The Best Birthday Party Options in Louisville

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Hey Louisville parents, are you planning a birthday party? Birthday parties are so important to our little ones. Here are some options to make your child’s birthday memorable while making it easy for you!

Birthday Parties in Louisville

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So, you are planning your child’s big day and you want to make it really special. Or, you want to try a new place. There are birthday party options for kids of all ages and interest. From nature to art, sports to DJs. There are also party options for every budget if you are looking for an inexpensive birthday party.

Please note, businesses change their party details and pricing all the time. Some of the information on this page may not be aligned with those changes. We update this post semi-annually. Thank you. 

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Birthday Parties in Louisville

 

Details below were obtained from the website of each venue for our Birthday Parties in Louisville list. It is the responsibility of the reader to confirm availability and pricing as offerings may be changed at any time. Thank you.



Animals

Honey Hill Farm Mobile Petting Zoo: Petting zoo and pony rides at your location.

Idlewild Butterfly Farm & Insectarium: Learn about, touch and hold unique bugs at your location. Contact for more details.

Louisville Equestrian Center: Custom party including activities such as pony rides, painting a live pony, hay jumps and more. Ages 10+.

Louisville Zoo: Indoor or outdoor party space, food and drink. Zoo admission and parking included. Add-ons available.

Lucky Cat Café – Parties that are just that….cats, kids, smiles. 

Martha’s Pony Rides: Birthday party pony rides at your location.

Purrfect Day Café – Private Pawties for interactions with the animals. 

Silly Safaris: Live animal show including featuring a variety of unique mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and giant bugs! Travels from Indianapolis to your location. **NOTE: current permitting is for Indiana only, so the party will need to be on that side of the river.

Wanaja Farm Pony Parties: Pony rides, crafts, painting a live horse, hay jumps and more.

Aerial Gym/Circus

Louisville Turners: Gymnastics and circus apparatus. Ages 5-12 or 13+.

Suspend: Aerial (silks, hoop, trapeze, rope, pole, aerial yoga), and ground-based (acro-balancing, juggling, dance, flow/hula-hooping) as well as combo parties.

Birthday Parties in Louisville

Birthday Parties in Louisville: Art/Painting

Abigail Academy: Parties for girls. Kitchen or craft related theme. Multiple packages available.

AR Workshop: Wood crafts and more for kids of all ages. 

Board & Brush – Sign workshops, you can have a private party. 

Jo-Ann: Craft party for ages 5-12.

Little Brushes at Pinot’s Palette: Studio or onsite parties for ages 5-12 or 13+.

Masterpiece Mixers: In-studio painting party.

Michaels: Craft parties available in several themes for ages 4-14.

Oldham County Arts Center: Maker, art, craft or painting party.

Paint Spot: Paint your own pottery- trinkets, figures, dishes, tiles and more.

Side by Side Studio: Custom Art or Craft Party in studio or at your site.

Silica Ceramic Studio: Pottery Painting party.

The Artist In You: Pottery Painting or Clay Handbuilding, ages 6+. Glass Party or Clay Wheel, ages 8+.

The Jewish Community Center: Several options including sports, circus/gym, artist, swim or tea party.

Whet Your Palette: Painting party at their studio or your site. Ages 5-15.

Baking/Cooking

Abigail Academy: Parties for girls. Kitchen or craft related theme. Multiple packages available.

MESA Kids Cooking school: Choose from sweet and savory options for a baking or cooking party. 

Beauty/Spa

Beauty in the Bus: Dress up fun, in a BUS!

Pink Julep Boutique: Bath bomb making and more with their beauty bar and interactive fun. 

Little Haven: Spa fun for your kids, they offer private parties. 

Birthday Parties in Louisville: Bowling

Clarksville Strike and Spare Family Fun Center: Traditional bowling party or ultimate package with bowling, roller skating, laser tag and bumper cars.

Executive Strike and Spare: Cosmic light show bowling party.

Fern Bowl: Traditional bowing party.

Fern Valley Strike and Spare: Traditional bowling party.

