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Your little one's birthday is approaching! You can make this celebration as grand as you like. All your child really needs is a birthday cake, presents (see shopping), a few friends, and some entertainment. You may also need some party supplies.

As far as entertainment is concerned, Charlotte has many options. You can celebrate at home/backyard or at a local park and invite a birthday entertainer that comes to you, or you can pick a different venue for your grand event and have it at a children's museum, pizza parlor, gym or indoor play space. View our list of party venues.

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Art:

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KidzArt
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KidzArt South Charlotte

www.kidsart.com
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www.kidzartsouthcharlotte.com

4820 Amity Place (charlotte office - office only)

3117 Delamere Drive,
Matthews, NC 28104
(south charlotte
office -office only)

704-843-5439 or 704-941-0074

Kidzart1@yahoo.com or info@kidzartsouthcharlotte.com

KidzArt is an international drawing-based art enrichment program. Weekly classes are held at area elementary and middle schools and community centers. Through fun interactive exercises using quality art materials, your child will learn exciting techniques. KidzArt is different from traditional art programs as it challenges students in a fun way to create what they never imagined. They begin to “see” like artists and how to draw what they see. KidzArt does parties too! A KidzArt Party Specialist will come to your home or a site of your choosing for a fun filled one hour art extravaganza.



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small hands big art

8025 Ardrey Kell Rd., Suite 103
Charlotte, NC 28277

info@smallhandsbigart.com

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classes • parties • workshops

SMALL HANDS BIG ART is a full-time arts enrichment program for children, offering age and developmentally appropriate classes, parties and workshops for kids and young adults.  Activities include painting, drawing, clay, collage, printmaking and construction.  The sunny studio provides a lively space that is safe, engaging, organized and welcoming. Here children can feel free and uninhibited to explore their creativity without worrying about making a mess – and parents don’t have to scrub markers off the walls or paint out of the carpet!

Pre-school children are introduced to a supportive social environment in which to gradually explore their independence with a parent or caretaker, building social and coordination skills, self-awareness and self-confidence.

Older children are guided through the creative process through encouragement of original and creative self-expression.

Noah's Art
Theme Based Classes and Parties for children ages 2-10 yrs.
9852 Rea Rd., Charlotte NC
(704) 542-2388 - Blakeney Studio
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5110 Park Rd., Charlotte NC
(704) 521-6657 - South Park Studio
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The Drawing Room
Art Projects
2908 Crosby Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 365-2500
drawroom@aol.com
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ART for ALL at Weddington Activity Center
Art activities
13601 Providence Road, Matthews, NC
(704) 847-0785
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Art Parties
Learn to draw, refreshments served
21000 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius
(866) 545-5927
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The Wizard of Art
Picasso Party filled with fun art activities
One Buffalo Ave, Concord, NC
704-788-8636
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KidzArt
Art Activiites
415 E. South Main St., Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 843-5439
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Art - Crafts:

Build-A-Bear
Build a fluffy best friend
Concord Mills Mall, Concord, NC
877-789-BEAR
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Art - Fiber Arts:

Baskets of Yarn
Knitting, crochet or needle felting, followed by celebration
316 Main Street, Pineville NC 28217
(704) 561-0911
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Baskets of Yarn
Knitting, crochet or needle felting, followed by celebration
570 Griffith Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 561-0911
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Art - Jewelry Making:

Jewelology
Learn to make jewelry
1630 E. Woodlawn Road, Suite 265, Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 525-8272
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Bead Escape
Make a bracelet and take it home
3733-C Pleasant Plains Rd, Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 821-6103
beadescape@beadescape.com
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Art - Pottery:

Community School of the Arts
Pottery party
345 N. College St, Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 377-4187
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Mudder's Pottery
Paint your own pottery
1942 E. 8th Street, Charlotte, NC
(704) 342-9909
mudderspottery@carolina.rr.com
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Meg-Art Paint Your Own Pottery Studio
Paint Your own pottery
9719-C Sam Furr Rd, Northcross Shopping Center, Huntersville, NC
704-896-5211
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Dish It Out
Paint Your own pottery
Stonecrest Shopping Center
704-544-4848
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Jewish Community Center of Charlotte
Pottery party
5007 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
(704) 366-5007
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Meg-Art Paint Your Own Pottery Studio
Paint Your own pottery
111-B Market Place Ave., Morrison Plantation, Mooresville, NC.
704) 799-1737
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Clay Escape Paint Your Own Pottery
Paint Your own pottery
Tega Cay Village Shopping Center, 16538 Whispering Oaks Ln Fort Mill, SC
(803) 396-8777
clayescape@comporium.net
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Dance:

