Oh the pressure of planning a kid’s birthday party in LA. Should you book The BeatBuds or Lovebug? Have it at an indoor play space or outdoor playground… or maybe at home? Or, gulp, should you just forego the party altogether and give your kid an awesome experience instead? To help you through all the party-planning decisions, we’ve got the birthday guide for Angeleno parents.

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All the Indoor Play Spaces

Looking for a venue where tots can climb, swing and celebrate—all in a safe, enclosed area, where you're sure to snap some Insta-worthy pics? Discover the newest (and cleanest!) indoor play spaces for your kiddo's next birthday bash, plus see the full list of all of our tried-and-true favorite play spaces. 

Art Studios with Party Packages

Creative, craft-loving kiddos can invite their pals to a paint, play and party at one of LA's best art studios for kids.

Museums Made for Celebrating

Some of LA's best kids museums (like Cayton Children's Museum, Discovery Cube LA and Kidspace Children's Museum) offer party options (with prices starting at $225!) for an extra special fete. 

 

Party-Worthy Parks & Playground

One of the perks of living in LA? You can host a party outdoors pretty much year-round. These 11 party-worthy parks and playgrounds deliver the goods with plenty of shade, picnic tables and awesome playground equipment. 

Best 1st Birthday Ideas

Turning one whole year is a pretty big deal. If you're looking for a party that's relatively low-maintenance but still memorable, we've got you covered. From a sensory-filled experience at our favorite learning-meets-play center to the ultimate story-time celebration in your own backyard, here are 9 awesome first birthday party ideas.

Awesome Birthday Experiences (No Party Required)

Ready to forego the big bash and gift your kid an unforgettable experience instead? From dining with their favorite dolls to the VIP treatment at Universal Studios, here are 10 ways to celebrate (no party required), along with all the best perks and freebies that come with being the birthday boy or girl.

The Most Original Venues

Want to take things up a notch for your kiddo’s next celebration? From a red-carpet-worthy party to a hoedown at one of our favorite farms, we've got the for LA's coolest, most original kids party venues.

Party Entertainment That Take the Cake!

Bounce houses are great and little people love pinatas. But how about doing something a bit different for your tot’s next (or first) birthday bash? From a kid-friendly rock concert to a ride on a fire truck, here are 14 kids party activities and entertainment you can only find in LA.

Miniature Golfing, Anyone?

There's something retro and cool about a mini golf party—and kids are sure to love the windmills, castles and more. So go ahead and score a hole in one with a celebration at one of LA's mini golf destinations.

–Shannan Rouss

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