The Greater New Orleans Birthday Party Guide

Birthday Parties in New Orleans

The Greater New Orleans Birthday Party Guide

Whether you love simple birthdays at home with a few special treats and touches OR pride yourself on Pinterest style birthday extravaganzas at the finest birthday party venues in New Orleans, we are certain that this guide to birthday parties in New Orleans will help you plan the ideal party for you and your family.

Thank you to our premier sponsors Palm Tree Playground and New Orleans City Park, as well as all of the other amazing local businesses featured in this guide.

Happy {Birthday} Party Planning!

Palm Tree Playground


Palm Tree Playground believes in quality, family fun. We celebrate early childhood playtime through playdates and parties and support the community with an indoor facility that is safe, exciting and clean environment where children laugh, play, develop, explore and socialize. Happy children equal happy parents and our focus on customer service is directly related to the adult’s experience at Palm Tree Playground as well.

Our signature Palm Tree Playground birthday parties are designed for parents who want a personalized party outside of their home; Palm Tree Playground offers a fun, inviting and “Pinterest” type party. We have party planned for hundreds of families in New Orleans to help celebrate their child’s special day and allow parents to be guests at their own child’s party.

Also now available :: Pre-packaged Birthday Party Themes!

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New Orleans City Park

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At New Orleans City Park we have something for everyone! We offer various flexible time slots for any party you want to throw. We offer fun and affordable parties for children of all ages. With venues all over our 1300 acres, we know your party will be a hit! Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is the perfect place for your child’s next birthday party. You can choose between private access to a single or multiple rides in the Park, and have the choice of booking a private party house, or indoor or outdoor locations. A party at Storyland is magical indeed! Storyland Castle, Pinocchio’s Whale, and our newest birthday party area: The Little Red School House. We also have two beautiful outdoor gazebos. City Putt is also great! City Putt in City Park is the only mini golf facility in the metro area. We offer two 18-hole courses where you or your child can show off their skills. Equest Farm, our Tennis facility, and the historic Train Garden in the Botanical Garden are also top notch for birthday parties in City Park.

We offer birthday party packages that make throwing the party easy! Let the talented staff at New Orleans City Park do all the work. We even can provide catering. We invite you to visit our website and then give us a call or send an email: (504) 483-9458 [email protected] And don’t forget: birthday parties here are great for kids as well as the kids-at-heart!

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YMCA of Greater New Orleans

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We’ve got it all put together for you! Create your own custom birthday party at the Y at any one of our facilities! Package options include youth sports and activities, a rock wall, bounce houses, and pool parties! And new to the Y party package, add a visit from your child’s favorite character! Parties include party coordinator to help make the day great and some awesome party favors. Cake, ice cream, and decorations may be brought in. Parties are two hours long with additional set up and take down time (additional time may be added). Pool parties include lifeguards as well as a designated outdoor party area.  Party options vary by location.  Each YMCA Branch handles its own schedule and reservations.

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You can also connect with each location by phone :: Belle Chasse YMCA (504) 392-9622, East Jefferson YMCA (504) 888-9622, West St. Tammany YMCA (985) 893-9622

Louisiana Children’s Museum

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Have a blast! Throw a blow out! Do it up big time!

Kids love parties at the Louisiana Children’s Museum because they’re fun! Parents love our parties because they are easy to plan and a great value. Choose from the LCM’s three birthday party packages and planning your party will be a piece of cake!

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Bookoo Bounce

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At BooKoo Bounce, your party is a piece of cake!

The best plan you can make for hosting a party is booking your event at BooKoo Bounce. BooKoo Bounce provides the absolute easiest, funnest, and best quality event for you and your guests! Best of all, the birthday parties at BooKoo Bounce are PRIVATE. Your party areas will include only you and your guests EXCLUSIVELY! Our private party rooms are modern and roomy, offering a great environment for kids and adults alike to relax comfortably. All parties are two hours long and all you have to do is mail the invitations (which we provide to you), show up, have a blast and leave with a trunk full of presents!

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La Petite Tea Room


La Petite Tea Room is Metairie’s premier party venue that has been creating beautiful tea parties since 2010. Children’s birthday parties are complete with stylish dress-up for fashionistas ages 3 and up. Choose from a variety of themes: Princess, Fairy, Frozen, Diva, Dolly & Me, Shabby Chic, Sleepless Slumber and Ice Cream Sundae parties. Activities include: crafts, nail painting, a fashion show, tea time, and age-appropriate games. La Petite Tea Room also specializes in hosting private teas including baby and bridal showers. Formal high tea and buffet style shower packages are available. Mommy & Me teas are offered weekly and provide manners teaching in an elegant setting for family and friends.

