Birthdays are a big deal for little kids – they countdown the days and can’t wait to celebrate! And nowadays, birthday parties seem to be getting bigger and more elaborate than ever. So whether you’re looking to make a splash or just want a fun outing for your little and their friends, here are our top picks for kid’s birthday parties in downtown Detroit.


Boll Family YMCA

1401 Broadway, Detroit, Mi 48226

Whether it’s your child’s first birthday or you grandfather’s 100th, throw a fun party for the whole family at the YMCA! They provide entertaining parties for kids of any age. How about a few trips up the rock wall before cake and ice cream? Maybe a basketball tournament before jumping in the pool? They have several packages that can suit any need and budget.


Bounce House

9800 8 Mile Rd Detroit, Michigan 48234

Give your child the birthday party of their lifetime. Invite all of their closest friends and family to enjoy their spacious party room, eight bouncers, over 50 free arcade games and basketball court! Cost: $125-$275


Detroit Dart Club

9800 8 Mile Rd Detroit, Michigan 48234

Get ready to party hard at the Detroit Dart Club. Host a 90 minute Nerf and/or Dodgeball party and bring in your own food for the picnic tables. Cost: $300 minimum


Detroit Flyhouse

9800 8 Mile Rd Detroit, Michigan 48234

Give yourself or a loved one an experience to remember! Bring your friends for a session of aerial fun. They’ll leave time for lots of photos that will make you feel like a star. Minimum age 7. Cost: $30 per person per hour


Fowling Warehouse

3901 Christopher St, Hamtramck, MI 48211

Fowling combines football and bowling for a lot of fun. Rent a lane (or two) and order some pizza for a party. Cost: $120


Ganbaru Detroit

4300 Marseilles St, Detroit, MI 48224

Ganbaru combines obstacle training (ninja, parkour, rock climbing) and heart training (character, behavior, attitude) to teach kids how to overcome obstacles on a course, in the gym, and in life. Reserve 90 minutes of course access and get 30 minutes for a party room celebration. Cost: $250 minimum


The Garden Bowl

4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit,  MI 48201

For over 100 years The Garden Bowl has served as the destination for recreation in Midtown Detroit. Bumper bowling and ball ramps are available on all lanes upon request. Reserve your lanes and order pizza from Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizzeria.  Cost: $8 – $35 per lane


Kidz Kingdom

18602 Fenkell Street Detroit, MI. 48223

Kidz Kingdom Child Care & Party Center is Detroit’s first indoor playground. Bring the kids to play, rent the party room and enjoy some pizza for hours of fun. Cost: $200-$350


Outdoor Adventure Center

1801 Atwater Street Detroit, MI 48207

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the OAC by choosing a Lodge or Cafeteria Birthday Party for up to 60 people. The kids can play throughout the entire Outdoor Adventure Center and enjoy a private room or cafeteria space for food and cake (you can bring in your own food). Cost: $150-$225


Punch Bowl Social

1331 Broadway St, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Punch Bowl Social offers bowling, vintage arcade games, private karaoke rooms and giant games for kids of all ages. They offer a variety of different spaces to rent, including the Mezzanine with 2 private bowling lanes, a carpeted area with giant games (Checkers & Jenga), a bar and seating area.  Cost: $10 – $12 per person (bowling)


Royal Skateland

5201 Alter Rd, Detroit, MI 48224

Strap on skates and roll around the rink. Bring a group for open skate or rent the venue for large group. Cost: $350-$450