The Greater New Orleans Birthday Party Guide

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The Greater New Orleans Birthday Party Guide

Whether you love simple birthdays at home with a few special treats and touches OR pride yourself on Pinterest style birthday extravaganzas at the finest birthday party venues in New Orleans, we are certain that this guide to birthday parties in New Orleans will help you plan the ideal party for you and your family.

Thank you to our premier sponsors New Orleans City Park and Little Pnuts as well as all of the other amazing local businesses featured in this guide.

Happy {Birthday} Party Planning!

New Orleans City Park

We offer birthday party packages that make throwing the party easy! Let the talented staff at New Orleans City Park do all the work. And don’t forget: birthday parties here are great for kids as well as the kids-at-heart!

At New Orleans City Park we have something for everyone! We offer various flexible time slots for any party you want to throw. We offer fun and affordable parties for children of all ages. With venues all over our 1300 acres, we know your party will be a hit! Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is the perfect place for your child’s next birthday party. You can choose between private access to a single or multiple rides in the Park, and have the choice of booking a private party house, or indoor or outdoor locations. Storyland Castle, Pinocchio’s Whale, and our newest birthday party area: The Little Red School House. We also have two beautiful outdoor gazebos. City Putt in City Park is the only mini golf facility in the metro area. We offer two 18-hole courses where you or your child can show off their skills. Our Tennis facility and the Historic Train Garden in the Botanical Garden are also top notch for birthday parties in City Park.

(504) 483-9458

Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe & Party Boutique

Your favorite one stop shop for EVERY celebration is brand new. We have toys, games, books, puzzles, STEM and creative activities curated for all ages, from birth to adult. Our all-new Party Boutique features mix & match party supplies created by brands from all over the world including, Meri Meri, Harlow & Grey and Daydream Society, to name a few. Our fabulous Balloon Bar features helium balloons and non-helium balloon installations for every occasion. We have confetti-filled, feather filled, extra-large number balloons and fancy balloon bouquets. Our brand new event room is the ideal place for birthday parties and celebrations of all kind. We do all the work, so you don’t have to, you simply show up and enjoy your friends and family. We also have daily activities and events, including afternoon playdates, murder mystery parties, game nights, toddler and infant play dates and so much more. As always we offer FREE Gift Wrapping, Gift Cards, Custom Ordering and a Gift Registry. We also provide an online store for those last minute gifts, you purchase online and pick up wrapped & ready – perfect for when you’re short on time. Come on in and let us help you find the perfect gifts and plan the perfect celebration.

(504) 267-5083

The Louisiana Children's Museum

At Louisiana Children’s Museum we make your little one’s big day awesome and easy. Every inch of the museum was designed for maximum fun, so awesome is a given. To make it easy, simply bring your birthday child and we will handle the rest. Super awesome. Super easy. Contact us today to get your birthday party started! Email [email protected] or visit LCM.org/Birthdays.

Luv 2 Play

Luv 2 Play is an indoor playground for kids of ALL ages! The playground is fun for crawlers, toddlers and kids up to age 12! There is a café area with yummy food and delicious pizza! Luv 2 Play specializes in birthday parties; with many different party packages to accommodate all your party needs. Party packages include: a private party room for 1 hour, a party host, unlimited play time in the facility after your party, pizza and a juice box, game card and tons of fun.

Make Luv 2 Play your next party destination!

(504) 267-7263

Lil’ Yats Art & Play

We put the ART in pARTy! Do you have a crafty kid looking for a unique birthday? Lil’ Yats Art & Play is your answer. You pick the theme, and we’ll design crafts to make your event unique. From princesses to slime, it’s always a good time. Our Art & Play Studio is a safe and interactive environment for your Lil’ Yat to celebrate their day and explore their imagination! Features include full art studio, a puppet theater, dress-up area, play kitchen, discovery bin, light table, chalkboard, busy wall and outdoor play. Paint and canvas projects can always be added on. We can accommodate 25+ kids. Great for ALL ages!

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

Bring your little adventurers to Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour for an exciting and unique birthday down at the bayou 25 minutes away from New Orleans. Venture deep into Louisiana’s Cajun Country on a spacious and comfortable pontoon boat with our expert tour guides born and raised in the area. Discover the swamp’s beauty through its incredible wildlife and plant life. Then listen to our guides share famous tales about pirates and Native Americans on their exploration through the bayou. After your private tour, enjoy a celebration on our large, sheltered outdoor party pavilion. You and your group can indulge in your choice of food, refreshments, and entertainment for some extra fun and flexibility. Contact us to start planning your Cajun-style birthday bash at the swamp today!

