West Michigan Birthday Party Guide

Birthday Party Planning Just Got Less Complicated

Use our Grand Rapids Kids’ Birthday Party Guide for stress-free, birthday fun!

Is your child’s birthday approaching? Before you spend hours upon hours party planning, check out our roundup of West Michigan local birthday venues, entertainers and suppliers.

Our West Michigan Birthday Party Guide features fun options for kids of all ages. Are you celebrating your baby’s big first birthday? Or maybe you have your teen’s Sweet Sixteen coming up! Browse all the options below and you’re sure to find the perfect birthday venue for your child of any age.

Need gift inspiration? Check out our Clever Birthday Gift Experiences for Preschoolers or Gift Experience Ideas for Grand Rapids Kids.

*The following are sponsored listings.

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Craig’s Cruisers

Craig’s Cruisers is West Michigan’s home for family fun – celebrate your child’s special day with us! We offer two exciting Birthday Party Packages that will put a smile on the face of your birthday boy/girl. Packages rates range from $14.99 to $16.99 per person.

Your guests will enjoy our 3-hour buffet! Our menu provides something for everyone, offerings include our full salad bar, pastas, roasted chicken, pizzas (we even offer gluten and dairy free pizzas), dessert and Pepsi products. All your guests can eat and drink for up to 3 hours!

Birthday packages include a designated party space for an hour and a half (package options include either a private room or a reserved table). Gather your guests together for food and birthday gifts! You are welcome to bring your own cake and table decorations!

Your birthday party package also includes access to our fun attractions! (Quantity of attractions is dependent upon the package purchased, please see our website). We have five indoor attractions and four outdoor attractions, rain or shine your party will be a blast! Attractions include: Indoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Ropes Course, Frog Hopper, Outdoor Go-Karts, Kiddie Karts, Bumper Boats and Mini-Golf. *Outdoor attractions are weather permitting.

Last, but not least, is our huge video arcade! We offer a variety of video games and the chance to win tickets! Your guests can take their tickets to the Pit Stop Prize Shop and bring the fun home! Video credit amount is based on the package you choose.

This is just the beginning of a Craig’s Cruisers Birthday Party. Gather your friends and family to make memories ‘where the fun never ends.’ Book today!


5730 Clyde Park Ave. SW | Wyoming, MI 49509


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Koetsier's Garden

Koetsier’s Greenhouse

We want to party with YOU!

We have birthday party activities for your birthday kid to enjoy! In the Spring/Summer (April-July), we have succulent, edible herb, and fairy garden parties. Switch gears in to the Fall (October), we have birthday parties focused on fall family fun including inflatables, corn cribs, pedal tractors, pumpkin painting, donuts and cider, and more! We want to celebrate with YOU and make your child’s birthday the best one yet!

Email us at [email protected] to get your party started!


1601 Spaulding Ave | Grand Rapids, MI 49546


The Mud Room

The Mud Room

The Mud Room is a DIY Art Studio for all ages and a favorite party spot!

They first opened their doors in Ada in 1996 and soon became a popular creative destination; including being voted Top Art Class/Studio for Kids in the 2016 Grandtastic Awards. Check out their new larger studio at Knapp’s Corner featuring a semi-private Party Room!

Their 20 years of experience will ensure a FUN party for the kids and an EASY experience for you! The Mud Room offers a variety of affordable Party Packages or choose from their Art a la Carte menu. Customers can select from a variety of creative activities including:

* Pottery Painting
* Glass Fusing
* Potters Wheel
* Clay Sculpture
* Canvas Painting

Call the studio at 616-259-7269 to plan your next party!


1971 E Beltline Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525


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Flees Martial Arts

When your child’s friends and classmates receive invitations to his or her Black Belt Karate birthday party, they know right away that big-time fun is in store! Anticipation builds as party time approaches. When the big day finally arrives and they show up in droves, they’ll find their hopes and expectations fulfilled with an exciting Karate class, spectacular Martial Arts moves (much like they’ve seen in cartoons and movies), lots of laughs, and a memorable good time for all. All the details about the party are available on the website.

Black Belt Birthday Parties are $347 but for grkids.com readers you will save $50 when you book online using coupon code GRKIDS! Do not delay! Request your party date today as parties do book up to a year in advance!


1621 Leonard St NE | Suite A | Grand Rapids, MI 49505



West Michigan Whitecaps

Celebrate a birthday Whitecaps-style by enjoying a party at Fifth Third Ballpark. Fans of all ages will remember this birthday party for years!

