13 Places in the Toledo Area Perfect for Your Child’s Birthday Party
As a child, birthday parties are right up there with Christmas. Whether they’re two or twelve, every kid dreams of the perfect party year after year. This puts a lot of pressure on the hosts — AKA the parents. How do you make this year’s party better than the last?
Well, if you’ve ever dreamed of having a party put together for you — complete with invitations and thank you cards — look no further. We gathered the best birthday party venues in the area so you can celebrate with laser tag, painting, jumping and even wild animals!
Toledo Zoo is already one of our favorite places to go period, so it’s one of the best options for kids’ parties! With specialized animal programs for children younger and older than five years, the birthday package is ideal for a party of 20 and comes with four pizzas, 20 beverages and souvenir cups, helpful staff, a gift for the birthday kid and more. Get full details on the birthday package and reserve yours online!
Hero’s specializes in birthday parties, so this one is a bit of a no-brainer. With inflatables, laser tag, carnival games, Nerf wars and more, they offer all-inclusive events and themed celebrations your kids will remember forever! You’ll find specific details for each package on the website and you can book your party right away.
Funagin’s has everything you need to turn any normal day into an unforgettable adventure. They have paintball, laser tag, inflatables, an arcade and a skatepark! Packed with adventure, dragons, lasers and wizards, it’s guaranteed to make the children smile and will make you feel like a kid again! Choose your party activity or activities online to learn more about costs and included perks.
A party with the Toledo Walleye combines the excitement of a Walleye hockey game with birthday fun! The party package includes a ticket to the game, hot dogs or pizza, drinks, Toft’s Ice Cream for everyone and there are various opportunities for optional upgrades. The best part is your birthday star will get his or her name displayed on the scoreboard! Peruse the additional Experience Packages on the website and start customizing your party.
Maumee’s Dudez & Dolls is the ultimate party venue because they do all the work for you! The team handles everything from invitations to thank you cards and every step in between. Choose a gaming party and your kids can play Nintendo Wii, Xbox One, PS4 and other gaming systems while eating pizza and cupcakes. Or, choose a spa party and get pampered for an afternoon! You can learn more about themed parties for dudes and dolls on the website. They even offer Character Meet & Greets with superheroes and princesses!
Q-Zar Laser Tag is located in Sylvania and is Northwest Ohio’s original laser tag facility. For an adrenaline-pumping party the kids will be talking about for weeks, choose the Pizza Party complete with two games of laser tag, ten arcade tokens, two slices of pizza and unlimited Pepsi for each guest! The guest of honor gets double to tokens, 400 prize tickets and a festive t-shirt!
Sylvania Playland is the one and only indoor bounce house and playground in Sylvania! They have everything from indoor swing sets to glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Opt for a Bounce Party, a Golf Party or combine the two for double the fun! For any occasion, you can add on Playland’s classic arcade and ice cream snacks. Find full details online.
For the budding artists in your life, Paint Your Place is a perfect choice. This colorful Toledo destination is one of our favorite local spots to practice creativity and get the kids excited about painting! All birthday parties last between two and 2.5 hours and come with a customized painting project for your child, a special gift for the guest of honor and small goodie bags for each guest! Feel free to bring your own food, cake and presents to the studio! Learn more about each package online.
The University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium hosts parties for any kid dreaming of space, science and exploration. The birthday boy or girl and all the birthday guests are treated to two fun and educational programs and a space-themed roller coaster ride! Then, as a special treat, you and your child will be given a private tour of the professional 1m (40 in) Ritter Telescope which is the largest operating optical telescope East of the Mississippi River! For full details, peruse the website where you’ll find details on food, party length and more.
Imagination Station is all about science and fun so when you host a birthday party with them, you’re guaranteed an educational and memorable experience. With an Imagination Station team member to help host, the Scientist Package comes with admission for 15 guests, free admission and a t-shirt for the birthday kid, a decorated party space for 1.5 hours and printable invitations and thank you cards. Check out the full details on add-ons and the Super Scientist Package here!
Splash Bay Indoor Water Park in Maumee is an exciting destination year-round. Covering over 35,000 square feet, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure — including a Lazy River, exhilarating slides, a tree house and a 7,000-gallon dump bucket! Whether you want a half-day or a full day of party fun, your Splash Bay party includes entry to the park, pizza or hot dogs, a cake and goodie bags! Learn more about packages and rates on the website.
Every child needs to celebrate with a bowling birthday party at least once in their life. Offering several different packages, Southwyck Lanes in Toledo has the perfect option for you and your family. Starting with package one, you get 1.5 hours of bowling with included bowling shoes, bumpers if necessary and the guest of honor gets to take home a bowling pin if the party has 10 or more guests!