Weekend Highlights

Published April 11, 2013
At Home & Living

More Than 100 Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

by Seattle's Child Staff
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Editor's Note: This list was updated in April 2013. It was compiled by our editorial staff and also features our readers' suggestions. It does NOT include any paid listings!

Whether you want to host your child’s next birthday party at home or somewhere that will do the heavy lifting for you, here are plenty of options to get you started. 

Please help us build our birthday idea list!

We know these are not all the options available in the Puget Sound region, these are just the ones our readers and reporters have used or reviewed. If you know about other great party venues or have other good ideas for birthday party entertainment, please use Comments section below to make a suggestion. We will check it out and add new great finds to the list.

ANIMALS AND ZOOS

Animal Encounters Mobile Petting Zoo & Animal Shows (traveling)
425-281-0839
www.animalencounters.com 

Bunnies for Birthdays (traveling)
206-484-9722
www.bunniesforbirthdays.com

Cougar Mountain Zoo
19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah, 98027
425-392-6278
www.cougarmountainzoo.org

Farrel McWhirter Farm Park
19545 Redmond Road, Redmond, 98053
425-556-2300
www.redmond.gov/parksrecreation

Fox Hollow Family Farm
12031 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E., Issaquah, 98027
425-996-0575
www.foxhollowfamilyfarm.com

Just Frogs and Friends Amphibian Center
300 Admiral Way, Suite 104, Edmonds, 98020
425-778-8726
www.justfrogs.com

Kelsey Creek Farm
410 130 Place S.E., Bellevue, 98008
425-452-7688
www.farmerjayne.com

The Parrot Lady (traveling)
253-951-4452
www.parrotlady.com

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, 98407
253-404-3805
www.pdza.org

Remlinger Farms
32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation, 98014
425-333-4135
www.remlingerfarms.com

The Reptile Man/Serpentarium (traveling and on-site)
22715-B State Route 2, Monroe, 98272
360-805-5300
www.reptileman.com

Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, 98101
206-386-4300
www.seattleaquarium.org

Woodland Park Zoo
750 N. 50th St., Seattle, 98103
206-548-2590
www.zoo.org

ARTS, CRAFTS AND POTTERY

Arts Aloft
3302 E. Spring St., Seattle, 98122
206-920-2015
www.artsaloftforkids.com

Color Me Mine
15603 Main St. #105, Mill Creek, 98012
425-338-0401
www.millcreek.colormemine.com

Creatively Yours Place II
15600 N.E. 8th St., Suite G-1, Bellevue, 98008
425-747-2280
www.paintedbykathy.com

Glazed & Amazed
514 Main St., Edmonds, 98020
425-673-5474
www.glazedandamazed.com

Museo Art Academy
111 Front St. N., Issaquah, 98027
425-391-0244
www.museoart.com

Paint Away!
7329 164th Ave. N.E., Redmond, 98052
425-861-8388
www.paintawaynow.com

Paint the Town
4611 University Village Court N.E., Seattle, 98105
206-527-8554
www.ceramics-painting.com

Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio
7526 20th Ave. N.E., Seattle, 98115
206-522-1187
www.roaringmouse.org

Space to Create
1414 N.W. 70th St., Seattle, 98117
206-784-0401
www.spacetocreate.net

BOAT RENTALS

Agua Verde Paddle Club
1303 N.E. Boat St., Seattle, 98105
206-545-8570
www.aguaverde.com/paddle.shtml

Boston Harbor Marina
312 73rd Ave. N.E., Olympia, 98506
360-357-5670
www.bostonharbormarina.com

Green Lake Boat Rentals
7351 E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle, 98115
206-527-0171
www.greenlakeboatrentals.net

Olympic Outdoor Center
Rental locations in Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Port Gamble and Silverdale 
360-297-4659 or 800-592-5983
www.olympicoutdoorcenter.com

BOUNCE HOUSES AND TRAMPOLINE PARKS

3-2-1 Bounce
13434 N.E. 16th St., Suite 110, Bellevue, 98005
425-378-0321
www.321bounce.com

Absolute Air Park
18802 67th Ave. N.E. Arlington, 98223 
1-855-788-JUMP
http://absoluteairpark.com

