Greater Madison Area Birthday Party Guide for Kids

Whether you like simple birthdays at home with a few special touches, or huge bashes at the awesome party venues we have here in Madison, we are certain this guide will help you plan the ideal party for you and your family! This guide is full of Madison birthday party locations, entertainment & ideas!

Ash & Arrow Events

As Madison’s original slumber party experts, Ash + Arrow will transform your next party into the ultimate sleepover experience that your guests will never forget! Each child will receive everything they need for a magical night: a custom tent, luxe mattress, plush linens, lanterns, breakfast + activity tray, twinkle lights(!), and styled decor.

Our team will setup, stage, and style our locally-crafted tents in your home for a night of whimsy, and return the next day to pack it all away. All you have to do is select one of our boutique themes and a party date – the rest is taken care of.

Phone: 608-571-5002

Urban Air Adventure Park

Look no further than Urban Air Madison! It’s the perfect place for stress-free, indoor birthday parties for boys, girls, kids and teens – anyone can have a blast here! Test your skills in the Warrior Obstacle Course, set your phasers on FUN as you gear up for the most intense laser tag game around or simply zigzag above the park on our Sky Rider Indoor Coaster to scout all the other attractions! Urban Air is a unique indoor adventure park with something for everyone.

The Little Gym of Middleton

Named Best Gym Party by Parents Magazine, an Awesome Birthday Bash at The Little Gym gives your birthday kid and their friends the full run of the facility, filling the celebration with instructor-led games and music! Pirate, Princess, or Super Hero themes are sure to make any party extra special. Added bonus: you don’t have to worry about setup or cleanup, making it totally awesome for you too!

Madison Children's Museum

All party packages include 1 hour use of the Celebrations Room, ALL DAY admission for up to 12 guest kids (plus the birthday kid and unlimited adult chaperones), an MCM party host assistant, custom electronic invitations, a welcome message screen, and storage before and after the party. Options include catered pizza, ice cream, birthday cake or cupcakes, tableware setup, favor bags, balloons, and more!

Signs by Caitlin

Parties Include:

  • Individual wood signs for each guest that will immediately boost their confidence.
  • 2 exclusive hours in our studio to paint, eat and tear open presents.
  • An amazing staff to give everyone step-by-step instructions and assistance in creating a masterpiece.
  • A personalized birthday signature board for the child of the hour for all their guests to sign.

Go Ninja

Go Ninja is Madison’s only full Ninja Warrior obstacle course gym! You get the VIP treatment with a dedicated, trained party host and EXCLUSIVE use of the entire facility, including all obstacles and the party room for 1 hour 45 minutes. All parties also include a custom headband for the ninja of honor. You will get to focus on enjoying the celebration as our Ninja staff will handle the clean-up and help you unload and pack up your things. You supply the party people and any food/drink of your choice, and we’ll handle the rest!

The course provides fun and challenge for kids ages 4 to 15 so they can run, jump, and swing as they celebrate the Birthday Ninja!

This is a party your child will talk about for months! When you book, use promo code Momsblog for $10 off your party.

Phone: 608-849-2591

Tracks Hobbies

“On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!” Race on over to Tracks Hobbies for your next Birthday Party!

We offer fully customized R/C and non-R/C party packages! For non-R/C parties, participants get to build their very own Tamiya cars and then race them on our special 3-lane slot track. For R/C parties, participants get to run a variety of different R/C rental vehicles. All parties are 2 hours long and include a party attendant and use of the party room.

Phone: 608-416-5629

Spartan Day Camp

Check out our brand new facility with 10,000 square feet of school-age fun!

Let your kids run off some energy in our large open gym and play space with plenty of space for building, imaginative play, arts and crafts, and having FUN!

Spartan Day Camp also offers music together classes, open gym, summer camp and before/after school programs.

Phone: 608-438-3003

Fun Play Inflatables

Bring the party to you with Fun Play Inflatables! Providing a huge variety of safe and fun inflatables, including bounce houses, obstacle courses, water units, outdoor movie experiences, sumo suits, foam pits, and more. Free delivery, set up, and take down in Dane County.

Get in touch today to reserve your inflatable and kick your party up a notch! If you call to order, make sure to mention Madison Moms Blog for 10% off.

Phone: 608-234-8999

Code Ninjas


Celebrate your child’s birthday ninja-style. We’ll handle the details so you can focus on having a great time.

  • Build video games while learning to code.
  • Play your favorite video games with friends.
  • Construct and play with cool robotics.
  • Engage in fun STEM games and activities.
  • Helpful staff on hand to maximize the fun.

We’ll work with you to plan the best birthday party you’ve ever had! Contact us today! A $50 deposit is required when booking to hold your event date and time.

Phone: (608) 318-3885

Foggy Bottom Pony Parties

Foggy Bottom Farm Pony Parties is a service designed to bring a personal pony ride experience directly to you! Choose the location for any birthday party or gathering and we will bring the FUN! We provide approved safety helmets and give an individual, hand-led pony rides (not a carousel ride!) to every child.

We carry our own liability insurance that follows us wherever we go!

Phone: 608-544-5002

Animart Pet Store

Perfect for any animal-lover, Animart Birthday Parties include up to 10 kids for $195. Each Animart Party includes a one hour store tour, as well as one hour in our upstairs party room! Animart will provide Plates, Cups, Silverware, Napkins, Tablecovers, Popcorn, Music & A Coloring Book for all children attending.

