The Greater New Orleans Birthday Party Guide

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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 Palm Tree Playground and New Orleans City Park, as well as all of the other amazing local businesses featured in this guide.

Happy {Birthday} Party Planning!


Palm Tree Playground

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Palm Tree Playground believes in quality, family fun. We celebrate early childhood playtime through playdates and parties and support the community with an indoor facility that is safe, exciting and clean environment where children laugh, play, develop, explore and socialize. Happy children equal happy parents and our focus on customer service is directly related to the adult’s experience at Palm Tree Playground as well.

Our signature Palm Tree Playground birthday parties are designed for parents who want a personalized party outside of their home; Palm Tree Playground offers a fun, inviting and “Pinterest” type party. We have party planned for hundreds of families in New Orleans to help celebrate their child’s special day and allow parents to be guests at their own child’s party.

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New Orleans City Park

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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. A party at Storyland is magical indeed! 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 is also great! 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. Equest Farm, our Tennis facility, and the historic Train Garden in the Botanical Garden are also top notch for birthday parties in 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. We even can provide catering. We invite you to visit our website and then give us a call or send an email: (504) 483-9458 or tcuellar@nocp.org. And don’t forget: birthday parties here are great for kids as well as the kids-at-heart!

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Bookoo Bounce

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At BooKoo Bounce, your party is a piece of cake!

The best plan you can make for hosting a party is booking your event at BooKoo Bounce. BooKoo Bounce provides the absolute easiest, funnest, and best quality event for you and your guests! Best of all, the birthday parties at BooKoo Bounce are PRIVATE. Your party areas will include only you and your guests EXCLUSIVELY! Our private party rooms are modern and roomy, offering a great environment for kids and adults alike to relax comfortably. All parties are two hours long and all you have to do is mail the invitations (which we provide to you), show up, have a blast and leave with a trunk full of presents!

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Louisiana Children’s Museum

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Have a blast! Throw a blow out! Do it up big time!

Kids love parties at the Louisiana Children’s Museum because they’re fun! Parents love our parties because they are easy to plan and a great value. Choose from the LCM’s three birthday party packages and planning your party will be a piece of cake!

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 Elevation Station

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Are you tired of the same old kids birthday party places? Would you like your child to experience a birthday party that defies gravity? If YES, then you have come to the right place! For a unique and stress-free birthday party, bring your group to Elevation Station. Jump to new heights with our fully trampoline-filled playing courts. We offer several out-of-this-world birthday (and special event) party packages to make your party guests JUMP higher than ever before! All party packages include one hour jump time, 45 minutes in the party room, jump socks for each guest, one drawstring bag for the guest of honor, all paper products, utensils and ice for the party room and an Elevation Station Air Crew Member to host your big bash! Elevate your birthday party to the next level at the Station and book your party online with the Elevation Station!

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The YMCA

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We’ve got it all put together for you! Create your own custom birthday party at the Y at any one of our facilities! Package options include youth sports and activities, a rock wall, bounce houses, and pool parties! And new to the Y party package, add a visit from your child’s favorite character! Parties include party coordinator to help make the day great and some awesome party favors. Cake, ice cream, and decorations may be brought in. Parties are two hours long with additional set up and take down time (additional time may be added). Pool parties include lifeguards as well as a designated outdoor party area.  Party options vary by location.  Each YMCA Branch handles its own schedule and reservations.

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You can also connect with each location by phone :: Belle Chasse YMCA (504) 392-9622, East Jefferson YMCA (504) 888-9622, West St. Tammany YMCA (985) 893-9622


KISSYFISH

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KISSYFISH has a variety of personalized items to suit your birthday party needs including pre-designed: invitations, gift tags/stickers, & matching thank you notes (fill in the blank thank you’s too). Some examples of themes are: Storyland (whale/shoe), Zoo, Bounce House, Roller Skate, Carousel (alligator & name), Snowball, Donut, Streetcar, Etc. Any one of their pre-existing designs can be personalized/adjusted to your color scheme or party type – they can even add a photo (no minimum), just fill out the contact form for a speedy response! For all “new design” custom orders there is a 50 card minimum.

