Fun Birthday Party Location for 3 and 5 Year Old

Updated on July 28, 2007
D. asks from Minneapolis, MN
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I'm looking for a fun but not too expensive place to hold a birthday party for my two boys that are turning 3 and 5 in August. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've looked into pump it up but it seems really expensive for what you get.

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A.A.

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My kds love pool parties or water parks. What I did was have food at home and go to the pool after cake and ice cream. have parent pick up from the pool at a designated time. Water also tires them out :)

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K.N.

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I recommend Edinborough Park in Edina. It's very affordable and my son loves it there.

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L.A.

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I did a party at Lifetime Fitness for my son and it was a blast. You dont have to be a member to do it (but it is a little more if you are not) They play age appropriate games, have pizza and drinks--you supply the cake and paper goods. You can also have pool time if you choose that options. It wasnt to pricey and I didnt have to do any of the work.
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K.S.

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Do you have any public wading pools in your area? That is what we did for my son's 3rd birthday last year (kids ages 3-6 attended). I brought snacks, balloons, gift bags, beverages, and cake to the park a little ahead of time and then my DH brought my son. The kids played for an hour or a bit more and then ate. It was awesome and very inexpensive.

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My kds love pool parties or water parks. What I did was have food at home and go to the pool after cake and ice cream. have parent pick up from the pool at a designated time. Water also tires them out :)

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I also wanted to suggest the Hopkins Fire station! A friend had her party there and it was fantastic. It's a beautiful station, they gave the kids the whole tour--including a ride!--and there was room for cakes and presents. They even gave all the kids fire hats and t-shirts. My friend said it was very affordable.

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If you want a more affordable place I would try Chuck-E-Cheese!
Another option is rent an indoor / outdoor park building for a few hours. Or have a backyard party if you have the space to handle a number of children and get a friend or relative or a caterer for kids parties to help. A boy in our school who was from a family of 2-3 boys did a Pirates type party at home with a big jumper boat in the back. Other great place is Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream parlors

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N.

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You can rent some fun jumpers for under $150. A company I really like is http://www.jumpers-inc.com.

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E.B.

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Gp to Space Alien very fun

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E.L.

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The best deal for our purposes was Edinborough Park in Edina.

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C.A.

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I'm not sure where you live, but a friend of mine took had a party for her little guy at the Hopkins fire station. They let the kids run around the place and even took them for a ride. And all for a donation. Maybe your local fire station does something similar.

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