Birthday party places, performers and planners

Your child’s special day should be fun for you, too! The local businesses in this special advertising section pack lots of fun into every birthday party — and make planning the celebration much easier for moms and dads.

Arizona Humane Society, summer camps, birthday parties, pets, kids, classes

Arizona Humane Society
1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix
602-997-7585 •

Ages 5 and up. Animal lovers will enjoy a birthday spent with animal friends. Includes private party room plus decorations, invitations, party host, shelter tour and animal-themed crafts and activities. $225 for 2 hours of party time for up to 20 guests. Additional guests $10 each, up to 25 maximum. Off-site birthday presentations also available.

Arizona Museum of Natural History
53 N. Macdonald, Mesa
480-644-3553 •

Have a Dino-Mite birthday party! Basic party package is $250 and includes 2 hours in the party room plus unlimited time in the museum for up to 30 guests. During time in the party room, a dedicated facilitator will lead a craft activity. Party favor packets available for $1 each.

Aspire Kids Sports Center
50 S. Hearthstone Way, Chandler
480-820-3774 •

Ages 3-14. Gymnastics-inspired games, energetic movement, challenging new experiences and an opportunity to use Olympic-regulation gymnastics equipment. Qualified coaches do all the work (except cut the cake!) while the birthday child, family and friends enjoy themselves.

AZ on the Rocks
16447 N. 91st St., Suite 105, Scottsdale
480-502-9777 •

Ages 7 and up. AZR birthday parties offer climbing for all guests — including equipment and instruction, even for beginners — and a chance to try the free-fall device. Includes party room for cake and presents and special T-shirt or tank for the birthday child. Goodie bags are optional for an additional charge. There is no age limit — we invite all ages, even adults! Three party options and a ninja theme, too!


Butterfly Wonderland
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
480-800-3000 •

Ages 4 and up. Celebrate your birthday with the butterflies! Birthday party packages include a private party room, all-day admission to Butterfly Wonderland and its exhibits, cake and drinks, choice of party themes and a special gift for the birthday child. Pizza and extra experiences available.

Carrie Curran Art Studios
8300 N. Hayden, Suite A100, Scottsdale
480-478-8121 •

Ages 6 and up. This longtime local art studio has an all-new location with waterfront views that will help inspire your child’s inner Van Gogh. Pick from a popular theme or have the staff design a work of art of your child’s choice to recreate. Bring your own food, beverages and cake. All art supplies provided. $35 per painter, 10-painter minimum.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix
215 N. Seventh St., Phoenix
602-648-2750 •

Ages 10 and younger. Unlimited museum playtime for the day, including access to the museum’s noodle forest, mini supermarket, fort-building room, art studio, texture café, the Schuff-Perini climber and much more. Packages feature one hour in a private party room with a “Party Pal” host, party invitations and a gift for the guest of honor. Extras include pizza, cupcakes and additional guests. $345 and up for up to 25 guests.

Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix
480-921-5763 •

Ages 3-17. Every party includes tickets to your preferred Childsplay Theatre performance with the best seats in the house, drink vouchers for each party guest at the TLC Concession Counter and a designated party space for your group to celebrate (including tables, chairs and linens) that will be set up either inside the Herberger Theater Center or outside on their patio! You’ll have an hour-long reservation prior to the performance to enjoy concessions and cake and open gifts! $26-$31 per child.

Circus School of Arizona
16447 N. 91st St., Suite 103, Scottsdale
480-292-7360 •

All ages. Learn to balance, juggle, and fly! Circus School parties offer a safe environment to try many different circus arts — static trapeze, aerial silks, lyra, wire-walking, rolling globe, juggling and more — taught by professional aerialists and circus performers who are trained instructors. Work in a team, build strength and gain confidence, all while having a blast!

Desert Breeze Railroad
660 N. Desert Breeze Boulevard East, Chandler
480-893-6652 •

Ages 2-10. Engineer Party Deal: $11.50 plus tax per child (8 minimum). Includes rides, engineer cap for the birthday child, printable invitations, ice cream, balloons, party host and reserved seating for up to 40 people at our Birthday Party Patio. Check out our website for more information and more party options! Deposit required.

4321 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert 5846 E. Longbow Parkway, Mesa

Choice of bowling or movie party themes. Each comes with a host and $5 arcade card. Bowling includes shoe rental, group photo and party balloons. Movie features choice of film plus one-hour Pizini table reservations, glow golf, pizza and group photo. Add-ons to theme packages available. $14.99-$24.99 per person; 8-person minimum.

