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The Ultimate Birthday Party Planning Guide for the Dallas Metroplex

Ultimate_Birthdaty_Party_Guide_SocialBirthday parties can be fun exciting and fun to plan, but can quickly become overwhelming and time consuming! Who do you invite? Where do you go? Do you need a theme? Who can help with decorating? We have all been there and understand your frustrations. You want to plan a memorable event, but don’t have the energy to do the research. 

This is where we want to help! 

Listed below you’ll find a wide variety of featured businesses and venues to help you get started planning your next dream party! At the very bottom, you’ll also find a small directory of businesses to help you with venues, party rentals, and supplies. Plus, a few helpful archived posts from our own site that might send you off in the right direction! 

BOWL & BARREL

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BOWL & BARREL IS A GREAT PLACE TO BRING FRIENDS, FAMILY & COLLEAGUES TOGETHER TO BOWL.

Strike up a party that both kids & parents will talk about for years. Our boutique bowling is great for ages 6 and up. With party packages, kid-friendly food, ramps, bumpers and more for the little ones and house-made specialties, craft cocktails and local brews for adults, Bowl & Barrel is the perfect party destination. Conveniently located in The Shops at Park Lane by Dallas’ Northpark Center. Contact us today to learn more! [email protected] 214-363-2695.

The Shops at Park Lane
8084 Park Ln #145
Dallas, TX 75231

SIGN GYPSIES

Sign Gypsies is here to serve the community, families, businesses, schools and beyond. We love to help you celebrate! Our large, colorful Yard Greetings are sure to make everyone smile. Check out our affiliate page to see if Sign Gypsies is currently servicing your area. Our goal is to help everyone celebrate BIG!

JOBI AND FRIENDS

Jobi the monkey has entertained for over 28 years. Birthday parties are his favorite. He has a routine to entertain the children and interacts with them, brings the birthday child and provides plenty of photo ops. He gives kisses, pulls a wagon, balances on a spool, “cleans up his room”, plays ball with the kids, and rides a scooter.

JUMP CITY BOUNCE HOUSE RENTAL

Jump City is a fully insured, Family owned and operated licensed Dallas bounce house rentals business that proudly serves the Dallas, DFW, and North Texas Areas. We would love to help you with your Dallas party rental needs. You arrange the event, and we’ll bring the bounce house, water slide, obstacle course, adult bounce house, or inflatable game to turn your party, bash, carnival – into a celebration. We offer bounce houses, inflatable rentals, moonbounce rentals, moon bounce rental, slide rentals, water slide rentals, waterslide rentals, bouncie rentals, bubble machine rentals, popcorn machines, cotton candy machines, tables and chairs,waterslides, and jumpers.

A DANCING BAKER

A mom-run home-based bakery located in Lake Highlands specializing in custom cookies and cake pops for private gatherings, gifts and many corporate/retail events.

MONSTER YOGURT

Scary Tastes Good Monster Yogurt is located in Casa Linda Plaza (East Dallas) and Lennox Center Plaza (North Dallas / Richardson). We offer over 80 premium self-serve frozen yogurt, Original Tart, European Tart, Greek Style and sorbet flavors, and a bounty of 75 plus toppings sold by the ounce.

While the kids are at play in the Monster Cave, enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee in our roomy WiFi lounge. For all your little party monsters ages 3 and up, we have a private party room and birthday packages. We are fully ADA compliant, green certified and safety conscious.

1360 W Campbell Rd
Suite 101
Richardson TX 75080

972-234-4966

9540 Garland Rd
Suite 394
Dallas, Texas 75218

214-321-6363

MADE OF SUGAR AND SPICE

Located in Historic Downtown McKinney since 2004, Made of Sugar and Spice offers themed dress-up parties, summer & holiday camps, and monthly girls’ night out events for young girls. We live by the motto YOU bring the cake and WE do the rest, and strive to provide a party that is virtually hassle-free for parents. We are proud to celebrate only one birthday at a time, offering the flexibility, personal attention, and space necessary to make each soiree exceptionally yours. Our parties, camps and GNOs celebrate the spirit and moxie that comes with being a girl, while encouraging young girls to use their imagination, strengthen relationships with each other, and most importantly have FUN! Got Glitter? Let’s Party!

