Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's my party

My daughter is about to turn 4 in a month and so the birthday planning begins. What to do, what to do? Here are some ideas of places you can go to celebrate your little ones turning a year older (and calmer??)

Ice Cream Social
Where: Emack and Bolio's (366 Delware Ave., Albany, 512-5100)

From what I found out, you can rent the room for around 20 dollars and have a 'Make your own Sundae" Party. You can choose from a 1, 2, or 3 scoop sundae and E&B's supplies all the toppings. If you prefer less mess, you can order an ice cream cake from them along with the room rental. When the weather is nice there is a great fenced in courtyard... perfect for games and running off all that sugar. For older children you can combine the ice cream party with an hour of mosaic-making at Mosaics by Christine. $15 per child.

Art Attack
Where: Albany Art Room (457 Madison Avenue, Albany, 427-3910)

Like the idea of a messy art party, but shudder at the thought of what that will do to your living room? The Albany Art Room to the rescue. A great location in downtown Albany (right by Lark St) with off-street parking. You can rent the room out for 1 1/2 hours ($150) and according to their website includes: 1. Welcome centers where kids can decorate goody bags, collage, and draw upon arrival. 2. Create a self portrait. 3. Choose a craft (painting, beadwork etc.) You provide the food, cake, goodie bags etc. They provide the space, the activties, the supervisors, and the peace of mind that comes with not having paint smeared all over your furniture. Check out their website for more details.

Swim Time
Where: Center for Disability Services (314 S. Manning Blvd. Albany, 437-5714)

94 degree pool. Need I say more? $75 gets you pool time and a party room to continue the celebration. Contact Rich Vassi. They also offer swimming lessons at $12/hr.

Do you have any ideas on celebrating the big day? Do tell...


  1. The Art Room Birthday Party got a big thumbs up from a co-worker of mine whose 5 yr old went to a party there recently. She said it was very well done and her daughter enjoyed it very much.

  2. Thanks Cornmom! Have you taken the little dude there yet?


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