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!

Visit The Mud Room and you’ll see why this creative studio is a favorite party spot. Their many years of experience will ensure a FUN party for the kids and an EASY experience for you! Keep your choices flexible with an Art a la Carte party, or choose from simple and affordable Party Packages designed for busy parents like you! Packages include artsy activities like Pottery Painting and the Potter’s Wheel.

The Mud Room has been voted the best for multiple Grandtastic Awards, and they will help anyone feel like an artist. Book their semi-private Party Room for your next birthday party, scout troop, bachelorette party, corporate retreat or family outing… it’s not just for kids! You can stop in during open studio hours and their friendly staff will be there with tips and inspiration to help you create a masterpiece of your own.

The Mud Room first opened its doors in Ada in 1996 and soon became a popular destination for those looking to get creative in West Michigan. They are now conveniently located at Knapp’s Corner and welcome all ages for parties, workshops and even more of the creative fun our readers have enjoyed for the past 22+ years!

1971 E Beltline Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 | 616-259-7269

“Took my son and daughter here ages 9 and 10 and we all loved it. Lots of pieces to choose from and very helpful staff around painting and process!!! We will be back!”


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.

Activity Centers

Activity Centers are beloved by kids with endless energy and various interests. There’s always something different to try, be it a trampoline, ninja course, bumper cars or dodgeball.

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 of the work. 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, we can fully customize your party.

3707 Northridge Dr NW | Grand Rapids, MI  49544 | 616-784-5437

Rebounderz is West Michigan’s Premier Family Entertainment Center. Conveniently located right in Jenison, Rebounderz is the perfect birthday party destination.

Our facility features the area’s largest Ninja Warrior Course with three different lanes to accommodate many different ability levels. Have a blast on any of our several trampoline activities, jump from the rafters off our Jump Xtreme Tower, and enjoy a game of Human Foosball. Your party may also be structured to include our full arcade with prizes as well as our Virtual Reality Experience!

Birthday party packages can be found here.

7500 Cottonwood Drive | Jenison, MI 49428 | 616-455-5600

AMPED REALITY offers exciting new options for Birthdays – Virtual Reality Parties for ages 6-18 & ROBOT Building & Decorating Parties for ages 5-8.

EVERYONE enjoys Virtual Reality – there are over 44 experiences, including multi-player options: be in MINECRAFT, swing like Spider-man, play Beat Saber, Superhot, Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja or Baby Hands, complete spy missions (like a virtual escape room), be in a DISNEY or Jurassic Park movie, Create 3-D art, or Explore with Google Earth!

Your party host will decorate your party room and provide the pizza and drinks. You bring the cake and ice cream and we clean-up! We’re flexible to ensure your satisfaction.

2923 28th St. SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49512 | 616-608-5508

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 St SE | Grand Rapids MI 49512 | 616-200-6956

The Fun Spot hosts “FUNtasically FUN birthday parties for your “best ever” celebration! Choose from one of our birthday party packages or create your own unique birthday celebration YOUR way. We offer public and private birthday parties with a variety of food and drink packages to choose from.  All parties are welcome to bring their own cake, ice cream, cupcakes, decorations, and balloons 

How about having the skating rink all to yourself on the best skating floor in town? And with your own Entertainment Specialist, Birthday Party Coach, lots of games, characters, and even a bounce house 

Come on into The Fun Spot – be our birthday celebrity guest and let us take care of the rest!  

14 52nd St | Kentwood, MI 49548 | 616-534-8106
3651 84th St SW, Byron Center, MI 49315 | 616-878-7100

Epic parties start ‘where the fun never ends!’

Craig’s Cruisers offers birthday packages that include both food and fun! Your guests will enjoy 3-hour access to our buffet. Choose from our full salad bar, pasta, breadsticks, pizza, gluten-free pizza (available upon request), meatballs, roasted chicken, mac-n-cheese, dessert pizza, cookies, ice cream, Pepsi products and more!

Celebrate rain or shine with over 120,000 square feet of indoor recreation.

Featured recreation:

  • Go-Karts
  • Laser Tag
  • Trampoline Park
  • Ninja Course
  • Cruiser Coaster
  • Arcade

Outdoor attractions include:

  • Go-Karts
  • Kiddie Karts
  • Mini-Golf
  • Bumper Boats.

Book your epic event online or give us a call!

5730 Clyde Park Ave. SW | Wyoming, MI 49509 | 616-530-2900

Altitude Trampoline Park

The results are in—everyone loves birthday parties at Altitude Trampoline Park!

A birthday party at Altitude Grand Rapids includes 2 hours of jumping on all that
our park has to offer – Full Access to the entire park!