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When You Wish Entertainment

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Looking to make this year’s birthday party super magical? When You Wish Entertainment provides the most professional and authentic princesses, super heroes and fairytale characters in the greater New Orleans area. Make your next birthday party everything your child dreams of and more! Voted New Orleans’ #1 birthday party entertainer, we have party packages that fit your every need and add-ons to boost the experience. From the moment we arrive until the minute we leave, the children will be entertained with personal interactions, activities and photo ops you wont find at any major theme park. Why wait hours in a line to meet that special character for a few seconds when we can bring the magic to you?

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Little Pnuts

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Little Pnuts has the perfect gifts for your Little Pnuts. Featuring eco-friendly, natural and sustainably made toys, our toys engage your Little Pnuts and encourage learning through play. Our toys range in age from 0-99.

Little Pnuts offers a Gift Registry, Gift Cards and Free Gift Wrapping. We also have an online store where you can purchase online and pick up in store – perfect for those last minute gifts.

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Embellish Nola

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Embellish NOLA has been offering customized birthday apparel since late 2013. This local, mom-owned shop based right here in New Orleans has a variety of fun and original designs that your child will love! Searching for the perfect outfit for your Disney trip or party? Custom and/or character shirts are their specialty! Rush orders can be accommodated for an additional fee. Free local pick up available.

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Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour

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For an exciting and unique birthday experience that guests of all ages will remember for years to come, the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour is the way to go. Venture deep into the swamp, just 25 minutes from New Orleans, on a spacious and comfortable pontoon boat encountering incredible wildlife and gorgeous natural beauty. Our native guide will share fascinating facts about the swamp and tales of pirates and Native Americans who once explored its land and waters. After a private swamp tour, enjoy a celebration in the large, sheltered picnic area complete with your choice of food, refreshment and entertainment options your group of any size will love. Contact us to start planning a Cajun-style birthday bash at the swamp!

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Painting With a Twist

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Let your child celebrate their birthday with a little bit of paint, a little bit of cake and a whole lot of fun! Painting with a Twist offers easy and unforgettable birthday party options at its New Orleans, Metairie and Mandeville locations. Children’s two- or three-hour birthday packages provide paints, supplies and instruction for the birthday boy or girl and 10 guests to each create their own one-of-a-kind masterpiece, plus cupcakes and custom invitations. We put the ART in pARTy!

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Audubon Institute

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Birthdays only happen once a year! Add wonder and excitement to your childrens’ birthday parties. New Orleans can celebrate their birthdays with their favorite Audubon attractions: Audubon Aquarium, Audubon Cool Zoo, Audubon Insectarium and Audubon Zoo. With kid-friendly menus, specially designed children’s party areas, and dedicated birthday staff, an Audubon Birthday Party is a sure success!

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La Petite Tea Room

la petite 5La Petite Tea Room is Metairie’s premier party venue that has been creating beautiful tea parties since 2010. Children’s birthday parties are complete with stylish dress-up for fashionistas ages 3 and up. Choose from a variety of themes: Princess, Fairy, Frozen, Diva, Dolly & Me, Shabby Chic, Sleepless Slumber and Ice Cream Sundae parties. Activities include: crafts, nail painting, a fashion show, tea time, and age-appropriate games. La Petite Tea Room also specializes in hosting private teas including baby and bridal showers. Formal high tea and buffet style shower packages are available. Mommy & Me teas are offered weekly and provide manners teaching in an elegant setting for family and friends.

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Culinary Kids Mandeville

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At Culinary Kids no two parties are ever alike! Energetic instructors lead guests through interactive recipes. Kids make party food and a fun mess! The birthday boy or girl can choose to host a pizza party (always a crowd-pleaser) or WOW guests with a specialty menu like tacos, pancakes and more. If you have a creative request or theme, we can work with your ideas. Parties are 90 minutes long and include: food for children, lemonade and paper products for children, crafty chef hat, favors for kids to decorate, gift record, invitations to print AND a personalized gift apron autographed by party guests for the Birthday Child to remember their special day! Personalized and professionally embroidered aprons can also be ordered for an additional fee. Keep in mind … the kids can’t have ALL the fun! We do ADULT parties as well with professional chefs and gourmet meals, call to customize a grown-up experience you’ll never forget!