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Splendor Farms


Splendor Farms will provide horses to ride, fishing (bait & equipment provided), visiting with the Petting Farm animals, and swimming for only $35.00 per child (December and January rates are $32/child)! Parties are limited to 3 hours. Birthdays can be celebrated at the farm on Saturdays or Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is a minimum of 4 children. Sleepover parties are also available for $60.00/person. This includes horseback riding, fishing (bait & equipment provided), Petting Farm visits & swimming. There are also lawn games such as horseshoes & volleyball. The Guest Bunkhouse can sleep as many as 10 comfortably, and has a full kitchen (makes breakfast & lunch easy!), satellite TV & DVD player. Sleep over parties are for a minimum of 6 persons.

Website | Facebook | Book Your Party :: Call (985) 886-3747



KISSYFISH has a variety of personalized items to suit your birthday party needs including pre-designed: invitations, gift tags/stickers, & matching thank you notes (fill in the blank thank you’s too). Some examples of themes are: Storyland (whale/shoe), Zoo, Bounce House, Roller Skate, Carousel (alligator & name), Snowball, Donut, Streetcar, Etc. Any one of their pre-existing designs can be personalized/adjusted to your color scheme or party type – they can even add a photo (no minimum), just fill out the contact form for a speedy response! For all “new design” custom orders there is a 50 card minimum.

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Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour

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For an exciting and unique birthday experience that guests of all ages will remember for years to come, the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour is the way to go. Venture deep into the swamp, just 25 minutes from New Orleans, on a spacious and comfortable pontoon boat encountering incredible wildlife and gorgeous natural beauty. Our native guide will share fascinating facts about the swamp and tales of pirates and Native Americans who once explored its land and waters. After a private swamp tour, enjoy a celebration in the large, sheltered picnic area complete with your choice of food, refreshment and entertainment options your group of any size will love. Contact us to start planning a Cajun-style birthday bash at the swamp!

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Embellish Nola

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Embellish NOLA has been offering customized birthday apparel since late 2013. This local, mom-owned shop based right here in New Orleans has a variety of fun and original designs that your child will love! Searching for the perfect outfit for your Disney trip or party? Custom and/or character shirts are their specialty! Rush orders can be accommodated for an additional fee. Free local pick up available. Use the code NOMB2016 to get free shipping at checkout!

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Love Swimming

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Love Swimming offers birthday parties! All parties are scheduled on Sundays between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm. Parties include use of the facility, staff to help with set up and clean up and organized swim games. Parties include a max of 20 children and children under age 5 and/or unable to swim must be accompanied by an adult in the water.

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Empire Gymnastics

Empire Gymnastics is thrilled to host your Birthday Party! We provide an open gym environment for a 1 1/2 hour period. With our basic party package you will be able to decorate the party room for the Birthday Boy/Girl 30 mins before the party starts.  At Empire your child will enjoy a wonderful birthday experience loaded with gymnastics, games and more fun than your child can imagine.  Head on over to Empire for a birthday experience of a lifetime!  We take the hassle out of the prep so you and your child can enjoy the day!

Party blocks are available on Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm and on Sundays starting at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4 pm.

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Little Pnuts

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Little Pnuts has the perfect gifts for your Little Pnuts. Featuring eco-friendly, natural and sustainably made toys, our toys are curated to engage your Little Pnuts and encourage learning through play. We have toys, games, books, activities & more for every age, from birth through age 15. Little Pnuts offers FREE Gift Wrapping, Gift Cards and a Gift Registry. We also provide an online store for those last minute gifts where you simply purchase online and pick up wrapped in store – perfect for when you’re short on time.

Website | Facebook | Instagram | 209 Harrison Ave, Suite C in Lakeview

Stitch NOLA

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Stitch NOLA is a locally owned Personalization Boutique specializing in irresistibly cute Appliquéd Children’s Clothing. Jeanne, owner and New Orleans mom/native, has been creating beautiful custom birthday outfits since 2014. With over 100 different birthday themes listed in her shop, most people are sure to find something they will love!  Colors, fabric and font can be changed on all designs to suit your needs. Custom orders are always welcomed so feel free to drop her a line if you don’t see a design to fit your party theme. Popular themes include: Fishing, Princess, Alligator Madras, Snowball, Construction, Disney Inspired, Carousel, Building Blocks, Circus, Ice Cream, Beach Ball, Barn/Farm Animals, Sweet Shop, Twinkle Little Star, Trains, Teacups, Mermaids and much more! Orders are shipped 6 days/week. Locals who prefer to pickup can waive shipping by using code FREEPICKUP. Be sure to check out Stitch NOLA when planning your next party! You won’t be disappointed!

