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Kids' birthday party places in NYC

Love a good birthday celebration? These amazing kids’ birthday party places will have you wishing you were one of their pint-size partygoers

Ample Hills, Gowanus

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These kids' birthday party places are some of our favorites—once you've picked out the right birthday venue for your athlete, artist or foodie, find the best birthday cakes, birthday party entertainers and party favors from thes birthday party supply stores. Oh, and if you haven't crossed paths with the perfect birthday gift yet, check out these toy stores in NYC.

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Art Farm Party

Art Farm Party Photograph: Victoria Jackson Photography

The Art Farm in the City Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

All little ones love animals, so why not take a trip to the Art Farm to celebrate you kid’s first birthday? Standard Art Farm Party and Farm Animal Party (geared towards kids ages 1–8 years) offer a two hour party with two party coordinators an art project, lunch of pizza or chicken nuggets and juice, plus a t-shirt for the birthday child, party favors, invitations, biodegradable balloons and all set up/clean up. At the Standard Party, little ones will enjoy music time and farm time, and at the Farm Animal Party, they’ll get to experience a petting zoo with goats, sheep, chickens and ducks. Call or e-mail at 212-410-3260 or christina@theartfarms.org to make a reservation. Ages 1 to 10.

  1. 419 E 91st St , (between First and York Aves), 10128
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Brooklyn Craft Farm

Brooklyn Craft Farm Photograph: Julie Fischoff

Brooklyn Craft Farm Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

This party’s hour-long crafting session may have kids painting their own tote bags, designing T-shirts, or making princess- or pirate-themed trinkets. Parents provide cake, food and drink, while the Craft Farm staff takes care of plates, cups, cutlery, decorations, setup and cleanup. A craft activity party can be imported inside a home or elsewhere. Parties are offered inside two Brooklyn venues: Two Moon Café (315 Fourth Ave. between 2nd and 3rd Sts) and Court Tree Collective (371 Court St between Carroll St and 1st Pl), or private homes. Ages 4 and up.

  1. Various locations
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The Craft Studio Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

The Uptown art studio hosts a variety of crafts parties for children as young as three. Kids make funky lamps, craft studio bags, superhero capes or even chocolate houses before games and dancing. Ice cream cake, juice, balloons and face painting are included; the Studio will provide more refreshments for an additional charge. Other add-ons are available à la carte, like the “Glamour Treatment,” which includes a hairdo, sparkly make-up and a manicure ($200). Parties run for an hour and thirty minutes. Ages 3 and up.

  1. 1657 Third Ave, (between 92nd and 93rd Sts)
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HiArt! Classes

HiArt! Classes Photograph: Hyeondo Park

HiArt! Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 3/4

Resident artists lead partygoers in hands-on sculpting, painting and drawing projects and involve them in interactive and possibly multidisciplinary (think music and dancing activities). The art studio will customize a party to your child's interests, perhaps incorporating mixed media) or you can choose from themes like Manga Madness, Fairy Houses or Candy Sculptures. Renowned artists are on hand to engage children in the activities. Parents provide food, cake and decorations. Ages 2 to 16.

  1. 227 W 29th St, Studio 4R, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves)
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Hiho Batik Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Pint-sized Park Slopers love Hiho Batik for its stylish batik apparel, which is made using the traditional method of applying waxes and dyes to fabric. But for crafty kids who want to try the technique themselves, the store also doubles as a studio and party space. Hiho can make stencils fit any party theme; guests are also invited to "graffiti" the space's chalkboard walls after their creations are complete. Anything from small pillowcases t-shirts to tote bags is fair game, which kids can pick up from the studio five to seven days later. Ages 5 and up.

  1. 184 Fifth Ave, (at Berkeley Pl)
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The Painted Cloud Birthday Parties

The Painted Cloud Birthday Parties

The Painted Cloud Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 1/4

Little artists hang out in the Painted Cloud's cozy play space and back deck while they work on a customized art project based on their interests. Watercolors, drawing tools and homemade Play-Doh will also be available to spark creation. Two Painted Cloud teachers lead the activities; parents provide the food and drink. Ages 2 to 9.

  1. 168 Marcy Ave, (between Broadway and S 5th St)
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The Painted Pot

The Painted Pot Photograph: Edward Charrette

The Painted Pot Birthday Parties, Park Slope

  • Price band: 2/4

Kids decorate a special commemorative plate for the birthday child. The most basic package buys parents setup and cleanup, drinks and invitations as well as a discount coupon for all the guests (pizza is extra). For an additional fee, you’ll be able to choose from more pottery or enjoy a special theme, like mosaics, pirates or princesses. Canvas painting and glass fusion are now available as well. The pottery spot offers a package tailor-made for the youngest set (ages 2 to 4). Find Painted Pot's other locations in Bay Ridge and Gowanus. Ages 2 to 16

  1. 200 Seventh Ave, (between 2nd and 3rd Sts)
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Make Meaning

Make Meaning Photograph: Courtesy Make Meaning

Make Meaning Birthday Parties, UES

  • Price band: 3/4

Guests flex their creativity with a hands-on activity that acts as the party theme. Choose from cake decorating, candle making, soap creation and more. The fee covers a private party space, food, a custom cake, balloons and a dedicated staff, with add-ons ranging from a photo booth, goody bags, and a glitter tattoo artist. Or, opt for the Floor Party, where kids can choose one activity in a semi-private space and snack on complimentary cupcakes and refreshments. Ages 1 and up.

  1. 1501 Third Ave, (between 84th and 85th Sts)
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Weaving Hands Studio

Weaving Hands Studio Photograph: Cynthia Alberto

Weaving Hand Studio Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Youngsters try their hand at basic weaving techniques and take home a woven tapestry project at the end of the party. Materials are included for a two and a half hour party. Parents are responsible for the food, drinks and decorations. Ages 6 to 12.

  1. 47 Hall St, E #1, 2nd Floor
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Textile Arts Center

Textile Arts Center Photograph: Courtesy Owyn Ruck

Textile Arts Center Birthday Parties, Greenwich Village

  • Price band: 3/4

Theme parties allow children to explore fiber jewelry, felting, fabric printing and weaving. During the first two hours, partygoers focus on creating original works of art, while the last half hour is dedicated to celebrating the birthday of a boy or girl. Goody bags are included; parents supply the food. Find Textile Arts' other location in Park Slope. Ages 5 and up.

  1. 26 W 8th St, (at MacDougal St)
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Taro's Origami Studio Birthday Parties

  • Price band: 2/4

Kids gather in Taro's well-lit studio for a two-hour exploration of the art of origami. First up: Tots use high-tech touchscreens to choose the pattern (a frog, airplane, flowers, a truck). Then, the origami software guides partygoers through the folding steps; two professional instructors are on hand to help out. Once the basic design is complete, kids decorate their paper creation with stickers, stamps and markers. A table will be set up for cake and refreshments, but you must bring your own. Guided group instruction for partygoers can be arranged for an additional cost. Ages 5 and up.

  1. 95 Seventh Ave, 2nd floor, (between Union and President Sts), 11215
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