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10 Destination Birthday Party Ideas Near Los Angeles

Moonlight Rollerway (Elaine Reid photography)

When it comes time to plan your child’s next birthday party, get creative and think beyond the ordinary. Here are ideas for ten unique birthday parties in or near Los Angeles.

Best Destination Birthday Party Ideas Near Los Angeles. Photo by Elaine Reid.

Moonlight Rollerway (Elaine Reid photography)

Rollerskating Party
Moonlight Rollerway
5110 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91204

With a rollerskating birthday party, guests have the option of bringing their own inline skates or rollerblades, or borrow some from Moonlight Rollerway. Party packages also provide you 2 hours of fun when the rink is closed to the public. Check the website for details about times parties are offered, snack bar items that can be ordered, and more information about the party package.

Hiking Party

When it comes to a hiking party, you can adapt it to fit the needs of the guest of honor and her guests, taking into account their ages. Make the hike longer or shorter, easier or more strenuous based on the kids’ ages and their hiking experience. You can also make it more interactive by providing magnifying glasses, binoculars, disposable cameras, and a scavenger hunt to be used while out on the hike. Don’t forget to remind your guests to dress appropriately, and have plenty of sunscreen and water on hand. And for ideas on where to hike, check out 5 Best Hikes in Los Angeles for Kids and Families.

Bowling Party
Pickwick Bowl
921 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91506

If you choose to have your next birthday party at Pickwick Bowl, everything will be taken care of for you. Prices include pizza, paper plates, balloons, ball and shoe rentals, and a “Happy Birthday” pin and trophy for the guest of honor.

Miniature Golf Party
Sherman Oaks Castle Park
4989 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Miniature golf birthday parties keep the kids moving and active. Sherman Oaks Castle Park offers different party packages to choose from, but they make it pretty all-inclusive. Prices include food, golf, soft drink, ice cream, and decorations, with different packages offering more options.

Ice Skating Party
Pasadena Ice Skating Center
300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101

An ice skating birthday party isn’t at all dependent on the weather. The Pasadena Ice Skating Center offers a variety of party packages, from the Basic (which covers admission and skate rental) to Custom packages (which include food, paper goods, decorations, and more).

Horseback Riding Party
Los Angeles Horseback Riding
2623 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, CA 90290

For kids six and up, Los Angeles Horseback Riding offers special birthday party experiences. Guests will ride the trail and then party at the ranch afterwards! Don’t forget to remind your guests to dress appropriately — long pants, tennis shoes, and sunscreen.

Ceramic-Painting Party
Color Me Mine
19839 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch, CA 91326

Color Me Mine has a special party room that’s waiting for your child and her friends. Party prices include set up and clean up (a big time and energy saver for parents when paint is involved), unlimited use of paints, a commemorative handprint dinner plate,  and glazing and firing the completed items. Your guests will all create their own unique keepsake.

Bicycle Riding Party

Depending on the age of the birthday boy and his guests, you can make this an easy bike riding adventure in the neighborhood or at a local park. Or, if the kids are older have them meet you (with their bikes) at a designated spot, such as the beach or Griffith Park. You can have the kids ride for a designated distance or amount of time. Or you can create an obstacle course that they have to navigate on their bikes. Don’t forget to require helmets for all riders. Check out this post for the Best Bike Trails for Kids in Los Angeles

Movie Party
Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

If your child would rather celebrate with just a few close friends, think about a movie party. Beverly Cinema offers “Kiddee Matinees” each weekend. $6 per child gets you admission and a small popcorn. Kiddee Matinees are usually screened at 2:00 pm, so you can take the kids for lunch beforehand or out for frozen yogurt afterwards.

Farm Party
Underwood Family Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark, CA 93021

If your child is an animal lover, consider a birthday party at a farm. Underwood Family Farms offers different party packages (with weekday times available as well). All parties at their Farm Animal Center include a wagon ride, the chance to feed animals, a commemorative group photo, and much more.

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Wendy Kennar (350 Posts)

Wendy is a freelance writer who finds inspiration in her nine-year-old son and from her experiences from her twelve-year teaching career. Her writing has appeared in several publications and anthologies, both in print and online. She prefers sunflowers to roses and thinks chocolate is okay at any meal. You can find her at wendykennar.com.


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