Howard Magazine - Page 35 - Time to Party

Howard Magazine
- Page 35
Time to Party
We’ve found the perfect venues for the birthday girl or boy

By John-John Williams IV
Howard Magazine

Finding the right venue for a children’s birthday party can be downright stressful. But we’ve taken some of the guesswork out of the process by finding some ideal party venues based on age and your child’s personality.

The Swimmer
Goldfish Swim School
9315 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia; 410-421-7185; goldfishswimschool.com/columbia

Beat the heat with this swim school. The location is perfect for future Phelpsians ages 1 to 13, according to general manager Gillian Salazar. But book four to six months in advance as the space books up fast. One of the main reasons is because during birthday parties, guests have exclusive use of the entire facility. “No one is there except for the birthday party,” Salazar said. The space costs $550 for 24 children. The cost includes up to an hour and 20 minutes of supervised free swim and a half-hour of food and celebration. Cupcakes are provided by the venue.