Birthday Party Places
72 Places in the Phoenix Valley for your Child’s Next Birthday Bash
Finding the perfect location for your child’s next birthday party can be a hassle. Finding a location that is fun and engaging without breaking the bank require a little bit of know-how, and we have put together a list just for that reason. In this article you will find some of the top birthday party places and locations in Phoenix, AZ Scottsdale Arizona, the SE Valley and all around the Metro Area along with pricing information and ways to contact them for your special child’s next big day.
The list below is categorized by activity and Arizona City. There are sections dedicated to outings all over the metro area, or even companies that bring the party right to your home. There is something for everyone, even those picky kids that don’t seem to want a party at all.
Being Arizona, there is a large selection of both indoor and outdoor events depending on when your party will be. There are active places full of excitement like water parks and roller coasters, or more relaxed adventures at the zoo or aquarium. Lastly are places where kids can learn science or express their creativity with arts and crafts. No matter what your interest is, check out the list below!
Stratum Laser Tag
Stratum houses 13,000 square feet of laser tag goodness with multiple levels, fog, sound effects, and special lighting effects. Packages of either two games or five games of laser tag include a private party room, pizza, soft drinks, and either for 3.5 hours. Cake, ice cream, balloons, and arcade tokens can be added for additional fees.
- Details: Birthday packages are $269-$399
- Contact: (480) 386-1796
- Address: 1455 S. Stapley Drive, Suite 11, Mesa
- Website: https://www.stratumhq.com/
Aquariums, Zoos, and Animals
Butterfly Wonderland is the premiere butterfly house in all of Arizona. From a Rainforest Reptile Talk to aquatic feedings and face painting, this location has more than just beautiful bugs. Engage you partygoers with science in a hands-on way they will never forget.
Party packages include all-day admission for 15 children and three adults. This all-day admission comes with a free party room, choice of a fresh-fruit platter, birthday cake or cupcakes, and special gift for the guest of honor. Extras can be added is as well, and tickets for other nearby attractions can be added via combo deals.
- Details: Birthday packages start at $295 and go until $375.
- Contact: Call this location at (480)800-3000
- Address: 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Salt River Reservation.
- Website: https://butterflywonderland.com/
The Phoenix Zoo is a great location for a low-maintenance birthday party. With plenty of exotic animals, lots of sunshine, and fun rides, it is the perfect day trip for a group. In addition to the normal packages, this is a great place to take a trip for a few hours and then use time afterwards for recreation at home.
Birthday packages include admission for 10 kids and 12 adults. The packages also come with a reserved party ramada for 1.5 hours, a personal party host from the zoo, party favor bags, crafting activities, cake, ice cream and lemonade for all guests, and a gift for the birthday child.
- Details: Birthday packages are $275-$325 without add-ons
- Contact: (602) 914-4333
- Address: 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
- Website: https://www.phoenixzoo.org/
Radical Reptile Fun
A unique concept, this service is a mobile reptile petting zoo based in Gilbert and San Tan Valley. The service drives all kinds of reptiles and other crawling critters right to your door a lot like mobile laser tag or video game trailers. For kids interested in lizards, snakes, or even dinosaurs, this is a great way to make sure your party is memorable. Shows come in either hour or half-hour increments. Be aware, this service does charge for gas depending on the location of your party.
- Details: Birthday packages are $75-$225 plus gas charges
- Contact: (602) 935-6011
- Website: http://radicalreptilefun.com/index.html
For more than 20 years, Reptile Adventures has been bringing the excitement of the zoo to homes across the area. The experience includes 8-10 reptiles from around the world–some even larger than the partygoers! This service can offer either inside or outside parties and promises to accommodate for all the pictures a parent could want. There is a fee for larger groups, and they advise that parties should be between 12 to 15 children.
- Details: Birthday packages are $200-$250.
- Contact: (480) 827-2167
- Address: PO Box 2949, Mesa
- Website: http://reptileadventures.com/
This u-pick farm and event venue offers many packages to accommodate a party of any size and age. The “Down on the Farm” birthday-party packages include a private space for up to 35 people, a private party host, unlimited train rides and hayrides, a petting zoo, carousel, and refreshing drinks. Additional experiences can be added on for a fee, and the venue even offers hot dogs and burgers for a more complete birthday experience. Adults and kids alike will learn a little more about where their food comes from and enjoy taking home some fresh produce at the end of this party.
- Details: Birthday packages are between $200-$250. Packages not available in October.
- Contact: (480) 987-3100
- Address: 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek.
- Website: https://schnepffarms.com/?v=e748b7c8fd06
Sea Life Arizona Aquarium
Sea Life Arizona’s main feature is a massive 160,000-gallon tank with a walkable underwater tunnel to give kids a 270-degree view of the ocean critters. Seal Life Aquarium has sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, clownfish, reef sharks and more.
