Good Places to Have a Birthday Party in Long Island, New York for Ages 7-11 Years of Age

by Abby Slutsky, Demand Media

    Long Island has a variety of sites for birthday parties to suit almost any interest of 7- to 11-year-old children. For them, having a party adds to the excitement of turning a year older; for parents, choosing a venue outside the home makes planning, clean up and entertaining children easy. Whether your child loves animals, sports, crafts or another activity, there is a Long Island party venue that will please him.

    Animal Lover Parties

    A party at a farm can combine educational information and fun into an engaging event for 7- to 11-year-old children. For example, White Post Farms (whitepostfarms.com) of Melville offers pony rides, use of a party room, food and the ability to interact with baby animals. While the Long Island Game Farm (longislandgamefarm.com) in Manorville does not offer formal birthday parties, its group rates include admission to the zoo and rides. On-site picnic tables provide space to celebrate with a cake or refreshments.

    Group Class Parties

    Party venues that provide instructors can be an easy way to keep 7- to 11-year-old children entertained. Island Fencing Academy (islandfencingacademy.com) in Plainview features group fencing lessons and the use of a party room, but parents provide refreshments..Ghada Girls (ghadagirls.com) in Smithtown has belly dancing classes complete with a choice of themes. Parties include beverages, food, treasure hunts, dance lessons and other activities based on your child's interests.

    Creative Parties

    Children ages 7 to 11 with a creative flair might enjoy a cooking party. Little Chefs (littlechefs.com), with locations in Port Washington and Syosset, features standard parties that include cooking an entree and dessert that the birthday child selects. For additional fees, children also can make edible jewelry or other treats. Some creative parties include making crafts. For example, Plaster Kraze (plasterkraze.com) in Selden allows the birthday child to choose a craft, including T-shirt decorating, painting plaster, candy making or other activities. Parties include food, dessert, games and use of a party room.

    Games

    If your child loves laser tag, Active Kids (activekidzlongisland.com) in Jericho offers a laser tag party for 10 children. The party includes food, a party room and an hour of laser tag. A children's party with inflatable slides and play equipment is also available. Fun Zone Amusements (funzoneamusements.com) in Farmingdale has children's parties featuring laser tag and a variety of arcade games. Parties include food, a party host and selected on-site activities that can include indoor or outdoor rides, rock climbing or laser tag.

    About the Author

    Abby Slutsky has been freelancing since 2003. She is a contributing writer to a poetry collection and has been published in "Sassee Magazine," "Learning Through History" and "Pampered Puppy." Slutsky has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Education from Chestnut Hill College and a Juris Doctor from Emory School of Law.

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