Need a hand planning your child’s birthday party? Check out these venues, and give your children a birthday they will never forget.
By Alana Blumenstein
1. Detroit Kid City
Detroit Kid City
29115 Greenfield Road, Southfield
Let your child’s imagination run wild at Detroit Kid City, a play city that’s a mini replica of Detroit. While kids are off playing in the automotive factory, music studio, pizzeria, and so much more, parents can treat themselves to coffee and snacks in their plant-based café. For $425, up to 16 kids can get 2 hours of private access, along with food, drinks, decorations and helpers to set it up!
For more info and other locations, visit detroitkidcity.com.
2. Pump It Up
Pump It Up
1720 Opdyke Court, Auburn Hills
Who doesn’t love bouncy castles? At Pump It Up, kids can enjoy an indoor playground with tons of inflatables and games. Your child will even get to sit on her own inflatable birthday throne! Birthday packages include access to your group’s own bounce house arenas, a private party room and custom drinks and snacks.
For more info and other locations, visit pumpitupparty.com.
3. The Robot Garage
The Robot Garage
637 S. Eton St., Birmingham
For kids who love to build, indulge their creativity at The Robot Garage! With three types of parties, kids can choose between Lego building and robotics, making their own custom colored Thinking Putty, and engaging in a Sumo battle — with robots they’ve built themselves. For 2 hours, parties include a party leader, time for food and activities, balloons and a T-shirt for the birthday child.
For more info and other locations, visit therobotgarage.com.
4. Sugar Kids Spa
Sugar Kids Spa
Twelve Oaks Mall
27500 Novi Road, Novi
Let your child be pampered on her special day. Sugar Kids Spa offers manicures, pedicures, glitter tattoos, makeovers and more in their party packages. While all kids are given pink spa robes, your child will feel like royalty in a special birthday tiara and sash. After being pampered, enjoy a party room and cupcakes to celebrate!
For more info, visit sugarkidsspa.com.
5. IRC at TG3
Troy Gymnastics 3
1921 Northwood Drive, Troy
Give your child an adventure with the Indoor Ropes Course at TG3. Starting at $400, party packages include staff to run the party, a T-shirt for the guest of honor, 30 minutes in a personal group area and 2 hours to explore the course. Kids of all ages can enjoy a variety of challenging obstacles.
For more info, visit irctg3.com.
6. Painting with a Twist
Painting with a Twist
33033 Grand River Ave., Farmington
Let your child’s creativity shine! For kids who love to paint, Painting with a Twist will surround them in colorful fun. For one night, a trained instructor will guide kids through a painting of their choice. They will provide all the materials!
For more info and other locations, visit paintingwithatwist.com.
7. Archery at Rising Phoenix
Rising Phoenix Archery
3863 Rochester Road, Troy
Hit the bullseye with an archery party at Rising Phoenix! For $199, participants are given 1 and a half hours of range time with equipment and coaches in a fun, safe environment. For the remaining 30 minutes, kids have time to celebrate, eat and open presents. They’ll even make games to match your theme!
For more info, visit michiganarchery.net.
8. Sweet Spots Ice Cream
32902 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills
Whether your child is a princess, superhero, diva or pajama lover, Sweet Spots has you covered. For $375, a private room is decorated to match your theme, along with games, costumes, music, makeup and a fashion show! Everything is all-inclusive, from the invitations to the cupcakes to even a private party hostess. All you have to do is show up!
For more info, visit sweetspots.biz.
9. Phoenix Freerunning Academy
Phoenix Freerunning Academy
12936 Farmington Road, Livonia
For kids with lots of energy, parkour is a perfect choice. At Phoenix Freerunning Academy, kids ages 5 and up can learn parkour, while keeping it both safe and fun! For $245, groups have 1 hour 45 minutes to receive basic training and play games.
For more info, visit phoenixfreerunning.com.
10. Zap Zone
31506 Grand River Ave., Farmington
Who doesn’t love glow in the dark? At Zap Zone, kids can partake in a variety of activities, including laser tag, glo golf, bumper cars, go-carts and arcade games! Starting at $225, groups are given pizza and beverages, a party host and supplies and a special T-shirt for the guest of honor.
For more info and other locations, visit zap-zone.com.