Add to the party with special, personalized touches for your little wild one. In order to make an occasion as individual as they are, check out RSVP Stationers in Old Metairie. Owned and operated by sisters M’Adele and Sidonie Read, they specialize in upscale invitations and note cards, many from local artists with New Orleans flair. Pretty enough to be keepsakes, if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for they can design one to your specifications.
No party is complete without treats, so forgo a traditional cake for your munchkin’s next celebration and check out Bee Sweet Cupcakes. Short on time? No problem: With just a day’s notice, this boutique bakery can make as many cupcakes as you need in any flavor and they offer mini versions, too. Drew Bees, The Joe Dirt and Gimme S’More are three of the most popular flavors for kids.
Bookoo Bounce, a new party destination in Harahan, is a kid’s gravity-defying dream. They have nine inflatable playgrounds in two party rooms, plus a third room for pizza, cake and drinks. One room can accommodate up to 16 kiddies, while combining the two rooms means double the fun for 30 or more. Packages include pizza and cake, but you can also bring veggie trays or finger sandwiches. It’s two hours of all-inclusive fun, which means a headache-free birthday for parents.
The Children’s Museum in the Warehouse District also offers two amazing types of parties for tykes. The Big Time party boasts an exclusive after-hours event that includes cake, ice cream, pizza, drinks and invites. All parties come with the theme of your choosing, such as Arty Party, Science Fun and Celebrate the Scribble, designed specially for ages 1-3. All Big Time parties include a special gift for your little honoree. The Birthday Blast is a party during regular museum hours that includes all day admission for all guests and a private party room. Upgrade options for both parties come in the form of personalized banners, birthday parades and party favor bags.
For even more chic ideas for children, check out the Confessions of a Shopaholic blog on www.MyNewOrleans.com.