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South Pasadena is a great place to be a kid. There are plenty of parks and year-round activities to keep your little ones busy and having fun. After all, there are so many great places for awesome family activities. From the stimulating “Discovery Areas” over at the Kidz Club Summer Camp, to the hundreds of speciality dinosaur toys at the world famous Dinosaur Farm toy store, there’s plenty to do here.
If it’s your child’s birthday, there are just as many options. Planning any birthday party can be troublesome, especially when you have limited space at home. These birthday party event spaces can make your planning much smoother, and give your child and their guests an awesome party experience:
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Kid’s Jewelry Heist
The Kid’s Jewelry Heist is one of the most unique children’s experiences is Los Angeles, and it’s well worth looking into for birthday parties. This original and interactive jewelry-making parlor is located inside the world-renowned Dinosaur Farm Toy Store. Here, guests can sort through treasure chests and troves of jewelry pieces and find all sorts of sizes, shapes, and colors. Then, they’ll piece them together to create their own custom-made, unique piece of jewelry.
According to their website, “There is quite a fresh selection of sparkly beads, gemstones, antique colorful chains, silks, leathers & a wondrous supply of sought after charms from our treasure chamber drawers.” Need help? An enthusiastic design team is there to help every child create something they’re absolutely ecstatic about. To date, Kid’s Jewelry Heist has hosted over 1,000 birthday parties in South Pasadena, and they are highly sought after. Check out their website for pricing and plenty of images.
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Amy’s Playground was founded by a South Pasadena mom who wanted to provide a place where local kids could come and play, rain or shine. This indoor children’s spot is a wonderland for kids: there’s a huge bounce house, several slides, tubes, and much more for the little ones to enjoy. Kids of all ages are welcome here. And fortunately, parents can be comfortable here, too: there’s a reading nook, free coffee, and picnic tables where you can eat your own food.
In addition to being open during regular business hours, Amy’s Playground is also an ideal spot for birthday parties. There are four tiers for birthday parties:
Fun & Frolic
For $400, you’ll have private use of Amy’s Indoor Playground for up to 20 children, two party assistants that will help with set-up and clean-up, and a free return pass for the birthday child.
For $450, you’ll get private 2-hour access for up to 15 children, two party assistants, a personalized cake, solid color cake products and utensils, juice, party favors, and return pass.
For $525, you’ll get private 2-hour access for up to 15 children, two party assistants, cheese pizza, solid color products and utensils, a personalized cake, juice, face painting and temporary tattoo application, and free return pass.
Amy’s Theme Party Spectacular
In addition to all the items in the Hullabaloo, for $540, you’ll get themed invitations, themed paper products and utensils, themed birthday cake, and party favors.
You can check out the Amy’s Indoor Playground website for a full list of available theme options, which include popular choices like Batman, Spiderman, and Disney Princesses. You can also choose add-on options, like helium-filled balloons, tablecloths, and balloon and magician artist packages.
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Chirp Karaoke Cafe
Chirp Karaoke Cafe is a very unique way to throw your child the perfect birthday party. Chirp was started by two moms who wanted a fun and creative space for kids to have fun and sing. Think about it: there are countless karaoke spots for adults, but very few for children, and Chirp aims to bridge the gap by creating a beautiful space where kids can have a blast performing, and parents can sit back and watch.
There are many different types of parties available at Chirp, including toddler parties and teen parties. There are also discounted weekday parties. During Toddler parties, a host manages the entire day and keeps the children engaged with songs, activities, and plenty of games. Some activities might include sing-a-longs, coloring, playing kitchen, and much more. Teen parties will have a karaoke DJ, foosball, basketball, and various other games.
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The center of every birthday party is the birthday cake, and with Duff’s Cakemix, it’s never been more true. The company’s mantra is, “We bake…you create”–and it’s a great opportunity for children to stay engaged, have fun, be creative, and learn something new. They offer a range of party packages for different types of events and budgets. A standard party package includes a two hour reservation, a cake kit that includes buttercream, fondant, and other goodies, expert decorating guidance, celebration cake to cut and serve, a special apron for the birthday kid, and much more!
And if your kids really enjoy their Duff Cakemix birthday party, consider enrolling them in the summer camp program. The Summer Cake Camp teaches kids how to roll, sculpt, and cover cakes with fondant, work with buttercream, and airbrush a cake with edible spray.
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PlayLab is designed to be a versatile play space for children and infants, where they can safely experiment with different kinds of play in an environment that caters to their growth. The space was created by early childhood development experts, making it optimized for all their needs. Among many things, the PlayLab space encourages socializing, exploration, and curiosity.
PlayLab’s parties are ideal for mothers who want a prime space for both themselves and their children. For just $400, you’ll get a 4-hour private party (though you can add more time for a fee). A staff member will be there to help you set up and clean up, the team is flexible with furniture arrange, and each party allows up to 45 children (which is much higher than some other places). Furthermore, all party attendants gets a free return pass. There are additional options for a character appearance, magician, music performance, and other birthday party inclusions.
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Club Champion Gymnastics
Club Champion Gymnastics is one of Southern California’s best gymnastics clubs. But for the tumblers and active ones in your life, they also offer birthday parties. A birthday party includes gymnastics activities and lessons from knowledgeable staff, birthday invitations, party favors, and a special birthday gift for the guest of honor. Kinds another three require an extra fee for special assistance. Check out their website for more details.
Like the previous entry, MyGym is all about flexible fun through fitness. They offer different party tiers depending on your party size, needs, and budget. The MyGym team puts thorough planning and effort into each party, before you arrive. They’ll take special song and game requests and incorporate it into the party plans. Each birthday party is filled with activities, puppets, games, songs, and much more. Party tiers include the Grand Celebration, Deluxe Celebration, and Premier Celebration. Check out their website for details and price points.