When it comes to a birthday party your child will never forget, California is king. There is no shortage of entertainment options across the state, catering to all ages and interests. Californians know how to party—and that includes the little ones, too! From bowling alleys, to nature centers, to art spaces, here are 10 great places to celebrate a kid’s birthday party in the Golden State.
Kidville has locations all over the country, making it a favorite with parents looking for something special to celebrate. Kidville has been ranked as a top place for parties in Parents magazine and offers all the party basics from pizza and paper goods to planning, invites cleanup and all around good time.
Lucky Strike is a perfect place for older kids’ parties. It’s kid and family friendly and features traditional bowling with a decidedly cool spin. Plan a party complete with pizza, treats, and shoe rentals for all ages.
Singing with friends shouldn’t just be an adult activity for after work. At Chirp Karaoke, your little diva can sing along to their favorite tunes, wearing their favorite costumes. Chirp Karaoke offers karaoke parties for all ages from kids to teens to grown-ups so that everyone has the chance to sing their heart out.
LA Parent Magazine has called Lollipop Dream one of the best places in the city to host a kid’s birthday party. You can bring the party home or head to the shop for dress-up, face-painting, games, food and more fun for kids to enjoy. Packages can take care of everything from food to invites too.
The Coop is in the business of partying. Any age, any stage, you can have your birthday party at the Coop or bring the fun home. But there’s a ball pit, tunnels and more fun to explore at The Coop and a well-appointed patio and cappuccino bar for the grown-ups to enjoy.
For older kids and families, Castle Park is like a blast from the past with mini golf, an arcade, batting cages and all the other traditional fun that makes for a great birthday party. Packages include food and other details to make your party perfect.
For an educational twist, the Environmental Nature Center offers kids parties that give kids an early start on appreciating the natural world. Parties explore the grounds, include encounters with animals. You have to be a member to enjoy the benefits, but you can join for a donation fee.
With two locations in San Francisco, Little Artistas helps kids get in touch with their creativity from an early age. Party with paint and watch as the kids create their masterpieces before enjoy pizza, treats and playtime.
The Butterfly Joint is a creative spot for a kid birthday party. It’s a woodworking shop that offers birthday parties for small groups of kids so that they can have fun and learn. Because it’s a working woodworking shop, you have to supply your own food & supplies, but it’s a great way to get kids involved in community efforts.
The only thing cooler than robots is getting to make your own. At Rolling Robots locations, party goers can create their own party bots and learn about the delicate art of robot building. And chow down on the food that you can opt to have provided or bring your own.