The Greater Madison Birthday Party Guide
Whether you love simple birthdays at home with a few special treats and touches OR pride yourself on Pinterest style birthday extravaganzas at the finest birthday party venues in Madison, we are certain that this guide to birthday parties in Madison will help you plan the ideal party for you and your family.
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Keva Sports Center
Hosting your kids next birthday party at KEVA is what we call a “win-win.” You choose from their reasonably-priced birthday packages, pick the date and invite the guests. Then they do the rest, including providing an energetic coach to lead activities and the clean up after!
We recommend calling at least one month in advance to book your party. Sports Available: Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football,T-Ball, Whiffle Ball, Floor Hockey, Balloon Tennis, Beachball Volleyball, Volleyball, Yard Games, Kickball, Dodgeball, Floor Scooters (put belly or bottom on), Relays, Parachute, Tag Games and more!
Planning a big celebration? The Fitchburg Private Pool Party is a two hour party consisting of 60 minutes of pool time, 10 minutes to change into dry clothes, and 50 minutes for pizza, cupcakes, and presents! Party includes:
- Printed invitations, plus the entire facility – it’s a private party!
- 3 pizzas from Papa John’s, 24 cupcakes and drink pouch
- Birthday themed plates, napkins and utensils
- Goodie bags for all the party participants
- SwimWest t-shirt for the birthday child
Madison Children's Museum
What’s the area’s favorite place for a kid’s birthday party? Madison residents agree over and over—it’s MCM! They make celebrating a piece of cake by handling all the details so you can have fun too. All birthday party packages include: admission for up to 12 guest children (13 including birthday child!), use of Celebrations Room for 1 hour, custom message on Welcome Wall Screen, custom electronic invitations, storage before & after for the MCM party host and a 10% discount for museum members! Additional options available!
Fast Forward Skate Center
Have your next birthday party at Fast Forward Skate Center in Madison! Their party packages are affordable and are sure to be memorable for your birthday kid! There are 3 party packages to choose from, plus an option to rent out the whole facility to make it a private event.
The perfect way to give your child an amazing experience they won’t soon forget! Simply stated, KIDS LOVE TO PLAY! Their brightly decorated, 12,550 square foot, indoor sock-only facility includes 10+ play systems, 13+ basketball hoops, trainers, and the world’s safest trampolines!
So don’t worry about what the Wisconsin weather will be on the day of your child’s celebration and no need to worry about any birthday party mess left at your house after the party.
It’s always a great day to PlayN Wisconsin!
Who loves to exercise but also loves to have fun?! Lots of fun! Instead of stairclimbers and weight machines, they decided to create a place where you can soar in open jump arenas, dive into pools of soft foam cubes, play trampoline dodgeball, do flips and somersaults. They also offer a new alternative for birthday parties and family gatherings, where quality food and private party rooms are guaranteed, and where our kids can safely play while we socialize with other parents!
At ROCKIN’ JUMP you get the exercise you need and lots of laughs along the way.
The Little Gym
Named Best Gym Party by Parents Magazine, an Awesome Birthday Bash at The Little Gym gives your birthday kid and their friends the full run of the facility, filling the celebration with instructor-led games and music. And with special Pirate, Princess or Super Hero themes sure to make any party extra special. Added bonus: you don’t have to worry about setup or cleanup, making it totally awesome for you too!
The Legacy Academy Activity Center is a versatile 6,000 square foot indoor playground facility which provides an ideal venue for youth birthday parties! The academy includes two padded activity floors, three-level Castle and Treehouse Playsets, swing sets, climbing ropes, a rock climbing wall, a climbing net, a tire swing, gymnastics tumbling mats, a gymnastics training bar & balance beam, a Super Strike bowling alley, skeeball games, SuperChexx bubble hockey, Dynamo air hockey, a “Big Buck HD” shooting game, “Milk Jug Toss” and “Dino Pop” and “Simpson’s Soccer” arcade ball games, foosball, ping pong, shuffleboard, a pool table, darts, large screen Nintendo Wii consoles, “NBA” & “NBA Jr.” basketball hoops, a jumping platform & landing pad, a Lego play table, toy cars & tricycles, play houses, and other play equipment!
It’s the party event of a lifetime! Madtown Twisters is the perfect place to hold a party for kids with lots of energy to burn!
Your partygoers will receive: One hour of gym time with a coach & 45 minutes in a private party room. Your birthday child will also receive a Madtown Twisters Water Bottle!
No parent supervision is required for the Madtown Party.
The Seventeenth Radish
The Seventeenth Radish is the perfect location to host a party or other event with young guests.
Enjoy private use of one of their beautiful spaces that offers plenty of room to gather, eat, play and celebrate!
Many additional booking options available including evenings, weekdays, special group rates, private group classes (cooking, art, music) and more!
Dream Parties is an exclusive Princess Character service!! They provide princess characters for children’s Birthday Parties and other special events! They love what they do – and their characters prove it! Their goal is to have everybody enjoy an event filled with activities, music, stories, tea parties, and other varieties of fun.
If you’re having a party or other special event, we recommend Dream Parties!
Funny Faces Family Entertainment
Funny Faces Family Entertainment provides face painting, balloon sculpting and caricature drawings!
Havens Petting Farm (Mobile Party!)
The mobile petting farm is a great birthday gift for any kid from 1 year old to 12 years old. Havens Petting Farm has a number of different ways to set up the pens to fit any area that you have for us to set up and all set-up and clean-up is included in the price. They really focus on letting kids interact with the animals!
Need more ideas? Here is a complete list – let us know if we missed something!
- Aldo Leopold Nature Center
- Badger Bowl
- Bricks 4 Kidz
- Build A Bear
- Chuck E Cheese’s
- Crawdaddy Cove (Holiday Inn)
- Dane County Humane Society
- Fired Up Pottery
- Flip City Gymnastics
- Huckleberry & Persimmon
- Madison Swim Academy
- Middleton Gymnastics
- Pump It Up
- Rocky Rococo
- Studio, You Paint It Pottery
- The Crafty Project
- Ultra Zone Laser Tag
- Vitense Golfland
Need a photographer for your child’s milestone photos? There are SO many awesome photographers in the area – way too many to list them all, but we do have some that we have personally worked with and would highly recommend. Each offers a different style and price point – check them out:
Want to help give a birthday party to a child? Check out Box of Balloons, a local non-profit that provides birthday boxes to families in need. Parents/Caregivers are given a box of party supplies customized for their child for a memorable celebration.
**Coming Soon – A guide to Madison Area Birthday ‘Freebies’! i.e.: Free sundae on your birthday type of deals – because I think we can all agree that’s pretty sweet!