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April 2014


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ANNUAL Party Extravaganze Guide

Google, Yahoo and Bing might be how some people search for kids party resources. But, local moms know that FAMILY Magazine is the best way to find party resources for kids in  Maryland (MD), Virginia (VA) and Washington DC.

Get ready to blow out the candles - It's Party Time! FAMILY Magazine's Party Extravaganza Guide has all of the resources you need to make your event memorable. From party planners and fantastic locations to photographers and magicans. You're sure to find that special something to make your celebration spectacular.

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Animals


Ponies Plus
www.poniesplus.org
poniesplus1@msn.com • 571-283-2408
Pony rides, petting zoo and ice cream to your door step. Birthday parties, corporate summer programs. Daycare, school and church fairs. Smiles are our specialty!

Reptiles Alive!
www.reptilesalive.com
reptilesalive@gmail.com
703-560-0257
Wildly exciting, interactive and hands-on live animal shows your child will never forget.

Reston Zoo
www.restonzoo.com
703-757-6222
1228 Hunter Mill Rd. • Vienna, VA
Zoo admission, animal feed, pony rides, lamb bottle feeding, animal encounter and zoofari wagon ride.

Under The Sea
www.touchthesea.org
underthesea_mail@yahoo.com
703-464-4763
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Under the Sea specializes in exciting and educational presentations for schools, parties, camps, scouts and more. We bring live sea creatures such as starfish, puffer fish, conchs, and crabs to teach about the amazing animals below the ocean waves!

Balloon  Sculpting

Bella Flair
www.bellaflairdesign.com
bellaflair@hotmail.com
240-876-6584
Balloon decorations.

Michael Chamberlin, Magician
www.mikecmagic.com
mikecmagic@hotmail.com
301-656-5693
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
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 and Treats

Ice Cream Truck
www.poniesplus.org
poniesplus1@msn.com
571-283-2408
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Peace, love, and ice cream! Bringing ice cold treats to your summer program, daycares, birthdays, employee appreciation, school and church fairs, movie nights and more. Serving Good Humor, Jack & Jill and Popsicle brand novelties.

Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes
www.justaskmo.com
justaskmo@gmail.com
703-359-5055
Fairfax, VA
For over 10 years, Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes has been providing award winning party, wedding and allergen-free cakes that taste as great as they look - with excellent customer service and the added benefit of delivery within the DC metro area.

Tiny Chefs
www.tinychefs.com
info@tinychefs.com
301-518-6108
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Tiny Chefs brings the party right to your kitchen! Aspiring chefs will learn cooking basics while discovering how fun it is to cook for themselves and others. In addition to hosting parties and private classes in your home, Tiny Chefs holds after school enrichment classes and camps at over 35 locations in the DC Metro area. It’s all fun, educational and healthy!

Educational Parties

Classic Tales ‘n Tunes
www.classictnt.com
info@classictnt.com
703-848-9808
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Award-winning program of stories, puppets, music, and movement in English, Spanish and American Sign Language! Choose from 36 different themes: Farm Animals, Trains, Zoo Animals, Fiesta and more! Call or email now for the best party ever!

Curiosity Zone
www.curiosityzone.com
info@curiosityzone.com
703-723-9949
43135 Broadlands Ctr. Plaza #123
Ashburn, VA
Science parties in a lab built just for kids! Ages 2-10. We do just one party at a time; our lab is exclusively yours. Themes: Slime, Glow, Blast & Bubble, Lego Space Adventure & Mixed-up Zoo. Shadow wall, test tube drink experiments and more!

Edgemoor Art Studio, Inc.
www.edgemoorartstudioinc.com
ruthcjohnsen@gmail.com
703-490-2355
12616 Lake Ridge Dr.
Woodbridge, VA
Area Served: Virginia
2013 Seefeldt Award Winner Edgemoor Art Studio, offers one-of-a-kind custom designed birthday parties for children and teens! Art lesson/activity, decorations, materials, set-up and clean up, balloons! You bring the cake, we do the rest!

Engineering For Kids
www.engineeringforkids.com
540-940-2910
Area Served: DC, MD, Northern VA
We offer hands-on engineering birthday fun, robotics, rockets and more!

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
www.gadsbystavern.org
gadsbys.tavern@alexandrava.gov
703-746-4242
134 N. Royal St. • Alexandria, VA
Make your child’s birthday a historic occasion! Choose from three historic sites. Become and apprentice and make your own potion. Train to be the next member of the volunteer fire company. Or have a tea party where George Washington celebrated his birthday. Includes a party leader.

Gymboree Play & Music
www.gymboreeclasses.com
703-836-2277
6045 Burke Center Pkwy., #204
Burke, VA
14155 Sallyfield Cir. • Chantilly, VA
We’ll create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid friendly, age appropriate activities guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up! Our specialty is 1st-4th birthdays. Party packages vary by location.

Gymboree Play & Music
www.gymboreeclasses.com
301-589-0064
921 B Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD
6831 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD
2639 Connecticut Ave., NW #113
Washington, D.C
We’ll create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid friendly, age appropriate activities guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up! Our specialty is 1st - 5th birthdays. Party packages vary by location.