Dance Party! Weddington Activity Center
Dance, activities, games
13601 Providence Road, Mattthews,
(704) 847-0785
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Weir Dancin'
Ballet, Dance, Princess, Hip-Hp and more
855 Sam Newell Road, Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 841-7762
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Main Street Dance Works, LLC
Children stuff and dress a plush animal, then participate in dance/movement activities
797 W. Charlotte Ave, Mt. Holly, NC 28120
(704) 827-5678
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Charlotte Folk Society
Musical performance, dance performance and community dance instruction (squares, circles)
704-364-5433
Party Palace at Visions Dance Academy
Dance, dress-up, tea parties and more
7926 Rea Rd # B, Charlotte, 28277
(704) 540-1400
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Dance & Ballet:

Charlotte School of Ballet
Ballet, Tap, jazz. Themes include: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Wizard of Oz and much more
627 S. Sharon Amity, Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 366-9675
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Miller Street Dance Academy
Ballet birthday parties for girls.
11532 Suite O Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
704-889-TOES
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Dance & Cheerleading:

CHEERDANCE Academy
Cheerleading, Tumbling, Dance, CHEERDANCE, Pageant Queen, etc. 4,000 square feet tables, chairs, table cloth, balloons, paper products (napkins, plates, cups, spoons, forks, a lighter for candles and goodie bags which you are free to add to if you'd like).
10506 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC
704-708-4848
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International Sports Center
30,000-square foot facility with gymnastics equipment, 1 hour structured activities + party
11011 Monroe Rd Suite C, Matthews, NC 28105
704-841-8407
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Charlotte-Extreme Cheerleading
Cheerleading and tumbling classes, followed by party time
5712 Pyrite Circle, Fort Mill, SC 29708
(803) 396-0850
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Bowling:

AMF Carolina Lanes
Bowling fun followed by celebration
2801 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
(704) 334-0431
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AMF Carolina Lanes
Bowling fun followed by celebration
11210 Brigman Rd, Matthews, NC 28105
704-841-7606
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AMF Carolina Lanes
Bowling fun followed by celebration
4501 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC
(704) 527-0333
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Northcross Lanes at the Lake
Bowling, laser tag and video games
16317 Statesville Road, Hunterville, NC
704-892-7177
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Glamour:

Glamour Shots
Makeover, Hairstyling, fashion photo shoot

Magical Moments
Dress-up, themed parties. Includes fancy dresses, jewelry and accessories, etc. and offer five different themed party trunks (Princess, Fairy Princess, Diva, Miss Manners and Vintage).
PMB #352 8206-1200 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 617-4342
norma@carolina.rr.com
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Blis
Hairstyles, Makeup
136 Main Street, Pineville, NC
704-889-2547
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It's A Party!
Children's themed birthday parties. Tea parties, hair and makeup parties, dinosaurs, racing, princesses, sports, and many more
403 A N Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-8783
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Snip Its
Party hairstyles, make-up, nail polish and party outfits
8625 Lindholm Drive, Suite B, Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 987-0940
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The Wizard of Art
Tea Party where participants dress up in glamorous clothes and have their photo taken or a Wizard party!
One Buffalo Ave, Concord, NC
704-788-8636
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Gymnastics:

MyGym ParkRoad
Games and organized activities, gymnastics, rides, songs, dances, puppets and more! Parties may include decorations, balloons, invitations and thank you cards.
5110 2D Park Rd, Charlotte, NC
704.522.6966
mygymcharlotte@bellsouth.net
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International Sports Center
30,000-square foot facility with gymnastics equipment, 1 hour structured activities + party
11011 Monroe Rd Suite C, Matthews, NC 28105
704-841-8407
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MyGym Mathews
Games and organized activities, gymnastics, rides, songs, dances, puppets and more! Parties may include decorations, balloons, invitations and thank you cards.
10412 Independence Blvd. Suite 410, Mathews, NC
704.846.0500
mygymmatthews@alltel.net
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Southeastern Gymnastics Weddington Activity Center
Gymnastics, games, trampoline, and more
13601 Providence Road, Matthews, NC
704-847-0785
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Clemmer School for Gymnastics
Gymnastics + party
10420 Southern Loop Blvd, Pineville, NC 28134
704-583-9998
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Charlotte Gymnastics Academy
Gymnastics + party
710 Peninsula Lane, Charlotte, NC 28273
704-714-3547
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Huntersville Gymnastics
Organized activities at the gym
14311-A Huters Rd, Huntersville, NC
704-992-1431
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Cabarrus County Gymnastics
Gymnastics + party
1029 Central Drive NW, Concord, NC
(704) 784-3111
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Gymnastics World
Gymnastics activities with an instructor
1811 Dixon Rd, Gastonia, NC
704-864-1164
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Horseback Riding:

