A birthday is a big deal, so we want to help you celebrate BIG! We’re counting down the 20+ party ideas for kids' birthdays -- and then blowing out the candles!

Updated September 2023



A&R Workshopphoto courtesy of A&R Workshop

A&R Workshop is a DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating unique craft projects of all kinds! Your kid and their party can join an instructor-led workshop where they can get creative with paint, canvas, textiles, wood, string, and more. They'll end with a craft that they're proud of and can put on display wherever they wish!

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Alamo Drafthouse is not your average cinema! They have over a dozen programs included in their “Signature Series,” which are perfect to piggyback off of for a birthday party. Just a few in the series are “Brunch on Broadway” and “PBS KIDS” at the Alamo. You can also always rent out a theater for your own private viewing experience and watch your fave movie!

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Reach the next level with wall-to-wall gravity-defying trampolines at Altitude! Enjoy all of their attractions during your party time with full access to an obstacle course, dodgeball, airbags, basketball trampoline dunks, epic sports battles, and more. There's also a kid's court so the little ones can get out and jump safely too!

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Birdie's braid bars stylists will set up their stations at your house and doll up the birthday girl and all of her friends with the cutest braids! If you want to tie your theme into the hairstyles, just let the stylists know and they will bring some fun accessories for an extra charge. They will also host braid bars for adult parties, so no one is left out of the fun!

Across DFW



Canyon Climbingphoto courtesy of Canyon Climbing Gym

Are you looking for something on the active side for your kid's birthday party? Check out Canyon's party packages, including 2.5 hours of climbing, a private party room, 2 party hosts, and more! One of the packages comes with pizza, so all you'll need to bring is your kid's cake or cupcakes.

Frisco | Directions



If your kids are obsessed with any sort of character at all, whether it be a princess, superhero, or Star Wars character, this is the ultimate birthday party! The characters come to your party and provide the meet-and-greet experience every kid dreams of. Their costumes are handcrafted, so you don't have to question the quality or authenticity of the performers!

Across DFW



Have an active and fun birthday party experience at D1! Have your kid's whole party play football, obstacle courses, nerf gun wars, laser tag, etc. all led by coaches! This facility also provides facility rentals, so you can have the whole place to yourself!

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Bring out the colorful leotards and head to Elevate for some balance beam walking and cartwheel flipping! Your kids can enjoy gymnastics equipment, organized games tailored to their specific age group, and rides on the zip line. Plus, you can decorate the party room and bring your own birthday cake and other refreshments!

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Escape into the world of virtual reality at Fixation, the largest, most advanced VR Arcade in Texas! Play from intense action games to a wide array of games for all ages, skill levels, and genres. If you have a large party, you can also book the entire arcade for some uninterrupted fun!

Hurst | Directions



Group Dynamixphoto courtesy of Group Dynamix

Book your kid's party here for some thrilling times! With exciting high ropes courses, zip lines, inflatables, GaGa ball, floor hockey, blacklight dodgeball, archery tag, a 22-player foosball table, and so much more, there's an endless amount of entertainment available. 

Carrolton | Directions



A go-kart party is sure to get everyone's engines revved up! With electric karts that have a variety of safety features, you'll feel at ease knowing your kids will have fun in a safe environment. Plus with their race package, there's no waiting in line, exclusive track time with your party, a Grand Prix-style race with qualifying and position race start, and a podium ceremony complete with photos and awards!

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Kidzania is an ultra-realistic city built for kids and run by kids! There are 100+ professions they can try, like learning about human anatomy while performing surgery on a mannequin at the Hospital, or getting a degree in archaeology at the University. Your kid's party can also enjoy treasure hunts, a parade, and a mascot appearance!

Frisco | Directions



Have the ultimate LEGO party at LEGOLAND! Explore the discovery center, enjoy an exclusive LEGO model-building experience, receive a LEGO take-home build for every child, and more. You can also have access to all of the rides and 4D Cinema after the party time!

Grapevine | Directions



M-Line Trolley

Charter your kid's birthday party on the charming trolley! Get around Uptown and the Arts District in Downtown and let the M-Trolley line take care of setting up a table for your food, balloons, ice, coolers, and trash receptacles.

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The National Video Game Museum is a no-brainer for a gamer's birthday party! A rental comes with 2-hour access to a private room for up to 40 people, free play tokens for the 80s arcade, pizza, full use of the museum, and a special shirt for the birthday boy or girl! NVM is a fun activity-based party and a blast into the past! Featured header image.

Frisco | Directions



An open space to run around and have a Nerf war is basically heaven for little kids! It's the ultimate venue of multiple battlefields for Nerf wars galore, so your house can take a day off from being the battlefield. They have various party packages to suit exactly what you need, and they have a restaurant with a full menu to keep the adults and the littles satisfied!

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Have a fun and high-energy birthday party at Ninja Nation! It's the perfect place for kids who like to climb, jump, crawl, and swing like ninjas. From monkey bars and rock climbing to obstacle courses and more, every guest will have an action-packed and memorable day!

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Play Street Museum

photo courtesy of Play Street Museum

Looking for the cutest venue to host your party? At Play Street Museum, you can choose the perfect theme and have pottery painting, slime making, painting on canvas, and more. Have the kids explore their interactive children's museum and take pictures that will last them a lifetime!

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Pump It Up is a huge inflatable playground for kids! Their parties are 100% private, so you get your own bounce house arena and party room to make your child feel extra special. Each location has its own add-ons to pump up the party, such as a glow party and a bubble extravaganza! One of us had a birthday party here as a kid, and we can't recommend it enough!

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Calling all party animals! Have your kids play on a giant safari structure with slides, inflatable animals, obstacle courses, and more. They can also keep the fun going with an arcade filled with cool games that will keep them entertained for hours!

Plano | Directions



Your kids and their friends will be able to explore the wonders inside of Texas' only 360 ocean tunnel at Sea Life! See sharks and rescued sea turtles up close, touch sea stars and other creatures, and explore over 10 awesome exhibits. Depending on the package you choose, you can also get a private party room, a birthday hat for each kid, a plush toy for the birthday kid, and more!

Grapevine | Directions



Spark is an indoor jungle gym made out of recycled materials like a Southwest airplane wing and soda cans metamorphosed into butterflies! You can run around and create, touch, and play. Beyond the jungle gym structure, there are ever-changing stations for music, stop motion, silk screen printing, and crafting. They’ll also let you bring in outside food and even alcohol too, if you want to host the parents too!

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Urban Air is sure to get your kids tired with lots of jumping and indoor games. There is a battle beam, dodgeball, warrior courses, climbing walls, an indoor playground, trampolines, and so much more! You can get the classic or the glow theme party package that includes black lights, strobes, and cool lasers.

Preston | Directions



Celebrate your kid's birthday with an interactive cooking or baking activity for the whole party! They can create all kinds of delicious and easy creations like pizza and pasta, or bake and decorate birthday cupcakes. If they'd like to play dress up, they can also choose to have a royal tea party with chocolate chip scones and tea sandwiches!

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