Celebrating a child’s birthday should be exciting and memorable, but planning birthday parties can get a little overwhelming. To help, we’ve created this guide so you can plan the best party for your child’s personality. Check out our picks for the best local party places for active kids, outdoor explorer, gamers, creatives, and little chefs! No matter your child’s interests, there’s party option here for them.

Hunterdon County YMCA

Parties at the Hunterdon County YMCA offer a Splashin’ Bash option. This indoor pool party is exclusively held after-hours on Saturdays. Guests will have a 15 min swim testing, 1 hr pool celebration, 15 min changing time and 30 min party room. There are 3-4 lifeguards included. Prices start at $469 ($375 for members). Check out the website for more information.

114 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

Nex Level Arena

With obstacles based on the show American Ninja Warrior, Nex Level Arena is a great place to plan a party of your active child! Party themes such as Nerf Wars or Ninja Warrior can be perfect for a child that likes to jump around. Included in the party package is 60 minutes of party activity, 30 minutes in party area for 3 pizzas, drinks, and cake! Paper goods and 2 awesome party captains are also included. Parties start at $525 up to 15 guests. Options for additional time are also available. Learn more at the website.

426 Case Boulevard, Flemington, NJ 08822

Bounce City

This bouncing party option gives kids 75 minutes of free play time on inflatables, then party time in a semi-private room for a half hour of food and cake! Packages start at $450 for 15 guests. This includes 2 cheese pizzas, drinks, a party host, and paper products/utensils. Visit the website or email info@bouncecitynj.com for more information.

176 Route 202, Ringoes, NJ 08551

Photo Credit: Bounce City

Shields Gymnastics

Shields Gymnastics offers an active party your kids will love! Start off with an hour of gymnastics, custom organized for the group’s age and skill level. Afterwards, guests can sit down and enjoy a half hour in the party area. Packages, which start at $275 for up to 10 children, include gymnastics instruction, tables, chairs and refrigerator access. Parents provide decorations, invitations, and refreshments. Learn more on the website or call 908-782-1777 for more information.

17 Minneakoning Road, Flemington, NJ 08822

Gymnastics Unlimited

Gymnastics Unlimited offers customized parties that include includes one hour of activities, plus 30 minutes for refreshments in the party space. You can choose a theme that focuses on gymnastics, ninja, or just the indoor playground, which has a bounce house, rock wall, foam pit, trampolines, and more! Guests will have exclusive use of the gym equipment for the duration of the party and safety-certified instructors to keep the party safe and fun! Parties start at $295 for up to 10 kids (including the birthday child). Check out the website for more details or email info@gu-nj.com for availability.

2 Lilac Dr, Flemington, NJ 08822

Bouncin’ Blast

Are you hosting a party at home? Rent a bounce house for some at-home fun! Bouncin’ Blast has a whole catalog of bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses for you to choose from. Check out the website for more information.

Public Parks

Public parks are a great way to celebrate outdoors! If you’d like to organize a scavenger hunt, team games, or even a hike for your child’s birthday, renting a pavilion at a local park is an affordable way have the space you need for your group. Sit down and enjoy some food and cake. Each park has a variety of options! Take a look at this website for ideas on the park amenities in your area. Here are some of our suggestions:

W Maple Avenue, Langhorne
Core Creek
901 Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne
Tohickon Valley
158-164 Cafferty Road, Pipersville
Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing
963 River Road, Upper Black Eddy
Silver Lake
1306 Bath Road, Bristol
Peace Valley
230 Creek Road, Doylestown
Lake Towhee
800 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown
Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd, Newtown
Ringing Rocks
1750 Highview Lane, Upper Black Eddy

Paint Party Farm

Get creative with the Paint Party Farm! Each paint party is led by an instructor who will help create the selected painting that your party has chosen. Birthday parties include 2 hours of painting with additional time for breaks, snacks, cupcakes, and presents. Canvas, wood, slates, paint, brushes, easels, and aprons are all supplied, as well as paper products and utensils. Food packages are also provided. Each party also includes a half hour farm tour. Parents and guests are welcome to feed, brush, pet, and hold the animals. The farm has cows, goats, geese, chickens, roosters and guinea hens. Register on the calendar page of the website to get started on your party!

24 Rosemont Ringoes Road, Ringoes, NJ 08551

Hammer & Stain

Come celebrate your child’s birthday at Hammer & Stain! Your child will get to be creative and you won’t have to deal with the mess! Party packages include up to 2 hours of Studio creativity, a guided instruction, and all of the materials. You may bring in your own cake, snacks, and drinks. Each guest will leave with a beautiful, fun, whimsical piece and Hammer & Stain handles all of the clean up so you can enjoy the party. Take a look at the website for more details.

48 Main Street Flemington, NJ 08822

Chirp Workshop

There’s so much to do at Chirp Workshop! Kids can paint a birdhouse, brew a witchy potion, or stuff a plushie. Each 1.5 hour activity gives your child and their friends the chance to be creative and have fun. Party packages include all materials for the craft, an instructor, 2 pizzas, drinks, paper products, and more. Check the website for more details on the different party packages.

160 Main St, Flemington, NJ 08822

Photo credit: Chirp Workshop

Frenchtown Roller Rink

Since 1960, this rink has been fun for all ages! Plan a private party for your child and their friends starting at $349 for 2 hours. You can bring your own food and drinks or keep the snack bar open for purchasing food and drinks. Visit the website for more information.

2998 Daniel Bray Highway, Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Breakaway Entertainment

With a collection of pool tables and an array of arcade games, Breakaway Entertainment in Flemington can provide a relaxed birthday experience. This options if great for  older kids and teens. The family-run center offers custom birthday packages. Visit the website for more information.

17 Minneakoning Road, Suite G, Flemington, NJ 08822

Chocolate in the Oven

For the baker in your life, this party option is perfect! Choose to make cupcakes, cake pops, or cookie decorating. Party packages start at $375 for up to 10 guests and include materials, pizza, a themed cake, drinks, paper products, and balloons. Visit the website for more info.

53 Bridge Street, Milford, NJ

Need more ideas to celebrate your child’s birthday? Head on over to our Hunterdon Happening List to find more local businesses to help with your child’s birthday party!

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