Great Toddler Birthday Party Spots on the Main Line
Smaller kids deserve a fun party, too! Here are some ideal spots.
The toddler birthday party: it’s one of those conundrums. You want your child to enjoy their birthday, to have some activities that they and they friends will enjoy, but the reality is that the majority of guests will be adults — and there’s not much for adults to do at most kid’s party venues. If doing a party at home isn’t an option, try one of these indoor children’s play places and local restaurants.
Host A Party at an Indoor Play Place
934 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr
The party room in the back of the café is a perfect size for up to 15 pint-sized guests, but that’s mainly for eating pizza and cake. During a party, little guests will be there for 45 minutes and in the play area for 45 minutes. The adults can hang out with the kids or in the cafe. There are a variety of themes, and food is BYO or can be arranged. Note: the Play Cafe is closed for the summer of 2017.
Party packages start at $375 for 15 kids.
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Many parents love Lulu’s unique blend of toys that inspire active, imaginative play, and the rustic DIY décor. One of the many aspects of hosting a party at Lulu’s is that you have the option of having a private event with the whole place to yourself or hosting your party during open play. Ordering all of the food and decorations through Lulu’s makes for easy planning, and you can bring your own cake/cupcakes and beverages for adults.
Open Play Fiestas start at $125 up to 5 kids; Birthday Fiestas with exclusive use of the space starts at $375 for 15 kids.
1030 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken
Parties are $350, which includes two hours of play around the space, plus an extra blow-up slide; fruit and juice for the kids; and coffee for the adults.
36 N. Narberth Ave., 2nd Floor, Narberth
222 S. Newtown Street Rd., Newtown Square
Birthdays at The Little Gym are a combination of active fun, like bouncing on an inflatable track, playing with parachutes, or tumbling on mats, with music and songs too. The play area and the party room are separated by a glass wall so adult guests can watch the fun not necessarily hear all the giggles and laughter (and occasional shrieking) that accompany it. Food and beverages are BYO.
Awesome Birthday Bashes at The Little Gym start at $360.
Local Restaurants with Party Rooms
205 Mall Blvd., King Of Prussia
The banquet rooms upstairs at Maggiano’s are made for hosting private events. For kids, there’s plenty of room to roam around; it has high chairs, booster seats and slings for easy containment; and in the banquet rooms, kids under five eat free. Adults will enjoy the central location and, of course, the delicious meal. Food can be served buffet or family style.
Prices start at $19.95 per person; minimum rates apply for private banquet rooms.
379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford
200 West Lancaster Ave., Wayne
If having delicious, local food close to home is an important aspect of party planning, consider White Dog Café. One of the dining rooms can be used for private events, birthdays included. Select a three course meal from a menu of seasonal specialties; kids meals are available a la carte.
Private events start at $40 per person; minimum rates apply for exclusive use of the dining room.
668 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn
A Main Line favorite, Alfredo has two areas for events, the Wine Cellar, a cozy downstairs private room that accommodates 25-30 people, and the main dining area that is available for weekend luncheons and accommodates 40-50 people. A seated four course meal starts includes bruschetta, salad, an entrée and dessert. The only thing you’ll want to bring are your own adult beverages.
Private parties start at $24.95 per person; minimum room rates apply.