Des Moines Birthday Party Guide

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Raise your hand if you love celebrating birthdays! Whether you are looking to host a party or find ways to social distance, the 2020 Birthday Party Guide is your go-to resource to help you plan the best party for your child.

Planning a birthday party in Des Moines? Here’s all the info and resources you need in one ultimate guide. Whether you need treats, locations, entertainment, or are looking for something new and unexpected, scroll no further! If you’re taking your party virtual, we’ve got tips for that too!

The Des Moines Mom 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 sales {at} desmoinesmom {dot} com for more information.

Happy celebrating!

Some locations have restricted hours or services and special safety requirements due to COVID-19. Please check the business’s or call before planning a visit. 

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 is the perfect place. With new adventures behind every corner, it is 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 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.

The variety of attractions is another reason why Urban Air is the perfect place for an indoor kid’s 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!

Joy Pop

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Balloons for every occasion! Custom garlands, arches, backdrops, balloon bouquets, and deliveries. Perfect for your party or drive-by birthday parade. Add a pop of joy to any celebration!

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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