Indoor birthday parties are an absolute must when the weather grows cold, but as a parent you may not want to deal with the hassle of hosting in your home. Though winter birthdays for kids can be a challenge, fortunately, St. Louis has many party venues that will save you from cleaning up cake crumbs long after the party has ended.
Whether your child loves to jump, bowl, play sports, go rock climbing, play arcade games, do art projects, get dolled up, or indulge in sweets, the birthday party play places listed below provide many ways for kids to enjoy their special day with friends.
Pump It Up
Located in St. Charles, Pump It Up provides two large play rooms filled with inflatables and a party room. Several party packages are available.
With wall-to-wall trampolines to keep them hopping, your kids will certainly work up an appetite for birthday cake. Sky Zone is located in Chesterfield.
With locations in South County and Chesterfield, Bounce U provides gigantic inflatables that will keep the kids busy right up until it’s time to blow out the birthday candles.
Kokomo Joe’s is located in St. Peters in the old Burlington Coat Factory / International Pizza Company building. Their lineup of birthday fun includes inflatables, arcade, mini golf, laser tag, go karts, bumper cars and mini bowling.
The Hairy Elephant
With locations in Ballwin and O’Fallon, The Hairy Elephant is the perfect choice for small parties for girls. Your little divas will enjoy manicures, milkshake pedicures, makeup, party hair styling and more! Parties are available for up to six girls.
Vetta Sports offers kids the chance to engage in soccer, flag football, dodgeball, kickball, wiffleball, laser tag and inflatables. Party activities vary by location. See Vetta Sports online for more information.
American Girl Store
Girls will love celebrating their birthdays with their favorite American Girl dolls and their friends.
At the American Girl Store in Chesterfield, birthday parties may include a meal with cake and ice cream, goody bags and doll tiaras, a keepsake for the birthday girl, activities and crafts.
Party Curls is a unique experience for birthday girls–and their parents as well. Party Curls will come to your home and provide hair styling, makeup and nail-painting as well as party favors and a tiara for the birthday girl.
Museum of Transportation
History buffs and vehicle lovers will enjoy a birthday party at the Museum of Transportation. Kids will get to see vehicles dating back to horse-drawn wagons and steam engines all the way up to modern day transportation. Kids can enjoy the day as an honorary train engineer or bring their friends to play in the Creation Station.
The Magic House
The Magic House, located in Kirkwood, provides many party activities for kids. Children can enjoy staff-lead activities and decorate cupcakes or choose a themed party such as Construction Zone, Fairy Tale, Modern Art Magic, Science Magic, or Trains, Planes and Automobiles.
Faust Park Carousel
The historic Faust Park Carousel in Chesterfield is a wonderful choice for indoor birthday play. Visitors will enjoy a large party room and ride after ride on the carousel as well as party prizes from the gift shop.
Chesterfield Sports Fusion
Chesterfield Sports Fusion will get kids moving with laser tag, dodgeball, mini-golf, an inflatable obstacle course, rock climbing, and more!
Dave & Buster’s
Gamers will enjoy a fun-filled birthday party racking up points in Dave & Buster’s arcade and enjoying delicious eats with friends and family.
Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café
There’s nothing sweeter than a birthday party at Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café. Kids eyes will grow wide when they see all the cupcake choices available and they’ll be sure to have a fabulous time with staff-lead party activities.
Demolition Ball / Adrenaline Zone
DB-AZ is a great place for kids who like to get in on the action! Play Demolition Ball–a game played in bumper cars–or check out Adrenaline Zone, a multi-level laser tag arena. There will never be a dull moment, especially since DB-AZ also features foosball tables, video games, pool tables and more!
The Little Gym
The Little Gym offers parties for kids 1-12 years old, in a variety of themes. Themes include Lego, Lego Duplo, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and Go, Diego, Go! Every party includes gymnastics games and play time lead by friendly staff.
Located in Town & Country, Myseum gives kids an opportunity to play on inflatables, make music and explore tons of different science experiments, all in a colorful, spacious, engaging play center.
That Painting Spot
For kids who love art, That Painting Spot is the perfect place to let their imaginations take flight. Kids can choose from many sizes and shapes of pottery, then set to painting with That Painting Spot’s full palette of colors as well as stencils and sponges. That Painting Spot is located in Creve Coeur.
Another great place to create wonderful works of art is at Painted Zebra. Children can choose their favorite pottery piece and turn it into their own masterpiece with paints and other supplies. The Painted Zebra is located in Kirkwood.
Brunswick Zone in St. Peters offers bowling, laser tag and video games as well as pizza, goodie bags and a signable bowling pin for the birthday guest of honor. There is an additional location available in Chesterfield.
St. Louis is filled with fun places for kids to have birthday parties. Reservations usually need to be made a few weeks in advance, especially if you require a weekend times lot. Just be sure to ask about cancellation and rescheduling policies in the event of inclement weather.