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Kids Birthday Parties in the San Francisco Bay Area

Published Oct 7, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Year after year there's another birthday party to plan and stress over. Why not take it easy this year and let one of these awesome birthday party providers help you deliver a memorable day for your little one. 

Find the best kids birthday parties in San Francisco.

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 venues guarantee fun for everyone involved, and some add an educational experience or creative side project. Let someone else take care of the planning, so you can join in on the special day!

San Francisco

Dragonfly Designs

Dragonfly Designs hosts jewelry-making birthday parties that spark creativity and allow you to create customized handcrafted jewelry. Their parties are perfect for kids ages 5 and up, tweens, and teens. Whether it’s a Beaded Birthday, Bling Fling, or Bead Bash, your child is sure to have a birthday to remember. Best of all, they'll come to you! You pick your venue (your home, park, etc.), and they'll be there.

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Photo Credit: Dragonfly Designs 

San Francisco Zoo

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! Birthday party planning can be a daunting task, and the Zoo has made it 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 child, a ride ticket for everyone, goodie bags, animal masks, face painting, and decorations! There’s no doubt that the Zoo will give a fun and memorable birthday experience.

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Aquarium of the Bay

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! These are very popular, so make sure to inquire and book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

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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?

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Photo Credit: Hop'n'Play

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 Rainbow Chefs do the work for you with an all-inclusive party, either at your place or theirs. Guests will leave with a memorable culinary experience participating in their custom cooking activities.

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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. Kids will get to take home their very own sewing creation once the party is over. 

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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 child, plus art supplies and instructions for up to 10 guests; more guests welcome for an additional fee.

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Peninsula Party

Headquartered in Palo Alto, Peninsula Party provides service to the Peninsula, South Bay and San Francisco. They provide top quality party rentals and supplies—such as balloons, cotton candy machines, inflatables, popcorn machines, carnival games, and tables and chairs—for birthday parties and other private events. Peninsula Party’s friendly staff is always available to answer any questions.

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Is your child obsessed with LEGO and robots? Wizbots is too, and they want to make your kid's special day memorable. Wizbots will come to your home with LEGO NXT robotics equipment and all the supplies needed for 90 minutes of interactive robotics fun. Kids will have a brief tutorial on how to build their robots and then design, build, and program working robots. Wizbots' parties are appropriate for children ages 8 and up.

Bay Area Discovery Museum - Saulsalito

Whether you’re planning a children’s birthday party or baby shower, all parties at the Bay Area Discovery Museum have something in common: a great setting and seamless execution. Your party will come with all-day museum admission for your guests, a staff member to help setup and cleanup, and a play and activity corner. The museum can accommodate up to 100 guests. From themed shindigs to the bounce house, the options are endless for children’s birthday parties at BADM!

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South Bay

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 child.

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! 

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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 three birthday party packages to choose from, which all welcome parties from 8-50 people (or have a To-Go Party!). All guests will get their own ceramic piece to paint and explore their creative side together. Time is set aside for snacks, food, refreshments, and cake; you can bring your own food or Color Me Mine will plan it for you at an additional cost.

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Water Aquatics - San Jose

Deck supervisors will set up, run activities, and clean up so you can enjoy your child's birthday. A variety of age-appropriate games are available in the pool for kids ages 1 and older. Meanwhile, music will be playing to put some extra pop in your party. Party invitations are available upon request.

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Children's Discovery Museum - San Jose

Your kid's birthday is sure to be a hit at the "purple museum". Party packages include museum admission for up to 18 guests, party room rental, invitations, and more. Optional add-ons include science activities, art activities, and gift bags.

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Photo Credit: Children's Discovery Museum

Silver Creek Sportsplex - San Jose

LOL Parties at Silver Creek Sportsplex combine the best of all worlds: outrageously fun activities and a private party room. Their fun activities include soccer, dodgeball, jumping on giant inflatables, glow skating, or free play on state-of-the-art indoor turf fields. A coach will also supervise all activities and ensure that everyone is having fun.

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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo - San Jose

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo offers a natural and whimsical escape for your special gatherings. From themed areas nestled in the bamboo forest by Danny the Dragon, to right in the middle of the action by the Redwood Lookout play area, Happy Hollow offers eight diverse outdoor party areas to celebrate your child's special day. There are three party packages to choose from for a range of budgets and group sizes.

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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?

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AbrakaDoodle – Fremont

Abrakadoodle parties are a great way to engage with friends and family in some creative fun! They provide a happy and 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!

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Bay Area Fun Jumpers – Serving the 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!

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Bladium Sports & Fitness Club - Alameda

Let the Bladium's party hosts lead your guests through a fun, high-energy event while you relax! Bladium takes care of the set up and clean up so you can just enjoy the day. With so many exciting activities to choose from, every party is a hit. Activities options include sports such as soccer or volleyball or something different like laser tag, water slides, rock climbing or among others. Parties also include pizza (utensils provided) and time in the inflatable party area.

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Photo Credit: Bladium Sports & Fitness Club

Habitot - Berkeley 

At Habitot, either book the museum after hours or reserve the private party room and receive free museum admission throughout your party. Several packages are offered, all of which include parking validation. Food and beverages may be served, and catering is available at an additional cost.

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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 two 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!).

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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.

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