Every year for our daughter’s birthday, I strive to come up with a party that is unique yet affordable. We go to so many parties it's difficult to find something that hasn’t already been done, but it seems that the days of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey in your living room are officially gone. Today’s parties are action-packed, craft-oriented, and even educational! For fun party ideas throughout New Jersey, check out the NJ Kids' Birthday Party Ideas Guide. Here are some great ones in and around Somerset County.
Spring is almost here! Hard to believe, right? But yes, it’s time to get out of the house and breathe in some fresh air. What better way to kick off spring than visiting a farm with real live baby animals. Your children can crack corn, collect eggs, see baby pigs, goats and sheep and even see how cheese and bread are made. Here some of our favorite farms with baby animals in NJ. If you are looking for more fun for your kids, check out our March GO List.
Send your little equestrian to horse camp this summer….even if he or she is just a wannabe equestrian and totally new to riding! Lots of New Jersey barns offer camps that not only teach riding skills, but horse grooming, tacking up and equipment care. Many of the horse camps also offer other traditional summer camp activities, such as swimming and arts/crafts, but if the sound of neighing is music to your ears, these are the camps for you! And to find out all the day camp options in NJ, check out our New Jersey Summer Day Camp Guide.
It hasn't snowed yet, but ski resorts in New Jersey and vicinity are up and running! With a reservation for ski school in hand, NJ kids can begin to develop a lifelong love of skiing and snowboarding and possibly even cold weather. Here is an exciting selection of quality ski schools in the New Jersey area and some safety tips for skiing and snowboarding from respected professionals so you can load up the SUV and head out to the slopes with confidence!
Looking for a fun activity for a cold winter day? New Jersey has a variety of studios that offer make-and-take crafts for your little Picasso. Some are even drop-in spots, so spontaneous potters, glassmakers, and jewelers, take notice! However, patience is required as most art is not ‘taken” the day it’s made and pick up times vary according to studio. Remember, the best parts of make-and-take---no mess at home and a beautiful one-of-a-kind artifact made by your one-of-a-kind kid.
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