Nothing says happy birthday like ice cream and cake. Marking a kid’s birthday is always fun and memorable given the many party options that are available to parents today. While house parties are fun, you might want to consider a destination location and leave the entertainment and clean up to the professionals. Little Jimmy and Jane can celebrate their special day with their friends at a number of unique area party spots.

Lore’s Chocolates
34 S. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-3233
www.loreschocolates.com

Looking for an absolutely sweet-tasting way to celebrate your child’s birthday? Check out Lore’s Chocolate Party. Kids can try their hand at becoming a “Junior Chocolatier” and learn how to mold chocolate and use a real production line. What is even better is that the kids can take their delicious chocolate treats home to enjoy. Parties are suitable for children ages six and up with packages available for up to ten to 15 guests.

Flyers Skate Zone Of Northeast Philadelphia
10990 Decatur Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 618-0050
nephilly.flyersskatezone.com

From ice cream to ice skating, your child can celebrate their special day at the Flyers Skate Zone in Northeast Philadelphia. Kids of all ages will be able to participate in dozens of activities for the birthday-child-of-honor complete with admission to a public skating session and skate rental. The party includes a slice of pizza or a hot dog and one drink per guests and a Flyers Skate Zone sticker pack. The birthday child will get a special T-shirt and a photo of them sitting high atop the Zamboni.

Insectarium
8046 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 335-9500
insectariuminstitute.com

Butterflies, lady bugs and ants, oh my! Kids love bugs and they will especially love to celebrate their birthday in an unusual yet special way. The Buggy Party Room is all decked out for your child’s special day. After pizza and party cake, guests will embark on an escorted tour of the museum with staff on hand to answer all their questions about their favorite and perhaps their not-so-favorite pests. Crafts are available either to construct in the party room or take home to finish. Grab bags are also offered for birthday party groups.

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Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Drive
West Berlin, NJ 08091
(856) 768-1110
www.diggerlandusa.com

Your birthday boy or girl will absolutely DIG celebrating their special day at Diggerland USA. Two hours controlling, driving and riding real construction machinery is capped with an hour-long celebration with pizza and drink for all party-goers in the Break Room. Make sure you stick around for the daily machinery stunt show featuring heavy equipment acrobatics under the direction of Backhoe Brandon. Whether car-pooling to the party or packing the kids in the minivan, parking is free.

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 413-8663
www.phillyseaport.org

Ahoy me hearties! If you are looking to celebrate your child’s birthday with a pirate theme extravaganza without walking the plank then the Independence Seaport Museum is the place to be. According to the website, “all parties include a scavenger hunt for pirate booty, a museum exploration, private party room, hands-on crafts and self guided tours of the Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna.” If you really want to turn up the adventure for an additional charge you can enlist the services of a real pirate actor or actress to swoop into the party and share fun pirate stories for you and your guests.

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