Wishing for a birthday party that’s a piece of cake to plan? We’ve got the details on 17 sweet mobile birthday parties that your little reveler is sure to love––and the convenience factor can’t be beat. From a glamorous teepee sleepover or museum exhibit bonanza to arty parties and cooking with close pals, read on for the best kids birthday parties that truly let the good times roll.

Elite Teepees

Let Elite Teepees bring the outdoors in for your happy camper's next birthday slumber party. Teepees in an array of different themes from "unicorn magic" to "game day" are delivered to your home and beautifully set up on the day of the party. Then everything is cleared away the next day. Hand-crafted themed teepees are fully equipped with luxury mattresses and bedding, exquisite decorative accessories and a large sprinkle of magic. The only things guests need to bring are their overnight bag and sense of adventure for a fun “glamp-in” with friends.

Cost: $80 per teepee for overnight rental, plus delivery.

Elite Teepees
310-800-8554
Email: info@eliteteepees.com
Online: eliteteepees.com

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San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

What could be better than a museum party rolling right up to your door? San Diego Children's Discovery Museum's mobile birthday parties brings all the fun of the Museum to your home. Their party package includes an arts and crafts activity as well as three mobile exhibits for partygoers to explore: a custom built ball wall, an imagination playground and a wind tunnel. All of the exhibits engage kids in educational and entertaining, hands-on activities that teach them about topics ranging from architecture to aerodynamics. Also included are two birthday party assistants, a special gift for the kid of honor and 50% off admission passes to the Museum for all party guests.

Cost: $495 for up to 40 kids – (10% off for Museum members)

Online: sdcdm.org/mobile-birthday-party

photo: Snapology

Brick Builder Party

If you have a little brick builder in your house then invite over Snapology to set-up a pint-sized build. They provide a one-hour party time and build activity for up to 10 party guests. Your little birthday wonder will get to choose the theme and get a free t-shirt too!

Cost: $250 for 10 party guests

Snapology
4204 Adams Ave.
San Diego, CA
619-855-4557
Online: sandiego.snapology.com

Mobile Spa Party

The birthday crew boards the pink vintage camper to get pampered with a mani and pedi. Next, a pink mud face mask, then they'll get a pair of flip-flops to decorate and take home as a party favor. Other choices are pretty braids and a bath bomb craft. Finally, it's photo-op time with props at the photo both stationed outside the camper.

Cost: Parties start at $180

Wanderlust
Spring Valley, CA
Contact: facebook.com/wanderlustglampingspa

photo: ArtBeat

Awesome Art Party

Seasoned instructor? Check. All materials provided? Check. Let kids express their inner Picasso at an art party tailored to your birthday sweetie. Also, they'll supply table covers and aprons. Your little artist can pick the painting for the party on their website. Moreover, snap a great end-of-party picture where everyone holds up what they've created.

Cost: Parties start at $100/hour for 6 kiddos

ArtBeat
San Diego, CA
619-302-2578
Online: artbeatsandiego.com

Junior Chef Party

The best part (for you!) about this cooking party is that you do nothing! Creative Chef cooks up a good little birthday for your little one and his/her friends. The party lasts two-and-a-half hours during which kiddos prepare the main course, drink and (of course!) dessert, then sit down and enjoy their creation. From meatball madness, pizza, French crepes to cupcake wars... your little one picks the party theme!  

Cost: Starts at $55/child (10 participant minimum)

Creative Chef
San Diego, CA 92124
760-419-4609
Online: artfulchef.com

 

Gamer Truck Party

Got a game-crazed clan? Then these wheels are for you. Your little video guru can let loose on the latest (and greatest) tech consoles from Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii-U with a choice of 36+ age-appropriate games. It's easy on you—there's a game coach available to answer questions and to make sure the party runs smoothly.

Cost: Packages start at $299

Game Truck Party
866-253-3191
Online: gametruckparty.com

photo: FunFlicks

Backyard Movie Party

A giant backyard movie screen? We know who would be the cool parents on the block! An event crew will set-up, run and take down the giant inflatable movie screen and outdoor sound system. Best part? You do nothing. They can even bring the popcorn. Your birthday kiddo will be the talk of the town.