Freestone Railroad
1021 E. Juniper, Gilbert
480-632-2702 •

Ages 2-10. Engineer Party Deal: $12.50 plus tax per child (8 minimum) Includes rides, an engineer cap for the birthday child, printable invitations, ice cream, balloons, party host and reserved seating for up to 30 people at our Birthday Party Patio. Check out our website for more information and more party options! Deposit required.

Great Arizona Puppet Theater
302 W. Latham St., Phoenix
602-262-2050 •

Ages 0-12. By booking a party at the Great Arizona Puppet Theater, you get access to a private Party Room before and after the regularly scheduled show with a royal throne for the birthday child! You’ll also receive discounted tickets to the puppet show, craft materials to make your own puppets (which make great party favors!), plus child-size stages to perform in. $50-$300.

Gymboree Play & Music
7077 E. Bell Road, Suite #206, Scottsdale • 19420 N. 59th Ave., Suite A103, Glendale
480-656-0801 •

Ages 0-5. Choose your child’s favorite theme, and we’ll create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid-friendly activities guaranteed to be 100 percent fun, with zero cleanup! We specialize in 1st birthday parties all the way through to 5th birthday parties. The entire facility is yours for the entire time slot of 90 minutes. Additional 30-minute slots may be added. Member discounts apply; non-members are welcome! $299-$350.

Ice Den
9375 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale • 7225 W. Harrison St., Chandler
480-585-7465 •

Ages 3 and up. Ice Den birthday packages offer everything you need to host the coolest party in the desert. Dedicated Ice Den staff will assist with your planning from start to finish to ensure you and your guests have a fun and memorable experience. Package details, including party theme and catering options, can be customized for a one-of-a-kind event and feature a Zamboni ride for the guest of honor! $249 (plus tax) and up.

i.d.e.a. Museum
150 W. Pepper Place, Mesa
480-644-2468 •

All ages. Nurture your child’s creativity with hands-on art or robotics activities at his/her celebration. All parties include museum admission for guests, private party room (90 minutes or 2 hours, based on package), party host, party setup/cleanup and basic decorations. This fall, guests will enjoy the “Weather or Not: Art with Atmosphere” exhibition. Partygoers headed into ArtVille, our imaginative space for ages 0-4, need to wear socks. $225-$305 and up (members), $250-$330 and up (non-members). Guests beyond the base party are extra.

Laser and Mirror Maze
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
480-270-6200 •

Guests will be amazed and amused at this high-energy, action-packed birthday party. Packages include private party room, Laser and Mirror Maze tickets, cupcakes, water bottles, goodie bags, and special room decorations. Pizza and extras available.

Legoland Discovery Center Arizona
5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Suite 135, Tempe
480-565-7079 •

Ages 3-12. Birthday Parties include exclusive use of the private Lego-themed room for 60 minutes with a host, admission for up to 20 individuals (ages 3 and up), free admission and a button for the birthday child, fun party games, and an Activity Pack for all the children! Our Premium Parties also include food and beverages and a take-home Lego build for each child. Contact us to book today! Packages start at $325.


Main Event
10315 W. McDowell Road, Avondale • 623-936-5300
1735 S. Santan Village Parkway, Gilbert • 480-462-2200
8545 S. Emerald Drive, Tempe • 480-753-1200

Main Event birthdays are epic for kids with state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag and an arcade games gallery featuring more than 100 of the latest interactive arcade games. All party packages feature a FUNcard for arcade games, entree from the party menu, reserved space and a party host. $15.95-$29.95 per person, 10-person minimum. Add-ons include souvenir bowling pin and goody bags.

Mother Nature’s Farm
1663 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert
480-892-5874 •

Birthday parties at the farm with a 10-child minimum include a pumpkin for each child to take home, a hayride, the spider web crawl, Alexander’s Adventure Maze, animals and a private air bounce for $100 plus $10 per child and $5 per adult admission. You are welcome to bring food, cake, and party activities. Four tables will be reserved for 2 hours, and guests may stay at the farm as long as they wish once your party has ended.

