September 06, 2008,
T.B. asks from Conroe, TX on September 04, 2008
Birthday Place for 5 Year Old
Hello all! I need some help...My youngest is turning 5 (in November, so plenty of time) and we are looking for somewhere different to have her b-day party. We are in The Woodlands area, and all her friends/classmates seem to be having parties at Pump it Up or Chuck E. Cheese, I would appreciate any "different" ideas. Last year we did the "mock" slumber party--which was great and we have considered just having Moonwalk or something similar at the house, but with her b-day being in November, I'm worried having the main activites outside.
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Thanks so much to all of you for the great ideas. I can't believe I had forgotten about some of the places, especially the United Methodist, we're members there and I completely forgot. I really appreciate it!!!
C.M. answers from Houston on September 05, 2008
Libby Lu in the Woodlands Mall was fun for us. There is also a place on 242 called Shankz. It is an indoor glow in the dark mini golf course. We enjoyed that too. Also, bowling the is two in the Woodlands Main event and the one by the over pass to the Mall.
L.P. answers from Houston on September 05, 2008
Sweet & Sassy in Market Street is very cute. My Gym or JW Tumbles or Little Gym are all fun. WOW, that someone has already mentioned is awesome if she likes animals. We just had my son's party at the XPloration Station at the mall & it was fun. Another option is the Safari Stop at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. It's a great indoor playground & they do parties. Very easy! Build-a-Bear would be fun for a small group. Playtime for Kids also does really cute parties. If you want to do something outdoors the Oil Ranch is great. It's a bit of a drive but they have lots of great stuff like pony rides, hay jump, hay rides, etc. Their website is www.oilranch.com. Good luck!
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C.M. answers from Houston on September 05, 2008
Shankz Mini Golf is a great place to have a party. It is glow in the dark golf. The kids play mini golf and then they can have pizza and cake. They are located on 242.
Another fun place is the movie theater. When we did it, they served the kid pizza and cake then we did the movie. It was when The Polar Express was out. We did it early on a Saturday and we said that while family members were invited, we would only pay for the child and one parent.
Another place that has parties is FLIPS gymnastics. I have not had a party there, but I know they do it.
Young Chefs Academy in Alden Bridge has parties. It is pretty pricey though.
The Woodlands Children's Museum does parties. So does Snip-Its in the mall.
Hope this helps.
M.B. answers from Houston on September 05, 2008
what is she interested in? I've seen some 5 year old girls have ballet parties and get dressed up and go to a ballet. A small group, each gets a little corsage, do their hair together, sparkles on their faces, and then the ballet.. or a gymnastics party? Some gymnastics places let you have parties there and there is all sorts of stuff for them to run around and do. Or a cooking party. Send invites attached to a small wooden spoon and tell them to bring spoon to party. Get some cheap aprons from Michaels that they can take home. Get some easy things for them to make as a group. Let them cook them up and have a little tea party event. Send them home with a little baggie of homemade cookies and cookie cutters or measuring cups (or anything they can use to make what they prepared that day). If you give us ideas of what she's really into, we could give you some party specific ideas!
T.V. answers from Houston on September 05, 2008
We have been to two ice skating parties in the ice rink that is set up in the Woodlands Mall parking lot (the parties were in Nov, so I know it should be running when you need it). It was a lot of fun and they have something to help the kids skate if they need it.
C.A. answers from Houston on September 05, 2008
Let me start by saying I don't have girls.. so I hope this idea isn't terrible... but what about a tea party?? where a few girls get to dress up? I think I heard about that before, and I would imagine that 5 y/o girls would have fun with that?? Like I said, I don't have girls, but that sounds different....
M.S. answers from Houston on September 06, 2008
You may have found an idea already but I thought I'd just add my 2 cents!
We just had my daughter's 6th birthday at a ceramics place. They paint a piece of pottery and then it gets "fired" and you'd pick all the kids' pieces up in about a week. I don't know if your group is too young for that but for the 6 year olds it worked out great!
They had a special party room and we did cake, ice cream and presents. We live in Tomball but I'm sure if you googled "ceramics or pottery studios" they would have some.