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Best Place to Host a Kid's Birthday Party: This Week's Readers' Choice

Give us your tips on kid-friendly venues for birthday celebrations!

You could do it the old-fashioned way: bake a cake, decorate the house, buy ice cream, make a punch, set a festive table and put up a pinata.

But if you have your child's birthday party away from your home, you often can combine good food and a fun activity for a memorable occasion -- not to mention a little less stress for Mom or Dad.

So this week's Readers' Choice wants to know: Where's your favorite place to host a kid's birthday party? A local pizza joint? A kid-friendly gym? What about a tour of the local candy factory or ice cream parlor?

Beginning today -- Sunday, May 27 -- and through 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, we'll be asking for your recommendations for places to have a child's birthday party.

Give us your recommendation in the comments section below. With your help, we'll put together a list of nominees. Then look for our poll on Thursday, May 31 and vote! We'll select a winner at 5 p.m. Friday, June 1 and announce it in a story on Saturday, June 2.

In judging, we'll consider comments, poll votes and reviews in our complete directory of local businesses. Be sure to check out our contest rules in the PDF at right.

kris May 28, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Local Girl Gallery on Detroit! The owner, Linda Goik, will put together an awesome activity, it's affordable, low key and yet nicely organized. Kids get to take home what they make and the space is wonderful.
Christin Sorensen May 28, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Crafty Goodness on Madison! We host crafty birthday parties for all ages. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vZRS-qTYdcN3ynvvK7805XPyamzp_lV7LLXnq_BJdBw/edit for full list of affordable options.
K M Smith May 28, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Mahall's! We had our sons party there... the food was amazing, the staff was attentive and everyone had a great time.
heidi June 01, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Stitch Cleveland on Detroit in the west end of Lakewood. We host sewing birthday parties for groups 6 yr old and up. Kids learn sewing machine basics and stitch a project that has been precut for them-they love having a project to take home! They make cool stuff like hobo bags or stuffies designed by the owners, Megan & Heidi (a mother & daugher team) www.stitchcleveland.com 216-220-4808

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