The Birthday Party package includes the following:

  • 12 reserved seat tickets
  • “First Pitch” during pre-game ceremony
  • A crowd rendition of “Happy Birthday” during the game
  • 12 souvenir items – choice of baseballs, minibats, foam fingers or team card sets (after June 1 only)
  • Autographed baseball from a Whitecaps player
  • Name on scoreboard
  • A special mascot appearance
  • Your choice of dessert


4500 West River Dr. NE | Comstock Park, MI 49321


Kroc Center

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

The Kroc Center is a perfect place for your next birthday party! You’ll receive access to a party room, recreation areas like the Aquatic Center, and more. You can keep your party simple, or add on pizza and other extras to enhance the experience!

Swim Party Cost: $170 (up to 20 guests)
Float in a tube on our river, take a trip down the waterslide, play some aqua basketball – our Swim Party gives kids a water park experience any time of year in our indoor Aquatics Center. Everyone will leave happy (and tired!)

We have party times on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Give us a call to learn more!


  • 2 hours of access to a private party room and the Aquatics Center
  • Attendant to greet you, set up and clean up
  • Bring your own food and decorations, or let us help by adding on to your party package!

QUESTIONS? Email our Party Team at [email protected], or call the Birthday Party Hotline at 616.588.7200, ext 2035


2500 S. Division | Grand Rapids, MI




STRESS FREE PARTIES: our friendly & enthusiastic staff will keep the fun going. Gymco has 36 years of experience with parties for kids of all ages, and we’re known for awesome, active parties!

OUR PARTY PACKAGE INCLUDES EVERYTHING: Gymco parties are 2 hours of fun including: 75 minutes games & activities – plus 45 minutes for food & gifts. We do all the work, and provide paper products in your favorite color and helium balloons.

BE PART OF THE FUN – OR SIT BACK AND WATCH: adults are welcome to participate, or sit back and let us direct the party for you, it’s up to you!

IT’S EASY TO RESERVE YOUR PARTY: Birthday party dates fill up fast, so schedule your party two months in advance. Give us a call and reserve your spot today! Or check out our website for more information.


2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546



Karin’s Horse Connection

A birthday party on horseback? No problem at Karin’s Horse Connection! You bring the kids and the cake and we’ll supply the horses and fun!

We begin by introducing you to the world of horses and ponies, learning about their nature and how to be safe around them. Then we establish a relationship with the horses by brushing and learning fun facts. After that, we tack up the horses together and strap on our riding helmets – It’s time to ride! We offer a wide range of horse related activities and games including a contest with the miniature horse, learning to lead a horse, riding in the arena or out on the trail, and of course feeding your horse a treat! You can even try your hand at equestrian vaulting on our stationary and mechanical barrels! We have a beautiful indoor riding arena and a heated viewing room for cake and opening presents. So rain, snow or shine, the party is on!

The basic party package offers two hours with one horse for six participants ages two and up; with the option of adding additional participants and horses.

Schedule your party today as spots fill up fast! Call 616-570-1106 or email [email protected].


8001 Patterson Ave SE | Caledonia, MI 49316



Catch Air

Catch Air is the ideal place for your child’s birthday party! Our party coordinators take care of all of the details so you can have fun with your child, playing on, and climbing in, all of the amazing toys in a clean, safe and fun environment! Party packages start as low as $149!


2978 28th Street SE | Grand Rapids MI 49512




Invite your friends to celebrate your big day with you at R-Athletics!

You will spend 50 minutes in the gym doing age-appropriate gymnastics circuits, obstacle courses, in-ground trampoline, tumble-track, foam pits & parachutes, open gym time and much more!

PLUS…40 minutes in the R-Athletics party room where we provide the bright decorations, paper products, fun party atmosphere, goody bags for you and your guest that include a FREE Open Gym Pass and MORE!


2845 Thornhills Ave | Grand Rapids, MI 49546


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Holland Community Aquatic Center

Make your child’s next birthday party one to remember at Holland Community Aquatic Center! Our party package includes one hour in a private party room, admission for 15 people, and a t-shirt for the birthday kid.

The Aquatic Center is open year-round, 7 days per week, and includes: The Splash Zone (indoor water park), 150-foot Water Slide, Diving Boards, Water Cannons, a Vortex Pool and MORE!


550 Maple Ave | Holland, MI 49423


Hudsonville Lanes

Hudsonville Lanes

We offer three different birthday party packages that can be customized to fit your needs and desires. We also offer a family friendly atmosphere (No Bar) that you’ll surely appreciate. So you just bring the kids, we’ll supply the weatherproof fun and do the cleanup!!!

