There are many places to hold birthday parties in the Western New York area. As the Mom of a very social, nine year old boy we have held many great bashes and he has attended many more. Whatever your child’s taste and your budget you can give your child the birthday party they will never forget.
The Buffalo Zoo [716.837.3900 extension 128]offers kids of all ages a great party experience. This is a great option whether your birthday is in winter or summer. The Zoo is located at 300 Parkside Avenue in the city of Buffalo, NY.The zoo has two party rooms available . one holds 25 and the other 50.The price is $10.00 a child with a minimum of 10. There are three party themes: Rainbow Romp, Sslithering Sselabration, and fun feathered Bird Day. Based on which theme you pick you will have live animals shown during the party.
In addition to the animal demonstration the packages include 2 hour room rental, party host, pizza and pop for each child, a gift bag, activities, a gift certificate for the birthday child to the gift shop and admission to the Buffalo Zoo. Also 4 adults are included free with each package. There is an additional charge of $6.00 for adults attending the party.
This is a great place to hold your child’s party. The party rooms are clean , bright and spacious. You can bring in decorations if you choose, but the room is fine with out it. The zoo will gear your party to the age group attending. The party host is a tremendous help. The animal demonstrations are a big hit! This is one of the great bargains when it comes to parties!The zoos website www.buffalozoo.org will give you all the details.
Another great deal is also a municipal facility that offers a great value for a spectacular party experience. The Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome[716.504.3663] is located in the Town of Tonawanda at 175 Brompton Road. This is great for fall- spring birthdays as the facility is only open from October1- May 31. The golf dome offers a party package for $12.00 a child(the guest of honor is free)!
Included in the Golf Dome Party packages a private room, party chaperon, pizza, pop, 18 holes of miniature golf, use of the driving range. All the guests receive passes to other Town facilities and the birthday child gets a special gift.
The Golf Dome is like a little bit of the tropics on a cold winter day. We had our guests dress in tropical attire. The party room is quite spacious . We had room for parents to stay and relax while the kids had fun. You have the option to order additional food for the adult guests. this was a great experience for a party!
If the tropical theme is what you like there is another option in Western New York. Pages Paradise Island [716.656.SWIM] is located in Depew, New York at 4701 Transit Road. Pages Paradise features an indoor pool with a tropical island theme throughout the facility. In addition to the pool there is an arcade, mini golf (in season) and rock climbing. There is also a restaurant on the premises.
Pages Paradise offers three party options. One is a Splash Party. Your 2 hour party includes a party area, 1 hour in the splash pool, 2 slices of pizza per guest, soda, and 10 tokens. the price for this package is $18.95 per person( Fri,Sat,Sun) & $15.95 per guest (Mon-Thurs). The next option is a Neon Mini Golf Party. You 2 hour party includes a party area, 1 game of mini golf, 2 slices of pizza per guest, soda, 10 tokens , and 1 rock climb. The prices for this are the same as the Splash Party.
If you want your guests to do it all Pages Paradise Island offers the Ultimate Paradise Package. This is a 3 hour party that includes a party area, 1 hour in the pool, i game of mini golf, 2 slices of pizza per guest, sods, 15 tokens and 1 rock climb. This package will cost$22.95 per guest (Mon-Thurs) and 25.95( Fri-Sun).
We really enjoyed our party at Pages Paradise. the tropical theme was really cool while the atmosphere was really hot! Their website is www.pagesparadise.net .
Another great place to hold your party is Bounce Magic which has two locations in our ares. One is in OrchardPark, New York [716.677.5867] at 2881 Southwestern Blvd. The other location is in Amherst, New York [716.834.5867].This is an indoor facility with bounce houses slides, etc. and and arcade. This is a great energy release for younger children.
There are two packages offered; The Basic Bounce for $99.99 which includes 2 hours in a party area for up to 8 children, basic white paper products, unlimited fountain drinks, 80 tokens, balloon and invitations. Addition children are 12.50 each and receive 10 tokens each.
The other package offered is the Deluxe Bounce for $149.00 which include 2 hours in a party area for up to 8 guests , 1 pizza, colorful paper products, invitations, 160 tokens, unlimited fountain drinks, balloon and loot bags. Additional guests are $14.99 and receive pizza, 20 tokens and a loot bag.
The younger kids have a ball at bounce Magic. it’s hard to get them to leave. More info can be found at www.bouncemagic.com..
One other pl ace that my son has attended great parties at is Lasertron[716.833.8766] located in Amherst, New York at 5101 North Bailey Avenue. This is the largest Laser tag facility in the U.S. They have hosted 16,000 birthday parties in the last 6 years! In addition to laser tag , there is an arcade and outdoor go-carts.
Lasertron offers many birthday party packages. The most popular one is their deluxe Package for $200.00 for 8 guests. Additional guests are $19.92. This is a two hour party. that includes unlimited pop, one slice of pizza or a hot dog, detailed score sheets, free pass and t-shirt for the guests of honor, group photo, party table for 1 hour, all paper products and of course q 30 minute session of LASERTRON laser tag (ages 7 and up) or a 30 minute session of cybersport(ages 11 and up) or a three race session on the outdoor high speed go-cart track(ages 12 and up). This is a really fun place for tweens and teens! their website is www.laser-tron.com.
This is only a sample of all the great birthday party venues in the Buffalo, New York region. I’ll write about More in a future article. Until then PARTY!