Written by: Jenny and Brooke
As moms of little ones under the age of six, we are both deep in the birthday party circuit! One or both of us is taking one or both of our little ones to a birthday party nearly every weekend. No complaints -- keeps 'em busy, wears 'em out and it's so sweet watching them interact with their little buddies.
We can't even think about it or we get a little choked up... but we'll miss these days in the not-so-far-off future.
So, we wanted to share with you our Top 5 party destinations! If you're planning your child's upcoming party -- here are some fun ideas to consider, in no particular order:
Jenny is pretty much obsessed with this place. She's a Northlander, so this is super close by and her kiddos LOVE it - located just behind AMC on Barry Road (7601 NW Roanridge Rd., Kansas City, MO 64151).
We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym is Kansas City's only sensory gym. They're committed to providing a safe, nurturing and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and play. They offer equipment such as suspended swings, rock climbing wall, climbing net, trampolines, a zipline (SO fun for the kids!) as well as an infant and toddler play room and arts + crafts area. Everything is designed to provide a unique play experience for all age groups!
Birthday parties at We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym are so fantastic because they are private! We've all been to parties where the facility was packed with other kids. 'We Rockers' truly get to enjoy their special day and celebrate with their friends because the place is all THEIRS!
A large party room you can decorate and they provide suggestions on craft projects and sensory activities that incorporate party themes! Party planning can be stressful. They are there to help make it the enjoyable experience that it should be!
Jenny has already booked Miles' 4th birthday party coming up in December! So excited.
Learning2Fly is THE place to be for curious minds and energetic bodies of all ages! They have weekly aerial silks and aerial yoga classes for kids and adults. They specialize in aerial fitness birthday (and bachelorette) parties! Year round youth camps for kids when school is out of session (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter breaks). They also host K - 12 school field trips and teach kids '7 habits of health'. They host a seven-week series called 'Kid's Healthy Adventures'. It takes a whole village to raise healthy people! Learning2Fly would love to be a part of your village.
What makes this a special birthday party destination is that your child and their friends will not only engage in physical activity, they're learning a skill! It's a unique opportunity and one that they're sure to love.
Learning2Fly is located at 4711 Lamar, Mission, KS 66202 (in the white geodesic dome off I-35 and Lamar).
Jenny's daughter, Julianne, was invited to a party at Orange Easel in the early part of 2015. So impressed by the entire celebration, she booked her daughter's party that very day! If your kiddo is into arts and crafts... THIS is THE place for your party!
Orange Easel offers the best ART parties in the Kansas City metro. They're not your typical painting party. Artists build with clay, make jewelry, learn tie dye, explore 'art in the dark', and even THROW paint at the wall (I mean, what kid doesn't love THAT - and won't even get into trouble for it!) to create one-of-a-kind splatter art. There are twelve different party packages available... something for everyone!
The Orange Easel staff takes care of EVERYTHING from start to finish (side note from Jenny: this is absolutely true. I was able to sit back and watch the festivities as the amazing staff handled every detail). They are masters at managing the clock and a room full of excited young artists. They even help with the gift opening (another side note from Jenny: quite possibly my favorite part of the day. Each child handed my girl the gift they brought... they sat side by side on a little bench as she opened. All of the other kids sat comfortably and watched. It was precious and let each child know how much their gift was appreciated.)
Here are some pics from Jenny's daughter's party last year at Orange Easel. Highly recommend!
They sure do make birthday parties easy! Brooke's a busy working mom with two kids a husband who travels for work. Any help in the party planning department is much appreciated. So, she was thrilled to just 'show up' on the big day and watch as her daughter and all of her pals had the time of their lives jumping and climbing! sheKC recently blogged about Urban Air... read more here!
Urban Air is located at 14401 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66223.
Angela, the newest member of the sheKC staff, took her daughter to a birthday party at Got Art Gallery on Third last year. She says her daughter STILL talks about the fun she had that day!
Got Art Gallery on Third was established to provide a venue for local and regional artists to exhibit their work in the Downtown Lee's Summit area, as well as a full art studio and classroom space.
All activities are tailored to the birthday child's age and interests, as well as the age range of all guests participating!
Got Art Gallery on Third is located at 18 SW Third St., Lees Summit, MO 64063.