The Greater New Orleans Birthday Party Guide

Where to host a party in New Orleans?

The Greater New Orleans Birthday Party Guide

The reinvention of the new normal continues! No matter what that may look like for your family, one thing is for certain, birthdays are still happening this year. Whether desire a simple, socially-distanced birthday 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.

COVID-19 Updates

We are aware that the situation surrounding COVID-19 is fluid as are parental comfort levels with gatherings. What we are CERTAIN about is that there are still birthdays to celebrate, regardless. Here are some ideas and notes about varying ways that you can still celebrate depending on your thoughts, wishes and specific families needs.

Stay safe, stay well and we hope this section helps you celebrate! 

  • The Rustic Brush is offering virtual painting parties as well as COVID safe in person parties!
  • NOLA Kidsground is offering a private party add-on option to specific party bookings. Their largest party booking is ALWAYS a private party.
  • Splendor Farms operates in the great outdoors with all staff in masks.
  • Longue Vue’s Birthday Celebrations feature personalized celebration kits. All self-led activities can be customized to your child’s unique interests. These parties are held in the one acre children’s Discovery Garden, perfect for social distancing and outdoor play.
  • NOLA Pixie Dust is happy to bring some magic to your social-distanced birthday celebration with a character appearance via convertible car or carriage in your Birthday Parade Processional!  Additionally, private at-home visits are available for your small gathering.
  • La Petite Palace offers a venue that allows for an intimate guest experience, a ParTEA at La Petite Palace is just what you need for your small soirée!  All parties are reservation only with single party time blocks making it a safe private event.
  • Wheel Fun Rentals of New Orleans requires masks for everyone over the age of 2. All bikes, boats, life jackets, and helmets are sanitized after each use. Group rentals are available.
  • Luv 2 Play offers reduced the party counts to ensure they have enough space for party guests, they require COVID-19 waivers by all guests prior to to the party, hand sanitizers are located throughout the facility and they have private party booking options.

Happy {Birthday} Celebration Planning!

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

***COVID-19 UPDATE :: The museum is CLOSED and not currently booking birthday parties. We are so hopeful to have another update soon.***

Wheel Fun Rentals New Orleans

Wheel Fun Rentals is the perfect place to hold your next birthday party, corporate picnic, or private event! With options including Surrey Scavenger hunts, swan boat paddles, bike tours, and free-for-alls, Wheel Fun has something for every age and every type of event.

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!

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.

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, pastry options, 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.

Pony Tales

Have ponies at your party! We bring them to you or you can visit us at the barn! Pony Tales has been making the kids of the Greater New Orleans area happy since 1983. Our sweet-natured and well-groomed ponies will bring smiles to the faces of the children at your party. Our ponies are well-trained with great dispositions and we have a competent, professional staff.

About to Bounce

About to Bounce Inflatables and party rentals started with bounce houses and water slides and expanded to obstacle courses, mechanical rides, rock climbing wall and carnival games which has us at the top of everyone’s call list. Whether it’s a birthday party, festival, church event, school event or corporate event, About to Bounce is the company to call! We are a fully insured and licensed company that takes safety and cleanliness very seriously which is why we answer the phone 24/7. When you need a company you can count on, call About to Bounce Inflatables!

La Petite Palace

Specializing in elegant tea parties complete with themed dress-up, the La Petite Palace is Metairie’s premier party venue offering a magical party experience for your family & friends. Your party guests will enjoy teatime, crafts, and themed activities all in the convenience of our delicately decorated location. We offer private birthday parties, seasonal special events, character appearances, & more. Whether you’d like a full custom package event or simply an event venue rental for your upcoming occasion, contact our Palace attendants to create an event filled with magical memories for your family!

Airline Skate Center

At Airline Skate Center we have fun for all ages! Book your next birthday party here. We offer private parties starting at $400 and public parties starting at only $120. Airline Skate Center, where the fun times roll!

Little Gym & Jam

Little Gym & Jam is a mobile soft play rental service for infants & toddlers 0-4 years old. We Offer a variety of packages that includes toddler size bounce houses, ball pits, soft play equipment & more! Our mobile play area is fun, interactive, and age appropriate, we promise to keep your little ones entertained for hours. We deliver, set up, and oversee every event to ensure your child and guest are having a safe play experience. We specialize in birthday parties, play dates & more. We Bring the fun to you!

Luv 2 Play

Indoor party space in New Orleans

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 2 hour party. Kid plays for the 1st hour and then enjoy the private party room for the 2nd hour. All parties come with a party host, pizza, juice box, $2 game card and party guest of honor will do a prize drop. Book Now so we can celebrate and have tons of fun!!

The Rustic Brush

new orleans birthday party

DIY wooden craft studio. A social crafting experience for all ages! We have open workshops or you can schedule a private event!

Longue Vue

Birthday Party Venues New Orleans

Celebrate your child’s birthday at Longue Vue with a Discovery Garden Party! Enjoy nature, playtime, and fresh air in our kid friendly garden. Party packages can be customized, and all safety and health guidelines will be observed.

Elisa's Cake by the #Pound

Elisa’s Cake by the #Pound offers creative custom baked goods for all celebrations! Whether you need a cake or cake pops, cupcakes or baked goods, Elisa offers it all. Message Elisa on Facebook or call (504) 500-1909 to learn more.