Jane Franklin Dance
www.janefranklin.com
janefranklindance@gmail.com
703-933-1111
3700 S Four Mile Run Dr.
Arlington, VA
Jane Franklin Dance enlivens any birthday with vibrant music and dance through physical story-telling. Come stretch your muscles and find a whole new way of moving while using your imagination. Make a birthday to remember - you and your friends, and maybe parents, will be on stage and be a star. Affordable group rates for party + workshop or performance.

Madame Tussauds
www.madametussaudsdc.com
866-823-9565
1001 F St. NW • Washington, DC
Celebrate your birthday with your favorite stars at Madame Tussauds Washington, DC. With three all inclusive packages, we have something for everyone!

Oogles n Googles
www.ooglesngoogles.com
703-542-7711
4080 Lafayette Center Dr. • Chantilly, VA
Unique activity-based themed kids birthday parties, all inclusive, for ages 3 - 10.

Reptiles Alive!
www.reptilesalive.com
reptilesalive@gmail.com
703-560-0257
Wildly exciting, interactive and hands-on live animal shows your child will never forget.

Reston Zoo
www.restonzoo.com
703-757-6222
1228 Hunter Mill Rd. • Vienna, VA
Zoo admission, animal feed, pony rides, lamb bottle feeding, animal encounter and zoofari wagon ride.

Scienzminds
www.scienzminds.com/familymagazine
support@scienzminds.com
800-709-6509
4437 Brokfield Corporate Dr., Ste. 204
Chantilly, VA
Kids will hav a great time building hands on projects and will elarn concepts in science and math in the process.

Tiny Chefs
www.tinychefs.com
info@tinychefs.com
301-518-6108
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Tiny Chefs brings the party right to your kitchen! Aspiring chefs will learn cooking basics while discovering how fun it is to cook for themselves and others. In addition to hosting parties and private classes in your home, Tiny Chefs holds after school enrichment classes and camps at over 35 locations in the DC Metro area. It’s all fun, educational and healthy!

Entertainers and Fun That Comes to You


BalletNova Center for Dance
www.balletnova.org
info@balletnova.org
703-778-3008
3443 Carlin Springs Rd.
Falls Church, VA
Celebrate your birthday with a dancing ballerina party! Learn dance moves, take pictures with a ballerina and more.

Carousel Puppets
www.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. Everyone gets to make their own puppet that they can take with them. We can also supply goody bags with lots of puppet related items so everyone has something they can take home.

Catriona’s Castle
www.catrionascastle.com
karen@catrionascastle.com
301-972-7549
19005 Wootton Ave. • Poolesville, MD
Fairy Godmother, Pirate Queen, or Mother Goose brings 30 costumes, props, scenery. Your kids perform. 15 classic stories for girls/boys ages 2-12. 45-60 minutes. Favors, cakes, invitations. 2 hr complete party w/china tea party & treasure hunt.

Classic Tales ‘n Tunes
www.classictnt.com
info@classictnt.com
703-848-9808
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Award-winning program of stories, puppets, music, and movement in English, Spanish and American Sign Language! Choose from 36 different themes: Farm Animals, Trains, Zoo Animals, Fiesta and more! Call or email now for the best party ever!

Engineering For Kids
www.engineeringforkids.com
540-940-2910
Area Served: DC, MD, Northern VA
We offer hands-on engineering birthday fun, robotics, rockets and more!

HB Productions DJS/Entertainment Services
www.hbproductionsdjs.com
info@hbproductionsdjs.com
703-801-1547
Disk jockeys and other entertainment.

Ice Cream Truck
www.poniesplus.org
poniesplus1@msn.com
571-283-2408
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Peace, love, and ice cream! Bringing ice cold treats to your summer program, daycares, birthdays, employee appreciation, school and church fairs, movie nights and more. Serving Good Humor, Jack & Jill and Popsicle brand novelties.

Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes
www.justaskmo.com
justaskmo@gmail.com
703-359-5055
For over 10 years, Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes has been providing award winning party, wedding and allergen-free cakes that taste as great as they look - with excellent customer service and the added benefit of delivery within the DC metro area.
Michael Chamberlin, Magician
www.mikecmagic.com
mikecmagic@hotmail.com
301-656-5693
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
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.

Oh Susannah
www.susannahmusic.com
susan@susannahmusic.com
301-933-2006
Get guests dancing with an award-winning singer who performs at dozens of venues and the Kennedy Center. Group participation, favorite songs, rhythm instruments, balloon animals. Audio demo. Ages 1 - 6.

Party Central
www.partycentralrocks.com
party-central@msn.com
301-330-6999
DJ dance party with music and games. We’re non-stop fun and energy.

Party Pals
laurak2009@verizon.net
www.partypals.us • 571-265-3898
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Indoor/outdoor good-old-fashioned fun! We come to you! Master’s in Education!

Ponies Plus
www.poniesplus.org
poniesplus1@msn.com • 571-283-2408
Pony rides, petting zoo and ice cream to your door step. Birthday parties, corporate summer programs. Daycare, school and church fairs. Smiles are our specialty

Reptiles Alive!
www.reptilesalive.com
reptilesalive@gmail.com
703-560-0257
Wildly exciting, interactive and hands-on live animal shows your child will never forget.

