birthdayHappy Birthday to you, you live in a zoo … oh wait, we’re adults here; we plan birthday parties instead of acting like monkeys at them. And, like many adult responsibilities, birthday party planning can be a bit stressful (especially with Aunt Betty on the RSVP list), but it’s much less if you secure a stellar venue.

To make that first step a breeze for you, we asked RT readers to send us tips on where they’ve had winning birthday parties.We then hand picked the top options encompassing different parts of town. Start with these and let the madness, er, fun begin.

PS – Add your own favorite venue in the comment box and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate from Kara’s Cupcakes (guaranteed to catapult any party into the sugar-high stratosphere).

Best Birthday Parties Venues in Marin – A dance party, a petting farm and more.

Best Birthday Party Venues in the East Bay – a crafty party, inflatable games and more

Birthday Party Venues in San Francisco – a slimy event, owls & mice and more

Best Museum Birthday Party Venues – satisfy their quest for discovery

Best Indoor Mini-Golf Venues in the Bay Area – a glow-in-the-dark theme

Click here for more Bay Area birthday party ideas, including photos from real parties, suggestions for party favors, goody bags and green birthdays.

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