Arena Sports
Four locations in Seattle, Redmond and Issaquah
www.arenasports.net

Elevated Sportz
18311 Bothell Everett Hwy. #140, Bothell, 98012 
425-949-4488
www.elevatedsportz.com

Kidzbounce
8178 304th Ave. S.E., Issaquah, 98027 
425-222-5439
www.kidzbounce.com

Pump It Up
Three locations in Lynnwood, Kirkland and Tacoma
www.pumpitupparty.com

SkyMania Trampolines
11801 N.E. 116th St., Kirkland, 98034 
425-825-7599
www.skymaniatrampolines.com

Trampoline Nation
35025 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way, 98003 
253-661-8466
www.trampolinenation.com

BOUNCE HOUSE RENTALS

Astro Jump
800-244-5867
www.astrojump.com

Bouncy House
866-952-9069
www.bouncyhouse.com

Kidz-N-Motion 
360-528-5439
www.tumblinbus.com

Merry Makers 
253-572-0172
www.merrymakers.net

BOWLING

ACME Bowl
100 Andover Park W., Tukwila, 98188
206-340-2263
www.acmebowl.com

AMF Imperial Lanes
2101 22nd Ave. S., Seattle, 98144
206-325-2525
www.amf.com/imperiallanes

Evergreen Lanes
5111 Claremont Way, Everett, 98203
425-903-3276
www.evergreenbowling.com

HiLine Lanes
15733 Ambaum Blvd. S.W., Burien, 98166
206-244-2272
www.hilinelanes.com

Kenmore Lanes
7638 N.E. Bothell Way, Kenmore, 98028
425-486-5555
www.kenmore50lanes.com

Lynnwood Bowl & Skate
6210 200th St. S.W., Lynnwood, 98036
425-778-3133
www.bowlandskate.com

Robin Hood Lanes
9801 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, 98020
425-776-2101
www.robinhoodlanes.com

Spin Alley
1430 N.W. Richmond Beach Road, Shoreline, 98177
206-533-2345
www.spinalley.com

TechCity Bowl
13033 N.E. 70th Place, Kirkland, 98033
425-827-0785
www.techcitybowl.com

West Seattle Bowl
4505 39th Ave. S.W., Seattle, 98116
206-932-3731
www.westseattlebowl.com

CLIMBING WALLS AND MORE

Edgeworks Climbing
6102 N. 9th St., Suite 200, Tacoma, 98406
253-564-4899
www.edgeworksclimbing.com

Parkour Visions
1210 W. Nickerson St., Seattle, 98119
206-923-8864
www.parkourvisions.org

Seattle Bouldering Project
900 Poplar Place S., Seattle, 98144
206-299-2300
www.seattleboulderingproject.com

Stone Gardens
2839 N.W. Market St., Seattle, 98107
15600 NE 8th St., Bellevue, 98008 
206-781-9828 or 425-644-2445
www.stonegardens.com

Vertical World
Locations in Seattle, Redmond and Everett
206-283-4497, 425-881-8826 or 425-258-3431
www.verticalworld.com

Warehouse Rock Gym
315 Jefferson St. N.E., Olympia, 98501
360-596-9255
www.warehouserockgym.com

COOKING

Apron (traveling)
206-650-3956
www.apronseattle.com

Blue Ribbon Cooking School
2501 Fairview Ave. E., Seattle, 98102
206-328-2442
www.blueribboncooking.com

Frog Legs Kids Culinary Academy
Mount Baker Neighborhood, Seattle
206-954-9094
www.froglegskca.com

Lovin' from the Oven (traveling and on-site)
3636 Interlake Ave. N., Seattle, 98103
206-371-5961
www.lovinfromtheoven.net

NuCulinary (traveling)
206-932-3855
www.nuculinary.com

PCC Cooks (at PCC Natural Market Stores)
Several locations in the Puget Sound area
206-545-7112
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com

DANCE STUDIOS

American Dance Institute
8001 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle, 98103
206-783-0755
www.americandanceinstitute.com

Dance Academy of Bellevue/Issaquah 
1175 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite #B-7, Issaquah, 98027
425-454-6008
www.danceacademyofbellevue.com

Momentum Music & Dance Academy
15811 Ambaum Blvd. S.W., Suite 160, Burien, 98166
206-242-1239
www.momentumdanceacademy.com