Ken Bowl or Dixie Bowl: Traditional bowling party.

Kingpin Lanes: Choose traditional bowling or Route 66 mini-bowling.

Main Event Entertainment: Choose from bowling, video games, laser tag, billiards, gravity ropes or a combo.

Round One: Bowling, arcade games and more.

Ten Pin Strike and Spare: Traditional bowling party. Cosmic bowling offered during select hours.

Building

The Home Depot Westport Rd.: Party room with building activity. Call store for details.

Dance/Music

All About Kids Sports Center Louisville: Various packages to choose from including gymnastics, dance, martial arts, open gym and swim.

Dance 502: Dance instruction and games. 

DJ Jaybird: Current music, fun games, and other fun activities.

Dreamz Dance Company: Dance, games and crafts based on the theme selected by the child. Ages 3+.

Heartland Music Together: Parties with music, movement and instruments for kids 0-5.

Louisville Ballet School: Creative dance, games and crafts. Different themes available.

Maxwell’s House of Music: Rockstar Royalty party including, instruments, karaoke, dancing and more.

Motion Studio: Dance parties in various themes.

Safiyyah Dance Co.: Hip hop dance party and fun movement games. Ages 5-13.

Shine: Age appropriate music/movement party for ages 1+.

Entertainers: Magicians/Face Painting/Tattoos/Balloons

Astro Jump Party Entertainers: Face painters, balloon artists and henna tattoo artists.

Kelly Toon: Face painting and more.

Princesses of Louisville: Interactive princess character appearance, photo opps and more.

The Balloon Man of Kentucky: Family-friendly entertainer, magician, juggler, balloon artist, yo-yo, puppets, and comedy.

Equipment Rentals

Astro Jump Rentals: Bounce houses, moonwalks, inflatable games and more.

Bounce ‘n Round Inflatables: Bounce houses, wet and dry courses, sports arenas and food equipment rentals. They also have an indoor space you can rent out for parties with bouncy houses. 

Frozen De’Lites: Enhance your child’s party with slushy treats with a industrial size frozen drink machine.

Fun Masters: Bounce houses, dry slides, water slides, interactive inflatables and carnival games.

Games 2 U Mobile Entertainment: Interactive mobile entertainment including video game theaters and more.

Inner Sparkle Teepee Parties:  Imaginative parties set up at your home, perfect for sleepovers. 

Louisville Inflatables: Bounce houses, combo bouncers, interactives, obstacle courses, movie screens, inflatable slides, climbing walls, mechanical bulls, concessions, dunk tanks, carnival games, mechanical rides, tents, tables and chairs.

Tons of Fun Rentals: Bounce houses, moonwalks, sports inflatables, carnival games and more.

Gaming

Breakout Games: Escape room fun, great for a family or group of friends to break out and have fun for a birthday party. 

Countdown Louisville: Themed escape rooms, pick your adventure. 

Go-Karting

Full Throttle: Go-kart party packages for adults and ages 7+.

Kart Kountry: Several packages available. Go-karts, arcade and more.

Malibu Jack’s Family Fun Center: Choose a package with options like go-karts, miniature golf, laser tag, bumper cars, and more.

Renaissance Fun Park: Mini golf, laser tag (age 5+ recommended), go karts (56″+ to drive) and arcade.

Gymnastics/Open Gym/Cheer 

All About Kids Sports Center Louisville: Various packages to choose from including gymnastics, dance, martial arts, open gym and swim.

All About Kids Sports Center Oldham County: Gymnastics and open gym/swim parties.

Clark County Family YMCA:  Party includes Kids Adventure Room, Teen Room or Gym, plus a party room. 2 balloon bouquets and a gift for the birthday child.

Kentucky Gymnastics Academy: Gymnastics and open gym parties.

Louisville Gymnastics: Two locations- East end and South end. Instructor-led gymnastics activities.

My Gym: Action-packed activities, games, puppets, songs, and more!

Power and Grace Gymnastics: Open gym time or organized gymnastics stations.

