Birthday Party Ideas

Parties, Themes and More!

Feeling stressed about how to celebrate your little one’s birthday? Hoboken is full of great options for birthday parties. You can throw your bash in a castle, at your home, in the park, on the banks of the Hudson at Pier A, or rent space around town. The possibilities are endless. So whatever you decide, have fun and go with the flow. Don’t forget, it’s a party! If you think of anything to add to our list, please let us know. You can email

Birthday Party Services:

  • Boo Doodle Entertainment! 212-604-4789. Professional family entertainment company serving New York City, and Westchester & Rockland counties in NY. Bergen and Hudson counties in NJ, including Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken and the surrounding areas. Perfect for children’s birthday parties, social, corporate, formal and casual private events.Themed events, fairs, restaurants and festivals. Shows include Silly Magic, Cute Face Painting & Balloon Twisting!!! (AKA “Boo the Clown” and “Miss Boo”)
  • Cooktivity, Denise Ruis or Kerri Horgan 845-721-0447.  Let Cooktivity turn your kitchen into a learning space of fun, skill-building, education, health and creativity! We come to you bringing our passion for teaching and our love of cooking. Your kids have fun, build self-esteem, and learn new skills. Services include birthday parties, private lessons, play dates, after school programs, holiday parties, and work with the Girl/Boy Scouts. Email:
  • Fun Bus, 973-731-5437.  Turn your son or daughter’s next birthday into the ride of a lifetime by climbing aboard the Fun Bus. Specially designed for children ages 2-7, the Fun Bus is a “party on wheels” that is guaranteed to bring the fun right to you! Email:
  • Just 4 Kids Salon & Birthday Party Center (201) 653-KUTS (5887) We are a full service salon and day spa, geared specifically to children! We specialize in boys and girls haircuts, girls manicures, pedicures and facials, as well as fun and comprehensive birthday party packages for children, aged 3 thru 13. Located in Monroe Center, 720 Monroe Street, Suite E-313. Email:
  • The Lizard Guys, (908) 722-1519.  One-hour of interaction with nearly 10 various animals and a brief history about your child’s new friends that covers everything from what they eat to how they protect themselves. Email:
  • Little Club Heads at Broad Street Ballroom in NYC. (917) 327-3268 Little Club Heads revolutionized the idea of “family time” by providing a dance party experience for children aged 12months-10years old and their parents
  • Party Maniacs, Scott Levy (973) 376-2211.  Since 1996 – We come to you with fast paced musical games, face painting, balloon sculpting, group dances, and much more. Our video clips are a must see. Email:
  • Mad Science,  Julie Serritella, Mad Science of Union and Hudson.  Phone (973) 542-8366.  Fax (888) 317-4639.  Party host comes with a little magic, a little science, lots of kid (and some parent) participation. Email:


  • Hoboken Boot Camps now brings you Kids Fitness and Birthday Parties!  90 Minute Party, Minimum of 2 coaches, All equipment provided, 60 minutes of warm up/fitness/activities/games, 30 minutes for food/cake (not supplied), Kids Bootcamp Tshirt for each child, $275 for 10 children; $25 each for additional child. Contact to schedule dates and times and to hear about additional party options.
  • Happy Feet Soccer.  HappyFeet is a new and exciting mobile soccer clinic for children ages 2 to 6.  HappyFeet birthday party curriculum includes fun games such as pirates in the sea, foxes and rabbits, king of the jungle, sharks and minnows and many more.  For party information, call 201-484-0880 or check out  Located at  720 Monroe (Monroe Center).
  • The Inner Athlete Big League Birthday Bash: Inner Athlete’s birthday parties include a 60 minutes of sports and games and 30 minutes of food and cake! We provide age appropriate activities that can even be adapted into other exciting themes, such as superheroes, Frozen, princesses, or anything that your child can imagine! We also help with serving food and cleaning up! Click here for a birthday party flyer  (973)-919-7232
  • Urban Jungle Play 1140 Maxwell Lane Hoboken 201-653-4212, email: Urban Jungle Play is a unique play space designed to encourage learning through engaging and active play. We offer all day everyday Open Play, Drop Off playgroups, classes, parties and events.
  • Zumba at Hudson Vibe Dance and Fitness with THE SHAKE & BAKE SISTERS, a new fascinating and unique special event opportunity.  We will let you burn the earned by participating in a heart pumping private Zumba party followed by indulging on a personalized dessert.  Vegan and Gluten free options available. 2 Sisters + 2 Passions = 1 Recipe for FUN!! or

