Have the greatest day at one of these Birthday Party Locations in Austin!

The author leans over her birthday cake to celebrate her 7th birthday in Austin as a friend looks on.
Birthday Parties make such core memories for everyone involved!

Birthday parties are some of the fondest memories for kiddos and parents alike. Even with limited resources my mom and my sister always went all out and every year was a new level of creative! In second grade, we had my birthday party at school which was approved as long as we invited the entire second grade. Other years we had pool parties at Ramsey park, an amazing hotel sleepover birthday party, and a quinceañera on a party barge was one for the record books.

The author poses with her mom and her kindergarten teacher during her birthday party at school
Bryker Woods Elementary–the site of one of my favorite birthdays with one of my favorite teachers, Mrs. Coffee!

Passing on this love of parties has been one of my favorite parts of parenting, from replicating the hotel sleepover for my step daughter to having a full mariachi at Joaquin’s 4th birthday when he was deep in his love for Coco.

A group of mariachis pose with the guests at the author's son's 4th birthday party.
Mariachi Birthday!

If you’re looking for something a little more turn-key, here are some of Austin’s best birthday party destinations. 

My dragon birthday’s first party was at Cosmic Coffee with face painting for all!

Wherever you host your kiddo’s birthday, don’t forget the piñata! (or balloons, or confetti, or bounce house...The Confetti Crew has it all!)

For Elementary and below

My Gym Austin

A pillar of the local birthday scene, My Gym Austin has been open for 17 years. The birthday setup includes exclusive use of their main gym and the set up is always engaging and fresh. MyGym is great for families with a range of kiddo ages and the parties include games, puppet shows, songs, relays and activities. Discounts are available for enrolled members and you can expect a full service party from setup to clean-up with themed decor options for certain packages. Can you tell I love MyGym?

Pikopye’s Town

Watch your littles engage in creative play in their own tiny village. Everyone can explore Montessori play in different aspects of daily life, and there is a separate area for the littlest partygoers.

Almost Grown Play Cafe

Another good indoor location without the over stimulating lights and sounds of an arcade or trampoline park. Don’t miss their full service restaurant and ice cream and coffee bar!

For Blooming Scientists

The Thinkery

If you like an in-and-out party, wrap up a STEM birthday in 60 minutes then enjoy the exhibits afterwards at Austin’s finest children’s museum.

The Austin Zoo

Get a special animal experience presentation plus all of the usual fun of seeing and feeding the animals. Zoo-themed goodie bags are for sale but animal feed is complimentary for paid guests!

Austin Aquarium

Reservations include an aquarium tour with one of their educators, and their usual menu is available for purchase.

Mad Science

This is the first thing I think of when I want a cool experiment for my kiddos. The ideal ages are 4-12 and they can either come to your home, a park, or another venue!

Local Splurges


With weekday packages that are in the range of most of these options, your kiddo and 10 friends can have water fun year round and regardless of the weather.

Sky Candy

Try your hand at aerial silks with no gymnastics or dance experience required. Whether your little one wants to be Tarzan or dreams of the Big Top, this will be a memorable birthday!

Alamo Drafthouse

The best movies. The best food. The best venue…and no fear of your chatty kiddos getting you kicked out!

Wake Riderz Boat Rental

Once your kiddos are water safe, check out the Aqua Lily Pad offered with the pontoon rentals!

Austin’s Park and Pizza

If you want everything all in one (laser tag, bumper boats, mini golf, water coasters, arcade) this Austin classic could be for you!

For Artists in Training

The Art Garage

A seemingly unlimited list of projects to choose from and something every kiddo can take home and enjoy. Their flagship location is on 290 towards Dripping Springs with a second North Lamar location coming in May!

Imagine Arts Academy

The new little sibling from the Mad Science program, they bring the same level of energy and experience to their art birthday game as you can expect from Mad Science with a range of fun activities to choose based on the birthday person’s age.

For Big Kids

Playland Skate

I’ve been going to parties here for over 20 years and it is the quintessential tween party spot! Whether you grew up in Austin or not you’ll feel the nostalgia celebrating your kiddo’s birthday here.

K1 Indoor Speed

Kids packages start at 48” or taller and they have different tiers for little kids and big kids and teens, or even parents!

Blazer Tag

Another Austin mainstay since my childhood, this is great for any age who is old enough to carry the packs around. They have options for shared and private games and include pizza and arcade games


Prepare to let your inner video game fiend fly! Unlimited play with entry and delicious cider for the party’s grownups to enjoy with better-than-average food.

Main Event

With access to all of the activities, a meal and drink, and a fun card for all kids there is something fun for every party goer to love.


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