Its services are aimed at kids ages 4-12. Birthday packages include a host, party room, and admission for up to 20 guests with goody bags. An upgraded option is also available that add on an ocean-themed craft, pizza, a choice of theme, a 30-minute guided tour of the aquarium showcasing the chosen animals, party games, and a pirate or mermaid party host.
- Details: Birthday packages are between $325-$455
- Contact: (480) 478-7598 or (877) 526-3960
- Address: 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe
- Website: https://www.visitsealife.com/arizona/
Westworld Paintball Adventures
Westworld has two paintball fields: one is in Mesa, Xtreme Pursuit, and the other in Scottsdale, Splatter Ranch. Birthday-party packages include all-day field admission, equipment rental and 2000 paintballs for every six players. Kids must be 10 years or older, and anyone under the age of 18 must have parental permission via a waiver.
- Details: Birthday packages are $39.95 per person (six minimum) to $84.95 (10 minimum)
- Contact: (602) 447-8200
- Address: Multiple locations
- Website: https://westworldpaintball.com/
Arts and Crafts
As You Wish
This art studio has custom pottery and painting parties. Birthday packages include a host, commemorative plate, invitations that can be mailed, and all the supplies and studio time for guests to make a custom creation! Food and drinks can be brought in so there is no need to purchase from the venue.
- Details: Birthday packages are $175-$275
- Contact: See website for locations
- Address: Chandler, Tempe, NorTerra, Glendale, and Desert Ridge locations
- Website: https://www.asyouwishpottery.com/
Known for being a big chain store, not many parents know that Michael’s offers affordable birthday packages for ages 4-14. The themed party package includes a craft project chosen from a list, invitations and thank you notes for 8 guests and creative space. Themes include everything from tie-dye, friendship bracelets, painting, and more. This is a “design-your-own-party” package does not include supplies, but includes invitations and thank you notes for eight guests and a team member to help host the event. Again, snacks and drinks may be brought in which makes this a great budget option
- Details: Birthday packages range from $50-$120
- Contact: See website for locations
- Address: Dozens of locations across the valley
- Website: https://www.michaels.com/classes
This studio, located in Anthem, offers birthday parties for painting, plaster, or ceramics. Parties include monitoring from an instructor, party games, studio time, and art supplies. At the end of the trip, the guest of honor gets to enshrine their handprint on the “Wall of Fame,” a great way to end a wonderful party.
- Details: Birthday packages are a $50 room fee and $10-$19 per child.
- Contact: (623) 551-9177
- Address: 4220 W. Opportunity Way, Anthem
- Website: http://www.mudpiestudios.net/
Fitness and Athletics
AZ on the Rocks
This Scottsdale climbing gym contains over 14,000 square feet of climbing terrain. It offers several birthday-party packages, including a sleepover option for a truly special birthday. All packages include climbing gear for 10 and a host to facilitate the party. All participants must fill out a waiver, and those under the age of 18 must have their waiver filled out by a parent, but waivers can be filled out online. Food, drinks, ice cream, and goodie bags can be added onto the original packages.
- Details: Birthday base prices (for the first 10 climbers) range from $325-$1,450
- Contact: (480) 502-9777
- Address: 16447 N. 91st St., Suite 105, Scottsdale
- Website: https://www.azontherocks.com/
Beginners Edge Sports Training
This service offers packages with 85 minutes of sports activities for everyone from toddlers to 10-year-olds. Birthday parties include a “coach”, party coordinator, decorated party room, snack of popcorn and a choice of sports. Packages are customizable from just one coach for one hour to two coaches for two hours. Parties can either be at the facility, or coaches can come to a home or other location. Add-ons include pizza, balloons and a bounce house.
- Details: Birthday packages are $150-$300 (for 15 kids) and up. Additional guests can be added (up to 35) for additional cost ($10 per adult)
- Contact: (623) 748-9453
- Address: 7000 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 1830-40, Scottsdale
- Website: https://thebestinaz.com/
Circus School of Arizona
Learn to balance, juggle and fly at this birthday party. Kids will be introduced to circus events like aerial silks, tight rope, or trapeze. They will also get to observe the rolling globe, hula hooping and more by professional circus performers. Add-ons include face painting, balloon artists, character performers and more. Parties are available by appointment only for groups of seven to 30 and for kids aged three and above.
- Details: Party packages start at $275
- Contact: (480) 292-7360
- Address: 7432 E. Tierra Buena Lane, Suite 104, Scottsdale
- Website: https://www.circusschoolofarizona.com/
Kids can skate the Phoenix Coyotes practice rink at this Chandler skating rink. Birthday parties include admission and ice-skate rentals for up to twenty guests, a private party suite, party host. The package also include pizza, drinks, cake, and a special Zamboni ride for the birthday boy or girl.
