Houston, which is Texas' largest city, has plenty of places suitable for hosting a 3-year-old's birthday party. There are locations where your birthday kid can burn off that boundless energy by running around with friends or sit mesmerized by a creative party staff. When looking for a place in Houston to host a 3-year-old's birthday party, consider the atmosphere, the program offered, the kid-friendly food and drink options, and the party hours.
John P. McGovern Children's Zoo
The John P. McGovern Children's Zoo (http://www.houstonzoo.org/McGovern/) within the Houston Zoo can host birthday parties for 3-year-olds for up to 55 guests. The party package includes 30 admission tickets and two-hour access to a private pavilion. You can add entertainment, such as a scavenger hunt, animal meet and greet, face painting and an airbrush tattoo artist to your 3-year-old's birthday party. Bring food and drink with you, or pick from a menu of items that includes hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and cupcakes.
In 2009, Nickelodeon's Parent Connect named Hermann Park (http://www.hermannpark.org/), at 6001 Fannin St., the best playground or park for young children. The park offers two packages. Each package includes party host, use of a private party room that has a patio, party supplies, tables and chairs, gift for the birthday child and a ride on the park's train. With the most expensive party package, party guests take a private ride on the train. It also includes a birthday party song performance.
Gymboree Play and Music
Gymboree Play and Music (www.gymboreeclasses.com), at 1990 Post Oak Blvd., specializes in hosting parties for children ages 1 to 5. The staff can customize a party for your 3-year-old with a variety of themes, including ocean adventure, farmyard fun and construction zone. Gymboree offers party packages that include exclusive use of the facility, host, party supplies, invitations and gift for the birthday child.
Monkey Business (www.monkeybizness.com), at 9750 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. North, has a separate area for toddlers to play that's complete with special equipment fit for their sizes. The facility emphasizes providing an environment for child's play that's interactive and educational. Monkey Business has two birthday party packages: Super Monkey Business Party and Monkey Around Party. The packages include use of a party room and private play room in different time lengths, depending on the package that's purchased. Party supplies and pizza also are included in the packages.
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