Premiere Dance Center
2623 151st Place N.E., Redmond, 98052
425-867-2300
www.premieredancecenter.com

DRESS UP AND FANTASY

Fantasty Parties "R" Us (traveling) 
425-917-3112
www.fantasypartiesrus.com

A Simple Wish (traveling)
253-848-7023
www.asimplewish.biz

The Interactive History Company (traveling) 
206-291-6187
http://interactivehistory.net

The Moonpaper Tent
8503 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle, 98115
206-708-6741
www.moonpapertent.com

Spa Princess Party (traveling)
425-328-0401
www.spaprincessparty.com

ENTERTAINERS

Aaron Wheeler, Magician
aaron@atgmagic.com 
www.atgmagic.com

Ace of Illusions
206-695-2194
www.seattlekidsmagician.com

Adam Lee the Balloon Twister
adam@adamlee.net
www.adamlee.net

Charles the Clown
206-361-7171
www.charlestheclown.com

Clowns Unlimited
253-893-7514
www.clownsunlimited.com

Deano the Clown
206-324-5055
www.deanotheclown.com

Goofy Gideon the Magician
206-774-0362
www.goofymagic.com

Louie Foxx, One-Man Side Show
206-669-3928
www.amazingbirthday.com

The Magic of Xakary
425-260-7842
www.xakary.com

My Magic Party
253-473-5456 or 877-412-5064
www.mymagicparty.com

T. Tator Tot the Clown
360-568-6300
www.ttatortot.com

Turk the Magic Genie
888-897-2789
www.kidzwiz.com

ENTERTAINERS/MUSIC

Nancy Stewart
206-232-1078
www.nancymusic.com

Jamtown
12729 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle, 98125
206-632-9136
www.jamtown.com

Ted Brown Music
6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Tacoma, 98409
3276 N.W. Plaza Road #103, Silverdale, 98383
800-562-8938
www.tedbrownmusic.com

HORSES AND PONIES

Equine Life Solutions
19329 51st Ave. S.E., Bothell, 98012
425-686-7120  
www.equinelifesolutions.com

Li'l Buckaroos (traveling)
206-779-7844
www.lil-buckaroos.com

Pony Paradise Rides
8107 224th St. S.E., Woodinville, 98072
1-800-753-PONY
www.ponyparadiserides.com

Seattle Pony Party (traveling and on-site)
4618 137th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, 98005
206-372-7669
www.seattleponyparty.com

Spirit's Party Barn
5822 96th St. E., Puyallup, 98371
253-906-6562
www.spiritspartybarn.com

Tashunka
25634 N.E. 80th St., Redmond, 98053
206-799-5466
www.camptashunka.com

GO KARTS

K1 Speed
2207 N.E. Bel-Red Road, Redmond, 98052
425-455-9999
www.k1speed.com

Sykart Indoor Racing Center
17450 W. Valley Hwy., Tukwila, 98188
425-251-5060
www.sykart.com

Traxx Racing
4329 Chennault Beach Road, Mukilteo, 98275
425-493-8729
www.traxxracing.com

GYMNASTICS AND TUMBLING

Black Hills Gymnastics
7961A 29th Ave. N.E., Lacey, 98516
360-413-9855
www.blackhillsgymnastics.com

Dizzy’s Tumblebus (traveling and on-site)
3205 148th Ave. S.E., Suite E, Bellevue, 98007
425-564-8287
www.dizzybus.com

Emerald City Gymnastics Academy
17735 N.E. 65th St., Suite 110, Redmond, 98052
425-861-8772
www.emeraldcitygymnasticsacademy.com

Gymnastics East
13425 S.E. 30th St., Suite 2A, Bellevue, 98005
1680 N.W. Mall St., Suite #1, Issaquah, 98005
425-644-8117 (Bellevue), 425-392-2621 (Issaquah)
www.gymeast.com

The Little Gym
Several locations in the Puget Sound area
www.thelittlegym.com

Metropolitan Gymnastics
6822 S. 190th St., Kent, 98032
425-282-5010
www.metropolitangym.com

North American Sports Academy
2905 Jahn Ave. N.W. #11, Gig Harbor, 98335
253-851-7061
www.nasagym.com

Peak Gymnastics
1725 Garrett St., Enumclaw, 98022
360-825-7325
www.peakgymnastics.com

