Want to know 25 Great Places to Have a Children’s Birthday Party?
You’ve come to the right place! That’s because with two kids, ages 9 and 12, I feel like we’ve run the gauntlet with children’s birthday parties in the last decade.
You name it, we’ve attended it or hosted it.
So if you’re looking for ideas of locations to hold your child’s next birthday party, then read on. There are loads of great venues for parties, you just have to take the time to find the right one!
Here are 25 Great Places to Have a Children’s Birthday Party:
- Pool (indoor or outdoor)
- Nature Center or Botanical Garden
- Humane Society
- Zoo or petting zoo
- Children’s Museum
- Craft store (like Joann Fabrics or Michael’s)
- Build-a-Bear Workshop
- Laser Tag venue
- Mini golf venue
- Bounce House/Inflatables venue
- Water park (indoor or outdoor)
- Movie theater
- Local events in your town (concert in the park, parade, Breakfast with Santa, etc.)
- Sporting event (think minor league baseball or university team game)
- Bowling alley
- Indoor rock climbing
- Indoor trampoline park
- Gymnastics or gym
- Fire station
- Ice rink
- Roller skating rink
- Martial arts studio
- Paint-n-take studio
- Indoor play place (think local play cafes or McDonald’s)
Did you notice one venue in particular that I left out? Yup,that pizza-proffering, dancing mouse named Chuck E. Cheese. I must say my kids loved attending parties there, but every party I ever went to (when the kids were little and I chose to stick around vs. leaving them) made me want to gauge my eyes out and bathe in hand sanitizer for a week afterward!
I also want to add that some of the best birthday parties we ever hosted were in our home. I fretted so much that our home wasn’t big enough or exciting enough, but we did fine and no one trashed the place! Check out my Geology-themed birthday party as an example.
Now tell me about your favorite places to have or to attend a children’s birthday party. If your kids are older, do you miss those birthday party days at all? Don’t rub it in if you don’t – ha!
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