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Annual Party Extravaganza

Let’s get this party started! Whatever you’re celebrating — birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs — Washington FAMILY Magazine’s Party Extravaganza Guide has all of the resources you need to make your party memorable. From fantastic locations and party planners to entertainers and musicians, you’re sure to find that special something to make your party spectacular.

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Animals
 
Clark’s Elioak Farm
clarklandfarm.com; clarkselioakfarm@hotmail.com
410-730-4049; 10500 Clarksville Pike (Rte. 108), Ellicott City, MD
Have a fun petting farm party with pony rides and a hayride.

Leesburg Animal Park
leesburganimalpark.com; admin@leesburganimalpark.com
703-433-0002; 19270 James Monroe Hwy., Leesburg, VA
Go wild at Leesburg Animal Park! Enjoy indoor or outdoor party areas, pony rides, animal petting and feeding, kids' play zone and more! Or we can bring the zoo-to-you anywhere in the D.C. metro area.

Ponies Plus, LLC
poniesplus.org; poniesplus1@msn.com; 571-283-2408
Smiles are our specialty! Ponies Plus offers pony rides, petting zoo and an ice cream truck.

Balloon Sculpting

Michael Chamberlin, Magician
mikecmagic.com; mikecmagic@hotmail.com; 301-656-5693
Known as the “Dean of Deception” across Washington for 30 years at birthdays, schools and libraries. Michael’s seamless blend of comedy, magic and audience participation creates a dazzling show for the entire family. A “BEST for FAMILIES” Award Winner.

Cakes, Cupcakes & Treats

Cookology
cookologyonline.com; info@cookologyonline.com
703-433-1909; 2100 Dulles Town Circle, Sterling, VA

Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes
justaskmo.com; justaskmo@gmail.com
703-359-5055; Serving D.C. Metro Area Families
A Best for Families favorite for delicious custom cakes with the added benefit of delivery. Monique works with customers to create fun and beautiful cakes for all occasions, even for those with special dietary needs. As a boutique bakery, we take a limited number of orders, so please book early!

Stay Cool Ice Cream
poniesplus.org; poniesplus1@msn.com; 571-283-2408

Educational Parties

Abrakadoodle
abrakadoodle.com; swalia@abrakadoodle.com
703-538-4278
Northern VA, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, MD
Abrakadoodle parties — no muss, no fuss, just lots of fun!

Party Pals!
partypals.us; laurakpartypals@gmail.com; 571-265-3898
We come to you! Indoor/outdoor children’s party entertainment! Good old-fashioned fun! Masters in Education, Pre-K – Grade 8.

Ponies Plus, LLC
poniesplus.org; poniesplus1@msn.com; 571-283-2408
Smiles are our specialty! Ponies Plus offers pony rides, petting zoo and an ice cream truck.

Entertainers and Fun That Comes to You

Carousel Puppets
carouselpuppets.com; requests@carouselpuppets.com
703-444-9426
Puppet shows for all occasions! Large and colorful marionettes and hand puppets. Our show has lots of lively music and plenty of audience participation. Everyone gets a chance to participate and use some of the puppets. Suitable for all ages. Puppet making workshops are also available. We can also supply goody bags with lots of puppet-related items so everyone has something they can take home.

Michael Chamberlin, Magician
mikecmagic.com; mikecmagic@hotmail.com; 301-656-5693
Known as the “Dean of Deception” across Washington for 30 years at birthdays, schools and libraries. Michael’s seamless blend of comedy, magic and audience participation creates a dazzling show for the entire family. A “Best for FAMILIES” Award Winner.

Mister Barry
misterbarry.com; barry@misterbarry.com; 703-851-7606
See the look of surprise and wonder in your child’s eyes as Mister Barry presents his amazing magic and comedy show.
Party Pals!
partypals.us; laurakpartypals@gmail.com; 571-265-3898
We come to you! Indoor/outdoor children’s party entertainment! Good old-fashioned fun! Masters in Education, Pre-K – Grade 8.