Plus, a table for all the party guests, pizza for everyone and best of all, a party host to take care of the whole thing. Our party hosts do all of the work for you-from setup to cleanup and everything in between. Party parents can sit back and enjoy the party as much as the kids. Even better, they should get out and jump!

3495 Alpine Avenue Northwest | Walker, MI 49544 | 616-419-3146

Venues Where Kids can Move

Swimming, skating and laser tag are guarantees for big smiles and huge fun.

Playing laser tag as part of a birthday party, family outing, or corporate event is a fun and refreshing activity.

At BattleGR Tactical Games, we offer indoor laser tag in our Grand Rapids arena, and mobile laser tag that can be indoor or outdoor at your location. We have eight different objective-based games to keep everyone challenged.

Instead of giving a toy or something they will lose interest in why not give them a gift they won’t forget? With eight different objective-based laser tag games they will remember the experience that you gave them.

Our birthday parties are private party so don’t worry about playing with other guests. We take care of everything from food to cake to party favors and everything in between. All you do is come with your guests!

Don’t wait – book your party today!

4735 Lake Michigan Dr NW | Grand Rapids MI 49534 | 616-345-0698

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. You bring the kids, we’ll supply the weatherproof fun and do the cleanup!!!

See our website 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 to reserve your party spot!!

5775 Balsam Dr | Hudsonville, MI 49426 | 616-669-9380

Tarry Hall birthday parties are the best in roller skating fun. We offer a clean, family-friendly environment for your party. We offer both private parties and parties during our public skating sessions on the weekends. We have a party to fit your needs. We take the hassle out of entertaining your group and clean up when you’re done!

3330 Fairlanes Ave SW | Grandville, MI 49418 | 616-534-8235

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, a t-shirt for the birthday kid, and as much swim time as you can handle!

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 | 616-393-7595

Sports Fun

A sports-themed birthday is perfect for your little athlete or sports lover.

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

4035 Burton St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-575-6220

A Whitecaps Birthday Package is one of the best values you’ll find in West Michigan for your child’s next birthday party!

Each package includes 12 tickets, the opportunity to throw a ceremonial first pitch, 12 souvenir items, a crowd rendition of “Happy Birthday,” and a special delivery of donuts or cupcakes from Marge’s Donut Den from one of our mascots! Call 616-784-4131 to book your party.

PO Box 428| Comstock Park, MI 49321 | 616-784-4131

Grand Rapids Drive is the NBA G League Affiliate of the Detroit Pistons. Celebrate your birthday with us at the DeltaPlex Arena and receive 10 tickets, 10 souvenirs, a post game free throw shot, and basketball donuts from Marge’s Donut Den! Join us for an amazing, one-of-a-kind family-friendly experience at a reasonable price. High-flying, professional basketball is the perfect exciting opportunity!

40 Monroe Center Street NW | STE 201 | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 844-473-7483

Fun with Characters

Spend time with your child’s favorite character or enjoy an exciting character-themed party!

Fun Stuff Productions presents Dee Jay the Clown! Dee Jay the Clown is a graduate of the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Clown College. For more than 40 years, Dee Jay the Clown has entertained children with a blend of magic, juggling, balloon animals and audience participation. 

Also available for your party is The Balloon Guy / Jim Perry. The Balloon Guy is a master of twisting balloons into animals, flowers, swords and hats. 

Call Fun Stuff Productions for a party the kids will never forget.


Fairytale Entertainment

Fairytale Entertainment features the highest quality character party entertainment around. Our Princesses, Superheroes, Pirates, Fairies, Cartoon Characters and Galactic Heroes will add that magical element to your next birthday party or event.

Since 2006, we have provided over 18,000 character visits to parents, companies, celebrities and charities throughout Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. Our large local team of party specialists makes sure every element of your party is thought through and planned for. Our amazing cast ensures you won’t be left in tears with a cancellation call or low quality entertainment. We want to earn your trust…call us today!

560 76th St SW | Byron Center, MI 49315 | 616-278-0411

We are a party rental company providing themed sleepover tents, tea parties, and spa packages. We deliver, set-up, and pickup, taking the stress out of party planning. Leave the work to us, so you can enjoy the party. Themes include: Unicorn, LOL Surprise, Flamingo, Harry Potter, Boho, and so many more.


Located in Hastings MI, 49058 | 616-446-8160

Animals and Nature Party Ideas

Getting kids outdoors and close to animals for a party is a sweet way to celebrate your birthday boy or girl.

Looking for a great location to host you little critter’s birthday? Let them go wild at the John Ball Zoo, where they’ll have a roaring good time!