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Kidding Around Yoga


Kidding Around Yoga Parties is ready to help you create one of the most special celebrations of your child’s life! Our parties are truly heartfelt gatherings of friends. We offer several unique party themes that may include face painting, henna body art, spa treatments, Cooking with KAY™, crafting and more. We have something for every age, such as 2 hour parties that include a yoga session to dance parties and even sleepovers! Let us get it ready, cut the cake and clean up afterwards to make sure your family is able to focus on the important stuff! Kidding Around Yoga Parties will travel to your party location or offer one of our venue options.

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Posh Paint Pub


We put the ART in pARTy! Birthday parties are so much fun at the Posh Paint Pub. You can choose between a canvas painting, pottery painting or clay hand building party. Canvas painting with friends is creative fun. The birthday girl/boy chooses their canvas painting idea.  We have a staff member teach and or help with the progress of their painting experience. The party guests take their masterpiece home at the end of the party. Pottery painting party at the Posh Paint Pub is an easy party for all ages. We have 5 pottery party shelves to choose from. We fire and bag your special pottery piece, party mom picks up and delivers. Clay hand building are pottery pieces you create out of clay. You can build anything from a pinch pot to a monkey plate. We have lots and lots of ideas. After creating your clay creation you and your party guests paint with low fire glazes. Posh Paint Pub then fires your creations, bags them and moms pick up to deliver.”

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Longue Vue

Celebrate your child’s birthday With a Discovery Garden birthday celebration at Longue Vue House and Gardens! Guests of all ages will enjoy the unique beauty and outdoor fun in the half-acre children’s garden.  Children can dig for worms, design a garden, chase bugs and butterflies and interact with the vegetable beds. Birthday celebrations are $375 for members and $450 for nonmembers (including a family membership). Discovery Garden birthday celebrations are suitable for children ages 2-10 years old.

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Audubon Nature Institute


Birthdays only happen once a year! Add wonder and excitement to your children’s birthday parties. New Orleans can celebrate their birthdays with their favorite Audubon attractions: Audubon Aquarium, Audubon Cool Zoo, Audubon Insectarium and Audubon Zoo. With kid-friendly menus, specially designed children’s party areas, and dedicated birthday staff, an Audubon Birthday Party is a sure success!

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When You Wish Entertainment


Looking to make this year’s birthday party super magical? When You Wish Entertainment provides the most professional and authentic princesses, superheroes and animated characters in the greater New Orleans area. Make your next birthday party everything your child dreams of and more! Voted New Orleans #1 Birthday Party Entertainer 2 years in a row, we have a party packages that fit your every need and add-ons to boost the experience! From the moment we arrive until the minute we leave, the children will be entertained with personal interactions, activities and photo ops you won’t find any major theme park. Why wait hours in a line to meet that special character for a few seconds when we can bring the magic to you? Contact us today to book your appearance!

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The Little Gym of the Northshore

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Why are we among the top birthday party places for kids?  Named Best Gym Party by Parents Magazine, an Awesome Birthday Bash at The Little Gym of the Northshore gives your birthday kid and their friends the full run of the facility, filling the celebration with instructor-led games, music, and fun created especially for your birthday boy or girl. And you don’t have to worry about setup or cleanup, making it totally awesome for you too! An Awesome Birthday Bash party is an hour and a half and includes: a qualified birthday leader plus and assistant, all the set-up and clean-up, paper goods, drinks & ice cream for each child in the party room, a gift registry (if you open gifts while you’re with us), a The Little Gym t-shirt for the Birthday Child and invitations!

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Pop Up Party Town Tents


Let the air out of those inflatables and have your child’s imagination soar with the possibilities of endless adventures in our adorable tents. Hours of fun are assured for children 3 to 6 years old. Pick your choice of our featured house tent or other themed tents from the town such as the fire station, the market, the hospital, the school, or the construction site. Each tent comes complete with furnishings and interactive themed elements to inspire creative playtime. They can be quickly set up in your yard or party site.

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 Playmakers Indoor Sports


Playmakers Indoor Sports is a birthday place for kids and adults alike. Birthday parties with us include excitement, action and fun! Choose up to four games from soccer, lacrosse, football, kickball, wiffleball, dodgeball, and basketball. Parties include 1 ½ hours in the party area with one concurrent hour on the field for 16, a Party Coach and a complimentary birthday T-shirt for the honoree. Pizza and catering are available. Parties are $300 + tax with a $100 non-refundable deposit.

