Planes, trains, trucks and toys, they as loved by the girls as the boys! Luckily for Atlanta parents, there are lots of great ways to celebrate your birthday babe. Whether your little one wants to go fast, play sports, be outdoors or even artsy, we have rounded up some of the best birthday party ideas in Atlanta.

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A Team Player
The little guys will surely get excited about a party centering around one of their favorite sports teams. The major sports teams of Atlanta, including baseball with the Atlanta Braves and Gwinnett Braves, and hockey with the Gwinnett Gladiators, all offer birthday party packages.  Most packages include a visit from the mascot, tickets for your party and a special birthday shout out during intermission.  Score!

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A Fine Art
For our creative little guys, a music centered party could be perfect for your future little lead singer.  Groups such as Jason’s Music Party or Miss Gail’s Jam Band can customize a party perfect for even the youngest little tyke and their friends to jam out.  If painting is more your little one’s style, consider Farmhouse in the City.  This whimsical location hosts birthday parties in a barn where your birthday boy and his friends will interact with farm animals, get their face painted, and then do some painting on a canvas of their own to take home.

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles
If your little guy feels the need for speed, there are plenty of great locations to help them go fast.  At Tiny Towne, your little guy and his friends will navigate through a tiny town in cars of their own.  Party packages include tokens for the cars and rides.  The Southeastern Railway Museum is a great place for all of our Thomas the Train loving lads.  Birthday parties are held in a railcar, and customizable train favors are also available.  For boys who want to fly, the Dekalb Peachtree Airport has a hangar for a party pavilion.  Your little guy can enjoy cake while watching planes come and go.  The onsite Downwind Restaurant also hosts small parties specifically for little ones.  If you’re looking for something to host at your house, Red Hot Fire Truck Events will not only bring a fire truck to you, but also provide truck rides, gear to wear and a squirt from the fire hose.

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Walk on the Wild Side
Getting up and close with animals is easy to do in Atlanta.  Does your little guy want to feed an exotic animal and feel like they are on a safari?  Let the Zoo Atlanta host his birthday and he’ll have his choice of animal encounter and the use of the pavilion.  If the high seas speak to your little man, the Georgia Aquarium also has similar customizable birthday party packages that will help him celebrate as he visits the belugas, penguins and more.  Finally, take in some fresh air at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.  Birthday parties include nature hikes, choice of close animal encounter, and a green-themed party option.

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Have a Ball
For the boys who just want to be on the move, consider an interactive sports party.  Several Atlanta locations offer parties at their site, or can come to you.  What about a soccer field in your own backyard?  Dragon Goal can bring an inflatable one to you and offer instruction and a scrimmage, or you can go to them and have your own World Cup match on the Atlanta Beltline.  Sportykes offers birthday parties for the younger set.  Have a party at your house or one of their locations and your little guys can learn baseball, basketball, football or soccer.  For something loud, fun, and little planning involved, a bowling party can be fun for the budding sports enthusiast.  Midtown Bowl has great packages for little ones.  Just for fun, the adults can have their own game in the next lane.

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Out of this World
For a totally different birthday experience, a few Atlanta locations can provide a perfect alternate reality to host a birthday party.  Glow Galaxy is an indoor playground, but everything glows in the dark.  Chasing friends through tunnels and down slides has never been so exciting.  For the adrenaline and adventure seeking set, Tree Top Quest will host your birthday party high on zip lines, treetop obstacle courses and treasure hunts.  For a royal birthday party, try Medieval Times and be a part of the knight show and also get a birthday shout out.

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Still looking for party ideas?  Check out our list of best barn parties, mobile parties, and spots to stage an indoor birthday party.  Have any other suggestions?  Please share in the comments!

Allyson Chapman

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Photos courtesy of Gwinnett BravesA30_Tsitika on Creative Commons via Flickr, TreeTop QuestSporTykes and Red Hot Fire Truck Events via Facebook