Party Time! Plan your perfect party with our party guide.July 1, 2019Piece of cake, baby. No matter their interest, the weather, or your budget… All you need to throw the perfect birthday bash is right here. 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 With a mission to provide a fun and safe environment where children can learn to enjoy and benefit from physical activity. Parties held on Saturdays and Sundays. Big Easy Sportsplex 800 Webb St., Jefferson 504.733.0046 bigeasysportsplex.com Includes time on the field or court (your choice), plus soft drinks. A game facilitator will help with on-field play, while a host or hostess will coordinate everything else.Bookoo Bounce 5604 Blessey St., Harahan 504.835.6424 bookoobounce.com Indoor inflatable playground and party place. Parties are private and the professional staff takes care of everything. Just mail the invitations (which are provided). Bounce de Lis 4001 General DeGaulle Drive, Ste. J, New Orleans 504.570.6385 bouncedelis.com Open play and private party venue with inflatables, jumps, hoops, slides, TVs, Internet, and more. Various party packages available. City Putt 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans 504.483.9385 neworleanscitypark.com/in-the-park/city-putt A 36-hole mini golf complex with two courses. City Putt’s Clubhouse has two party rooms available to rent and birthday/event packages available. Colonial Lanes 6601 Jefferson Highway, Harahan 504.737.2400 colonialbowling.net Two hours of bowling fun, with two or four lanes available for your party. Bumper bowling for children ages 7 and younger is available, too.Elevation Station - Northshore 250 Northpointe Court, Covington 985.214.1888 elevationstation.com/northshore Offering a giant open jump space, obstacle course, gladiator pits, dodgeball courts, and basketball courts. There's a Kiddie Corner and Kid Zone for jumpers 6 and under.Elmwood Gymnastics Academy 700 Elmwood Blvd., Ste. C, Harahan 504.733.4496 ochsnerfitness.com/elmwood-gymnastics-academy Be the next Olympian and play on trampolines, bars, rope swing, balance beam, and spacewalk. The Flagstick Golf 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie 504.510.5577 theflagstickgolf.com/parties A family-friendly golf facility that allows you to play on famous courses as well as numerous mini games. The Flagstick is fun for all ages and all skill levels.Fulton Alley 600 Fulton St., New Orleans 504.208.5569 fultonalley.com Bowl in style and book a lane for your next event. Bowlers younger than 21 are welcomed before 8 pm. Gym Rompers 5212 S.Claiborne Ave., New Orleans 504.481.0835 gymrompersfun.com Kids will enjoy singing, musical instruments, puppets, bubbles, and more than 50 pieces of equipment to play on.ICE Computer Café 5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie 504.309.5333 icecomputercafe.com Explore high-end gaming computers loaded with games and a console area, networked together so guests can play in matches together. Party packages include unlimited gaming, plus pizza and soft drinks. Jewish Community Center - Uptown 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.897.0143 Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Center 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie 504.780.5639 nojcc.org Parties are designed for children ages 3 and older. Parties can include gymnastics, arts and crafts, swimming, and many other kid-friendly activities.The Kids Arena 813 Florida St., Mandeville 985.626.1414 thekidsarena.com Indoor party facility featuring 15,000 square feet of fun.Kidsports 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan 504.733.1200 ochsnerfitness.com/elmwood-gymnastics-academy Combine fitness and fun in a safe and friendly atmosphere for your child’s next birthday. Options include (but not limited to) XRKADE, Splash, and Adrenaline Rush parties. Lil Yats Art & Play 202 West Harrison Ave., New Orleans 504.214.3442 lilyatsartplay.com Enjoy a collection of engaging process-art and craft-based projects for Lil' (and big) Yats to partake in and is set-up to allow for open-ended pretend and interactive play.The Little Gym 51 Park Place Drive, Ste. C, Covington 985.871.8989 thelittlegym.com/thenorthshorela The Little Gym offers birthday parties to celebrate your child’s special day and seasonal camps to cure the boredom blues.