Venues for a Girl's Birthday Party in North Carolina

by Abby Slutsky

If you live in North Carolina, there are a wealth of locations that are perfect for a girl's birthday party. The key to finding the right one is to identify the girl's interests, learn about party options and find a place that is convenient. Plan the party in advance so that you obtain the time, location and place that you want.

Animal Lover

If you are arranging a birthday party for a girl who loves animals, the North Carolina Zoo (nczoo.org) in Asheboro may be the perfect venue. As of 2011, party prices range from $340 to $510 depending on the number of children who attend. Packages include a party room, a half-hour education program and animal presentation, beverages, snacks, a cake, and a favor for each child. Parties must be arranged a minimum of two weeks in advance and require a nonrefundable $50 deposit. Zoo Society members receive a discount. If you do not need an all-inclusive birthday party, you can also arrange to use private picnic areas and obtain a group discount if you are bringing more than 15 guests.

Gymnastics Celebration

If your daughter, or the female child in your life, enjoys gymnastics, you can host a gymnastics party. Gymcarolina (gymcarolina.com) in Raleigh offers parties that include gymnastics instruction and a party room for refreshments that the host brings. In 2011, the $150 nonmember price and $140 member price at Gymcarolina includes a party for 15 guests, but additional children can be added at an extra cost.

Cooking Party

Many girls enjoy cooking or helping out in the kitchen. A cooking party allows girls to enjoy hands-on food preparation with a party theme and favorite foods. Lil' Chef (lilchefraleigh.com) offers a host of themed cooking parties for girls. The offerings include princess, kitty, spa, and doll parties as well as other specialized options. Teens can even enjoy an Iron Chef cook-off party. The menus are carefully designed for each theme. As of 2011, the standard party is $295 for 11 guests and includes food, cooking, cleanup and even handling your invitations.

Looking Pretty

Some girls enjoy relaxing, unwinding and looking beautiful. A beauty birthday party may appeal to them. At Simply Sassy Kids Spa (simplysassykidsspa.com) children can enjoy manicures, pedicures, having their hair styled and facials. Standard party prices are for six girls, but other girls can join the party for an additional fee. In 2011, party prices range from $209 to $299 depending on the package or services you choose. Along with the spa services, the girls will enjoy cake, beverages and a selection of music chosen by the birthday girl.

Parties With Crafts

If your girl is artistic, creating a special craft can be the perfect party activity. As of 2011, Dish It Out (dishitout.net) in Charlotte charges an $8-per-guest painting fee. There is an additional charge for each selected pottery piece. Food and decorations are supplied by the party host, but beverages and fruit can be purchased on-site. Hour-and-a half parties include instruction and materials. Dish It Out requires a $25 deposit, which is refundable if the party is canceled within five days. You can also purchase a boxed craft party if you want to host the activity at home. Home packages require a $45 deposit, and the host needs to return painted pieces to the store for firing.

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