Seattle Gymnastics Academy
Three Seattle locations: Lake City, Ballard, Columbia City
206-362-7447
www.seattlegymnastics.com

Yelm Gymnastics Center
307 Creek St. S.E., Yelm, 98597
360-400-1988
www.yelmgymnastics.com

ICE CREAM AND OTHER TREATS

Cocoa & Cream (offers a party room)
3210 1/2 W. McGraw St., Seattle, 98199
206-299-2254
www.cocoaandcream.net

Coffee to a Tea With Sugar (cupcakes)
4541 California Ave. S.W., Seattle, 98116
206-937-1495
www.sugarrushbakingcompany.com

Cupcake Royale (traveling ice cream/cupcake carts and sprinkle parties)
Six locations in Seattle and Bellevue
206-883-7656 
www.cupcakeroyale.com

Elizabeth and Alexander’s English Tea Room
23808 Bothell Everett Hwy., Bothell, 98021
425-489-9210
http://elizabethandalexander.com

Full Tilt Ice Cream (offers pinball and arcade games)
Four Seattle locations: White Center, Columbia City, U-District, Ballard
www.fulltilticecream.com

Fun Times Ice Cream (delivery)
425-971-0402
www.funtimesicecream.com

Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream
Four Seattle locations and an ice cream truck
www.mollymoonicecream.com/truck

Moonie Icy Tunes (delivery)
425-223-1890
www.moonieicytunes.com

One Hour Parties (delivery) 
206-402-6425
www.onehourparties.com

Queen Mary Tea Room
2912 N.E. 55th St., Seattle, 98105
206-527-2770
www.queenmarytea.com

Trophy Cupcakes (offers party room in Wallingford)
Three locations in Seattle and Bellevue 
206-632-7020
www.trophycupcakes.com

INDOOR FUN AND GAMING

Blue Highway Games
2203 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle, 98109
206-282-0540
www.bluehighwaygames.com

Family Fun Center
7300 Fun Center Way, Tukwila, 98188
7212 220th St. S.W., Edmonds, 98026
425-228-7300 (Tukwila), 425-774-4263 (Edmonds)
www.fun-center.com

GameTruck (traveling)
888-602-4263
www.gametruckparty.com/seattle

Gameworks
1511 7th Ave., Seattle, 98101
206-521-0952
www.gameworks.com

iFLY Seattle (indoor skydiving)
349 Tukwila Pkwy., Tukwila, 98188
206-244-4359
www.iflyseattle.com

Odyssey I
2310 W. Mildred, Suite 110, Tacoma, 98466
253-444-6561
www.odyssey-1.com

Sandbox Sports
5955 Airport Way S., Seattle, 98108
206-624-2899
http://sandboxsports.net/private-parties

The Valley Athletic Club 
2833 Tumwater Valley Drive, Tumwater, 98501
360-352-3400
www.valleyac.com

WhirlyBall of Washington
23401 Hwy. 99, Edmonds, 98026
425-672-3332
www.whirlyball.net

The YMCA 
(find your neighborhood location)
www.ymca.net/find-your-y

MOVIE THEATERS

Regal Cinemas 
(find your neighborhood location)
www.regmovies.com/Theatres/Birthday-Parties

The Edmonds Theater
415 Main St., Edmonds, 98020
425-778-4554
http://theedmondstheater.com

MUSEUMS

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
17th Avenue Northeast and Northest 45th Street, Seattle, 98195
206-543-5590
www.washington.edu/burkemuseum

Children’s Museum of Tacoma
1501 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 98402
253-627-6031
www.childrensmuseumoftacoma.org

Hands On Children’s Museum
414 Jefferson St. N.E., Olympia, 98501
360-956-0818
www.hocm.org

Imagine Children’s Museum
1502 Wall St., Everett, 98201
425-258-1006
www.imaginecm.org

Kids Discovery Museum
301 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge Island, 98110 
206-855-4650
www.kidimu.org

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
4091 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue, 98006
425-637-8100
www.kidsquestmuseum.org

Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave. N., Seattle, 98109
206-443-2001
www.pacificsciencecenter.org

Seattle Children’s Museum
305 Harrison St., Seattle, 98109
206-441-1768
www.thechildrensmuseum.org

The Museum of Flight
9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, 98108
206-764-5706
www.museumofflight.org

