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Party On!

Party On!
By Daniella DiRienzo

Planning a child’s birthday party is undoubtedly exciting. It’s also pretty stressful. But it doesn’t have to be! There are several great places in northeast Mississippi to host kids’ birthday parties. Even better, these places usually handle most of the details, so all you have to do is show up. Aside from convenience, many venues offer unique themes and backdrops, making for a fun-filled bash that’s sure to result in memories that last a lifetime.

Fun on the Farm

For an unforgettably fun birthday party, you can’t go wrong with Bull Bottom Farms. Tucked away in the small town of Duck Hill, the farm is packed with exciting activities and attractions for all ages. Party-goers will spend the day participating in all sorts of farm fun, like visiting the farm’s furry residents in the Animal Park and going on hay rides. There are also some not-so-typical farm activities, like the “giant magic carpet ride slide” and jumping pillow. And the fun just keeps getting bigger and better. A recent visitor, Jason Hawthorne said, “They’ve continually added attractions like the treehouses and the slides. Our kids couldn’t get enough!” This would be an exciting adventure for a little animal lover and his friends.

A Sweet Affair

Can you imagine any place sweeter to have a birthday party than a candy store? How about throwing your child’s next birthday bash at Holli’s Sweet Tooth in Oxford?! Though opened just a few years ago, it has quickly become a local favorite. One customer, Ashley Jordan Rhodes, even compared it to the popular candy store Dylan’s Candy Bar: “NYC has Dylan’s Candy Bar. But sweet little Oxford is fortunate to have Holli’s!” The charming candy shop offers a birthday party package that includes just about everything you need for a memorable (and tasty) event: an hour-and-a-half of private store time, all paper products (plates, napkins, spoons), balloons, ice cream sundaes, and party favor bags of any candy in the store. That sounds like a sweet deal.

Party Animals

Prefer to host your child’s birthday celebration in the comfort of your own home? No problem! G & J Travelling Petting Zoo can bring the party to you! Serving north Mississippi and surrounding areas, the travelling petting zoo offers lots of fun for children as they get up-close to a variety of farm and exotic animals, including a zebra, wallaby, alpacas, and more. G & J also offers camel and pony rides. Not sure about wild animals interacting with children? There’s nothing to worry about. Experienced customers raved about the animals’ incredible temperament. Garrett Williams shared: “G & J Traveling Petting Zoo came for my daughter’s birthday. They were great! The children loved the animals. All were well behaved and kid-friendly!”

These venues are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to birthday party facilities in northeast Mississippi. As long as you let your creativity flow, the options are virtually endless. Of course, keeping your children and their interests in mind is always a great place to start when planning birthday festivities.


Daniella DiRienzo is a self-proclaimed southerner who graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011 and has been working as a freelance writer ever since.

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