FFTC’s Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities

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Looking for birthday party ideas for your child in the Twin Cities? We get it — the annual bash is a big deal, and as parents, we want to make our kids’ birthday parties the best EVER. Lucky for us, the Twin Cities metro area offers a plethora of birthday party venues from which to choose. We’ve rounded up over 100 of these Twin Cites party places to give you some inspiration for your next birthday celebration!


FFTC’s Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities is brought to you by Lynn’s Cake and Candy Supplies.

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Lynn’s Cake and Candy Supply | Fridley
The perfect party for your little baker extraordinaire.  Each participant will learn techniques with different piping tips and  use those new skills to decorate 4 cupcakes with our delicious buttercream frosting & sprinkles. Participants will melt chocolate in a mold to create their own chocolate sucker as well. Each attendee will leave with their 4 cupcakes safely stored in a clear plastic container, a chocolate sucker, and the excitement to do more!
Limited to 8 participants (Excluding the adult chaperone)
$20 per child. 8 kids max.  75 minute parties •$50 deposit | Schedule your party at least 3 weeks in advance


To begin your search, choose from the categories below to learn more. This directory will be updated regularly to give you the most beneficial and current information.


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Nature Centers • Parks • Unique •


 

Birthday Parties with Action

Rockin’ Jump | Eagan
Rockin’ Jump parties include a dedicated party host whose job is to help parents focus on having fun and enjoying time with the kids. Parties last 2 hours, including 60 minutes of jump and climbing time throughout our park, followed by 45 minutes in a dedicated party room for eating food from our cafe, your own cake/cupcakes (not provided) and gift opening. All parties include our safety grip socks for each paid jumper (non-jumping adults can purchase socks for $2.50). Most parties include 14″ single topping pizzas and pitchers of pop.
All ages | $235 – $455; 50% deposit required | Book min 2 wks prior; 4 wks prior for Saturdays

Straightline Fitness Dance | Minneapolis
As a dance fitness studio, this is the prime spot to host a awesome dance party! Rent the studio and host your own or hire one of their amazing instructors to teach a lesson like hip hop, Zumba, or storybook ballet. Availability limited.
Ages 18 months-Adult | Price range is $50-$300 (50% deposit required) | Books 1-2 months in advance.

Twin Cities Trapeze Center | St Paul
Celebrate your birthday by learning to fly! Participants will swing by their knees from the high trapeze and attempt a mid-air connection with our “catcher”! Our safe and fun indoor flying trapeze promises a unique and memorable experience for all!
Ages 6+ | Price starts at $220; 50% deposit required | Recommended to book 2 weeks out

Wheel Fun Rentals | Various Locations in Minneapolis and Como Park, St. Paul
Celebrate your birthday with us! Wheel Fun Rentals is the perfect venue to celebrate birthdays for kids of all ages and athletic abilities! Kids can race their friends on a variety of bikes and specialty cycles, or they can dive into their very own scavenger hunt where teams solve riddles and compete to be the first to coast across the finish line. Check out our website to see our special birthday rates, and then give us a call; we’ll be happy to help plan your upcoming birthday party!
Ages 8+ |  1-3 hours, May-October | Recommended to book 2 weeks in advance

Base Camp | Hwy 55 and 62
Rock climbing, high ropes course, and archery | Ages 10 + | Prices based on time and room rented.

Battle Creek Waterworks | St Paul
Outdoor waterpark open for summer swimming parties | All ages | $99 & up

Blast Indoor Playground | Eagan
Admission for 15 guests to play plus extras | Ages 18 mon – 12 yrs | $100 & up

Braemer Arena | Edina
Open skating parties for birthdays or teams with meal options | $99 & up

Brunswick Zone XL | Brooklyn Park
Bowling parties with meal included | All ages | $16.99 per child & up

Bunker Beach Water Park | Blaine
Outdoor waterpark open for summer swimming parties | All ages | $100 & up

Burnsville Ice Center | Burnsville
Open skating parties | All ages | $40 & up

Cheap Skate | Coon Rapids
Roller skating and bounce house parties plus a meal | All ages | $9.95 per person & up

Como Park Pool | St Paul
Swimming parties with extras, June-August | $12-$16/pp, shelter rental extra

Como Town Amusement Park | St Paul
Packages include unlimited ride wristbands | All ages | $19.95-$24.95 per child

Eagles Nest Indoor Playground | New Brighton
Indoor play and party space packages | Ages 0-12 | $100 & up

