So, you have a special celebration coming up for your young miss or mister? Don’t know where to start? All you need is a great theme, some venues to consider, age appropriate activities and you’ll be off planning in no time. Here are some NJ Kids birthday party venues to help get you on the right track. We’ve rounded up cool party places that are ready to help you plan some fun. Also, if you are looking for a semi-private party or a private party room, we've noted those in our list.

These parties cater to Pre-Schoolers and up: 

Energy Sensory and Play offers an interactive pretend play venue of 2000 sq ft, featuring a large climbing structure (20’ x 12’ x 13), and dramatic play with a nature escape theme, animal hospital theme and an ice cream truck. Plus there’s a party room, sensory/therapy room and an organic cafe. They offer private parties for 1 ½ hours or up to 3 hours and can include as many as 25 children. Their standard parties include up to 12 children and you get 1 dedicated party host to set up in their party room. Parties include 1 hour of open play and 30 minutes to enjoy food and dessert. Organic smoothies for everyone plus healthy food options as ALL FOOD IS 100% ORGANIC! Opened this past Fall 2023, take advantage of promotions on birthday parties and memberships! Morris County. 


Five Star Swim School’s Pool Party offers an unforgettable swim party! Best is that the facility will be private for your child and their guests, with access to an entire indoor saltwater pool heated to 90 degrees. 2 hour swim parties are up to 20 kids (with a max of 25 kids for additional fee). With a one hour swim time, children play with inflatable toys, organized by aquatics staff and a lifeguard. No worries, the staff begins with a swim test and fits everyone with a lifejacket. Parties are held rain or shine, so there’s never any worry about the weather. Food is included with their party package and their staff will cater to all your party needs! Many locations throughout NJ including Cherry Hill, New Brunswick, East Hanover, Eatontown, Edison, Princeton, Galloway, and Deptford.

Parteaz provides a private party space and over 12 party themes to choose from. It’s a perfect party venue for Tea Parties, Spa Parties, Princess Parties, Superheroes, Mommy & Me.  Elegant and gorgeous, your guests will enjoy a 2000 square ft. party space filled with activity rooms, an “formal” dining room and a coffee/ tea station for adults. Designed and decorated to make your child's Birthday truly a magical occasion. Parties available for both girls and boys with our specialty being tea parties. Children ages 3-12 will enjoy lots of fun activities, crafts, games, dancing and more! They will customize a party for you as well.  East Hanover in Morris County location. 


Mom N Tot Spot is the newest venue just opened in Englewood. This indoor play space is a vibrant and interactive environment for toddlers and young children. Inside, you'll find a dedicated toddler gym where little ones can explore and develop motor skills with endless fun learning opportunities. They’re a go-to destination for birthday celebrations, offering several exciting party packages for babies and toddlers. Bergen County.


IMAGINE THAT!!!® Children's Discovery Environment specializes in children's birthday parties. It’s a gigantic interactive museum, offering a safe play space for kids to wander and explore. Their learn through play concept will encourage kids to touch, discover and learn within a 16,000 square foot hands-on museum featuring 35 unique exhibits. They boast several private party rooms for your enjoyment, and you can even rent the entire space for you & your guests! Their one year old birthday parties are a family favorite. Princesses & Characters are available for your child's birthday bash. Ask about various party packages. Located in Florham Park in Morris County. 


My Gym Gymnastics Party are great for active little ones and your child is the Star! Each party is a perfectly planned celebration created especially for your child. They have amazing party specialists who will make your party uniquel. Parties feature nonstop, action-packed activities, games, puppets, songs, and more! There are many themes and packages to choose from. Locations in Westfield, Berkeley Heights and Glen Rock.

R-Child STEM Center has 3 different Discovery Zones introducing educational play and offers STEAM birthday parties. The Discovery Center is a cutting-edge STEAM playspace for kids as young as infants all the way to 14 years. They offer semi-private and private parties where you can have the entire Discovery Center facility dedicated to your party. Packages are fully customizable. Located in Bergen County.


