Where to Throw an Unforgettable Kid’s Birthday Party in Metro Detroit

Throw your child a birthday bash they’ll always remember at one of these cool spots for kids.

For many of us, our most memorable childhood birthday parties involved our closest friends and family members, plenty of pizza and birthday cake, and a fun activity like bowling, a sleepover or laser tag. 

Nowadays, children’s birthday parties, and the venues that host them, have evolved to be more celebratory than ever. Kids can play at amazing indoor playgrounds, go bowling or mini golfing, soar at trampoline parks and so much more on their birthdays. 

Whether you host a small group of classmates or all of your child’s friends and family, these birthday party venues have amazing packages and rental options that will make your child’s day extra special. Many of these spots handle the food, decorations and clean up for you! 

On your child’s next birthday, throw them a birthday bash they’ll always remember at one of these kid’s birthday party locations in metro Detroit. 

This article was recently updated on May 10, 2024 by Metro Parent’s Audience Development Manager, Katina Beniaris. The update included her adding more photos and locations of kid’s birthday party places. Questions? Please reach out to katina@metroparent.com.

Birthday party places in Macomb County

Detroit Kid City
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C.J. Barrymore’s

CJ Barrymores specializes in creating kids’ birthday parties packed with thrilling rides, arcade games and mini-golf, ensuring non-stop fun and adventure. Their all-inclusive party packages are aimed to provide a stress-free experience.

Detroit Kid City

Host your private party at Detroit Kid City, where you can enjoy a 2-hour celebration with unlimited guests. Bring your own decorations, food, drinks (excluding alcohol), cake, and dining essentials.

Tea Party Castle

This venue offers several themed private party options. The “Princess Party” features dress-up, royal makeovers, and a fashion show. The “Pampered Princess Party” is perfect for older girls with beauty activities like hair styling and nail painting. The “Dolly & Me Party” invites children and their dolls to enjoy dressing up and a makeover, complete with a fashion show.

WhirlyBall 

Older kids, tweens and even teens will always remember an action-packed birthday at WhirlyBall. Enjoy one hour of WhirlyBall — a wacky game that combines bumper cars, lacrosse and basketball — then feast on pizza and soda pop. Parents must bring their own birthday desserts. 

Zap Zone

Celebrate your child’s birthday with plenty of pizza and pop, plus their choice of two exciting attractions. Choose from laser tag, bumper cars, glo golf, an obstacle course or a trampoline zone. The birthday kid will receive a special T-shirt and two free passes for a future visit. Add-ons include unlimited arcade games, bowling and party room rentals. 

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Birthday party places in Oakland County

Dinoland
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Dinoland

Do you have a dinosaur fan celebrating their birthday soon? Look no further! For $225 ($325 on weekends,) a group of up to 10 kids can embark on a wild dino adventure in the captivating waterfall room alongside the birthday child. The package grants two hours of exclusive seating and includes two large one-topping pizzas, along with two pitchers of soft drinks. This party venue also provides various dino-themed party packages to choose from, ensuring a roaring good time for everyone.

The Friendship Factory

Little divas and fans of all things cute and crafty will love celebrating their birthday at The Friendship Factory! Start small with two glam activities at a one-hour birthday experience, or go all out with a two or three-hour party that includes crafts, cupcakes, karaoke, dancing and so much more. Additional treats, decor and glam services are available. 

Full Throttle Adrenaline Park

You’ve never seen a party as thrilling as one at Full Throttle Adrenaline Park! With a sprawling 54,134 square-foot facility, this venue caters to both individuals and groups of up to 300 people, ensuring an unforgettable celebration. Highlighted by electric high-speed Go Karting for thrill-seeking pros and gas-powered karts for younger enthusiasts, the park also features Axe Throwing, Rage Rooms and mind-blowing Hologate Virtual Reality. The diverse range of activities guarantees non-stop excitement, making it the perfect place for an epic celebration.

Legoland Discovery Center

An epic birthday party destination, children and grown-ups alike will enjoy exploring this Lego-lover’s haven. Guests can build their own Lego creations, scope out iconic Detroit buildings made of Legos, snap a selfie with their favorite Lego characters, see 4-D movies, go on rides and much more. All birthday party packages include a juice box and a cookie; parents can add on pizza. 

Peppa Pig World of Play Michigan

If your kid is obsessed with Peppa Pig, then this Auburn Hills play center is the perfect place for a party. Guests will enjoy pizza, activities and unlimited juice in a private party room before getting the ultimate birthday surprise — a meet-and-greet with Peppa Pig! After the party, guests are invited to stay and enjoy the indoor play place. 

Zap Zone

The birthday kid will receive a special T-shirt and two free passes for a future visit when you book any of these exciting two-hour packages. Start with the basic arcade package, or add on activities like laser tag, bowling bumper cars, glo golf, an obstacle course or a trampoline zone.

