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Children's Birthday Party Activities in the Daytona Area

by Kathryn Hatter

When the birthday kid wants his big day in and around the Daytona area, you’ll have plenty of venues to check out. From amusement parks to miniature golf to arts and crafts, there’s something special for every birthday kid. Do your homework and find the perfect spot for your youngster to blow out his birthday candles.

1. Skating

Hit the rinks for either ice or roller skating in Daytona for a super birthday party. Check out Skate and Shake (skateandshake.net/birthday-party-info.html) in Ormond Beach, which is 6 miles up the coast, to book a roller skating party. The rink offers two different birthday party packages, even offering printable invitations to invite guests. If ice is more to your liking, the Daytona Ice Arena (daytonaicearena.com/?page_id=117) might be the perfect fit. The ice arena offers one birthday package that includes food, tableware, goody bags and even a small gift for the birthday kid.

2. Amusement Parks

When wild fun is on the schedule, Daytona offers a variety of different amusement parks to consider. The Daytona Lagoon (daytonalagoon.com/index.cfm?areaCat=Bday) offers both dry and wet party packages that include food, party invitations, tableware and balloons. Congo River Golf (congoriver.com/daytona-beach-parties-and-groups-birthday-parties.html) offers different party packages that include miniature golf, arcade tokens, food and a souvenir photograph of the party.

3. Arts and Crafts

If your birthday kid loves to create with paints and glue, an arts and crafts birthday party might put him on cloud nine. Michaels (michaels.com/Exciting-Classes/classes,default,pg.html#birthday) offers specialized birthday parties to delight any child -- they’ll delight you too because the clean-up is included in the price! From special Build-a-Bear parties to a “Tub of Fun” designed for the toddler set, kids will get to create a special project during the party festivities. You’ll have to supply the eats, though. Check out JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores (joann.com/storeevents/) to plan a crafting party that includes a private party room, set-up and clean-up, party invitations and a complete two-hour party program to keep kids entertained while they create.

4. Educational and Imaginative

If you’re looking for a different type of birthday party, try Cracker Creek (oldfloridapioneer.com/themed.html) in Port Orange, 6 miles down the coast. Choose between three different themes, including a princess, pirate or outdoor adventure party. Kids will complete a themed craft project, have a photo taken and even have fun with a themed activity. The Museum of Arts and Sciences (moas.org/group_tour_guide.html) offers special tours for small groups. Book a tour through the Children’s Museum, watch a planetarium or laser show or stroll through the nature preserve. The museum even offers interactive stage shows.

About the Author

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.

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