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The French Library


Enter the French Library and you are transported to the joie de vivre and sophistication of Paris. An elegant and unique space offering a “salon de thé” for children’s tea parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and engagement parties, the French Library provides a chic setting for cherished gatherings. Any little prince or princess’ event becomes enchanting as they revel in a “City of Lights” atmosphere of pain au chocolat, crepes, and other tantalizing delicacies. From the first “bonjour” to the last “adieu,” our team gives its all to ensure that your special event is unforgettable. We work closely with the family to ensure that sparkling creativity is woven into the celebration, and we go the extra mile to confirm that every detail is set. Children and adults will find a bouquet of surprises awaiting them, including custom invitations, a storyboard of ideas, French etiquette tips and a personalized story time and crafts for our special guest.

Our Philosophy: The French Library is a luxury children’s brand, catering to the idea that each child has original gifts that are cultivated through reading and learning. We welcome the chance for children to expand their worlds while frolicking in our cozy, charming space. Our customers are of the utmost importance to us and are valued at all times. Our motto? Be genuine, always smile, and create a spirit of magic in reading and learning for each child. Our team is excited to spread the French language and culture throughout Louisiana and beyond. Join us, will you? We vow to do our utmost to leave you saying, “encore!”

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Sky Zone Metairie

Throw your child the best party ever at Sky Zone! Sky Zone makes it easy – just bring the kids and we do the rest!  Your kids and their friends will experience the WOW of jumping, flying and flipping on our wall-to-wall trampoline courts. Your party can flip into our Foam Zone (filled with 10,000 foam cubes), dunk like a pro on SkySlam, battle with SkyJoust, compete on our SkyHoops, climb our Free Climb wall, or even race your friends on our Warrior Course.  Your party will have the whole package: food, drink, a private party room and host, invitations, and more!  Sky Zone has now added Hershey Ice Cream Cakes that are included in our top 2 packages!  If you choose to bring your own cake, we can substitute more delicious pizza in its place!  When it’s time to plan your special day, book your birthday party in the sky at Sky Zone Metairie. Save time, and book online now!

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About to Bounce Inflatable Rentals :: About to Bounce delivers inflatable bounce houses and water slides all across New Orleans. We have inflatables, tables and chairs and concessions that will make your party or event a blast!

Airline Skate :: At Airline Skate Center we have fun for all ages! Book your next birthday party here. We offer private parties starting at $350 and public parties starting at only $12o.  Airline Skate Center, where the fun times roll!

Boca Dulce Cakes:: Boca Dulce is a home based bakery that has an owner whose passion is creating pieces of edible art that are not only beautiful but delicious. Most of  the cakes that they make are highly detailed thus orders must be made at least two weeks in advance.

COP A DONUT :: Children get to play Chef! Children are able to roll and cut their own donuts and then decorate them (comes with drinks for $10/child).

Culinary Kids Northshore :: Culinary Kids hosts cooking and kitchen science birthday parties serving ages 3 – 16 with energetic instructors making a delicious mess in our kitchen! You choose the menu (introductory recipes for young ones, elegant dinners for teens) and kids make their own party foods like pizzas, taco bowls, rainbow waffles and more! Our 90-minute parties included everything for your young guests and a personalized keepsake apron for the child of honor to remember this special day!

JCB Creations :: JCB Creations makes hand decorated cookies and cakes to give any celebration that perfect touch!

JD Sports Mobile Gymnastics, Yoga, Dance and Soccer :: Let us bring the party to you! We can set up our famous GYMNASTICS obstacle course, have age-appropriate games, and finally, let you enjoy your child’s party while we do the work. Parties can take place in your back yard, community center, church social hall or any where you can make some space for us!

Kupcake Factory :: We use the highest quality ingredients to bake our cupcakes fresh daily. Customers can customize cupcakes, make cakes and cookies for all occasions. Call us for you next birthday, wedding, shower, or corporate event. Mention NOMB to receive one FREE cupcake with an order of 12.

Lawn Dazzles :: Lawn Dazzles specializes in handmade/handpainted lawn sign rentals for special occasions such as birthdays and birth announcements. Their signs are large, unique, customizable, and made by this local mother/daughter team from start to finish- they truly are works of art! The surprise is sure to make your loved one smile, and they get to enjoy them for three days!

Nolafionnah Children’s Boutique :: The party has been planned, now you need a special custom birthday outfit for your little one! Nolafionnah Children’s Boutique specializes in custom party dresses and outfits that can be worn again and again! We can match color schemes or specific themes.

Nola Rockstar :: ROCKSTAR birthday parties! Let your child be the star in their very own music video! We bring the PARTY to you!

