It’s time to plan your child’s birthday party! Where do you even begin? There are so many choices to make. Whether you are looking for the perfect birthday party place that offers the whole package, from invitations to a personal party helper, or you’d like a party place that offers more of a laid back setting, the 2020 Birthday Party Guide lays out many options in the Austin area to host your child’s ideal birthday party.


AquaMermaid Austin teaches all ages to swim like mermaids or mermen. They bring the tails and fins to your location or you can go to their location. Enjoy a one hour party or class for fitness, fun or just for the experience.

Cost: $300 for 5 Participants ($30 each additional)
Recommended Age: 7 years old & up
Location: Austin & surrounding areas
Contact: Email
Discount: 25% off with code ATX365Family

Cordovan Art School and Pottery Parlor

Celebrate your party in a fun and creative way! Cordovan Art School & Pottery Parlor offers ceramic and canvas painting parties for all ages and events; birthdays, scout troops, school trips, and team-building corporate events. Pottery Party attendees select and paint from a wide variety of ceramics. Canvas Themed Parties are a step-by-step acrylic canvas painting session led by a professional artist. Parties include a party room at any of our 5 studios (or we will come to your location!), a dedicated host/professional artist, commemorative plate (ceramic party), hassle-free cleanup, and all the FUN you can handle!

Cost: $224-$284 and up
Recommended Age: All ages
Location(s): ROUND ROCK – 3810 Gattis School Road, Suite #108; CEDAR PARK – 200 Buttercup Creek Blvd. Suite 3122; NORTHWEST AUSTIN – 8108 Mesa Drive Suite B-102; GEORGETOWN – 816 South Main St.; SOUTHWEST AUSTIN – Highway 290 W. Suite #140 (coming soon).

Dart’em Up

Battle with Nerf blasters at Austin’s only indoor nerf arena! Kids (and adults) will have a blast playing a game of dart tag and then enjoying time in the arcade. Parties include a game of  Dart ’em Up dart tag, a private party room with pizza and drinks, and some time in the arcade.  All Dart ’em Up parties come with a personal party captain! Go to to book now.
Cost: Starting at $300
Recommended Age: 5 years old and up
Location: 13776 N US HWY 183, Suite 104, Austin
Contact: 512-735-1919 or email

Foodie Kids

Foodie Kids makes planning your child’s birthday party easy! They will work closely with you to customize your child’s perfect cooking and cake decorating event. At a Foodie Kids Party, guests will get to make their own pizzas, sparkly fruit & marshmallow skewers, lemonade punch, and decorate scratch-made jumbo cupcakes. Choose from one of their tried and true themes or one can customize it to your child’s personal interests. Popular themes include Nailed It!, Cupcake Crazy, Rainbow Unicorn, Superhero, Decorate-A-Cake, Italian-Pasta Making, Sushi, etc!

Cost: Starting at $375
Recommended Age: All ages
Location: 3818 Far West Blvd., Suite 107, Austin
Contact: 325-232-9264 or email

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Celebrate your child’s special day in a cheerful garden setting, surrounded by the wonder of nature. Party packages include an educational, guided activity, and guests have access to the Wildflower Center’s gardens, trails and natural areas during regular hours on the day of your event. Birthday party availability is on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
Cost: Starting at $350
Recommended Age: Designed for children ages 3 to 7 (preschool to second grade)
Location: 4801 La Crosse Ave. Austin
Contact: 512-232-0277 or email

Main Event Entertainment

Making birthdays a piece of cake! A perfect party for your gamer? Check. A lane-side feast for your teen? That’s right. A top-your-own pancake party? Oh yeah. With dedicated space to call your own, thrilling games and activities, cheer-worthy food, and your own party host, there’s no other party like a Main Event party.

