Party on, Twin Cities!

AMUSEMENTS

Rainbow Play Systems showroom, Bloomington — Sarah Fejfar, Mendota Heights

Grand Slam, Burnsville — Kelly Marsh, Prior Lake

Pump It Up — Jenny MacCourt, Plymouth

Brunswick Zone. Very organized and I just sat back. Everything was taken care of! — Shauna Coble, Saint Francis

Memory Lanes, Minneapolis — Matthew Larkey, Minneapolis

Blainbrook Entertainment CenterMinneapolis — Christie Dewey, Blaine

Chuck E. Cheese — Julie Blauer, Plymouth

Pinz, Oakdale — Kelly Greenwalt, North St. Paul

Monkey House, White Bear Lake — Jessica Rother, Stillwater

The American Girl store at MOA was a super special treat. — Anna Kjesbo, Savage

Eagles Nest Indoor Playground, New Brighton — Bianca Mlekus, St. Paul

GiGi's Playhouse, St. Louis Park — Chris Choy Bush, Minnetonka

Good Times Park, Eagan. Perfect, especially for mixed ages of kids. Supporting a local small business and momprenuer and extremely reasonably priced. — Jessica Moe, Woodbury

Wooddale Fun Zone, Woodbury — Rachel Browning, Stillwater

Playworks, Prior Lake — Becky Curran, Burnsville

Valleyfair — Jennifer McCormack, St. Paul

ARTS & CRAFTS

When my daughter turned 9, she held her party at the Bloomington Art Center. Each guest creted a small painting/collage to take home. It was wonderful. — Megan Koch, Bloomington

Lily Pad Ceramics in Anoka. All the girls got to paint something to keep and they had a blast. — Sue Rogers, East Bethel

Minnetonka Center for the Arts — Jen Olson, Golden Valley

ArtiCulture, Minneapolis — Romain Lorentz, Plymouth

Michael's, Eden Prairie — Erin Ludowese, Eden Prairie

Kiddywampus, Hopkins — Cassia Bardal, Brooklyn Center

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Pout In Pink in Woodbury. They have a great little girls’ party center! Girly themed fun birthdays! Character princess events, too. — Angie Bottemiller, Woodbury

Choo Choo Bob’s Train Store, St. Paul — Elissa Weller, Fridley

Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul, on a Friday evening. We practically had the place to ourselves! — Ann Haag, Woodbury

Minnesota Zoo — Lyndsay Szymanski, Brainerd

Como Zoo with a carousel ride! — Kym Ohna, St. Paul

Sea Life Aquarium, Bloomington — Jennifer Krasa, Hudson

White Bear Township 17 Theater — Heather Fairbanks, Vadnais Heights

GYMNASTICS, SPORTS

Legacy Gymnastics, Eden Prairie — Kerry Tofte, Eden Prairie

Elite Gymnastics Academy, Burnsville — Becki Clardy, Apple Valley

IGM Gymnastics, Burnsville — Jane Kemper, New Prague

Gleason’s Gymnastics — Amanda Sullivan, Mpls

Vertical Endeavors — Angie Jonas, New Brighton

Airborn Xtreme, Coon Rapids — Jamie Sinkula, Shoreview

Sky Zone — Daphne Christenson, Brooklyn Park

Vadnais Heights Sports Center — Heather Ebben, Shoreview

LifeTime Fitness, Lakeville — Sergei Dyakin, Lakeville

FOOD

Davanni's — Stephanie Duy, Plymouth

Parkway Pizza, Minneapolis — Abby Crow, Minneapolis

Cherry Berry — Nicole Boyles, Savage

SWIMMING

Aqua Tots, Eagan — Trina Greene, Farmington

Holiday Inn in Lakeville for their splash pad/pool area! — Samantha Chambers, Prior Lake

The Grove Aquatic and Fitness Center, Inver Grove Heights — Tegwin Moye, Inver Grove Heights

Wise Swim School, Apple Valley — Andrea Winkler, Lakeville

Water Park of America — Denise Johnson, Superior

PARKS, NATURE

Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake — Rachel Tupy, Lonsdale

Wabun Picnic Area, Minneapolis. Great no-depth entry kiddie pool/splash pad, fully accessible playground and gazebos with grills! Disc golf course, too! — Sayra Loftus, Minneapolis

Lowry Nature Center, Victoria — Annette Parker, Mound

Teddy Bear Park, Stillwater — Theresa Cooke, Coon Rapids

Lake Elmo — Laura Weber, Woodbury

Chutes and Ladders Park (Hyland Play Area), Bloomington — Anne Bartow, Hopkins

Lake Minnetonka Regional Park. Excellent swim beach, play area, picnic area and miles of trails! — Lori Mosser, Mayer

Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove — Cassie Merrill, Brooklyn Park

Eastman Nature Center, Maple Grove — Genna Haddas, Rogers

Parkers Lake Park, Plymouth — Naomi Olson, Plymouth

Westwood Hills Nature Center, St. Louis Park — Kimberley Johnson, St. Louis Park

Picnic shelter at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park with a toddler playground, a big playground and a splash pad! — Katie Kelly, St. Louis Park

Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista — Rebecca Andreasen, Albertville

SKATING     

Cheap Skate, Coon Rapids — Mor Her, Brooklyn Park

Skateville, Burnsville — Trisha Borchardt, Savage

MORE 

Maple Grove Community Center — Maren Meade, Lakeville

Shoreview Community Center — Beth Dempsey, Ham Lake 


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