Parties For Slightly Older Kids - 5 years and up:

Monster Mini Golf Glow Party with Monsters, Music, Arcade Games, Laser Maze and Virtual Reality makes this party venue like no other. It’s a Family Entertainment Center, Monster Style. It’s the coolest, indoor, glow in the dark, mini golf course on the planet, offering 18 holes of Mini Golf, surrounded by creatively designed, fun for all ages, animated monsters. Retro hit music pours out of their own radio station, immersing the golfers in a full sensory experience. Monster Mini Golf features very posh private party rooms, perfect for any celebration. It's climate controlled and frightfully fun for all ages! Locations in Fairfield, Paramus and Edison.

Party Like a Big Kahuna! At this waterpark adventure, guests will enjoy over 70,000 square feet of indoor water park attractions under a state of the art retractable roof. Guests visiting Memorial Day through Labor Day will also have access to the outdoor water park, including wave pool, leisure pool, cabanas, and Shipwrecked Tiki Bar. Attractions include A Water Park, With Wave Pool, Leisure Pool, Cabanas, And Shipwrecked Tiki Bar. Enjoy 60,000 Sq. Ft. of Indoor Water Park Fun Under A State-of-The-Art Retractable Roof. Full Service Café. Indoor Surfing. Special Safety Measures. Indoor Arcade and Gaming. Ask about their party packages. West Berlin in Camden County.


Bricks 4 Kids Creativity Center brings a unique experience involving bricks and building. If you’re looking for something different than the old run of the mill birthday party, this STEM party will get kids of all ages designing and building structures out of LEGO® Bricks. Yes, they will be exploring engineering, architecture and physics, developing problem solving skills along the way. Kids can be as young as Preschool, but their programs start at 5 years to 13 years. Choose from the Deluxe and Premium Packages for a Bricktastic Birthday Party. Located inside Livingston Mall first floor.  Livingston in Essex County.

Kids FunTime hosts private birthday parties for Kids 12 & under. Kids can enjoy 2,000 square feet of party fun, and paint in the Messy Paint Room where kids get busy creating a masterpiece; play in the Sand Art Corner, where children make their own sand art keepsake to bring home; come up with the latest hair style in the So Chic Hair Salon, a unique almost real salon with colorful hair the kids can style; or dance on the large dance floor with karaoke, glow in the dark, interactive games and more!  Totowa in Passaic County. 

Puppy Party brings to the party to you! If you want a party with the cutest puppies, consider Puppy Party. Everyone will “oooh” and “aaah” at their playful puppies. It’s wonderful having an interactive party with puppies at your special event. Anyone can spend some time playing with the puppies, from school events to private birthdays, and they provide clean up and transportation services. What’s included: cuddle events, puppy races, name time with puppies and breeds, toy time, puppy dress-up with photo op, selfies, bonding.  Available puppy breeds change daily so check the website for what is possible. Their puppies are adoptable. (

Palisades Climb has climbing parties for both young and old. It’s the Tallest Indoor Ropes Challenge Course standing 85 feet tall with 5 levels of ropes activities and 75 different challenge elements to climb, conquer and explore. Ask for the Sky Trail Adventure party package for kids over 42 inches tall. There’s also a smaller ropes course for the little ones. The Sky Tykes Adventure is for toddlers under 48 inches. With their party packages, you’ll get a private, decorated birthday room plus more. Located inside Palisades Center Mall on the fourth level. Palisades, NY.


Entertainer ideas who can come to you if you've decided to put together a party at home yourself, 

Jack “HoopWizard” Ryan will entertain your child and his/her friends with a 45 minute interactive comedy basketball show.  Your birthday boy/girl will be the star of the day.  And you can be sure that your friends and family will enjoy the show just as much as the kids!

Team Makers Birthday Parties bring an exciting and interactive birthday party to you. At these parties, your party guests will engage, have fun, learn about one another and leave with a Loot Locker or Puzzle Pal game. Team Makers suite of party games and activities are fun, interactive and educational at the same time. All games are hands-on and kids work together to find clues. They may be building a giant 3-D cube and then balancing it in a bucket, or engaging in a lock and key game. Kids are challenged to work as a team, and problem-solve for the prize. Plus there’s no mess and nothing to clean up.  

Maybe you don’t want to plan something big, but just want to bring your group somewhere with entertainment, exhibits and activities. Perhaps you’re looking for some family fun attractions and day trips?  Or you are thinking about a getaway with the family?  Check out our day trip getaway ideas