The first year of a baby's life is a conglomeration of one special event or milestone after another. The first birthday party is a celebratory culmination of all of her developments and accomplishments and heralds another year of rapid growth and new discoveries. Houston, Texas, is replete with party venues to help family and friends celebrate a first birthday with a variety of age-appropriate activities to keep young children entertained throughout the event.
Children's Museum of Houston
The Children's Museum of Houston offers birthday party packages on weekday evenings and throughout the day on weekends. Party packages include admission to the museum for up to 20 party guests and an accompanying adult for each. The party group has access to a private party room throughout the event, and the guest of honor receives a token keepsake gift. The baby guests at the party can explore the museum's TotSpot, which features mirrors, a ball-and-pillow pit and plenty of knobs and switches to try out. Older children can explore the museum's other exhibits, such as the Building Zone, Think Tank and PowerPlay.
Gymboree in Houston specializes in birthday parties for children between 1 and 5 years of age. The facility can accommodate up to 20 children with an accompanying adult for each little guest. Parents can choose a theme for the party, from Farmyard Fun or Ocean Adventure to Little Super Heroes and Princess Playhouse themes. The facility is available for private use for the 1 1/2 hour party, and packages include a dedicated staff member throughout the event, party supplies, a gift for the guest of honor and gift bags for each guest.
Host a first birthday party for a child and her tiny friends at the Houston Zoo. The zoo offers party packages for groups of up to 30 guests, including children and adults, that include admission to the zoo for the entire day. Parents can bring strollers and visit the various exhibits and attractions at the zoo and also have use of an indoor or outdoor private covered pavilion throughout the event. The party hosts can also arrange for an interactive animal experience at the pavilion with a zookeeper and two of the zoo's inhabitants.
Wonderwild is an indoor play center that caters to infants up to children 8 years of age. The venue is equipped with an area for infants and toddlers with soft play toys and climbers, bouncing toys and a jumping pillow to help with balance development. Parties can be booked for Saturday and Sunday of each week and the facility is closed to the public during each birthday event. Basic party packages include 1 1/2 hours at Wonderwild, with 45 minutes of play, a staff member to assist during the party and party supplies for up to 21 children, including the guest of honor.
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