Grand Rapids Birthday Party Places & Entertainers You’ll Want to Call for Your Next Bash

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Grand Rapids Birthday Party Planning Just Got Easier

Our Grand Rapids Kids’ Birthday Party Guide will help you plan the perfect birthday party this year.

Has planning your child’s birthday party got you feeling a little overwhelmed? Busy parents know that booking a local venue for your next birthday party can make all of the difference in the party planning process.

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You provide the guests for the party and they’ll provide the entertainment and fun. (And sometimes even the food and party favors!)

Our list of local birthday venues, entertainers and suppliers will take the stress out of birthday party planning this year!

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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, Potter’s Wheel, Wood Signs and Story Time.

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, mom’s night out, family date… it’s not just for kids! You can also 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 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 23+ years!

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

“Thank you for making my daughter’s birthday special. The girls had a lot of fun and the girl who ran the party was very knowledgeable and patient. She made sure that each of the girl’s pottery turned out. My daughter and I love The Mud Room and once every couple of months like to go there for a mother daughter day.”


Check out our list of Birthday Party venues below and don’t forget to use our Clever Birthday Gift Experiences for Preschoolers or Gift Experience Ideas for Grand Rapids Kids to find the perfect birthday gift.

*The following are sponsored listings.

Activity Centers

Trying to bust the boredom? Give your child and guests several options for fun by booking an Activity Center for your next birthday party.

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If you are looking for a stress-free birthday party option look no further! BattleGR takes care of all aspects of the birthday party from invitations, private play & party room to food, including cupcakes. We even have our party host service the food and make a birthday gift list.

For our Laser Tag Birthday party package we play different strategy games that keep everyone engaged and excited. You can come to us or we can come to you for Laser Tag and Archery Tag®! Look for our new location coming summer 2020!

Don’t wait – book your party today!


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

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 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

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Rebounderz is West Michigan’s Premier Family Entertainment Center. Conveniently located 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 some Laser Tag in our brand new arena! Birthday party packages can be found here.


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


AMPED  VIRTUAL 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

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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 and dairy free pizza is available upon request), roasted chicken, mac-n-cheese, cookies, ice cream, Pepsi products and more!

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

Featured Indoor offerings:
• Go-Karts
• Laser Tag
• Cruiser Coaster
• Virtual Reality
• Arcade

Outdoor offerings:
• Go-Karts
• Mini-Golf
• Zip Line
• Bumper Boats

Book your epic event online or give us a call!

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

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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

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

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Great Lakes Glow Golf is West Michigan’s premier indoor minigolf and home to the FREE PLAY arcade.

Our party packages are all inclusive with no hidden cost. Our party room will accommodate up to 24 guests comfortably. Book your event today.


3494 Plainfield Ave | Grand Rapids MI, 49525 | 616-279-2111

Venues Where Kids can Move

Keeping kids engaged and moving is easy at these birthday party venues. Let them bowl, skate, swim, compete in laser tag, or test their physical capabilities on a ropes course.

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Come celebrate your birthday like an All-Star at MVP Athletic 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 | 616-254-8800

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Looking for a fun or unique idea for your next party or celebration? Allegan Event is Michigan’s largest indoor ropes course and offers plenty of room for celebrations and groups, as well as endless adventurous activities for guests of all ages to explore, get active, and make lasting memories.

Allegan Event offers customizable party packages to fit your needs. Party packages include a birthday party shirt, choice of music playlist, reserved party space and host, personalized Megatron screen, disposable tableware and napkins, and access to the attractions of your choice. We plan, you party. It’s that simple!


439 River St | Allegan, MI 49010 | 269-430-3961

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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

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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

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Tarry Hall birthday parties 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 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

Sports Fun

Your sports enthusiast will love the chance to catch a game AND celebrate a birthday.


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

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A birthday with the Grand Rapids Drive will be a birthday your child will never forget!

The package includes 10 tickets, 10 souvenir items, a box of birthday donuts from Marge’s Donut Den, and an announcement over the PA with recognition on the videoboard.

The Grand Rapids Drive are the NBA G League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons.


