Throw the Ultimate Birthday Bash
Birthdays are a big deal. Kids wait all year for the moment they can blow out the candles and tear open the presents. Luckily, NEPA’s unique party venues make every birthday an unforgettable one.
Dive in to a Pool Party
No matter what the weather is like outside, it always feels like summer at NEPA’s indoor pools. As for the forecast, you can expect a 100% chance of splashes and smiles.
Rent out the pool at a local rec center for a day full of cannonballs and Marco Polo. Or throw a birthday bonanza at an indoor waterpark, complete with thrilling rides and slides.
Indoor Pools & Waterparks:
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Pocono Manor, PA
Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center
Camelback Resort Lodge and Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
Greater Scranton YMCA
H2Oooohh! Indoor Waterpark
Lake Harmony, PA
Greater Pittston YMCA
Greater Carbondale YMCA
Great Wolf Lodge
Party Like a Sports Star
Fitness and fun go hand in hand at NEPA’s kid-oriented gyms and sports centers. Nothing says party quite like jumping, climbing and somersaulting over obstacles or facing off against a team of friends. It’s like the most epic recess ever.
Sports & Recreation Centers:
NEPA Party & Event Center
Friedman Jewish Community Center
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center
Northeast Gymnastics Academy
Hanover Twp., PA
Shooting Starz Gymnastics
MVP Sports Academy
West Pittston, PA
United Sports Academy
United Sports Academy Trampoline and Tumbling
Wyoming Valley Gymnastics
Broadway on the Boulevard
VIP Kidz Club
Jewish Community Center of Scranton
Northeastern Ju-Jitsu Martial Arts Academy
Rock Rec Sports Complex
Hit the Bowling Lanes
Maybe it’s the silly shoes or the thrill of scoring a strike, but bowling parties are always a classic. Even the adults might be tempted to get a lane and test their skills.
And as an added bonus, most bowling alleys have snack bars on site, which means that it’s easier than ever to feed a crowd.
Skate the Night Away
It doesn’t matter if you’re totally clumsy. In fact, trying to stay on your feet is half the fun at a skating party. Go retro and head to the roller rink, where the kids can lace up their skates and glide under the disco lights. Or let them live out those figure skating dreams at the local ice rink.
Make a Masterpiece
Your little one can release their inner artist with a birthday party at one of NEPA’s art studios and DIY venues. From traditional canvas painting to new creative crazes like making slime, these locations offer plenty of unique projects.
Art Studios & DIY Workshops:
Celebrate with the Silver Screen
Roll out the red carpet because the kid’s a star. Party like it’s a world premiere while watching a new release at one of NEPA’s theaters. Some locations even allow the VIP to show an old favorite on their special day. Trade the cake for a bucket of buttery popcorn, sit back and enjoy.
Cinemark 20 and XD
R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14
Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX
Dickson City, PA
The Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts
Cinema & Drafthouse
West Hazleton, PA
Pocono Cinema & Cultural Center
East Stroudsburg, PA
Throw a Mind-Blowing Birthday
Think outside the box and plan a celebration that encourages using a bit of brainpower. Museums, education centers and escape rooms make perfect party alternatives for curious minds. Meet amazing animals, solve mysteries and have a bit of hands-on fun.
Museums, Puzzles & More:
Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den
Bloomsburg Children's Museum
Breakout Escape Room
Wilkes-Barre Twp., PA
Klues Escape Room
Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center
Covington Twp., PA
The Pet Zone
Schisler Museum of Wildlife & Natural History and McMunn Planetarium
East Stroudsburg, PA
Steamtown National Historic Site
Electric City Trolley Station and Museum
Give Them the Royal Treatment
Everyone deserves to be a pampered on their birthday. Treat the kids to a spa day complete with mini manicures, pedicures, hairstyles and more. Some spots offer activities and crafts that will add a little sparkle and style to that special day.
Spas & Salons:
Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 10/9/19.