Jacksonville Birthday
Party Guide

One of our most asked questions from our readers is about birthday parties — and how to make them amazing! From venues to ideas, we have curated a list of the best ideas for kids' party places in and around Jacksonville! These businesses represent the area's best vendors for entertainment, activities, party supplies, favors, food and, most importantly, birthday cakes!

Adventure Landing Sponsorship

Adventure Landing

Birthday Parties in Jacksonville – Adventure Landing

Why We Love It

Adventure Landing specializes in birthday parties for children and teens! Home of the “No-Hassle” birthday party, they have thought of it all! A trained party captain will be at your side to help organize and host your party from beginning to end. Adventure Landing Birthday parties are guaranteed to be memorable and affordable. Check out their Birthday Party Package options and let Adventure Landing be your first choice for your next Birthday Party! Adventure Landing has a great range of games and entertainment! They also include everything and have a variety of add-ons.

Why Moms Love It

"Adventure Landing hosted my son's tenth birthday party. We all had a blast from start to finish! We chose the package that included two hours of unlimited play in addition to 90 minutes of table time as well as tokens for all the kids and other goodies. To say that the money was well-spent is an understatement. Our party captain was friendly and fantastic with the kids. She kept things running smoothly, and was kind enough to take care of our extra cake while we played. Two hours was the perfect amount of time to ensure that all of our guests had a blast. The entire staff at Adventure Landing was accommodating, despite the numerous trips to laser tag and go-karts. The kids had just enough tokens to have a blast at the arcade and there were zero complaints. We would book a party here again in a heartbeat. This is absolutely the way to go in order to have the most fun with little stress! Our son insists it was his best birthday ever!" — Kendra L.

Creative Me Art Studio

Creative Me Art Studio Birthday Party

Why We Love It

Looking for a fun and different venue for hosting your next birthday party? Creative Me Art Studio offers a unique opportunity for you to host a custom art-themed birthday party for anyone (children and adults) aged 5 years or more. We offer three budget-friendly packages each of which include up to 10 participants (including the birthday child), 5 clusters of balloons, color-coordinated tablecloths, and plates, utensils, cups, and napkins as well as an amazing art lesson for your guests and the use of our Party Room. Party package prices vary based upon the type of art lesson and the length of your event.  Upgrades are available such as adding additional guests, providing goody bags, keepsake mylar balloons, and cupcake pedestals.

Why Moms Love It

"So happy that we had my daughter's 8th birthday party here. I think it's safe to say every child had a blast, even my skeptical son. Janine and Ted take care of everything but the food. They're a great team and keep things moving on time. She's able to keep the attention of even the youngest kids! I highly recommend this art studio whether it's for a camp, class, or party!"  — Tessa Gabrielle, Mom

Peterbrooke Chocolatier

Peterbrooke Chocolatier Birthday Party Jacksonville

Why We Love It

Enjoy a sweet experience at Peterbooke Chocolatier! Partygoers will dip and decorate delicious Peterbrooke products and take them home and enjoy a delicious scoop of gelato to celebrate! Cost $25 per child, 10 children per party maximum. Party will be approximately one to one and a half hours. Contact individual locations to book.

Bay & Bee

Birthday Party in Jacksonville – Bay and Bee

Why We Love It

Have your next party at Bay & Bee! Make your special celebration memorable and easy! This play space is the perfect backdrop for any 1st to 5th birthday celebration. Let the children play, while adults get to socialize with each other. Bay & Bee provides a safe, clean, open space for play, where children can enjoy a play environment designed for their curiosity and imagination, while adults relax and mingle. The wonderful staff members help you set up, will cut the cake and clean, so you can create memories. Your party. Your unique style. Bay & Bee was voted best party venue 4 years in a row by Jacksonville Magazine Best in Jax! Two convenient locations Jacksonville and Bartram Springs.

Why Moms Love It

“We had our son’s first birthday party here and I could never say enough good things about Bay & Bee. The Party Staff was absolutely amazing and helped out with every minor detail on the day of the party. From decorating to cake serving... they do it all.” — Hannah Ames

Engine 15 Brewing Downtown Tap Room & Biergarten

Engine 15 Brewing Downtown Tap Room & Biergarten – Jacksonville Birthday Party

Why We Love It

Have your next birthday party at Engine 15 Brewing Downtown Tap Room and Biergarten! The Biergarten with a fun wooden pirate ship is the perfect spot for parties of all ages. They have a covered section that can be reserved for FREE for your group so you get a space of your own and can keep an eye on all the kiddos. They also have spots inside if the weather isn’t cooperating. Food must be purchased from the on-site food truck. Open on Fridays 4:30-8:30p and Saturdays 1-8:30p. For other days, you can rent out the whole space just for your group. Email [email protected] for more details.