Party Rentals Delivered :: Transform your next event with our wide selection of party rentals!  We are here every step of the way to guarantee a smooth event: from planning to prep and pick-up, Party Rentals Delivered is committed to make your event flawless.  We offer chairs, tables, linens, decor and more.

Sugar High NOLA :: Sugar High NOLA was born out of a passion for decorating cookies, cakes, and other confections. After 8 years of experience with custom orders, I found that the number one question that people asked me was, “How did you do that?” Sugar High offers cookie decorating classes and is also still available for all of your custom cookie needs!

Check Out Some Other Birthday Party Posts and Ideas in the Links Below:

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Our Top Ten Birthday Traditions {Making Each Year Special}

The Five Stages of Planning a Birthday Party {How I Learned I’m Not a Party Planner}

Tips & Tricks for Throwing Your Child An Inexpensive Birthday Party 

Birthday Party Etiquette: Invites, RSVPs, Gifts, Oh My!

Go To Gift Ideas for New Orleans Toddler Birthday Parties

Need a party photographer? Check out our Guide to Photographers in and Around New Orleans

Are you looking for birthday party ideas in Baton Rouge? Check out the Red Stick Moms Blog! 

Do you still need more ideas? Check out this comprehensive list of resources around town!

Arcades (Bowling/Laser Tag/Mini Golf)

Adventure Quest

Airline Skate Center

City Putt (New Orleans City Park)

Colonial Bowling

Laser Tag of Metairie

Art (Classes/Crafts)

Chez Clay

Chateau Sew & Sew

Jo-Ann Fabric

Painting With a Twist

Posh Paint Pub

Sugar High NOLA


Bakers Dozen Donuts

Boca Dulce Cakes


Girls Gone Vegan


JCB Creations

Kupcake Factory

Posh Cupcakery


Rosary’s Bitty Balls


Sugar High NOLA

Whimsical Cake Designs and Cookies

Home Entertainment 

About to Bounce Inflatables

Facepainting by Irina

JD Sports Mobile Gymnastics, Yoga, Dance and Soccer

Magician Ray Brown

Plum Street Snowballs

Pop Up Party Town Tents

Rowdy Rascals

Sugar High NOLA

When You Wish Entertainment

Jumping (Trampoline Parks/Inflatables)

About to Bounce Inflatables

Bookoo Bounce

Bounce de Lis

Crescent City Inflatables

Monkey Room

Sector 6

Sky Zone Metairie


Children’s Discovery Center in Hammond

Louisiana Children’s Museum

Outdoor (Animals/Parks/Farms)

Audubon Nature Institute

Cascade Stables

Cajun Encounters Tour Company

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

Global Wildlife

Insta-Gator Ranch

Liuzza Land

Longue Vue

New Orleans City Park

Pearl River Tours

Pony Tales

Rowdy Rascals

Splendor Farms

Sunflower Ranch Farms

The Louisiana SPCA


About to Bounce Inflatables


Big Easy Photobooths

Cole’s Party Rental

Crescent City Inflatables

Fun Flicks

Funtastic Fotos

Kellie’s Characters

Lawn Dazzles

New Orleans Kiddie Ride

Nola Games on Wheelz

Nola Rockstar

Party Rentals Delivered

Pop Up Party Town Tents


Wheel Fun Rentals

When You Wish Entertainment

Who Dat Photo Booths

Zoo 2 U

Specialty Parties

Airline Skate Center

Bricks 4 Kidz

Cop A Donut

Creole Creamery

Culinary Kids

Hard Rock Cafe

The Little Gym of the Northshore

Kidding Around Yoga With Bella

La Petite Tea Room

Palm Tree Playground

Prytania Theater

Skate Country Westbank

The French Library



All Star Gymnastics

Big Easy Sportsplex

Crescent City Gymnastics

Empire Gymnastics

Franco’s Athletic Club (Mandeville)

Fulton Alley


Ivanov’s Gymnastics

JD Sports Mobile Gymnastics, Yoga, Dance and Soccer

Kids and Family Arena

Lakeview Creative Arts

Little Gym

Love Swimming

Mandeville Sports Complex

Northshore Gymnastics

Playmakers Indoor Sports

Rock n Bowl


West Bank Gymnastics


Supplies/Favors/Specialty Gifts/Outfits

Embellish Nola

Essie’s Sparkling Confections


Lawn Dazzles

Let’s pARTy Nola

Little Pnuts

Mandeville Party Company

Nolafionnah Custom Children’s Clothing Boutique

Stitch NOLA

The French Library


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