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If the thought of cleaning cupcake frosting out of every nook in your home doesn’t appeal to you, turn to one of these venues to host a birthday party that will be fun for kids and their parents—and less clean-up for you. All you have to do is bake the cake and show up. Not a cake baker? Many of them will handle that for you, too!

Academy Theatre

Ever dreamed of having a movie theatre all to yourself? The Academy Theatre will provide everything you need for a blockbuster movie party—from invitations to utensils. They’ll even find a clown for you! Just bring kids and a cake. And…action!

Emily Alexander’s Preschool of the Arts
Emily Alexander has entertained children for over 20 years. The birthday party package includes a fantastic puppet show, an imaginative puppet making activity, and an all-access pass to their magical facility to explore, play, and create.

Playground Gym
All the other parents will thank you for throwing your kids’ birthday party at this gym. The little ones will be tuckered out after having a blast on their fun and one-of-a kind equipment. They provide you with a “coach” and party host and will let your little ones enjoy free-play or offer guided activities.

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LEGO® Store
Build the perfect party for LEGO lovers at the Washington Square LEGO store. Choose from themes like LEGO® Star Wars™.

Sound Roots
Sound Roots offers rockin’ parties that are music filled, high-energy fun. Learn how to be a rock star, write a smash hit, and play musical games.

Playdate PDX
This 7,500 sq ft indoor play space is wonderfully creative! You can rent the whole space or a smaller party room. Especially unique is their café menu with a focus on healthy snacks—and Stumptown coffee for parents.

The Merry Kitchen
Whip up a Princess or Dr. Seuss-themed birthday menu for kids ages three or older—or concoct a menu of your own. For an additional cost of $15, you can also cook the birthday cake in class.

The Circuit
Bouldering is a great birthday party activity‑there is no waiting in lines to climb, there are no tall, scary walls with lots of ropes and equipment, and The Circuit has boulders to introduce children of any age and ability level to climbing. Parties are available at both their SW and NE Portland locations, as well as at their new Tigard location.

Portland Children’s Museum
Host a birthday party with an educational twist. There are several package and activity options. And guests of all ages will enjoy the added bonus of getting to explore the museum.

—Cheyenne Terbrueggen