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Best Birthday Party Ideas for Kids Around the Sound

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There are lots of fun places for you to host your child’s next birthday around the Sound. Rain or shine, there’s great places to celebrate!

Moss Bay
Row, Kayak and Paddle Center
1001 Fairview Avenue North #1900
Seattle, WA 98109
206.682.2031
http://www.mossbay.net

Head to Lake Union for your child’s next Birthday Bash. An hour and a half of on the water fun followed by cake and ice cream on the docks (Moss Bay provides the cover area, chairs and tables – all food and decoration are provided by you). Enjoy kayaking, swimming and paddle boarding. $20/youth. (Min of 10 kids)

American Girl
3225 Alderwood Mall Boulevard
Lynnwood, WA 98036-4723
http://www.americangirl.com

Plan a party like no other at the American Girl Bistro! The party room can accommodate a party of up to 14 girls. There’s an amazing throne for the birthday girl, crafts, games and a special wall mounted space for the girls to place their dolls during the party. One of the all-inclusive package features a delicious meal with signature pink-and-white cake and ice cream, plus special goody bags and doll tiaras for each girl. The birthday girl will also receive a commemorative keepsake. For girls ages 3 and up. Parties booked based on availability. Go online to make reservations, or call 877-247-5223.

Tacoma Glass Blowing Studio
114 S. 23rd Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.383.3499
http://www.tacomaglassblowing.com

Your group can experience glassblowing! Each person will create a piece of art glass. One on one time with a skilled glassblower helps create a unique hand blown glass piece. Nine shapes and lots of color to chose from. Groups really love this activity because they get to experience glassblowing and have a piece of glass they created to remember the day.

Giraffe and Staff Puppet Company
4824 Fowler Avenue
Everett, WA 98203
425.259.3988
http://www.giraffeandstaff.com

The puppet stage and show that comes to your venue. You choose the puppet show the party guests will see. They will get to meet George, the puppet whose neck stretches 8 feet! And Mizzy Mouse can blow up balloons! After all the children watch the show and meet the giraffe, they get to try their hand at being creative. Giraffe and Staff provide a craft project for the kids to make finger puppets of the characters they see in the show. For kids up to about age 10. Call for details.

Ride the Ducks of Seattle
516 Broad Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.441.DUCK
http://www.ridetheducksofseattle.com

No matter how large or small your party, count on 90 minutes of big fun. Each Duck is piloted by a Captain (all Coast-Guard certified with lots of experience on the water) with a unique name matched only by their unconventional personality. Your party girl or boy will love taking to the high seas with Captain Hope Itfloats and her fabulous purple feather boa, rocking the boat with Captain Helen Wheels and her Barbie drumsticks, or singing a sea shanty with Captain Beau Dayshush – who has a hat and a theme song for every Seattle landmark. Bring you own snacks, and let the kids play Happy Birthday on their Wacky Quackers (duck billed harmonicas) they receive on board.

Vertical World
2123 West Elmore Street
Seattle, WA 98199
206.283.4497
http://www.verticalworld.com

A staple in Seattle since 1987, Vertical World was the first indoor climbing gym in America. Vertical World now has five gyms in Washington: Seattle, Redmond, Everett, Bremerton, and Tacoma. Parties and events are available at all Vertical World locations. Let the kids learn something new, and challenge themselves, all in a safe and supervised environment. You just bring the cake!

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