See our website www.hudsonvillelanes.com for a full description and costs. (We have no minimum or maximum number of children requirements). Afternoon, evening, and weekend times are available. Bumpers are available on EVERY lane. Ramps are also available for those who need them.

Contact us at 616-669-9380 to reserve your party spot!!


5775 Balsam Dr | Hudsonville, MI 49426



Rebounderz Extreme Fun Center

Activities for all ages!

Our trampoline attractions include:

  • Open Jump Arena
  • Basketball Slam
  • 6-Lane Foam Pit
  • Dodge Ball

Other fun attractions include:

  • Extreme Jump Tower
  • Human Foosball
  • Obstacle Course
  • Arcade
  • Jump Pillow (for 42″ and under)
  • Inflatable Slide

Other features include:

  • Full Service Cafe with lots of seating
  • Parent Lounge area
  • Big Screen TV’s
  • Free WiFi

Our standard birthday packages include:

  • 2.5 Hour Party for up to 10 jumpers
  • 1.5 hours of open jump time
  • Pizza and Drinks
  • Arcade Cards
  • T-shirt for the Guest of Honor

Optional birthday items include:

  • Packages for up to 15 and 20 jumpers
  • Private Themed Party rooms with Dedicated Party Hosts
  • Unlimited Jump Day Pass option at conclusion of party

Open Jump Time and Special Events (Church Youth Groups, School Parties, Sports Team Parties, Company Parties, Fundraisers, etc) along with Birthday Parties are available 7 days/week.


7500 Cottonwood | Jenison, MI 49428


Sky Zone

Sky Zone

Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park with trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you awesome, healthy fun. We’ve been voted the “best party ever.” Experience WOW – the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes.

We are dedicated to providing you with the pure joy that comes with flying. We are sky lovers, thrill seekers and people who believe that jumping is freedom. We believe fitness can be fun and play can be smart. We are healthy and bursting with energy. We fly high and keep it safe. We are Sky Zone.


3636 29th Street SE | Kentwood, MI 49512




Come celebrate your birthday like an All-Star at MVP!  Play your favorite sport, splash in the pool, enjoy a game of dodge ball or parachute play and eat with your closest friends! MVP offers an ACTIVE FUN birthday party experience that is sure to make your next party a hit!


4035 Burton St. SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546



Grand Rapids Gymnastics

Let GRG throw you a party the kids will flip over!
We will provide fun and exciting games, activities, pit time, gymnastics, and more!


• Two hours of fun
• We provide table cloths and paper products and will take care of clean-up after your party
• Water bottles filled with gifts to take home gift for ALL party kids
• Birthday child receives GRG t-shirt

• $180 – First 10 kids (members)
• $200 – First 10 kids (non-members)

Want more guests? Not a problem! Just pay $5.00 for each extra participant – no charge for those just watching.


1601 Galbraith Ave | Grand Rapids, MI 49546


Terry Hall Roller Rink

Tarry Hall Roller Rink

Tarry Hall birthday parties offer the best in roller skating fun. We offer a clean, family friendly environment for your private birthday party.


3330 Fairlanes SW | Grandville, MI 49418


Arts and Carafes

Arts and Carafes Studio

Arts & Carafes Studio is an ‘art as entertainment’ company in Grand Rapids.

Our seasoned artists lead you step-by-step through an acrylic painting of your choosing. Join us for a regular scheduled session or book a private event. Our private events are perfect for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, team-building events, family reunions, holiday parties or fundraisers! You choose the painting and we provide the fun! Our private event room is perfect for your next celebration! We also offer “Mom & Me” paint sessions, Paint & Learns with the J.B Zoo and open paint.

See our calendar of events for your next adventure!


2675 East Paris Ave | Suite E | Grand Rapids, MI 49546


Princess Ballerina Parties

Princess Ballerina Parties is an event service provider that creates a magical day for children. All packages include a live dance class and princess theme activities, and can be customized for your party. Ages: 2-10.




John Ball Zoo

Looking for a great location to host your little critter’s birthday? Let them go wild at the John Ball Zoo! Kids will have a roaring good time.

Choose the party package that best suits your needs.


1300 West Fulton | Grand Rapids, MI 49504


radiant sportz

Radiant Sportz

Join us at Radiant Sportz for a great party without the hassle. Specializing in gymnastics, ninja, and obstacle parties. We provide all the paper products, the coaches, private and semi private gym time, and a gift for the birthday child. Party packages based on number of guests. Call for more information 616-447-7841.


