Send birthday party invitations. Check. Order or make a cake. Check. Blow up balloons. Check. Take tylenol for your impending migraine headache. Check. You know the drill, but you know its not something you really want to do. Sure birthday parties are fun (usually), but they’re also a lot of work!
But, don’t fret, there are tons of businesses that would love to do all of the work for you. If you would prefer to sit back and relax a little at your child’s birthday party, consider hosting it at place where kids parties are the specialty. If you’re from the Madison, Wisconsin area, there are numerous options for birthdays. Here are a few locations to consider for kids birthday parties in Madison.
Madison Children’s Museum
If you want an exciting birthday party with an educational twist, consider hosting it at Madison Children’s Museum. It will definitely be unique, and very amusing. The guests will enjoy exploring fun exhibits such as the “Shadow Room” where they can freeze their shadow on the wall through phosphorescence, “Dig Into Dinosaurs” where they can experience a paleontologist dig site, and “Let’s Grow” where kids can learn about healthy eating habits. The museum has a private party room, perfect for kids birthday parties.It is probably best for parties for kids ages 3-9, although older (and younger) children might enjoy it too.
They have a maximum of 15 children allowed. They have several different party packages available – visit the website for full details. You can add on extras such as face painting, party favor bags and even temporary tattoos. Madison Children’s Museum staff will provide fun activities during the party such as origami, painting, and kaleidoscopes. They are located at 100 State Street and the phone number is (608) 256-644. It will be a memorable experience for sure!
Another entertaining spot for birthday parties in Madison is Build-A-Bear workshop. It is great for girl’s birthday parties ages 2-9. (Although there’s nothing wrong with having a boy’s party there too.) Build-A-Bear workshop is a place where children can select, stuff, create, and dress their own furry friend – usually a bear. If you visit the website, you will see a helpful party calculator, where you can estimate the cost of the birthday party. The guests will enjoy having a stuffed animal keepsake. They are located at
50 W. Towne Mall and the phone number(608) 833-0200. It’s a terrific spot for a children’s birthday party!
Bean Sprouts Cafe
If you want a birthday party in a “hip, fun atmosphere” that won’ t leave the kids on a sugar high, consider host it at Bean Sprouts. It is located in Middleton, but is so close it’s worth mentioning. Kids can enjoy a fun cooking class during the birthday party! (Who knows, maybe this’ll motivate them to become little chefs?) Don’t worry, in addition to a healthy meal lesson, they will get a yummy birthday cake – check out the website for some cute photos such as the “chocolate monster” cake. They even offer ice cream cakes. Bean Sprouts also provides tea parties at a very affordable cost. They are located at 6719 Frank Lloyd Wright Avenue in Middleton and the phone number is (608) 826-6YUM. Visit the website for full details on this fabulous birthday experience!
Have you ever caught your little one jumping on the bed? If so (or even if you haven’t) they would have a blast at a Bounce U birthday party. It is an basically an indoor inflatable playground – full of giant inflatable jumpers and slides. The kids will have fun pretending to be popcorn, and the parents will like it that you wore the kids out for a good nap. Bounce U is very experienced in the birthday party business. They have three different types of party packages. If you want, they’ll take care of the invitations, table ware, birthday cake, pizza, drinks, balloons, party favor bags and more. Check out the website for full details. They are located at 4009 Felland Road and the phone number is (608) 244-4386. You will not be disappointed in a birthday party at Bounce U.
Another terrific place to host your Madison birthday party is Kids Junction. It is a preschool learning center, but don’t fret, they enjoy hosting birthday parties as well. Their basic birthday party package includes fun games and activities left by a birthday party specialist, invitations, table ware, set-up and clean-up. Their “better birthday party package” includes the same plus refreshments, lunch, and more staff help. Their “Best Birthday Party Ever” package offers a themed party with interactive activities and a special gift (arts and craft activity) for each child. Their address is 8084 Watts Road and the phone number is (608) 827-543. Kids Junction is a fabulous location for your kids next birthday party!
Party at a Local Park / Playground
Don’t want to blow alot of money on a big birthday bash? If you want to cut back on the cost, consider hosting it at a local park or playground in Madison. After all, your taxes maintain these facilities – take advantage of them! Just bring a cake (homemade or store-bought), maybe buy a pinata and you’re good to go. It might be a little extra work, but it could be worth it. If you want games, read “10 Fun Games for an Outdoor Children’s Party” and “Kids Birthday Party Games and Activities.” If you are needing supplies such as invitations and party favors check out, “Where to Find Kid’s Birthday Party Supplies Online.” Just don’t forget to take some tylenol for the migraine headache that might result.