2022 Birthday Party Guide! | The Monmouth Moms

 

  We’re so excited to bring you our 2022 Birthday Party Guide, presented by Monmouth Museum!

 Planning your child’s birthday celebration can be a little overwhelming, especially these days! We’ve curated a fun list full of local venues, entertainers, planners, and more (to make things simple and EASY for you!). Whether you’re doing something low key at home this year, or would prefer someone do all of the planning for you, you’ll find tons of ideas to make your child’s special day a PERFECT one! Check it out below!

 


Having your child’s party at the Museum provides a safe and fun environment, offering an all-in-one experience that will create lasting family memories! You can sit back and enjoy the special day while our team of party experts make it awesome! Party themes include Pirate, Under the Sea, Dinosaur, and more!

Party Packages, Location, and Contact Information

Pirate Parties – The Wonder Wing Climb aboard a pirate ship, dress like a pirate, explore a light house, go on a treasure hunt and more with this imaginative and fun birthday party!

Suggested Ages: 2-6 • Admission for up to 15 children (including the birthday child) and 15 adults. • Private Wonder Wing play time for 1 hour & 15 minutes • Private party room for 45 minutes following Museum play time. • Pizza, juice, and paper products for 30 guests (1 slice, 1 box drink or water each) • 15 Return Admission Vouchers to be given out to children attending the party. • Set up/clean up by Museum staff before/after the party.

PARTY ADD-ONS (OPTIONAL) • Pirate Favors – starting $48 • Cupcake towers – starting at $45 • Additional catering for adults (request menu options) • Additional guests – $18 per person • Additional time – one hour extension $150

Pricing Options: Wednesdays-Fridays • 4:30pm $555 nonmembers • $499 members Saturdays or Sundays • 2:30pm or 5pm $655 nonmembers • $599 members


Under the Sea Party – Wonder Wing Explore under the sea, dress like a mermaid, learn about fellow sea creatures, hunt for mermaid treasure and more with this imaginative and fun birthday party!

Suggested Ages: 2-6 • Admission for up to 15 children (including the birthday child) and 15 adults. • Private Wonder Wing play time for 1 hour & 15 minutes • Private party room for 45 minutes following Museum play time. • Pizza, juice, and paper products for 30 guests (1 slice, 1 box drink or water each) • 15 Return Admission Vouchers to be given out to children attending the party. • Set up/clean up by Museum staff before/after the party.

PARTY ADD-ONS (OPTIONAL) • Mermaid Favors – starting $48 • Cupcake towers – starting at $45 • Additional catering for adults (request menu options) • Additional guests – $18 per person • Additional time – one hour extension $150

Pricing Options: Wednesdays-Fridays • 4:30pm $555 nonmembers • $499 members Saturdays or Sundays • 2:30pm or 5pm $655 nonmembers • $599 members


Basic DIY Rental – Wonder Wing Want to rent out the Wonder Wing and do the rest yourself? This basic rental gives you a two hour private reservation of the wing and the party room for you and your guests.

Suggested Ages: 2-6 • Admission for up to 20 guests (including the host). • Full access to the Wonder Wing and private party room for two hours.

PARTY ADD-ONS (OPTIONAL) See above for details

Pricing Options: Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays • 4:30pm $450 nonmembers • $399 members Saturdays or Sundays • 2:30pm or 5pm $500 nonmembers • $450 members


Dinosaur Party – Becker Wing
Dig for dinosaur bones, play in a dinosaur nest, research in our paleo lab,
make a stegosaurus crown, and more with this imaginative and fun birthday
party!

