Party Time! Party Planning In And Around NOLAPiece of cake, baby! Here’s all you need to throw the perfect birthday bash, whatever your kid’s interests or your budget, we’ve got you covered! ACTIVE PARTIES (NO SITTING ALLOWED) Adventure Quest Laser Tag 1200 Clearview Parkway, Ste. 1106, Harahan 504.207.4444 lasertagnola.com Play laser tag in ancient Mayan surroundings, as well as cosmic golf and bumper cars under black lights. Plus, arcade parties for younger kids. Airline Skate 6711 Airline Drive, Metairie 504.733.2248 airlineskatecenternola.com Have public or private skate parties, bring your own cake and purchase pizza. All Star Gymnastics 2073 Bonn St., Harvey 504.328.3838 allstargymnola.com A fun and safe environment that allows children to run, jump, and play. Parties held on Saturdays and Sundays. Big Easy Sportsplex 800 Webb St., Jefferson 504.733.0046 bigeasysportsplex.com | [email protected] $299 includes 1¾-hours of indoor field play for up to 25 kids. A game facilitator assists with play, while the host coordinates everything else. Colonial Lanes 6601 Jefferson Highway, Harahan 504.737.2400 colonialbowling.net Two hours of bowling fun, with two or four lanes for your party. Bumper bowling for children ages 7 and younger is available, too. Elmwood Gymnastics Academy 700 Elmwood Park Blvd., Ste. C, Harahan 504.733.4496 ochsnerfitness.com/elmwood-gymnastics-academy Spend 80 minutes in the state-of-the-art gymnastics facility plus 40 minutes in the party area. Includes pizza and unlimited punch. Fulton Alley 600 Fulton St., New Orleans 504.493.7706 fultonalley.com Fulton Alley is open for private parties and events only. Contact [email protected] to make a reservation. Gym Rompers 5212 S.Claiborne Ave., New Orleans 504.481.0835 gymrompersfun.com Our goal is to make your little one's big day easy, stress free, happy, and FUN! All Gym Rompers birthday parties are private, with play space access. Kidsports Adrenaline Rush Party 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan 504.733.1200 ochsnerfitness.com/kidsports The 360° inflatable obstacle course is the original heart-pounding, blood-pumping race to the finish line that appeals to the Olympian in us all. Love Swimming 5221 S. Front St., New Orleans 504.891.4662 loveswimming.com For kids of all ages (even the littlest tots with their parents), staffed by lifeguards and a gamemaster leading fun activities. Mandeville Sports Complex 23052 Highway 1088, Mandeville 985.727.7277 mandevillesportscomplex.com Offering four unique party packages, including paper products, balloon bouquets, pizza, pitchers of unlimited beverages, cakes, ice cream, party favors, and party host(s). Nola Kidsground 5700 Citrus Blvd., Elmwood 504.354.9528 nolakidsground.com | [email protected] Indoor playground and party place that encourages children to discover, explore, imagine, and spark creativity through play. Ochsner Fitness Center Splash Party 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Ste. 1200, Harahan 504.733.1600 ochsnerfitness.com A personal certified lifeguard is on hand for the entire hour your party swims. Guests spend the last 40 minutes in the party room. Skate Country Westbank 1100 Terry Parkway, Gretna 504.392.2227 skatecountrywb.com Party packages include food, drinks, and skating; extra charge to have the rink to yourself. Online party bookings are available. Spirit Professionals – Madisonville 610 Deer Cross Court, Madisonville 985.888.6565 spiritprofessionals.com Great for boys and girls, parties include inflatables, ninja obstacles, rock climbing wall, tire climbing wall, and more. Surge Trampoline 6930 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie 504.267.3898 surgefun.com/locations/metairie A cutting-edge entertainment, fitness, and sports facility featuring a venue for active social outings, intense workouts, and awesome birthday parties. ADVENTUROUS PARTIES Audubon Nature Institute 504.212.5443 auduboninstitute.org/birthday-parties *Will be reopening for parties late-2021. Call or see website for information. Cajun Encounters Tour Company 55345 U.S. Highway 90 E., Slidell 504.834.1770 cajunencounters.com Top-quality city, plantation, and swamp tours provided by licensed guides. Custom group tours and itinerary planning available. Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery 74645 Allen Road, Covington 985.892.3669 insta-gatorranch.com | [email protected] Parties include an 8x10 photo of the birthday child holding a gator, picnic area and soccer field, invitation template, and more. Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour 6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway, Marrero 504.689.4186 jeanlafitteswamptour.com Experience a real-life Cajun encounter on comfortable and spacious swamp boats, deep in mysterious and picturesque bayous. LOOP NOLA 1 Palm Dr., City Park, New Orleans 504.330.5369 loopnola.org LOOP NOLA provides customized events for families and groups, including canoeing and multi-course ropes challenge birthday parties. New Orleans Paddlewheels 365 Canal St., Ste. 2350, New Orleans 504.529.4567 creolequeen.com Have your party aboard the Creole Queen on the Mississippi, or tour the swamps with the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour. NOLA Motorsports Park 11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale 833.857.2357 nolamotor.com | [email protected] Looking for excitement? Multiple tracks and packages, including junior karts are available for birthday parties and more. NOLA Paddleboards 8001 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans nolapaddleboards.com Open water paddling on the lakefront! The Pontchartrain Paddle lasts 75 minutes, begins with a lesson, and includes all equipment. Pony Tales 156 Bertucci Lane, St. Rose 504.469.0148 ponytalesbirthdays.com | [email protected] Ponies delivered to you for all occasions, or have a pony (or wagon) riding party at the barn. Splendor Farms 27329 Mill Creek Road, Bush 985.886.3747 splendorfarms.com Private farm visits, with the popular “Spend the Day” package and trail rides for small groups. Also open for birthday parties. CREATIVE PARTIES (ARTS, CRAFTS, TREATS, & MORE) Camp Girl Biz 5200 Highway 22, Ste. 7, Mandeville 985.705.9288 campgirlbiz.com All parties are designed to suit the birthday boy or girl’s personality, and include a colorful beading necklace activity, dancing, and a fashion show. Culinary Kids 915 Marigny Ave., Mandeville 985.727.5553 culinarykidsns.com No two parties are ever alike! Enjoy a customizable event that includes a main course, dessert, and activity. Glitter ‘n’ Glitz 601 Behrman Highway, Ste. 7, Terrytown 504.701.5268 glitternglitzkids.com Multiple packages include an upscale kids’ spa boutique party, or we bring the party to you on our spa party bus. La Petite Palace 5928 W. Metairie Ave., Ste. 3, Metairie 504.457.1608 lapetitepalacenola.com Multiple party options for girls and boys, include dress-up, games, and teas, a painting party, and an ice cream sundae party. Little Pnuts Party Boutique 400 Harrison Ave., New Orleans 504.267.5083 littlepnutstoyshoppe.com Choose a theme and activities, and we’ll design your child’s customized party in our boutique...you and the guests just show up! Also featuring a balloon bar, gifts, and party essentials. Lola’s Art Experience 2637 Florida St., Mandeville 985.778.2020 lolasartstudios.com | [email protected] A family-owned, paint-your-own ceramics, glass, and canvas studio, offering classes, party space rental, special events, and more. Louisiana Children’s Museum 15 Henry Thomas Drive, New Orleans 504.523.1357 lcm.org New Orleans’ premier attraction for children, featuring memorable, interactive experiences designed to make learning fun for the whole family. *See website for updated hours. Luv 2 Play 6851 Veterans Blvd., Metairie 504.267.7263 luv2play.com/metairie An indoor playground area for kids of all ages. Celebrate all milestones childhood has to offer – both big and small! Mad Science Serving all of Southeast Louisiana 504.345.2602 madscience.org/sela | [email protected] Make your child's party a huge success with our party packages, add-ons, and goody bags loaded with science-themed toys. Painting with a Twist 4931 W Esplanade Ave, Ste. D, Metairie, 504.832.5536 1900 Lafayette St., Ste. 2A, Gretna, 504.361.0574 2121 North Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985.626.6272 paintingwithatwist.com Parties for kids turning age 7 and older in the studio to paint your way into your next year! Bring your own cake! Posh Paint Pub 3218 Taft Park, Metairie 504.835.4155 poshpaintpub.com Great pottery, canvas painting, and clay parties – for kids and adults. Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans 504.891.2787 theprytania.com | [email protected] Rent the Uptown, single-screen movie theater for special screenings. FAIR WEATHER (OUTDOOR) PARTIES Coquille Park and Recreation 13505 Highway 1085, Covington 985.892.9829 coquillerec.recdesk.com Featuring four spacious areas to host your next party, including two playground areas and a splash park. Lafreniere Carousel Gardens 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie 504.838.4389 lafrenierepark.org Have your party at Lafreniere’s Carousel, featuring 34 moving animals. Picnic areas, a play area, and the Spray Park are adjacent. Longue Vue House and Gardens 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans 504.488.5488 longuevue.com Garden birthday celebrations offer children interactive activities that allow imaginative exploration. Woodlake Swim & Tennis Club 82 Sequoia St., Kenner 504.467.5899 clubwoodlake.com | [email protected] Choose from pools, sport courts, covered decks, and a spacious clubhouse to create your perfect party. PARTIES AT HOME (TALENT AND RENTALS) About to Bounce 504.914.6489 abouttobounce.com | [email protected] Full-service, inflatable party rental company, with a variety of games, carnival food machines, and tables and chairs. AF Creations 305.498.4571 Visit on Facebook | [email protected] AF Creations specializes in custom balloon designs for every occasion. Art from the Heart 504.416.1430 artfromtheheartevents.com Four party packages of detailed “cheek art” and full-faced animals, masks, and butterflies, some with added glitter and jewels. FunFlicks 504.304.0815 funflicks.com/projector-screen-rental-new-orleans New Orleans projector screen rental and inflatable movie screen rentals for parties and events. GoGoBooth 504.224.9801 gogo-booth.com This photo booth company has more than 20 years of experience, providing quality service and designs, with a flair for fun. JoJo the Magician and Clown 504.866.4400 jojothemagician.com | [email protected] Wow the kids with some amazing magic! JoJo has been entertaining the Greater New Orleans area for more than 40 years. NOLA Amusements 504.905.6368 nolaamusements.com | [email protected] Amusements and carnival rides – including inflatables, Ferris wheels, and cartoon characters – are the perfect addition to your child’s birthday party NOLA Games On Wheels 504.237.3157 nolagamesonwheels.com Bring the ultimate gaming experience to your front door with a luxury, limo-style theater on wheels with seven huge hi-def TVs. NOLA Pixie Dust 504.457.1608 pixiedustnola.com | [email protected] Choose from over 30 magical characters to entertain through speech and song, making your child’s party an unforgettable one. Party Teepeezz & Events 985.502.5300 partyteepeezz.com | [email protected] Individual decorated teepees, and specialty add-ons including custom balloon packages, party favor bags, karaoke machines, and more. Petite Princess Company 225.347.1981 petiteprincesscompany.com Princesses will come to your house with songs, crafts, crowns, a photoshoot, and more. Porta-Puppet Players 3141 Michigan Ave., Metairie 504.669.4159, 504.669.4159 porta-puppets.com Storytelling with puppet packages, caricaturists, musicians, magicians, princesses, and more. Rockin Rollin Video Game Truck of New Orleans 504.417.4368 rockinrollinvideogametruckofneworleans.com Bring the ultimate in fun to your child’s birthday party. And if you want “active,” go for the laser or water tag games. Sparkle & Swag 508 Metairie Road, Metairie 504.510.5838 sparkleandswag.com | [email protected] A curated collection of top party supplies fit for any celebration – from birthdays to bachelorette parties and beyond! When You Wish Entertainment 504.208.HERO whenyouwishentertainment.com Providing the most professional and authentic princesses, superheroes, and fairy tale characters in the Greater New Orleans area. Zoo 2 U 504.756.1501 zoo2uparties.com Bring a petting zoo or pony ride to your party for a great way to educate kids about animals while having fun. LAGNIAPPE: ALL THAT OTHER STUFF! CAKES, CANDY, COOKIES, AND PASTRIES The Candy Bank 201 Carroll St., Mandeville 985.778.2750 thecandybank.com Enjoy delicious candy and ice cream, including a candy shopping spree. Look at their website for extras you can add to your child’s party. Cookie Dough Bliss 241 W. Harrison Ave., New Orleans 504.303.8420 cookiedobliss.com/neworleans Cookie dough flavors galore and ice cream, sundaes, and shakes! Catering is also