Good Places to Have a Girl's Birthday Party in Maryland

by Laurie Rappeport, Demand Media

    Maryland offers residents a mix of scenic rural landscape and urban excitement, enabling residents to find just the type of birthday party for a girl. Many young girls enjoy a "girlie" themed birthday party of pink, dress-up and fluff, while a girl who likes sports might want to celebrate her birthday in a sports venue. The Maryland area also offers elegant options for a girl's special birthday celebration.

    Young Girls

    Create the birthday party of a young girl's dreams at a Maryland birthday center. The Gerstung Center (gerstung.com) on Coppermine Terrace in Baltimore organizes birthday parties with various themes, including a Sleeping Princess Birthday Party, a Dance Fever Party, a Gymnastics Party and, for girls who have their birthdays in the summertime, a Swim Party. A girl with an artistic bent might wish to take her friends to an art-themed party at Amazing Glaze (amazingglaze.net) on Mount Washington Mill in Baltimore. The girls can paint pottery and, at the party's end, each girl can take her piece home with her.

    Teen Girls

    Organize an elaborate Sweet 16 or Quinceanera celebration. Celebrate a 15th birthday with an authentic Quinceanera at the Paladar Latin Kitchen (paladarlatinkitchen.com) in Annapolis. The restaurant has room for up to 70 people in the combined Private and Terrace Rooms. Bring your guests to The Kings Contrivance (greatfoodmd.com), an elegant rustic restaurant in Columbia for a sedate Sweet 16 party. The Kings Contrivance has six private dining rooms as well as an outside dining area. Hosts can arrange to have a brunch, lunch or dinner Sweet 16 party at the restaurant.

    Sports Venues

    Make a sports outing for a young girl's birthday celebration. Depending on the weather and the type of activity that the birthday girl enjoys, plan a birthday celebration that includes lots of physical activity to burn off the calories of the refreshments and birthday cake. Take the group to the Piney Orchard Ice Arena (frontline-connect.com) in Odenton, approximately halfway between Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Piney Orchard Ice Arena has parties on Fridays and Sundays and provides skating admission and rental as well as refreshments. The Laurel Skating Center (laurelskating.com) in Laurel features a roller skating birthday package that includes skate rental, a reserved table, ice cream and, for an upgraded package, additional refreshments.

    Parks

    Plan a party in a relaxing rustic area for some hiking, biking or horseback riding while exploring Maryland's scenic nature. The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (nps.gov/choh/index.htm) in the western section of Maryland near Martinsville has plenty of trails for groups that want to explore the park. The park also has boating options and, in the winter, cross country skiing and ice skating. The Patuxent River State Park near Gaithersburg is a rustic park with unmarked trails but you can reserve a shelter for a birthday picnic and allow the girls to relax and play in the picnic area.

    About the Author

    Laurie Rappeport is a writer and blogger with more than 10 years of experience. Her areas of expertise are in education, child development, travel, pets, nutrition and health for Demand Studios and a major travel website. Rappeport holds a Master of Arts degree from Wayne State University.

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