207 N. Kentucky St.
McKinney, TX 75069

CHOO CHOO EXPRESS TRACKLESS TRAIN

Introducing Dallas and Fort Worth’s exciting new Party Trains. A safe fun attraction that can add unique value and success to your special event. It travels just about anywhere and doesn’t need rails to get you there. It’s a real train ride and it’s trackless! Choo Choo Express is great for Community Festivals, Birthday Parties, Church Fairs, School Carnivals, Company Picnics, Family Reunions, Country Clubs, Holiday Events, Neighborhood Block Parties, Street Parades, Promotional or Corporate Events, just about any Special Occasion.

NATIONAL VIDEOGAME MUSEUM

The National Videogame Museum is the country’s first dedicated videogame museum, established to document, preserve and exhibit our industry’s rich history. With nearly 20 exhibits, the museum offers interactive games, and an arcade, for the entire family. Guests of all ages can now book birthday parties here, and the museum has special events throughout the year.

SAFARI RUN

Safari Run is a family-friendly attraction with a safari theme that provides fun play and activities for children. The activities include the Open Play area (big mazes, climbing tunnels, giant slides, zip line and more), a running track, an arcade, fitness classes, a separate toddler area and a parent’s lounge. The store is also open for private birthday parties and seasonal camps.

SMALL POCKETS TEA ROOM

Small Pockets Tea Room offers the perfect place for your next birthday party! For $150 you can rent the Tea Room including the use of all the Tea Sets, Seating for 18 and the Small Pockets Play Room Toys. You can bring in any food and activity you would like as part of you party!

YOGEES YOGA 4 KIDS

yogees yoga 4 kids introduces the practice of yoga to children through books and games in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. We encourage strong mental and physical health and abide by the philosophy that in yoga “everyone is a winner!” We create a unique yoga journey for children through books, music, imagination and fun!

CHAMBERLAIN STUDIOS

This 35-year-old martial arts school was founded by 10th degree black belt Professor Nick Chamberlain; he and his highly trained instructors help your child have a kickin’ celebration. Kids will experience an hour and a half of a karate workout, games and activities, and a short ‘3-Steps to a Great Kid’ character building lesson. In addition, Chamberlain will cut the cake, share a Happy Birthday song, gift a custom karate t-shirt with signatures from all guests and offer everyone a 1 free month of karate membership to the Bachman Lake or Lakewood location.