Why Moms Love It

"Engine 15 is not only our go-to place on the weekend, but it's also an ideal location for a birthday party. The layout is spacious and kid+adult friendly. We were able to set up our food and cupcake stand in the section off to the side, which works out well since that space is covered and away from the main pirate ship play area. The staff at Engine 15 are super nice and accommodating. We brought in our own face painter and altogether it was a group of about 20. The space can fit more, but we chose to keep it light. Overall I have and continue to recommend this location for birthday parties and even mommy playdate meetups. It's not a fussy place, just low key, sit back and relax vibes, enjoy a cider or beer and let you kid play freely." — D.Thomsen

Girly-Girl Partea's

Girly Girl Partea’s Birthday Party Jacksonville

Why We Love It

Girly-Girl Partea’s specializes in children’s themed parties and events. We offer a wide variety of services including fully customized birthday parties for children of all ages, complete with decor, catering and hosted activities. Every party is designed specifically with our client’s vision in mind. Let us plan a Spa Party, Princess Party, Diva Dance Party, or Superhero Party especially for you! Why throw a cookie-cutter party from a big box store? Your child is special and their party should be too!

Why Moms Love It

"Amazing company! We had one of the party packages that included everything. They were very helpful and accommodating. Everything looked beautiful, well planned and the most important kids had the best time! Highly recommend." — Yulia P.

zig + zag balloon

Birthday Party in Jacksonville -Zig Zag Balloon

Why We Love It

zig + zag ballon is Florida’s premier bespoke balloon artists, specializing in organic balloon installments and personalized hand-lettered balloons. From birthday parties, grand openings, baby showers, and special events, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and creative use of color. ​Visual artists at our core, if you can dream it, we can make it happen. (And if you need some help in the “inspiration” department, we’ve got you covered there, too!)

Why Moms Love It

"Erin (Zig Zag Balloons) is the best! My son’s first birthday was approaching and I knew I wanted a balloon display to fit his beachy/surf theme. I remembered seeing these beautiful balloons at the Sip, Style, & Soiree event that Jacksonville Mom had at Wicked Barley. Working with Erin was a breeze! I told her what I had in mind, the color scheme and she went above and beyond with her creation for Keller’s birthday balloons. The day of the birthday celebration Erin arrived early with the balloons in tow. She explained how to set everything up securely, how to handle and not handle the balloons and gave her expert opinion on how it would look best. Keller’s birthday balloon display was perfect and lasted for months, no joke! Not only did we have an amazing display but also entertainment for months after. I recommend Erin to everyone who is looking for balloons!" - Lindsay B.

Events Uncorked

Birthday Party in Jacksonville -Events Uncorked

Why We Love It

Celebrate a birthday with style and ease. Events Uncorked creates one-of-kind themed party-planning guides that help you throw a Pinterest-worthy party without the price tag. Each guide includes clickable links to all decor and supplies, styling tips to set it up in your own home with practical tips to minimize day of scrambling, on-theme suggested menu, detailed planning timeline, and a party budget. Let us take your stress away so you can focus on what matters – celebrating your little one!

Lah Dee Dah Travel Spa

Birthday Party in Jacksonville – La Dee Dah Travel Spa

Why We Love It

Lah Dee Dah Travel Spa is North Florida’s very first mobile spa party bus for kids, bringing the ultimate girl party to your very front door! Their specially designed party bus boasts the capacity to perform mani/pedis for relaxation, dress up for the fashionistas, undoubtedly the best dance party around, followed by a grand finale stroll down the pink carpet! Parents are encouraged to kick back, relax and socialize while the girls get pampered… you don’t lift a finger, they’ve got all the details covered!

Sensory Towne

Jacksonville Birthday Party – Sensory Towne

Why We Love It

Come have your child’s next Birthday party at Sensory Towne. Sensory Towne is a unique, fun, active play space with interactive motion sensor floors, swings, rolling slides, glide tracks, rock walls, foam and ball pits, a great chill spa with bubble tubes, fiber optics and much more. Let their fun, interactive staff take care of all the details for you while you relax with your guests. When you book a party with Sensory Towne, the gym is closed just for your party and closed to the public during that time. Great keepsake craft, paper products, silverware, tablecloths, admission to up to 20 children and two fun counselors included with all packages. Prices start at $250.00 and vary depending on the package requested. Have your child’s favorite character come out to the party to surprise them by adding it on to any package.

