Birthday’s are so magical for children, and they only have so many magical ones. It’s almost time to start planning Mason’s birthday party, we do a friends party every other year and we usually have it at a location. If you are local to the Pierce County area, we actually have quite a few locations for birthday parties. If you are planning a birthday party and need an idea, I’ve compiled a list of locations. Most we’ve been to a party at, a few only for younger kids, I’ll leave links and write a short review for the locations we’ve been!
*Perfect for little ones under 5 Updated 2/2016, prices may change so be sure to check out the prices page on each website.
*Odyssey 1 – for any age! This is a popular birthday location; with an arcade, jungle gym and laser tag. It does get busy during peak hours because it’s open to the public. So, if you are wanting less crowd than go for a weekday or early morning weekend. Included each party package you get a party attendant, set up and clean up, pizza, soda, 10 tokens for each child, supplies. Pizza taste good, and you have the option of purchasing more food/drinks. The jungle gym package $135.00 minimum, up to 7 kids, $15.99 for each additional child and the laser tag package $159.00 minimum for up to 8 kids, $16.99 for each additional guest
Rollin 253 – great price if your child likes skating and you do the public session party, they have plenty of the walker for beginner skaters, a few arcade games. You have the party room for an hour, we’ve been to one party here and the only thing I didn’t quite care for the party attendant wasn’t very attentive to the party and seemed very rushed and busy.
Narrows Bowling Alley – we’ve never attended a party here but this bowling alley is very fun, has a great arcade and lots of lanes. 3 different party packages; Basic $14.99 each child, Economy $9.99, Themed $17.99
Tower Lanes – we’ve bowled and played mini golf here but have never attended a party here! They have a small arcade area with pool tables. But you do have the option to do a bowling party $12.00 per child OR a mini golf party $12.00 per child
*Pt. Defiance Zoo – if you have an animal lover this location is perfect! Party package is $299 for 15 ticket admission, use of the room, unlimited carousel rides and a special visit from one of the animals.
*Tacoma Children’s Museum – this place is a lot of fun, great place for kids 10 and under! Packages up to 15 kids; $200 for shared play time or $300 for 1 hour private play time in the museum!
*Pump It Up – this is probably one of my favorite party places! Any age kid(and their adults) will love this place! You get the play area to yourself so if you had a little one and didn’t want some random preteens jumping all over your kid, this is your location. Not to mention these are the most involved party attendants I’ve seen, they will help yell tell kids to slow down or be nice! Go to the link for pricing!
Chuck E Cheese – if your child loves the arcade this is a good location for a party! They have three different party options; $13.99, $18.99, and $23.99 per child.
*STAR Center – this place is so much fun! The indoor play area is perfect for littles under 5 and the older kids love the outdoor play area. Package prices range from $120- 240
Stewart Heights Pool – have a summer kid? This pool is great fun and has a party room available, can bring in your own food.
Edgeworks Climbing – got a kid who loves to climb? Great birthday location idea. For up to 10 participants between $200-250
*Jozee Rooz – a petting zoo is always perfect for young children! And this place is fairly new to the Tacoma area. They have packages range from $100 to $300
Bounce E House – this place is technically Parkland and in the middle of a industrial area, you might feel lost! And my own opinion I wouldn’t feel safe leaving my car in the parking lot after dark or walk to/from my car either. Other than that it’s a place full of bounce houses and the loft area for the party room is very cute(circus theme when I was last there), you can bring in outside food which is a huge plus. I haven’t been there in a while, we’ve played there once and been to one party there. Own opinion, they weren’t very attentive for either of the times so if that matters to you, then this place probably isn’t for you(but maybe it has improved!)