Theatrical Parties:

  • At Theatrical Birthday Parties For Children every child is a rising star.  Get your kids in on the act! Your children will be engaged and entertained with hilarious improv, silly theater games, interactive storytelling, wiggly dancing, lively music and more! Each theatrical birthday party is loaded with age-appropriate activities for kids from 4 to 10, led by a professional actress and Mom who knows how to keep kids involved and laughing. For party package details, email us at or call 917-843-4143.


  • Bricks4kidz.Parties are held at Monroe Center, 720 Monroe Street, E-505, Hoboken, NJ 07030.  Call 201-747-7070 to book your party today! Our programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO(R) bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. Children work with exciting themes such as machines, outer space and mosaics. We also have Mommy & Me, and Kidz Night Out. Please visit, or call 201-747-7070, email


  • John’s Magic, John Carlson (732) 477-3990. Email:  Invite New York and New Jersey Magician, Ventriloqiuist John Carlson to help make your next event one that your guests will never forget! John has shows for children of all ages. Our talented team of goof-balls, magicians, stand-up comedians, buffoons, jugglers, pranksters and funny entertainers are just what you need to throw a funtastic party.
  • Boo Doodle Entertainment! 212-604-4789, Face painting, balloon characters, magic.
  • Circus Fun Productions, Peter Wilson (201) 791-2829.  In addition to Clowns, Magic Clowns, Magicians, Puppeteers, Petting Zoos, and Pony Rides we offer a full line of amusements to add to your event to make your event more memorable


  • The Fuzzy Lemons do concerts, the Family Beach Party, and other events. 201-355-9167. Email:
  • Kid’z Musik All inclusive music parties.
  • Garden Street School of the Performing Arts now brings you Princess and Pirate birthday parties. Choose from an elegant tea, ballet/dance theatre or a buried-treasure pirate party in our beautiful 3000 square foot studio – transformed into your little one’s land of make-believe! Prices start at $300 with add-ons available. Parties are on Sundays for 2 hours (12-2pm or 3:30-5:30pm – times may be adjusted if necessary). You provide food, flatware or servers. Please call 201-683-9100 or email for more information or to book your party today!
  • Little Club Heads at Broad Street Ballroom in NYC. (917) 327-3268 Little Club Heads revolutionized the idea of “family time” by providing a dance party experience for children aged 12months-10years old and their parents
  • True To Kids by Early Development Specialist, Singer/Songwriter, Tanya True. Original Music, Birthday Parties, Playgroup Classes made with Love, wrapped up in SILLY FUN! NJ, NYC, BK, CT 6mos-8yrs Contact at (212) 542-0892.  Email:
  • Preschool of Rock Super hip, and super fun!! Bring Preschool of Rock to your child’s next birthday party. Create an unforgettable, playful and imaginative musical adventure for your child and guests. Parties are 45 minutes long with drumming, shaking, dancing, laugher, and instrument discovery.
    “Amazing – Preschool of Rock was the biggest hit. No one can stop talking about it!!” Email:

Puppet Shows:


  • Greetings from Hoboken, (201) 659-8864, 327 Washington Street, Hoboken


Balloon Art:

Face Painters:

  • Boo The Clown, (212) 604-4789, Face painting, balloon characters, dresses like a clown.

Party Planners:

  • Lili’s Parties, Lisa Troyano, (201) 213-2617. Email:
  • AJB Events  Anita Belle 347-593-8179,  I specialize in social milestone events, while focusing on the teen and younger market. Baby showers, birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, Sweet 16′s, milestone birthday parties, retirement parties, etc. I can plan the entire event from concept to completion, assist with aspects or coordinate the day of the event.  I can provide decorations, centerpieces, backdrops, dessert/candy tables and much more!

