Birthday Party Guide

Your Guide to Planning the BEST Birthday party in NYC, Upper East Side!

By Adina Kayton January 9, 2023

Birthday parties are a magical time for kids, they get to invite their best friends, family and have a wonderful time doing their favorite things with their favorite people! Let this time be magical for you as well, I have picked some of our favorite venues and listed them below. You can trust their service to be amazing and your kids to have a great time! 

Wihout further ado:

Bubble Dad
Will Travel For Parties   

In 2013 Bubbledad made his first giant bubble. Now he can't stop! Bubbledad (performer/educator Chris Catanese) has brought smiles to tens of thousands of kids (and adults!) from Manhattan to Mumbai with his bubble wizardry. His indoor and outdoor performances create a magical bubblescape featuring mesmerizing bubbles of all shapes and sizes. As a former educator, Bubbledad infuses each show with a little fun science. Chris encourages kids to adopt a D.I.Y. attitude through his builder/maker character. Bubbledad shows kids how to make many of the bubble blowers he uses in the show.
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Check him out on Instagram 
Science Show for Kids
Will Travel For Parties   

For over 5 years Crazy Science has provided top-quality educational and fun science programs for kids. Their 100% interactive kids parties are performed by Broadway Backgrounded Actors who bring all necessary equipment to the location of your choice. On-site science laboratory, where science fiction becomes a reality! Huge Dry Ice and Liquid nitrogen explosions, (U) ice cream making. Also available After-School, Boys and Girls Scout, Summer Camp Programs. Insured and Approved by Department of Education.
Call them today: 347-401-2494
Check them out on Instagram 
345 East 85th Street

At Let’s Dress Up we have various options available for summer fun. We have our usual weekend Play sessions of course. And then we have partnered with the wonderful people at Four Corners Creative to bring you some traditional camp week offerings with various themes where children will play, dance and do arts and crafts. Last year’s themes included Rockets and Rainbows, Mythical Creatures and Animal Adventures.
Ages 2.5-5, two hour morning sessions, available to be booked by the week at our Upper East Side location. June and July weeks available. Open to booking private pods, other weeks and theme suggestions.
NY Kids Club
219 East 67th Street 
Let their fantastic staff take care of all your needs while you enjoy the party with everyone else. More details here.
Jody's Gym
244 East 84th Street
"Parents and kids are bursting with joy during an action-packed hour and a half where kids swing from bars, balance on beams, tumble, climb and stretch to their hearts delight!" What more could a parent wish for? Click here for more details!
The Gaga Center
230 East 93rd Street
"Our high-energy parties are 1.5 hours of pure gaga fun. They include music, pizza, juice, paper goods, and an amazing coaching staff! Let our event planners take care of it all!" Click here to start your booking!
Let's Dress Up!
345 AEast 85th Street
"Choose one of our all-inclusive birthday party packages to make your daughter’s day one of her most cherished childhood memories. The birthday girl and her family will have a total of 2 hours in our magical castle (15 minutes before and 15 minutes after), while guests enjoy 90 minutes."
Click here for their package options!
The Craft Studio
1657 3rd Avenue 
Have crafter on your hands? You need to have your party here, they have so many options for your child to create, design and have a great time together with their friends! Click here for package options!
The Art Farm
431 East 91st Street
Does your kiddo loves bunnies, turtles and all other small animals? Then they would love to have their birthday party at the Art Farm on the UES! Click here for details! 
My Gym UES
1608 First Avenue
"Celebrate your child's birthday with exhilarating age-appropriate games and original activities, relays, rides, songs, puppets, and more. Our Space Flight ride and special Birthday March make it clear this is no ordinary celebration." Click here for package options!
16 Handles
2nd Ave and East 81st
Frozen yogurt, Ice Cream and Smoothies for a birthday party? Sounds pretty sweet to me!
Find out more here!
Kids at Art
1412 Second Avenue
Their fabulous art studio is exclusively yours for 1 ½ hrs. Check out their four great children’s birthday party options here!
Sing-Along with Olivia
Will Travel Anywhere in Manhattan and Further
The sing-along is 45 minutes of music & fun outdoors! * bring a blanket * Olivia provides instruments & toys and it’s a very interactive class.
 Click here for more details.