Birthdays are a big deal for little kids but they don’t have to be a big stress for mom + dad. Invite friends and family for an outdoor party this summer.
Have It At Home
Don’t worry about leaving the house, the party can come to you!
- Add another name to the guest list – from princess to super hero, Star Wars and Super Mario, Laurel’s Princess Parties can make your littles dreams come true
- Most days your house feels like a zoo so why not make it official with the Exotic Zoo with cute and cuddly animals to slithering creatures with scales, the Exotic Zoo brings it to you!
- No need to worry about kids bouncing around the house, instead they can jump in a bounce house and play with lawn games from Five Little Monkeys – they have vintage arcade games too! Check out Totcercise and rent a mobile soft play gym for the early years!
- Make it a movie night! Rent a big screen, popcorn machine and party under the stars with 313 Mobile Movie Night.
Make A Splash
Put on your birthday SWIM suit and have a water party anytime of the year.
- Slip and slide at an inflatable waterpark – Jump Island or Whoa Zone.
- Let them run around the splash pad while you take it in from the sideline: Lamarand Splash Pad, H20 Zone Spray Park, Renee Przybylski Spray Park, Spray ‘n’ Play at Indian Springs, and Lily Pad Springs.
- Soak up the sun, ride the waves and take on the big slides at a waterpark: Rolling Hills Water Park, Red Oaks Water Park, or Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center
- Cold weather babies can still have fun too! Throw a party at one of these indoor water parks: Livonia Recreation Center, Troy Aquatic Center, Summit on the Park, Romulus Athletic Center and Macomb Aquatics Center.
Plan An Animal Party
Include some special guests to help make it a happy birthday
- Play with animals and at the Barnyard Funland at Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill.
- Get a private tour of the barn and get up close with animals at Taylor’s Heritage Park Farm. Clarkston Family Farm, Bowers School Farm, Blue Line Farm, Carousel Acres or Domino Farms
- Have a wild time at Howell Nature Center, from animal story times to ziplines there are special themes for all ages and interests.
- Lions, giraffes, camels and more. The guest list will get long when you have a party at Detroit Zoo and Indian Creek Zoo.
Pick up Hungry Howie’s pizza, bring balloons and invite friends and family to meet up at one of these cool local playgrounds.
- Ride adorable dinosaurs at Dooley Park or Woolley Park
- BIG Train lovers will have the best time at David Shepherd Park. You can also find a smaller train at McClumpha Park
- Find beach vibes at the sandy playgrounds at Valade Park, Kensington Metropark, or Stony Creek Metropark
- When RC cars are on the gift list, break them in at an RC track at Gunsolly Mills Car Track or River Bends Park
- Farm theme parties won’t find a better backdrop then Hess-Hathaway, County Farm Park, Inglenook Park or Halmich Park
- Have accessible fun for all at Scarlet’s Playground, Rotary Park and Marshbank Park.
Photo credit: Laurel’s Princess Parties