- Details: Birthday packages are $249-$299
- Contact: (480) 598-9400
- Address: 7225 W. Harrison Street, Chandler
- Website: https://www.icedenchandler.com/parties-and-events
The Little Gym
This gym is a national chain that has gymnastics, music, and dance classes as birthday parties. Kids ages 1-12 will be invited to an “Awesome Birthday Bash” for up to 20 kids. Packages include invitations (through Evite or mailed for you), a party host at the location, drinks, and some decorations. Parties are themed with many options from cartoons and Nickelodeon characters.
- Details: Birthday packages $195-$350, depending on members and non-members
- Contact: See website for details
- Address: Multiple locations
- Website: https://www.thelittlegym.com/
A gymnastics facility located in Scottsdale, Rebound offers weekend birthday parties for up to a dozen kids that include use of the obstacle courses, gym, in-ground trampoline, foam pit, tumble track, parachute, games and a party room with private party host or hostess.
- Details: Birthday packages $250-$550
- Contact: (480) 515-1205
- Address: 16611 N. 91 St., Suite 101, Scottsdale.
- Website: https://www.reboundwest.com/
TopGolf is a national chain offering a unique golfing experience that combines arcade games with physical activity. Package for kids and teens includes two hours of unlimited play, catered meals from the kids’ menu brought to the booths, and unlimited soft drinks.
- Details: $25 per child for kids party; $35 per teen for teen packages.
- Contact: (520) 284-5047
- Address: Locations in Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Tucson
- Website: https://topgolf.com/us/
Twinkle Toes Dance
Crafts and dancing are what lie ahead at a Twinkle Toes dance party. Partygoers will learn a choreographed dance and build a one-of-a-kind craft to take home with them. All activities are themed around your child’s specific interests and can be chosen from the list online. Food can be brought in to save money and make this an even more personalized event.
- Details: $95 for six children, $5 for each additional child.
- Contact: 623-810-6153
- Address: 20118 N. 67th Ave., Suite 300, #268, Glendale
- Website: http://www.twinkletoesdance.com/
United Skates of America
United Skate of America is a long-time player in the skating rink game. This company owns Great Skate in Glendale and Skateland in Chandler and Mesa. Birthday parties include admission and skate rental, a personal party host, pizza and unlimited soda, and decorated reserved seating area. Some packages include glow-in-the-dark accessories and game tokens, but those can also be purchased on location separately.
- Details: Birthday packages are $12.99-$22 per guest (10 minimum)
- Contact: see website for each location
- Address: locations in Chandler, Glendale, and Mesa
- Website: https://www.unitedskates.com/index.cfm
For the Little Kids
Gymboree Music and Play
Young children can celebrate their birthdays with this national chain that offers art, music, sports and movement classes in Scottsdale, Glendale and Chandler. Gymboree specializes in birthday parties for kids ages 1-5. Choose from several themes for up to 20 kids. Prices, packages and add-ons vary by location, but all include 90 minutes with a Gymboree teacher, invitations, paper products, setup and cleanup. Bring your own food, drinks and desserts. The birthday boy or girl get a special gift and guests all get take-home gift bags, as well.
- Details: Birthday packages start at $265 for 90 minutes, and monthly membership holders get a $50 discount
- Contact: see website for details
- Address: Three Phoenix area locations
- Website: https://www.gymboreeclasses.com/
Indoor Trampoline Parks
Jumping centers in both Scottdale and Tucson feature tons of open space fitted with trampolines, games like trampoline basketball and dodgeball, and a giant foam pit for safe aerial stunts. To suit smaller kids, there are separate areas and bounce houses so parents can rest easy. The park offers several party rooms catering to ages 2-14. Party packages include jump fees and a foam-pit pass for guests in Tucson. Some packages also include a private party room, New York sliced pizza, soda, and birthday décor.
- Details: Birthday packages are $149-$399
- Contact: (480) 427-2000
- Address: Locations at 13802 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 145, and Scottsdale. 3931 W. Costco Drive, Tucson
- Website: https://azairtime.com/
A Child’s Dream Entertainment
This service specializes in surprise “guests” for your child’s next party. Whether it is a pirate, princess, or cartoon, this service is happy to provide one-on-one time or story time with your child’s favorite star.
- Details: Birthday packages are $150-$350, plus a $50 deposit
- Contact: (928) 925-1301
- Website: achildsdreamentertainment.com
A Child’s Joy
This Laveen event company offers big inflatables, slides, pony rides and a petting zoos for any event, but birthdays in particular.
- Details: Birthday packages are $249-$499
- Contact: (480) 820-8030
- Website: https://achildsjoy.net/.
Arizona Birthday Magician
Particularly suitable for children ages 5-12, birthday magician The Magical Mr.Rose will transform your living room into a private theater for a kid-friendly show. Packages feature comedy, magic, puppetry, music and gifts for all the kids. Games and magic lessons also available.
