11 Fun Kids Birthday Party Ideas (2024)


Birthday party venues on Peerspace typically cost $50 — $350 per hour.

Birthday parties are some of the most memorable occasions in our children’s lives. Maybe it’s because these celebrations are still such a novel experience that the years haven’t all started to blend yet. Even so, you can make each birthday even more memorable by picking a different theme, location, and activity each year. Whether your child is still a toddler or almost a teenager, these fun kids birthday party ideas will help you throw an exciting celebration for children of all ages.

Combine any of these ideas with a perfectly suitable Peerspace kid’s birthday party venue, and you’ll have the most winning combination on your hands! Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals and makes it easy to discover and book amazing venues near you for all your important events.

1. Take a field trip somewhere fun and educational

The Museum of Selfies
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One of the best ways to throw a memorable birthday party is to take a field trip to a new location. This idea works best if you’re planning an event for a small group and other parents are coming along as well to chaperone the kids. Popular options are the zoo, a children’s museum, a park, or a movie theater. Some of these venues have pre-designed packages that make it easy to book a private room where you can celebrate with pizza, games, and a birthday cake.

2. Rent a backyard on Peerspace and let your kids run wild

Spacious Backyard Oasis in grand prairie
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If you want the flexibility to put together a party from scratch but don’t want to host it at your own house or apartment, consider renting a venue on Peerspace. You can search by venue type and event size to find one that’s suitable for a small group of kids or teenagers.

For example, this spacious private backyard oasis in Grand Prairie, TX is large and open enough for groups of up to 80 guests. It has covered seating, an adorable water feature, and barbecue grills so you and your guests can easily cook up something tasty for the little ones.

Learn more about booking a yard space with our guide on how and where to rent a backyard for a day!

3. Go bowling at your very own alley

Private Bowling Alley seattle rental
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Going bowling is a popular kids’ birthday party idea — but it’s best if you don’t have to share the bowling alley with other groups. That’s why this private two-lane bowling alley in Seattle is a great option. It has room for 20 people, and you can bring your own food and drink. Plus, there are automatic bumpers, making it suitable for young children, and several flatscreen TVs.

This venue is part of a residential community with an adjoining lounge that you can rent out as well if you need more space. It has a kitchen and pool table, and is ideal for middle school-aged children or young teenagers who want a little less supervision at their party but aren’t old enough to go out on their own yet. Just ask your host to make sure the venue will be appropriate for your age group.

4. Throw a pool party at an amazing private oasis

Palm Springs Resort-Like Colorful Pool
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It should be a rule that summertime birthday parties have to include water! Are your kids old enough to swim, but you don’t have a pool? No worries; simply book a pool party venue through Peerspace! One amazing option is this colorful pool and backyard space in Los Angeles, CA. It provides you with an adorable pool with floaties, a hot tub for the adults, and an outdoor lounge space.

According to a Peerspace reviewer: “The space is lovely and the pictures are an accurate representation of the place! It has a nice combo of lounge chairs and table seating. Everyone in the party was very comfortable. The pool floats are a great addition. The hosts are exceptionally quick with responding.”

5. Enjoy a water balloon fight

Furnished Interior Designer's Jersey Backyard Oasis
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For kids who can’t swim yet, cool off with water balloons instead. Set up a sprinkler system in the backyard, or play dodgeball and capture the flag with water balloons and squirt guns.

6. Set up a photo booth

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Photo booths are one of the most fun kids birthday party ideas that can be combined with other activities, such as a costume party or dress-up game. You can rent a professional photo booth, or set up your own using a camera, colored backdrop, and standard lighting equipment. Either print them out on site for your guests to take home, or share them later via an online photo album.

7. Host a movie screening

Boston's Finest Private Movie Theater Rental
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Going to the movies isn’t as much of a novelty as it used to be, but there are still ways to make it special for a fun birthday outing. One option is to rent a private movie theater, which is a breeze to do with Peerspace. While there are options in cities and towns across the country, we love this finest private movie theater rental in Boston, MA. It includes professional movie theater equipment and comfy seating. Your kid can choose the movie and be as loud as they want! Make it a Disney singalong, or choose a family-friendly movie the parents will enjoy, too.

8. Play karaoke (or sing and dance to the latest TikTok kiddie craze)

kids party space in northbrook
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Bring some music to the birthday party by hosting a karaoke contest or dance game. Get interactive by streaming the latest dance trends from TikTok that are age-appropriate for your child and their friends. It’s a great way to get the kids singing and dancing along. If your kids are especially musical, you can also set up real guitars and a drum kit!

Check out these great dance party ideas to bring your kid’s energetic gathering to life!

9. Go for a bike ride

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Has your child recently learned to ride a bike? Let them show off their skills with a bike-themed birthday party. Host the event at a park or a bike-friendly space where you can plan an obstacle course or a scavenger hunt. Your guests don’t all have to be at the same skill level, either. This mom explains how she hosted a bike scavenger hunt for her kid’s 5th birthday by breaking up into two groups, with parents following around on foot for support.

10. Gather around a cozy campfire

Cozy Campfire Backyard ⛺️Glam King Bed
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Another great idea for an outdoor birthday party is to have a bonfire or campfire. That gives you the option of making s’mores, popcorn, and other foods that can be roasted on the bonfire. This is among the top kid’s birthday party ideas for groups that understand fire safety, such as scout troops, but younger kids can enjoy it, too, with enough adult supervision.

Book a firepit at a campground or beach, or rent a private Peerspace venue that has one in the backyard. If you’re in the Houston, TX area, you need to check out this cozy campfire backyard of a home in the Greater Third Ward. Its interior boasts all the comforts of home, while the backyard has a lovely fire pit. Bring a guitar to sing some birthday songs around the campfire!

11. Keep the little ones busy with arts and crafts

Bright and Colorful DIY Maker Art Studio in the Hayes Valley
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Finally, for the artsy types, an arts-and-crafts table is among the best kid’s birthday party ideas. This is a great option for kids of all ages, as you can choose age-appropriate crafts, from making simple party favors to painting pottery. Either purchase DIY items, such as paint, markers, glue, and stickers, or head to a workshop venue booked through Peerspace. That way, you can enjoy a professional space and a facilitator who can provide all of the supplies and instructions you need.

For our friends in the Bay Area, you can book this bright and colorful DIY maker art studio in San Francisco, CA (pictured above). It has space for 25 little artists and provides all the tools and equipment you could need to make adorable crafts. On the other coast, there’s also this creative studio for workshops or parties in Leesburg, VA. It also provides plenty of seating and all the art supplies you need for a fun and artsy afternoon.

Kid’s birthday party ideas: conclusion

Throwing a kid’s birthday party can be a lot of work, but the smile on your kid’s face will make it worth the effort! Remember, you can take some of the stress out of the day by renting a stylish, safe, and fully equipped event venue through Peerspace, and adding additional gear and services to your booking that the venue’s local host offers. It’s a quick and easy way to start checking off those party-planning to-dos!

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