Ponies Plus, LLC
poniesplus.org; poniesplus1@msn.com; 571-283-2408
Smiles are our specialty! Ponies Plus offers pony rides, petting zoo and an ice cream truck.
Face Painting

Abrakadoodle
abrakadoodle.com; swalia@abrakadoodle.com
703-538-4278
Northern VA, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, MD
Abrakadoodle parties—no muss, no fuss, just lots of fun!

Party Pals!
partypals.us; laurakpartypals@gmail.com
571-265-3898
We come to you! Indoor/outdoor children’s party entertainment! Good old-fashioned fun! Masters in Education, Pre-K – Grade 8.
Magicians

Michael Chamberlin, Magician
mikecmagic.com; mikecmagic@hotmail.com; 301-656-5693
Known as the “Dean of Deception” across Washington for 30 years at birthdays, schools and libraries. Michael’s seamless blend of comedy, magic and audience participation creates a dazzling show for the entire family. A “Best for FAMILIES” Award Winner.

Mister Barry
misterbarry.com; barry@misterbarry.com; 703-851-7606
See the look of surprise and wonder in your child’s eyes as Mister Barry presents his amazing magic and comedy show.

Places to Have a Party

Bella Ballet
bellaballetdance.com; info@bellaballetdance.com
301-977-7300; 347 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD
Celebrate your little princesses’ birthday at Bella Ballet! We provide everything including table clothes, decorations, cutlery, and goody bags. The only thing you would have to provide is the cupcakes, juice and birthday girl! Our 9O-minute Princess Birthday Party offers your child and her friends a world of wonder, excitement, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Busch Gardens and Water Country USA
buschgardens.com/va; Williamsburg, VA
Two great parks, one amazing summer. From thrilling rides, captivating shows and animal encounters of Busch Gardens to drenching rides and water slides of nearby Water Country USA. There’s no better place to enjoy the summer.

Cookology
cookologyonline.com; info@cookologyonline.com
703-433-1909; 2100 Dulles Town Circle, Sterling, VA

Glen Echo Park Aquarium
glenechopark.org/aquarium
301-955-6256; 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD
Parties are available for ages 3 and up and include a guided tour of the Aquarium Exhibits and Touch Tank, a themed craft activity, and use of a Glen Echo Park classroom for refreshments.
Harmonia School of Music & Art
harmoniaschool.org; harmonia@harmoniaschool.org
703-938-7301; 204-F Mill St., N.E., Vienna, VA

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
jccnv.org
703-323-0880; 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA
Make your child’s birthday celebration one to remember! Fun for the kids and carefree for the parents, birthday parties are available on Sundays from either 11 a.m.–1 p.m. or 1–3 p.m. Arts and crafts, cooking, games, gym and jam, ballerina and hip hop-themed parties are available.
Kids First Swim Schools
kidsfirstswimschools.com; contact@kidsfirstswimschools.com
See website for locations
The KIDS FIRST® Swim Schools are America’s largest provider of year-round warm-water swimming instruction, operating 24 locations across five states, teaching over 100,000 students annually.

Rockin’ Jump
gaithersburg.rockinjump.com
301-703-3707; 18620 Woodfield Rd., Gaithersburg, MD
Ready to soar in open jump arenas, play trampoline dodgeball, do flips, somersaults, and climb with friends? Rockin’ Jump is the place to be! From kids’ parties to youth groups, you can find everything you want. It’s fitness disguised as fun for all ages.

Robot Works, LLC
robotworksacademy.net; robotworks@cox.net
703-364-5418; 8992 Fern Park Dr., 2nd Floor, Burke, VA
We love robots and so do kids! Contact us for more information about birthday parties at Robot Works.

Roer’s Zoofari
roerszoofari.com; groups@roerszoofari.com
703-757-6222; 1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, VA
Roer’s Zoofari is a family zoo that covers an area of 30 acres. Come on an open air safari bus tour, experience animals up close and personal, or have your party with us.
Shenandoah Discovery Museum
discoverymuseum.net; business@discoverymuseum.net
540-722-2020; 19 West Cork, Winchester, VA
We offer a fun-filled approach to birthdays that allows you to have the party your way. We pride ourselves on providing the most stress-free party experience in the area! Check out our Discovery Museum Sleepovers. Spend the night in your child’s favorite museum!