Revival Homemade Beauty
www.revivalhomemadebeauty.com
revivalhomemadebeauty@gmail.com
571-210-2164
Our customized mobile spa parties guide guests through an entire facial process utilizing all natural ingredients to create beautiful, healthy skin. At each step our hostesses help guests mix, mash and stir their own scrubs, toners, masks and lotions for a true hands-on, unique experience.

Woodfield Magic & Comedy
www.woodfieldmagic.com
barry@woodfieldmagic.com
703-851-7606
Hilarious magic that will make your child’s birthday party amazingly successful, memorable and fun, guaranteed!

Face Painting

Funfit  Family
Fitness Center
www.funfit.us • celia@funfit.us
888-8-FUNFIT • 301-975-009
17511 Redland Rd. • Rockville, MD
Award-winning parties 1-12yrs. Our place to yours! Build-Your-Own or Themes. Dance/PJ, Carnival, Pirates, Princess, Thomas, Sports, Tribal, Music, KungFu, Yoga, Moon bounce, Mazes, Face Paint & More!  
Party Pals
laurak2009@verizon.net
www.partypals.us • 571-265-3898
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Indoor/outdoor good-old-fashioned fun! We come to you! Master’s in Education!

Ponies Plus
www.poniesplus.org
poniesplus1@msn.com • 571-283-2408
Pony rides, petting zoo and ice cream to your door step. Birthday parties, corporate summer programs. Daycare, school and church fairs. Smiles are our specialty.

Goodies For Your Party

AMF Bowling
www.amf.com
855-263-7278
8 Locations In The Greater
Washington D.C. Area
Join our Birthday Club! AMF parties have more options than ever at a new lower price!

Curiosity Zone
www.curiosityzone.com
info@curiosityzone.com
703-723-9949
43135 Broadlands Ctr. Plaza #123
Ashburn, VA
Science parties in a lab built just for kids! Ages 2-10. We do just one party at a time; our lab is exclusively yours. Themes: Slime, Glow, Blast & Bubble, Lego Space Adventure & Mixed-up Zoo. Shadow wall, test tube drink experiments and more!

Flow Blow Dry Bar
www.flowblowdrybar.com
info@flowblowdrybar.com
571-375-2347
11700 Plaza America Dr., Ste. 130
Reston, VA
Whether it is girls night, preteen party or a party for teens, count on us to provide you with a fun, happy experienc. Don’t worry about looking your best, leave that to us. Just get everyone together, and let us host a party you won’t forget.

Ice Cream Truck
www.poniesplus.org
poniesplus1@msn.com
571-283-2408
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Peace, love, and ice cream! Bringing ice cold treats to your summer program, daycares, birthdays, employee appreciation, school and church fairs, movie nights and more. Serving Good Humor, Jack & Jill and Popsicle brand novelties.

Magicians

Michael Chamberlin, Magician
www.mikecmagic.com
mikecmagic@hotmail.com
301-656-5693
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
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.

Woodfield Magic & Comedy
www.woodfieldmagic.com
barry@woodfieldmagic.com
703-851-7606
Hilarious magic that will make your child’s birthday party amazingly successful, memorable and fun, guaranteed!

Misc. Parties & Celebrations

Amazing Fun Farm at Ticonderoga
www.amazingfarmfun.com
info@ticonderoga.com
703-327-4424
26469 Ticonderoga Rd.
Chantilly-South Riding, VA
At Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga, our goal is to make your event or party planning just the way you like it for any occasion(s). Coroporate picnic, birthday parties, weddings and even charity fund raisers. The Farm is definitely the place for your next outdoor adventure.

Bella Flair
www.bellaflairdesign.com
bellaflair@hotmail.com • 240-876-6584
Balloon decorations.
BounceU
www.bounceu.com
clarksburg.md@bounceu.com
301-515-5665
22530 Gateway Center Dr.
Clarksburg, MD
We specialize in parties, camps, field trips, open bounce, fundraisers and more! Your family will have fun on our awesome inflatables in a secure, private environment. Call us for more information!

Burke Gems and Beads
www.burkegemsbeads.com
burkegemsbeads@outlook.com
703-428-3366
9415 Old Burke Lake Rd. • Burke, VA
We offer our store/classroom for birthday parties, Girl Scout/Boy Scout meetings and any other event imaginable for ages six and up! During your class the participants will learn different valuable techniques to make their own piece of jewelry! Call our store for reservations and more details.

Catriona’s Castle
www.catrionascastle.com
karen@catrionascastle.com
301-972-7549
19005 Wootton Ave. • Poolesville, MD
Fairy Godmother brings 30 costumes, props, scenery. Your kids perform. 15 classic stories for girls/boys ages 2 - 12. Inivitations/cakes/favors.

Curiosity Zone
www.curiosityzone.com
info@curiosityzone.com
703-723-9949
43135 Broadlands Ctr. Plaza #123
Ashburn, VA
Science parties in a lab built just for kids! Ages 2-10. We do just one party at a time; our lab is exclusively yours. Themes: Slime, Glow, Blast & Bubble, Lego Space Adventure & Mixed-up Zoo. Shadow wall, test tube drink experiments and more!