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Birthday party places in Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

With a specially designed birthday package, enjoy an amazing birthday celebration at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Every celebration lasts for 2.5 hours. Choose from a variety of themes and exciting activities that are fun, and science-based, for kids ages 4-12. The festivities kick off with exclusive entry to the museum’s exhibits, guaranteeing a private and customized experience for the birthday VIP and their guests.

Extreme Fun

Birthday kids will jump for joy with two hours of extreme fun at this indoor inflatable park. Parents can bring their own decorations, food, beverages and desserts to customize the party to their child’s liking. Each child will receive a free pass to return on a different day and keep the fun going. 

Pinball Pete’s

This is a genuine arcade, housing games on two floors. Located in Ann Arbor, this venue features a mix of classic and modern arcade games, ensuring a nostalgic and fun time for visitors. Alongside pinball machines and video games, there are additional attractions such as pool tables, skee-ball and air hockey.

Revel and Roll 

Parents will win some serious points with their kiddo when they host a bowling birthday party. Ideal for birthday kids ages 4 and older, the birthday packages at this bowling alley include food, unlimited soda pop, bowling time, shoe rentals, arcade credits and more. Several birthday packages are available so you can customize your kiddo’s special day with add-ons like a cookie cake and extra bowling time. 

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Birthday party places in Wayne County

AirTime Trampoline & Game Park

Energetic kiddos will love spending their birthday rock climbing, bouncing on trampolines, racing through obstacle courses and more. The basic party package starts with 2.5 hours of party table time and two hours of concurrent play time. Each guest will receive a pair of safety grip socks, and the birthday child will get to spin a special prize wheel. 

Dinoland

Do you have a dinosaur fan celebrating their birthday soon? Look no further! For $325, a group of up to 10 kids can embark on a wild dino adventure in the captivating waterfall room alongside the birthday child. The package grants two hours of exclusive seating and includes two large one-topping pizzas, along with two pitchers of soft drinks. This party venue also provides various dino-themed party packages to choose from, ensuring a roaring good time for everyone.

Fowling Warehouse Hamtramck 

Your child’s birthday is sure to be a memorable one when they spend it fowling! Kids ages 10 and older can enjoy two hours of this unique football-meets-bowling game. Smaller parties can bring snacks. Large parties that wish to cater their birthday celebration can reserve a party room. Youth birthday parties must end by 8 p.m. 

Kidcadia Play Café

This fantasy-inspired play venue will make your child’s birthday wishes come true! The expansive, indoor magical forest playground has vibrant slides, foam climbers and a jungle gym. The Enchanted Party package includes a private room for 90 minutes, a dedicated party host, tableware and a separate sound system so your child can crank their favorite tunes. 

Merri-Bowl Lanes

Parents will win some serious points with their kiddo when they host a bowling birthday party. Ideal for birthday kids ages 4 and older, the birthday packages at this bowling alley include food, unlimited soda pop, bowling time, shoe rentals, arcade credits and more. Several birthday packages are available so you can customize your kiddo’s special day with add-ons like a cookie cake and extra bowling time. 

Zap Zone

Celebrate your child’s birthday with plenty of pizza and pop, plus their choice of two exciting attractions. Choose from laser tag, bumper cars, glo golf, an obstacle course or a trampoline zone. The birthday kid will receive a special T-shirt and two free passes for a future visit. Add-ons include unlimited arcade games, bowling and party room rentals. 

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Tips for planning your child’s birthday party

Birthday Party Tips

  • Keep it simple. Enjoy the special moment with your child by giving them your attention and not worrying about everything to go perfectly.
  • Ask the venue questions beforehand. Don’t hesitate to ask what the venue provides. Also if you’re hiring an entertainer, let them know anything about the birthday child such as if they are really shy or they love the spotlight.
  • Arrive early to prep. If you plan on bringing your own decor, food, photo props or other special touches, be sure to arrive before your party’s start time so you have ample time to set up.
  • Don’t forget about food allergies. Consider any food allergens you may have in your party. Many birthday party places have limited options (a.k.a. pizza) for those with dietary restrictions. Ask if you can bring outside food to accommodate all of your guests’ dietary needs. 
  • Take photos with gifts. If your child will be opening presents at the party venue, snap a photo of your child, their new gift and the friend that gave it to them. Not only will you capture a memory, but it will make it easier to remember who gifted what once it’s time to write thank-you cards. 
  • Avoid disposable party favors. How many times has your child come home from a birthday party with unnecessary candy and cheap plastic toys? Be thoughtful when giving out party favors — try consumable items that parents will likely buy their own kids, like coloring books and crayons, chalk, bubbles or Play-Doh.

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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Metro Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for metro Detroit families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.

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