Balloons, Cake, Presents . . . and the Idea Guide to an Unforgettable Birthday Party

Birthday Party Guide (Family Fun Calgary)

Birthday parties are a highlight for kids, but they can be a lot of work for the parents! Between sorting out food and presents, it can be a challenge to come up with fun ideas your kids will love for a memorable birthday party. But you also want something that won’t stress you out. We’ve put together this guide to help inspire you and make your life just a bit easier.

Birthday Parties at Butterfield Acres (Family Fun Calgary)Birthday Parties with Butterfield Acres

Have a little animal-lover in your life? Consider a Butterfield Acres Farm Birthday Party to celebrate their special day! Bring your party to the farm . . . OR have the farm come to you! Parties at the farm are available from April through September. There are four different party options to choose from (which can also be customized to meet your needs). The farm can come to your party year-round! There are four different party options for this too. Read more about it here.

Pinnovate Calgary DIY Workshop and Birthday PartiesPinnovate DIY Studio

Pinnovate DIY Studio is a brand new craft studio in southeast Calgary that is designed for creative minds of all ages. There are 5 different DIY party options. Book a fairy garden party or a slime party (where the kids can paint a slime monster, and of course, make slime!). Maybe a DIY bubblegum machine or an instructed paint party will be just the thing for the next birthday party! Read more about it here.


Breathe Parkour Birthday (Family Fun Calgary)Breathe Parkour Birthday Parties

I dread birthday parties. So, we checked out Breathe Parkour. Breathe Parkour is a space dedicated solely to the sport of parkour. Parkour is a sport that developed from military obstacle course training. It involves getting from one point to another, through complex surroundings such as an urban environment, as quickly as possible. It involves running, jumping, climbing, swinging, you know, all those things kids love to do! It was a party both kids and parents loved! Read more about it here.

The Calgary Zoo puts on great birthday parties (Family Fun Calgary)

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Calgary Zoo Birthday Parties

Looking for an awesome birthday party idea that doesn’t involve hours of housework before and after the main event? The Calgary Zoo is the perfect venue for your child’s next birthday bash! What better way to celebrate your child’s big day than with their closest friends (up to 25 guests) and favourite animals too? Calgary Zoo birthday packages even let you choose your party activities and add gift bags or catering options. Best of all, you just need to book and show up; the zoo staff take care of the rest! Read more about it here.

The Great Beads-on-Wheels Company

Lucie Brouillard is the perfect pick for birthday party festivities. Living in the Calgary area, she is an internationally renowned and award-winning artist for face and body painting. Between corporate gigs, Lucie offers birthday party painting for children of all ages. A quintessential artist, she also loves beading and has collected quantities of beads from all over the world and has added beading parties to her birthday party packages. Read more about it here.


At the end of the day, most parents just want to give a satisfied sigh and feel like their child enjoyed themselves and felt special on their birthday. But whether the party is large or small, cliched or unique, doesn’t matter as much as creating a space to let your child know how valued and loved they are and that they hold a significant place in your family. Happy birthday!

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