Kids Birthday Parties in San Francisco

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Published Feb 23, 2015

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Find the best kids birthday parties in San Francisco and the Bay Area!

Is your little one’s big day approaching? Planning birthday parties can be quite daunting these days so why not ease the workload and take the party to one of these great venues in the Bay Area! All of these will be guaranteed fun for everyone involved, and some add an educational experience or exploring the creative side. Let someone else take care of the planning so that you can join in on the special day!

San Francisco

Dragonfly Designs – South San Francisco

Dragonfly Designs hosts birthday parties that spark creativity and allow you to create customized handcrafted jewelry for children, teens and adults.  Whether it’s a Beaded Birthday, Bling Fling, or Bead Bash, your child is sure to have a birthday to remember. Dragonfly Designs also offers camps and classes that seek to foster a sense of individuality and encourage children to think “outside-the-box”. Kids get a sense of accomplishment, consciousness, and individuality that empowers children to effect positive change within themselves and their communities through art-based education.

San Francisco Zoo – San Francisco

Whether you’re a kid or a big kid, San Francisco Zoo is the wildest and most fun location in the Bay Area to hold a birthday party! With the daunting task involved in planning a birthday party, the Zoo has made this as simple as possible and has a party package just for you. Base package includes your birthday room, lunch, a personalized cake, a present for the birthday boy/girl, a ride ticket for everyone, goodie bags, animal masks, face painting, and all the decorations! There’s no doubt that the Zoo will give a fun and memorable birthday experience.

Aquarium of the Bay – San Francisco

Have a fun-filled birthday party among the fish and cute little otters at the Aquarium of the Bay! You can even have a Shark Sleepover, where you can sleep in crystal clear tunnels surrounded by sharks, bat rays, and thousands of San Francisco Bay’s most fascinating inhabitants. You’ll also get the opportunity to touch what lives under the waves of San Francisco Bay, cool! These are very popular, so make sure to inquire and book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Hop-n-Play – San Bruno

Hop-n-Play is a sparkling new and unique walk-in indoor children’s playground and party facility. Little kids all over Bay will love the play equipment–because almost all of it moves! Along with an abundance of great new, colorful toys, parents will have a blast playing with their children. Everybody will have a great time, laugh and play together, and get a refreshing mind and body workout in the process.Hop-n-Play’s facility also features two party rooms where kids can celebrate their birthdays and other parties with their friends and family! Hop-n-Play is stimulating, entertaining, and did we mention that it’s fun?

The Peninsula

Rainbow Chefs – San Mateo

Rainbow Chefs was created to make the difference in as many children’s lives as possible by teaching life lessons through the amazing world of Culinary Arts. With their birthday parties, enjoy all of the joys of a special celebration with none of the clean up. Sit back, relax, and let Ranbow Chefs do the work for you with an all-inclusive party, either at your place or theirs. Guests will leave with a memorable impression of fun in a culinary experience participating in their custom cooking activities.

Marina’s Sewing School – Burlingame

Why not make your child’s birthday party fun and exciting with sewing activities!? Marina’s Sewing School‘s goal is to teach sewing skills to children 6-12 and teens using kid friendly patterns and introducing them to fashion design concepts. Program is focused on sewing clothing that children can wear as well as creating craft projects.

Art Attack – Burlingame

Art Attack art studio hosts youth, teen and adult Art Parties! These are perfect for all occasions. Included in party packages is an Art Attack t-shirt for the lucky birthday boy/girl, plus art supplies and instruction for up to 10 guests- more guests welcome for an additional fee.

South Bay

SwaRay! Party & Play Center – Sunnyvale

Party places are kind-of the same: they are noisy, rowdy, cookie-cutter places that don’t acknowledge how different kids can be. So SwaRay! was opened by a mom who had lots of experience with kids of all temperaments. She has built a facility with unique play things you won’t find at other party centers, and divided the space into IMAGINATION and ACTION play places, so kids can find activities they are ready for without feeling lost or left out. And she hasn’t forgotten about the teens and adults who may dread sitting through children’s parties: grown-up games like foosball, air hockey, and basketball get everyone involved. Every room has surprises built in, so you’ll keep discovering fun things to see and do.

