Birthday Party Venues in Jersey City and Hoboken

Birthday Party Venues in Jersey City

Planning a birthday party for your little one can be stressful enough! Why not take the work out of having it at home and try one of these great places in Jersey City and Hoboken. Depending on your style, you may want a rentable venue where you can bring everything in or you may want to have the whole party planned for you and just walk in day of and party. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ideas!

Jersey City:

Three Little Birds

Three Little Birds offers many different themes for your little one’s special day or you can choose one for yourself. You get a 2 hour party with up to 15 kids. They will take care of the set up, run the party and clean up, so you can enjoy the whole experience with your child! The party package includes: streamers according to your color preferences, provide color paper products, pizza and juice boxes for the kids, music, use of the upstairs studio space and use of the downstairs play space for younger siblings and parents only. You can even order extras like goody bags, cupcakes or cake and food for the adults and feel free to bring beer and wine for the grown-ups! The studio is also available to rent for a DIY party.

Liberty State Park

The fall weather is the perfect time to have an outdoor party! Plus, the views at Liberty State Park are some of the best around. There are many picnic areas around the park that can be reserved. There are some by the playground, which is a popular spot for families. Those can be reserved by contacting the park office at (201) 915-3402. The Freedom Field and Pavilion has two rentable areas. Pavilion A accommodates up to 120 people, includes 4 grills, has 15 picnic tables, an open grass area, parking, restrooms and electric. Pavilion B accommodates up to 80 people, includes 3 grills, 8 picnic tables, has an open grass area, parking, restrooms and electric. Click here for an application.

Hoboken:

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts

Get dramatic with this school for your creative child’s birthday party. They will transform their 3,000 square foot studio into a “whimsical” place for your little one’s party! Package options are available for you to choose from!

Kidville

Kidville is continues to create lasting birthday memories for kids and families! Their team provides several options to help you create the party of your child’s dreams! They have so many exciting themes and add-on packages and can completely customize your party.

My Gym

My Gym Jersey City is a great place to celebrate your child’s special day! Birthday party packages come in three options: grand celebration, deluxe celebration and premium celebration. If you’re a member you get a discount! 

  • Grand Celebration: $395 for members, $495 for non members
  • Deluxe Celebration: $445 for member, $545 for non members
  • Premium Celebration: $545 for members, $645 for non members

The Monroe Street Movement Space

The Monroe Street Movement Space is available for  children’s birthday parties with the great support of Movement Space staff. They also offer a kid-friendly lobby/food room with a sink, counter space, fridge, tables/chairs and restroom.

Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Climbing

If your little is into big adventures, then Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Climbing is the ideal place to hold your next birthday party! The staff aims to make your rock climbing experience fun and enjoyable no matter what type of experience you have. There are two types of birthday packages available!

  • Package One: This package includes: 1.5 Hours of Rock Climbing and activities with Gravity Vault Instructors staffed on a 5:1 ratio, a half hour in our party room, T-Shirt for Birthday Child and Gravity Vault Invitations. Cost: $299.00
  • This package includes: 1.5 Hours of Rock Climbing and activities with Gravity Vault Instructors staffed on a 5:1 ratio,  a half hour in our party room, T-Shirt for Birthday Child and Gravity Vault Invitations. As well as: Pizza (2 Slices per Child), Soda, Water, Lemonade, all the paper products (plates, napkins, utensils, table cloths, cups and baloons), and instructors to serve and clean up! Cost: $369.00

Liberty Science Center 

Party like a mad scientist at the Liberty Science Center! Your child and their guests can enjoy access to the Science Center plus your little one gets in for free! Enjoy fun science activities and demonstrations, plus delicious cake and special touches. See what awesome accommodations LSC has to offer!

For more birthday party resources and locations you can check out the following links:

Indoor Birthday Party Places in Jersey City

Birthday Party Resources For Kids in Jersey City

 

Go Back in Time, A Day at Field Station: Dinosaurs

Last summer the boys and I decided to check out the newest attraction in our area Field Station: Dinosaurs. The boys really love dinosaurs and they had a blast. It’s easy to get to and the park is big enough to enjoy all of the attractions yet small enough to not cause your littles ones to complain about walking too much. It makes for a great day trip!

I have to say, I was impressed by the dinosaurs. There is a lot of attention to detail.  They are big, moved and roared. The boys thought they were “cool.” There is a nice selection of dinosaurs, in all different shapes and sizes.

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What To Do and See:

When you enter the park you are given your credentials which allow you to enjoy all the activities they have to offer. When you visit different areas and activities throughout the park the Park Rangers will stamp you in! This added to the adventure for my boys as they were on a search to see where they could get their stamps. It is also a nice, free souvenir.

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LEGOS

There was an area where the kids could build and play with LEGOS. Of course, my boys did not want to leave this area. It was a bit crowded, but they have a few tables and different Lego pieces so everyone had a chance to play.

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The Dig

This is an area where you get to be a paleontologist.  The park provides shovels, brushes and other tools for the kids to dig and discover dinosaur bones. All the kids were having a lot of fun and were so excited when they found some bones. But on a hot, sunny day it would be nice if it was a little more covered. However, they did have a covered area for the parents to sit.

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Crayola Art Area

This was an area sponsored by Crayola. They had crayons, markers and activities for the kids. The kids got to color dinosaur pictures and other dino related crafts.

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Shows and Games

They have the Dinosaur Meet and Greet, where you meet the dinosaur babies.  This was really cute. There is also an amazing dinosaur puppet. The show has “handlers” to teach you about the dinosaur and even try to feed it. There are also game shows such as Raptor Feud and T-Rex Games. These games aim to educate children about dinosaurs. The park had something to see about every 30 minutes which I thought was great.

Dinosaurs

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Well, we can’t forget the main attraction! There are 31 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, in different areas of the park. These areas are Base Camp, The Quarry, The Plateau and The Lookout. Each dinosaur also has a sign that has the name and information about that dinosaur.  I liked how they were displayed in different setting representing what the dinosaurs ecosystem might of looked like. For example, the Velociraptors were a bit hidden in the reeds, but you could hear them. I felt like I was in the “Jurassic Park” movie.

How To Get There:

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The park is located at 40 Fort Lee Rd, Leonia right off Interstate 95, Exit 15X.  You can drive or even take the NJ Transit Train. If you take the train, the park is a short 10 minute walk from the train station. Also, during the summer there is a free shuttle from the train station to the park  You just have to confirm the pick up times. If you decide to drive, parking is $10.  The park is open in the spring through the beginning of fall.  Make sure to check out their website for exact hours and days they are open!

Overall, Field Station: Dinosaurs is a fun day! Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing some walking. The trails are smooth and stroller friendly for a stroller, but it can be a bit bumpy. You can bring snacks and drinks in to the park, but they also have a snack bar. Beware when you are leaving the park as they make you go through the merchandise tent. Needless to say, I did not get out of there without opening my wallet. But I know the boys and I will be headed back there again.