Sweet Pete's Candy

Birthday Party in Jacksonville – Sweet Pete’s Candy

Why We Love It

Sweet Pete’s Candy is the sweetest destination in Jacksonville for children, teens, and even adult birthday parties. If you’ve haven’t visited their location, it’s an understatement to call it a candy store, it’s a candy mansion! Located in the old historic Seminole Club building, Sweet Pete’s is a 23,000 square foot confectionary emporium, boasting a fully functioning factory, multiple retail floors of candy, a full restaurant and bar, rooftop patio and dessert bar. Pete and his team of candymakers share their passion and expertise through hands-on interactive candy-making birthday parties. Perfect for children ages 5 and up; the birthday boy or girl can choose from lollipops, taffy, chocolate bars, gummies and more. Sweet Pete’s also offers birthday party theme upgrades featuring unicorns, dinosaurs, princess’ and silly putty, where a special candy will be matched to the theme along with a toy, décor, ice cream cake and more. Teens and adults can also celebrate at Sweet Pete’s with a Party with Your Peepscelebration, Ice Cream Social or Grown Ups Can Party Too event.

Mobile Masterpieces

Birthday Party Jacksonville – Mobile Masterpiece Jax

Why We Love It

Mobile Masterpieces Jax is a traveling art workshop making its journey through Northeast Florida. For any group of creatives- they set up shop and guide you step by step through the process. The only requirement is the location of your choosing. All materials, including tables, will be provided! Mobile Masterpieces works with children for birthday parties or homeschool groups, adults for birthday parties or BYOB parties, seniors, and special needs groups. Choose from various workshops on our Masterpiece Menu in mediums such as Ceramics, Alcohol Inks, Painting, and Mixed Media. Contact Rebecca at 904-674-1131 or by email.

Amazing Face Painting by Linda

Birthday Party Jacksonville – Amazing Face Painting by Linda

Why We Love It

Amazing Face Painting by Linda was birthed out of Linda’s love of art and desire to make children and adults smile. Linda is a professionally trained face and body artist in the Jacksonville area. She has won several 1st place awards for her original style of face painting. While at your event, Linda’s main goal is to provide Premier Face Painting Designs that are fast and unique to each child and adult! Linda thrives on keeping a high standard, from the artwork created to the cleanliness of the tools and face paints. Amazing Face Painting by Linda can provide multiple entertainers and has the best team of artists in the industry. Whether you are looking for balloon twisters, body painters, face painters, airbrush artists, henna artists, clowns, caricature artists or any other forms of entertainment Linda can be your one-stop shop for entertainers!

Creative Grain Studio

Birthday Party in Jacksonville -Creative Grain Studio

Why We Love It

Join Creative Grain in their San Marco Studio for a fun and crafty party your child and guests won’t soon forget! Starting at $25, each child will complete a personalized sign with the colors of their choice. No goodie bags necessary! There is plenty of time for cake and lunch, socializing, and glitter! Every time your child sees their handmade wooden sign, the memories they made on their special day will bring them joy! Check out the website to book your party today!

Blo

Blo Birthday Party Jacksonville

Why We Love It

Blo hearts birthday parties, bat mitzvahs, and playdates! Your little princess needs a fabulous party this year, and Blo will take the cake with our signature Blo Girl service for her and all her friends! Talk about playground envy. Host a party at your local Blo Blow Dry Bar! $400 (includes 8 blo outs, tax + tip). 12+ styles require an additional hour and applicable party fee. Please specify if wash required. Mini makeup glam included. Price is for ages 12 and under and is customizable based on the number of party guests. What's included? Exclusivity: The exclusive use of the pretty pink space plus an additional 30 minutes to eat, drink and chat about your beautiful 'do (1.5hours) * Blo Girl Parties are exclusively 12 years and under. Blo Out (choice of one of our 7 signature styles plus glitter spray if desired), unlimited pink juice: pink lemonade, ruby red grapefruit, access to the sound system so you can play your fave tunes! 20% off all retail purchases and a mini makeup glam.

Jax Cooking Studio

Jacksonville Birthday Party – Jax Cooking Studio

Why We Love It

A cooking birthday party at Jax Cooking Studio is such fun! The event is two hours long, and the kids do hands-on cooking for 90 minutes. During the last 30 minutes, they enjoy eating the food they made and celebrating the birthday child. Choose a menu, set a date and time, and your birthday planning is complete! Contact [email protected]

Jacksonville Humane Society

Jacksonville Birthday Party  – Jax Humane Society

Why We Love It

Celebrate your birthday with our dogs and cats at the Jacksonville Humane Society! JHS birthday parties are recommended for children in grades K-8. For special requests – such as adult birthday parties or other celebrations. Birthday parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Requests will be accepted based on day/time availability. All birthday parties take place indoors at the JHS Adoption & Education Center at 8464 Beach Blvd. Each package includes a tour, your choice of one activity, animal interaction time, and the opportunity for the birthday child to name a JHS dog or cat. Certain packages include an animal-themed game, a special gift for the birthday child, and party favors. All packages include setup and breakdown of tables and chairs, dog or cat-themed table décor (depending on the package), balloons, tablecloths, plates, cups, napkins, and utensils (balloons and tableware will be in JHS colors, orange, and green). For more details on each package plus JHS Birthday Party FAQs, visit jaxhumane.org/birthdays

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