Latta Plantation Equestrian Center
Pony rides, trail rides, games, decorations, ice cream, cake, drinks, hayrides, loot bags and face painting.
6201 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC
(704)875-0808
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Carolina Riding Academy
Riding, barn tour, horsemanship, craft and celebration time.
1524 Clarence Secret Rd, Monroe, NC
704-225-9732
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Providence Equestrian Center
Riding, barn tour, horsemanship, craft and celebration time.
2423 Providence Road South, Weddington, 0
(704) 843-5215
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Indoor Play Center:

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Gymboree Play & Music

3419 Toringdon Way, Suite 112
Earth Fare Shopping Center
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-759-8521

gymboballantyne@bellsouth.net

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For over 30 years, Gymboree has been the most trusted early learning program for babies, toddlers, and big kids, up to age 5.

Make your birthday boy or girl feel extra-special this year with a party--Gymboree style! Bring the crowd over to our place and we'll wow them with colorful parachutes, tunnels and bridges. An enthusiastic teacher will lead your group in play and song with activities geared specifically for a first through fifth birthday. We'll handle everything from set-up to clean-up. Isn't that exactly what you were wishing for? Come out and play with us this birthday!


Playberry for Kids
Indoors 15,000 square-foot children’s play center
9101 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC
704-708-6020
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Jillian's Entertainment
Electronic Games
8361 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC
704-979-1700
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Kids Play Corner
Inflatable castle to jump and bounce, face painting, fun games, and art and crafts.
8140 Providence Road, #600, Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 295-PLAY
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Precious PlayTime "Childwatch By The Hour"
A Precious PlayTime owner will host a 1 1/2 hour private party for your child's special day.
Stonecrest Shopping Center, Charlotte, NC
704-544-7529
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Jeepers
Unlimited rides and soft play
8321 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC
800-JEEPERS
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Indoor Play Center - Miniature Golf:

Dan Nicholas Park
Miniature golf, a train ride, entrance to petting barn and a carousel ride
6800 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC
(704) 636-2089
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Indoor Play Center - Inflatable:

Monkey Joe’s Parties and Play
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Monkey Joe’s Parties and Play - Pineville

601 N. Polk Street
Charlotte, NC 28134
704-889-1211 or 1-866-370-4FUN
info@monkeyjoes.com
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Monkey Joe’s Parties and Play - Lake Norman 

20310 SeftonPark Road
Cornelius NC 28031
704-894-0038 or 1-866-370-4FUN info@monkeyjoes.com
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Pump It Up, "The Inflatable Party Zone!"
Huge, fun inflatables, large indoor play arena, music and balloons
9129 Monroe Rd., Suite 145, Charlotte, NC 28270
(704) 841-7867
pumpitup@carolina.rr.com
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Charlotte Sports Center
Roller Skating Parties, Sports Parties and Inflatable Parties
8626 Hankins Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269
704-597-7311
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Sport Connection
Choose from: Inflatables, sports, magic, skating, rock climbing, laser tag, and more
10709-M Granite Street, Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 583-1444
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AirPlay Kids
Interactive Party Room with 4000 Sq Ft of inflatable mania
Crossroads Mall At Carowinds
(704)588-7050
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Special FX Sports
Roller skating, roller hockey, outdoor skate, BMX/Park, arcade, climbing wall and restaurant
19340 Liverpool Parkway, Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 896-6855
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Blast Extreme Fun Center
Inflatables, Arcade
4301 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 525-5525
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Indoor Play Center - Water Fun:

Ray's Splash Planet
Splashing fun at Southeast's largest indoor water park
215 N. Sycamore St., Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 336-7996
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Museum:

Discovery Place
Various party theme, or IMAX
301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372-6261
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The Schiele Museum
Kids birthday parties
1500 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 866-6900
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The Museum of York County
he one and a half hour party include themes such as African Safari Party, Star Party, Eewww Yuck or Patriots Party.
4521 Mt. Gallant Rd, Rock Hill, SC
803-981-9182
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N.C. Transportation Museum's Birthday Caboose
Kids birthday parties
704-636-2889
704-636-2889
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Pizza - Pizza & Play Center:

Chuck E. Cheese
Decorated table, visit from one of the characters, arcade tokens, pizza, and more
5612 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC
704) 532-9570
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Chucky Cheese
Decorated table, visit from one of the characters, arcade tokens, and more
7701 Pineville Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC
(704) 541-0106
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Celebration Station
Three party packages for all ages. The Basic Party, $9.99 per person, includes 16 games tokens, 2 slices of pizza, soft-serve ice cream, reserved table for 90 minutes, invitations, party hats and balloons. Your won host/hostess. The birthday child receives 100 redemption points and a special gift. The Deluxe Party, $13.99 per person, includes all of the above plus one attraction of your choice. The Ultimate Party, $17.99 per person, includes all of the above plus All Day Unlimited use of the go-karts and the bumper boats. There is a minimum of 6 guest per party.
10400 Cadillac St, Pineville, NC 28134
704-552-7888
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Pizza - Make Your Own Pizza:

Brixx
Kids make their own pizza on Sundays at Brixx Seventh Street Station.
Seventh Street Station 225 E. Sixth St, Charlotte, NC
704-347-2749
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Fuel Pizza
Make your own pizza
1801 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 609-7494
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Outdoor Fun:

McDowell Nature Center
Exciting nature program that includes hands-on learning and exploration as well as project children can take home.
15222 York Road, Charlotte
704-588-5224
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Reedy Creek Nature Center
Exciting nature program that includes hands-on learning and exploration as well as project children can take home.
704-588-5224
Lazy 5 Ranch
Exotic Animals
15100 N.C. 150, Mooresville, NC
704-663-5100
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Hollywild Animal Park
Safari Adventure Fun or Rails and Tails Parties.
864-472-2038
Queen’s Landing
Cruise on Lake Norman, bumper boats, golf
N.C.150 West, Mooresville, NC
704-663-2628
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Science:

Original Curiosity Camp
Arts and sciences birthday parties for children ages 4-10 at The Original Curiosity Camp.
1227 S. Wendover Road
704-442-2200
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Dinostar
Children learn about dinosaurs and other fossils, take a touch tour through our museum and dig for authentic dinosaur bones and fossils to keep.
The Arboretum 8128 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC
704-541-8580
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It's A Party!
Children's themed birthday parties. Tea parties, hair and makeup parties, dinosaurs, racing, princesses, sports, and many more
403 A N Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-8783
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Sports:

Carolina Panthers
Sir Purr will visit your seat with plenty of Panther prizes, and a birthday song.
800 S. Mint St, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-358-7476
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Charlotte Knights and Homer the Dragon
Homer the Dragon will visit your seat

Charlotte 49ers Athletics
Norm the Niner will visit your seat with plenty of Panther prizes, and a birthday song.
9201 University City Blvd
(704) 687-4957
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Jewish Community Center of Charlotte
Sports party

Velocity Sports Performance
Professional training center and birthday coach
10345 Nations Ford Road, Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 588-1770
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It's A Party!
Children's themed birthday parties. Tea parties, hair and makeup parties, dinosaurs, racing, princesses, sports, and many more
403 A N Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-8783
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Sports - Golf:

Paradise Valley Golf Center
Golf, followed by pizza & ice-cream
1110 Barton Creek Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262
704-548-1808
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Sports - Skating:

Charlotte Ice House
Ice Skating followed by celebration
Eastland Mall
704-889-9000
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Charlotte Ice House
Ice Skating followed by celebration
400 Towne Centre Blvd., Pineville
704-889-9000
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Starlight Roller Rink
Skating, refreshments
8830 East Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28227
(704)568-5700
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Charlotte Sports Center
Roller Skating Parties, Sports Parties and Inflatable Parties
8626 Hankins Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269
704-597-7311
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Special FX Sports
Roller skating, roller hockey, outdoor skate, BMX/Park, arcade, climbing wall and restaurant
19340 Liverpool Parkway, Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 896-6855
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Sports - Martial Arts:

Sangrock International Taekwondo
Taekwondo instruction, taekwondo demonstration, invitations, decorations, goody bags, pizza and drinks
343 W. John St, Matthews, NC
704-814-9966
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Sports - Pool:

Mecklenburg Aquatic Club
Pool parties with party viewing room and pool.
9850 Providence Road
(704) 846-5335
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Sports - Rock Climbing:

Inner Peaks Climbing Center
Indoor rock climbing
9535 Monroe Rd Suite 170, Charlotte, NC 28270
704-844-6677
staff@innerpeaks.com
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Rockbound Climbing Center
Rock Climbing and Party room
2346 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 852-9636
rockboundclimbing@aol.com
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Sports - Soccer:

Strikers Soccer Center
One hour of field time, one hour in the Party Room, pizza and drinks included, a present from Strikers for the birthday child. $120 for boys and girls ages 4-18.
11725 Alexanderana Road, Huntersville, NC
704-948-6697
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Other - Restaurant:

Fuddruckers
Video tokens, hats, balloons, plates and tablecloth to color.
8205 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC
704-896-8390
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Fuddruckers
Video tokens, hats, balloons, plates and tablecloth to color.
16625 Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
704-896-8390
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Other - Yoga:

The Sanctuary
Yoga parties for girls and boys from ages 5-16.
4100-H Carmel Road, Charlotte, 0
(704) 541-7353
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