Cost: Starting at $15.99 per person
Recommended Age: 4-104 years old
Location: 13301 N Hwy 183, Austin
Contact: 512-401-0000 or email

Mt Playmore

All party packages come with a private room for 90 minutes, a party host dedicated to your party, pizza, soft drinks, and all-day admission for you and your guest. A premier package includes free 30-day membership for the birthday child. The guest of honor receives a two-hour unlimited game card with 2000 tickets, $15 game card per child, free X-2 Motion Simulator ride for all kids, free Lazer Frenzy for all party guests, goodie nags, bottomless popcorn, two slices of pizza and unlimited soft drinks for adults, and two beer tickets for the parents!

Cost: Starting at $219.95
Recommended Age: 2-12 years old
Location: 13609 N IH 35, Bldg., 3, Austin
Contact: 512-989-8886 or

Playland Skate Center

Playland Skate Center is a place the whole family can enjoy! Mom, dad, best friend and even grandpa can strap on a pair of skates and enjoy the fun! Playland’s party packages are based on the number of guests you’re expecting. Book your party, bring in your own food and decorations, and stay and skate ’til you drop. The tables are reserved for two hours but it’s unlimited hours of skating fun! Expecting a large group? Private parties are also available. Playland Skate Center is your top choice for any party!

Cost: $135-$235
Recommended Age: 5 years and up
Location: 8822 McCann Drive, Austin
Contact: Email

PlayMazing Indoor Play & Party

PlayMazing offers party packages for any size and budget with PRIVATE VIP party rooms and a PARTY COORDINATOR that will take care of everything on-site for a hassle-free experience. Every birthday kiddo will feel like a star with a personalized special dance party on the light-up dance floor!

Cost: Packages start at $175
Recommended Age: 0-10 years old
Location(s): 13450 N. Highway 183, Ste 107, Austin; 1401 S. Interstate 35 Highway #130, Round Rock
Contact: Austin 512-697-8800; Round Rock 737-444-2992

Many families forgo having birthday parties outside of the home. Perhaps reigning in the chaos in the comfort of your own home makes more sense. If that’s the case, these party rental & supply companies can bring fun to your house or a rental location. From bounce houses to obstacle courses, water slides, and pinatas, there’s a wide variety of options to bring the birthday party fun home.

Austin Bounce House Rentals

Orders can be placed online for obstacle courses,  bounce houses, water slides and more.

Austin Metro Moonwalks

Moonwalks, party concessions, backyard games, water slides and more.

Jump Around Party Rentals

Orders can be placed online for obstacle courses, carnival rides, water slides and more.


Party rental services and custom piñata orders are available through phone reservations and email.

Mr. Brincolin Pinatas

Eco-friendly pinatas made in Austin. They also sell the candy filler and sticks, too.

Raquel’s Party Land

Great selection of pinatas, party decorations, moonwalks, and more.

South Congress Partyland

Moonwalks, tables, chairs and tents, pinatas, and more.

We Bring the Party

Supplying everything needed for a party, from photography packages to audio equipment.

Cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more…. a sweet treat is just what the party needs! Austin-area bakeries produce some amazing cakes, and, if you aren’t up for baking 3 dozen cupcakes for your little whippersnapper, a local bakery is the icing on the cake to make this the best birthday party ever!

Michelle’s Patisserie

12233 Ranch Rd 620 N, Ste 114
Austin, TX 78750

Nothing Bundt Cakes

North Austin/Arboretum
10225 Research Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759
2785 Bee Cave Rd.
Austin, TX 78746
South Austin
9600 IH-35 South
Austin, TX 78748
18616 Limetone Commercial Dr.
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Paige’s Bakehouse (Round Rock)

110 E. Anderson Ave. Ste. 400
Round Rock, TX 78664

Pflour Shop Bakery (Pflugerville)

20205 FM 685
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop

1905 S. 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704
2406 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78722

Sweet Treats Bakery

6705 W Hwy 290 #601
Austin, TX 78735

Sweetness Bakery Austin

3742 Far West Blvd. Ste 106
Austin, TX 78731

Zuchini Kill Bakery

701 E. 53rd St., Suite C
Austin, TX 78751

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Catherine Prystup has been in the publishing industry for over twenty years, handling everything from large and small scale ad campaigns to events, marketing, content management, and more. She lives in the greater Austin area with her husband, three kids, three dogs, two cats, and one Beta fish.