NATURE

Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue, 98005
206-443-2925
www.pacificsciencecenter.org/Mercer-Slough/families-groups.html

Tacoma Nature Center
1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, 98405
253-591-6439
www.metroparkstacoma.org

PARTY SUPPLIES

Archie McPhee
1300 N. 45th St., Seattle, 98103
206-297-0240
www.archiemcpheeseattle.com

Birthday Kits for Kids
www.birthdaykitsforkids.com

Champion Party Supply
124 Denny Way, Seattle, 98109
206-284-1980
www.championparty.com

Display & Costume
11201 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle, 98125
206-362-4810
5209 Evergreen Way, Everett, 98203
425-353-3364
6000 E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. S.E., Suite B, Issaquah, 98029
425-392-3777
www.displaycostume.com

Everything Party
17181 Redmond Way, Redmond, 98052
425-861-0567
721 N. Landing Way, Renton, 98057
425-282-0890
www.everythingparty.com

Party City
Locations in Kent, Olympia, Federal Way, Bellevue, Woodinville, Everett and Tukwila
www.partycity.com

PUPPETS

Have Story Will Travel
206-784-0704
www.dancingleaves.com/havestory

Shaver Marionettes
425-458-6558
www.shavermarionettes.com

Thistle Theatre
6344 N.E. 74th St., Suite 103, Seattle, 98115
206-524-3388
www.thistletheatre.org

Zambini Brothers
206-940-0821
www.zambinibrothers.com

ROLLER AND ICE SKATING

Castle Ice Arena
12620 164th Ave. S.E., Renton, 98059
425-254-8750
www.castleice.com

Comcast Community Ice Rink
2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett, 98201
425-322-2629
www.comcastarenaeverett.com

Highland Ice Arena
18005 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline, 98133
206-546-2431
www.highlandice.com

Lynnwood Bowl & Skate
6210 200th St. S.W., Lynnwood, 98036
425-778-3133
www.bowlandskate.com

Lynnwood Ice Center
19803 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, 98036
425-640-9999
www.lynnwoodicecenter.com

Pattison’s West
34222 Pacific Hwy. S., Federal Way, 98003
253-838-7442
www.pattisonswest.com

Skate King
2301 140th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, 98005
425-641-2047
http://bellevueskateking.homestead.com

Skateland
2725 12th Ave. N.E., Olympia, 98506
360-352-9943
www.skatelandolympia.com

Sprinker Recreation Center & Ice Arena
14824 S. C St., Tacoma, 98444
253-798-4000
www.sprinker.org

Tiffany’s Skate Inn
1113 N. Meridian, Puyallup, 98371
253-848-1153
www.tiffanysskateinn.com

SCIENCE

Mad Science
425-556-0800
www.madscience.org/kingcounty

Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave. N., Seattle, 98109
206-443-2001
www.pacificsciencecenter.org

SPORTS, PROFESSIONAL

Everett AquaSox
Memorial Stadium
3802 Broadway, Everett, 98201
425-258-3673
www.aquasox.com

Everett Silvertips
Comcast Arena
2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett, 98201
425-252-5100
www.everettsilvertips.com

Explosion Basketball
Monroe Sports Arena
17001 Tester Road, Monroe, 98272
425-329-2255
www.explosionbasketball.net

Rat City Rollergirls
KeyArena
305 Harrison St., Seattle, 98109
www.ratcityrollergirls.com

The Seattle Mariners
Safeco Field
1516 1st Ave. S., Seattle, 98134
http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com

Seattle Seahawks
Qwest Field
800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle, 98134
www.seahawks.com

Seattle Sounders FC
Qwest Field
800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle, 98134
www.soundersfc.com

Seattle Storm
KeyArena
305 Harrison St., Seattle, 98109
206-217-9622
www.wnba.com/storm

Seattle Thunderbirds
ShoWare Center
625 W. James St., Kent, 98032
253-239-7825
www.seattlethunderbirds.com

Tacoma Rainiers
Cheney Stadium
2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, 98405
253-752-7707
www.tacomarainiers.com

SWIMMING

Bellevue Aquatic Center
601 143rd Ave. N.E., Bellevue, 98007
425-452-4444
www.bellevuewa.gov/aquatic_center.htm

