Some good places to host a child's birthday party include outdoor playgrounds, indoor play spaces, bowling alleys and skating rinks. Some zoos, farms, pizza parlors, amusement parks and ice cream shops also offer party packages. Many parents also host children's birthday parties at home.
Active children may enjoy a party at a sports center, climbing facility, martial arts center or kids gymnastics school. Artsy ideas for a child's birthday party include ceramics studios where kids make their own plates or bowls during parties, kid-friendly art studios and art museums. Science-oriented kids may enjoy a party at a local planetarium or science museum. During warmer months, local swimming pools and water parks are potential party locations.
Some national chain restaurants, such as Chuck E Cheese and Burger King, frequently host birthday parties for children at many of their locations. Many off-site birthday parties are catered, so the venues provide food, beverages and entertainment for the children and party guests. Outside food and drinks are typically not allowed, although parents are usually permitted to bring birthday cakes.
For home-based birthday parties, many parents rent play structures, such as bounce houses, to entertain the party guests. Hiring local entertainers or costumed characters is another option for at-home parties.