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Best Locations in DFW for Birthday Parties

20-Plus Ideas for Unique Events


DFW has many great locations for planning your child's birthday party. We'll point you in the right direction but we won't clean up the mess! The good news is that when you go to a venue that specializes in birthday celebrations, they usually will clean up the mess.

Whatever you do, don't forget the goody bags. Quote I actually heard leaving a birthday party, "It's all about the goody bags."

1. Adventure Landing

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This mega-entertainment complex features an arcade, go-karts, miniature golf, laser tag and batting cages open every day of the year, including holidays, with the exception of Christmas Day

For a minimum of 8 people starting at $19.99 per person + tax:

  • Trained Party captain to host & organize your party.
  • Decorated table for 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Each child chooses and builds a stuffed animal
  • 10 Arcade tokens per person
  • Choice of hot dog or slice of pizza per person
  • Unlimited soda and popcorn 
  • Paper Products included
  • Birthday bag with coupons and discounts
  • Balloons

Birthday person receives birthday mug with group picture, 200 Redemption Center Points, free Super Saturday Pass.

Adventure Landing, 17717 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252. 972-248-4653

2. American Girl Place

Ideal Age: 5-10

Every girl loves a birthday party at American Girl. Birthday parties for girls age 5 and up start at $24.50 per person for a meal, cake and ice cream, pink lemonade, goody bag and tiara for each party guest.

Dallas Galleria, 13434 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240. 877-247-5223

3. Amy's Cookies

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Host a baking and decorating Cookie Party for 10. Amy brings the dough, cutters and icing to your house. Each guest gets to roll the dough and cut out 4 cookies each and then decorate them. Usually guests want to eat one of their masterpieces right away--but they can take the remaining 3 cookies as their party favor.

Cost: $150 for 10 guests.

Amy's Cookies: 972-712-9343

4. Aqua Shop Indoor Surfing

Dude, it would be totally awesome to hang 10 with your buds (translation: host your birthday party with your friends) at the Aqua Shop. You can totally surf some gnarly waves indoors on the Flowrider. Book some really rad packages from one to four hours with your own flowrider trainer, private party room and access to other fun activities. (I apologize in advance for writing in my best Jeff Spicoli voice). Aqua Shop, 6121 W. Park Boulevard, Plano, TX 75093. 469-366-0110.

5. Build-A-Bear Workshop

Each guest can make a stuffed animal friend. Starting at only $10 per guest. Different locations have food partners like Nestle Toll House Cafe and Chick-Fil-A.

I recently walked into Build-a-Bear and they have partnered with Nickelodeon. Now your kiddo can build-a-bear or bunny with fashion inspirations from the Nick show "Victorious." The "Always in Style Bear" with peace signs and hearts is just one of the new Victoria Justice creations. And of course the catchy tunes playing throughout the store are from Miss Justice as well. 

Locations: Arlington (The Parks Mall), Dallas (Northpark Mall), Fort Worth (Ridgmar Mall), Frisco (Stonebriar Centre), Garland (Firewheel Town Center), Grapevine (Grapevine Mills Mall),

6. Celebration Station

Celebration Station offers birthday party packages that include pizza, soft drinks, bumper boats, go-karts, paintball and more! $129.99 plus tax for 10 people includes all-you-can-eat pizza and drinks, $7 game play per person, invitations, host and more for a 90-minute party. Paintball parties available too. Add on extras like laser tag, ice cream, goodie bags, pinantas and more.

Celebration Station, Located at the SW Corner of 30 & 635, 4040 Towne Crossing Blvd., Mesquite, TX 75150. 972-279-7888

7. Cosmic Jump

Cosmic Jump is an indoor trampline entertainment center that recently opened in Allen. Birthday parties can be hosted here. Cosmic Jump even has a pink party room available for girls' parties -- complete with color-coordinated tableware and candles. It can accommodate 15-50 guests. You're allowed to bring in your own specialty birthday cakes (but no other outside food). Theme parties include Diva parties (with pink and black), princess parties, Hawaiian luau parties, disco/rock star parties and more.


Trampolines, dodge ball courts, aeroball, slam dunk courts and more. Events can glow at night, music by DJs and more. It's safe: tramplines areas are protected with safety netting or walls.


8. Chuck E. Cheese's

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Age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids love. Food offerings include a new and improved pizza (100% mozzarella cheese, crispier crust, dough is freshly made/never frozen), and birthday cake but they also have a garden fresh salad bar (with grapes), buffalo wings, veggie platters, sandwiches and more. My 6-year-old loves when Chuck E. Cheese sings on stage -- and grapes.

For ease, visit the website to send Evite invitations.

DFW Locations: Allen, Arlington, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Irving, Lewisville, N. Richland Hills, Plano, Rockwall, White Settlement.

9. Dallas Zoo

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Turn your child's special day into a zoo safari. The Dallas Zoo has a special reserved area for the party and they provide cake, party favors, a special present for the birthday child, animal interaction by the zoo keeper and all-day admission for guests. Upgrade your package to include hamburger or hot dog buffet, cotton candy, popcorn, all-you-can-eat buffet, carousel rides, monorail passes and more.

Dallas Zoo, 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75203. 214-670-5656

10. Dave & Busters

All Birthday packages include family style menu or buffet, unlimited soft drinks, a Power Card for each guest and even a special gift for the birthday child! With over 200 games to choose from -- everything from the classics to the latest and greatest interactive and video games. Many simulator games such as formula race cars, fighter jets and motorcycles, and a golf simulator. Retro favorites like Ms. Pacman and Galaga plus shuffleboard and billiards.


Enjoy half-priced games every Wednesday.

Where: Arlington, 2 locations in Dallas, Frisco.

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