40 Monroe Center St NW | STE 200 | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 844-473-7483

Celebrate With Your Favorite Character

Enjoy a character-themed party this year or better yet, have your child’s favorite character make a special appearance, for a party everyone will remember.

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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

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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

Animal Party Ideas

What could top a birthday party with tigers or ponies? These birthday party venues are the perfect option for your animal-loving child.

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Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo is a great place to visit with a group of any kind and any size! We work hard to provide a unique atmosphere that creates lasting memories with activities, animals, and entertainment for all ages.

Reserve a private site – we call them Party Pens – to party with your friends and family at the farm. Bring the whole “herd” out for your next celebration.

A Party Pen at the farm is the perfect space for birthday parties, special occasions, or just for the fun of it.


4180 W M-20 | New Era, MI 49446 | 231-861-5730

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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

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You bring the kids and 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 games, brushing the horses, 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 and up (with the option of adding additional participants and horses). Themed parties also available! Choose Unicorn, WildWest, or Explorer.


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

Tumble and Soar with Gymnastics

Cartwheels, flips and birthday cake, oh my! Gymnastic venues will give kids everything they need for a memorable party.

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Celebrate your birthday at R-Athletics!

Gym time includes:
Obstacle courses, trampolines, foam pits, 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, 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

Grand Rapids Gymnastics

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!

At GRG we run one party at a time. PARTY TIME includes table setting with paper products, balloon bouquets, medal for birthday child and party favors for each guest. Party theme can be anything you choose (princess, superhero, etc.).

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

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Celebrate your next Birthday with Rising Starz!

Birthday Parties are a BLAST at Rising Starz! Invite your friends and come play with us for your BIG DAY! At a Rising Starz we run only one Birthday Party at a time! That’s right…you get the whole gym to yourselves!

Party Packages available for small and large groups, the birthday child is ALWAYS FREE and all party guests receive a free open gym pass! Let us handle make your next birthday party stress free!

Rising Starz will also provide plates, cups, napkins, silverware and table cloths. You just need to bring the kids and the cake! Check out our website for more information.


943 West River Center Dr NE | Comstock Park, MI 49321 | 616-202-7953

Party Ideas Where Kids Can Learn

Let your guests play, create and learn, all at the same time.

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Celebrate your child’s special day in a playful way at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Your party package includes a private room for two hours, a birthday throne chair, plus all-day unlimited play for all of your guests.


11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616-235-4726

More Birthday Party Venues and Entertainers

  • Al Munro | 616-241-5091
  • Brad Lancaster Entertainment | 616-243-5771
  • Dave Storms – Stormy the Magician | 616-558-8611
  • Kevin Kammeraad | 616-581-5877
  • La-La Land Facepainting | 231-760-3114
  • Magic Bob & SuZie | 616-975-9988
  • Mary’s Country Critters | 269-792-2929
  • PJ Weber Magic | 616-243-7469
  • Tom Plunkard Magic | 586-558-0108
  • Vander Wal Magic Shows | 616-204-0302

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13 thoughts on “Grand Rapids Birthday Party Places & Entertainers You’ll Want to Call for Your Next Bash”

  1. I want to recommend a wonderful entertainment company, Fairytale Entertainment, that does the very best character visits I’ve ever seen!! The entertainers are all so talented and they are background checked to be safe around children! Fairytale Entertainment comes to your party location and takes over! Their characters are so professional, on time and bring so much happiness to the children they perform for! Check it out!

  2. Hello I’m looking for a good place for my sons 8th bday that doesn’t brake the bank he wanted to go one place but it’s partly price was too high for my budget.they are a very active bunch if anyone knows of coupons too that would also be a great help!

  3. I am trying to plan my daughters 5th birthday which is memorial day weekend. I understand the weather can be unpredictable, but hoping to find a fun park to have the party at. Any super fun parks in the Caledonia area to have a party at?

  4. Hello Everyone,

    I am one of the Owners of Once Upon a Tide Mermaid Entertainment. We provide mermaid entertainment for children’s birthday parties, events, book readings, corporate events and more in the West Michigan area!

    Check out our website for party prices, pictures and more!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 🙁

  10. 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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