Low-Cost, Hoppin’ Birthday Parties

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Why not give your parent friends a gift of their own for your kid’s birthday this year, and send home a tuckered-out kiddo? Children will take any opportunity to jump, hop, and climb. That’s the idea behind PB & J’s, which in this case, stands not for the popular peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but the all-important words “party, bounce, and jump.”

Birthday parties at this local Napa attraction are easily half the price of other go-to spots that charge $400 on the low end. At PB & J’s, rates start at $175 for 1 ½ hours with 20 jumping children, and this includes paper goods and utensils during the half hour in the party room. The most you’ll spend here is $275 for a Saturday or Sunday party, also with 20 kids and an hour and a half of bouncing, but with a longer, hour time slot in the party room.

If you’re looking for a quick solution to celebrating a birthday on a budget, this is something the kids will literally jump for joy over. The heated/air conditioned facility has five inflatable houses in a safe, indoor environment that’s open year round. It also helps to know that local parents give it a big thumbs up. Located at 849 Jackson Street, #4A in Napa.

—Renee M. Rutledge