Cost: Packages start at $349

FunFlicks San Diego
619-399-3922
Online: funflicks.com

Royalty Party

Looking for an Ice Queen or Galactic Knight to host your kid's birthday bash? From face painting and dance lessons to singing and a cake ceremony, your birthday princess leaves with a crown. From Knight Academy and light sword training to a magic show and a graduation, your birthday buddy leaves a knight. Let the royals host your next fest.

Cost: $225 for 1.5 hours

Royal Entertainers
San Diego, CA 92106
619-654-9321
Online: royalentertainers.com

photo: Gym Bus

Gym Bus Party

If your little birthday wonder prefers a high-energy party that will have them bouncing off the walls, then this bus at your house makes party planning easy-peasy. There are two instructors that lead the birthday crew in song, dance, games and tumbling exercises. Plus, there's a cool yellow slide out the back of the bus. They can even do the goody bags!

Cost: Packages start at $325

Tumble Gym Bus
760-445-1540
Online: gigsalad.com/tumblegymbus

photo: Showstoppers Glamour Bus

Showstopper Glamour Party Bus

Calling all future movie stars––it's time to glam it up! Little birthday divas dress up and primp with a mini mani, makeup and sparkly hairdo. Little birthday superheroes can dress up and get their face painted to match their super powers. Everyone loves the karaoke and red carpet walk. Great photo ops too. Have your birthday bash sparkle with V.I.P. treatment.

Cost: Packages start at $349

ShowsStoppers Glamour Party Bus
Ontario, CA 91766
909-979-3910
Online: showstoppersbus.com

Mad Science Party

Bubbling potions, dry ice and eggs that fit into incredibly small spaces, your birthday scientist will be amazed at this show. Add-on more science to amp up the party: rocket blasting, cotton candy creating and slime-making. If guest's age range varies, this high-energy abracadabra works well. All party-goers receive a gift of slime, super ball or silly putty.

Cost: Parties start at $280 + $3.50/child

Mad Science
San Diego, CA 92111
858-505-4880
Online: madscience.org/sandiego

photo: Rachelle Sparks

Wood Shop Bus Party

Do you want to forgo screen time for hands-on fun? Then the wood shop bus is for you and your birthday crew. Budding carpenters don the safety goggles and get to hammer, saw and drill their way to a new wooden toy. Kids love working where they get to use real tools, just like the grown-ups. There's a knowledgeable instructor on hand to teach the kids about wood shop rules and how to use the tools. Birthday parties are available from Oct.-Jun.

Read more about The Children's Woodshop Bus here.

Cost: Call for a quote. (Ages 7-10 years)

The Children's Wood Shop Bus
858-272-5631
Online: woodshopbus.com

photo: Katie P.

Star Gymnast Party

Does your little birthday cutie tumble around the house like Simone Biles? Well, we've got the 4-1-1 on the best gym party. They'll bring the mat, the trampoline (it's small), two teachers and let the cartwheels and somersaults begin. Experienced and personable owner Katie P. knows how to have a party and host it too! You get to take lots of pics.

Cost: Starts at $200/hour

Super Star Gymnastics
San Diego, CA
619-804-6677
Online: superstargymnastics.com

Trackless Train Party

All aboard, transportation-crazed kids! Schedule a trackless train ride or race cars that little riders can buckle up and pretend to steer (up to 18 passengers). Attendants dressed as conductors or NASCAR drivers will drive your parade on grass, gravel or concrete. Complete the package with add-on face painting, foam or snow cone machines. They serve part of San Diego County.

Cost: Packages start at $250/hour

Train Party Express
714-717-2707
trainpartyexpress.com

photo: Leah Singer

Tots Music Party

Make music together. From puppets and parachutes to bubbles and a giant drum, this 45-minute come to you party is great kid-fun. Sing a song, shake the maracas or dance along. Perfect for infants, tots and toddlers. Twelve to a party.

Cost: Packages start at $185

Nightingale Music School
San Diego, CA 92101
858-488-3244
Online: nightengalemusicschool.com

photo: Girlygirl Galas

Super Spa Party

If your kid's motto is something like keep calm and spa on, why not have a spa party catered to your house? From sweet smelling lotions and fuzzy bathrobes to pink polish and soothing cucumber eye pads, sit back and let these gals plan a spa fest. The best part? You can relax too.

Cost: Packages start at $325

Girlygirl Galas
Escondido, CA 92025
858-384-1144
Online: girlygirlgalas.com

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