Adventure Quest Laser Tag

Laser Tag parties New Orleans

Adventure Quest Laser Tag’s parties are the ultimate adventure. Your party guests will enjoy blasting their way through the ancient ruins in our 6,000 sq ft Laser Tag area. Crashing through the jungle on our Bumper Cars and explore the ancient temple during a round of Cosmic Mini Golf. Let them win big in the arcade with Arcade Credits already included in you party package. We offer a variety of party packages, including exclusive use of the facility with UNLIMITED Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Golf.

Creole Creamery

ice cream parlor party options in Metairie Louisiana

Come and make your own sundae with your friends to celebrate your birthday at the Creole Creamery. The Make Your Own Sundae Parties cost $300 and include sundaes for up to 20 people. Guests can choose any one of our current 38 flavors and then create a unique sundae from our table of topping choices.

Backyard Glampers

Birthday Tents to Rent in New Orleans

Are you ready for a UNIQUE party experience for your child? Look no further, we are currently booking outdoor teepee tent parties with movie screens, picnic tables, and/or bell tents. Basic and custom party themes available right in the comfort of your own backyard!

Spun Fun Cotton Candy

Where to order Cotton Candy in New Orleans?

Spun Fun Cotton Candy offers live spinning for weddings, birthdays, gender reveals or any event you can think of. We offer a variety of party packages with the option to order party favors for an additional fee.

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

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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

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 Mom’s Party Guide!

Are you looking for party ideas in Lafayette? Check out the Lafayette Mom’s Party Guide!

Do you still need more ideas for kids’ birthday parties in New Orleans? Check out this comprehensive list of New Orleans birthday party venues and resources!

Arcades (Bowling/Laser Tag/Mini Golf)

Adventure Quest

Airline Skate Center

AMF All Star Lanes

Area 51 Laser Tag

City Putt (New Orleans City Park)

Colonial Bowling

Dave & Busters

Fulton Alley

Laser Tag of Metairie

Rock N Bowl

Safari Quest Laser Tag of Hammond

Art (Classes/Crafts)

Art Time

Chez Clay

Chateau Sew & Sew

Jo-Ann Fabric

Lola’s Art Experience

Painting With a Twist

Posh Paint Pub

The Rustic Brush


Antoine’s Famous Cakes

Bakers Dozen Donuts

Bittersweet Confections

Boca Dulce Cakes

Cake By The Pound

Classy Cookies

Cupcake Concept

Gambino’s Bakery

Giovanna’s Bakery


JCB Creations

Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery

Nothing Bundt Cakes {Metairie | New Orleans | Covington}

Posh Cupcakery


Stephanie’s Bake Shop

Sugar & Spice Twice

The Cupcake Collection

The Sweet Life Bakery

Zoe’s Bakery

Home Entertainment 

About to Bounce Inflatables

Facepainting & Graphics 4U

Facepainting by Irina

JD Sports Mobile Gymnastics, Yoga, Dance and Soccer

Jo Jo the Clown

Party Time Inflatables

Plum Street Snowballs

Pop Up Party Town Tents

Rowdy Rascals

TDK Party Rentals

The Mobile Playground

Jumping (Trampoline Parks/Inflatables)

About to Bounce Inflatables

Bookoo Bounce

Bounce de Lis

Elevation Station

Monkey Room

Party Zone Event Rentals

Sky Zone Metairie

Surge Adventure Park


Children’s Discovery Center in Hammond

Children’s Museum of St. Tammany

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

Kids Konnection Playgound

Liuzza Land

Longue Vue

New Orleans City Park

Pearl River Tours

Pony Tales

Rowdy Rascals

Small World Farm & Petting Zoo

Splendor Farms

Sunflower Ranch Farms

The Louisiana SPCA

Rentals and Parties that Come to YOU! 

About to Bounce Inflatables


Beignet Belle Catering

Big Easy Photobooths

Card My Yard

Coach Jeff’s Party Rentals

Cole’s Party Rental

Dat Rollin Ranch

Flowers with Friends

Fun Flicks

Funtastic Fotos

Inflatable Zoo of the Northshore

Kellie’s Characters

Lawn Dazzles

My Bath Bakery

New Orleans Kiddie Ride

Nola Games on Wheelz

NOLA Pixie Dust

Nola Rockstar

Party Rentals Delivered

Party Tyme Productions

Pop Up Party Town Tents

Sign Gypsies NOLA

Sign Gypsies Northshore


Toddler Express

Wheel Fun Rentals

When You Wish Entertainment

Who Dat Photo Booths

Zoo 2 U

Specialty Parties

Airline Skate Center

Camp Girl Biz

The Candy Bank

Code Ninjas

Creole Creamery

Culinary Kids


Game Changers Mobile Video Game Theater

Hard Rock Cafe

Luv 2 Play

Kidding Around Yoga With Bella

La Petite Palace

Mad Science

Mandeville Social

My Bath Bakery

NOLA Kidsground

Prytania Theater

Skate Country Westbank

Spoil Me Too 



All Star Gymnastics

Big Easy Sportsplex

Crescent City Gymnastics

Elmwood Gymnastics

Empire Gymnastics

Franco’s Athletic Club (Mandeville)


JD Sports Mobile Gymnastics, Yoga, Dance and Soccer

Kids and Family Arena

Lakeview Creative Arts

Mandeville Sports Complex

Northshore Gymnastics

Playmakers Indoor Sports


West Bank Gymnastics

Supplies/Favors/Specialty Gifts/Outfits

Dreamy TeePee Sleepover

Embellish Nola

GEM Printing Company

Little PNuts

Mandeville Party Company

Stitch NOLA

Two Sprouts


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