Most parents agree that a silver lining of the pandemic was it brought over-the-top birthday parties in check. In keeping with our new-found love of the toned-down birthday bash, we’re serving up our favorite mobile birthday party outfitters that will bring the party to you. Keep reading for our favorite ideas—from backyard pizza kitchens to inflatable bull riding in the neighborhood park—below.

GameTruck Video Game Theaters & Laser Tag Arenas

Whether you want a Video Game Party or your own LaserTag Arena, GameTruck’s unique mobile video gaming theaters and arenas can make your ultimate party wishes come true. GameTruck@HOME offers contactless video game rentals, delivering the equipment—sanitized, safe, and secure—to your front door. GameTruck LaserTag will turn your yard, playground, or park into a custom laser tag arena for up to 12 players.


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Big Thinkers

For your budding scientists, Big Thinkers brings the lab to your location and leads your party-goers in experiments, from making rainbow glasses and slime to launching rockets and creating bubbling potions. The 45-minute show—best for ages 4 and older—is sure to please, especially when guests learn how to make their own cotton candy, or leave with their own home-made batch of slime.


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A-1 Movie Screen & Party Rentals

Having a blockbuster of a party is easy when you roll out the red carpet and screen your kid’s favorite film from a giant inflatable movie screen. While there are many local outdoor movie rentals in Atlanta, we like that A-1 offers a FM stereo transmitter for drive-in movie theater action, plus cool LED outdoor furniture you can rent.  All screen rentals come with a free popcorn machine, too, so winner winner.


Fun Bus

Park it almost anywhere, and two Fun Bus instructors will lead up to 15 children (party size may be affected by Covid conditions) at a time, ages 18mo-7yrs, for one hour (or more - depending on your package) of Fitness FUN. Tumble, bounce, slide, and swing along the bus' obstacle course in this climate-controlled environment.


Atlanta Pizza Truck

For a good old-fashioned pizza party without heading to the parlor, Atlanta Pizza Truck will bring the brick oven (and all the toppings) to you! Guests can select among pizzas on an inventive menu or create their own, and the brownie dessert pizza will be talked about for years to come.


—Shelley Massey


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