- Details: Birthday packages start at $250, with a $100 reservation fee
- Contact: (480) 788-2329
- Address: 5350 W. Bell Road, Building C-122, Suite 301, Glendale
- Website: https://arizonabirthdaymagician.com/
Bonanza Educational Lego Parties
Bonanza Educational provides after-school enrichment classes for kids with an interest in creativity using Legos. But this organization out of Chandler also hosts Lego-themed birthday parties at any place you wish. Party packages include an instructor to guide the games and building activities with 60 pounds of Lego bricks for a creative take on a traditional birthday.
- Details: Birthday packages start at $199
- Contact: 480-658-0515
- Address: 260 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler
- Website: https://bonanzaed.com/
Bricks 4 Kidz
Much like the previous business, Bricks 4 Kidz will bring a giant tub of Lego bricks to your house and lead kids in building a motorized model. The birthday boy or girl gets a free t-shirt, and guests get a small Lego memento to take home. Bricks 4 Kidz to come to any venue in the area. The Tuscon location offers even more add-ons for more fun and memories.
- Details: Birthday packages are $225 for 10 kids, $10 for each additional kid in East Valley, $8 for each additional kid in Phoenix and Tucson.
- Contact: East Valley (480) 717-7573, Phoenix (602) 723-0476, Tucson (916) 337-2033
- Website: https://www.bricks4kidz.com/
Christopher the Magician
Christopher is a professional magician specializing in younger children over the age of three. There are different packages to choose from involving magic, balloons, and other activities.
- Details: Birthday packages are $225-$275
- Contact: (602) 493-9700
- Website: http://christopherthemagician.com/
If you child has always wanted to spend an afternoon with their favorite fairytale character, this is the perfect choice. While the business offers mainly Disney princesses, there are plenty of characters to lead your child in games, makeovers, sing-alongs, and other fun activities.
- Details: Birthday packages are $85 to $440
- Contact: via website or Facebook
- Website: https://www.fairytaleeventsaz.com/
Fancy Faces is a business specializing in different themed parties. Superheroes, princesses, and dinosaurs just name a few from the list. A professional will come to your home or venue and lead kids in dress-up, games, face painting, and more. Refreshments and food can be added for an extra fee.
- Details: Birthday packages are $295-$995
- Contact: (602) 687-6150
- Address: 4900 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert
- Website: https://www.fancyfaceparty.com/
Fantastic Fire Department
Perfect for the little one obsessed with fire trucks, this service sends two “firemen” along with a truck right to your house. Packages start at an hour long and include a ride on the firetruck, souvenir fire hats, trying on firefighter gear, and even firing the hose. The company says it is structured for those in the younger demographic from ages 2-5.
- Details: Birthday packages are $325 Saturdays, $300 Sundays and weekdays
- Contact: (602) 324-7100
- Website: https://fantasticfiredept.com/
Parties on Purpose
Jamila Watson is a custom party planner out of Phoenix who offers custom parties and themes. Parties could have makeovers, dance routines, crafts, scavenger hunts, and more. Jamila offers four themed parties, “kidchellah”, spa time, pop star party and scavenger hunt adventure, as well as the option to create your own custom theme, and all parties are 1.5-2 hours long.
- Details: Birthday packages are $599 and up
- Contact: (480) 442-1358
- Website: https://partiesonpurpose.com/
After a princess-themed birthday party with her sons, Sara Bernstein decided to start her own party business. Specializing in children’s theater and art, her business offers theater-trained performers dressed as pirates, superheroes, princesses and more. There are eight different party packages ranging from a meet-and-greet to a 90-minute “Royal Package.” The performance is sure to wow your child’s next birthday.
- Details: Birthday packages range from $95-$285
- Contact: (480) 254-3994
- Website: https://www.storybookentertainmentaz.com/
Superhero Rental of Arizona
Cory Missall is a costume designer from Phoenix who turned his hobby into his business. His company send out characters in hand-made suits that are intricately detailed to replica status. Packages offer children a chance to hang out with some of their favorite crime-fighters, and heroes will lead party guests in games, activities, an award show, and one-on-one time for the guest of honor.
- Details: Rates vary
- Contact: 480-254-3994
- Website: https://corymissall.wixsite.com/arizonadarkknight
Puppets, Plays, Dolls and Teas
American Girl Store
The store is known for the collectable dolls, but the American Girl Store also offers several birthday-party plans. The Birthday Celebration party package for 2-10 guests includes ice cream, cake, goodie bags, and more. Parties can also select from certain themed events based on different American Girl Dolls, and pizza can be added on for an additional charge.
- Details: Birthday packages are $37-$47 per child, $10 per adult
- Contact: (877) 247-5223
- Address: 15059 N. Scottsdale Road #100, Scottsdale
- Website: https://www.americangirl.com/
Girly Girlz is a service offering more than a dozen themes for your daughter’s next birthday celebration. From a rock star lifestyle to spa days, teatime, and more, Girly Girlz provides games, entertainment, food, and lots of decorations. They also offer a van service to bring the excitement to your home. Girl Girlz will drive to any location and start the party there.
- Details: Birthday packages for eight or more start at $339. Prices vary by location.
