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Kids Birthday Party Ideas in L.A.

From the outside looking in, Los Angeles may seem like an adult’s playground. With famous tourist locations like Rodeo Drive and the Hollywood sign, it doesn’t seem like there’s much to do for kids. Contrary to popular belief, the west coast is the perfect location to host your kid’s next birthday! L.A. is loaded with kid friendly venues and activities to celebrate their special day.

Los Angeles Kids Birthday Parties

LA is not only one of the largest cities in the United States, but it’s also home to some of the coolest birthday party spots! If you’re looking for some original ideas for your kiddos’ next celebration, check out the spots we’ve discovered.

Sender City: Sender City takes parties to new heights by offering a unique interactive climbing experience. This rock-climbing venue allows your guests to climb buildings, stair stepping skyscrapers and participate in some friendly competition on their timed wall during the party! Parents don’t have to worry about safety because each climber is required to wear a harness that will gently guide them to the ground at any point during their course.   



Giggles N’Hugs: This indoor play arena was voted the #1 party place in Los Angeles by Nickelodeon. Its custom-made 2,000 square foot play area, delicious food and family friendly atmosphere make it a one-stop venue spot to host your kiddos big day. They offer customizable party packages that include everything you need for your special day like food, decorations, live entertainment, party favors and games. If you’re looking to have your party at home, Giggles N’ Hugs can accommodate by bringing the party to you! Make all your Rockstar’s birthday dreams come true with the help of their interactive planners who can assist with all your party needs.

Underwood Family Farms: Kids who love the outdoors will enjoy celebrating their special day at Underwood Family Farms in the Tierra Rejada Valley of Ventura County. Treat your animal lover and their guests to a nature adventure at the Farm Animal Center with unlimited rides on the ponies, train, trike trails, electric tractors and horse drawn wagons. Each package comes with a shaded party area with picnic tables for your food and a birthday host to ensure everyone has a good time.


Inexpensive Birthday Party Ideas

Having fun doesn’t always require you to spend money! If the thought and effort are there, kids will find a way to be entertained. Knock your child’s birthday festivities out the park with these affordable suggestions.

  • Boardwalk Scavenger Hunt:  LA has tons of boardwalks and beaches with enough space suitable for everyone. Your party goers can explore the sandy beach-side with a theme fulfilling scavenger hunt! 
  • Backyard Water Games:  Water games are a blast for all kids, no matter the age. Take a break from the LA sun with some backyard water games for your next splash bash. Games are simple to create with water. Your everyday yard hose and sprinkler are two easily accessible tools you can use to play water limbo, have a spray war or throw water balloons. Add your swim wear, goggles, towels and you’ve got a party! You can even include some leis, inflatable palm trees and coconuts to create a luau theme.  



Unique Children’s Party Ideas

  • Duff’s Cake Mix: Calling all the little chefs in training! If your little one always has a sweet tooth, this LA based do-it-yourself cake decorating studio is the best place to host their next birthday. Duff’s Cake Mix lets kids create their very own birthday cake using a kit and step by step guide, it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before! Book your reservation for your creative dessert making party online now.
  • Magical Teepees:  Does your kid want to invite friends to celebrate their LA based birthday? Let Magical Tepees turn your space into the ultimate place to slumber in style. Trade in those bland, boring sleeping bags for plush mattresses, tepees and aesthetically pleasing decorations that come in every birthday package.




  • Movies by Kids:  Lights, camera, action! Let your kid be the director of their next birthday party at Movies by Kids. With the help of their professional instructors, your birthday kid can become a Hollywood star by producing their first film featuring all their friends! Choose between a music video, clay animation or stop-motion movie to be professionally edited and provided to each attendee to remember the best birthday party ever! 




If you want ideas on more kid friendly fun, check out our post on activities for kids in Los Angeles.