Special Offer! Mention ChatterBlock and receive $20.00 off your party reservation!

Tech Museum of Innovation – San Jose

Celebrate the next birthday with an engaging experience at the Tech Museum of Innovation! With multiple packages to suit your needs, you will have access to a private party room, party supplies, gallery admission for up to 25 guests, and a $10.00 gift card to the Tech Store for the birthday boy/girl. Additional packages include admission to an IMAX film(with a personalized birthday announcement at the beginning!), behind-the-scenes IMAX tours, or even taking friends to the most unique party setting around- a hands on, interactive science lab! These packages are for members, so check out their website for more information.

Color Me Mine – San Jose

Color Me Mine is a fun, relaxing, and unique way to get a group together. They specialize in event planning for all occasions and birthdays there are especially a blast! There’s 3 birthday party packages to choose from, which all welcome parties from 8-50 people (or have a To-Go Party!). Everyone will get their own ceramic piece to paint and explore their creative side together. Time is set aside for snakes, food, refreshments, and cake but depending on the package this is either included or you can bring your own!

East Bay

Sticky Art Lab – Berkeley

Gather up your friends and family and spend some creative time together in Sticky Art Lab‘s clean, organized workshop space. Sticky Art Lab is a place where children and their caregivers can experiment with earthly and recycled materials and bring home a mindful art piece. It’s the family art lab you always wanted at home — they made it for you! What better way to celebrate such a special day than to have all your favorite people around you, chatting, crafting, building, laughing, and making something to remember the day by?

AbrakaDoodle – Fremont, Newark, Union City, Pleasanton

Abrakadoodle parties are a great way to introduce Abrakadoodle to friends and family for creative fun! They provide a happy, engaging teacher, creative activities, art materials, lots of smiles and laughter and a masterpiece for each child to take home! Choose one of their popular themes, such as Party Pirates, Monet Water Lillies, Castle and Dragons, or they can create a special art activity for your party or special event!

Bay Area Fun Jumpers – Oakland (Serving entire Bay Area)

Bring some extra fun to you with Bay Area Fun Jumpers! They supply, deliver, and set up children’s inflatable jumpers for any party or occasion. Check out their website to see their great inventory of themed party jumpers as wells as a variety of party supplies, fun food machines, and more!

Kids Castle – Newark

Kids Castle has been providing safe, fun and entertainment for over ten years. It has adapted its facilities to fulfill the needs of children and their families. Kids Castle offers a full range of exciting, colorful play equipment designed for their specific needs. Their certified “fun specialist” will arrange all of the festivities, so you parents can enjoy the fun with your children!

North Bay

Mill Valley Potter’s Studio – Mill Valley

Mill Valley Potter’s Studio offers two different options for Birthday Parties: the “Paint It” option or the “Build It” option. These packages are 2 hours long and will have kids smiling the whole way through. The staff is positive and encouraging, and believes that all learning should be fun. Kids will love working with clay as it gives them the chance to not only see and hear how to do something, but also how to feel it. So bring the kids and get messy at Mill Valley Potter’s Studio (because hey, you don’t have to handle the clean up!).

Find even more great venues for kids birthday parties in San Francisco and the Bay Area on ChatterBlock! Also check out our most popular events happening in your community.


Written by Joelle Blaikie

Trying to make lives easier one parent at a time.

Joelle is the Product Manager at ChatterBlock and is eager to share interesting stories, upcoming events, and fun ideas to do with your kids & family. Passionate about her community, avid traveler, and proud auntie.

Want to get in touch? I'd love to hear from you. Email me at joelle.blaikie@chatterblock.com

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