Depending on the age of the child and the party budget, there are a number of great places to hold a kid's birthday party. These include Build-A-Bear, an inflatable gym, a community pool or a neighborhood park.
For young children, hold a party at a location where children are able to use up some energy, such as an inflatable gym. These gyms feature bouncy houses, giant inflatable slides and obstacle courses. They offer parties for large groups of children at a cost of about $200 to $300.
Another idea is to hold a party at a community pool. Many pools can accommodate birthday parties and even have special party rooms for the occasion. Some fitness centers and athletic clubs also host activities for children's parties, such as organized basketball games.
A less expensive option is to hold a party at a neighborhood park or beach. Parks can accommodate a large number of guests, they are usually free, and they allow for a number of different activities, such as blowing bubbles, flying kites, or playing an organized game.
Older children may enjoy a party with a sit-down activity. Build-A-Bear, where children create their own personalized stuffed animals, is one option. As of 2015, Build-A-Bear costs around $20 per child and there is a six child minimum per party. A similar yet less expensive option is to hold a party at a pottery painting workshop. This is ideal for children aged 10 or older and costs about $15 per child.