Best Places to Host Kids’ Birthday Parties

| By Sascha Mills & Kathryn Deen |

Did you know that the month of September takes the cake for the most birthdays of the year? Pretty impressive!


In fact, Sept. 9 is the most common birth date in our country. (You can check how common your birthday is here.) That means a whole lot of birthday parties are happening this month!

We polled our readers on Facebook last month to find out the best places to host your kids’ birthday parties.


Here’s what we found, in alphabetical order:

Hammer & Stain

Hammer & Stain offers an incredible opportunity for your child and friends to create a DIY project. One of the best parts, the mess is not in your home! The projects are unique and stylish, great for the birthday boy or girl! A few things offered:

  • They take care of set up and clean up.
  • Staff members provide guided instruction for each project.
  • All project materials are provided and each guest will leave with a beautiful work of their own.


They do a great job of getting the kids back in touch with their crafty side and off of the electronics! You can take your food, cake, presents etc and they will clean up all the mess for you too. –Alexa Arvanitis

Lake Louisa State Park

Birthday parties at Lake Louisa are a breeze to plan and are sure to thrill your little adventurer, especial when you add a pony rides and paint-a-pony to your party! This will be a party your little one will never forget. Options for colors, games, and food can be customized to meet your needs.

My Swim School

My Swim School offers a private pool with access to a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom in a private home. Open May-October. There are several packages for info call (631) 4WE-SWIM.

Park Pals

Clermont has a few fun parks, but Palatlakaha River Park, known more commonly as Park Pals, is an amazing area! There is a nature walk, large Oak trees, and a climbing maze to challenge the little adventurers. There are bathroom facilities, picnic tables and a large pavilion. Like other Clermont parks, pavilions m are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Oh, there’s plenty of parking. Brand new playgrounds, it is handicap accessible with swings for physically challenged kids. There’s also electricity to charge phones or play music. Clean bathrooms. Beautiful views and a great board walk! –Jessica Monroig

Plaster Cottage

Plaster Cottage was very popular in the recommendations and had lots of great reviews. Noted as one of the easy parties to plan. They have no minimum number of guests. They request an estimate on your number of guests invited, yet you only pay for those who attend. Give them a call if you have any question at (352) 536-9946.


Plaster Cottage!!! Hands down!!! Such a peaceful, no stress, experience for me. They were wonderful. Everything for the craft was all set up when we got there, they kept the kids moving along with their crafts, handled transitioning to food/cake, got everyone out on time, and then cleaned up the crafting mess. It was awesome!!!! –Gina Marie

Sky Zone

Sky Zone has a bunch of exciting options: a freestyle jump area, ultimate dodgeball, toddler zone, and new attractions including the warrior course, freeclimb, foamzone, skyslam, fusion ultimate dodgeball and a warped wall. Birthday parties start at $28 per person (includes Papa Johns or Chick-fil-a) with a minimum of 10 jumpers. (352) 404-4134.


There are upstairs party rooms with a view of the all new park and also Glow party rooms with black light. In one Glow room the floor even glows! –Beckee Van Wagner


A sweet little place, Totland comes highly recommended for those little under 5 years old looking to celebrate their party. Room for up to 14 friends, plus birthday kid. For September and October, they are offering free face painting with any party package. Socks are required for all guests going into the play area. Full package includes personalized decorations and food.

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Waterfront Park

This one is another beautiful spot. With large swings, open white sand, a playground, a lake swimming area and the Splash Pad, Waterfront Park is a gem location for a party. There are pavilions with tables, (first-come, first-serve unless you rent the Splash Pad) and restroom facilities that include showers to rinse off the sand or lake water.


Happy birthday to our many September babies! Hope you have incredible celebrations. We would love to hear from you. Where’s the best birthday party you’ve been to in Clermont?

Sascha MillsSascha Mills is editorial assistant of Clermont Magazine, a mother, a certified health and essential oils coach, an actress (loves her Moonlight Players family), and a lover of writing, vino, yoga, people and community.

Kathryn Deen is the founder and editor of Clermont Magazine, a Clermont resident and an award-winning professional journalist.

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