Westchester Birthday Party Ideas: Indoor Venues

It’s cold outside and outdoor parties are definitely out but hosting a party for 18 children in your home does not sound appealing either. Luckily, there are a lot of indoor birthday party places in Westchester. Here are some Westchester Birthday party ideas. If you are interested in a virtual party, check out our Complete Guide to Hosting a Virtual Roblox Birthday Party.

Birthday Party for the Artistic Child

MADE Art Studio– 118 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY

MADE Art Studio 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 projects. 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.

Pinot Palette –108 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY at 914-835-1045

It is amazing the type of art that is produced at Pinot Palette’s paint parties.  The birthday child pre-selects an age-appropriate painting that the entire party works on.  Instructors will guide the kids showing them how to paint in an easy-to-follow step-by-step process.  Then pizza and cake are served in the party room.  Kids get to take home their painting which can double as the party favor.  It’s a very easy party to plan for parents and fun for kids.

Chocolate Works– 450 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, NY at (914) 713-8879

Chocolate Works parties are great for kids who love chocolate and love arts and crafts.  It is a hands-on party where the kids will be part of the chocolate bar-making process from start to finish- from picking out the mold to decorating their chocolate. The best part is the kids will go home with their own chocolate creations which doubles as the party favor! You will be surprised by how much your kids learned at the party- they will go home with a lot of fun facts about chocolates. 

Fun Craft590 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, NY at 914-472-1478

At Fun Craft, they don’t just throw your typical arts and crafts parties.  Kids will have a blast singing and dancing in their state-of-the-art disco room equipped with interactive TVs.  The parties start with the kids working on their arts and crafts and then moving on to the disco room.  There are a lot of themes to choose from- Ceramic Parties to Princess Parties to Stuffed Animal Parties.  Their parties are great for kids who can’t sit through a long period of arts and crafts.

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Private Indoor Ice Skating Birthday Party in Westchester

Playland Ice Casino– 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY at (914) 481-5941

The thing about ice skating birthday parties in Westchester is that they 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 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 include pizza and beverages.

Rye indoor birthday party

Westchester 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. 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.

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 so parents can run errands after dropping off their children 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 party for parents. Note to parents with older children, kids may get bored at party activities at Kids U, we think it is ideal for kids younger than 7 years old.

Rockin’ Jump333 North Bedford Road, Mt. Kisco, NY at 914-743-5730

Rockin’ Jump is a great indoor birthday party venue in Westchester. It is ideal for kids who need to burn off energy. It’s a big trampoline park with several arenas and even a climbing wall. You will get a private party room for your group however, the trampoline park is open to the public so just keep that in mind when you are planning your party. It’s probably ideal for older kids since you don’t want younger children jumping with big kids. They do have staff stationed throughout the arena to ensure safety. It’s common to find birthday party venues in Westchester that are showing their age, the good thing about Rockin’ Jump in Mt. Kisco is it is a fairly new facility.

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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. 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.

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.

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Birthday Party for the Lego Enthusiast

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester– Ridgehill Mall, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY

If your kids love playing with LEGO bricks, they will love the birthday parties at Legoland Discovery Center Westchester.  You will be assigned a dedicated party room where the party host will guide the kids through a LEGO build activity.  Then pizza and cake will be served in the room.  The best part is that kids can stay and explore the attractions when the party is over. However, you should also keep that in mind and make sure you have help to keep an eye on the kids since the venue is open to the public.

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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 a 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 an arcade and laser tag to your party.  Kids usually have a blast at Bowlmor Lane parties.

Sportime USA– 2 Lawrence Street, Ardsley 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.

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Westchester Indoor Birthday party

iFly– Ridgehill Mall, 849 Ridgehill Boulevard, Yonkers, NY (914) 449-4359

Your older child may enjoy an indoor skydiving party. Kids will be suited up and will take turns skydiving in iFly’s enormous wind tunnel. Don’t worry, it’s great for first-timers too since safety procedures will be taught and there is a skydiver instructor helping kids in the tunnel. After skydiving, your group will be assigned to a private party room for pizza and cake. The only thing to note is there is a lot of waiting around since only one person at a time can skydive however, kids love watching their friends skydive so they are usually not bored waiting in line.

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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 at the 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 entertain 18 children in your house in the middle of winter, there are a lot of indoor birthday party options in Westchester!

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