Toddler Birthday Party Ideas in San Francisco

Published Feb 23, 2015

Another year in your toddler’s life has passed and you’re wondering where the time went! It’s time to get planning and lucky for you I’ve gone ahead and done some searching and I’ve come up with some great suggestions on toddler birthday party ideas in San Francisco. Round up the crew and get ready to have the best birthday ever!

If you need birthday planning help try It’s a Piece of Cake. They take care of everything from the invitations to the entertainment. Doesn’t a toddler tea party or a puppet show sound fun! This Bay Area family favorite can plan for your venue of choice. To get a quote call 415-987-1946.

At Recess Urban Recreation Center is a special place for kids four years old and under. With over 3,000 square feet of space and kitchen facilities Recess is the ideal home away from home to host a birthday party. They have everything from a climbing wall to art supplies, books and more! Space rentals are available Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons or evenings. Call 415-701-7529 to book.

San Francisco Recreation and Parks offers a number of fun toddler-friendly classes, such as their Simply Fun class for kids aged one to 3 years old. At Simply Fun kids spend time and energy at the indoor playground and then wind down with circle time and a story, read aloud. Recreation centers also offer baking, art and reading classes aimed at active and inquisitive toddlers. Email or phone 415-970-8061 for more information.

Book a Critter Party at the Children’s Creativity Museum. This interactive museum has several creative learning labs, such as the Innovation Lab where kids (or you!) can invent and craft. For $275 ($225 if you’re a member) you and your tow of toddlers will have all-day admissions to the museum for up to 20 people and a private birthday party room for up to two hours. What’s more, a Birthday Coordinator will help you with setup and clean-up for the event. You can book your date ahead of time online.

Take the toddlers to see real critters at the San Francisco Zoo. Children under three years old get free admission and group rates are available for 15 people or more. Plan a party at the Lemur Room or Great Hall at the zoo for under $50 per person, which includes lunch, zoo admission, goodie bags, a party coordinator and more. I love visiting the lemurs and here’s hoping you get the chance to spot the snow leopard!

And if your kids prefer aquatic life, head to the Aquarium of the Bay to watch a shark feeding,  view a 3D film or enjoy a magic show. Groups of 10 or more receive a discount and children two years old and under are free. See if the kids can find Nemo!

Of the many great toddler birthday party ideas in San Francisco, swimming is one of my favorites. It’s a healthy activity with a lot of physical and mental benefits, plus it’s not just fun for the kids, it’s fun for parents too! Check out Chatterblock’s list of kid-friendly swimming pools in San Francisco.

And afterwards why not fuel up at one of San Francisco’s kid-friendly restaurants. Rigolo Cafe and Restaurant has a play area, kids menu and great pizza. Chenery Park Restaurant serves yummy mac and cheese, among other toddler-friendly items. Chenery Park  recommends reservations, and you can do so by calling 415-337-8537.

Who can deny a happy little birthday toddler a celebratory dollop of ice cream—brought right to your door! Ben and Jerry’s Bay Area Ice Cream Catering delivers ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt in favorite flavors such as milk and cookies, banana and peanut butter and triple caramel chunk. Give them a call at 415-263-7233 and stock up on paper towels for a messy, fun and delicious ice cream party.

Classes, creatures, and ice cream—a celebration is in order! There are many great toddler birthday party ideas in San Francisco and hopefully this has got your birthday planning wheels turning. And if you have suggestions for birthday party ideas please share, and visit Chatterblock for more information on birthday party venues in San Francisco.






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