SIGS Sportsplex: Choose from bounce, gym, ninja warrior party (ages 5+ recommended) or swim party (children under 3 y/o must have parent in pool).

Ice Cream

The Comfy Cow: Available at the Frankfort Avenue location. Ice cream, balloons and activities.

Indoor Playgrounds/Playrooms

Puzzles Fun Dome: Inflatable Fun Zone and also a interactive soft zone for toddlers.

Glow Worm Café: Rent the space for a party for your preschooler. Contact them for more info. 

Laser Tag

Clarksville Strike and Spare Family Fun Center: Traditional bowling party or ultimate package with bowling, roller skating, laser tag and bumper cars.

Main Event Entertainment: Choose from bowling, video games, laser tag, billiards, gravity ropes or a combo.

Malibu Jack’s Family Fun Center: Choose a package with options like go-karts, miniature golf, laser tag, bumper cars, and more.

Renaissance Fun Park: Mini golf, laser tag (age 5+ recommended), go karts (56″+ to drive) and arcade.

The Fun Farm (Corydon): Party lodge with pool table, ping pong, foosball and music. Add-ons include paintball, laser tag and rock wall, chuckwagon bonfire dinner with s’mores.

LEGO

Bricks and Minifigs: Free play/use of X-box with Lego games and a mini-figure building activity. (Suspended as of early 2022)

Bricks 4 Kidz: Bring a Lego party to the venue of your choosing.

Snapology of Louisville: Party at your location with the Lego theme of your choice for ages 4+ or motor-mania building activities for ages 5+.

Martial Arts

Advantage Martial Arts: Martial arts party.

All About Kids Sports Center Louisville: Various packages to choose from including gymnastics, dance, martial arts, open gym and swim.

Clarksville Martial Arts: Action packed games and more.

Hwang’s Martial Arts: Fun games, relays and a mini Taekwondo lesson.

St. Matthews Martial Arts: Karate class and games.

Mini Golf

Malibu Jack’s Family Fun Center: Choose a package with options like go-karts, miniature golf, laser tag, bumper cars, and more.

Putt-Putt Louisville: Mini golf plus game room and party room rental.

Renaissance Fun Park: Mini golf, laser tag (age 5+ recommended), go karts (56″+ to drive) and arcade.

Birthday Parties in Louisville

Movie Theaters

Cinemark Theatres (Tinseltown and Mall St. Matthews): Private screening or party room package.

Cinemark Theatres Preston Crossings 15: Private screening package (no party room).

Blankenbaker 14 Xscape Theatres: Birthday parties available by request on website.

Nature/Outdoor

Camp Hi-Ho: Party includes complete rental of the property during your time and staff members to assist with activities. Several themes available, including Swim, Fort, Arts & Crafts, Pet Barn, Sports, Horse, Archery or a combination of themes.

E.P. Tom Sawyer Park: Picnic tables and pavilion rental available.

Huber’s Family Farm Park: Enjoy the Farm Park, mini tractor and gem mining. Available seasonally, May 1 – August 31.

Louisville Metro Parks Picnic Shelters: Check specific parks for amenities such as playgrounds, spraygrounds, hiking trials and more.

The Parklands: Use of a classroom in the PNC Achievement Center for Education & Interpretation. Optional guided activities available. Convenient to the Marshall Playground and Sprayground. Outdoor rental spaces also available.

Parkour

Kentuckiana Parkour: Ninja fun for a birthday party! Kids can be super active with a tutorial and then some time to try out their tricks.

Paintball

The Fun Farm (Corydon): Party lodge with pool table, ping pong, foosball and music. Add-ons include paintball, laser tag and rock wall, chuckwagon bonfire dinner with s’mores.

Performing Arts/Theater

Derby Dinner Playhouse: Enjoy a show, meal, treats, balloon and more.

StageOne: Enjoy a show and more.

Rental Spaces

Party Paradise: Includes kitchen, tables and chairs, free music, accessible restrooms, stage area with spotlight, black lights and lighting effects, custom balloon bouquets, time for set up and clean up.

