One of the questions we hear most is: “Where is the best place to have a birthday party for my child?” With such a variety of local options available — at such a wide range of prices — it can be difficult to know where to begin. We’ve partnered with Free Fun In Austin, Round the Rock Tx and R We There Yet Mom? to bring you the 2015 Birthday Party Guide. We hope this will help to ease the burden of planning the perfect party while helping save a little time and money along the way. Mention this guide when booking a party to receive any of the discounts highlighted below!
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- Admission to the Aquarium for each guest
- Reserved party table within the aquarium for 90 minutes
- Educator to host your party
- Educational interactive tour
- Shark, fish or bird food for the birthday child
- Goody bag for each child in the party
Birthday party packages for 10 or 20 people (more if member of Austin Aquarium). Outside food, cake and decorations may be brought in for birthday parties.
Our facility features thousands of species! We have reptiles, warm- and cold-water fish, various exotic birds and so much more! Discover, Explore, Interact, Connect!
- Touch Stingrays
- Interact with our Exotic Birds
- Hand feed a Shark
- Take a selfie with a Crocodile
Location: Austin Aquarium, 13530 N. Hwy. 183, Ste. 101, Austin, TX 78750
Cost: Regular price $180 for 10 non-member adult or child guests.
Discount: Check website for current special of $25 or more in savings.
Ashley’s Playhouse is a drop-in childcare center for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Our magical facility—complete with a two-story treehouse, acting stage, cinema room and outdoor play area—is perfect for your next birthday party! Birthday parties are available on Sundays in two-hour blocks of time for a flat rate of $250 (limit 30 kids). Additional time can be added at $50 per half hour. Birthday parties include two hours of full access to the facility, two caregivers to assist before, during and after the event, and a gift bag for the birthday child!
Ashley’s Playhouse partners with Double Dave’s Pizza so you can order pizza at our special rate and have it added to your bill, or bring your own food/snacks. In addition, you are welcome to bring your own birthday cake. We will help with serving as well as take care of all the cleanup!
To reserve your date/time, we require a $100 non-refundable deposit. This amount will be applied to your balance on the day of the party. Dates are first come, first serve, so reserve your spot now by calling, stopping by or emailing us at [email protected].
Location: 13343 N. Hwy. 183, Ste. 200, Austin, TX 78750
Cost: $250 for two-hour block of time (additional time may be added at $50 per half hour)
Discount: Pizza and drinks included for up to 20 kids
Freedom Mobile Entertainment delivers excitement to your doorstep. We believe in engaging imagination through active, healthy and mobile games that are extremely exciting. We specialize in mobile laser tag, archery tag, outdoor movies, “incredi-bubble” foam parties, water tag and more. We have affordable and low stress packages that give you the freedom to keep for longer periods of time or even overnight! Let us customize you a mobile party that your guests will never forget. We are fully insured and our equipment is cleaned and sanitized before every event.
Mobile Entertainment Options:
- Laser Tag packages from beginner to expert that are friendly on your wallet.
- Coached, drop-off & overnight packages available.
- Archery Tag packages that are suitable and safe for ages 11 and up.
- Archery Hoverball Shooting Range for ages 6 and up.
- Outdoor Movie Screen systems that are high quality and budget friendly. Staffed and overnight packages available!
- Foam Dance Party packages that are an absolute blast and great for all ages!
- Water Tag packages that are great add-ons to laser tag and archery tag or stand alone.
Location: We serve Austin and surrounding areas.
Cost: Mobile laser tag starting at $199; Archery tag starting at $299; Outdoor movies starting at $279; Foam parties starting at $189
Discount: Free concession (popcorn, cotton candy or sno-cone machine) with purchase of an outdoor movie or mobile laser tag package, a $75 value!
The Art Garage is the perfect place to celebrate! We provide a positive and engaging experience in a space that’s already decorated and stocked with awesome art projects. Your party is led by caring and professional artists who are happy to help every step of the way. Art party options include canvas painting, jewelry making, mosaics, tie-dye, glass fusion and paint-your-own pottery. There’s a project for artists of all ages to celebrate with!