Suggested Ages: 4-7
• Admission for up to 25 guests.
• Private Becker Wing play time for 2 hours
• Pizza, water, and paper products for 30 guests (1 slice, 1 water each)
• 15 Return Admission Vouchers to be given out to children attending the
party.
• Set up/clean up by Museum staff before/after the party.
PARTY ADD-ONS (OPTIONAL)
• Dinosaur Favors – starting $48
• Dig a Dino Egg – starting at $2 per child
• Upgrade Craft – Shark Tooth Necklace – starting at $4 per child
• Upgrade Craft – Dinosaur Painting – starting at $10 per child
• Cupcake towers – starting at $45
• Additional catering for adults (request menu options)
• Additional guests – $18 per person
• Additional time – one hour extension $150

Pricing Options:
Wednesdays-Fridays • 4:30pm
$555 nonmembers • $499 members
Saturdays or Sundays • 5pm
$655 nonmembers • $599 members


Art Parties Instructor-led art classes focus on a particular style of art or an artist, while allowing your group a hands-on experience to create artwork inspired by the subject. Parties can be made to suit any age group from children to seniors. Each guest takes home their very own masterpiece!

Suggested Ages: 6-Senior Example party themes include: Painting in the Style of Keith Haring Drawing with Scissors Inspired by Henri Matisse Painting in the Style of Damien Hirst Painting in the Style of Piet Mondrian Painting in the Style of Yayoi Kusama Painting a Ceramic Vase Or create your own custom project!


Science Parties Available for older age groups.

Monmouth Museum

765 Newman Springs Rd.

Lincroft, NJ

732.747.2266

monmouthmuseum.org

Contact for details parties@monmouthmuseum.org

 

 


 

 

 Just Play!, located in Oakhurst, NJ, offers a great variety of parties packages and unbeatable prices. Our play space is suitable for kids ages 6 months to 6 years old. Choose your favorite theme for your party and we’ll do the rest! Just bring your favorite cake, and you are done!

 

 

   

 
Location + Contact Information

 

1610 Rt 35 South, Orchard Plaza, Suite 3

Oakhurst, 07755, New Jersey

justplaynj@gmail.com

 

 


Looking for a location to host your kiddo’s next big day? Well look no further because Little Chicken is the perfect 1200 square ft venue that is fully customizable to your needs. Our private event space is conveniently located in the back of the Little Chicken children’s store in the heart of downtown Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

  Little Chicken even has our own Events Director (Diane Chabak of Party Animals Events) who offers a variety of party packages and a la carte options to meet your party needs. You can customize and build the birthday party that suits your budget and vision with our “sky’s the limit” attitude. Little Chicken also believes in supporting local businesses and works with number of local vendors such as Cookie & Crumb, Nicholas Creamery, French Market & Julios Pizza to cater, create and execute the birthday party of your kiddo’s dreams!

 

 

 

Birthday Party Themes & Contact Information
Some of our signature party themes include:

– Patch party: guests can customize apparel & accessories with from our signature selection of patches and embellishments

– Private music show with Miss Melissa’s Aardvarks

– Custom crafts with our art teachers

– Private magic show

– Dino Dig with Sticks & Sprouts

– and much more.

 

35 First Avenue

Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

littlechickenkids.com

 

 


 

In addition to our fine food and friendly, experienced staff, we provide the following items to make your event the antithesis of average and uninspiring: tent coverage for pizza service area, pizza serving ware (e.g., serving boards/peels, serving utensils), pizza condiments, paper products (e.g., plates and napkins), and most importantly, good times and positive vibes.

We will work with you to ensure this event reflects your own tastes and preferences. Our goal is to relieve you of the many details that go along with hosting a successful party so that you, as well as your guests, can thoroughly enjoy this special event.

Thank you for your expressed interest in Hott Carl’s Pizza. We look forward to working with you to make your event unforgettable and a success in every possible way. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or would like to inquire about any additional ways we may be of service.

Contact Information

 


 

 

New Jersey’s Best Birthday Experience is at iPlay America!

   The Indoor City of FUN has the perfect birthday party package for every FUN seeker! Whether you’re looking to enjoy the IPA Speedway, duel against your friends in a laser tag battle of epic proportions or take a spin on state-of-the-art rides, iPlay America has you covered! See some fan favorite parties below.

