Considering Dr. Khanna really enjoys the company of his Park Slope orthodontic patients, it’s no wonder they get pretty close. He loves chatting with them about their latest adventures, which is probably why he tends to hear all about the latest Brooklyn kids birthday party ideas (or maybe it’s because he’s a big kid at heart himself). If you’re stumped on where to celebrate the day your kiddo came into the world, then you’re in the right place. Here’s Fresh Orthodontics’ guide to the best birthday party places for kids in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Robot Foundry – 303 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
Who wouldn’t want a robot party?! And while they do offer adult parties (we know where Dr. Khanna will be hosting his next bash), we’re sticking to children’s birthday party ideas for this post. Anyway, Brooklyn Robot Foundry has
three different party packages for kids ages four through 12. At the parties, guests get to design their own robots, which they can take home, and party leaders teach them a little about engineering concepts. Older kids will craft actual moving bots while little ones make parachute robots with no electronics. The cost includes the use of the space, instruction and the parts. Depending on which route you go, you can bring your own food or Brooklyn Robot Foundry will take care of everything for you.
Lefferts Historic House 452 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
How about some time travel for your child’s birthday? You can throw a birthday shindig at the old timey Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park, April through October. Educators will lead kids aged four and older through various fun activities including potato sack races and treasure hunts. They’ll even sweeten the deal by throwing in tickets to the carousel.
Brooklyn Boulders – 575 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Boulders is a sprawling 18,000-foot climbing gym in Gowanus. They offer birthday packages where kids get to spend an hour scaling walls while being supervised by the staff, of course. Once the climbing session is complete, kids can blow out their candles and open gifts in the party room. If you don’t feel like worrying about anything, upgrade to the deluxe party package and Brooklyn Boulders will take care of all of the details including food, decorations and a t-shirt for every guest.
Gymboree – 365 4th Avenue, Brooklyn
Let the kids run and jump around while preserving your furniture with a birthday party at a kiddie gym. While Brooklyn is full of indoor play places, Gymboree is awesome because they can even accommodate crawlers making it a great spot for first birthday parties. Park Slope’s Gymboree location offers a variety of packages and themes for kids (babies through age five). They’ll provide everything from a trained teacher, full use of the facility, party supplies and even invitations and clean up.
1912 Carousel in Prospect Park – 95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn
For those interested in outdoor park venues for kids birthday parties in Brooklyn, look no further than the carousel in Prospect Park’s Children’s Corner. You can either schedule your birthday bash during public hours or opt for a private party. In addition to carousel rides, you’ll get tables and chairs in a dedicated space under the awning. You can bring your own food or purchase snacks and drinks from the concession stand.
Streb Lab for Action Mechanics – 51 North 1st Street, Brooklyn
This creative performance venue and school offers kids the chance to be acrobats, dancers and gymnasts while doing cool things like bouncing off huge trampolines or flying on the trapeze. There are a wide variety of party packages for kids of all ages. Choose among the Pop Action, Trapeze or Trampoline parties, a combination of the three, or the Circus and Parkour combo parties. The activities are led by an instructor and you’ll finish up the event with time to chow down on cake in the party room.
Ample Hills Creamery – 305 Nevins Street, Brooklyn
Any bash that kicks off and wraps up with ice cream is our kind of party. Ample Hills Creamery offers two-hour private birthday parties where kids can learn to make ice cream the old-fashioned way by taking turns on the custom churning bicycle. The staff adds the ingredients, the partygoers pedal and while the ice cream freezes and hardens, everyone makes a craft. When the ice cream is ready, you can dig into the homemade treat. Eat it on hot waffles or smother it in toppings from the sundae bar.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum – 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum hosts fun, educational themed birthday parties for children ages one through 10. Depending on the theme you choose, the kids will get to explore a hands-on exhibit (dino hunt around the museum, anyone?) and then enjoy cake and food in the party room. Led by party hosts, the experience is interactive and even includes Museum admission for you and your guests the entire day of the party. They take care of everything including food, so parents can relax.