C.N. asks from Whitestone, NY on July 31, 2008
M.F. answers from New York on August 01, 2008
I.M. answers from New York on August 04, 2008
Hi C., There is a place called Little Smarty Pants (21-54 Utopia Parkway in Whitestone ###-###-#### that I have heard does parties. ( I have never been there) There is a place called APEC in Douglaston (Ally Pond Environmental Center) that gives you the room and shows the children different animals, they go on a nature hike and do a craft but you decorate and supply the food. There is a Progressive Gym in Flushing that has a party packaeg. Out east more on exit 46 Dupont STreet)there is Pump It up and Once Upon a Tree Top that gives a two hour party package. Some nail salons do things and there is a Bakery near you that does parties (I have to find out the one for you) as well as Pizzeria Uno on Bell Blvd in Bayside. If you need more info let me know. Good Luck I.
J. answers from New York on August 01, 2008
There is a Progressive Gymnastics in Auburndale that is pretty good. They have a window where the parents can watch the kids run around while snacking. Christy's Gymnastics on 150 & 14 Rd. in Whitestone does a pretty good party. The party room is pretty far from the gym & only open during the last 1/2 hr. They have a great mommy & me program. I believe the parties run about $350-400 for 12 kids. For my daughter's 5th bday I had it had the Samuel Field Y in Little Neck. It sets up an obstacle course, blows bubbles. The party room is far away from the gym but you have full use of the kitchen, can bring your own food or order pizza. It was a little cheaper because you decorate yourself. I hope this helps. I just went through this in May so email me if you have any questions. Just remember that even though the parties offer party bags, they are generally stuff that promotes their place & not stuff the kids will say wow about. I suggest putting together your own in addition to theirs. All 3 places have teenagers to play with the kids and an adult to supervise and organize events. It is obvious that they enjoy their work. Don't forget to tip the workers. The Y told me $10/person but I gave $20.
B.L. answers from New York on August 11, 2008
Hey, welcome to NY girl!
I don't know if you are looking for a formal restaurant or a chucky-cheeze-type playroom, but I definitely have a suggestion for you. Recently I attended a first-birthday party in a restaurant where they had put up a tv and played a musical snapshow made from digital pictures of their child's first year (first tooth, first smile, first solids etc) . The snapshow was professionally made and was beautifully choreographed to music. They had got it done from http://www.smilingsnaps.com It was so touching- I had never seen anything like that before!! I am planning to do something similar for my kid's upcoming birthday and just wanted to share this idea with you. Hope this helps.
V.L. answers from New York on August 01, 2008
Welcome to Queens! I live in Kew Gardens Hills, but also lived in Whitestone and Bayside many years ago. Here is something that might help you with your search for a great place for a child's birthday party. Hope you can open it. If not, e-mail me at ____@____.com://www.parentsknow.com/newarticle.cfm?colid=9752
I found this in NYMetroParents. It covers all 5 boroughs and Long Island too. There are some great ideas and places in this sight. Hope this helps!
M.F. answers from New York on August 01, 2008
Pick up a Queens Parent magazine - there are many advertisements you may find useful in making this decision.
Particularly (and I don't remember the name) there is a toddler gymnastics center in or near Whitestone and they have birthday packages.
Sorry I did not have any details.
S.L. answers from New York on August 01, 2008
hi C. my sister-in-law lives in whitestone and had her son's b-day party at "once upon a time" on clintonville street. it was great-- you can choose the theme party for your daughter--they have toys in the room to play with asnd the staff plays games with the kids. they serve pizza, juice, cookies and stuff along with the cake. i think she brought in her own food for the adults. its a big room and lots of fun.here's the info: ###-###-#### 12-44 clintonville street
D.R. answers from New York on July 31, 2008
i dont live near you, but i have been to a few gymboree ones and they do a nice job. its very clean and appropriate for 3 year olds. the whole thing really depends on the staff that will be working your particular party, ive been to one where they were kind of duds, but most are very enthusiastic and fun, maybe check that out first.
R.O. answers from New York on August 01, 2008
About 2 weeks ago, my girlfriend had her son's 2nd birthday, in Whitestone, and she had it at this place call The Little Gyme. All the kids enjoyed themselves, and she rented the place for 2 hours on a Sunday, they have people there entertaining the kids, it is like a big gymanstic's room, because he has all of these thick covered foam mats and they can run around and jump and fall, and they do not get hurt. My son is only 19 months and he was almost the youngest one there, and he had a blast running all over the place. I do not have their phone number, but if you call information or do a search on the computer, you will be able to get their number. I do not know what it costs, but I am sure that whatever it is, it is worth it because everything is done at that location and they clean-up after and you just get to go home.
Hope this helps.