Planning Birthday Parties From A to Z

Megan Cassidy compiles an A to Z list of birthday party venues in and around Richfield.

Birthday parties provide families and friends the opportunity to celebrate the birth of our children and can be small and intimate or big and brazen. They can cost next to nothing (cake mix and a few candles) or thousands of dollars. You choose! 

Sometimes it's fun to make the party about your child's interests. If you're looking for an off-site party so you don't have to clean your home before and after, check out the following A to Z list I've compiled. If you know of other great birthday party sites, please share the organization and their website in the comment section.

Disclosure and warning: The intent of this post is to gather as many birthday party venues as possible and because I have had little if not any personal exposure to the majority of these places, do not assume that simply because I am posting about them here that I fully endorse them. Because these venues are intended for children, YOUR children, and some cost A LOT of money, I HIGHLY encourage you to seek as much information as possible about these organizations and gather feedback and references from trusted sources before you even sign up for a party. 

AMF Bowling - Bloomington
American Girl Doll - Mall of America
Bead Monkey - Edina
Bell Museum of Natural History - Minneapolis
Broadway Party Rent
Brunswick Bowl- Burnsville
Build-a-Bear - Mall of America
Chuck-E-Cheese - Edina & Burnsville (birthday coupons)
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory - St. Paul
Creative Kidstuff - Linden Hills, Edina, and St. Louis Park (sign up for their birthday club for extra discounts)
Dakota Wild Animals - your home!
Edinborough Park - Edina
Elite Gymnastics
Glamour Shots - Mall of America
Grand Slam - Burnsville
Heartfelt - Linden Hills
Hopkins Center for the Arts - Hopkins
Humane Society
Inflatibles to Rent - Broadway Party RentTwin Cities Inflatables, USA Inflatables
Joann Fabric - Edina
Legoland - Mall of America
McDonald's - Bloomington
Micheals - Bloomington and Richfield
Minnesota Children's Museum - St. Paul
Minnesota Zoo - Apple Valley
Mish Mash - Edina
Nickelodeon Universe - Mall of America
ProKart Indoors - Burnsville
Pump It Up - Burnsville and Eden Priaire
Science Museum of Minnesota - St. Paul
Rainforest Cafe - Mall of America
Redwood Community Center Pool - Burnsville
Science Museum of Minnesota - St. Paul
Sea Life Minnesota Acquarium (formerly Underwater Adventures) - Mall of America
Skateville - Burnsville
Sky Zone - Plymouth
Theatres at Mall of America
Twin Cities Inflatables
USA Inflatables
- Richfield

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Dave Soliday April 07, 2012 at 03:36 AM
Check out Gamin Ride at www.gaminride.com. It's a mobile video game theater that comes to your home, but the awesome part is, the party is in their Theater - NOT in your house!! Best for kids turning 7 and older - and it's awesome for both Boys and Girls!
Megan Meuli April 07, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Good to know. Thanks Dave!


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