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), and staffed by lifeguards and a gamemaster to lead fun activities. Mandeville Sports Complex 23052 Highway 1088, Mandeville 985.727.7277 mandevillesportscomplex.com Offering four unique party packages. All parties include paper products, balloon bouquets, pizza, pitchers of unlimited beverages, cakes and ice cream, party favors, and party host(s).The Monkey Room 1501 Religious St., Ste. C, New Orleans 504.301.2695 monkeyroom.net Contains a huge, custom-designed play structure for toddlers and up with slides, climbs, obstacles, and other fun elements to explore.Nola Kidsground 5700 Citrus Blvd., Elmwood 504.354.9528 nolakidsground.com Enjoy an indoor play space where NOLA kids can interact, explore, and have fun. Perfect for children 7 and under, there is also have a toddler room for the crawlers and beginning walkers to enjoy. For those older than 7, have fun with a magnetic ball run, a large light bright wall, and some board games to keep them entertained while the lil ones play.Palm Tree Playground 3011 N. Interstate 10 Service Road E., Metairie 504.828.8164 palmtreeplayground.com The ultimate party place for kids 8 years old and younger.Playmakers Indoor Sports 6124 Jefferson Highway, Harahan 985.898.2809 playmakersindoor.com/locations/southshore/parties Choose any sports to play from soccer, lacrosse, football, kickball, wiffleball, dodgeball, and basketball. Rock ‘N’ Bowl 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans 504.861.1700 rocknbowl.com Even if they’ve never tried the sport, they’ll be sure to have a blast at this party. For kids ages 7 and older; bumper bowling is available. Sector 6 612 Distributors Row, Harahan 504.539.4224 sector6.us Extreme “air” sports, including gutter run, floating beams, rock wall, and a huge foam pit. There is even a slumber party package.Skate Country Westbank 1100 Terry Parkway, Gretna 504.392.2227 skatecountrywb.com Party packages include food, drink and skating. It’s extra to have the rink to yourself.Sky Zone 6509 Riverside Drive, Metairie 504.900.9663 skyzone.com Enjoy high-flying fun and choose from one of various available party packages that fit any occasion. Spirit Professionals - Northshore 610 Deer Cross Court, Madisonville 985.888.6565 spiritprofessionals.com Celebrate your party like a Ninja Warrior. Participates will be instructed on Ninja Warrior skills and then timed on an obstacle course run through.Sugar Roots Farm 10701 Willow Drive, New Orleans 504-296-0435 sugarrootsfarm.org Bring up to 20 friends to celebrate your birthday, farm style. Meet the animals, ride horses, then have a picnic in the great outdoors. Surge Trampoline 6930 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie 504.267.3898 surgeneworleans.com A cutting-edge entertainment, fitness, and sports facility featuring a venue for active social outings, intense workouts, and awesome birthday parties. Come enjoy the high-flying fun.X Fusion Family Arena 1455 N Collins Blvd., Covington 985.327.7167 xfusionfamilyarena.com Providing rock climbing, ninja courses, toddler playground, arena recreation games, and arcade entertainment. ADVENTUROUS PARTIESAudubon Aquarium of the Americas 1 Canal St., New Orleans 800.774.7394 auduboninstitute.org Have your birthday celebration with the penguins, fish, and sharks. The private party room offers a porthole window looking into the Gulf of Mexico exhibit. Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium 423 Canal St., New Orleans 800.774.7394 auduboninstitute.org Enjoy a special party room in addition to the spectacular butterfly garden and hands-on bug encounters. Cajun Encounters 55345 U.S. Highway 90 E., Slidell 504.834.1770 cajunencounters.com Quiet flat boats with canopies protect children from the elements while allowing an up-close wild animals experience — see giant alligators eat and watch a bald eagle swoop down and catch fish. Global Wildlife Center 26389 Louisiana Highway 40, Folsom 985.796.3585 globalwildlife.com Home to over 4,000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from all over the world. Party guests enjoy a Safari Wagon Tour where they can feed the free-roaming animals.Insta-Gator Ranch 74645 Allen Road, Covington 985.892.3669 insta-gatorranch.com Parties include an 8-inch by 10-inch photo of the birthday child holding a gator, use of the picnic area and soccer field, invitation template, and a full year membership for the birthday child.