Birthday parties should always be a big deal. Most children love the attention and fun of a special day just for them. Here in the Poconos, there are plenty of great places specializing in kids’ birthday parties offering everything from go-karting and skating to cooking and movies. Take the stress out of orchestrating the perfect party for your child and check out these options below.
Kitchen Chemistry is a family-owned and operated specialty bakery that turns out amazing cakes, sweet treats, and cupcakes, offers classes, and birthday party packages. The best part is that you don’t have to clean up the kitchen when the party is over. Parties are designed around the guest of honor and participants will be able to decorate and even take home their creations. Choose from Cupcake Craze, Sugar Rush (other moms will love you for this!), Bubbles Galore, or Balms and Bombs. Basic parties of 8 start at $120 and $12 for each additional guest.
Movie Parties are great at practically any age. Cinemark, located in the Stroudsburg Mall, offers party packages ranging from $9.75-$12 per person and includes movie admission and snack pack (popcorn, Teddy Grahams, and drink). Adults get the same discounted price as the children. After the movie the party can enjoy cake and ice cream at the food court located just outside the theater.
The Pocono Go-Karts & Play Park offers revved-up fun with a quarter-mile track where partygoers (adults too) can race in either single- or double-seater karts. Party package includes 90 minutes of go-kart racing, unlimited use of the party tables and discounts on paintball for $200 (up to ten guests). Children must be at least age 10 and 54 inches. You can bring your own refreshments. They also have a basketball toss, football shootout and an 18-hole mini golf course. This year they will be adding three new family fun areas so check it out.
Children love to create and what better place to let them express their artistic side than at Poke-A-Nose Pottery. Here kids can choose from making their own tie-dye shirts, making marvelous mosaics, or painting their own pottery. Partygoers have their own private party room for one hour, a private server, and professional helpers to guide them along the way. Parents are welcome to bring food and beverage. Parties can be held during the week if scheduled in advance, weekend party times are Saturdays at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. and on Sundays at noon and 3 p.m.
Looking for a no-fuss, all-fun party for your child? At Casino Theatre Party in Mount Pocono all you need to bring is the cake and candles, they’ll handle the rest. Enjoy a three hour party complete with personal hostess and private room. The entertainment includes a movie of your choice and miniature golf and/or tokens for the game room. Packages include a choice of kid-friendly foods, snacks, and ice cream from the Village Malt Shoppe. Party packages range from $10.50 to $13 per person.
Kids have stress in their lives too and a day at the Scoops Kids Spa will have them singing your praises. Choose the flavor you crave for a manicure or pedicure, or treat yourself to both. You can also try a refreshing facial that’s perfect for young tween skin needs. Finish off your experience with free ice cream at the Bear Paw Sweets & Eats. Imagine giant banana split pedicure thrones, ice cream themed manicures, flavored fizz soaks, sherbet scrubs and delicious nail colors.
1 Great Wolf Drive
Scotrun, PA. 18355
Regardless of the weather, the Great Wolf Lodge Water Park is a winning bet for kids of all ages. Boredom is not an option here. This thrilling, all-indoor water park includes wave pools, tube rivers, and slides of all shapes, sizes and speeds. There is the four-story, interactive Fort Mackenzie, Double Barrel Drop, Hydro Plunge, River Canyon Run, Alberta Falls, Slap Tail Pool, and much more. The facility includes lodging, should you desire to make the birthday visit a resort experience for your family.
We had to include something fun for the older kids. Skirmish Paintball facility offers birthday bashes for kids ranging in age from 10-17 years old with lots of swag. Gear up and get ready for battle! Parties come with a free paintball gun for the birthday boy or girl, full day of play or less – your choice, gun, goggles, facemask, N2 air fills, field judges, private playing fields, and a free lunch for everyone in your group.
Big Wheel Roller Skating Center located in Stroudsburg offers fun for all ages. There are 3 packages available. Each includes Admission, Quad skate Rental, Pizza or Hotdog for each guest, a small drink. Extras such as Ice cream, Cotton candy, pitchers, goodiy bags and invitations are available at an additional fee.
Get up close and personal with the animals. The park is open from May through Labor Day and has wildlife encounter shows, a petting zoo, a dinosaur outpost, turtle town, giraffe feeding, and parrot feeding.
Outdoor World indoor waterpark is part of the Mountain Top Lodge Complex at Timothy Lake North, which contains an entertainment center and video arcades. The party program includes 3 hours in a special reserved area, 2 hours of swim time with pizza, soda and chips supplied for your guests.
Celebrate your special day at the Houdini Museum and be the star of your very own magic show! Complete party packages come with live animals and nationally known magicians in a stage magic show which includes the birthday children.. Free invitations and free parking for your guests.
Apple Blossom Village is a Family Fun Farm. With various theme and packages which can include pony and/or train rides , you’ll be spoilt for choice for your special day.
A party at the Bear Mountain Butterfly sanctuary is both fun and interactive. Get a lesson on butterflies with a visit tp the ‘Flutterarium”. Bear Mountain is closed during the winter months.
Big Cheese Pizza have been around for over 17 years. Its a ‘Family Fun Center’ that combines ‘excellent fun food, arcade games, climbing wall, a jungle gym and facilities for private parties’.
A birthday party at Summit Lanes includes a Hostess, an hour and a half of bowling, pizza, hot dogs, soda popcorn and more. For a little extra per child you can upgrade to a Glow Bowling party.
17. Pocmont Resort & Conference Center Bowling Center
Bushkill Falls Road
Bushkill, PA. 18324
With various pool party packages available, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Each package includes a pool pass and use of game room. For an additional you can add a slice of pizza and soda per child. The Supreme package includes admission to the kids Rock climbing wall. Options to upgrade to include a magic show, face painterm clown, DJ party and an Ice cream Sundae Bar are also available.
A party package at Cat’s includes 90 minute party for up to 20 kids and ‘one of the best magic shows around’. Incredible Hot Dogs, drinks, popcorn, balloons, games and fun surprises are all inclusive.
A 2 hour under 16’s birthday party at S&S includes 90 minutes of racing with pizza and soda afterwards. The birthday racer gets an S&S gift.
Imagination, color, and creativity abound at the Crayola Factory in Easton. What child wouldn’t enjoy a party where there is pizza, crafts, and characters?
Choose from the Preferred Birthday Party (25 guests) at $288 or the Basic Birthday Party for $228. Parties include pizza and soda (preferred party only), party room for two and half hours with host, choice of themes (princess, dinosaur, or under the sea), two Crayola crafts, and Tip or Pip Crayola character appearance.
With a birthday party package at Chuck-E-Cheese, kids get pizza, cake, drinks and tokens and entertainment in the form of a birthday show from the mouse himself. Entertainment includes music and dancing and every kids walks away with a goodie.
At the time of compiling this list the above business offered birthday packages. I try to check links and update frequently. If you know of any changes or have any suggestions as to other places locally that offer party packages, do not hesitate to contact us at admin (at) poconomoms dot com.