- All instruction and materials to complete your chosen project
- Two hours in a private party room with comfortable seating for 12–30 artists
- Personal instructor/attendant
- Personalized birthday sign
- Additional art project for your guests as they arrive
- Special gift from The Art Garage
Call to reserve you day and time. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Location: 11190 Circle Dr., Ste. 202-4, Austin TX, 78736
Cost: $50 reservation fee, plus cost per person/per project at $12-20 each; min. 12 participants, max. 30
Discount: $25 off the reservation fee when you mention this guide
Blazer Tag is a locally owned and operated family entertainment center located in South Austin. We feature laser tag in the largest arena in Texas, a fully stocked arcade with popular video and redemption games, and to complete your outing, we offer fresh baked pizza made to order with all-natural ingredients. Blazer Tag can make planning and hosting your Birthday Party simple, easy, and fun! Our Event Coordinators will help plan an unforgettable party, and your Party Coach will make sure everything runs smoothly. Just show up and watch your guests enjoy the party! We are also perfect for churches, schools, sports teams, Scout Troops, Fraternities and Sororities, and any other groups looking for an adventure!
If your company needs some out-of-the-office, out-of-this-world fun, laser tag is a great way to raise morale and bring employees together. Players work together as a team to tag the opponent and the fast-paced atmosphere makes stress disappear! You can also, bring in your camp or field trip to Blazer Tag for some amazingly energetic fun! If any of this sounds like something you would be interested in, please call us today!
Location: 1701 W. Ben White Blvd. Austin, TX 78704
Cost: Parties start at $99
Austin Moonwalks is the reliable choice for moonwalks, water slides, carnival games and more. With more than 15 years in business, Austin Moonwalks has become a leader in providing a fun and safe experience for backyard birthday parties. The company offers entertainment options for toddlers up to teens. Water slides and bounce houses are available in many popular themes. Call for more information.
Cost: Rentals start at $149
Throw the COOLEST party in town! Birthday parties at Chaparral Ice include public skating admission and skate rental for you and your guests. Packages come with either a 30-minute group lesson with a professional instructor or a private game of Broomball! Having a Frozen-themed party? Elsa, Anna and Olaf can make an appearance, too!
We are flexible at Chaparral Ice, so you have the freedom to bring your own food and drinks to the party or let us supply them for you. The birthday child and all guests go home with special giveaways, including free passes for a future visit to Chaparral Ice! Send inquiries to [email protected].
Location: 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Austin TX 78757
Discount: Mention this ad at time of booking for $15 off your party package! (Not to be combined with any other offer.)
Game Plan Entertainment is Austin’s only private arcade and events facility! With over 4,000 square feet of arcade space, we have all your favorite Classic Arcade games, skeeball, basketball, air hockey, ping pong, and more, all set to free-play. Plus, we have retro consoles in addition to the latest gaming consoles, such as the Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U with all of the best games.
We provide fun and entertainment for all ages when you have a party or celebration at Game Plan! Call us today to schedule your free tour to see what makes this Austin’s best birthday party destination.
Location: 4175 Freidrich Lane, Austin, TX 78744
Cost: Starting at $299
Discount: $50 off a weekday party (Monday-Thursday)
Coming this summer: You asked for it—you got it!
Races2U is moving to a new, larger space to serve you better. Easier access to all the racing excitement, and more room for parents to relax while the kids have fun, although the parents always end up racing, too!
Location: 10401 Anderson Mill Rd., Ste.108B, Austin, TX 78750
Austin’s locally owned and operated 9,000 sq. ft. inflatable playground for kids toddler to age 10. A two-hour party is sure to be a hit when kids race through the obstacle course, zip down the double slide, jump in Austin’s only fabric covered foam pit and so much more. Bring your own food and drinks then let your dedicated party hopper help you with all the details from setup to clean up. Reserve early! Don’t forget your socks!
Location: NW Austin on Anderson Mill between 183 & 620
Cost: $189 to $229
Discount: Free T-shirt for birthday child. Must mention this ad.
Host a unique party for your child’s birthday, Scout Troop, sports team, or dance class! Kids love painting here, and they also love our dance breaks! Plus, kids leave with their complete masterpieces, so there is no need to come back and pick them up at a later date. Kid parties are available any day or evening of the week, except Friday and Saturday nights.