Kids Parties

Freedom Party – Great for elementary school kids and older who want the freedom to explore the park on their own terms, this guest favorite party packs a punch! Enjoy UNLIMITED rides, non-redemption video games, one laser tag session and go-karts!

Topgolf Swing Suite Party – Enjoy high-energy, interactive sports in a Topgolf Swing Suite Bay! Face off against your friends in a number of games, including TopContender Golf, Zombie Dodgeball, Hockey Shots, Quarterback Challenge and MORE! Recommended for children 8 and up.

 Teen Parties

Laser Tag Party – Compete against your friends in 2 laser tag sessions from iPlay America’s 2-Level Lasertron Arena and enjoy three rides of your choice!

VIP Ultra – This party offers the Ultimate luxury experience with UNLIMITED access to your private suite, your choice of rides – including Reverse Time and Go-Karts – Laser Tag and a $20 Game Card.

 

Location + Contact Information

Find the perfect Teen Party:

https://www.iplayamerica.com/parties/teen-parties/

Find the perfect Kids Party.

https://www.iplayamerica.com/parties/kids-parties/


iPlay America

110 Schanck Rd.

Freehold, NJ 07728

iplayamerica.com

 


 

  Snapology of Monmouth County offers LEGO® building, Robotics, Motorized, and Play Parties at the Snapology Discovery Center in Tinton Falls/Shrewsbury. You choose the activity or theme, and the Snapology staff will handle the rest. Kids will have free play time, plus a structured hands-on building activity with two party hosts. Plus, there will be time for pizza and dessert. We also offer customizable favor bag options for guests! 

      

 

Location + Contact Information

 


 


 

 

  The YMCA is the perfect venue to make your child’s celebration special. Kids will love our games and activities while parents will appreciate a hassle-free day as our staff works with you to plan the fun and handle set up and clean up. Y parties for ages 5 to 13 years run 2 hours with 2 dedicated party hosts and space. You are welcome to decorate the party room and bring your favorite foods and refreshments.

Choice of Sports or Pool party. Parties Include:

  • Birthday Lawn Sign
  • 2 Party Hosts
  • Party Room
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Hosted Activity
  • Music
  • 3 Pizzas
  • One Week Free YMCA Guest Pass for All Guests

 

 

 

Location + Contact Information
For further details contact Fatima Carranza at 732.741.2504, ext. 232 or email fcarranza@ymcanj.org.

ymcanj.org

 

 

 


 

 

At a gymnastics school run on smiles and high energy there is no better place to hold your next birthday party!  Your child will be the star of their very own show as he or she flies over friends in our safety flying rig.  Let our fun, friendly, & professional staff take the hard work off your hands so you can enjoy your child’s party in a private 11,000 sq ft space.  Unlike other places, Aerials runs only one party at a time!

         

 
Location + Contact Information

151 Industrial Way E

Eatontown, NJ 07724

732.389.0404

aerialsgymnasticsnj.com

 


  Party Rental Ltd. is one of the leading event rental companies in the nation. They have been a part of birthday parties, weddings, religious celebrations, graduations, holiday family gatherings, New Year’s Eve celebrations, and more for 50 years. As a family-owned and controlled company, Party Rental Ltd. cares about doing what is right for their customers and they strive to provide nothing but the best in terms of quality, delivery, and service – which is why there are hundreds of their iconic hippo trucks on the road every day!

 

 
 
Location + Contact Information

 


 

 
   Magic Sky Play is NJ’s premier and award winning indoor play space, featuring 4,500 square feet of custom-made exhibits to cater to any child’s wildest imagination. Come visit our magical treehouse, castle, moon bounce, fire truck, pretend supermarket and café, large enclosed infant/toddler area and so much more! These magical exhibits spark curiosity and encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in children. Perfect for ages 0-8.