Edinborough Park’s Adventure Peak | Edina
Indoor play and party space packages | Ages 0-12 | $100 & up

Flaherty’s Arden Bowl | Arden Hills
Bowling party packages with meal option | All ages | $11.99-$14.99/pp or $69.99 package

Gleason’s Gymnastics | Eagan & Maple Grove
Open gymnastics, trampolines and games | All ages | $180 & up

Great River Water Park | St Paul
Indoor swimming parties with extras | All ages | $12-$16/pp

Highland Park Aquatic Center | St Paul
Swimming parties with extras, June-August | $12-$16/pp, shelter rental extra

Kerfoot Canopy Tours | Henderson
Zip through the trees 365 days a year | The lucky boy or girl will get a complimentary GoPro Camera rental or a t-shirt for their big day. | special group pricing for groups of 6 or more

Little Gym | Edina
Instructor-led gym games | Ages 1-12 | $230 & up

Maple Grove Community Center | Maple Grove
Pick 2: Maple Maze Indoor Playground, Grove Cove Aquatic Center & ice skating | Ages 1-12 plus alternate options for teens | $110 & up

Monkey House | White Bear Lake
Private use of the indoor playground | Best for ages 2-10 | $179/private play, $289 & up for parties

Nickelodeon Universe | Bloomington, Mall of America
3 or 5-hour unlimited ride wristbands | All ages | $20.95-$22.95 per person

Pinwheel Play | Chanhassen
Unlimited open play plus use of the party room | All ages | $100 room rental plus $8 per child admission

Playworks | Prior Lake
Indoor play in the Atrium and table reservations | $45 (admission for 5 children) & up

Pump It Up | Eden Prairie, Ham Lake, Oakdale & Plymouth
Bounce to your heart’s content during a private party | All ages | $169 & up

Vadnais Sports Center Dome | Vadnais Heights
Play soccer, baseball or football in perfect weather | All ages | $155/hour

Wooddale Fun Zone | Woodbury
Roller skating and soft play zone party packages | All ages | $149 & up


Birthday Parties with Animals

Minnesota Zoo | Apple Valley
Ages 1-18 | $300 & up | Book minimum of 3 weeks in advance

Animal Humane Society | Buffalo, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, St Paul & Woodbury
Tours, games & animal visits | Ages 7+ | $200 & up

Bunker Park Stable | Blaine
Pony parties or horse parties available | All ages | $125 & up

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory | St Paul
8 unique party themes with food options | All ages | $250 & up

Gale Woods Farm | Minnetrista
Spend time on the farm and meet the animals | Ages 4+ | $70 & up

Raptor Center | St Paul
Host a “Hatchday” party, get a tour and meet the birds | Recommended for ages 5-13 | $200 & up

Sea Life Aquarium | Bloomington, Mall of America
Celebrate with life under the sea | Ages 0-12 | | $120 & up


Birthday Parties for the Creative

birthdayLynn’s Cake and Candy Supply | Fridley
The perfect party for your little baker extraordinaire.  Each participant will learn techniques with different piping tips and  use those new skills to decorate 4 cupcakes with our delicious buttercream frosting & sprinkles. Participants will melt chocolate in a mold to create their own chocolate sucker as well. Each attendee will leave with their 4 cupcakes safely stored in a clear plastic container, a chocolate sucker, and the excitement to do more!
Limited to 8 participants (Excluding the adult chaperone)
$20 per child. 8 kids max.  75 minute parties •$50 deposit | Schedule your party at least 3 weeks in advance

ArtStart ArtScraps | St Paul
Birthday fun begins at ArtStart’s ArtScraps! If you want a creative, fun, memorable, trouble-free, birthday party—try an ArtScraps Birthday Party. Two hour parties include scrap invitations, an art project, and a party favor bag for all participants. Many different art themes to choose from!
Ages 4+ | $185 for up to 10 children plus $15 for extra children (12 children max) ($25 non-refundable reservation fee included) | Recommended to book one month prior

Heartfelt | Minneapolis
Birthday parties are different at Heartfelt, a cozy craft studio/ shop located in Linden Hills. Owner Lisa MacMartin offers crafting parties with an old fashioned flair. Activities like a treasure hunt, puppet show, face painting, and natural crafts are all part of making your child’s day extra special. Favorite crafts include decorating a miniature fairy cottage, making a wooden rainbow sword using watercolor sticks, creating fairy or mermaid dolls, even planting a miniature garden. And the large tree house inside the shop is a unique gathering place for the birthday child and their friends.
Ages 4-adult | $50 deposit; $149, $249, $299 | Reserve 4 to 6 weeks prior