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 while meandering deep into Louisiana’s mysterious and picturesque bayous.Louisiana SPCA 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans 504.368.5191 la-spca.org/party A fun and educational hands-on animal experience. An extra bonus for animal lovers, the Birthday Pawty booking fee will help the thousands of companion animals in the facility’s care each year. New Orleans Paddlewheels 365 Canal St., Ste. 2350, New Orleans 504.529.4567 creolequeen.com Have your party aboard the Creole Queen or take a thrilling ride through the swamps with the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour.NOLA Motorsports Park 11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale 833.857.2357 nolamotor.com Have a Geaux Karting party this year. Parties include a reserved race for up to 15 people, as well as a party room and pizzas. NOLA Paddleboards 3536B Toulouse St., Ste. B, New Orleans 504.717.8847 nolapaddleboards.com Bring your party to Bayou St. John for smooth water paddling in the middle of New Orleans. Sessions last for 75 minutes and begin with a complimentary lesson. Pony Tales 156 Bertucci Lane, St. Rose 504.469.0148 ponytalesbirthdays.com 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 Kids, ages 6-14, can ride horses, fish, visit the petting zoo, and swim. Kids, ages 8 and up, also may have slumber sleepovers. CREATIVE PARTIES (ARTS, CRAFTS, TREATS, & MORE)Camp Girl Biz 5200 Highway 22, Ste. 6 and 7, Mandeville 985.705.9288 campgirlbiz.com All parties are designed to go with the personality of the birthday girl. Every party starts with a colorful beading necklace activity.The party concludes with a fashion show and dancing.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. Children’s Museum of St. Tammany 21404 Koop Drive, Mandeville 985.888.1555 cmstkids.org Celebrate your birthday with the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany. They’ll be sure to create a memorable experience that is great for little kids, and big kids, too.Cookie Dough Bliss 241 W Harrison Ave., New Orleans 504.303.8420 cookiedobliss.com/neworleans Enjoy a private party room including unlimited coloring on chalkboard walls, kids CDB T-shirt for the birthday child, one large scoop of dough per child for mixing their own flavor, and more. Cop A Donut 2321 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner 504.305.4858 copadonutnola.com Children get to play chef and can roll and cut their own donuts, and then decorate them. Creole Creamery 4924 Prytania St., New Orleans 504.894.8680 6260 Vicksburg St., New Orleans 504.482.2924 creolecreamery.com Have a party at this ice cream parlor, where children can create their own ice cream sundaes or see how ice cream is made. La Petite Tea Room 5928 W. Metairie Ave., Ste. 3, Metairie 504.733.1001 lapetitetearoom.com Your birthday princess, fairy, or fashionista will enjoy a private party with dress-up, games, and tea; a painting party; an ice cream sundae party; and even parties for boys. Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe & Party Boutique 400 Harrison Ave., New Orleans 504.267.5083 littlepnutstoyshoppe.com Plan your event based on a theme and activity you choose. Show up ready for fun. It's the perfect way to make every party one you'll remember forever.Lolo’s Art Experience 2637 Florida St., Mandeville 985.778.2020 lolasartstudios.com A family-owned paint-your-own ceramics, glass, and canvas studio offering classes, party space rental, special events, and more. Come in and let your creativity shine.Louisiana Children’s Museum 420 Julia St., New Orleans (moving to City Park mid-2019) 504.523.1357 lcm.org Choose from three party packages: Birthday Blast, Birthday Blowout, or Big Time Birthday Party.Luv 2 Play 6851 Veterans Blvd., Metairie 855.267.7263 luv2play.com/metairie An indoor playground area for kids of all ages. Choose from three different party room packages.Mad Science Serving all of Southeast Louisiana 504.345.2602 madscience.org/sela Parties offer cool science experiments with a certified Mad Scientist. Interactive party time and a fun take-home item are a winning combo. Options include slippery slime, silly-putty, or a superball.