  Magic Sky Play hosts open play 7 days a week, classes to satisfy all interests, special events and one of a kind, magical birthday parties that feature exclusive use of our play space. Let Magic Sky Play take care of all the details so that you can enjoy the most amazing stress-free party that you and your guests will be sure to remember.

What our customers have to say:

“We just wanted to say we had our son’s birthday here and Magic Sky Play’s staff were AMAZING!! From planning the party, any type of changes, Covid safety, cleanliness and friendly, literally above and beyond. We received so many compliments at the party how clean it was, how well organized, even the party room for food was decorated amazing. Food was hot and cupcakes and service was delicious! I can’t say enough about this place for a birthday. It is worth every single penny!

   

Location + Contact Information
Magic Sky Play

165 Amboy Rd, Suite 707

Morganville, NJ 07751

732.970.6644

magicskyplay.com

 

 


   Escapology can help you host an exciting and fun experience for your birthday party!  The Escapology Birthday Packages are the ultimate “escape” from reality and fun adventure.
 
  Escapology Escape Rooms are high adrenaline exciting games where players are immersed inside a series of themed rooms and must race against the clock before time runs out. During the 60-minute adventure, players must find clues, discover secret rooms, solve puzzles and escape!  6 themed escape rooms are available from finding the hidden treasure in Lost City, proving your innocence in Mansion Murder, saving Air Force One from sabotage in Mayday, put on your detective hat in Budapest Express, save the world in Antidote or finding the vault in Vegas Hangover!
 
 
   ALL PACKAGES include our private party room, a host, pizza, water, wristbands, all paper products and your escape rooms in a 2-hour party!  All you have to do is send out invitations – Escapology will do the rest from setup to cleanup!  You can also customize your experience further by adding on escape room themed party favors or a fun 15-minute party room game called “Defuse The Bomb” to extend your party to 2.5 hours.  Email holmdel@escapology.com for more information or to book your party today!
 
 
  Additional catering options are available.  Contact us today for a fun and exciting birthday party adventure at Escapology Escape Rooms Holmdel at Bell Works!
 
 
 
 
Location + Contact Information
101 Crawfords Corner Road

Bell Works Building

Holmdel, NJ 07733

escapology.com

 


 

 

 

Happy Birthday! Before you know it, your baby is one! Life goes by so fast. We get caught up in the daily grind and important moments slip by. We don’t mean to move so fast. It just happens. Families are juggling so many things, work, errands, pets, household chores and kids. KIDS. FAMILY. These are what’s most important! There are school events, parties, sports. The list goes on and on. Moms are just trying to get the right child to the right place. Something special happens, and there is no permanent record of it.

 

That’s where I, Laurie Adamkiewicz can help you! I have been taking photos for as long as I can remember. I love photography. I love that a photo provokes emotion. A memory is created. Time stands still for just that second. Whether it’s a cake smash, birthday party, family beach or park portrait, maternity photos, baptism, or senior portraits, I save those and many more moments in time for you! I also offer holiday mini-sessions throughout the year, and can capture everyday moments as well. Sometimes they make the best shots. You will have photos to treasure for a lifetime. You can re-live the past and talk about how special “that day” was. I make it so easy for you to review, download or print your photos by providing you with a private online gallery of edited photos. There is the option to order directly from a professional lab, and the prints get delivered right to you! You can print an 8 x 10 for a frame, or use a photo as the center point of a room. The print rights are yours, along with the memories. I am conveniently located in Wall Township.

Reach out to me anytime, and let’s see how I can meet your photography needs. I can’t wait to speak with you!

     

Contact Information

 

 


 

  Play Big Zone in Marlboro, New Jersey offers party experiences that your child and his/her friends will surely enjoy. We bring the excitement, fun, and a bit of a well-organized competition to every birthday celebration, making amazing memories for you and your guests.

At Play Big Zone we take pride in hosting birthdays or special events and creating lasting memories for kids and their families. Choose a package, select date/time and relax with confidence that we will make your child’s party the best they ever had!

