Love them or hate them, party favors are still an essential part of most children’s birthday celebrations. Personally this is one of my favorite parts of party planning—I love coming up with unique ways to tie in the festivity’s theme. Read on for ten creative ideas that help you to think outside the (goody) bag. And for more great ideas, visit our NJ Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas Guide. From face painters to party facilities, we’ve got the scoop on everything you need to plan the perfect celebration!
Looking for a unique activity to celebrate an upcoming birthday party or other special event? Face painting is a fabulous way to entertain kids and create lasting memories. New Jersey is home to many wonderful artists offering face painting, balloon art and other services—read on for our top ten picks below. And for additional birthday party entertainers and services, visit Mommy Poppins NJ’s Birthday Party Guide.
I've never been much of a clown lover--but then I'd never met a cool, laid-back clown with a gift for glorious and crazy air-filled creations. Meet Archie Cobblepot, professional clown, balloon artist and self-proclaimed nincompoop. I hired Archie as part of a whole slate of activities for my 7-year old son's birthday party, and needn't have bothered with anything else--Archie and his balloons were the star of the show, for both the kids and their impressed parents. And for more ideas for fab bashes, check out our Mommy Poppins NJ Birthday Party Ideas Guide.
Even though my daughter's birthday is in December; I'm already thinking about her next birthday party! Thankfully, the New Jersey Kids' Party Ideas Guide is here to help me nail down the perfect venue for my princess. And speaking of princesses...does your daughter enjoy dressing up in beautiful costumes and dream of being a princess? If so, chances are she’d love a dress-up princess party for her next birthday.
Whether it's a night at the museum, or just an afternoon, New Jersey venues can host one heck of a birthday party. Science lovers, train lovers, art fans and bug-crazed girls and boys, here's a look at many of NJ's excellent museums and the various packages they offer for your celebratory shindigs. And for even more ideas, check out our stellar New Jersey Kids' Birthday Party Ideas Guide!
Well, Mommy Poppins has given you the skinny on birthday parties from ice cream bashes to museum shindigs and now we're chatting about at-home fun, beginning with yesterday's party vendors that come to you. And many moons ago, before I decided that having a party at a bowling alley was the easiest birthday party known to man, I used to throw really fun, theme-y birthday parties for my kids at home and I'll let you in on a few things I learned.
It's time to PARTY, New Jersey. Here is a round-up of some of our favorite place to fest it up in the Garden State. Whether it's cooking, dancing, laser tag-ing, water park-ing, or chocolate-ing, we've got the best of the best for your best girls and boys. And if you're looking for more specifc ideas--a 1st birthday, perhaps, or a tea party for the little ladies, or even a party that's all about the ice cream--check out the Mommy Poppins NJ Party Ideas Guide.
Sometimes it's hard to plan parties for our winter babies. I actually had a party in December at my house (GASP!). It was successful but what was I thinking having sugar-crazed 7-year olds in my home the week before Christmas?! It's February and I'm still finding candy canes in the couch and glitter in places no one wants to find glitter. Needless to say, I'm already thinking about how to avoid that experience next year, so here are 5 awesome, off-the-beaten-path winter birthday venues. For more great, year-round party options, visit our NJ Kids' Birthday Party Ideas Guide.
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