HB Productions DJS/Entertainment Services
www.hbproductionsdjs.com
info@hbproductionsdjs.com
703-801-1547
Disk jockeys and other entertainment.

Flow Blow Dry Bar
www.flowblowdrybar.com
info@flowblowdrybar.com
571-375-2347
11700 Plaza America Dr., Ste. 130
Reston, VA
Whether it is girls night, preteen party or a party for teens, count on us to provide you with a fun, happy experienc. Don’t worry about looking your best, leave that to us. Just get everyone together, and let us host a party you won’t forget.

Ice Cream Truck
www.poniesplus.org
poniesplus1@msn.com
571-283-2408
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Peace, love, and ice cream! Bringing ice cold treats to your summer program, daycares, birthdays, employee appreciation, school and church fairs, movie nights and more. Serving Good Humor, Jack & Jill and Popsicle brand novelties.

Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes
www.justaskmo.com
justaskmo@gmail.com
703-359-5055
For over 10 years, Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes has been providing award winning party, wedding and allergen-free cakes that taste as great as they look - with excellent customer service and the added benefit of delivery within the DC metro area.

Party Central
www.partycentralrocks.com
party-central@msn.com
301-330-6999
DJ dance party with music and games. We’re non-stop fun and energy.

Scienzminds
www.scienzminds.com/familymagazine
support@scienzminds.com
800-709-6509
4437 Brokfield Corporate Dr., Ste. 204
Chantilly, VA
Kids will have a great time building hands on projects and will elarn concepts in science and math in the process.


Party Planners

BounceU
www.bounceu.com
clarksburg.md@bounceu.com
301-515-5665
22530 Gateway Center Dr.
Clarksburg, MD
We specialize in parties, camps, field trips, open bounce, fundraisers and more! Your family will have fun on our awesome inflatables in a secure, private environment. Call us for more information!

HB Productions DJS/Entertainment Services
www.hbproductionsdjs.com
info@hbproductionsdjs.com
703-801-1547
Disk jockeys and other entertainment.

Performances & Entertainment

 

Classic Tales ‘n Tunes
www.classictnt.com
info@classictnt.com
703-848-9808
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Award-winning program of stories, puppets, music, and movement in English, Spanish and American Sign Language! Choose from 36 different themes: Farm Animals, Trains, Zoo Animals, Fiesta and more! Call or email now for the best party ever!

Photographers

Goe Photography
www.goephotography.com
info@goephotography.com
540-268-0990
202 Lane Ct. • Sterling, VA
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Goe Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, and family photography. We offer sensory-friendly sessions, and have over 5 years of experience working with special needs families. Contact us today to schedule your photo session!

Places to Have a Party

All Fired Up
www.allfiredupdc.com
allfiredupquestions@yahoo.com
301-654-3206
4923 Elm St. • Bethesda, MD
Affordable birthday parties. Fun party packages.

Amazing Fun Farm at Ticonderoga
www.amazingfarmfun.com
info@ticonderoga.com
703-327-4424
26469 Ticonderoga Rd.
Chantilly-South Riding, VA
At Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga, our goal is to make your event or party planning just the way you like it for any occasion(s). Coroporate picnic, birthday parties, weddings and even charity fund raisers. The Farm is definitely the place for your next outdoor adventure.

AMF Bowling
www.amf.com
855-263-7278
8 Locations In The Greater Washington D.C. Area
Join our Birthday Club! AMF parties have more options than ever at a new lower price!
BalletNova Center for Dance
www.balletnova.org
info@balletnova.org
703-778-3008
3443 Carlin Springs Rd.
Falls Church, VA
Celebrate your birthday with a dancing ballerina party! Learn dance moves, take pictures with a ballerina and more.

BounceU
www.bounceu.com
clarksburg.md@bounceu.com
301-515-5665
22530 Gateway Center Dr.
Clarksburg, MD
We specialize in parties, camps, field trips, open bounce, fundraisers and more! Your family will have fun on our awesome inflatables in a secure, private environment. Call us for more information!

Burke Gems and Beads
www.burkegemsbeads.com
burkegemsbeads@outlook.com
703-428-3366
9415 Old Burke Lake Rd. • Burke, VA
We offer our store/classroom for birthday parties, Girl Scout/Boy Scout meetings and any other event imaginable for ages six and up! During your class the participants will learn different valuable techniques to make their own piece of jewelry! Call our store for reservations and more details.

C3 Cyber Club
www.c3cyberclub.com
c3cyberclub@gmail.com
703-729-0985
44710 Cape Ct., #118 • Ashburn, VA
At C3 Cyber Club, we pull out all the stops to make your teen feel like a moviestar on their big day. We offer an amazing dance party and gaming experience in a private night club atmosphere. All for an affordable price!

