Planning a child's birthday celebration when its freezing outside has its challenges. Fortunately, there are plenty of creative and unique options for indoor fun right in your own backyard... well almost.
Here is your guide to some great local Indoor party locations for kids:
Children's Tea Party: Mrs. B's Tea Parlor -- 2506 West Alamo Avenue Littleton, CO 80120 For the little girl who loves to dress up in fancy clothes and play hostess with her dolls and teddy, a fancy tea party is the perfect birthday treat. For around $15 per person, you can schedule your own Afternoon Tea party which includes a variety of teas, "a bit fancy" tea sandwiches and delectable scones. A birthday crown and small token gifts are also provided. Another option, and possibly more convenient, is to plan your party during one of their Children's Tea Party special events. Look for upcoming events including a Teddy Bear Tea Party, complete with a visit from Goldilocks and the Three Bears! For more information visit www.mrsbsteaparlor.com
Dinosaur Party: Morrison Natural History Museum -- 501 Hwy 8 Morrison, CO 80465 A dinosaur birthday party is an ideal theme for your favorite "dino-maniac". Let the adventure begin at The Morrison Natural History Museum where they offer a V.I.P. -- Very Important Paleontologist -- birthday party package. For a flat rate of $150, and up to 25 guests, the party package includes a variety of hands on activities -- such as a live reptile encounter, a guided museum tour and private use of the newly refurbished Discovery Outpost -- a party room for cake and gift opening. You are welcome to bring your own food and decorations, as they are not provided by the museum. For more information visit www.mnhm.org
Arts & Crafts Party: My Art Workshop -- 9126 W. Bowles Ave., Unit 2C Littleton, CO 80123 Voted "Family Favorite" for Birthday Parties by Colorado Parent Magazine 2009. My Art Workshop is an arts and crafts studio offering an educational and fun environment that provides the perfect setting to celebrate a birthday for your budding artist. There are two party packages to choose from, starting at just $195 for up to 10 guests. Both packages offer a variety of themes and include a craft project for each guest, colorful balloons, invitations and more. Nearly everything you need is included -- just bring your own cake and refreshments -- or for an additional charge they can custom order a cake from Coldstone Creamery. For more information visit www.myartworkshop.com
Wild Animal Party: The Wildlife Experience Museum -- 10035 S Peoria St. Parker, CO 80134 The Wildlife Experience is an educational and entertaining museum with hands on activities that make learning about wildlife and the environment exciting. Perfect for the littlest of nature lovers, the museum offers a unique birthday experience. Party packages are available for as little as $9 per person and include admission to the museum, an Extreme Screen Theater movie, one hour table reservation, party favors and more. For more information visit www.thewildlifeexperience.org
Sports Super Fan Party: Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum -- INVESCO Field at Mile High 1701 Bryant Street Suite 500 Denver, CO 80204 For $250, The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum offers a birthday party package that's perfect for your little sports fan. The package includes two hours in the museum, including time in the "Kids' Zone" -- an interactive room where kids have access to uniforms and equipment from various sports, a guided tour of INVESCO Field stadium and goody bags for each child. Your party facilitator will also set up and provide team specific or general sports- themed party decorations. Additional items including pizza and beverages can be arranged for an additional charge. For more information visit www.coloradosports.org
Beauty Salon Party: Jack & Jill Children's Salon -- 9233 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124 The Glamour Girl Party offers a fun-filled and glamour-packed experience for your little Diva-in-training. Party packages start at $36.95 per guest and include fabulous salon services , cool activities, and a keepsake gift for each child. A private party lounge is decorated with colorful balloons and custom decor, fit for a princess. Choose from a variety of themes including Enchanted Fairy, Hollywood Pop-Star and Pamper Me Spa parties. Additional themes and add-ons are available. For more information visit http://www.jackandjillchildrenssalon.com/