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 ages 7 and older. The birthday child chooses the painting. Guests are free to bring food and drink.Posh Paint Pub 3218 Taft Park, Metairie 504.835.4155 poshpaintpub.com Great pottery, canvas painting, or clay parties — for kids andadults.Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St., New Orleans 504.891.2787 theprytania.com Rent the Uptown, single-screen movie theater for special screenings.Sip and Paint 3350 Ridgelake Drive, Ste. 105, Metairie 504.208.9420 sipandpaint.com Kids ages 5 and older can have their birthday party at the studio and select from the Student or Young at Heart Paintings.The Shard Shop 3138 Magazine St., Ste. C, New Orleans 504.309.2581 shardshop.com/nola Make an 8-inch by 10-inch glass art piece! Kids, ages 6-12, can celebrate their birthday at the Shard Shop by making their own art and partaking in a variety of games. Spoil Me Too Kids Spa 4521 W. Napoleon Ave., Suite B, Metairie 504.324.6726 spoilmetookidsspa.com Introduce your kid to the luxurious world of relaxation and beauty with a spa designed just for them. Choose from three party packages: Too Fab, Too Glam, and Too Fancy. FAIR WEATHER (OUTDOOR) PARTIES Audubon Zoo/Cool Zoo 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans 800.774.7394 Cool Zoo: 504.212.5443 auduboninstitute.org A magical place for a celebration with the animals.Featuring indoor private birthday party rooms or enjoy a wild and wet party at the Cool Zoo. Lafreniere Park Carousel 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie 504.838.4389 lafrenierepark.org Rent the Carousel or Spray Park (with picnic tables) for your private party on a Saturday or Sunday for two hours of fun. Longue Vue House and Gardens 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans 504.488.5488 longuevue.com Discovery Garden birthday celebrations offer children interactive activities that allow imaginative exploration. Dig for worms, design a garden, investigate insects, plant seeds, play with bubbles, and more.New Orleans Baby Cakes 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie 504.734.5155 cakesbaseball.com Choose from three great packages, all of which include the birthday child’s name on the scoreboard and announced at the game. New Orleans City Park 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans 504.482.4888 neworleanscitypark.com Have your child’s next birthday at Storyland, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Putt, or the Train Garden. Woodlake Swim & Tennis Club 82 Sequoia St., Kenner 504.467.5899 clubwoodlake.com 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 Full-service inflatable party supply rental company that also offers a variety of games, carnival food machines, and tables and chairs. aMAZEing Mazes 855.262.9346 a-maze-ing.com Life-size mazes built for your birthday parties, field days, camps, festivals, and more.Art a la Carte with Bella 802.324.2648 artalacartebella.com Have a fun and playful arts and crafts party in your home. Art from the Heart 504.416.1430 artfromtheheartevents.com When face painting becomes beautiful art. Detailed “cheek art” and full-faced animals, masks, and butterflies — some with added glitter and jewels. Choose from one of their four party packages. Beauxs to Toes 3333 Metairie Road, Metairie beauxstotoes.com [email protected] A unique party experience with a one-of-a-kind kid spa. With mini-manicures and pedicures, make-up, and hair designs, they bring a new option for those special moments in life.FunFlicks 504.304.0815 funflicks.com A wide selection of inflatable screen sizes for fun outdoor movie screenings for your next birthday party. GoGoBooth 504.224.9801 gogo-booth.com This photo booth company with more than 20 years of experience provides quality and professional