 
  Choose from variety of attractions such as 2 story Amazing Race, Human Foosball, Spin Zone, Virtual Reality and so much more!
 
 
Location + Contact Information

Play Big Zone

300 Campus Drive

Morganville, NJ 07751

732.991.1993

playbigzone.com

 

 


 


 

 
 
  The Vintage Cake is a boutique bakery that specializes in custom cakes and desserts for all occasions. Since 2014, The Vintage Cake is owned and operated by Pastry Chefs, Gina Roselle-Broschart and Nancy Lee. Their cake studio is located in Atlantic Highlands, where pickup hours are Monday-Friday, between 10 am – 4 pm, or on the weekends, between 9 am – 12 pm.  The Vintage Cake also offers optional delivery throughout New Jersey.
 
 
 
  The Vintage Cake aims for perfection in design and is dedicated to producing cakes that are custom to their client’s vision. They are well versed in creating cakes in a multitude of popular themes and design trends. The sky’s the limit, so if you want a showstopper or just a simple design, they can accommodate any size party or budget. A picture is worth a thousand words, so don’t forget to check out their Instagram page for their most recent work!
 
 
 
  The Vintage Cake has set the standard for combining taste with beauty through years of industry experience. They are true to their craft and strive to produce the highest quality cakes and desserts from scratch utilizing professional techniques. They specialize in French Macarons and custom sugar cookies, which elevates any birthday celebration! Although they are not a retail bakery, they offer to-go tasting boxes, which are made to order for any prospective clients! For more information on scheduling a tasting pick-up, please refer to the “Tastings” page on their website. To receive more information on what they offer or if you are interested in placing an order, please fill out their online form. Overall, the more information you can provide, regarding your personal style, tastes, and budget, will help facilitate the process. The Vintage Cake strongly suggests 3-4 weeks’ notice for all orders.
 
 
 
 
 
     

 

 

Location + Contact Information
171 First Avenue, Suite 4
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

(732) 872-CAKE (2253)

thevintagecake.com

 

 


 

 
 
At Enchanted Blossoms, located in Holmdel, NJ (inside Bell Works!), you can make fairy gardens, terrariums, flower crowns and wands, bouquets, wreaths, flower jewelry or have a friends’ nite out.  It is a great spot for a flower lover of any age!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Location + Contact Information
Enchanted Blossoms

Holmdel, NJ

Inside Bell Works

732-492-5981

enchantedblossomsnj.com

 


 

 Party Time is your ONE STOP SHOP for your favorite and most creative child birthday parties around.  No TWO parties are alike as each party is uniquely catered to the individual birthday child’s favorite theme.Party Time provides a more traditional party atmosphere that brings back the creativity and social interaction amongst children.  We can’t forget the oldies but goodies as there are several different themes that we offer so that you can choose the best option for your child.From Slime Time to Jewelry Making to Candy Craze to Canvas Painting to Fun Games and Activities and so much more….. Remember, it’s your party, your day, your way!!!Now let’s make it the best Party Time of your life! It’s never too early to book your party!!

 

Contact Information

info@partytimenj.com

 


Dreamy Little Party Rental LLC is a soft play rental company to make your little one’s dream party come true! We offer mobile indoor/outdoor packages for babies and toddlers with a focus on ages 0-5 years old. These are a must have at all parties to keep the littles entertained while improving their coordination, motor skills, and imagination. 

If you have something special in mind, we will do our best to fulfill your dream!

 

Contact Information
Contact us via email at:  dreamylittleparty@gmail.com

 


 

Confections of a Rockstar bakeshop and catering is a popular sweet spot located in downtown Asbury Park, NJ. They handcraft all baked goods and custom products from scratch right in Asbury Park. From dessert tables to custom cakes, cookies and more, Confections of a Rockstar can make your sweet dreams come to life!