- Contact: (480) 998-4832
- Address: 15425 N. Scottsdale Road, #240, Scottsdale
- Website: https://www.girlygirlzaz.com/
Great Arizona Puppet Theater
After an amusing show at the main theater, birthday events at the Great Arizona Puppet Theater move to Peter’s Party Room. Kids get to make their own puppets and act out scenes for other guests. All supplies to create puppets are provided by the theater and are included in the packages. The Party Room is available for use one hour before and after the main show. The puppeteers are also available for home performances.
- Details: Room rental is $100 plus $5 admission for each guest. Home performances are $250 plus
- Contact: (602) 262-2050
- Address: 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix. Peter’s Party
- Website: https://azpuppets.org/
Potts Tea Party
Potts Tea Party service brings the magic of Disney to your home. With princesses, decorations, and of course, tea, this service is sure to make a memorable day for your daughter. Mrs. Potts provides a wardrobe room filled hundreds of dress-up items that guests can wear. There are items for both boy and girl guests that want to mix and match. Party packages include all food and beverages as well as mementos for the guests. There are many themed options to fit any birthday event.
- Details: Birthday packages range from $300-$495
- Contact: (480) 827-0654
- Address: 264 W. Second St., Mesa
- Website: http://mrspottsteaparty.com/
Valley Youth Theatre
The Valley Youth Theatre is a company dedicated to bringing the stage to life for children. Plays are available about pirates, princesses, knights in shining armor, and much more. Group rates are available for birthday parties, and guests can meet the cast members after the end of the show. Back-stage tours and special parts of the show involving the guest of honor can also be arranged in advance. Be aware, you will want to schedule group outing ahead of time to make sure there will be seating reserved.
- Details: Tickets range from $12.50 to $18 per person depending on show, seating area, and amenities.
- Contact: (602) 253-8188
- Address: 525 N. First St., Phoenix.
- Website: https://www.vyt.com/
Racetracks and Trains
K1 speed is an indoor go cart track featuring electric carts that really fly. During a birthday package, guests can compete for prizes, trophies, medals, and a spot on the winner’s podium. All racers must be 48 inches or tall. Adults must be 58 inches tall to drive the carts. There are other add-ons and equipment that can be purchased in the gift shop on location.
- Details: Birthday packages are $44-$80 per guest (minimum of eight on weekdays, nine on weekends)
- Contact: (855) 517-7333
- Address: 2425 S. 21st St., Phoenix
- Website https://www.k1speed.com/
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Partygoers will have a train car all to themselves at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Although the park is appropriate for all ages, McCormick tailors their parties to guests ages 3 to 8. All party packages come with a private conductor who keeps the party rolling and take pictures so parents and kids can remember all the fun. Reservations are taken up to six months in advance. Railroad cars can fit up to 20 guests; reservations and additional items can be purchased via the park’s website
- Details: Birthday packages are $80 plus $6 per child (there is a maximum of 20 guests). Standard picnic packages range between $55-$500. Scottsdale residents will receive a discount, and all guests get discounted rates in June, July and August. Reservations cost $10.
- Contact: (480) 312-2312
- Address: 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale
- Website: https://www.therailroadpark.com/
Zipping inside and out, Octane Raceway features a long track that is sure to make for a 1st place party. Octane touts its high-speed carts that can exceed 40 mph as safe and exhilarating. Party packages differ in included events, but the park offers, racing, bowling, arcade games, included food and drink, and keychain for all guests to remember the adrenaline pumping adventure.
- Details: Prices for party packages vary based on selected event add-on options
- Contact: (602) 302-7223
- Address: 9119 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
- Website: https://www.octaneraceway.com/
Science, Tech and Museums
Arizona Museum of Natural History
One of the most interactive birthdays on the list, the Natural History Museum’s “Dino-mite” birthday is an adventure any dinosaur lover would enjoy. With room up to 30 guests, this package gives partiers a private decorated room with a museum staff member to help guide the party and lead the crafts. Food and drinks may be brought in. The package also lets guests stomp around the museum afterwards for even more hours of fun.
- Details: Birthday packages are $200 for members and $250 for non-members. Rooms must also be reserved with a nonrefundable $50 booking fee.
- Contact: (480) 644-3553
- Address: 53 N. Macdonald, Mesa
- Website: https://www.arizonamuseumofnaturalhistory.org/
Arizona Science Center
The Arizona Science Center is the perfect way to blend a birthday party while building curiosity of young scientists. The Arizona Science Center offers three different packages. Parties are for up to 25 guests and come with a private decorated room, pizza, drinks, and a scientific demo from the staff. Parties must be booked at least two weeks in advance but make for a very memorable party that keeps kids engaged and interested in the magic of science.