service with a flair for fun and design. JD Sports 469.585.9510 jdsportsmobilegymnastics.com Delivers fun, safe sports instruction throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Party sessions last 90 minutes and can include its famous gymnastics obstacle course. JoJo the Magician and Clown 504.866.4400 jojothemagician.com 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 These amusements are the perfect addition to your child’s next birthday party. Choose from inflatables, Ferris wheels, cartoon characters, or many other options. NOLA Games On Wheels 504.237.3157 nolagamesonwheels.com They bring the ultimate gaming experience right to your front door with a luxury, limo-style theater on wheels featuring seven huge high-definition TVs. NOLA Rockstar 504.684.5256 nolarockstar.com Have a rockstar party, where highlights include the birthday child staring in her own birthday video along with her guests at your home or other venue. Party Peeple 504.421.0348 partypeeple.com They’ll come to you with games, storytelling, magic, balloon sculpting, face painting, and characters. Some performers also speak Spanish or French. Plum Street Snoballs 1300 Burdette St., New Orleans 504.866.7996 plumstreetsnoball.com Tired of the same old party? This New Orleans tradition will bring a snoball stand to you. Or, bring the kids to its well-known location. Pop Up Party Town 504.952.8828 facebook.com/popuppartytown The variety of themed tents are great standalone entertainment options for parties or events. Tent sizes range from 5 feet by 6 feet to 6 feet by 12 feet. Porta-Puppet Players 3141 Michigan Ave., Metairie 504.669.4159 theatricana.com/portapuppets Storytelling with puppet packages, caricaturists, musicians, magicians, princesses, and more. Riverside Amusements 504.628.4881 riversideamusements.com Amusement rentals, characters, clowns, snoballs, party photography, and more. Rolling Video Games of New Orleans 504.417.4368 rockinrollinvideogametruckofneworleans.com They’ll bring the ultimate in fun to your child’s birthday party. If you want them more active, go for the laser or water tag, or even crazier — a human hamster ball. Thinkerella 260 Hickory Ave., Ste. D, Harahan 504.232.1394 mythinkerella.com Children get to participate in cool experiments in a controlled, non-messy, safe environment. They even get to bring home a science favor. Tumblebus 5620 Arts St., New Orleans 504.891.9615 tumblebusbigeasy.com Provides on-site party fun for kids to learn basic gymnastics and self confidence in a safe, non-competitive environment. One-hour party for up to 12 kids. 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 They provide a complete petting zoo and pony rides. A great way to educate kids about animals while having fun. LAGNIAPPE: CAKES AND PASTRIESGirls Gone Vegan 504.510.3590 girlsgonevegannola.com A gluten-free and vegan bakery dedicated to making delicious renditions of classic treats. Gracious Bakery 1000 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, Ste.100, New Orleans 504.321.6233 4930 Prytania St., New Orleans 504.300.8135 2854 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.301.9949 graciousbakery.com Bakery offering breakfast and brunch, pastries, sandwiches, salads, breads, and desserts. Catering packages are available with free delivery for orders of $100 or more. Haydel’s Bakery 4037 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson 504.837.0190 or 800.442.1342 haydelbakery.com Create your own masterpiece and make this birthday extra special and extra delicious with a uniquely themed birthday cake. JCB Creations 4836 Magazine St., New Orleans 504.324.9933 jcbcreations.com Cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and more. Personalize your party with these specialty items.Laurel Street Bakery 2701 S. Broad St., Uptown 504.897.0576 laurelstreetbakery.com Cakes, cupcakes, and other wonderful baked goods. Maple Street Patisserie 7638 Maple St., Uptown 504.304.1526 cargocollective.com/maplestreetpatisserie The bakeries of Europe are filled with handcrafted creations. No need to bake ever again, with its delicious cookies, pastries, breads, and cakes. 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.