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center
606 S.W. 116th St., Seattle, 98146
206-588-2297
www.evergreenpool.org

Federal Way Community Center
876 S. 333rd St., Federal Way, 98003
253-835-6900 
http://itallhappenshere.org/swim-schedule.html

Fife Swim Center
5410 20th St. E., Fife, 98424
253-922-7665
http://cityoffife.org

Forest Park Swim Center
802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett, 98203
425-257-8309
www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=1083

Henry Moses Aquatic Center (outdoor/seasonal)
1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton, 98057
425-430-6780
http://rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=190

Juanita Aquatics Center
10601 N.E. 132nd St., Kirkland, 98034
425-936-1627
www.juanitaaquatics.com

Julius Boehm Pool
50 S.E. Clark St., Issaquah, 98027
425-837-3350
www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=793

Kent Meridian Pool
25316 101st Ave. S.E., Kent, 98030
253-854-9287
www.kmp.moonfruit.com

Lynnwood Pool
18900 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood, 98036
425-670-5732 
www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us/parks

Mary Wayte Pool
8815 S.E. 40th, Mercer Island, 98040
206-588-1117 
www.mercerislandpool.com

McCollum Park Pool (outdoor/seasonal)
600 128th St. S.E., Everett, 98204
425-357-6036 
www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Parks

Metro Parks Tacoma Pools (two indoor and two outdoor pools)
253-305-1000
www.metroparkstacoma.org/pools-spraygrounds

Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion Swimming Pool
5303 228th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace, 98043
425-776-9173
www.cityofmlt.com/cityServices/recreation/indoorPool/indoorPool.htm

Peter Kirk Pool (outdoor/seasonal)
340 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, 98033
425-587-3335 
www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/parks/Aquatics/Peter_Kirk_Pool.htm

Redmond Pool
17535 NE 104 St., Redmond, 98052
425-883-4422
www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/RedmondPool

Safe N Sound Swimming
2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle, 98109
2115 N.W. Poplar Way, Issaquah, 98027 
206-285-9279
www.snsswim.com

Seattle Parks and Recreation Swimming Pools (eight indoor and two outdoor pools)
206-684-4075
www.seattle.gov/parks/pools.asp

Shoreline Pool
19030 1st Ave. N.E., Shoreline, 98155 
206-801-2650
www.cityofshoreline.com/index.aspx?page=141

Tukwila Pool
4414 S. 144th St., Tukwila, 98168
206-267-2350
http://www.tukwilawa.gov/recreation/recpool.html

Washington Cathedral Pool
12300 Woodinville Redmond Road N.E., Redmond, 98052
425-869-5433
www.wacathedral.org

Yost Pool (outdoor/seasonal)
9535 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds, 98020
425-771-1346
www.ci.edmonds.wa.us/yost_aquatics.stm

THEATRE

Seattle Children’s Theatre
201 Thomas St., Seattle, 98109
206-859-4054
www.sct.org/birthdayparties


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Jamtown Hand-On Musical Birthdays!

Follow Jamtown John on a musical journey around the globe with rhythm instruments from 4 continents. Kids and parents play drums and instruments while following the conductor ~ and they can take a turn at conducting too!

45 min. - 90 min.
ages 3 to ?

Prices based on party size, location and birthday wishes! Our Play Space located in Lake City is a great option too!

Always reasonable!

John Hayden
Jamtown
www.jamtown.com
206 632 9136

Posted by John Hayden on Mar 03, 2011

Hi. I would like to suggest Kids' Korner & Candy Shoppe as one of your birthday venues. Animals (to be stuffed upon purchase), of all kinds are available. There are two sizes available, 8" and 16". Each child will pick an animal and/or an outfit to take home with them. It's fun.

EDITOR'S NOTE: It's been added, thanks for the lead!

Posted by Brenda M. Klein on Mar 16, 2011

Lynnwood Bowl and Skate (www.bowlandskate.com) just finished building an indoor climbing wall for kids. Right now they don't have birthdays in there, but I hear they're going to be offering that soon. It's pretty awesome: black lights, spinning lights, neon glowing hand holds, music. And it's only about 8 feet high, so no ropes required! smile

Posted by Katie on May 10, 2011

Metropolitan Gymnastics
6822 S 190th St
Kent, WA 98032
425-282-5010
www.metropolitangym.com

Posted by Nicole on Sep 13, 2011

Tinkerbelly Dance Parties; a unique dance party with dress up, crafts,upbeat middle eastern music and dancing with a bellydance theme. The kids have a blast!

