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Good Places to Throw a Kid's Birthday Party in Connecticut

by Jane Rodda

The state of Connecticut is a diverse region made up of New York City suburbs, thick forests, New England farmland and historic buildings. From the southern shores of the Long Island Sound to the north central area of Hartford, there are a wide array of excellent party places in Connecticut.

Arts and Crafts Venues

You may have a budding artist celebrating a birthday. Consider the art studio Best Time Ever in Stamford. It hosts birthday parties centered around creating themed-crafts while also supplying the cake, party favors, pizza, art supplies and invitations. Sew Create and Celebrate is another option with locations in New Canaan and Norwalk. You can have a sewing, American Girl, Stuff-a-Plush or Plastercraft party with ice cream sundaes and party favors as add-ons. At the Cookie Workshop in Trumbull, your partygoers can eat their creation. The party package includes a private party room, decorations, cookie creating supplies, a party coordinator and a cupcake tower.

Sports and Game Centers

Perhaps you have an extremely active bunch for your party. Stamford Twin Rinks in Stamford will host an ice-skating party for you. It includes skating to your choice of music, pizza, drinks, party supplies, a private room, a host and arcade tokens. In Cheshire, you will find Whippersnapper's Play Gym with party packages for 1- to 8-year-olds. It incorporates active games, music and fun in its indoor gym. The party will include decorations, host-led games, setup, cleanup, exclusive use of the facility and cake if you would like. The Sports Center of Connecticut in Shelton features mini golf, batting cages, ice-skating, laser tag, arcade games and paintball. It has party packages that provide the pizza, beverages, coordinator, use of sports equipment and a private party room.

Outdoors and Wildlife

If your birthday celebration happens during the warm season, consider an outdoor setting. The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport offers birthday packages that include carousel rides, pizza, drinks, animal encounters, critter crafts, paper goods, a party coordinator and zoo admission. Riverview Farms in South Glastonbury features a corn maze, a petting zoo, hayrides and an ice cream shop. There, you can have a party under a sheltered picnic area with food, ice cream, hayrides, animal encounters -- and setup and cleanup -- included.

Museums

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks will host your child's birthday party amid its collection of vintage planes and aviation artifacts. You will have use of a private party room, a choice of an activity such as open cockpit, arts and crafts or themed tour and admission to the museum. The New England Carousel Museum in Bristol offers birthday packages that have carousel rides, a party room, themed arts and crafts, goody bags, a gift for the birthday child, tables and chairs. Kid City in Middletown is a children's museum with several themed activity rooms, including a pirate ship and a farm. It has a private party room and is an ideal spot for kids ages 1 to 5.

About the Author

Jane Rodda has been a writer since 2004, with articles featured in "Gameday Magazine" and "Urban Family Magazine." She is also the social media director and lead copywriter for a piano instruction website. Rodda holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies with a concentration in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.

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