1st Birthday Ideas
Pool Party Ideas
2 , 3 & 4 year olds
5 and 6 year olds
7, 8 & 9 years old
Truth or Dare
8 Mall Hunts
Candy Buffet Help
35 Minute to
Win It Games
Away from Home Birthday Party Venues
Check with your local Animal Shelter to see if they allow groups to come help in the facility. Many Animal Shelters will let groups walk, feed and groom dogs and cats. They will also give tours and teach children about the Shelter. Before you go use our Animal Shelter Helper Scavenger hunt item list and collect useful items for the Shelter before your go.
Arts and Crafts
There are many arts and crafts places (check arts and crafts stores) that will set up everything needed for a craft project (like making necklaces or picture frames) and clean up too!
Ballet / Dance Studio
Many studios will host birthday parties and teach a kids a dance. Hannah Montana, Ballerina, Cinderella
Many Major and Minor League Baseball teams have special packages for birthday parties. Create great memories enjoying the birthday in the ballpark or even the dugout. Check your local team for prices and packages.
This is fun for boys and girls! Let them hit a few rounds of balls each and cheer on the other guests. Take the party back home or to a park and play an improved game of baseball! Fun for sports theme birthdays
Take your guests out to pick peaches, apples, blueberries, pumpkins or strawberries. There are lots of pick it yourself farms all over the country to choose from. Let them take home what they pick, or bring it back to the house and teach them how to make a pie with what they picked and eat it with ice cream!
There are many new bounce house warehouse businesses which cater to lots of children. What could be more fun then 15 bounce houses, blow up obstacle courses, slides and more? All cater to large groups of children and are fun for birthday parties.
Fun fall birthday party! Some places will also let you pick
pumpkins while you are out on the ride.
Horse Back Riding
Fun party venue for kids and a lot of places have party packages that will include cake, balloons and decorations. Some also have a petting zoo that kids can do for free with the purchase of a party package.
Hotel Stay Shopping
Great for tweens and/or teens! Pick a large hotel next to or adjacent to a large mall. (Use bonus hotel points so the rooms are free). Give the girls, usually 2-3 plus the birthday girl, a little money each and let them shop the mall. Eat a birthday dinner at the mall if there is a nice restaurant and swim in the hotel pool afterward. You can also play mall scavenger hunt for extra fun!
Ice Skating /Roller Skating
Still a lot of fun for kids to do as a group! Most places will have party packages and party rooms for cake and ice cream.
Indoor Hotel Pool
Rent a hotel room and use the indoor pool that night for their party. Great idea for winter parties. Add a mall scavenger hunt for more fun.
Indoor Inflatable bounce houses
Most will have a large space filled with different bounce houses, slides and obstacle courses. Great party venue for active kids! Private rooms are available for cake and presents. Check Pump It Up or Jump Zone to see if they are in your area.
Karate / Self Defense
Different party idea and one that is fun and instructional! Let the kids learn self defense or the basics of karate.
Fun and exciting for girls and boys! Most laser tag places have party plans and guests will be able to do several rounds of laser tag.
Mall Scavenger Hunt
8 different scavenger hunts with free scavenger hunt lists. Stay and have dinner or ice cream at the mall.
Free mall scavenger hunt lists
The old stand-by, but younger kids love playing and seeing Ronald.
Most miniature golf places will have party plans and rooms!
Fun for everyone! Add popcorn and a hot dog.
Some art studios will teach a quick technique class for a birthday party, 10 years +, and they will be able to have a painting to take home that day.
Indoor rides and pizza - what could be better?
Play / Theater / Musical
Treat your guests to a play or musical.
Fun for older tweens and teens! Paintball gun rental is available - usually parties can be scheduled for 2 or 4 hours.
Set up your party in the park! Play kickball or baseball and grill hot dogs (if they have fire pits or grills). Have fun relay races and bring lots of drinks and sunscreen. Use our fun Nature Scavenger hunt with a free scavenger hunt item list to print out for your party in the park.
Find a local scrapbooking store and ask about Scrapbooking parties. Many have fun sessions just for birthday parties. A great way to introduce kids and tweens to scrapbooking.
Tea Party Birthday
Doll shops and tea shops will set up a wonderful treat for your little princess! Fancy dishes, table wear and food.
A huge building filled with safe trampolines! Great fun for all ages!
Fun daylong adventure. Check for group rates.
Plan your party at home with these great birthday party planning ideas.
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