2012 Best Places for Party Services
When it comes to family-friendly places to eat, shop and visit in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and other Triangle towns, parents know best. We asked you about your favorite places and sorted through all of the responses. In some cases, the top vote-getters were extremely close, so we awarded two. Businesses or places that also had an overwhelming number of votes are recognized as Honorable Mentions.
Without further delay, here are your top recommendations for families in the Triangle:
Ted Rablais of Ted's Twisted Balloons & Magic makes balloon sculptures using from one to 100 balloons and incorporates children's magic tricks into his show. tedstwistedballoons.com.
BounceU offers party packages featuring indoor bounce houses and other inflatables for children ages 5 and older. 3419 Apex Peakway, Apex; bounceu.com/apex.
Pump It Up is an indoor bounce house offering open hours and birthday parties with a private room. 10700 World Trade Blvd., Raleigh; www.pumpitupparty.com.
Chuck E. Cheese offers birthday parties, arcade games, rides and other entertainment. Locations in Durham and Raleigh; chuckecheese.com.
Maggie Moo's offers ice cream cakes and cupcakes in addition to a standard ice cream selection. Cupcake flavors range from butter pecan pie to cotton candy. Locations in Cary and Raleigh; maggiemoos.com.
Harris Teeter makes personalized cakes, variety cakes and cookie cakes. Locations in Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Raleigh and Wake Forest. harristeeter.com.
GiGi's Cupcakes features daily flavor specials so each day is different. Flavors range from traditional vanilla and chocolate to cinnamon roll and s'mores. Locations in Cary and Raleigh; gigiscupcakesusa.com.