Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fun Things Birthday Party Best List


I have been receiving a lot of request for birthday party suggestions. I thought it would be a good idea to list the birthday party venue, food and cake providers that I have personal experience with. The following list contains birthday product and service providers that I have either used or experienced for kids parties. I am considering making this a permanent feature on my blog so email mail me your birthday party best at tracey@kidsdelco.com and I will add them to the list. Thanks!

Best Party Supplies
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Best Cakes
Wayside Market, Media, PA – best sheet cake. If you looking for sheet cake made to order this is the place for you. They can incorporate any birthday party theme onto your cake.
Kyj’s Bakery, Brookhaven, PA – best traditional cake. I love the frosting on their cakes.
Cold Stone Creamery Springfield, PA – great ice cream cakes with signature flavors like Midnight Delight and Cookie Dough.
Traub’s Bakery, Prospect Park, PA – this is a Delco legend and the cakes are always moist and nicely decorated.
Best Party Venues
Double D Gymnastics, Glen Mills, PA – what I like about Double D is that your party is private. You don’t need to worry about sharing space with others and that makes it easier to keep track of the kids at your party.
Pinocchio's Pizzeria, Media, PA – the back room at Pinocchio's offers great pizza and a private room. The rest is up to you. Bring crafts and activities and this is a good low budget option.
Special Teas Tea Room, Chadds Ford, PA – this place is great for girls ages 5-8. You can really pull off a Fancy Nancy party by having all your guests dress up in their best finery, hats, scarves, gloves and fake pearls.
Makin' Music, Aston, PA – this is a place you can have a high-energy birthday party where your kids can make some noise without getting in trouble
Hidden Valley Farm, Ridley Creek State Park – this is a great place to have pony ride party. They have a small room to have cake and ice cream but the real star will be the ponies.
Linvilla Orchards, Media, PA – if you are having a birthday in the fall, this place is a sure hit. Hayrides, apple picking and outdoor fun. You can’t go wrong.
Color Me Mine, Glen Mills, PA – create your own pottery and keep the kids active. This is a good place to keep the kids active and let them express themselves.
The Creative Living Room, Swarthmore, PA – this is another great creative outlet for your kids. Let the creative staff bring out your child’s inner artist.
Sweet and Sassy, Exton, PA – this is a little bit outside of Delco but if you have a girly, girl, this place offers the full spa treatment and a runway so your little fashionista can show off.
Sproul Lanes, Springfield, PAthis is a nice clean bowling ally and they have dinosaur ball ramps that your kids will just love.
IceWorks, Aston, PA – this is a very large facility and a great place to have a birthday party. It has a separate party room and can offer food and soda packages.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Springfield, PA these parties offer a fun activity and a bear to take home. You could combine this with one of the restaurants in the mall (Friendly’s or Sbarro Pizza) for great party experience.
Winner's Circle, Newtown Square, PA – they have a semi-private room offering video games, fun and good food. Combined it with a night out at the movies at the Regal Edgemont Square 10, and you have a great birthday part for tweens.
Marple Sports Arena, Broomall, PA – this is the ultimate sports arena, from skate packages to mountain climbing packages your athletic 8-12 year old will have a birthday to remember.
Blue Santa Beads, Media, PAanother option for the creative child. Have a bead party, $100.00 for eight kids and they even have an option where they will bring the beads to you for an in-home party.
LoopdiHoops, Ardmore, PAHow about a hula-hoop party? Decorate your hula-hoop or have a hula-hoop dance party. This is another great idea of tweens.
Go Festive FotoBooth Party, Philadelphia, PA – for that really special party or sweet 16, a FotoBooth and dress up clothes can make for a one-of-a-kind birthday.
Best Party Food
Best Pizza
Coco’s Brookhaven, PA – if you like a doughy crust and good sauce this is the pizza for you.
Pinocchio's Pizzeria, Media, PA – the pizza is good but it’s the restaurant that sets the place apart. My family has been going here for years and it’s tradition. Also they have a backroom that’s great for kids birthday parties.
Pat’s Pizza Brookhaven, PA – this is the value play. You can get two medium or large pizzas at a value price.
Best Hot Roast Beef
Ro Lynn Delicatessen Brookhaven, PA – you won’t get lunch meat here, they are doing the real thing. Roast beef with gravy and rolls at a great price.
Sam and Sam, Upland, PA – this a recommendation from a friend. I have heard that this is a great deal for a hot roast beef party platter.
Hoagie Tray
Primo Hoagies, Media, PA – I have never been let down with a Primo Hoagie tray. You get quality meets and bread that your guest will love.
Chicken Nugget Platter
Chick-Fil-A – multiple locations in Delaware County – I only put this category in here so I could tell you what a great hit a Chick-Fil-A nugget platter always is at every birthday party we have.
Mexican
Qdobu, Springfield, PAone of the best birthday parties we ever had was a fiesta theme. Mexican is a great party food and Qdobu offers good catering at a good price.
Pretzels
Pretzel Boys, Aston, PA – buttery good pretzels always make the party.

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