13 Birthday Party Spots Kiddos Will Love

From live-action gaming to high teas, you've got options.

Photo courtesy of Tea With Mrs. B

For manners-minders …

A party at Tea with Mrs. B would make Fancy Nancy swoon. Part posh high tea and part etiquette lesson, the 90-minute fetes feature themes such as a Royal Tea for princes and princesses, Legos, spa and dance. Children may also dress up in fascinators, dresses or suits of armor, all of which are available onsite. Drinks and treats for up to 20 guests are served on tables with linens, china, crystal and fresh flowers. Add-ons include catering, pony or unicorn rides, and professional photography. $525. // 136 W. Jefferson St., Falls Church


For music makers …

Party like a rock star at Bach to Rock, where the birthday child and their friends turn into singing sensations and/or band mates. Options are grouped by age: Kids ages 4 to 6 can try out rock ’n’ roll instruments, while kids over 6 can grab a mic and belt out a tune karaoke-style. Celebrants 7 and up can choose a fave song, record it in the studio and take it home to enjoy on repeat. Dabbling as a deejay for a day requires double digits on the birthday cake. $249-$299. // 6649A Old Dominion Drive, McLean


For kids with energy to burn …

Have fun with friends and family, eat cake, and bounce off the walls without getting in trouble? It’s a no-brainer to party at Jumping Joeys, which is slated to open a Clarendon location later this year. Choose from seven party options with Aussie-related names such as Wombat. Within each option are select and ultimate packages, depending on how much prep and parenting you feel like doing. The ultimates come with pizzas, drinks, cupcakes, tableware and party aides; the selects, not so much. We bet prying the kiddos off the inflatables, slides and obstacle courses will be tough no matter what. $369-$759. // 402 W. Broad St., Suite 200, Falls Church


For escape artists …

Escape Room Arlington mixes wit, wisdom and the promise of a sugar high as party people work to solve a mystery that will let them out of a locked (but monitored!) room within one hour. The party package also includes an hour in the room to eat cake and hang out. Room themes include Super Villains who have escaped from comic books; Mind Trap, which can be graphic and is best for teens; Secret in the Attic, a mystery about Grandma; and Glitch, where dreams and reality get confused. $28/person or $400 for up to 12 players. // 2301 Columbia Pike, Suite C, Arlington


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