available. Gracious Bakery 1000 S Norman Francis Pkwy., New Orleans 504.321.6233 4930 Prytania St., New Orleans 504.300.8135 2854 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.301.9949 graciousbakery.com Baked goods and catering packages for all occasions, including cakes, pastries, sandwiches, and salads. Free delivery for orders of $100 or more. Haydel’s Bakery 4037 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson 504.837.0190 or 800.442.1342 haydelbakery.com Make this birthday extra special and extra delicious with a uniquely themed birthday cake or king cake. Laurel Street Bakery 2701 S. Broad St., New Orleans 504.897.0576 laurelstreetbakery.com Cakes, cupcakes, and other wonderful goods baked from scratch, using only all-natural ingredients. Nothing Bundt Cakes 1111 Greengate Dr., Ste. D, Covington, 985.888.6555 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 100, Metairie, 504.645.5499 4839 Prytania St., New Orleans, 504.267.4652 nothingbundtcakes.com Celebrate life's special moments with hand-decorated cakes adorned with inspired decorations and signature frosting. Sweet Life Bakery 516 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie 504.371.5153 nolasweetlife.com Enjoy cakes for all occasions – birthdays, baby showers, and more. Choose from 14 flavors and 20 buttercream fillings. Zoe’s Bakery 118 W. 32nd Ave., Covington 985.892.5570 facebook.com/ZoesBakeryofCovington Pastries and specialty cakes for every occasion! COLD TREATS Creole Creamery 4924 Prytania St., New Orleans 504.894.8680 6260 Vicksburg St., New Orleans 504.482.2924 2565 Metairie Rd., New Orleans 504.354.8069 creolecreamery.com Enjoy dozens of gourmet flavors, perfect for a sunny day, and available for catering. Hansen’s Sno-Bliz 4801 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans 504.891-9788 snobliz.com Beloved by generations of New Orleanians, Hansen’s classic sno-balls are available in a one-gallon Party-Bliz bucket for sharing! Hoodoo Ice Cream 405 N. Columbia St., Covington 985.900.2353 facebook.com/Hoodoo.handcrafted.icecream Unique flavors include blueberry buttermilk, red velvet, black currant, and many more. Consider ordering a few pints and fresh waffle cones. Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls 3511 Magazine St., New Orleans 504.264.7170 iwsnoballs.com Enjoy fresh snowballs on-site OR bring the party to you; catering for parties is available. Piccola Gelateria 4525 Freret St., New Orleans 504.493.5999 piccolagelateria.com We cater to all tastes! Artisanal Italian gelato & sorbetto, sweet & savory crepes, and espresso coffee drinks. Plum Street Snoballs 1300 Burdette St., New Orleans 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie plumstreetsnoball.com 504.866.7996 Tired of the same old party? This New Orleans tradition will bring a sno-ball stand to you year-round. SNO-LA 2311 N Causeway Blvd, Metairie 8108 Hampson St., New Orleans 504.327.7669 snolasnowballs.com Home of the “Original Cheesecake Stuffed-Snoball.” Sweethandkraft 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie 504.516.2915 sweethandkraft.com Delicious soft serve ice cream and sweet treats you’ll love. DECORATIONS Card My Yard Mandeville 985.758.5544 cardmyyard.com/mandeville Lawn signs that feature fun colors and graphics - perfect for any celebration Little Pnuts Balloon Installations 504.267.5083 littlepnutstoyshoppe.com/balloons Balloon installations for every occasion. Spruce up your house, balcony or yard with a colorful balloon installation. Nola Lawn Candy facebook.com/nolalawncandy | [email protected] Decorate your lawn with creative hand-painted signs that feature cupcakes, video game controllers, fish, footballs, and more. Nola Party Boutique 504.606.5567 nolapartyboutique.com Balloon bouquets, columns, arches, and decor for special events and corporate needs. Over the Top Balloon Decor 504.249.6985 overthetopballoondecor.com Balloon bouquets, arches, photo frames, and more, perfect for any indoor or outdoor celebration. Pixie Signs Yard Card Greetings 985.259.7700 pixiesigns.com Unique yard greetings specifically for your loved ones. Say it With a Sign 504.487.7574 sayitwithasignla.com Decorate your lawn with signs for various occasions – perfect for birthdays. SG New Orleans 504.495.5515 facebook.com/SignGypsiesNewOrleans Custom yard messages for every occasion - they handle delivery, set-up, and clean-up.