Amy Clark

Birthday Party Ideas

Build-A-Bear Birthday Party

Pawsome parties start at $10 per guest.  Every scheduled party (of six or more children) includes a party leader to keep your guests entertained throughout the party process, an autograph bear for the guest of honor, party favors for all guests, & printable invitations & thank you cards online.  The $10 price tag includes only the bear (outfits & accessories are not included). They do not allow food or drinks in their store, but most of the malls partner with restaurants, within the food court, and provide discounts on food for the parties. Call 1.877.789.BEAR, visit a store, or visit their website for more information.

Snip-its Birthday Party (for girls)

Snip-its Birthday Parties are fun for kids and easy for parents! Just choose the party that’s right for you, and let the experts at Snip-its do all the work. They provide all supplies, cake and juice, party favors, a special gift for the birthday girl, and a party organizer so you don’t have to lift a finger!  You can style a doll’s hair or have a glamour party, where Snip-its does glamour photos with braids & curls, nail polish, make-up, & dressy clothes. Choose your party package, then call them toll-free at (877) SNIP-ITS, or visit their website for more information.  Pricing is not listed on their website.

Little Gym

Kids love to have their parties at The Little Gym. Every party has the entire gym to themselves, and includes plenty of music, movement, games and fun, created especially for each child. Our facilities and staff are bright, cheerful and child-friendly. A party at The Little Gym is a no stress birthday party for parents, because we handle everything from invitations to clean-up. Kids have a blast and parents rest easy…awesome!

Oogles n Googles

Oogles n Googles offers unique and zany “all inclusive” themed kids birthday party packages. From set-up to clean up, we do the work so you don’t have to. Our birthday parties are activity-based and totally engaging for the children. Our kids parties will razzle and dazzle your guests and at the same time provide your child with an unbelievably memorable birthday party experience. They offer tons of themes  (for both boys & girls). A themed birthday party includes: two-hours of non-stop action led by two Oogles n Googles trained party professionals, postcard style invitations and thank you notes, a structured, well planned party full of imagination, games, and songs. Other services included are a themed Birthday Party Cake, plates, cups, napkins, and flatware, unique party favors that match the theme, and a souvenir photo for each of the children.

Mall of America

The Mall of America has several options for birthday parties (including the Build-a-Bear party listed above). Here are some of the other options for birthday parties:

The Park at MOATM

Birthday party packages include:

  • 5-hour unlimited ride wristband
  • Three arcade tokens
  • Your choice between a cupcake for each guest, or 30% off a decorated birthday cake from Mrs. Rich’s Bakery

The birthday child receives a birthday button and birthday club cards that allows the child to receive one free 6-point pass and three arcade tokens each month following their birthday for a year. The total cost per person is $17.95 and the minimum party size is four guests. No party reservations are needed. Simply purchase your birthday package at Guest Relations located on the second floor on the north side. If choosing the cake option for dessert, please remember to make your cake order 48 hours in advance.

Underwater Adventures® Aquarium in Mall of America

Birthday party package includes:

  • An all day aquarium admission for 10
  • Full-color invitations
  • 1.5 hours of reserved seating in Sharky’s Party Room with decorations, balloons, goody bags and more!
  • Personalized birthday cake and beverages
  • Hands-on activities with aquarium staff
  • A commemorative photo of the group

The birthday party package amounts to $295 for the first 10 guests and $15 per additional child and $10 per additional adult. If you are a member of Underwater Adventures® Aquarium, you save $30. To book your party today, call 952-853-0612.

The Dinosaur Walk Museum

The perfect place for a birthday party or any other kind of celebration. We provide the place (so you don’t have to clean your house). You won’t have to think up any games because we have fun stuff to do. You invite the guests and bring the cake, and we take care of everything else. We provide the dinosaurs, the activities, the dinosaur masks, and the party favors. We even clean up!

We can now offer a catered birthday party! We can provide pizza for up to 10 kids for $15.

We have two party options. To schedule your special occasion, call us at 952-854-6451. A $50 deposit is required for each birthday reservation.

