Des Moines Birthday Party Guide

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Raise your hand if you love celebrating birthdays! Whatever way you are looking to celebrate your child’s birthday, the 2021 Des Moines 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 kara {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 or call before planning a visit. 

Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park

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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

AR Workshop Ankeny

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Host a party to remember and let your child get creative with AR Workshop Ankeny! Plenty of projects to choose from that are suitable for ages 6 and up including canvas pillows, tote bags, jewelry organizers, and wood signs. AR Workshop will take care of the setup, prep, and cleanup. Their stains are non-toxic and safe for kids. Each child will leave with their finished project at the end of the party which doubles as a party favor!

Iowa Cubs

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Hit a grand slam at your child’s next birthday party by organizing a Birthday Party Bash with the Iowa Cubs! This package includes all sorts of fun for the kids: tickets to the game, food vouchers, an Iowa Cubs hat, a Dilly Bar treat from Dairy Queen, and more. Even parents, siblings and other guests can get in on the fun by enjoying a discounted rate on their tickets when they come & join the party. Their goal is to make this party the easiest one you’ll ever have to organize and your child’s favorite party yet! What are you waiting for? Give the Iowa Cubs a call and organize your child’s next birthday party at Principal Park today!

Climb Iowa

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Climb Iowa’s unique birthday parties keep your child’s mind and body while keeping them active and learning new skills! Climbing is an exciting and unique activity for your child’s birthday. Enthusiastic staff members cheer young climbers 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.

The Science Center of Iowa

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Celebrate like a scientist at your next birthday! At the Science Center of Iowa, birthday parties include SCI admission for up to 18 guests, 90 minutes in a private party room and more. Choose from a dinosaur or LEGO theme, and get prime seating at a public live science demonstration. If your kiddo is a fan of science, they’ll love this location for their birthday party!

Painting with a Twist

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A birthday party experience the kids will remember for years to come! You pick the date and the painting, and leave the rest to us — including the mess. Their artists provide entertaining step-by-step instruction to help your little artists create something they’ll be proud of. Ask about themed parties, too, such as glow-in-the-dark, trivia, and more!

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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