- Details: Birthday packages are $435-600 for non-members, and $385-$550 for members
- Contact: (602) 716-2000 x217
- Address: 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix
- Website: https://www.azscience.org/
Challenger Space Center
This center is designed to let kids get up close and personal with interesting artifacts of space exploration. Perfect for the little astronaut in your life, party packages consist of space-themed events, pizza, two hours of private party room time, goodie bags, and admission to the center for up to 30 guests, including adults. The Center also offers the “Fly to Outer Space” simulated mission experience for groups of 16 to 32. All guests taking the trip to orbit must be 11 years or older, and this package includes the same amenities as the first. A high-energy add on can be purchased for a liquid nitrogen show or other science demonstrations. Parties must take place on Saturday, and a minimum of two weeks advance notice is needed.
- Details: “Party Like an Astronaut” packages start at $375 for 30 guests. “Fly to Outer Space” missions are $450 for 16-32 participants. Additional guests can be added for $10 per child and $8 per adult.
- Contact: (623) 322-2020
- Address: 21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
- Website: http://www.azchallenger.org/
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is a literal playground for kids of all ages. The museum offers rentals in all different ranges from a picnic lunch to renting out the entire museum. Some packages include drinks and food for guests as well. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to sparking a child’s creativity through hand-on events. Every room has places to climb, build, run, jump, and explore. Expect to have some napping party guests on the ride home!
- Details: Birthday packages range $345 for non-members, and $295 for members. Themed parties are an additional $50. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required for reservations
- Contact: (602) 648-2750
- Address: 215 N. Seventh St., Phoenix
- Website: https://childrensmuseumofphoenix.org/
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
On Saturdays, the Hall of Flame offers birthday party options in its Fire Safety Exhibit Area. Parties consist of a ride around the museum in a fire truck, tables, and a personal demonstration from the staff. Partygoers will learn about the history of firefighting in America beginning with the “bucket brigades” of Revolutionary times all the until modern firefighting equipment. Kids are sure to leave with a love and respect for our treasured civil servants.
- Details: $250 for a party without a fire truck ride, $350 for party including ride
- Contact: (602) 540-1554
- Address: 6101 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix
- Website: https://hallofflame.org/
Halle Heart Children’s Museum
Party packages at this children’s museum are focused around staying healthy and active. Up to 10 kids (accompanied by two adults per child) can explore the museum’s exhibits, which include activities like “The Beat Goes On” and the “All Creatures Great and Small.” Afterwards, guests can visit the healthy eating marketplace, play fun and educational games, and watch a classic movie in the Goldman Legacy Theater. Packages come with heart-healthy snacks, decorations, and party favors.
- Details: Party packages range from $150 for groups of up to 10 kids, $200 for 11-20 and $300 for 21-35. Full payment is required one week prior to the event. A final guarantee is due 72 hours before the party
- Contact: (602) 414-2800
- Address: 2929 S. 48th St., Tempe
- Website: https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/arizona/phoenix
This Mesa Museum is dedicated introducing kids to art and science. The museum is known for its “Art Studio” parties: 90 minutes in a private room with a host to lead kids through a hands-on art activity for guests ages 1-10. Party packages also come with free museum admission for all guests, and parents can even bring in outside food and drinks. All birthday parties must be on Saturdays and Sundays and can accommodate groups of 20. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance.
- Details: Birthday packages are $250 for non-members and $225 for members. Additional kids are $10 and additional adults are $8. A $50 non-refundable deposit and a minimum of three adults is required for all events.
- Contact: (480) 644-3690
- Address: 150 W. Pepper Place, Mesa
- Website: https://www.ideamuseum.org/
Legoland Discovery Center Arizona
Let your party guests break out their creative energy at the Legoland Discovery Center. Parents can choose between two packages to create the perfect party. Packages include admission for 10, use of a themed party room, and Lego cake. Guests can also upgrade to the premium package where kids can participate in a private model-building session and even take home their creations! All reservations require at least two weeks’ notice.
- Details: The standard birthday package is $325, and the premium birthday package is $455. Additional guests are either $32.50 or $45.50 each. Both packages are $15 for each additional adult
- Contact: (877) 526-3960
- Address: 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Suite 135, Tempe
- Website: https://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/
Water Parks and Swimming Pools
A birthday party at Big Surf is certainly set to make a splash for your child’s next event. The park offers a few packages, like the Little Surfer Birthday Package. This comes with all-day admission for up to 10 people (parents included), a staff host, reserved tables under a birthday cabana, pizza, and soft drinks. Parties must be booked at least 72 hours in advance, and parents can choose to add on ice-cream treats or waterproof disposable cameras for underwater fun!
- Details: Birthday packages are $349 for Monday-Friday, with $34.90 for each extra guest (up to five). Parties on Saturdays and Sundays are $389, with $38.90 for each extra guest. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is required for all events
- Contact: (480) 994-2297
- Address: 1500 N. McClintock Drive/Hayden Road, Tempe
- Website: https://bigsurffun.com/
Parents can choose from the classic, deluxe, and premium birthday packages for an exciting day at Golfland Sunsplash. All packages include admission for 10 guests, a reserved table for an hour and a half, arcade games, two slices of pizza per guest, pitchers of soft drinks, a round of mini golf, and a custom shirt and prize for the birthday kid. Deluxe and premium parties come with customizable themes. Amenities depend on which package is selected, and parents can add on upgrades like balloons, ice cream, and goodie bags for each guest.