Leonardo’s Basement | Minneapolis
Classes and workshops at Leonardo’s Basement help students build their ideas, and birthday parties are no exception. Rather than offering a list of building projects to choose from we meet with the birthday person to ask about their interests and ideas for the party. Themes may include invention, woodworking, recycled sculpture or jewelry making. Or Star Wars, Harry Potter, rockets or electricity – any idea that results in an imaginative 3-dimensional project. Each workshop session is designed to be engaging for the age and skill level of the guests. Once a project or theme has been selected, we schedule an instructor to guide the experience.
Ages 6-adult | $25 per kid $200 minimum, no deposit | Reserve 3 weeks prior recommended

THAT Cooking School | St. Paul
Fun parties for kids involving different types of food to cook and/or paint.
Ages 5+ | $30 – $40 per child, 25% deposit |Reserve minimum 1 week prior recommended

Articulture | Minneapolis
Art themed parties | age 4-adults | $140-$165, $25 deposit | reserve one week ahead of time

ARTrageous Adventures | Minneapolis
Art activities and games | All ages, preschoolers-adult | $325 & up

Color Me Mine | Eagan, Maple Grove
Paint your own ceramics | All ages | $100 plus cost of ceramic pieces & up

Crayola Experience | Bloomington, Mall of America
The most colorful party experience you’ll find | All ages | $279 & up

Creative Kidstuff | St Louis Park, St Paul, Wayzata
Themed parties with programming and free time | Ages 2+ | $225 & up

Eden Prairie Art Center | Eden Prairie
Choose from 7, instructor-led projects | Ages 5-12 | $159

FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Art | Minneapolis
Ages 9-adult | $75/pp | Book 3 weeks prior

Kidcreate Studio | Woodbury
Customized art birthday parties | Ages 3-12 | $235 & up

Kiddywampus | Hopkins
Themed weekend Kiddy Parties | All ages | $329 & up

Minnetonka Center for the Arts | Minnetonka
Instructor-led art parties | Ages 5-12 | $130 & up

Northern Clay Center | Minneapolis
Create a work of art with clay | Ages 6+ | $175 & up

Rumriver Art Center | Anoka
4 art party projects available | All ages | $175 & up


Birthday Parties of Discovery

Bakken Museum | Minneapolis
Guided tour & Science Studio participation | Ages 5-13 | $250 & up

Bell Museum of Natural History | Minneapolis
Birthday parties will resume when the new museum & planetarium location opens in 2018.

Minnesota Children’s Museum | St Paul
The museum is currently closed through June 2017. Mini-parties without reserved space will be available once the museum opens and booking for birthday parties in July or later begins in May 2017.

Sea Life Aquarium | Bloomington, Mall of America
Parties under the sea with a variety of package options | All ages | $120 & up

Science Museum of Minnesota | St Paul
Science exporation customized to fit your birthday party guests | Ages 4-12 | $195 & up

The Works Museum | Bloomington
Explore the hands-on engineering museum plus more | All ages | $175 & up


Birthday Parties of Fancy

Alexander Ramsey House | St. Paul
The 2-hr Victorian Dress Up Party includes dressing in bustles, corsets, petticoats, and dresses. For ages 8-12 • Price range: $160-$180

American Girl Store | Bloomington, Mall of America
Fancy lunch or dinner with your favorite doll and friends | Ages 3-12 | $28/child, $18/adult plus tax and gratuity.


Birthday Parties at Home

Adorably Elegant Spa Party
90 minute parties include a complete spa experience including bathrobes in the comfort of your own home | Ages 5-16 | $230 & up

Big Epic Show
90 minute interactive, musical comedy show with dancing, costumes and games | Ages 5 + | Price available upon request

Brighter Minds Music
30-40 minutes of adult-led activities with songs and chants and lots of active play | Ages 0-4 | $125

Kidcreate Studio | Woodbury
Customized art birthday parties right in your home | Ages 3-12 | $20/child, $200 min.