Curiosity Zone
www.curiosityzone.com
info@curiosityzone.com
703-723-9949
43135 Broadlands Ctr. Plaza #123
Ashburn, VA
Science parties in a lab built just for kids! Ages 2-10. We do just one party at a time; our lab is exclusively yours. Themes: Slime, Glow, Blast & Bubble, Lego Space Adventure & Mixed-up Zoo. Shadow wall, test tube drink experiments and more!

Earth Treks Climbing Centers
www.earthtreksclimbing.coom
info@earthtreksclimbing.com
1-800-CLIMB UP
725 Rockville Pike • Rockville, MD
7125 Columbia Gateway Dr.
Columbia, MD
1930 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, MD
Earth Treks’ Climbing Center is one of the hottest party spots around! Whether it’s a birthday party, school field trip, scout event, corporate event, or church outing an Earth Treks climbing party is sure to be a big hit. Climbing is enjoyed by both kids and adults alike and no experience is necessary. Our private climbing party area gives you the privvacy you are looking for while the participants climb to their hearts desire! Questions? Inquire online or if you’re ready Book a Party Online.

Edgemoor Art Studio, Inc.
www.edgemoorartstudioinc.
ruthcjohnsen@gmail.com
703-490-2355
12616 Lake Ridge Dr.
Woodbridge, VA
Area Served: Virginia
2013 Seefeldt Award Winner Edgemoor Art Studio, offers one-of-a-kind custom designed birthday parties for children and teens! Art lesson/activity, decorations, materials, set-up and clean up, balloons! You bring the cake, we do the rest!

Earth Treks Climbing Centers
www.earthtreksclimbing.com
info@earthtreksclimbing.com
1-800-CLIMB UP
725 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
7125 Columbia Gateway Dr.
Columbia, MD
1930 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, MD
Earth Treks’ Climbing Center is one of the hottest party spots around! Whether it’s a birthday party, school field trip, scout event, corporate event, or church outing an Earth Treks climbing party is sure to be a big hit. Climbing is enjoyed by both kids and adults alike and no experience is necessary. Our private climbing party area gives you the privvacy you are looking for while the participants climb to their hearts desire! Questions? Inquire online or if you’re ready Book a Party Online.

Engineering For Kids
www.engineeringforkids.com
540-940-2910
Area Served: DC, MD, Northern VA
We offer hands-on engineering birthday fun, robotics, rockets and more!

Flow Blow Dry Bar
www.flowblowdrybar.com
info@flowblowdrybar.com
571-375-2347
11700 Plaza America Dr., Ste. 130
Reston, VA
Whether it is girls night, preteen party or a party for teens, count on us to provide you with a fun, happy experienc. Don’t worry about looking your best, leave that to us. Just get everyone together, and let us host a party you won’t forget.

Funfit  Family Fitness Center
www.funfit.us • celia@funfit.us
888-8-FUNFIT • 301-975-009
17511 Redland Rd. • Rockville, MD
Award-winning parties 1-12yrs. Our place to yours! Build-Your-Own or Themes. Dance/PJ, Carnival, Pirates, Princess, Thomas, Sports, Tribal, Music, KungFu, Yoga, Moon bounce, Mazes, Face Paint & More!  

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
www.gadsbystavern.org
gadsbys.tavern@alexandrava.gov
703-746-4242
134 N. Royal St. • Alexandria, VA
Make your child’s birthday a historic occasion! Choose from three historic sites. Become and apprentice and make your own potion. Train to be the next member of the volunteer fire company. Or have a tea party where George Washington celebrated his birthday. Includes a party leader.

Great Play of Fairfax
www.greatplay.com/fairfax
info@fairfax.greatplay.com
703-246-9550
11395 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, VA
Our award-winning high-energy parties are truly spectacular events, and your child will receive all-star treatment as the star of the custom-designed event!

Gymboree Play & Music
www.gymboreeclasses.com
703-836-2277
6045 Burke Center Pkwy., #204
Burke, VA
14155 Sallyfield Cir. • Chantilly, VA
We’ll create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid friendly, age appropriate activities guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up! Our specialty is 1st-4th birthdays. Party packages vary by location.
Kids First Swim Schools
www.kidsfirstswimschools.com
Check Our Website For A List of Our 20 Convenient Locations
The KIDS FIRST® Swim Schools are America’s largest provider of year round warm water swimming instruction, operating 20 locations across 5 states, teaching over 100,000 students annually.

Madame Tussauds
www.madametussaudsdc.com
866-823-9565
1001 F St. NW • Washington, DC
Celebrate your birthday with your favorite stars at Madame Tussauds Washington, DC. With three all inclusive packages, we have something for everyone!

Michael & Son
SportsPlex at Dulles
www.michaelandsonsportsplexdulles.com
info@dullessportsplex.com
703-430-9966
21610 Atlantic Blvd. • Sterling, VA
Our sporting environment creates the perfect atmosphere for a fun-filled event! Take your party out to one of our indoor fields or courts where you and your guests will play the sport of your choice. After the  play is finished, the children will relax in one of our large party rooms, and enjoy pizza and birthday cake! Sports include flag football, soccer, basketball, floor hocky, kickball, dodgeball, wiffleball, capture the flag and inflatables! Call 703-430-9966 to book your next birthday party!