We encourage families to bring pizza, birthday cake, or anything else that you think would provide happiness to your child’s birthday!

Phone: 608-242-2140

Jump Around Gymnastics

At Jump Around Gymnastics, you can throw a birthday party that your child will never forget!

Our coaches and professional staff ensure the safety of everyone while they have endless fun exploring our gymnastics equipment and participating in guided activities. Kids will enjoy guided activities, obstacle courses and free play in our gym. Each package includes a Jump Around Gymnastics t-shirt and party medal.

Phone: 608-628-7401

Ultrazone Laser Tag

Ultrazone is Madison’s most unique and sought-after party place. Our gorgeous venue and custom theme events allow us to create an unforgettable experience for your guests. We encourage you to entertain how you’d like: mimosas, wine, those paninis from that place down the road– the possibilities are endless.

Looking for something easier, and just want the standard party?  No problem, our parties always include 3 private games of laser tag, pizza, beverages and a decorated party space. Let us take care of your next special event!

Phone: 608-833-8880

La Fleur Stables

We welcome year around parties/outings introducing “People” to the world of Horses!

Each birthday party includes approximately two hours of FUN-filled horsey time at the stables.

We pride ourselves on providing customers and horses an enjoyable equestrian experiences from their very first ride up through competing on a national level.

We will work to ensure each rider/owner develops self-awareness, independence, confidence, and creativity through riding and caring for the horses.

Phone: 608-833-3635

Treehouse Programs

Rent our space for your next birthday party and have a blast with your friends! Rental includes:

  • Full facility use (2 Levels), up to 75 guests
  • Bounce house for ages 2-4
  • Use of BEAM digital projector game!
  • Bring any food and drinks you like
  • Decorations and crafts welcome
  • Amazon music & dot speakers available
  • Seating for up to 30 children & 24 adults

Make sure to check out our variety of kid-friendly programming, including camps, clubs, classes and events!

Phone: 608-845-8111

Creando Little Language Explorers

Host your next Birthday party or event at Creando Exploratorium on Monroe Street. Available Saturdays after 3pm and all day Sunday, our Exploratorium and play structure offer tons of space for kids to run, explore and play together. With 3 different party packages, there are options available for every budget!

Phone: 608-395-5420

Boulder's Climbing Gym

Boulders Climbing Gym is Madison’s premier climbing facility for anyone to enjoy.

Each year we introduce thousands of people to the fulfilling and empowering experience of climbing.

A birthday party at Boulders introduces kids to an exciting and healthy day of climbing that they’ll remember for months to come. For ages 6+. Includes party room – feel free to bring food and cake and we will provide tableware! 

Phone: 608-244-8100

Hammer & Stain

At your child’s H&S birthday party, kids will transform wood or canvas projects into unique and beautiful pieces they will be proud to display!

We will take care of setting up for the party AND clean up – just show up and enjoy!

Parties include 2 hours of studio time with guided instruction from our staff as well as pizza & juice.

Best of all, each guest will take home their very own piece from H&S!

Phone: 608-313-4647

Funny Faces

Funny Faces Family Entertainment brings your kids’ imagination to life! Our team of friendly professionals offers face painting, balloon sculpting, and caricature drawing.

Funny Faces is professionally trained and insured, and uses only high-quality cosmetic grade face paints that are FDA approved and non-toxic.

Phone: 608-848-2284

Princess Parties by Paolina

Take your birthday party to the next level!
Princess Parties by Paolina can perform a standard party appearance, or they can customize your visit with a wide variety of fun activities. Make your little one’s dream a reality! Memories are made for a lifetime by bringing your child’s favorite characters to life.
Phone: 608-906-2113

Black Earth Children's Museum

Celebrate your child’s birthday with play (and a little learning too) at Black Earth Children’s Museum! BECM’s Party Package includes a party room and free admission to the museum for party exploration. We also have options to add food, crafts, decor and more!

Phone: 608-888-2017

Comprehensive List of Madison Area Birthday Party Ideas

Looking for a Birthday Photographer?

There are SO many awesome photographers in the area – way too many to list! But we do have some that we have personally worked with and would highly recommend. Each offers a different style and price point.

Check out our Guide to Local Photographers here!

Want to Help Give a Birthday Party to a Child?

Check out Box of Balloons, a local non-profit that provides birthday boxes to families in need. Parents/Caregivers are given a box of party supplies customized for their child for a memorable celebration!

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  1. Hi there:)
    How do I go about getting my business listed on your Birthday Party Guide? I offer in-home it on location parties with a variety of small furry animals, insects and reptiles. The name of my business is Ms. Kim’s Amazing Animals. I also do school programs, libraries, day cares, senior living and Scouts.
    Thank you:)

  2. Thanks for listing Fired Up Pottery, on Monona Drive. We love hosting Birthday parties in our private room. Pottery painting or glass fusing have always been popular, and now we are offering pottery wheel birthday parties too.

  3. Do you have any ideas for an 11 year old boy’s birthday celebration during this time of families quarantining? I’m thinking of some type of entertainment to observe, done outside with no contact with the family.
    Thank you.


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