NOLA Pixie Dust

Bringing classic fairy tale characters to the New Orleans area, NOLA Pixie Dust is the highest quality entertainment that includes live singing, trained actors, and amazing costumes. Our characters create magical experiences with personal interactions, character themed activities, princess/hero lessons, story time, sing-a-longs, mini makeovers, unique photo opportunities & more. From fifteen-minute meet & greets to hour long corporate events, we are more than happy to accommodate any event needing a little extra Pixie Dust. In an all NEW party experience, you can now enjoy a ride alongside your favorite character aboard the NOLA Pixie Dust Party Carriage! Our exclusive NOLA Pixie Dust Party Carriage will take your guests & favorite character on a memorable ride around your party space prior to the character joining the rest of the party for “Happy Birthday” & portraits. Contact us for more information!

Audubon Nature Institute

Celebrate the wonders of nature for your little one’s birthday this year! Audubon has an exciting variety of birthday party venues with special designated party areas, dedicated staff to ensure safety and great service, kid-friendly foods, fun rides, excitement, animals and more! Pick from our exciting attractions and features: Audubon Zoo, Cool Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center. From carousel and train rides after looking at the lions to a special aquatic party room featuring a port hole to watch the sharks, we have the perfect birthday party option for every child!

Party Rentals Delivered

Party Rentals Delivered brings the party to your door! We deliver impeccably maintained party supplies such as tables, chairs, linens, glassware and more for every style event. We have been helping people in the greater New Orleans area throw fabulous events since 2013!

Mad Science

Mad Science birthdays are no mess and hassle-free parties that offer kids a chance to participate in cool science experiments with a certified Mad Scientist! Children will discover the fun side of science as they take part in spectacular science demonstrations including chemical magic, movie special effects and amazing bubbling potions.

NOLA Kidsground

Looking for a party place? Come party with us at NOLA Kidsground, New Orleans’ newest indoor play space. Our friendly party hosts will take care of all of the details — from set up, to serving, to breakdown — so all you have to do is enjoy the party and make some lasting memories with your precious birthday child and your family and friends. Party packages start at $300 and include a juice box, pizza from Vieux Carre Pizza, pastry options from La Louisiane Bakery, and more. Book your party today!

Splendor Farms

Splendor Farms has gentle horses to ride for ages 2 -17, arena or trail rides, themed and overnight! Paint Your Pretty Pony and “Taking Care of Horses” Petting Farm animals, fishing/swimming included! We can customize your party for your child’s age/interests! Forty five minutes from Lakeside Mall.

Laser Tag of Metairie

Birthday parties have never been easier. You pick the party date and package, and we do the rest. If you’ve never been by- come stop in for a tour, we would love to show you why we’re Metairie’s award-winning Family Fun Center. Spin Zone Bumper cars, Rollerball Bowling, Lazer Frenzy Laser Maze, over 80 arcade games- we have it all!

Club Woodlake

Party in our backyard at Club Woodlake! Need the perfect venue for an outdoor swimming or birthday party but you don’t have the space? Our large swimming pool, toddler pool, Jumbo Jumping Pillow, Inflatables, covered decks and indoor event hall all create a unique space for creating the perfect party. Bring your own food, beverages and decorations, plus choose from a variety of add-on options provided at Club Woodlake. Trade your backyard for ours, and let’s throw that party.

Gym Rompers

Kids and parents alike LOVE a Gym Rompers party; from your child’s 1st to 4th birthday Gym Rompers is the perfect place to celebrate! All parties are entirely private rentals, held at our spacious Uptown location, and have lots of fun and interactive equipment for the little ones to climb on and explore. Let us make it easy for you to enjoy your little one’s special day.

The Little Gym

An Awesome Birthday Bash at The Little Gym gives your birthday kid and their friends the full run of the facility, filling the celebration with instructor-led games, music, and fun LEGO® Juniors or LEGO DUPLO® building activities created especially for your birthday boy or girl. And you don’t have to worry about setup or cleanup, making it totally awesome for you too!

Pony Tales

Party in our backyard at Club Woodlake! Need the perfect venue for an outdoor swimming or birthday party but you don’t have the space? Our large swimming pool, toddler pool, Jumbo Jumping Pillow, Inflatables, covered decks and indoor event hall all create a unique space for creating the perfect party. Bring your own food, beverages and decorations, plus choose from a variety of add-on options provided at Club Woodlake. Trade your backyard for ours, and let’s throw that party.