Michael & Son
SportsPlex at Rockville
www.michaelandsonsportsplexrockville.com
info@rockvillesports.com
301-838-4455
60 Southlawn Ct. • Rockville, MD
Our sporting environment creates the perfect atmosphere for a fun-filled event! Take your party out to one of our indoor fields or courts where you and your guests will play the sport of your choice. After the  play is finished, the children will relax in one of our large party rooms, and enjoy pizza and birthday cake! Sports include flag football, soccer, basketball, floor hocky, kickball, dodgeball, wiffleball, capture the flag and inflatables! Call 301-838-4455 to book your next birthday party!

Paint Your Own Pottery
www.trulyyourpottery.com
myfriend@paintyop.com
703-218-2881
10417 Main St. • Old Town Fairfax, VA
A creative fun-filled party for your child and friends. No need to worry about party bags. Each child will make an individualized keepsake of the day to be picked up after the pottery is glazed and fired. See website for details.

Pirate Adventures
on the Chesapeake
www.chesapeakepirates.com
410-263-0002
311 Third St. • Annapolis, MD
A unique venue for children’s birthday parties. Come aboard our pirate ship for magical birthday parties. Face painting, treasure hunt, indoor party room on site.

Play N’ Learn’s
Playground Superstores
www.playgroundsuperstores.com
rweintraub@playnlearn.com
410-992-0992
9133 Red Branch Rd. • Columbia, MD
Let Play N’ Learn’s Playground Superstores host your child’s next party, and watch as they enjoy playing on the finest playsets, trampolines and basketball goals indoor rain or shine!

Port Discovery
Children’s Museum
www.portdiscovery.org
info@portdiscovery.org
410-727-8120
35 Market Place • Baltimore, MD
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Ranked among the top 5 children’s museums in the U.S., Port Discovery Children’s Museum offers 3 floors of interactive, educational exhibits including Wonders of  Water, The Diner, a mini Convenience Store, Mystery House, and more! New programs daily!

Potomac Nationals
www.potomacnationals.com
info@potomacnationals.com
703-590-2311
Pfitzner Stadium,
7 County Complex Ct. • Woodbridge, VA
Birthday Fun for Family & Friends. Packages include game ticket, pizza and soda, kids zone, on-field celebration and gift for birthday boy/girl. Enjoy professional baseball, mascots, great entertainment, autographs, giveaways, campouts and fireworks!

Reston Zoo
www.restonzoo.com
703-757-6222
1228 Hunter Mill Rd. • Vienna, VA
Zoo admission, animal feed, pony rides, lamb bottle feeding, animal encounter and zoofari wagon ride.
ShadowLand Laser Adventures
www.shadowlandadventures.com
shadowlandbooking@yahoo.com
703-921-1004
5508 Franconia Rd., • Alexandria, VA
703-263-1004
4300 Chantilly Shpg Ctr. • Chantilly, VA
301-330-5546
624 Quince Orchard Rd. • Gaithersburg, MD
410-740-9100
9179 RedBranch Rd. • Columbia, MD
Strap on a suit, enter the huge, multi-level arena and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! Parties, youth group outings, sports team end-of-seasons and office team building.

Silver Stars Gymnastics
www.gosilverstars.com
301-589-0938
2701 Pittman Dr. • Silver Spring, MD
301-352-5777
14201 Woodcliff Ct. • Bowie, MD
We offer birthday parties, open gym, competitive team, camps and classes. It’s not just gymnastics, it’s gymtastic! Laser tag is also available. Visit www.castlelasertage.com for more information. Email: ssoffice@silverstars.com

Tiny Dancers
www.tinydancers.com
jenny@tinydancers.com
703-385-5580
10875 Main St., Ste. 113 • Fairfax, VA
621 S. Washington St. • Alexandria, VA
7474 Limestone Dr. • Gainesville, VA
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.

Town Of Herndon Parks and Recreation Dept.
www.herndon-va.gov
703-787-7300
Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. • Herndon, VA
We offer swimming and playroom parties.

Puppets

Carousel Puppets
www.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. Everyone gets to make their own puppet that they can take with them. We can also supply goody bags with lots of puppet related items so everyone has something they can take home.

Science Parties

Curiosity Zone
www.curiosityzone.com
info@curiosityzone.com
703-723-9949
43135 Broadlands Ctr. Plaza #123
Ashburn, VA
Science parties in a lab built just for kids! Ages 2-10. We do just one party at a time; our lab is exclusively yours. Themes: Slime, Glow, Blast & Bubble, Lego Space Adventure & Mixed-up Zoo. Shadow wall, test tube drink experiments and more!

Mad Science
dc.madscience.org
parties@madscienceofdc.com
301-593-4777
We come to you! DC, MD, VA
Mad Science brings all the exciting science right to your home or community center. See amazing chemical reactions, exciting physics demonstrations, and more!
Scienzminds
www.scienzminds.com/familymagazine
support@scienzminds.com
800-709-6509
4437 Brokfield Corporate Dr., Ste. 204
Chantilly, VA
Kids will have a great time building hands on projects and will elarn concepts in science and math in the process.