Van Gogh Package:
- 2.5-hour party (including 1.5 hours of painting and 1 hour of party in tAhe party area after painting session)
- Selection of a $25 painting
- $300 for 13 painters, including the Birthday Child who paints for free. *One complimentary seat per party only.
- $25 for each additional painter
- Hosts can email or print custom invitations
- 3-hour painting party (including 2 hours of painting and 1 hour of party in the party area after painting session)
- Selection of a $35 painting (great for our older young painters)
- $420 for 13 painters, including the Birthday Child who paints for free. *One complimentary seat per party only.
- $35 for each additional painter
- Hosts can email or print custom invitations
Location: 1501 RR 620 N,Ste B, Lakeway, TX 78734; 12129 RR 620 N, #401, Austin, TX 78750
Phone: Lakeway: 512-266-2200, Cedar Park: 512-258-7928
Website: www.paintingwithatwist.com/lakeway/request-party/; www.paintingwithatwist.com/cedar-park/request-party/
Discount: Birthday child paints for free
Baked by Amy’s
Baked by Amy’s, a bakery from Amy’s Ice Creams, will be hosting cookie, cupcake and cake decorating classes for children 5 and up! The participants are trained by a Baked by Amy’s pastry decorator and will learn about the tools, ingredients and craft used to decorate cakes, cupcakes and cookies!
These junior pastry chefs will get to eat their work and they leave feeling inspired as well. All materials are provided and the class lasts for an hour and a half. Seats must be reserved in advance!
Location: 13265 N Hwy 183, Austin
Cost: $200 for 1/12 hour party
Hill Country Science Mill
Celebrate with science! Birthday guests will have a great time exploring our interactive technology-based exhibits, watching a 3D movie, and customizing their own augmented reality 3D avatar!
- 2-hour private room rental
- Science Mill admission for the birthday child plus 15 guests
- Unlimited exploration of the museum before or after the party
- Admission for up to two parents/guardians
- Additional children $6 each
- 2-for-1 admission coupon for return visit for each child
- A special gift for the birthday child
Location: 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City, TX 78636
Phone Number: 844-263-6405 ext. 1003
Cost: $175 for members, $200 for non-members ($100 non-refundable deposit required to reserve date)
Discount: 10% off birthday party package
Cafe Monet Pottery Studio
Cafe Monet loves hosting parties! We’ll take care of everything for you from set up to clean up, and your guests will have a great time getting in touch with their creative side. Three locations to choose from:
Westgate, Triangle, San Marcos.
- Art supplies and instruction for a creative celebration.
- Seating for 8-24 people
- 1 1/2 hours (kids), 2 hours (adults) in private party room
- Complimentary Handpainted memory plate
- Personal Creative Instructor
- Free customizable invitations
Required: $25 party room fee (non-refundable). Book online or call the studio!
Locations: 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 560, Austin, TX 78745; 4700 W. Guadalupe, Ste. 11, Austin, TX 78751; 145 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: Westgate: 512-892-3200, Triangle: 512-906-2200,
San Marcos: 512-805-2800
Cost: $14-$18 per person/project, minimum 8
The Little Yoga House
The Little Yoga House is Austin’s first kids ONLY yoga studio, yoga based pre-school and full service yoga birthday party venue. We offer a variety of birthday party packages with many amazing specialty options.
Our expert children’s yoga teachers will take your kids on a yoga adventure of their dreams and we provide exclusive use of our beautiful studio. A yoga party is a great way to share the amazing practice of yoga with your friends and celebrate in a fun and healthy atmosphere.
Location: 1211 Parkway Austin, TX 78703
Discount: $25 off a party if booked this summer
Passion Flower provides children’s all inclusive mobile parties in Austin and the surrounding areas. Based on 6 children. *Up to 12 guests for an additional fee.
$175 Package Includes: Gift sets, beverages, mini cupcakes, set up/break down, one service and one activity station. **Add on service and activity station options available for an additional fee.
Discount: $25 discount when you mention promotion code: PFLMBG2015
The 2015 Summer Fun Guide was produced by Orange Wall Collective. Next year’s guide will be published in June 2016.
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