Not only is watching movies under the stars a wonderful way for the family to bond, away from iPads and iPhones, but how cool is it to watch your fave flicks outdoors? Below is a list of parks in New Jersey that show outdoor movies all summer long. I cant wait to watch Frozen outdoors with my little gal! So BYOC--Bring Your Own Chairs--munchies, blankets, and savor the magic of the movies. And for more summer awesomeness, check out our New Jersey Kids Summer Activities Guide.
In oppressive heat, you may be yearning to bust open a fire hydrant, but before you do that – consider a water playground. Spice things up with your NJ kids this summer and check out some of these fun and fantastic water playgrounds in New Jersey. Note: These are Water Playgrounds or Splash Playgrounds, not Waterparks. For parks, visit our Best NJ Waterparks article! And for summertime fun of different varieties, check out our New Jersey Kids' Summer Activities Guide.
Ok, let’s admit it: Boat parties are awesome. They’re unique, they’re memorable, they’re different. Good to know: Most party boat rentals involve some type of fishing. Not all, but some. And some just tool around the Statue of Liberty, which is cool enough on its own. Note: If your child is interested in a boat party, it’s strongly advised to strap them into a life preserver. Most marinas have life vests for children, but it may be wise to invest in a floatation device for every child. Here are six NJ-based marinas that offer some boat-riding fun for the whole family. And for more party awesomeness, check out our NJ Kids' Birthday Party Ideas Guide.
New moms should always remember that they are not alone! There's always another mom nearby also looking for a specific parenting course, or just hoping to meet another mom as cool--and perhaps as frazzled!--as they are. New Jersey is home to a wonderful array of really specialized baby classes and meet-ups such as adventures in baby-wearing, stroller fitness and more. Below is a list of some extra-special baby classes that may pique your interest.
After a brutal winter, the warm weather is finally here! Let’s rejoice and get outside. Fairs and festivals are popping up all over the Garden State in places like Cape May, Toms River and dear old Hoboken. After you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and check out some fab brunches for Mother's Day, you really should get your NJ family to one of these fun-filled festivals in our wonderful state, because, you know... it's only fair.
There’s nothing like the comfort of your own home for a kids birthday party. That’s why so many parents choose to host their child’s birthday parties themselves. Think about it – you are in control, you aren’t sharing a space with a multitude of other parties and costs tend to be lower. Still, a little help can go a long way. Take a look at our list of kids birthday party services in New Jersey that will come to you. From full-service companies that handle every aspect of your birthday party to birthday party entertainers who make house calls – New Jersey, we’ve got you covered!
A number of northern NJ schools are closed for a long President’s weekend or the full President's Week, but do not fear! Just check out some of these great day camps and activities to keep your kids busy and you sane. And if you don't find what you're looking for here, check out our February GO List for activities this month, along with our post on Valentine's Day Drop-Off Fun in NJ.
In the words of the great Cyndi Lauper, “Girls just wanna have fun!” We've told you about Best Birthday Party Ideas for Boys, and now it's the (miniature) women's turn. If you are looking for a fresh idea for your little lady’s upcoming celebration, check out our ideas below. From a salon makeover to crafts to tea parties to a ballet lesson (or for our more hip chicks, a hip-hop class), there are endless options in the Garden State. And for more party ideas, visit our complete Birthday Guide!
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