Variety of party packages to fit your needs. Plus, if you want to take your party to the next level – book an overnight birthday party!

1300 West Fulton | Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | 616-336-4300


You bring the kids and the cake and we’ll supply the horses and fun!

We introduce children to the world of horses and ponies, learning about their nature and how to be safe around them. After brushing them and learning fun facts, it’s time to ride!

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 & up (with the option of adding additional participants and horses).

**NEW in 2019: Deluxe Themed Parties!!  Choose from: Unicorn, Wild West, or Circus.  Watch our website for more info.

8001 Patterson Ave SE | Caledonia, MI 49316 | 616-570-1106

Teusink's Pony Farm

Your private birthday tour will take you to five different activities.  You will enjoy pony ring rides, 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 at our outdoor picnic area.

1468 W 32nd St | Holland, MI 49423 | 616-335-6226

Blandford Nature Center is a West Michigan community resource that focuses on nature conservation and wildlife preservation. The mission of Blandford is to empower and engage our community through enriching experiences in nature.

We offer affordable memberships at various levels, weekly family-friendly community programs, live rehabilitated animals, event rental spaces, seasonal camps for kids, educational field trips for students, a 2.5 acre working farm, annual festivals & events, and opportunities to volunteer and/or donate.

Blandford encourages all individuals to get their hands dirty in nature and come explore nature within the Grand Rapids area.

1715 Hillburn Ave NW | Grand Rapids, MI 49504 | 616-735-6240

Tumble and Soar with Gymnastics

I admit – the gymnastics parties have me a little jealous, because I haven’t been able to tumble like that in ages.

Celebrate your birthday at R-Athletics!

Gym time includes:
Obstacle courses, trampolines, foam pits, zip-line, rock-climbing wall, parachute games, and time in both gyms.
Party Room:
Choose your own decor with coordinating paper products, balloons, decorations, deluxe goody bags, and a custom name sign.

OR. . .

Choose one of our premium Themed Parties
Princess: gowns, crowns, up-dos, make up and a princess presentation, plus gym time
Glitz and Glamour: dress-up clothes and accessories, up-dos, make up, nails, a runway show, and gym time
Ninja: headbands, ninja missions, obstacle courses, zip-line and rope swing contests
LaserTag/Nerf Gun: team headbands, fort-building, target-shooting, laser contests, gym time

2845 Thornhills Ave | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-957-4900

Let GRG throw you a party the kids will flip over! Walk into our gymnastics center with only your food and drink and everything else is done for you. A parent’s birthday dream!

PARTY TIME includes table setting with paper products, balloon bouquets, medal for birthday child and party favors for each guest.

GYM TIME includes trampolines, obstacle courses, foam pits, climbing ropes, rings, parachute, games, gymnastics and more!

NINJA space available with warped wall, cannon ball alley, rock climbing wall, running steps, monkey bars and peg board!


1601 Galbraith Ave | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-975-2992

Want a stress-free, easy-to-plan birthday party, with lots of time to socialize with your guests and nothing to clean up? Looking for an active, super-fun party with games the kids will love?

Have your next party at Gymco! Let our friendly, experienced staff do all the work so you can enjoy your child’s special day. We’ll customize your party to suit the age of your guests and the size of your group. Birthdays are better at Gymco!

2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 | 616-956-0586

STEAM Party Ideas

A STEAM-focused birthday party gives kids a chance to collaborate and create something amazing.

LEGO-themed birthday parties rock!

Attendees celebrate the birthday child by building working models with LEGO engineering bricks!  Choose your theme: dragster, artsy project party, spinja ninja, airplane design, mini-putt putt, or design your own!

We come to you…we bring the bricks, you provide the imagination!

665 Krystal Kove NW | Grand Rapids, MI 49534 | 616-438-9993

More Birthday Party Venues and Entertainers

  • Al Munro | 616-241-5091
  • Brad Lancaster Entertainment | 616-243-5771
  • Dee Jay the Clown | 616-874-6844
  • Magic Bob & SuZie | 616-975-9988
  • Vander Wal Magic Shows | 616-204-0302
  • Fun Stuff Productions | 616-874-6844
  • Tom Plunkard Magic | 586-558-0108
  • PJ Weber Magic | 616-243-7469
  • Dave Storms Stormy the Magician | 616-558-8611
  • Maciek the Magician | 616-914-5755
  • Aaron Vande Wege (Mr. Picklehead) | [email protected]
  • Kevin Kammeraad | 616-364-5870
  • Mary’s Country Critters | 269-792-2929
  • La-La Land Facepainting | 231-755-8160 or 616-696-4237

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