- Details: Birthday packages are $169.99 for the classic, $199.99 for the deluxe, and $299.99 for the premium. Additional guests are $16.99-$29.99 depending on the package. Reservations require a $40 deposit and two days’ notice.
- Contact: (480) 834-8319 x0
- Address: 155 W. Hampton Ave., Mesa
- Website: http://www.golfland.com/
Rhodes Aquatic Complex and FlowRider
The Rhodes Aquatic Complex sports a “FlowRider” surf machine sure to make for a memorable party. Parties can be reserved for up to 25 people so guests can try out their skills on the artificial wave generator. Riders must be at least 42 inches tall for a boogie board and 52 inches for a stand-up ride. Signed waivers are required for all riders ages 17 and under.
- Details: Private FlowRider rental rates vary. Rentals start at $125 per hour
- Contact: (480) 644-4271
- Address: 1860 S. Longmore, Mesa
- Website: https://www.mesaparks.com/parks-facilities/pools/flowrider
Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
The “Kroc” Community Center is a great place to host your child’s next party while supporting a non-profit organization. The center offers multiple party packages for this cool pool; most allow 15 swimmers access to the pool, water slide and lazy river for three hours. If more guests are going to be in attendance, the “Splash Bash Party” admits 50 guests and includes a giant pool inflatable for the children to play with and an hour rental of a party room filled with food catered by the Kroc. Swimmers must abide by all posted rules for the pool and may be required to wear life vests, floaties, or other safety devices. Parents must be supervising as guests splash around.
- Details: Pool packages are $220-$500. Up to eight more swimmers can be added at additional cost
- Contact: (602) 425-5061
- Address: 1375 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix
- Website: http://krocphoenix.org/
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
One of the more luxurious options, the Westin Resort offers everything for guests to have a memorable pool party. Party packages include activities pool time, water slides, and even rides on the resort’s FlowRider artificial surf machine. A party host, balloons, decorations, and other add-ons can be included for parents who want to make the most of a day at the resort.
- Details: Birthday packages are $450-$950. Maximum party numbers vary based on the package. Additional guests can be added for an extra charge
- Contact: (480) 624-1262
- Address: 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale
- Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phxws-the-westin-kierland-resort-and-spa/
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Recently Wet n’ Wild, Six Flags has purchased and transformed this park into a world=famous Hurricane Harbor. Slides, group rides, waves pools, and stomach-lurching speed slides are just a few of the attractions. Birthday packages are available for groups of 12 or more and include park admission, a reserved table in the exclusive Birthday Area, choice of chicken fingers or pizza, unlimited drinks, and ice cream. Rentals can either start at the park’s opening and go until 3pm, or alternatively guests can choose the date night package and have access from 4pm until 8pm.
- Details: Birthday packages are $41.99 per guest or $34.99 for nighttime packages
- Contact: (623) 201-2000
- Address: 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Glendale
- Website: https://www.sixflags.com/phoenix
Amusement Parks, Bowling Alleys, and Arcades
Jake’s Unlimited is a massive 90,000-square-foot indoor amusement park with bumper cars, a carousel, tea-cup ride, bowling, laser tag, video games and a buffet. Birthday packages include unlimited access to the buffet, a reserved party area, game card for each guest, and tickets for the rides.
- Details: Birthday packages are $199.99-$399.99 for up to 10 guests with two buffet-only admissions for adults. Additional guests are $9.99-$39.99.
- Contact: (480) 926-7499
- Address: 1830 E. Baseline Road, Mesa
- Website: https://www.jakesunlimited.com/
Castles n’ Coasters
This outdoor park offers go-kart racing, tree-top rope course, miniature golf, roller coasters, a zip lines and a log ride. Indoors, you’ll find more than 200 arcade games and interactive rides to keep the party going. Birthday packages include a party room with soft drinks, ice cream and personal pizzas for each guest. Guests also get a choice of game packages ranging from free miniature golf to unlimited rides and arcade.
- Details: Birthday packages are $149.90-$349.90 for the first 10 guests, and $14.99-$34.99 for each additional guest.
- Contact: 602-997-7575
- Address: 9445 N. Metro Parkway East, Phoenix
- Website: https://www.castlesncoasters.com/
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Chuck E. Cheese has been the top location for birthday parties for decades, and for good reason. Party packages include a reserved table, a party host, pizza, soft drinks and game tokens. The birthday boy or girl gets bonus tickets, the iconic ticket blaster experience and more. A more budget-friendly option involves getting there early to reserve tables and hosting your own party!
