Art in the Pod bridges the gap between artist and creation by providing the space and tools necessary to paint, sculpt, or paste something beautiful. Art sessions cater to every age group, with after-school sessions that explore a variety of media and parties that include everything from art materials to gifts for the birthday kid. Mommy, Daddy, and Me classes give kids a way to express themselves that doesn't involve drawing on the furniture as they learn how to sing, tell stories, and create art projects. Adult classes, alternatively, allow groups to bring a bottle of wine and spend a relaxed evening splashing paint on a canvas in the never-ending quest to discover where the color purple comes from.
The iLove Team doesn't just memorialize events, it makes events memorable. Founded in 2012 in Philadelphia by a group with backgrounds in event planning and production, as well as customer satisfaction, they combine these services to create custom-built events for their clients. The team showers its clients with VIP treatments, such as red-carpet welcomes, personalized photo-booth backdrops, and fitted top hats on all its cameras. The iLove Team also provides other facets of party planning, including DJs for hire and lighting, design, and videography services.
For pizza at Pasta Mista, there’s the traditional toppings and then there’s boardwalk-style: a thick layer of mozzarella on the bottom, a heap of tomato sauce on top. It’s one of a few twists on Italian you’ll notice on the menu at this BYOB restaurant. You can get time-tested toppings such as imported plum tomatoes and sausage on more than 15 specialty pies, as well as a few unorthodox add-ins such as honey mustard dressing or a decoder ring. Try veal and chicken covered in Marsala wine sauce, too, the vegetarian Stromboli, stuffed with mushrooms and green peppers, or the pescatore, which has mussels, clams, scallops, and shrimp covered in a white wine sauce.
When kids explore Jumpin Jack’s Inflatable Playland, it's almost as if the different worlds in their imaginations unfold before their eyes. In one section, a giant octopus looms over an inflated ocean-themed obstacle course, where sea turtles, sharks, and other air-filled creatures await. Another bounce structure takes the form of a basketball court, and a carousel-themed bounce house contains the world's only invisible population of clowns. These play areas stand as just three of the seven giant, inflatable structures that cushion the 16,500-square-foot entertainment center. Play structures for kids under 4 keep wee ones entertained, and adults get to have fun, too, with complimentary WiFi and a 50-inch, flatscreen TV.
Choruses of laughter fill these spaces during open-play times and birthdays parties—and Jumpin Jack’s Inflatable Playland's staffers strive to include kids of all stripes. On the second Thursday of every month, they turn off the music and flashing lights for their Jack's Sensory Bounce, welcoming kids with autism and other sensory needs to safely join in on the revelry.