pierce county birthday party locations for kids

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Birthday’s are so magical for children, and they only have so many magical ones. I love planning my children’s birthday parties, we do a friends party every other year and we usually have it at a location. If you are local to the Pierce County area, we actually have quite a few locations for birthday parties, both outdoor and indoor. There’s somewhere for all ages, a few for younger children only.

If you are planning a birthday party and need an idea, I’ve compiled a list of locations with links for more information.

*Good for little ones under 5
Updated 5/2019, prices may change so be sure to check out the information on their website

Birthday Party Locations for Kids

University Place

*Odyssey 1 – for any age! This is a popular birthday location; with an arcade, jungle gym and laser tag. It does get busy during peak hours because it’s open to the public. So, if you are wanting less crowd than go for a weekday or early morning weekend. Included each party package you get a party attendant, set up and clean up, pizza, soda, 10 tokens for each child, supplies.

Pizza taste good, and you have the option of purchasing more food/drinks. The jungle gym package $135.00 minimum, up to 7 kids, $15.99 for each additional child and the laser tag package $159.00 minimum for up to 8 kids, $16.99 for each additional guest

*Defy – Extreme Air Sports, aka trampoline park. Just opened in 2019, all ages will love this place. Party Packages start at $275 and go up. Although we have yet to check this place out I’m sure it’s awesome, as we love trampoline parks!

Rollin 253 – great price if your child likes skating and you do the public session party, they have plenty of the walker for beginner skaters, a few arcade games. You have the party room for an hour, we’ve been to one party here and the only thing I didn’t quite care for the party attendant wasn’t very attentive to the party and seemed very rushed and busy.

Narrows Bowling Alley – we’ve never attended a party here but this bowling alley is very fun, has a great arcade and lots of lanes. 3 different party packages; Basic $14.99 each child, Economy $9.99, Themed $17.99

*The Pod Works – party packages start at $150, play room stocked with toys perfect for ages 1-5, bring in your own food, photo booth with props available.

*Curtis High Pool – Closed for renovations over the summer! Rent the pool and party room out between $112-128

Art Studio 27 – $250 for 10 kids, $25 each additional. Able to bring in own food and drinks, each child gets to take home their own painting.

*Round Table Pizza – rent the party room for free but need to purchase pizzas, most have arcade areas that are always a hit with kids.

*MAGIC in the PNW Character Parties & Events – not necessarily a “location” but entertainment for your party, what child wouldn’t love their favorite princess or superhero to show up at their party? Reasonably priced and they serve to the whole area not just University Place. From Elsa, Anna, Moana, Belle, Spider Man, Wonder Woman, Jedi and more!


Pierce County Science Dome – Do you have a fan of science and space? You can rent the planetarium out for a private show $200 only downside is no party room for cake, ect.

*Lakewood Community Center – party package $80 for use of gym and party room, you’re able to use the tiny tots equipment too, bring in own foods.


*Fircrest Community Center – The community center has many different options for facility rentals, you can rent the gym, 3 different rooms, large pool and wading pool. Prices begin at $55

*Curious Bear Toy & Book Shop


Tower Lanes – we’ve bowled and played mini golf here but have never attended a party here! They have a small arcade area with pool tables. But you do have the option to do a bowling party $12.00 per child OR a mini golf party $12.00 per child

*Pt. Defiance Zoo – if you have an animal lover this location is perfect! Party package is $299 for 15 ticket admission, use of the room, unlimited carousel rides and a special visit from one of the animals.

*Tacoma Children’s Museum – this place is a lot of fun, great place for kids 10 and under! Packages up to 15 kids; $200 for shared play time or $300 for 1 hour private play time in the museum!

*Pump It Up – this is probably one of my favorite party places! Any age kid(and their adults) will love this place! You get the play area to yourself so if you had a little one and didn’t want some random preteens jumping all over your kid, this is your location. Not to mention these are the most involved party attendants I’ve seen, they will help yell tell kids to slow down or be nice! Go to the link for pricing!

*Chuck E Cheese – if your child loves the arcade this is a good location for a party! They have three different party options; $13.99, $18.99, and $23.99 per child.

*Tacoma Nature Center

*STAR Center – this place is so much fun! The indoor play area is perfect for littles under 5 and the older kids love the outdoor play area. Package prices range from $120- 240

*Metro Parks Birthday Party at Jefferson Field House – Ages 3-10 $260 Choose between; An adventure with Tinkerbelle or Captain Hook with Adventure to Neverland or Enjoy Tea with Alice or the Mad Hatter with Alice in Wonderland or Dance away with Princess Aurora from The Sleeping Beauty.
Party includes a special guest, host, arts, costumes, and crafts, and either dance or theatre class!
Sundays 11am-1pm or 2pm -4pm
January 10th – May 29th

*Stewart Heights Pool – have a summer kid? This pool is great fun and has a party room available, can bring in your own food.