 

      

Location + Contact Information

550 Cookman Avenue, #104

Asbury Park, NJ 07712 

(732) 455-3510 

 coarockorder@gmail.com

confectionsofarockstar.com

 


 

    Our slogan describes our business.  We literally “bring the zoo to you” and have been doing so in Monmouth County and beyond since 2004. We accomplish this in a uniquely captivating way while simultaneously exciting, entertaining, and educating them in the process. Wild Side Zoo has been utilized by schools, senior care facilities, and summer camps to share our animal family and add an upbeat, stylized brand of conservation-oriented wildlife education to their curriculum and schedules over 2,500 times.  

   Our presentations feature animals progressing in size from hatchlings through adults of larger species.  The show includes snakes, lizards, tortoises, mammals, birds, and potentially even a creepy insect!   Your wildlife handler will introduce each individual animal one at a time and engage the audience while captivating their attention!  During this time, willing participants are encouraged to pet and touch the animal.  After this, closely supervised and assisted handling opportunities drive the excitement, especially for your animal loving Birthday child.  Adults are also encouraged to participate in the fun!  We guarantee our animals will make your Instagram and Facebook pictures wild!

 

Contact Information

Wild Side Zoo

wildside-zoo.com

 


 
 
  With four Monmouth County locations, Nicholas Creamery is the perfect addition to your birthday party this year! Choose from several ice cream cakes, or rent the Nicholas Creamery cart for a sweet treat!
 
Nicholas Creamery Cart
Our Nicholas Creamery cart is $499 for two hours (up to 100 people). It includes unlimited ice cream and toppings (four homemade ice cream flavors of your choice and three toppings), cups/ spoons and  Nicholas Creamery scooper on site.
 
Nicholas Creamery Ice Cream Cakes
Just an everyday ice cream cake? C’mon now… we can do better than that :). Trust us when we say- you will love Nicholas Creamery ice cream cakes made with HOMEMADE, small batch ice cream. Our ice cream cakes can be found every day in Atlantic Highlands, Fair Haven and Tinton Falls (opening this Spring!). We offer grab and go but suggest calling the creamery to preorder so we can have it ready for you.
 
   
Locations + Contact Information

   

Fair Haven, Tinton Falls, Fair Haven, Long Branch

nicholascreamery.com

 


 

JC EVENTS brings the party to your door! We ease the stress of party planning and strive to make your parties one to remember! We specialize in balloon installations and event design/decor. Every party is made to be Instagram-worthy! We provide everything from balloons, to focal point setups, to full event decor for your parties! We can help transform any space and help bring your vision to life!

 

 

Contact Information

JC Events

jceventsnj.com

 


The Monmouth Moms 2022 Birthday Guide

Presented by:

 

   The Monmouth Museum, a Museum of Ideas, presents changing art, history and science exhibitions to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves. The Monmouth Museum is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1963. The Museum is ADA accessible, if you require special accommodation call Catherine Esposito at 732-747-2266

The Wonder Wing and Galleries are open Wednesday-Sunday 10AM-4PM. The Becker Wing is open Saturday and Sunday 10AM-4PM.

HOURS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON PRIVATE EVENTS – SEE EVENTS PAGE FOR DETAILS

The Wonder Wing is our Under the Sea themed interactive exhibit space for young children. Designed for early childhood education with elements that stimulate curiosity, enhance understanding, and draw young visitors to experiment, imagine, explore and discover. Featuring a pirate ship, whale slide, treehouse and our tiki theater the Wonder Wing is the ideal destination for birthday party fun.

The Becker Wing is now deeply rooted in the STEAM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics), inspiring children & adults, sparking curiosity & imagination. Explore our Dinosaur exhibit, and dig for fossils in our Dino Digs. You can also read books, watch films or take a break in our Media Center. Air and Space Exhibit coming soon!

Monmouth Museum

765 Newman Springs Rd.

Lincroft, NJ

732.747.2266

monmouthmuseum.org


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