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NW Metro Kids Birthday Party Ideas

Children celebrating a birthday.

Planning a memorable birthday party for your child can be both exciting and challenging. Luckily, the Twin Cities Northwest Metro area offers a ton of fantastic venues that are perfect for hosting a fun-filled kids’ birthday party. Whether your child loves exploring, creating, or playing, there’s something for every interest and price point.

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Here are some ideas for an unforgettable birthday celebration in the Twin Cities NW Metro!

  1. Three Rivers Park District “Wild Birthday Party”: For nature-loving kids, a local park reserve offers the ideal birthday party setting. Wild Birthday Parties are offered year-round at both the Eastman Nature Center in Dayton and Mississippi Gateway Regional Park in Brooklyn Park, and are appropriate for children age four and older. Nature-based topics range from pond insects to birds, and snowshoeing to live animals. Kids will enjoy a one hour activity with a party leader, and then an hour for gifts and refreshments. Click here for more info.
  2. Local Play Cafe: The MiniSota Play Cafe in Maple Grove is a great place for younger kids to play and explore and parents to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee! Peekabooboo’s Play Cafe’ in Albertville and Avery’s Adventures in Elk River also offer birthday party packages that include renting the entire cafe!
  3. A Fun Workout!: Ninja’s United in Maple Grove is a obstacle gym that offers several party packages for various age groups including a Ninja Party, Ninja Nerf Party Package, and a Wiggly Warriors Party for ages 6 and under. The Little Gym in Otsego has fun gym parties and several party themes to choose from. Playground Plaza in Maple Grove offers an indoor playground with private party rooms to rent.
  4. The Selfie Company: The Selfie Co. in Albertville offers over 15 Selfie Sets, a Tik Tok Stage and is a great place for your tweens or teens to celebrate their big day! They also offer the Spin Pix 360 photo booth where users step on a platform, while a revolving video camera spins 360 degrees around to capture slow-motion video. The Spin Pix can be rented for your private offsite party as well!
  5. NW Metro Community Centers: The Twin Cities NW Metro has several Community Center birthday party options including the Monticello Community Center, The Becker Community Center, The Maple Grove Community Center, and the The Furniture and Things Community Center in Elk River.
  6. Pony Party Place: The Pony Party Place in Elk River offers pony riding parties for kids over 5 and under 140lbs. They also have farm animals to pet and kids can decorate the ponies!
  7. Waterpark Party: Another fantastic option is a waterpark party and the NW Metro has two waterparks to offer a fun day for the kids! The Wild Woods Waterpark at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Otsego and The Venetian Water Park in the Holiday Inn Maple Grove both offer kids birthday party packages. Looking for something on a smaller scale? Check out the Prairie Park Splash Pad in Otsego, The Town Center Park Splash Pad in St Michael, the Andrews Park Splash Pad in Champlin, Orono Park Splash Pad in Elk River or the Lions Central Park Splash Pad in Rogers! They all have pavilions or party rooms for rent to host your party.
  8. Ceramics Painting Party: Color Me Mine in Maple Grove, Color City in Albertville and Making Memories Ceramics in Otsego are Ceramics Painting Studios that offer fun experiences for kids or teens to choose their own piece to paint. After painting the piece is fired in the kiln and ready for pick up about a week later.
  9. Sky Zone Trampoline Park: Jump into a gravity-defying birthday party at Sky Zone in Maple Grove. With wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, and dodgeball courts, your child and their friends can bounce their way to an unforgettable celebration.
  10. Dehns Pumpkins: Dehn’s Pumpkins in Dayton offers a corn pit, an inflatable slide and inflatable bounce house, tables and chairs during the summer and fall for your child’s party. Reach out to [email protected]
  11. Space Aliens: Blast off to a birthday party with Space Aliens in Albertville! Parties include individual pizza for each partygoer, free pop and refills, and Space Aliens cupcake and ice cream! Each child gets one free game card as part of the party package. Click here for more info.
  12. Bowling Party: The Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, Bowlero in Brooklyn Park, River City Extreme in Monticello, and Big Al’s Bowling in St Michael all offer birthday party packages.

NW Metro Kids Party Vendors:

These local businesses will help make your party extra special!

Tiny Tent Event Co.: Having a birthday party sleepover? Make your child’s party extra exciting by calling the Tiny Tent Event Co. to choose a theme for your party, and they will set up tents for each guest and come back and clean up the next day!

The Sassy Nook in Rogers offers ballon bouquets, arches and more!

Create and Connect Studio: Create and Connect is a mobile studio that offers Art parties, Slime Lab parties, Yoga parties and more! Mandi can travel to your event or host your party at Three Acre Woods in Big Lake!

No Dog Left Behind Rescue: NDLB in Maple Grove can arrange to bring puppies to your child’s party when available! Contact [email protected] for more info!

The Reptile Sideshow Angie from the Reptile Sideshow will bring a variety of snakes, turtles and other reptiles to your party!

Bruce the Bug Guy If your child is fascinated with insects, he or she will be delighted with Bruce the BUG Guy’s BUGGY Birthday party program! Participants will get the unique opportunity to see, hear, and even touch and hold some amazing insects from around the world, including an assortment of LIVE critters from his Traveling Critter Zoo.

Son-Light Balloon Entertainment: Rylee is a local teen that will provide professional balloon twisting for your party!

Party Crashers RC Racing can bring the track and RC Cars to your party! You just need enough room for a 32’x40′ layout.

Jump City Inflatables: Jump City in Otsego will deliver and set up bounce houses, combo bounce houses, water slides, concessions, and more for your party! They also rent tent and tables and chairs.

State of Fun: State of Fun in Brooklyn Park has a variety of inflatable choices for rent along with games and concession equipment.

321 Jump Party Rentals: 321 Jump in Monticello has several inflatable choices for your party.

Low Cost Kids Party Games

DIY Craft Party: Set up a craft station with simple and inexpensive materials like paper, markers, glue, and stickers. Kids can create their own crafts based on your party theme, such as paper masks, friendship bracelets, or painted rocks. They can take home their creations as party favors.

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt: Organize a scavenger hunt in your backyard or local park. Create a list of items for kids to find, such as leaves, flowers, or specific objects. You can also include riddles or clues for older kids. Kids can work in teams to find their list of items.

DIY Obstacle Course: Design a simple obstacle course using household items like hula hoops, cones, and jump ropes. Kids can crawl under tables, jump over hurdles, and weave through obstacles. Time them to see who completes the course the fastest, and offer small prizes for winners.

DIY Mini Olympics: Set up a variety of simple games in your backyard or local park. These could include sack races, three-legged races, egg and spoon races, and frisbee tossing. Divide the kids into teams and award small prizes for winners of each game.

Movie Night Under the Stars: If you have access to a projector, host a movie night. Hang up a white sheet, play a family-friendly movie, and provide popcorn and blankets. Kids can enjoy a cozy movie experience in your own backyard.

Trivia Quiz: Host a trivia quiz night with questions on a variety of topics, such as pop culture, history, music, or your party theme. Kids can form teams and compete to answer the questions correctly. You can find pre-made trivia questions online or create your own.

We hope these ideas will help to create lasting memories for your child and their friends. So, get ready to celebrate and make your child’s birthday a day they’ll cherish forever!

Have an addition to this list? Reach out at [email protected]

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Myra Jensen

Myra Jensen

I'm Myra Jensen, lifestyle blogger and Realtor at BRIX Real Estate. I live and work in the Twin Cities NW Metro and love everything this beautiful area has to offer. If you live in the NW Metro or are thinking about moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date with NW Metro, Events, Restaurants, Outdoors, Real Estate and more!


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