*Kandle Pool – fairly close to Steward Heights Pool prices. If you have a summer birthday, this wave pool is fun and has a small sprayground.

Edgeworks Climbing – got a kid who loves to climb? Great birthday location idea. For up to 10 participants between $200-250

Bounce E House – a place full of bounce houses and a party area, you can bring in outside food which is a huge plus. I haven’t been there in a while, we’ve played there once and been to one party at the old location. starts at $249

Edgeworks Climbing – if your child loves climbing you may want to check out their birthday party info $300 for 10 participants

Tea Party at Olive Branch Cafe – maybe your little one wants to have a tea party for their birthday? This location’s got a cute room for a child’s birthday.

Tinkertopia – If you’ve never been to Tinkertopia it’s a great little workshop and store that is perfect for creativity and imagination. Check their site for time slots, pricing starts at $150

Uncle Buck’s Bowling at Bass Pro Shop – Pricing starts at $190 (up to 10 kids, 2 lanes for 1 hour, 2 pizzas, and soda)

Hello Cupcake – Cute little party room for a great price, contact them for more information.

Blue Mouse Theatre – bring in your own movie, bring in your own food and drinks or purchase a soda and popcorn for a small fee. Price starts at $175 for 2 hour rental and $50 for an additional hour.

*Tacoma Arts Community Center – Although this place is just an open space to rent with a tv, kitchenette, tables, chairs, private bathroom. It’s a great place to have your own theme, whether you’re doing a circus, fairy, dance party, ect. Very reasonably priced.

*Round Table Pizza (Hosmer St. and Pearl St. Locations) – rent the party room for free but need to purchase pizzas, most have arcade areas that are always a hit with kids.


Skate Tiffany’s – packages from $14.99 to $18.99 per person

Sprinker Ice Skating – got a fan of ice skating? We have a rink in Spanaway and has birthday party packages $170 and $200

*Wiggle Works – perfect for young children, 48″ and under! Prices range from $129-350

*The Little Gym – for ages 1-12 $225-315

*Jumping Juniors – a little farther out in Sumner, a new bounce house location with a little arcade area and baby/toddler closed off section. Go to the site for info http://jumpingjuniors.org/party-info/

Paintball Sports Park – perfect for the older ones and they have low-impact paintball which is just that the balls are traveling at a much slower pace and they have special markers they use. Must be 8 years and older to participate. $55 per player

*Old McDebbies Farm & Jim’s U Fish – check out more info

*A Simple Wish – Do you have a princess at home? This place is perfect for your little ones if they love to dress up, dance, have a tea party and love to be girly. A few different party packages to choose from, they supply all the dress up clothes and tea party. You even have the option to invite a “princess” from the store for an additional cost.

*Round Table Pizza – rent the party room for free but need to purchase pizzas, most have arcade areas that are always a hit with kids.

Gig Harbor

*Discovery Village – small play area, for children preschool age and under. Packages for $80 and $325

Java & Clay – pricing starts at $30, party room up to 20 people, you can bring in your own food, cake and decorations.

*Ocean5 – bowling, laser tag, arcade and restaurant! Choose from many different party packages, parties for young children all the way to grown up packages.

Santosha Yoga – celebrate your child’s birthday with a yoga party! Contact them for more information.

AR Workshop – A fun art and crafts workshop, contact them for more party information.

*Round Table Pizza – rent the party room for free but need to purchase pizzas, most have arcade areas that are always a hit with kids.

*Cozy Campers Sleepover – not necessarily a location but adorable sleepover rental equipment. They deliver, set up and collect the next day. Packages start at $150


*YMCA’s – go to the page for more info, depending on the location – they have pool, gym, gymnastic parties! For members and non members $150-200

*McDonalds – contact your local McDonalds for prices

*Parks/Pools – looking for a cheap option? Rent a parks picnic shelter and let the kids play on the playground for free!

Bowling Alley – there are more than the two I named!

Movie Theaters

*Community Centers- Key Center, Steilacoom, Tacoma, Ect.

*Craft Stores

Don’t see your location on here, send me an email and I will gladly add it to the list.

If you're in the Pierce County area in Western Washington #PNW, here's a list of birthday party locations for kids.

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