Check Out Some Other Birthday Party Posts and Ideas in the Links Below:

Our Top Ten Birthday Traditions {Making Each Year Special}

The Five Stages of Planning a Birthday Party {How I Learned I’m Not a Party Planner}

Tips & Tricks for Throwing Your Child An Inexpensive Birthday Party 

Eight Ways to Save Money Planning a Party

Birthday Party Etiquette: Invites, RSVPs, Gifts, Oh My!

Go To Gift Ideas for New Orleans Toddler Birthday Parties

Choosing Not To Plan A First Birthday Blowout

Everything You Need to Plan a Cars Birthday Party {With FREE Printables}

Need a party photographer? Check out our Guide to Photographers in and Around New Orleans

Are you looking for birthday party ideas in Baton Rouge? Check out the Red Stick Moms Blog!

Are you looking for party ideas in Lafayette? Check out the Lafayette Moms Blog!

Do you still need more ideas? Check out this comprehensive list of resources around town!

Arcades (Bowling/Laser Tag/Mini Golf)

Adventure Quest

Airline Skate Center

City Putt (New Orleans City Park)

Colonial Bowling

Laser Tag of Metairie

Art (Classes/Crafts)

Chez Clay

Chateau Sew & Sew

Jo-Ann Fabric

Lil’ Yats Art & Play

Painting With a Twist

Posh Paint Pub

Sugar High NOLA

Bakeries

Bakers Dozen Donuts

Boca Dulce Cakes

COP A DONUT

Girls Gone Vegan

Haydels

JCB Creations

Kupcake Factory

Posh Cupcakery

Randazzos

Rosary’s Bitty Balls

Sugar High NOLA

Whimsical Cake Designs and Cookies

Home Entertainment 

About to Bounce Inflatables

Facepainting by Irina

JD Sports Mobile Gymnastics, Yoga, Dance and Soccer

Magician Ray Brown

Party Time Inflatables

Plum Street Snowballs

Pop Up Party Town Tents

Rowdy Rascals

Sugar High NOLA

Jumping (Trampoline Parks/Inflatables)

About to Bounce Inflatables

Bookoo Bounce

Bounce de Lis

Crescent City Inflatables

Monkey Room

Sector 6

Sky Zone Metairie

Museums

Children’s Discovery Center in Hammond

Louisiana Children’s Museum

Outdoor (Animals/Parks/Farms)

Audubon Nature Institute

Cascade Stables

Cajun Encounters Tour Company

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

Global Wildlife

Insta-Gator Ranch

Liuzza Land

Longue Vue

New Orleans City Park

Pearl River Tours

Pony Tales

Rowdy Rascals

Splendor Farms

Sunflower Ranch Farms

The Louisiana SPCA

Rentals and Parties that Come to YOU! 

About to Bounce Inflatables

A-maze-ing

Big Easy Photobooths

Cole’s Party Rental

Crescent City Inflatables

Fun Flicks

Funtastic Fotos

Kellie’s Characters

Lawn Dazzles

My Bath Bakery

New Orleans Kiddie Ride

Nola Games on Wheelz

NOLA Pixie Dust

Nola Rockstar

Party Rentals Delivered

Pop Up Party Town Tents

Sno-Mobile

Wheel Fun Rentals

When You Wish Entertainment

Who Dat Photo Booths

Zoo 2 U

Specialty Parties

Airline Skate Center

Bricks 4 Kidz

Cop A Donut

Creole Creamery

Culinary Kids

Hard Rock Cafe

Little Pnuts

Luv 2 Play

The Little Gym of the Northshore

Kidding Around Yoga With Bella

La Petite Tea Room

Mad Science

My Bath Bakery

Palm Tree Playground

Prytania Theater

Skate Country Westbank

Spoil Me Too 

YMCA

Sports/Dance/Gymnastics

All Star Gymnastics

Big Easy Sportsplex

Crescent City Gymnastics

Empire Gymnastics

Franco’s Athletic Club (Mandeville)

Fulton Alley

Gymrompers

Ivanov’s Gymnastics

JD Sports Mobile Gymnastics, Yoga, Dance and Soccer

Kids and Family Arena

Lakeview Creative Arts

Little Gym

Love Swimming

Mandeville Sports Complex

Northshore Gymnastics

Playmakers Indoor Sports

Rock n Bowl

Tumblebus

West Bank Gymnastics

Zephyrs

Supplies/Favors/Specialty Gifts/Outfits

Embellish Nola

Essie’s Sparkling Confections

KISSYFISH

Lawn Dazzles

Let’s pARTy Nola

Little Pnuts

Mandeville Party Company

Nolafionnah Custom Children’s Clothing Boutique

Stitch NOLA

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