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Birthday Party Guide

birthday party guide

Take the stress out of party planning this year and use some of these local birthday experts! We have everything you need to plan the perfect party – venues, treats, and entertainment! No more nights spent making a DIY Pinterest party come to life, actually ENJOY the fun with friends and the special birthday boy or girl and let these businesses do the work for you. 

SMB Sponsored Businesses

The Children's Museum of Phoenix

Located in downtown Phoenix, The Children’s Museum is the perfect place for your next birthday party. There is 48,000 square feet of creative and hands-on exhibits for the birthday child and their friends to explore, as well as access to the private party room for cake, pizza and activities. The museum offers a variety of packages to fit your needs, anything from a small group gathering to a private party with the museum reserved just for you!

Email [email protected] for more information.

215 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034


AZ Airtime

AZ Airtime is located on the NW corner of Scottsdale Rd and Thunderbird Road. The birthday boy/girl and their friends can choose from all kinds of activities including dodgeball, shoot baskets, jump into a huge foam pit, practice tricks, or just jump for fun. There is also a special section designated for kids 6 and younger. They offer three different packages that range from 1-3 hours of play and lots optional add ons.

13802 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 145
Scottsdale, AZ 85254


Aunt Abby's Confections

Aunt Abby’s Confections is your one stop shop for high quality custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies! Contact them to create a delicious cake decorated to fit your birthday party theme (they have lots of flavors to choose from!), or for some amazing dessert bars and cookies to serve your guests. They are happy to fit various dietary needs and can make their cakes gluten free and vegan.

7116 E. Mercer Lane
Scottsdale, AZ 85254


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Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes makes the most delicious bundt cakes around! They have a variety of flavors to choose from, and all are topped with their amazing cream cheese frosting. You can choose the perfect size for your party, maybe a large 10 inch round cake, or choose the smaller mini bundts or bundtinis for a fun twist! 


Kids can get creative at a Pinspiration party! Choose from three different options, a splatter party (their most popular!), a party in their main studio, or a VIP themed party in their private room. No matter which you choose, kids will have a great time getting crafty. 

Westin Kierland

Did you know the Westin Kierland hosts birthday parties?! You can choose from a variety of options that include time at the OK Corral, time to swim in the amazing pool, or time on the FlowRider. They also provide custom cakes, balloon bouquets and party hosts to help with the flow of the party. 

AZ Challenger Space Center

Your space loving kid will LOVE a party held at the AZ Challenger Space Center. Use their party room for food and cake, choose from a variety of fun science based activities or have a private simulated space mission. All parties include admission to the center for the day. 

Build A Racecar Party

A unique way to entertain your racecar and LEGO® loving kids! Racecar Party comes to your party venue (or home) and sets up the track, then kids have 10 lbs of LEGOs® to work with and build the car of their dreams…..and race them over and over on the track. 

Bach to Rock

This is the party place for your future rock star! There are several party options, one of them being the chance for the kids to practice and record a song (and each attendee gets to take a copy home), a karaoke party, or (for younger kids) a chance to explore and play with some fun rock’n’roll instruments up close. 

Stuffed by You

Kids get to create and keep their very own stuffed animal. Stuffed by you comes to your party and helps each child pick an animal, choose from fun outfits and name their new friend. They also have sent and sound add-ons. 

Wanderlust Photography Trailer

Wanderlust Photography’s Glamper is Scottsdale’s very first mobile photo booth! Housed inside a 2015 retro reissue 1961 Iconic Shasta travel trailer, it is the perfect addition for your birthday party, or special event. You get customized photo strips for your event and digital images in an online gallery.  

Supertots Party

Little ones love parties too! Toddlers can safely play on these soft structures where they are contained and east to watch. There are tons of fun ways for kids to play, animal hoppers, balance beams, slides, and ball pools just to name a few. 

Happy Go Henna

This is a fun addition to any party! Happy Go Henna not only does henna tattoos, but face painting and balloon animals as well. Serving the East Valley, this artist will create beautiful designs that will last for days.   

Fancy Faces

Offering a variety of services, Fancy Faces can make any party come to life. Book your child’s favorite character to come spend time with the kids or have balloons, glitter tattoos and face painting taken care of by professionals so you don’t have to stress about it. Hire for one service, or contact them to find out about their themed packages. 

B.E.S.T. Sports

Let your energetic kids burn off some energy at B.E.S.T. where you will have a stress-free, sports filled party. There will be 85 minutes of action in the facility that will be 100% private for your party. You will have support from a “lead coach” and party coordinator to make sure everything runs smoothly.   

Butterfly Wonderland and Mirror Maze

All birthday packages at Butterfly Wonderland include admission for the day for all guests, and a visit to the 3D theater for a special viewing of “Flight of the Butterflies.” You can choose from different themes like bugs, fish, and (of course) butterflies! The party room is decorated to your chosen theme and you will have a special gift for the birthday boy or girl. 

Fantastic Fire Department

Fantastic Fire Department® is a fun and completely unique firefighting-themed entertainment experience for children age two and up. The restored and fully functional firetruck comes rolling up with sirens blaring and lights flashing to your child’s birthday party. The truck is full of interactive play, kids can try on real firefighting gear, play games and learn about all the a firetruck does. 


The Magical Mr. Rose

The Magical Mr. Rose is Arizona’s most trusted magician. With 100% audience interaction and lots of fun, clean comedy, all kids will have a wonderful time. You don’t even have to leave the house, a theater will be set up right in your own living room. You can even add on balloon twisting, magic lessons, and extra games!

Deb's Dragons

Learn and interact with some of the most amazing and friendly creatures out there. Deb’s Dragons brings adventure specialists to your party who know how to engage an audience as effective entertainers and educators. Guests can be as involved as they feel comfortable. There are all kinds of snakes, lizards, spiders, and turtles (just to name a few) to bring to your party. 

Dino Crew

Have the ultimate Dinosaur party with the Dino Crew! They have the most realistic looking dinosaurs that come to hang out with the kids at your party. There are several packages to choose from, but they all include a walk with a dinosaur and some dinosaur training lessons from the experts, interactive games, and a dino dig. 

AZ on the Rocks

AZ on the Rocks offers unique and unforgettable birthday parties! The party includes a party host and private room, use of the free fall device, kids t-shirt for the birthday child, climbing gear for each attendee. 

3 different party options. One choice is an overnight party for sleepover/climbing fun!



More birthday resources to help you plan your BEST party yet!

As You Wish

AZ Airtime

AZ Challenger Space Center

AZ on the Rocks

Bach To Rock


Children’s Museum of Phoenix


Girly Girlz

MacDonald’s Ranch

Phoenix Zoo


Pump It Up

Rachel’s Young at Art

Sealife Arizona

Scottsdale Gymnastics


The Play Factory

Westin Kierland

21 Cakes

Aunt Abby’s Confections


Classic Cakes & Confections 

Gigi’s Cupcakes 

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Pink Pineapple Cakery 

Smallcakes Cupcakery 

Sprinkles Cupcakes 

Sugar Jam Bake Shop

The Baked Equation 

The Kak Shop 

The Scottsdale Bakery 

A Child’s Dream Entertainment 

Arizona Bounce Around

AZ Balloon Lady

Build a Race Car Party

Deb’s Dragons

Dino Crew Entertainment 

Fancy Face Party

Reptile Adventures

Storybook Entertainment 

Stuffed By You

Super Tots Party

The Magical Mr. Rose

Wanderlust Photography Trailer

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