.
Jun 25
          Camp Ruach begins.

Somerset Patriots Party
1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater, 908-252-0700 x209
    Birthday party packages include box tickets, singing to the birthday child on the field, name displayed on scoreboard, t-shirt, signed baseball, group picture.

The Sports Academy
56 E. Willow St., Millburn, 973-912-9002
      Indoor sports birthday parties.

STRYXE
300 Main St., Madison, 973-377-8919
    Stryxe is a unique entertainment experience featuring bowling, a boardwalk-style arcade, billiards, shuffleboard, a full-service eatery and events. Stryxe is the perfect venue for celebrations of all types including birthdays, celebratory milestones, corporate outings and various other festivities.

Union Sports Arena
2441A Rt. 22 West, Union, 908-687-8610
    Union Sports Arena is Union County's "coolest" place for fun, featuring two year-round indoor ice skating rinks and an indoor soccer field. Our hockey, skating, soccer, football and baseball birthday parties are the best!

United Soccer Academy
US Sports Institute
12 Maiden Lane, Bound Brook, 732-563-2525.
         The experts in providing soccer parties for your child's birthday or choose a sports themed party and let us take care of everything. Host the party at your home or a suitable location (indoors or out). Alternatively let us take care of everything in our state-of-the-art indoor facility.

Watchung Arts Center Artistic Party
18 Stirling Rd., Watchung, 908-753-0190
    Projects based on storybook or cartoon characters, popular heroes, hobbies, or movies with activities designed for ages 3 and up.

Westfield Area YMCA
220 Clark St., Westfield, 908-301-YMCA (9622) x126
    Your event will be full-service, well-staffed and extraordinary! We deliver the best birthday parties, parties for kids with special needs, and organization events. Choose your favorite party activity—swim, gym, inflatables, climbing wall, Tae Kwon Do, dance and more.

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party decor

PaperTrailsNJ
We bring creativity to you!
201-675-0795
    Experience the fun of PaperTrailsNJ at your next party! We provide interactive papercrafting entertainment, workshops and party decor services. Featuring crafts such as THE REAL SELFIE, masks, puppets, paper sculpture, cards and more. We travel to you!

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party catering

Marcello's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
268 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-464-4222
    Party catering specialists, offering traditional Italian cuisine, pizza, hot and cold subs.

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party favors

Meyer's Dolls Toys Hobbies
35 E. Northfield Rd., Livingston, 973-740-9400
    Celebrating our 104th year in business! Have a spectacular unique Thomas Train or Barbie Doll Spa Party in a fun, safe, clean party space for up to 30 kids all at a very reasonable price. Huge selection of party favors, games and toys too! Custom Thomas and Lionel Train Tables designed and built. For more information, visit website.