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Birthday Parties

Birthday party ideas for kids in New York City, including the top birthday party places, birthday cakes, first birthday party ideas and birthday supplies.

Kids birthday party places

Alley Pond

  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 228-06 Northern Blvd, (at 223rd St)
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Alice’s Tea Cup

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  1. 156 E 64th St , (between Lexington and Third Aves)
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Chelsea Piers

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  1. 61 Chelsea Piers (Hudson River), 23rd St at the Hudson River
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Cozy's Cuts for Kids

  • Price band: 3/4
  1. 1125 Madison Ave, (at 84th St), 10028
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  1. Pier 86, Twelfth Ave, (at 46th St)
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  1. 334 Amsterdam Ave, (at 76th St)
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  1. 1000 Surf Ave, (at W 10th St), 11224
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Manhattan Fencing Center

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 225 W 39th St, second floor, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves)
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Birthday cake and dessert ideas

Bite-size birthday treats

These ten tiny desserts are perfect for pint-sized party guests!

Astor Bake Shop

Pick up mini red velvet cupcakes, cakes and other sweet treats at this Astoria shop.

  1. 12-23 Astoria Blvd at 14th St
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Crumbs Bakeshop

The ubiquitous city cupcakerie boasts larger-than-average cupcakes in over 50 varieties.

  1. 37 E 8th St between University Pl and Broadway
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Four & Twenty Blackbirds

At this cult bakery-cafe, quirky kid-approved creations include the Salty Honey Pie.

  1. 439 Third Ave at 8th St
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Party entertainers

Face painters in NYC

These talented artists can turn little party guests into jungle animals, princesses and more.


Little Houdinis can expect interactive magic shows, sleight of hand tricks, live bunnys, magic lessons and more.


These entertainers sing songs, play instruments and interact with kids using props.


Laughs are guaranteed at your child's birthday party when you hire one of these popular party entertainers.

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Birthday party ideas

Art birthday party ideas

Throw a party that's as creative as it is fun.

Theater-themed parties

Little drama fans can watch live stage shows, have a backstage dance party and enjoy tasty treats at these cool birthday parties for children.

Sports birthday party ideas

Get partygoers moving with these sporty celebrations.

All-inclusive birthday parties for kids

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These 15 venues make party planning super easy for parents—bashes include invitations, favors and everything in between.

First birthday party ideas

  1. 52 Mercer St, (between Broome and Grand Sts, third floor)
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  1. 327 W 14th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves
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  1. 182 Henry St between Montague and Pierrepont Sts
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  1. 155 Bank St between Washington and West Sts
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Birthday party supplies

Balloon Saloon

The Saloon carries singing balloons, custom-printed balloons, and balloon sculptures and bouquets.

  1. 133 West Broadway between Duane and Thomas Sts
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DIY-inclined moms and dads know that this arts-and-crafts hub also doubles as a party-planning mecca.

  1. 808 Columbus Ave at 99th St
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Party City

This massive chainlet stocks an insanely expansive variety of party goods in more than 200 patterns.

  1. 38 W 14th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves
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Pearl River Mart

At this Chinese emporium on the edge of Soho, resourceful parents can find bargains on many shindig essentials.

  1. 477 Broadway between Broome and Grand Sts
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