SkateQuest
skatequest.com
703-709-1010; 1800 Michael Faraday Ct., Reston, VA
SkateQuest is a twin sheet indoor ice skating center in Reston, with full service pro shop, café, and party rooms. Open year round, SkateQuest has been home to recreational skaters, figure skaters and hockey players since 1993.

Sport Bounce of Loudoun
sportbounce.com; party@sportbounce.com
44710 Cape Court, Ste. 116, Ashburn, VA
At Sport Bounce, kids will have tons of fun jumping, bouncing and sliding on our giant inflatables in an open and inviting facility!
 
Tiny Dancers
tinydancers.com; info@tinydancers.com; 703-385-5580
Fairfax City, Old Town Alexandria and Mosaic District Locations
Dreams come true as the birthday girl and her friends dress up in our hand-crafted costumes and perform her favorite story, bringing fairy tales to life with creativity and excitement. Parties are 90 minutes, and include crafts and goody bags.
Puppets

Carousel Puppets
carouselpuppets.com; requests@carouselpuppets.com
703-444-9426; Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Puppet shows for all occasions! Large and colorful marionettes and hand puppets. Our show has lots of lively music and plenty of audience participation. Everyone gets a chance to participate and use some of the puppets. Suitable for all ages. Puppet making workshops are also available. We can also supply goody bags with lots of puppet related items so everyone has something they can take home.

Party Pals!
partypals.us; laurakpartypals@gmail.com; 571-265-3898
Indoor/outdoor children’s party entertainment! We come to you! Custom + boutique events! Masters in Education.

Special Activities, Dance, Gymnastics, Martial Arts & Sports

Competitive Edge Athletic Performance Center
competitiveedgeva.com; info@competitiveedgeva.com
571-398-2813; 14849 Persistence Dr., Woodbridge, VA
Create awesome birthday memories at Competitive Edge! We offer a one stop for your birthday party needs. We’ll create an amazing birthday experience full of memories for your child and guests.
 
Encore Stage & Studio
encorestage.org; info@encorestage.org
703-548-1154
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA
Celebrate your birthday with theatre! Our birthday package includes a party room rental before the children’s theatre performance, and an exclusive backstage tour (for ages 8 and up) or cast and crew Q&A session (for ages 7 and younger). Plus, your child’s birthday will be announced to the entire audience before the start of the show!
 
Fiberart.studio
240-600-0170; 9812 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD
Check out our website to schedule a custom birthday party.

Kids First Swim Schools
kidsfirstswimschools.com; contact@kidsfirstswimschools.com
See website for locations
The KIDS FIRST® Swim Schools are America’s largest provider of year round warm water swimming instruction, operating 24 locations across five states, teaching over 100,000 students annually.

Play N’ Learn’s Playground Superstores
playnlearn.com
410-992-0992; 9033 Red Branch Rd., Columbia, MD
703-502-1864; 4102 Pepsi Place, Chantilly, VA
Let us host your child’s next party at our Columbia and Chantilly indoor playgrounds featuring the finest swing sets, trampolines, basketball hoops, foosball and air hockey. Our parties run for two hours and include party supplies. Bring your own food and enjoy in our colorful party room.

Ponies Plus, LLC
poniesplus.org; poniesplus1@msn.com; 571-283-2408
Smiles are our specialty! Ponies Plus offers pony rides, petting zoo and an ice cream truck.
Potomac Nationals Baseball
potomacnationals.com; join_the_party@potomacnationals.com
703-590-2311
G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium; 7 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge, VA

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
ymcadc.org
Locations all over the DMV - check website for full list of locations
Host the best birthday party at the Y! Let the Y family do everything for your child’s special day. The Birthday Party Team will ensure a fun-filled celebration with decorations, games, activities, and much more.

Zazzy Peacock Studios
zazzypeacock.com; jill@zazzypeacock.com
301-633-4714
12276 Wilkins Ave., Studio A1, Artists & Makers 2, Rockville, MD
Craft parties for kids, teens and adults with many fun and creative projects to choose from.



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