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Love Swimming

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Love Swimming offers birthday parties! All parties are scheduled on Sundays between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm. Parties include use of the facility, staff to help with set up and clean up and organized swim games. Parties include a max of 20 children and children under age 5 and/or unable to swim must be accompanied by an adult in the water.

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Pony Tales

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Pony Tales has been making kids in the Greater New Orleans area happy with pony rides and pony pulled wagons since 1983. Our well trained, sweet, clean ponies will bring smiles to the faces at your party. Our ponies are part of our family and are loved and cared for their entire lives and we love sharing them with YOU! We pride ourselves on our professionalism and keeping your kids safe while having a good time. Kids don’t always get to interact with ponies and horses in our modern times so what a great idea to have ponies for your kids party so they can get to ride, pet and learn about them! We can bring our ponies to you at your home or location or you can have a party here at our barn in St Rose and get to meet lots of different horses and ponies and our chickens and goats too!

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Bricks 4 Kidz Birthday Parties

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Give your child the best birthday party on the block building our LEGO models that are like no other.  Games, challenges, and hands-on STEAM activities enhance your child’s birthday experience. With  a variety of themes and model builds available, we can tailor the party to the interests of your child. Do you have a lover of Superheroes? Minecraft? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Pokemon? No problem! Have a girl who loves building with LEGO Bricks? Let us put together a package for her! Packages starting at $275 for 15 kids. Ages 3-13

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The Little Gym of the Northshore

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Why are we among the top birthday party places for kids?  Named Best Gym Party by Parents Magazine, an Awesome Birthday Bash at The Little Gym of the Northshore gives your birthday kid and their friends the full run of the facility, filling the celebration with instructor-led games, music, and fun 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! An Awesome Birthday Bash party is an hour and a half and includes: a qualified birthday leader plus and assistant, all the set-up and clean-up, paper goods, drinks & ice cream for each child in the party room, a gift registry (if you open gifts while you’re with us), a The Little Gym t-shirt for the Birthday Child and invitations!

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About to Bounce Inflatable Rentals :: About to Bounce delivers inflatable bounce houses and water slides all across New Orleans. We have inflatables, tables and chairs and concessions that will make your party or event a blast!

A Spoonful of Sugar :: Host the sweetest party in town at A Spooful of Sugar where your little chefs whip up tasty treats. Children enjoy learning to cook while adults enjoy the charming environment.

Candyland Inflatable Party Place :: Candyland Inflatable Party Place is a great place on the Westbank for Birthday Parties, Open Play, Team Events, and Group Functions. Our indoor facility  features inflatables games, obstacle course, slides, and assorted bounce houses.

Chateau Sew & Sew :: Bring your friends and join us at Chateau Sew & Sew for a crafty party! Celebrate with us and at the end of the party you and your friends will take home a gift made by you!

COP A DONUT :: Children get to play Chef! Children are able to roll and cut their own donuts and then decorate them (comes with drinks for $10/child).

Cupcake Castles Travel Company – Tara Jones, Travel Specialist :: Out of ideas to celebrate your child’s birthday? Give the gift of a Disney vacation, and create family memories that will last a lifetime!

Empire Gymnastics :: Empire Gymnastics provides an open gym environment for a one and a half  hour period. We have party blocks available on Saturday at 2pm and 4pm and on Sunday starting at 10am and 12pm

Essie’s Sparkling Confections :: Essie’s Sparkling Confections can make personalized sugar cookies to match any birthday party theme! The cookies can be served family style on platters, or can make the perfect party favor for each guest!

JCB Creations :: JCB Creations makes hand decorated cookies and cakes to give any celebration that perfect touch!

JD Sports Mobile Gymnastics, Yoga, Dance and Soccer :: Let us bring the party to you! We can set up our famous GYMNASTICS obstacle course, have age-appropriate games, and finally, let you enjoy your child’s party while we do the work. Parties can take place in your back yard, community center, church social hall or any where you can make some space for us!

Kidding Around Yoga with Bella :: Kidding Around Yoga With Bella creates custom parties including a unique, fun-filled yoga class, lots of music, a no-mess craft project and more. We have countless options to create a very special one or two hour experience for the birthday child and everyone!

Let’s pARTy Nola :: Let’s pARTy NOLA specializes in custom invitations, coloring book favors, party décor and gifts. We also offer both printed (.97 each) and digital (only $6) invitations that will fit your party needs perfectly.