Helpful Resources

  • Adventure Landing :: 17717 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema :: 100 S. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080
  • Allen Bowl :: 1011 S. Greenville Ave, Allen, TX 75002 
  • Altitude Trampoline Park :: 110 W. Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX 75080
  • Amazing Jake’s :: 831 N. Central Expy. Plano, TX 75075
  • American Girl Place :: Galleria Dallas – 13434 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240
  • AMF Bowling :: Richardson & Garland
  • Aqua-Fit :: 1400 Summit Ave., D2, Plano, TX 75074
  • Build-A-Bear Worship :: Frisco, Garland, Grapevine Mills
  • Cavanaugh Flight Museum :: 4572 Claire Chennault St., Addison, TX 75001
  • Chamberlain Studios (Karate Ninja Parties) :: 2114 Kidwell, Dallas, TX 75214
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s :: Dallas, Frisco, Garland, McKinney, and other locations
  • Cosmic Jump :: 1300 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300, Allen, TX 75013
  • Dallas Zoo :: 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75203
  • Dave & Busters :: Dallas  & Frisco
  • Emler Swim School ::Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Allen, Southlake
  • Frank Buck Zoo :: 1000 W. California St., Gainesville, TX 76240
  • Frisco Fire Safety Town :: 8601 Gary Burns Dr., Frisco, TX 75034
  • Heritage Farmstead Museum :: 1900 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075
  • Gentle Zoo :: 12600 FM 2932, Forney, TX 75126
  • Geppettos’ Theater & Workshop :: 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, TX 75207
  • Gymboree Play & Music :: Dallas & Plano
  • Heard Natural Science Museum :: 1 Nature Pl., McKinney, TX 75069
  • iFly :: 8380 Texas 121, Frisco, TX 75034
  • KidMania :: 7252 Chase Oaks Blvd, Plano, TX 75025
  • Kidville :: 6025 Royal Ln., #130, Dallas, TX 75230
  • Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts :: 7328 Gaston Ave., Ste. 130, Dallas, TX 75214
  • Legoland Discovery Center DFW :: 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., Grapevine, TX 76051
  • Little Lakewood Salon :: 6434 E Mockingbird Ln #105, Dallas, TX 75214
  • Lunar Mini Golf :: Plano & Garland
  • Main Event :: Plano, Frisco, Grapevine
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament :: 2021 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207
  • Obstacle Warrior Kids :: Dallas & McKinney
  • Park Cities School of Music :: 7979 Inwood Rd. Dallas, TX 75209
  • Perot Museum of Nature & Science :: 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201
  • Play Street Museum :: McKinney, Plano, & Frisco. 
  • Pump It Up :: Frisco, Plano, Dallas
  • Studio Movie Grill :: Dallas, Plano
  • Sweet and Sassy :: Plano, Garland
  • Texas Discovery Gardens :: Fair Park, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210
  • The Coop :: 8802 Coleman Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034
  • The Little Gym :: Dallas, Frisco
  • Top Golf :: Allen, Dallas
  • Urban Air Trampoline Park :: Frisco, Garland
  • Amy’s Crazy Cakes
  • Annie’s Culinary Creations :: (214) 328-2253
  • Easley Done Desserts :: (214) 663-5913
  • Jarem’s Donuts :: (972) 248-7474
  • Mad Batter Bakery :: (972) 695-3000 
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes :: Dallas, Plano, & White Rock
  • Society Bakery :: Preston Hollow & Dallas
  • Soonja’s Bakery :: (972) 789-1700
  • Sweet Shoppe DFW :: (972) 437-1466
  • Sweetbites Shoppe :: (904) 563-2684
  • The Cookie Dummy
  • All Occasion Performers :: (972) 889-7777
  • Critterman Safari Guides :: (940) 365-9741
  • DFW Party Princess :: (972) 342-7705
  • Fairytale Princess Parties DFW :: (951) 992-9286
  • GiGi Talbert Arts and Entertainment :: (443) 631-2689
  • Illuminating Faces :: (214) 736-1158
  • JJ’s Bounce House & Party Trains :: (972) 625-6532
  • Le Theatre de Marionette :: (469) 442-1919
  • Mad Science :: (972) 241-0475
  • Scribble Cakes :: (972) 342-0302
  • The Royal Party Room :: (817) 655-0616
  • AllOutCelebrations.com
  • Balloonies :: (972) 203-9320
  • Big D Party Rentals :: (214) 239-3051
  • BirthdayExpress.com
  • Birthdayinabox.com
  • Bell’Invito :: (214) 741-1717
  • Bounce N More :: (972) 999-7767
  • Bounce U :: (972) 422-3399
  • Dallas Costume Shoppe :: (214) 428-4613
  • Ducky Bob’s :: (972) 381-8000
  • Frisco Party Station :: (972) 668-1961
  • Fun Times Party Rental :: (214) 277-4953
  • OrientalTrading.com
  • Paper Affair :: Dallas, Plano, & Frisco
  • Party City
  • Yard Candy

How to Give Back after a Party: 

Looking for ways to cut down on the toys or provide to others after a fun day of celebrating? Here’s a few recommendations: 

The Birthday Party Project :: A local non-profit organization who’s mission is to Bring JOY to Homeless Children Through the Magic of Birthdays. They’re always looking for new party supplies, and current wish list includes: party supplies (hats, blowers, banners, birthday badges), toys (all ages, $30 value), plastic round and rectangular tablecloths, gift wrapping supplies and bags, gift cards (Target, Walmart, Visa, Toys R Us)

 

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