Party Favors:


Places to have a party:

In Hoboken:

  • The Crop Shop. Parties start at $325 for 2 hours and 3 art activities.  2-hour child’s birthday party.  The Crop Shop is absolutely delighted to now offer Birthday Party packages for children of all ages! As a parent, you are responsible for whom to invite, which gift your child will love, picking a date that works for everyone… it can be overwhelming! When you book your party here at The Crop Shop, all you have to do is show up! You don’t have to worry about setting up for the party or cleaning up after it’s done. We want you to enjoy the party as much as your child!
  • Dozzino Pizza has a nice backyard for small parties.  534 Adams Street.  (201) 656-6561
  • Jewelry Design- Private event for 5 -12 kids or teens ages 8-18. Select from numerous pieces of jewelry to make.  Each child will construct a finished piece of jewelry. And you get to bring the bling home!  All tools and materials are supplied for workshop.  .  Please contact prior to purchase to reserve date and select jewelry.  720 Monroe St Suite E511, 201.926.9620.
  • Jubilee Center The Jubilee Center, 601 Jackson Street, offers birthday party packages for children of all ages, and is also available for hourly rental. Beautiful, well-lit dance studio with elevator access is ideal for weekly dance, fitness, music, mommy&me classes or meetings. Competitively low rental rates you won’t find anywhere else in Hoboken. Contact Liana Grey, manager of facility rentals.
  • The Little Grocery. Make your child a “Head Chef for a Day” and have the kids cook their own food they can then eat and enjoy.
  • M Avery Design  Parties for Ages 5-6, 7-10 & tweens, teens and even adults. Pick your sewing project and we’ll teach you how to make cool, age appropriate projects.

Stevens University has a gym that they used to rent out. Some say they no longer do this, but if you find out they changed their policy, please let us know.  The sport teams can host the party as a fundraiser for themselves. Call the women’s basketball office at 201-216-8087 for more information.

Hall for Rent, up to 275 people. 302 Monroe Street, call Benny at 201-653-1080. He also has bounce houses for the kids. Sounds like a great place!

The Rue Building at 301 Garden Street rents their space. The contact person is Jorge Montanez at (201) 795-1576. They only rent on Saturday.

Outside Hoboken:

American Girl, New York

Bambino Chef, 213 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 201-333-9090

Ben & Jerry’s, Edgewater

Gymboree of Jersey City

Edgewater Binghamton Racquet Club, Edgewater, (201) 945-9500

Made with Love, Bakery and Cafe, Jersey City (201) 850-3260

Bowling at Hudson Lanes, Jersey City

Bowl Rite Lanes, Union City

Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas, Edgewater (201) 840-0699

Edgewater Golf (mini golf) 201-840-4001

Integrity Fencing Studio - “where everything is tailored for your individual needs”.  200 Main St. Chatham, New Jersey 07928 Phone: (713) 732-0766.  Email:

Kids at Work 102 W 14th Street and 6th Avenue, (NYC)

Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ, 201-200-1000

Pizzeria Uno at Jersey City, (201) 395-9500

Wild @ Play, Jersey City (201) 333-4244

Sunny Side Academy, (201) 332-3022. (Port Liberte area). Contact

Create Character Themes

Barbie, Batman, Blues Clues, Bratz, Buzz Lightyear, Candyland, Care Bears, Cinderella, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George, Disney Princess, Dora the Explorer, Elmo, ET, Garfield, Harry Potter, Lilo & Stitch, Madeline, My Little Pony, Pokemon, Scooby Doo, Sesame Street, Smurf, Snow White, Sponge Bob, Star Wars, Thomas the Tank Engine, Wiggles, Willy Wonka, Winnie the Pooh, & Wizard of Oz

DISCLAIMER: The HFA website contains listings from various classes, activities and vendors that should not be considered recommendations. All information is deemed accurate, but is subject to change. HFA assumes no liability for posting information. Families are encouraged to do their due diligence before engaging an entertainer or signing up for an activity.