Nolafionnah Children’s Boutique :: The party has been planned, now you need a special custom birthday outfit for your little one! Nolafionnah Children’s Boutique specializes in custom party dresses and outfits that can be worn again and again! We can match color schemes or specific themes.

Party Rentals Delivered :: Let us help you create a successful event with the right tables, chairs, linens and accessories. It’s the service behind our products that ensures the planning, delivery and pickup will all run smoothly.

Photo Booth Rentals :: Our photo booths fit up to ten people in a private fully enclosed booth. Two individual strips print with in 10 seconds! Custom photo strip design included.

Rowdy Rascals :: Rowdy’s Rascals features beautiful, docile and SAFE animals for petting zoo and pony ride parties and other events.

Splendor Farms :: Splendor Farms will provide horses to ride, fishing (bait & equipment provided), visiting with the petting zoo animals, and swimming for only $35.00 per child! Parties are three hours long and can be scheduled at the farm on Saturdays or Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Kupcake Factory :: We use the highest quality ingredients to bake our cupcakes fresh daily. Customers can customize cupcakes, make cakes and cookies for all occasions. Call us for you next birthday, wedding, shower, or corporate event.

Thibodeaux School of Music :: Bring the magic of Kindermusik to your child’s next birthday! Perfect for ages 1-5.

Whimsical Cake Designs :: We specialize in cakes, cookies, and cupcakes for all your special events. So give us a call and let us make a sweet treat for you!


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

Choosing Not To Plan A First Birthday Blowout

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 

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

Go To Gift Ideas for New Orleans Toddler Birthday Parties


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

Tiffany Lanes

Art (Classes/Crafts)

Chez Clay

Chateau Sew & Sew

Jo-Ann Fabric

Painting With a Twist

Posh Paint Pub

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

Sucre

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

Plum Street Snowballs

Rowdy Rascals

When You Wish Entertainment

Jumping (Trampoline Parks/Inflatables)

About to Bounce Inflatables

Bookoo Bounce

Bounce de Lis

Candyland Inflatable Party Place

Crescent City Inflatables

Monkey Room

Sector 6

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

New Orleans City Park

Pearl River Tours

Pony Tales

Rowdy Rascals

Splendor Farms

Sunflower Ranch Farms

The Louisiana SPCA

Rentals

About to Bounce Inflatables

A-maze-ing

Big Easy Photobooths

Cole’s Party Rental

Crescent City Inflatables

Fun Flicks

Funtastic Fotos

Kellie’s Characters

New Orleans Kiddie Ride

Nola Games on Wheelz

Nola Rockstar

Nola Snow

Party Rentals Delivered

Photo Booth Rentals

Sno-Mobile

Wheel Fun Rentals

When You Wish Entertainment

Who Dat Photo Booths

Zoo 2 U

Specialty Parties

Airline Skate Center

A Spoonful of Sugar

Bella Nails

Bricks 4 Kidz

Cop A Donut

Creole Creamery

Culinary Kids

Hard Rock Cafe

The Little Gym of the Northshore

Kidding Around Yoga With Bella

La Petite Tea Room

Palm Tree Playground

Plan at trip to Disney with Cupcake Castles Travel Company – Tara Jones, Travel Specialist

Prytania Theater

Skate Country Westbank

Thibodeaux School of Music

YMCA

Sports/Dance/Gymnastics

All Star Gymnastics

Big Easy Sportsplex

Crescent City Gymnastics

Empire Gymnastics

Franco’s Athletic Club (Mandeville)

Fulton Alley

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

Rock n Bowl

Tumblebus

West Bank Gymnastics

Zephyrs

Supplies/Favors/Specialty Gifts/Outfits

Embellish Nola

Essie’s Sparkling Confections

Facepainting by Irina

KISSYFISH

Let’s pARTy Nola

Little Pnuts

Mandeville Party Company

Nolafionnah Custom Children’s Clothing Boutique

7 COMMENTS

  1. Party Planet Xtreme closed on 2/22/15 per an announcement they made on their Facebook page. I followed them on Facebook, because my son had a party there in late 2013. I was sad to hear they had to close up.

  2. The JD Sports Gymnastics/Dance/yoga company website says they are located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area? Is there a New Orleans location that isn’t listed?

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