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 of parties kids love to help inspire you and make your life just a bit easier.
To have a truly successful birthday party, two outcomes need to be accomplished. Firstly, you want your kids to have a wonderful time. But you also want to make it easy on yourself! If your kids love to jump on the beds, cartwheel down the halls, and balance on the railings, Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics has the party you need! Plan a gymnastics-themed birthday bash where the kids can build skills, burn energy, and have a blast, without any stress on your part. Check the articel for a discount code! Read more about it here.
Kids (of all ages!) love to bounce and play; what kid doesn’t get excited at the sight of trampolines?! That’s why you need the Flying Squirrel for your next birthday party. With two locations, in north and south Calgary, Flying Squirrel is the World’s Largest Indoor Trampoline Park, a spring-loaded urban playground with a wide range of attractions. They have 44,000 square feet with wall-to-wall trampolines and the ultimate birthday party experience: the kids will literally be bouncing off the walls! Read more about it here.
Birthday parties at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame invite kids to celebrate their special day surrounded by Canada’s greatest sporting legends. Dozens of interactive and hands-on experiences allow kids to test their skills and have fun while enjoying Canada’s sporting traditions and artefacts, video, and photo collections. The birthday child and friends can shadow box and block goalie shots at the interactive stations, or even fly through the air like a ski jumper! Read more about it here.
When the weather turns cool and the leaves change colour, people think of heading to the local corn maze. But did you know that the Calgary Farmyard (Home of the Calgary Corn Maze) is far more than just a corn maze? It offers animals, games, and terrific family activities all summer long, making it a brilliant destination for your birthday parties! Read more about it here.
Make your child’s party easy and unforgettable with the ultimate location for creating birthday party memories that will last forever, at the Big Fun Play Centre! The Big Fun Play Centre considers what the kids want in a birthday party: friends, fun, and food. But they also consider what parents want in a party. They want their kids to have a wonderful time, in a safe environment, with a minimum amount of stress. Consider it done at Big Fun Play Centre! Read more about it here.
Friends and cake, games and gymnastics: can you think of a better way to party for your child’s next birthday? Altadore Gymnastics Club, with their large facility in southeast Calgary, has everything you need for a wonderful, fun-filled day that your child and their friends will love. Kids of any age will have a blast with their friends at a gymnastics-themed party. The best part for the parents is how easy it is when all you have to do is bring your own cake and goodies! Read more about it here.
The room goes dark. Who is around the corner? You can feel someone watching. With a scuffle and a scurry, you burst out, intent on completing your team’s mission. But if you don’t succeed, well, better luck next time. At least you’re having a great time at your Classified YYC Tactical Laser Tag birthday party! Classified YYC is the only laser tag in Calgary that provides you with missions and tactical military experience. Read more about it here.
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.
Planning a birthday party can add hassle and stress to a busy family’s life. Even if the party is planned at a special venue, it can be inconvenient to drive across town with the kids and all the party paraphernalia that you want to bring, especially if you’re planning a party for the younger crowd. Chinook School of Music solves both these problems! Offering parties for children from ages 6 months to 7 years, the Chinook School of Music party hosts come to you. Read more about it here.
What are your most important considerations when you’re planning a birthday party for your kids? Like many parents, two of my most basic considerations are whether my child will feel celebrated and how effortless the party will be for me, the reluctant party planner! My daughter recently turned 14 and loves crafting more than anything else in the world. Thankfully, Calgary is filled with options and only a couple of years ago the Pinnovate DIY Studio opened. They have birthday parties and all the projects that young teens love! Read more about it here.
Sugar! Excitement! Energy! All the reasons kids love birthday parties are the reasons I approach them with great trepidation. Looking for something that everyone (including me) could love, we booked a birthday party at InjaNation, an epic, indoor “playground” for all ages.
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Christopher Cool is Calgary’s birthday magician! Christopher is a full-time professional magician who specializes in entertaining children. He brings a high-quality experience to your parties, for this isn’t his part-time job or side hobby, but a dedicated passion. His age-specific programs are guaranteed to keep kids of any age engaged for the entire party. A one-hour package brings the magic right to you and is completely self-contained. All you need to do is supply the audience! Invite anyone you want as there is no limit to the number of children and no extra charges. The birthday child will feel fabulous and spoiled on their special day as the magician’s assistant. Read more about it here.
Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics specializes in high-quality parties that are planned with both kids and parents in mind. There is a low child-to-coach ratio and the parties start with time in the gym. The kids will receive a structured lesson from the expert coaches and then let off steam with free time to play and practice new skills. After the kids are done in the gym, the last hour is spent in the spacious party room where everyone can enjoy cake and snacks, and open presents while they enjoy each other’s company. 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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