Under The Sea
www.touchthesea.org
underthesea_mail@yahoo.com
703-464-4763
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Under the Sea specializes in exciting and educational presentations for schools, parties, camps, scouts and more. We bring live sea creatures such as starfish, puffer fish, conchs, and crabs to teach about the amazing animals below the ocean waves!

Special Activities Dance, Gymnastics, Martial Arts & Sports

AMF Bowling
www.amf.com
855-263-7278
8 Locations In The Greater Washington D.C. Area
Join our Birthday Club! AMF parties have more options than ever at a new lower price!

BalletNova Center for Dance
www.balletnova.org
info@balletnova.org
703-778-3008
3443 Carlin Springs Rd.
Falls Church, VA
Celebrate your birthday with a dancing ballerina party! Learn dance moves, take pictures with a ballerina and more.

Chantilly Academy Gymnastics & Preschool
www.chantillyacademy.com
chantillyinfo@hrcoxmail.com
703-378-4966
14088-K Sullyfield Circle
Chantilly, VA • Area Served: Virginia
From recreational gymnastics, competitive gymnastics, a traditional preschool and great special events. Chantilly Academy is proud to serve Northern Virginia families for 25 years. 1989-2014.

Funfit  Family Fitness Center
www.funfit.us • celia@funfit.us
888-8-FUNFIT • 301-975-009
17511 Redland Rd. • Rockville, MD
Award-winning parties 1-12yrs. Our place to yours! Build-Your-Own or Themes. Dance/PJ, Carnival, Pirates, Princess, Thomas, Sports, Tribal, Music, KungFu, Yoga, Moon bounce, Mazes, Face Paint & More!  

Great Play of Fairfax
www.greatplay.com/fairfax
info@fairfax.greatplay.com
703-246-9550
11395 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, VA
Our award-winning high-energy parties are truly spectacular events, and your child will receive all-star treatment as the star of the custom-designed event!

Party Central
www.partycentralrocks.com
party-central@msn.com
301-330-6999
DJ dance party with music and games. We’re non-stop fun and energy.

Tiny Dancers
www.tinydancers.com
jenna@tinydancers.com
703-385-5580
10875 Main St. Ste. 113 • Fairfax, VA
7474 Limestone Dr. • Gainesville, VA
621 S. Washington St. • Alexandria, VA
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.

Special Activity Parties

Burke Gems and Beads
www.burkegemsbeads.com
burkegemsbeads@outlook.com
703-428-3366
9415 Old Burke Lake Rd. • Burke, VA
We offer our store/classroom for birthday parties, Girl Scout/Boy Scout meetings and any other event imaginable for ages six and up! During your class the participants will learn different valuable techniques to make their own piece of jewelry! Call our store for reservations and more details.

Classic Tales ‘n Tunes
www.classictnt.com
info@classictnt.com
703-848-9808
Area Served: DC, MD, VA
Award winning program of stories, puppets, music, and movement in English, Spanish and American Sign Language! Choose from 36 different themes: Farm Animals, Trains, Zoo Animals, Fiesta and more! Call or email now for the best party ever!

Earth Treks Climbing Centers
www.earthtreksclimbing.com
info@earthtreksclimbing.com
1-800-CLIMB UP
725 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
7125 Columbia Gateway Dr.
Columbia, MD
1930 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, MD
Earth Treks’ Climbing Center is one of the hottest party spots around! Whether it’s a birthday party, school field trip, scout event, corporate event, or church outing an Earth Treks climbing party is sure to be a big hit. Climbing is enjoyed by both kids and adults alike and no experience is necessary. Our private climbing party area gives you the privvacy you are looking for while the participants climb to their hearts desire! Questions? Inquire online or if you’re ready Book a Party Online.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
www.gadsbystavern.org
gadsbys.tavern@alexandrava.gov
703-746-4242
134 N. Royal St.
Alexandria, VA
Make your child’s birthday a historic occasion! Choose from three historic sites. Become and apprentice and make your own potion. Train to be the next member of the volunteer fire company. Or have a tea party where George Washington celebrated his birthday. Includes a party leader.

Glen Echo Park
www.glenechopark.org
rentals@glenechopark.org
301-634-2233
7300 MacArthur Blvd. • Glen Echo, MD
Glenn Echo Park offers art parties for creative kids! For children ages 6-12, choose from 3 hands-on activities. For ages 6 and under, celebrate with customized party. Each child takes home a one-of-a-kind work of art!

Gymboree Play & Music
www.gymboreeclasses.com
301-589-0064
921 B Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD
6831 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD
2639 Connecticut Ave., NW #113
Washington, D.C
We’ll create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid friendly, age appropriate activities guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up! Our specialty is 1st - 5th birthdays. Party packages vary by location.

Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes
www.justaskmo.com
justaskmo@gmail.com
703-359-5055
For over 10 years, Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes has been providing award winning party, wedding and allergen-free cakes that taste as great as they look - with excellent customer service and the added benefit of delivery within the DC metro area.

Paint Your Own Pottery
www.trulyyourpottery.com
myfriend@paintyop.com
703-218-2881
10417 Main St. • Old Town Fairfax, VA
A creative fun-filled party for your child and friends. No need to worry about party bags. Each child will make an individualized keepsake of the day to be picked up after the pottery is glazed and fired. See website for details.

