Kids. You’ve gotta love em.
But you know what totally wipes out parents once it is over?
Your kid’s birthday party.
Ever planned one of those suckers? From invitations, picking a theme and buying food and decorations, it will completely wear any well-meaning parent out! Oh, and let’s not forget cleaning up afterwards. Whew…
If you’re looking for a new way to handle birthday parties this year, how about letting someone else handle the heavy lifting?
Here are over ten great places to have your kid’s birthday party in Arlington.
Let’s be real. What CAN’T you do at Alley Cats? Alley Cats provides the following at each birthday party:
- A quarter sheet personalized birthday cake with the honoreeʼs name
- Colorful paper goods and helium balloons
- Use of a private party room for 45 minutes
- 2 slices of hot, fresh pizza and unlimited soft drinks while in the party room
- An Alley Cats t-shirt and bowling pin sports bottle for the honoree
- Birthday invitations (pick up at Alley Cats)
- A party host
Each party last about 2 1/2 hours. Depending on what you want, Alley Cats offers three different party packages. The birthday honoree is free in each package and a $25 discount is given for parties held Monday – Thursday.
Ultimate Blast: $299.99 for ten guests; Each additional guest is $25.99
Cosmic Frenzy: $249.99 for ten guests; Each additional guest is $22.99
Fun Party: $199.99 for ten guests; Each additional guest is $17.99
2008 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd.; 817-784-2695
Not only is Elzie Odom Athletic Center a great place to stay in shape, it’s also an amazing place for a kid’s birthday party. They offer three birthday party themes (Skating, Sports, Traditional Playtime Fun) starting at $135 for 10 kids without food/$165 with food. Each two hour party comes with the following:
- Party Host
1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd.; (817) 459-6434
Chealsea’s Tea Room & Boutique
Got a princess celebrating a birthday? Take her to Chealsea’s Tea Room & Boutique for a Princess Dress-up Party. Each party includes invitations, party favors and birthday cake, dress up, make up and nail polish. Price is $225 for up to 10 kid. Each additional child is $15.
4772 Little Rd.; (817) 563-1800
Pump It Up
We’ve never seen a kid not enjoy bouncing around in inflatables. That makes Pump It Up an ideal place for a kid’s birthday party. A classic two hour birthday party includes:
- Gigantic fun in with inflatables and more in private, indoor, climate controlled play areas
- Party invitations
- Plain white paper goods (plates, napkins, cups and utensils)
- Friendly, trained staff
- Set up and clean up
- Private party room celebration
Weekend parties for a group of 15 costs $175 with plenty of add-ons available. Discounts are available for parties during the week.
1120 Eden Rd., Suite #102; (817) 845-9869
What kid doesn’t love stuffed animals? So a party at Build-A-Bear (in The Parks at Arlington) may be the treat of a lifetime for your child. At a Build-A-Bear birthday party, each guest makes their own stuffed animal friend! A party leader guides them through each step of the fun-filled bear-making experience along with playing a host of games. Parties start at $12 per guest (no food or drinks allowed in the store) and lasts about an hour.
Each party comes with:
- A party leader to help keep your Guests entertained
- A photo for you to remember your party and a gift for the Guest of Honor
- A party gift for all party guests.
- Printable invitations and thank you cards
3811 South Cooper St., Suite 1060; (817) 465-0800
Dave & Busters
With four birthday party packages to choose from, Dave & Busters in the Arlington Highlands is a popular choice for a birthday celebration. All birthday packages include family style menu or buffet, unlimited soft drinks and a Power Card for each guest! Packages range from $17.99 to $24.99 per child.
425 Curtis Mathes Way, Arlington, TX 76018; (817) 525-2501
The Little Gym
Also in the Arlington Highlands, The Little Gym is a great option to host a birthday parties for kids ages 12 and under. Each 90 minute party ($240) comes with fun entertainment and activities for kids in addition to printed invitations. Parents can bring their own food and drinks (the staff handles setup and cleanup). For an extra $20, you can have a Dora the Explorer or Diego themed party.
3900 Arlington Highlands Blvd.; (817) 465-9296
Have a skating good time with a birthday party at the Arlington Skatium. All birthday parties include admission and skate rental for 10 children, including the birthday child. Three party packages range from $95-$160 and you can bring in a birthday cake, cookies or cupcakes. The silver package ($95) includes:
- Unlimited skating during the day of your party session for 9 guests and birthday child
- Party Host
- Reserved table time of 1 1/2 hours
- Table set up which includes table cover, cups, plates, utensils and napkins
- 10 vanilla ice cream cups
- Two pitchers of refillable soft drinks during your table time
- Birthday child gets a free admission pass to come in and skate at another time
5515 S. Cooper Street; (817) 784-6222
Peter Piper Pizza
Peter Piper Pizza is relatively new to Arlington but has a history of hosting fun kids birthday parties nationwide. For $7.99/child, birthday parties will include:
- Personal Party Host
- Party Invitations
- Reserved and Decorated tables
- Pizza – Large 1-Topping Original Pizza for Every 4 Guests
- Soda – Unlimited Soda for Each Child
- 1 Framed Party Photo
- 350 Prize Tickets for Birthday Child
- Balloon Bouquet & Colorful Decorated Table
- 10 Game Tokens for Every Child
- Soft-serve Dessert for Every Child
- 1.5 Hours of Personal Attention!
- Free Party Invitations (Printed or Electronic)
4800 S Cooper St, (817) 472-9546
Talk about fun for adults and kids! Flight Deck Trampoline Park in south Arlington is a great place for fun anytime for any ages. They offer three birthday party packages ranging from $169.99-$249.99 complete with plenty of food and time for bouncing around.
1600 W Interstate 20, (817) 377-0000
What other places in Arlington are great for a kid’s birthday party? Let us know in the comment section.