The Takeaway: Crafty Birthday Parties Where Kids Make & Create

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Enough with the gift bags full of tiny doodads and stickers! Send the kids home from your child’s next birthday party with a project they made while having fun with their own two hands. From crafty to tech-y, tasty to terrariums, we’ve rounded up the best ideas for maker birthday parties of all kinds — some of which will even come to you! Click through to get inspired!

For Brickheads: LEGOland Discovery Center

If you've got a kid who flips for bricks, consider a LEGO-riffic birthday party at the LEGOland Discovery Center in Westchester. For $38.11per kid (birthday boy or girl is free, as are two adults), you get 75 minutes in the private party room, a vat of LEGOs and your own LEGO host, who will help kids build whatever they want. Anything revelers build, they get to take home. Pizza, cake, and unlimited beverages are included, and guests can stay as long as they like to enjoy the Center's attractions after the bash. Minimum number of guests is 10; 20 is maximum. 39 Fitzgerald St. 866-243-0770 Yonkers Online: <a target="_blank" href="; target="_blank"></a> <em>photo: <a target="_blank" href="; target="_blank">Eric Solheim </a>via Flickr</em>fuck


Do you have a favorite spot to hold a crafty birthday party? Tell us about it in the comments!

— Mimi O’Connor