When it comes time to plan your child’s birthday party, there are a lot of options. Do you want to have the party at your house or another location? If you dread the idea of having the party at your house because of all the cleaning involved, (both before and after) consider hosting the party at an off site location. Gainesville offers more than 25 locations where your child can have a great party with no clean up! Below are some popular and some unique ideas to make your child’s party the best one yet.
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Unique Party Places – Treat your birthday child to a special birthday party by hosting it at an unique and memorable location. The Little Shop offers 16 different themed birthday party ideas including “Superhero”,”Scavenger hunt”, “American Girl” and more! Salon 119 offers Princess parties where little girls can get fancy hairdos and pretty painted nails. Treat the kids to a sporting event at UF which includes special birthday party zone seating, a tshirt, a camera and a visit from Albert or Alberta. Take the kids out to the movies at Regal Cinemas and get a special party room and private screening of a favorite new release. Feed the horses at Mill Creek Farm. Plus, take a tour of the farm and go on a tractor ride.
Fun Play Parties – If you’re just looking for a fun place for the kids to run around and play for the birthday party, you’re in luck. Skate Station, Sun Country, YMCA, Panda-Moni-Yum and O2BKids all offer parties (some with specific themes) that allow the kids to be active and play as part of the party’s activities.
Make it and Take it Parties – If your child loves to make arts and crafts projects, consider a party at a local store where your child and his or her friends can make their own artwork. Michaels, Bead All About It, Gifts of Avalon, and Do Art, all offer unique and fun parties where kids can make anything from their own pottery creation to beaded necklaces to art work. Hobby Town and Build-a-Bear both offer parties allowing kids to choose a stuffed animal and help stuff it and dress it too.
Educational Parties – Does your child like to explore? Consider a party at the Florida Museum of Natural History, Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo or the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, where kids can learn about animals, nature or space while having fun at the same time.
Sports Parties – Build a party around learning or playing a sport! Okito America and Star Martial Arts both offer martial arts parties. Easton Newberry Sports Complex offers archery parties. Gainesville Rock Gym offers rock climbing parties and Alley Katz, Alley Gatorz and Splitz all offer bowling parties.
Restaurant Parties – Have someone else make the food and clean it up! McDonalds, Burger King, Chick-Fil-A and Gator’s Dockside all sponsor kids birthday parties.
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