Howard Magazine - Page 36 - Time to Party continued

Howard Magazine
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Time to Party continued
The Gamer

Get on the truck, gamers! The truck is equipped with a theater that is stocked with enough consoles for 16 people to play the latest video games at the same time. Recommended for ages 7 and up, the truck is more than video games. The GameTruck can be used to transform a backyard, front yard, or park into a modern laser tag arena. (Their taggers are able to tag an opponent up to 300 feet away, according to Erik Maxwell, regional manager for the company.) Parties range in price from $359 to $379 for 90 minutes to $409 to $429 for two hours. Each party includes digital invites or downloads, print invitations and a certified GameCoach to run the event.

The Gymnast
Emilia’s Gymnastics
9385 Washington Blvd. N., Laurel; 410-381-7565;

Channel your child’s inner Simone Biles by having their birthday party at Emilia’s Acrobatics & Gymnastics Club in Laurel. The cavernous 17,500-square-foot facility with 36-foot ceilings offers two birthday party packages for up to 10 children. The DIY party ($200) allows parents to plan with their own decorations, table settings, goodie bags, and food. The all-inclusive package ($245) includes table settings, decorations, goodie bags, two pizzas, and chips and drinks. Wait service is also included during the food portion of the party. A 50 percent deposit for the party package is due upon booking. The remaining balance is due the day of the party. The facility hosts birthday parties every weekend. Each party is broken down into 40 minutes of a selected activity, which can range from slime making to cupcake decorating, 40 minutes of open gym time, and 40 minutes of eating time.

The Animal Lover
Clark’s Elioak Farm
10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City; 410-730-4049;

With pigs, sheep, donkeys, chickens, goats, horses, ducks, cows, rabbits and turkeys to gawk at, this is an animal and outdoor lover’s dream. Located on a 540-acre historic farm, party packages start at $10 per child up to 12 years old with $4 per adult. Pony rides for children younger than 6 are an additional $2 per child. The cow train ride is $2 per child and face painting is an additional $1 per child. A $40 deposit is required. Food from home is permitted; the farm also provides a list of pizza restaurants that deliver to the farm. The farm sells drinks, ice cream, and snacks. A farm-themed birthday cake or cupcakes can be ordered from Touche Touchet Bakery.