Play N’ Learn’s
Playground Superstores
www.playgroundsuperstores.com
rweintraub@playnlearn.com
410-992-0992
9133 Red Branch Rd. • Columbia, MD
Let Play N’ Learn’s Playground Superstores host your child’s next party, and watch as they enjoy playing on the finest playsets, trampolines and basketball goals indoor rain or shine!

Ponies Plus
www.poniesplus.org
poniesplus1@msn.com • 571-283-2408
Pony rides, petting zoo and ice cream to your door step. Birthday parties, corporate summer programs. Daycare, school and church fairs. Smiles are our specialty

Scienzminds
www.scienzminds.com/familymagazine
support@scienzminds.com
800-709-6509
4437 Brokfield Corporate Dr., Ste. 204
Chantilly, VA
Kids will have a great time building hands on projects and will elarn concepts in science and math in the process.

Silver Stars Gymnastics
www.gosilverstars.com
301-589-0938
2701 Pittman Dr. • Silver Spring, MD
301-352-5777
14201 Woodcliff Ct. • Bowie, MD
We offer birthday parties, open gym, competitive team, camps and classes. It’s not just gymnastics, it’s gymtastic! Laser tag is also available. Visit www.castlelasertage.com for more information. Email: ssoffice@silverstars.com

Sugarfoots
www.sugarfoots.com
202-723-8890
5738 7th St., NW • Washington, DC
Sugarfoots Dollilicious Workshop creates minature replicas of the renowned Sugarfoots multi-cultural dolls. Half the time but double the fun in making them! All materials supllied.

Town Of Herndon
Parks and Recreation Dept.
www.herndon-va.gov
703-787-7300
Herndon Community Center,
814 Ferndale Ave. • Herndon, VA
We offer swimming and playroom parties.
 

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Bella Flair
Bella Flair<br />
www.bellaflairdesign.com
Phone: 240-876-6584
Bella Flair... where beauty and design meet to celebrate your special event.

Chantilly Academy Gymnastics & Preschool
Chantilly Academy Gymnastics & Preschool<br />
www.chantillyacademy.com
chantillygym@hrcox.net
Phone: 703-378-4966
Fax: 703-378-2914
14088-K Sullyfield Circle
Chantilly
VA
20151
Area Served: Virginia
Ages Served: 18mos. - 18 yrs. old
From recreational gymnastics, competitive gymnastics, a traditional preschool, and great special events, Chantilly Academy is proud to serve Northern Virginia families for 25 years, 1989-2014.

Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes
Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes<br />
http://justaskmo.com/
justaskmo@gmail.com
Phone: 703-359-5055
Location: Fairfax, VA
Area Served: DC, MD & VA
Ages Served: All
Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes is an award-winning bakery with the added convenience of delivery. Celebrating 10+ years in business, we pride ourselves on great customer service, attention to detail and flexibility to work within allergy/dietary needs.

Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes
Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes<br />
http://justaskmo.com/
justaskmo@gmail.com
Phone: 703-359-5055
Location: Fairfax, VA
Area Served: DC, MD & VA
Ages Served: All
For over 10 years, Just Ask Mo Custom Cakes has been providing award winning party, wedding and allergen-free cakes that taste as great as they look - with excellent customer service and the added benefit of delivery within the DC metro area.

Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake<br />
www.chesapeakepirates.com
mail@chesapeakepirates.com
Phone: (410) 263-0002
311 Third St.
Annapolis
MD
21403
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Area Served: DC, MD & VA
Ages Served: 3-10
Come aboard our pirate ship at Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake. A family friendly pirate cruise perfect for family fun, birthday parties, and field trips. Facepainting, dress up, water cannons and sunken treasure! Indoor party room on site.

Pump It Up of Manassas
Pump It Up of Manassas<br />
pumpitupparty.com
Phone: 703-749-8006
Fax: 703-361-0733
10110 Battleview Parkway
Manassas
VA
20109
Area Served: DC, MD & VA
Ages Served: 2-18+
Voted 2012 Best Place to have a Birthday Party and Best Party Entertainer by readers of family magazine! At Pump It Up, your party is always a memorable experience. There's fun for all ages in our private, indoor arenas with gigantic inflatables.

Reston Zoo
Reston Zoo<br />
http://www.restonzoo.com
Phone: (703)757-1800
1228 Hunter Mill Rd
Vienna
Virginia
22182
Area Served: DC, MD & VA
Ages Served: All Ages!
30 ACRES OF FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN! Take a Zoofari wagon ride and see zebra, camel, antelope, bison, ostrich and more! Hundreds of Animals, Petting Zoo & Animal Feed, Live Animal Encounters, Birthday Parties, Summer Programs, Field Trips and Pony Rides.

Revival Homemade Beauty
Revival Homemade Beauty<br />
www.revivalhomemadebeauty.com
Phone: 571-210-2164
Ages Served: 6 - 106
Mobile Spa Parties! Create all-natural scrubs, toners, masks and lotions. Make your own and take it home. Customize your party.