OdySea Aquarium
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
480-291-8000 •

Create fin-tastic memories with a birthday party at OdySea Aquarium! Our birthday parties are sure to get you noticed and offer certified fun for everyone! Plus, we do all the cleanup! All packages include OdySea Aquarium admission for up to 14 attendees (adults and children; birthday child is free), unlimited Bumper Boat rides for children, unlimited Vortex: A Whirling Experience rides for all attendees, two slices of pizza per guest, juice and water, two birthday party hosts, paper goods (plates, napkins, cups) and digital invitations. A trip to Butterfly Wonderland can be added on, as well a Shark Behind the Scenes tour or a visit from one of our animals!

Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
602-914-4333 •

Calling all party animals! Let the Phoenix Zoo host your child’s next birthday party and enjoy a fun, stress-free day celebrating. All parties include Zoo admission, a personal party host, party favor cups, crafts, activities, cake, ice cream and much more! With a wide range of party options, it’s sure to be a wildly good time! $350; $300 for zoo members.

Polar Play Ice Bar
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
480-291-6578 •

Welcome to the coolest place in the desert. Whether it’s 115 degrees outside or a balmy 75 degrees, it’s always a little below freezing at Polar Play. Step inside a frozen wonderland filled with ice games, stunning ice sculptures, and icy lounge areas to kick back and relax. An Instagrammer’s paradise, this is a unique and memorable experience for all ages! Birthday parties include a private room, unlimited access to the Ice Bar and games, food, drinks and decorations. We’ll do the work while you CHILL OUT!

Sea Life Arizona Aquarium
5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Suite 145, Tempe
480-565-7079 •

Ages 3-12. Birthday Parties include exclusive use of the private Sea Life-themed room for 60 minutes with a host, admission for up to 20 individuals (ages 3 and up), free admission for the birthday child, fun party games and a Ranger Pack for all the children. Our Premium Parties also include food and beverage, themed goody bags and a private guided tour of the aquarium. Contact us to book today! Packages start at $325.

The Stomping Ground AZ
2012 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 2, Scottsdale
480-210-5230 •

Ages 8 and younger. Stomp on over for your child’s party at The Stomping Ground. Parties at the Stomping Ground include an hour of climbing, crawling, jumping, sliding, riding and play; followed by 45 minutes of celebrating with food and drinks in a large hosted party room. Weekend party packages start at $345.

Tolmachoff Farms
5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale
602-377-4747 •

Ages 2-12. Two hours of party time with 30 minutes of setup and 30 minute of tear-down time. Gift/souvenir for the birthday child, train ride, petting zoo, pedal carts, tricycles, corn box, tunnel slides, jumping pillow, party host, covered picnic area. Bring your own food, cake and ice cream. Up to 25 guests. $275.

Touch-A-Truck with Junior League of Phoenix
3975 E. Lockwood Drive, Phoenix
602-234-3388 •

Ages 2-12. Each Touch-A-Truck Birthday Zone package includes a private tent with tables and chairs, a custom party banner, balloons and tablecloths. Also included is admission for your guests, a VIP parking pass, and Zoom Passes for popular lines. Upgraded packages include Birthday Party Photography and/or enhanced party décor! Your child and guests will meet rescue workers, climb aboard vehicles of all sizes and uses and have a ball honking horns. $250-$550.

Vertuccio Farms
4011 S. Power Road, Mesa
480-882-1482 •

All ages. Two hours of unlimited access to the farm’s air pillow, giant jump pad, mini zip line, hay maze, tube slide, farm animals and train ride. Includes covered reserved area and picnic tables, plus half an hour before and after for setup and teardown. Bring your own food and drinks. By reservation only. $275 and up for up to 50 people.

Whipples Fun Center
1510 E. Bell Road, Suite 300, Phoenix
602-802-8350 •

Ages 2-16. All party packages include: 1½ hours in a private party room with a host (plus 1½ hours reserved table in the cafe after time in the party room). Unlimited Ballocity and trampolines play and $10 arcade card for the guest of honor plus 10 guests (more can be added at additional cost). We provide two large pizzas and two pitchers of fountain drinks. Party packages include laser tag and/or bumper cars. $265-$350.

Xtreme Gymnastics
15821 N 79th St., Suite 3, Scottsdale
480-596-3543 •

Ages 3-12. Trampolines, tumble track, foam pit. Includes trained staff, cake, balloons, decorations, paper products, invitations/thank-you notes and T-shirt for guest of honor. Add-ons include pizza, inflatables, additional play time. 1½ hours. $230 and up (up to 10 guests), $9 each additional child.


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