First State Favorites: Best place for a children's party

NEWCASTLE| IttyBittyPlayroom

By Danielle Bouchat-Friedman

Betty Lovett, a stay at home mom with toddlers, opened the Itty Bitty Playroom in Middletown on Dec. 13 after noticing a lack of facilities for young children involving educational play.

“I wanted a place where parents could go with your children, aimed toward little kids,” Lovett said.

The magic of the Itty Bitty Playroom is in their theme-based parties, designed for both genders, ages 6 months to 6 years.

“All parents have to do is send out the invitations,” Lovett said.

For two hours and $199 on a weekend, your child will have their very own costume/play-based party, along with decorations, accessories, pizza and drinks, cake or cupcakes from Smackerals, and thank-you gifts for friends and the birthday boy or girl.

A few of the most popular birthday party themes include Teddy Bear Tea, Princess Tea and the Train Engineering party.

Lovett recommends booking your child’s party about a month in advance. But even if your child’s birthday is months away, you can always check out the Ittty Bitty Playroom for open play Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“You can bring your own lunch or snacks and play for as long as you like,” Lovett said.


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