Des Moines Birthday Party Guide


It’s party time! We have updated our annual Des Moines Birthday Party Guide to be your go-to resource to help you plan the best party for your child.

We compiled all of the local birthday party info and resources for one ultimate guide. Whether you need treats, locations, entertainment, or are looking for something new and unexpected, scroll no further!

The Des Moines Birthday Party Guide is sponsored by our featured partners, but it is a comprehensive guide to all things birthday in Des Moines. We so appreciate the support of the community and the opportunity to present our readers with these valuable resources. If you would like to see your business featured in the Des Birthday Party Guide, email kara {at} desmoinesmom {dot} com for more information.


Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park


If you’re looking for the best year-round indoor amusements in the Ankeny area, Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure park will be the perfect place. With new adventures behind every corner, they are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids’ birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family and you’ll see why they’re more than just a trampoline park. Seriously.

There’s so much to do inside Urban Air that you might have to come back for a second visit. Young or old, tall or short, athlete or armchair quarterback – their attractions will help you defy gravity.

Their variety of attractions is another reason why Urban Air is the perfect place for an indoor kids birthday party. Every kid likes something different and it’s almost impossible to please them all. But at Urban Air, there’s so much for the kids to explore, they’ll have a hard time deciding which attraction is their favorite! Check it out today!

Urban Air Adventure Park
2829 South Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Science Center of Iowa

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Celebrate-Like-A-Scientist with a Science Center of Iowa birthday party! Choose from a standard party, which includes admission to SCI’s exhibits and access to a private party room – or make it a themed party to get the VIP treatment at a live science program. SCI’s newest party option is a “Star Theater Movie Party,” where you can watch one of your favorite flicks on the planetarium dome. Best of all, SCI party-ologists handle all of the setup and teardown so you can enjoy the celebration!

Climb Iowa

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Climbing is an exciting and unique activity for your child’s birthday. Enthusiastic staff members belay young climbers and cheer them on with words of encouragement as they reach heights of over 35′! Make sure to bring cameras to capture the thrill of reaching the top at Climb Iowa.

Warrior Lanes

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Bowling birthday parties at Warrior Lanes are a parent’s dream come true!

  1. Everyone loves to bowl and can participate
  2. They know what kids like – FUN
  3. They know what parents need- value & a fantastic party with no stress
  4. It’s easy – book your party online now at

Pump it Up

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Pump It Up is the premier indoor party facility featuring 11,500 square feet of giant inflatables! Pump It Up hosts PRIVATE parties for kids and adults. They make the party hassle free by doing all the supervising, serving, setup and clean up for the party. Pump It Up is a safe, fun environment for parties, open jump times and parents night out.

Animal Rescue League of Iowa

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Enjoy two hours of animal fun for your child’s birthday party at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa! The birthday guests will enjoy animal-themed games, a special visit from an animal guest, and will get to ‘adopt’ a plush pet to take home. Make your child’s birthday one to remember, while also supporting the homeless animals at the ARL.

Make it Artfull

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Put the ART in PARTY! Host a DIY art or craft themed event at Artfull. We can customize the activity to your theme and age group.

Additional birthday resources in Des Moines

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  1. I have been following your articles and blogs for a long time Des Moines Moms writer and I should say I love your love for writing and for children. Thank you so much for coming up with this interesting article which definitely serve its purpose, as finding fun themes for children’s birthday party is such a humungous task. Thank you.


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