- Details: Birthday packages start at $13.99 per child (four minimum).
- Contact: see website for details
- Address: Locations in Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, and Goodyear
- Website: https://www.chuckecheese.com/
Crackerjax Family Fun and Sports Park
This Scottsdale based amusement park offers mini golf, go-karts, batting cages, bumper boats and more. Birthday-party packages include wristbands for a variety of attractions, a personal party host, pizza or hot dogs with chips, tokens for games and rides, redemption tickets, ice cream, unlimited soft drinks and a private party room. Partygoers can pay extra for a bungee experience or water balloon war.
- Details: Birthday packages are $15.99-$20.99 per person (eight minimum)
- Contact: (480) 998-2800
- Address: 16001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
- Website: https://crackerjax.com/
Dave & Buster’s
This national chain has a bar for the adults, arcade for kids, and restaurant for all. They also have many packages for birthday events. The “slam dunk, home run and touchdown” packages include party invitations, two or three share-able entrees, French fries, unlimited soft drinks and a $10-$20 game card for each guest. The ultimate birthday package includes a buffet with burgers, pretzel dogs, mac and cheese, a $20-$30 card for each guest, and a $40-$50 band with unlimited video game play for the birthday kid. The birthday boy or girl also gets 100-500 game tokens that can be redeemed for prizes.
- Details: Birthday packages are $19.99-$33.99 per person.
- Contact: see website for details
- Address: Locations in Tempe, Phoenix, Glendale, and Tuscon
- Website: https://www.daveandbusters.com/
Enchanted Island Amusement Park
This outdoor amusement park in Encanto Park is located just by downtown Phoenix. Basic party packages can include unlimited rides for the guests, a party hostess, decorations, and ice cream. The Pirate’s Cove party is a more private option that includes a charcoal grill, and bounce house or inflatable obstacle course. Face-painting, balloon animals, and clowns can be added on or an additional charge.
- Details: Birthday packages are $168.99-$500, plus tax
- Contact: (602) 254-1200
- Address: 1202 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix
- Website: https://enchantedisland.com/
Fat Cats entertainment center sports 20 bowling lanes, an arcade, a pirate-themed glow-in-the-dark mini golf course, a movie theater, and much more. Birthday packages include one or all of these attractions. The basic birthday package includes bowling and shoe rental for guests, a group photo, balloons, $5 arcade card and more. Golf, movie tickets, and more arcade points can be added on.
- Details: Birthday packages are $14.99-$24.99 per guest (eight minimum)
- Contact: (480) 498-3325
- Address: 4321 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert
- Website: https://www.fatcatsfun.com/gilbert.
This entertainment center has locations in Tempe, Avondale and Gilbert. Main event has a wide variety of events like bowling, billiards, laser tag, gravity ropes, and an arcade. They also offer packages that include reserved party space with 2-3 hours of party time, pizza, burgers, chicken tenders or quesadillas, a party host or hostess, and “FUNcards” of $5-$10 for the arcade, and more.
- Details: Birthday packages are $15.95-$29.95 per person (10 minimum)
- Contact: see website for details
- Address: locations in Tempe, Avondale, and Gilbert
- Website: https://www.mainevent.com/
Makutu’s Island is a giant indoor playground is filled with slides, tunnels, places to climb, a bungee jump, zip line, a 25-foot “oak tree,” and an arcade and private party rooms. Parties include unlimited island play and an hour in a private party room. Birthday packages are for 8-20 kids and include custom invitations, pizza, goodie bags, drinks, and arcade tokens for all. Food and drinks can be upgraded for an additional fee.
- Details: Birthday packages are $199.99-$449.99
- Contact: (480) 344-3740
- Address: 6919 W. Ray Road, Chandler
- Website: https://www.makutusisland.com/
Peter Piper Pizza
This national chain was originally based in Phoenix and is both a pizza shop and arcade. They offer birthday packages which include invitations, a decorated table, pizza, drinks, ice cream and game tokens for each guest. The birthday child also gets to build their own pizza. Games at each location vary, but ski ball, electronic games, and basketball are favorites everywhere.
- Details: Birthday packages are $9.99-$11.99 per child
- Contact: see website for information
- Address: Multiple locations around PHX
- Website: https://www.peterpiperpizza.com/
Located in Surpirse, this is a bowling alley and so much more. With 40 bowling lanes, two stories of laser tag, pool, sports theater, and live entertainment, there is something for everyone here. Birthday-party packages for kids up to 13 years of age include bowling, laser tag or arcade games; food is included in the package and comes with pizza, chicken fingers with fries or cheeseburgers with fries, unlimited soft drinks and a big cookie. Cake, balloons, and a private room can be added on for additional fees.
- Details: Birthday packages are $15.99-$24.99 per child (10 minimum)
- Contact: (623) 975-7529
- Address: 13525 N. Litchfield Road, Surprise
- Website: https://www.uptownalleysurprise.com/