Glow Worm Café: You can rent out the entire place for a private party!

Hip Hop Sweet Shop: They offer up their unique space for private parties, contact them for information – it’s great access to delicious treats. 

Restaurants 

Chuck E Cheese: Several packages available, which can include pizza, game tokens, party favors, drinks, theming and Ticket Blaster opportunity for the birthday child.

Gatti’s Pizza (Dixie Hwy.): A private party room, a party host, fun, games and more.

Gatti’s Pizza (Outer Loop): Late night and overnight lock-in parties.

 

Rock Wall/Ropes Course

Climb Nulu: Party includes private room, a designated staff member for help and training, and refrigerator, chairs and tables.

Louisville Mega Cavern: Party includes Mega Quest Aerial Course, pizza, drinks, party area and more.

Main Event Entertainment: Choose from bowling, video games, laser tag, billiards, gravity ropes or a combo.

The Fun Farm (Corydon): Party lodge with pool table, ping pong, foosball and music. Add-ons include paintball, laser tag and rock wall, chuckwagon bonfire dinner with s’mores.

Science/Technology/History

Frazier History Museum: Hands-on activities related to the theme of your child’s choice- medieval knights, real-life princesses or cowboys/cowgirls. Ages 5+.

Kentucky Science Center: Fun themes including space exploration, messy science, dinosaurs, secret agent science and more. Enjoy liquid nitrogen ice cream and more! Toddler party also available.

UofL Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium: (Currently closed – as of early 2022) Private party room, admission to planetarium show and birthday child’s name written in laser on the dome. Goodies and science activities available as add-ons.

Skating

Alpine Ice Center: Ice skating.

Champs Rollerdrome: Roller skating.

Iceland Sports Complex: Ice skating.

Robben’s Roost: Roller skating parties.

Sports

Cards Baseball: Celebrate with a game at Jim Patterson Stadium. Party packages available.

King Louie Sports: Fields (lacrosse, football, soccer and field hockey) and mezzanine area available for party rental.

Louisville Bats Baseball: Package include game, meal and extras.

Louisville City FC: Group packages available. Contact them for more information.

Mockingbird Valley Sports Complex: Indoor soccer party with space rental.

The Jewish Community Center: Several options including sports, circus/gym, artist, swim or tea party.

Top Gun Academy (Louisville Sports Academy): Sports-themed party- tennis, basketball, football, field hockey, soccer, a combination of everything, or come up with your own.

Stuffed Animals

Build-A-Bear: Make and take home a furry friend, enjoy party games, activities and more.

Swim

All About Kids Sports Center Louisville: Various packages to choose from including gymnastics, dance, martial arts, open gym and swim.

All About Kids Sports Center Oldham County: Gymnastics and open gym/swim parties.

Bear Paddle Swim School: Swim party with structured activities.

Clarksville Cove: Swim party with snacks and more. Multiple party packages available.

E.P. Tom Sawyer Park Swimming Pool and Splash Pad

John W. Black Aquatic Center: Swim parties.

Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center: Swim parties.

Louisville Metro Pools and Spraygrounds

SIGS Sportsplex: Choose from bounce, gym, ninja warrior party (ages 5+ recommended) or swim party (children under 3 y/o must have parent in pool).

The YMCA of Greater Louisville: Swim parties available at some locations. Contact location for availability and details.

Theme Parks

Kentucky Kingdom: Party package available during months of operation.

Trains

Kentucky Railway Museum: A private dining car for your party. Other add-ons available.

Trampoline/Inflatable Parks

Altitude Trampoline Park: Jump and party time with full access to the entire park and more.

Bounce ‘n Round Inflatables: Full facility rental for jump and party area.

Defy: Jump time, party room and more. Full facility rental also available.

Puzzles Fun Dome: Inflatable Fun Zone and also a interactive soft zone for toddlers.

SIGS Sportsplex: Choose from bounce, gym, ninja warrior party (ages 5+ recommended) or swim party (children under 3 y/o must have parent in pool).

 

 

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