Club Libby Lu at Mall of America

As the V.I.P. (Very Important Princess) birthday girl, you’ll get to choose a Style Studio Makeover. Then, when you and your friends arrive you will be transformed in the makeover of your choice. Each girl then custom designs their own party favors from Club Libby Lu’s “Pick a Mix.” The party continues with the “Wheel of Fame and Fortune Game.” Once each guest has been made over, you will form a musical party train and boogie down to the Club Libby Lu beat. Choose from three different package prices:

  • For $30/guest, the package includes accessories to complete the look, any five items from “Pick a Mix” in a backpack for you to keep and a Fancy Potion Pack or a Super Smooch Lip Gloss Kit.
  • For $25/guest the package includes accessories to complete the look, any five items from “Pick a Mix” in a backpack for you to keep and a “Create your own” Fancy Potion.
  • For $20/guest the package includes accessories to complete the outfit and any five items from “Pick a Mix” in a backpack for you to keep.

To book your party with Club Libby Lu at Mall of America, call 952-858-8550.

Rainforest Café

Book a Wild Bunch Birthday Bash and receive a free Rainforest character with the purchase of a Pacific Rainbow Icee served in the Rainforest’s collectible souvineer cup.

NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway

Compete with your friends and family racing over 200 M.P.H. in authentic NASCAR simulators on the Daytona Speedway. Great for all guests who are 52″ in height or taller. Specific dates and times can be confirmed with groups of five or more drivers. The birthday package includes the following:

  • Four races for the price of three at $19.95 each
  • A complimentary NASCAR driver’s license customized with each driver’s name

After hour parties are available for adult groups of 12 or more drivers. For complete details and availability, contact Sinda Schirra at 952-854-4308.
They also offer even more parties at Glamour, Claire’s, & the LEGO store. Visit this website for more details.
Burn rubber, not candles on your next birthday at the Mall’s famous NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway. Compete with your friends and family racing over 200 M.P.H. in authentic NASCAR simulators on the Daytona Speedway. Great for all guests who are 52″ in height or taller. Specific dates and times can be confirmed with groups of five or more drivers. The birthday package includes the following:

  • Four races for the price of three at $19.95 each
  • A complimentary NASCAR driver’s license customized with each driver’s name

After hour parties are available for adult groups of 12 or more drivers. For complete details and availability, contact Sinda Schirra at 952-854-4308.

For more information on other parties the Mall of America offers, please visit their website.

Michaels Arts & Crafts Store

Choose one of our 11 fun projects or work with our party planner to create one of your own. Our party planner will get everything ready and show the kids how to do each step of the projects. Every child will make something special to take home. Birthday packages are available for ages five through twelve. There is a non-refundable room fee ($25) due at the time of the party reservation. Project prices range between $6-10 per child.  A minimum of six children (which includes the birthday child) is required. Michaels includes, on their site, lots of great themed birthday cakes (to go along with the projects). Please visit their site for more information. Birthday party does not include paper products, cake, or refreshments, but they will clean up for you!

My Gym

A My Gym party includes two hours of nonstop fun (times vary on location), an experienced My Gym teacher who handles everything (including songs & games requested by the birthday child), & exclusive use of their facilities. They do all of the setting up, decorations, cleanup & service of refreshments. The party package includes up to twenty children, with an extra charge for additional children. Party favors are available, but do cost extra. Visit their website for more information.

Chuck E. Cheese’s

A Chuck E. Cheese birthday party includes a decorated table reserved for ninety minutes with party balloons, two slices of pizza with one topping per child plus drink, a birthday cake, sixteen tokens for each child, a birthday gift for the birthday child, a personal visit from Chuck E. Cheese, a host or hostess to wait on you, and a special birthday show performed by Chuck E. Cheese & his friends. Pricing varies by location. Please visit their website for more details.

Published September 23, 2006 by:

Amy Clark

Amy Allen Clark is the founder of MomAdvice.com. You can read all about her here.

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