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Away from Home Birthday Party Venues

Fun ideas and places to have your birthday party away from home

Having the birthday party away from home at a special venue can be fun and doesn't have to cost a lot.  Here are creative venues and birthday party places to have birthday parties.

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All the fun and no clean up!
Away from home ideas for birthday parties

Animal Lover's
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

Baseball Game
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.

Batting Cage
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

Berry/Peach Picking
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!

Bounce Houses
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.

Bowling is still fun and the newer bowling alleys have made it exciting for the kids with lots of lights and  music.  Some have glow in the dark bowling where they turn out the lights and the pins and balls glow. They have bumper bowling for smaller children and electric scoring makes it easy for everyone to enjoy the game!  Fun with glow in the dark birthday party theme  We've included a whole page dedicated to the Bowling birthday party theme with fun games to play while you are at the bowling alley, invitations and lots of fun ideas.  Bowling Theme Party

Build a Bear
Fun workshops let the guests build and design their own stuffed bear.  


Guests will have fun painting their own ceramic piece.  A pottery party is fun too where guests get to throw their own clay pots on a potter's wheel.

Chuck E. Cheese
Video games and pizza!  Call ahead and reserve a table and a visit from Chuck E. Cheese.

Day at the Spa
Many spas now have packages for older children.  Or create your own
spa birthday party with our homemade spa recipes.

Dodge Ball
There are many places that sponsor dodge ball tournaments and games.  This is popular in our area and they have kid night twice a month.  Look for indoor gyms or YMCA's.
It's not about catching the fish, it's about the experience!  Take 3 - 4 guests on a fishing outing and they will remember it forever!  Borrow or buy inexpensive rods so everyone can fish at the same time.  Take them to a lake, pond or nearby pier and teach them to bait the hook and cast their lines.  Remember the insect repellant and sunscreen and plan on not doing a lot of fishing yourself. 

Go Karts
Karts are fun for older children. Most cities have a mini speedway.
This is a fun idea for children to try out all the fun gymnastic equipment and learn some new skills. Many gyms have party packages and even let you serve cake at the facility. Most will require that the parents sign a waiver before the party, so send it out with the invitation.



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.

Laser Tag
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.

Miniature Golf
Most miniature golf places will have party plans and rooms!

Fun for everyone! Add popcorn and a hot dog.

Painting Class
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.

Planet Pizza
Indoor rides and pizza - what could be better?  

Play / Theater / Musical
Treat your guests to a play or musical.

Paint Ball
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.

Scrapbooking Party
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.

Trampoline Park
A huge building filled with safe trampolines!  Great fun for all ages!

Water Park
Fun daylong adventure.  Check for group rates.

Plan your party at home with these great birthday party planning ideas.



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