Do you have a winter birthday party to plan in Westchester? Not looking forward to having 18 kids in your home this winter? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our recommendations for indoor birthday party places in and around Rye, NY. Update: With Covid-19 cases on the rise, it is best to host virtual birthday parties instead of in-person parties. You can contact the party places below to see if they offer virtual birthday parties. Check out our Complete Guide to Hosting a Virtual Roblox Birthday Party.
Private Indoor Ice Skating Birthday Party in Rye
Playland Ice Casino– 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY at (914) 481-5941
A great indoor birthday party place in Rye is the Playland Ice Casino. The thing about ice skating parties in Westchester is that birthday parties are usually held during public ice skating sessions. If you have younger kids or children new to skating, hosting a drop off ice skating birthday party during public ice skating sessions can be nerve-wracking. What we like about Playland Ice Casino in Rye is you have the rink all to yourself for birthday parties. There are 2 rinks available for private parties. Children’s Rink measures 80’x20′ which is a very small rink but ideal for younger children. The Studio Rink is great for older kids or bigger parties. You can also add on-ice instructors to help new skaters and if you want to have a more structured ice skating session. Their packages are all-inclusive and includes pizza and beverages.
Birthday Parties to Burn Off Energy
BounceU– 150 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY at 914-874-5200
If you are looking for an indoor party place that can burn off a lot of energy, then Bounce U is a great option. Although not located in Rye, it is an easy drive to Elmsford right off I-287. Kids are never bored at BounceU parties. The bounce rooms are filled with giant inflatable slides and giant bouncy castles. There is a dedicated party room for cake and pizza. The best part is everything is all-inclusive even the cake and party favors are included. Plus it’s a great option if your child or your guests have a nut allergy because BounceU is a nut-free venue. BounceU is great for an easy, all-inclusive party indoor birthday party in Westchester.
Kids U– 14 Waterfront Place, Port Chester, NY at 914-939-3520
Kids U is a great all-inclusive indoor birthday party place near Rye. We love that it is located near Costco and Whole Foods in Port Chester so parents can run errands after dropping off their child at the party. Plus there is no waiting around for the party to start at Kids U, when kids are dropped off, they immediately have something to do. They start playing at the PlayQuad which is a large multi-level jungle gym that kids love. Rest assured, there is a little toddler area for the younger siblings. After the PlayQuad, kids will move to the Gym where the staff will guide the kids through different age-appropriate activities. The party ends in the party room for pizza and cake. This is a quick and easy all-inclusive indoor birthday party place near Rye.
Fenom Fitness– 67 Grant Avenue, Harrison, NY at (914)-732-3000
If you are looking for a sports-oriented indoor birthday party then you may want to consider Fenom Fitness in Harrison. Kids will have fun doing basketball, relay races, obstacle courses, soccer and more. Pizza and cake are served in the party area next to the gym.
Indoor Birthday Party for the Artistic Child
Nora’s Ovenworks– 64 Halstead Avenue, Harrison, NY at (914)-777-1063
If you want to throw a baking party or a cupcake decorating party in Westchester, Nora’s Ovenworks is a good option. It’s conveniently located near Rye in Harrison, NY. Nora’s Ovenworks offers many different types of parties- from cake decorating to cupcake decorating to cookie decorating. The parties start off with a tour of the bakery (usually led by the owner, Nora) then off to the hands-on portion of the party. There are many creative party packages to choose from- Cupcake Wars party where teams compete to bake the best cupcake or Minion Wars party where every child will decorate their very own Minion cake. The best part about the parties at Nora’s Ovenworks is that kids will go home with their creations. Oh and the Birthday Cake is included in the party package.
MADE Art Studio– 118 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY
MADE Art Studio is a great indoor birthday party place in Mamaroneck. It offers a variety of parties from paint your own pottery to make your own slime to movie nights. Their parties are drop-off parties and instructors help the kids with their project. Parties are assigned to the private space at the back of the studio. You bring your own pizza and cake but you need to be aware that MADE Art Studio is a nut-free venue so don’t bring food products with nuts. At the end of the party, kids take home their artwork which can double as the party favor. Depending on the project, you may end up having to come back to pick up the artwork since it may not be ready by the end of the party (ex: ceramics). Keep this in mind since it will add an extra step to your party planning.
Birthday Party for the Music Lover
Bach to Rock– 130 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY at (914)-341-1457
If your child loves to sing or dreams of being a DJ or loves playing musical instruments, then they will love the birthday parties at Bach to Rock. Bach to Rock offers several birthday parties from Rock Birthday Parties to Karaoke Parties. Your child will feel like a rockstar in their Rock Birthday Party where everybody learns to sing or play a song on keyboard, guitar, bass, drums and everyone leaves with a CD of the song recorded in their state-of-the-art studio. Although most of their parties are geared towards older kids, they do have parties for the younger kids (4-6 years olds) with age-appropriate hands-on exploration of musical instruments and movement games. A private party room is provided for pizza and cake.
Birthday Party for Older Children
Bowlmor Lane– 47 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY at (914)-948-2677
If you have older kids, bowling parties can be a good indoor birthday party option near Rye. Bowling parties are better for older kids (7 years old and up) because of the lack of supervised structure. The set-up is more like a grown-up party where the kids eat and play bowling at the same time. They help themselves to food and drinks at the buffet table. There is staff assigned to your party but he/she is really in charge of making sure the buffet is filled and tables are clear of dirty plates and glasses. In addition to bowling, you can add-on arcade and laser tag to your party. Kids usually have a blast at Bowlmor Lane parties.
Sportime USA– 380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, NY at (914)-592-2111
Sportime USA is a great indoor birthday party venue for older kids. Kids love going to this mini-amusement park in Westchester. There are rides like bumper cars and laser tag plus a lot of arcade games. For thrill-seekers, they will like Super Fly. You will be assigned to a private party room and pizza or hotdog and cake are included in your party package. The only thing to know is the rides and arcades are also open to the public so you should plan for extra help to keep an eye on the kids when the birthday program is over especially if you are hosting a drop-off party.
Do It Yourself Indoor Birthday Party
Do you want to throw a sports party indoors? One way to do it is to rent the gym and a party room at the Bendheim Western Civic Center in Greenwich, CT (not far from Rye) or JCC of Harrison. Then you can bring in party coordinators such as Soccer with Aldwin or High Five Sports Club.
Want to throw an indoor superhero or princess party? Or a clown/magician party? Or a Lego Party? You can rent a party room at Rye Recreation’s Damiano Recreation Center. Then bring in your own party entertainers such as Dave’s Cast of Characters for superhero or princess parties or Mr. Bungles for a fun clown/magician party or Bricks 4 Kidz for lego parties.
The only thing about these parties is that it’s not all-inclusive so you should make sure you have extra help in the party room especially if you are throwing a drop-off party.
The good news is you don’t have to invite 18 children to your house in the middle of winter, there are a lot of indoor birthday party options in and around Rye!
You may also be interested in:
Complete Guide to Hosting a Virtual Roblox Birthday Party
Guide to Preschools in Rye, NY
Interview with Rye Country Day School’s Headmaster Scott Nelson
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