Party time is approximately 1-2 hours.

Prices are based on size, location and customizing your party.

Holly .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
206- 783-0496

Posted by Holly Simonton on Sep 14, 2011

Sandbox Sports Seattle is a fun indoor beach! http://sandboxsports.net/private-parties/

Posted by Joanne on Dec 07, 2011

This is the most awesome list of kids party ideas for Seattle that I have ever seen. Nice work!! Thank you!!

Posted by Rachelle on Jan 05, 2012

Seattle Bouldering Project has great parties for kids!

Posted by Joanna on Jan 09, 2012

What a list! Thanks for all the work you have done to write this article.

Posted by Jen on May 14, 2012

I booked Fun Times ice cream truck 3 weeks before my son's birthday party. I advised them 30-50 people when I made the reservation. 3 days before the party they emailed me to advise they don't do parties that small and that they booked a car show for the same day a few days ago (weeks after booking mine).

She recommended I call Moonies Ice Cream truck and I am so thankful she did. They were amazing. I wish I hadn't wasted my time with Fun Times. If you are looking for an ice cream truck - start with Moonies, NOT with Fun Times.

Posted by Abbie on Jul 25, 2012

I would like to suggest Alki Party Treasures for party supplies. They are online only but based in Seattle. I've always received my products next day and they have some really cute themes that you can't get at Party City. They are also very green with eco-friendly products vegetable based chalk, paints, crayons.

http://alkipartytreasures.com

http://www.facebook.com/AlkiPartyTreasures

Posted by Sue Anderson on Feb 21, 2013

Blue Ribbon Cooking School has several different formats for kids hands-on cooking birthday parties. They have ideas for themes and are happy to create a menu around a child's idea for thier own theme.

Posted by Seppo Farrey on Mar 25, 2013

Spirit's Party Barn in Puyallup

http://www.spiritspartybarn.com/

Posted by Josey Schaub on Apr 09, 2013

We love Young at Art on Fauntleroy in West Seattle. Lots of arts and crafts and then there's the Splatter Wall, which my two year old LOVES! They do Birthday Parties! Tell your friends NOT to dress their kids up - you'll want messy playtime clothes. Super fun!

Posted by Larissa Wilson on Apr 14, 2013

Cake Cravings, offering custom cakes in the Seattle area for all occasions. Check out our facebook.com page - Cake Cravings 13.

Posted by Cake Cravings on May 08, 2013

Had my sons 11th Birthday party at Edgeworks Climbing Gym. Great staff and environment. The kids had a blast. We didn't want to do the same old thing, so this was a great alternative to the regular birthday party.

http://www.edgeworksclimbing.com/parties.html

Posted by Mayumi on May 08, 2013

There is an absolutely great place in Kenmore missing on the list, it's called Great Play of Northshore Seattle and among other kids activities, it does amazing birthday parties..

http://www.greatplay.com/locations/northshore/

Posted by Svetla on May 22, 2013

Bellevue Art Museum is also missing from the list and we were just there last weekend for a great birthday party - the kids painted, had a tour of the museum and then cake, etc..It is not immediately visible on their website though, it takes some digging. I highly recommend it. thank you

http://www.bellevuearts.org/education/workshop.html

Posted by Svetla on May 22, 2013

Another gem i recently discovered because of a birthday party invitation was Canvas in Kirkland,

http://canvaskirkland.com/index.php?i=kids-parties

The place, ambiance, staff, everything was great. I highly recommend it.

Posted by Svetla on May 22, 2013

Jamtown is the best at providing an engaging, multicultural music experience. I had 20 kids of all ages and he kept all of them including parents fully engaged with exciting musical activities and instruments.

Posted by Olga Bertrand on Jun 08, 2013

2BU Beauty does custom spa parties for girls of all ages. From Tiaras and boas to glitter tattoos, it is so much fun. They come to your house or hotel and can do anything from hair to makeup, glitter tattoos to manicures and pedicures, facials and more. From Red Carpet themes to pampered princess parties, they create a really fun event your your daughters!

Posted by Jo Ollila on Jun 21, 2013

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