Unique Birthday Parties to Remember

BirthdayAmerican Swedish Institute | Minneapolis
Create a fun and memorable party for your special birthday child (or grandchild!) that they and their friends will love! Let ASI do the set-up, clean-up and organize all activities. Pick from Pippi Longstocking, Viking, or Dala Horse (handcraft) themed parties. Birthday parties are available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons (1-3 p.m.) depending on availability.
Perfect for kids turning 5-12 | 10 kids / 4 adults: $200 (ASI household member) and $225 (non-member); 15 kids / 6 adults $225 (ASI household member) and $250 (non-member) – $10 per additional kid | Book 2 weeks prior preferred

Minnesota Transportation Museum – Jackson Street Roundhouse | St Paul
Reservation includes: 2 hrs rental of the party car; dessert plates, tableware and napkins; a toy for the birthday child and favors for children. Parties may bring food, or have food delivered. Caboose ride is available to all parties but museum admission is not included.
All ages | $100 deposit PLUS admission to the museum $5 – $12 | Reserve 3 weeks prior to date requested

Choo Choo Bob’s Train Store | St Paul
Train play and more party options | All ages | $150 & up

Dakota City Heritage Village | Farmington
Ages 7-13 | $125 (including $25 deposit) | Reserve 3-4 week prior

Firefighters Hall & Museum | Minneapolis
Fun safety demos, an interactive tour and seasonal fire truck rides | All ages | $100

Gammelgarden Museum | Scandia
Themed parties with indoor and outdoor activities, games and optional extras | All ages | $75 & up

Izzy’s Ice Cream | St Paul
A sweet behind-the-scenes tour and treats | Ages 6-12 | $169.95 & up

MacPhail Center for Music | Minneapolis
A special music program, a sing-along and activities | $225 per hour


Birthday Parties on a Budget

Don’t discount your local community center, nature center or park! If you’re looking to plan a birthday party on a budget, these venues can be just the solution. Most have reservable, covered spaces to gather for gift openings and goodies, and often kids are perfectly entertained with playground equipment. If a little more direction or theme is desired, nature centers offer naturalist-led programs during birthday parties and options for organized indoor/outdoor activities.

Birthday Parties in the Park

Should your kid be blessed with a birthday month that begs for some outdoor fun, look no further than one of these beautiful city or regional parks. As a bonus, most options are very reasonable price-wise. Here is but a sampling of some of our favorites:

Three Rivers Parks District Birthday Parties

  • Wild Birthday Parties | Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Eastman Nature Center at Elm Creek Park Reserve, Lowry Nature Center at Carver Park Reserve & Richardson Nature Center at Hyland Lake Park Reserve | $100
  • Farm Birthdays | Gale Woods Farm | Ages 4+
  • Golf Parties | Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center | $110
  • Creative Play | Hyland Play Area | $80
  • Outdoor Skills Challenge Parties | $125
  • Near-Wilderness Parties | Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement | $125 & up
  • Art Parties | Silverwood Park | $100 & up
  • FootGolf Parties | Baker National Golf Course, Eagle Lake Youth Golf Center | $110

Birthday Parties at Regional, City and County Parks

  • Anoka County Parks | Bunker Hills Regional Park
  • Blaine Parks | Lakeside Commons Park
  • Dakota County Parks | Lebanon Hills Regional Park
  • Edina Parks | Centennial Lakes Park
  • Scott County Parks | Cleary Lake Regional Park
  • Washington County Parks | Lake Elmo Park Reserveo

Birthday Parties at the Nature Center

Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center | Hastings
Naturalist-led activities and an animal presentation | Ages 5+ | $75

Dodge Nature Center | West St Paul
A naturalist leads seasonally-appropriate activities | All ages | $120

Maplewood Nature Center | Maplewood
Indoor and outdoor naturalist-led activities | Ages 4+ | $75 | Reserve 2 weeks prior

Springbrook Nature Center | Fridley
Ages 3-12 | $100 | Reserve one month prior

Three Rivers Parks Wild Birthday Parties | Ages 4+ | $100
Nature-based activities offered at the following parks and nature centers: Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Eastman Nature Center at Elm Creek Park Reserve, Lowry Nature Center at Carver Park Reserve, and Richardson Nature Center at Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

Tamarack Nature Center | White Bear Lake
Naturalist-led activities and time in Discovery Hollow Nature Play Area | Ages 3+ | $170 & up

Wargo Nature Center | Lino Lakes
Parties include a naturalist-led activity and party room time | $100

Birthday Parties at the Community Center

Give your local community or recreation center a call to see what they offer in the way of party room space and outdoor amenities. This can be a wonderful way to save money; room rentals can start as low as $30 per hour and there’s no charge to take advantage of playground facilities outside.

Minneapolis – for all community & recreation center birthday party venues, click here.
St Paul – for all community & recreation center birthday party venues, click here.


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I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at www.giannaraekordatzky.blogspot.com .

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