2356 Turner Ave | Grand Rapids, MI 49544


 ART Engage Creation Station

The Art Engage Creation Station is where creativity rules! Paint on canvas, make a craft, build with 65,000 LEGOs and more! We are Michigan’s premier STEAM focused creativity center. Dig for dinosaur bones, crawl through caves, shoot a giant Angry Birds slingshot, construct marble runs and make glow in the dark art. We also have gears, hex bugs, funhouse mirrors, optical illusions and more! The creativity never ends! Come make something cool.


3150 Plainfield Ave NE,  Suite B3 | Grand Rapids, MI 49525


Jesters Court

Jester’s Court

Our parties are full of climbing, bouncing, sliding, and jumping fun for kids 12 years-old and younger. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the party while we do all the set-up and clean-up. We offer a variety of party packages accommodating up to 50 children. If your party exceeds 50 children, a private party might be more suited for your larger group.

Experience Jester’s Court for your next birthday party venue. With four packages to choose from and the ability to add upgrades to any package, you can fully customize your party.


3707 Northridge Dr NW | Grand Rapids, MI  49544


Teusink's Pony Farm

Teusink’s Pony Farm

Your private birthday tour will take you to five different activities. You will enjoy a pony ring ride, a hayride, feeding the sheep and goats, petting the barn animals, and a trip through the hay maze. The tour will last an hour and fifteen minutes. Then you can finish your celebration or gathering at our outdoor picnic area.


1468 W 32nd Street | Holland, MI 49423



Dave and Buster’s

We make planning a piece of cake!

Dave & Buster’s Kentwood is the ONLY place to Eat, Drink, Play, and PARTY! Dave & Buster’s kids birthday parties are perfect for all ages. With kid-friendly food to keep them fueled for fun and hundreds of games in our Million Dollar Midway, there’s something for everyone. We’ll do the work – they’ll have a blast!

Book online or call a planner 877-693-2632 today!”


3660 28th St SE | Kentwood, MI 49512


the fun spot

The Fun Spot Roller Skating

We love making memories, not stress! Enjoy a no-hassle birthday party at The Fun Spot. A hostess will make your birthday a success, from managing your party’s schedule to cutting the birthday cake. We want you to focus on spending time with your child on their special day.

Our Full-Service Birthdays are 2 hours and include 10 participants (extra spots can be added). Choose from the 4 birthday packages on our website. If you’re inviting a crowd, check out our Private Birthdays!

Enter Promo Code: GRKIDS to get a $10.00 discount on a Full Service Birthday!

Call today at 616-534-8106 (Kentwood) or 616-878-7100 (Byron Center).


Kentwood Location | 14 52nd St. SE | Kentwood, MI 49548
Byron Center Location | 3651 84th St. SW | Byron Center, MI 49315


By | 2017-06-14T15:40:55+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: Birthday Parties, Play Fun|8 Comments

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  1. jen June 24, 2017 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Does anyone know a magician or party entertainer for toddler’s/children’s party?

  2. Lisa January 28, 2017 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Dave and Busters are the ones for me have been going there since the past two years for my daughter’s 2nd and 3rd birthday. Am not too much into experimenting but your list has tempted me to experiment this year.

  3. Megan Welsh January 24, 2017 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Joanne Fabrics have birthday parties too. $125 up to 8 kids. You come in some day before the party and pick out one craft for them all to do. You can also bring in cupcakes without icing and they provide frosting and cupcake decorations.

  4. Sai Bharath January 6, 2017 at 1:56 am - Reply

    Hey nice ideas. I am looking for birthday party ides for having my daughter’s birthday party in 2nd week of Jan. These ideas are really helpful, thanks for sharing.

  5. amber peterson December 11, 2016 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Really need some suggestions for my son who will be 3 on Christmas. Im on disability with lil family. Dont need much just something fun w a cake. Somewhere around 28th st and the mall.

  6. Vanessa December 8, 2016 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I hired the Princess Ballerina person for my daughter’s birthday party and she was a no show. PLEASE be warned. It was awful!!! Luckily I did get my money back, but so not worth it for a highly disappointed 6 year old. 🙁

  7. Beth November 15, 2016 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Perfect timing!! My sons first birthday is at the end of December – thank you for ideas!!

  8. Ali October 30, 2016 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    I am just loving this website more and more! This first time mama and her 9 month old thank all those who work to make it happen!

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