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16 Best Birthday Party Venues in Dallas Fort Worth

Every year birthday planning gets a little harder and harder for me, especially in the last 3 years. I have two boys and they are 7 years apart, both born in March, and their birth dates are ONLY 4 days apart.

After experiencing nearly every area birthday venue, here are our favorites!

Texas Skatium

Texas Skatium (Garland, TX) – The first year I ever decided to do a party not at home we decided on Texas Skatium. In fact my son liked it SO much we did it 2 years in a row with different themes. The nice thing is there is a private party room/bounce area in the back portion of the rink that is only for birthday parties and is limited to 2 parties at the same time.

For $250 (+tax) you get a party for 15 people, 80 minutes of bounce time, unlimited skating (skate rental is included, but we always waited until the party was over to let the kids get skates and skate off. It’s hard to round them up otherwise), pizza or hot dogs, unlimited drinks, and ice cream sandwiches (you supply the cake). You get a host/hostess for the last 45 minutes. There is also face painting and balloon animals provided during the party (only in the party room) at no extra charge.


Shenaniganz Rock Wall

Shenaniganz (Rockwall, TX) – This is Chuck E Cheese on steroids. Parties here range from $170 – $272 based on the activities you want to provide since there is SO much to do. Activities include bowling, video games, mini golf, go karts, laser tag, and bounce houses. All party packages include host/hostess, private party room, pizza, unlimited soda, paper goods, and game cards. I like this place for older kids, not so much for smaller children (5 and younger). While they have the bounce party that does cater to that age range, for the price there are other bounce locations that will save you the hassle of your small child wanting to do the other things they may not be old enough or tall enough to do.



Bowl A Rama (Rowlett, TX) – Best suited for older kids (6+ years; even though you see my now 9 year old at the age of 3 in the picture). Their packages range from $100 – $170 but all include a host/hostess, 1 hour of bowling, shoe rental, drinks, party room, paper goods, décor, balloon center piece, and souvenir photo.



GameTruck (North Dallas & North Tarrant County) – While this isn’t an actual party venue location, it IS the best of both worlds. A truck trailer is brought to your home (or location of your choice within GameTruck’s mileage range) for a cool gaming experience. However, it IS a little pricey. Depending on if your party is Monday-Thursday verses Friday-Sunday prices can range from $149-$169 per hour and you still have to provide food, drinks, and cake. For our party we did it after dinner time and provided drinks and snacks, since the kids couldn’t bring food into the truck. We set up tables and chairs on the side walk near the trailer and just hung out. The truck can hold 20-25 people at a time. You can see my complete review here.


Laser Quest (N. Richland Hills, TX) – We actually had my oldest son’s 7th birthday party here several years ago but at their Mesquite, TX location, which is no longer open. However, I would certainly recommend checking out the mid-cities chain location, because even the grown ups enjoyed participating. Party package range from $12-$15/person includes 2 laser tag games, complementary pass for birthday child for future visit, BOGO passes for party guest for a future visit, and private party room. You will need to provide your own food and cake.

While these are locations I have not hosted MY child’s birthday party at, they are locations where we have attended another child’s birthday party and they are worth checking out:

ASI Gymnastics (Allen, Garland, Lake Highlands, Rockwall, Plano West, Mesquite, Keller, and Arlington)

Chuck E Cheese (multiple locations all over the metroplex) I’m not a fan of weekend parties here, however, it’s a great option for preschoolers (with stay at home moms) if you can do it during the week. You are typically the ONLY party there, with very few other customers in the facility.

Bounce U (Plano, TX) – Parties range from $139-$279 based on upgraded features. Base package includes host/hostess, paper products, and 90 minutes of bounce time. Add-ons include bundles for each party package to include food, cake, beverages, goodie bags, and balloons.

Jump Street (Allen, Dallas, Colleyville, Plano) – Parties range form $5/person for 3 and under, $15/person for 4-7 years old, and $15-$20/person for 8+ based on weekday or weekend party. Kids 7 and under are limited to use of the Earthquake Kids Area for the 2 hour party window. While 8+ have access to the main trampoline area, dodge ball courts, and all fun pass activities. No outside food is allowed, but if you have a booked party cake and ice cream is allowed.

Coo Coo’s (Plano, TX) – Parties range from $200-$275 for 15 guests {including birthday child} and whether your party is held on the weekend or weekdays, and whether you want a reserved room or reserved table. All parties include host/hostess, bottled water, 2 hour room/table reservation, 10 game tokens for each guest, unlimited play time.

Main Event (Fort Worth, Frisco, Grapevine, Lewisville, Plano) – Parties range from $14-$20/person, minimum of 10 guests and based on upgraded features. Base package includes a selection from their party menu, $5 fun card for each guest, and 1 hour of bowling.

Celebration Station (Mesquite, TX) – Parties range from $150-$200 for first 10 guests, based on upgraded features. Base package includes 60 minutes of bottomless pizza and drinks (so make sure your kids stay and eat, because once they miss the window, I guess you’re out of luck), host/hostess, and game card.

Amazing Jake’s (Plano, TX) – Parties range from $13-$25/person based upgraded features. Base package includes all you can eat buffet and drinks, 90 minutes reserved seating, $5 redemption cards for games, 1 single ride on featured attraction, host/hostess, and paper goods.

Going Bonkers (Lewisville, TX) – Parties range from $90-$110 based on upgraded features. Base package includes 1 hour in private party room, unlimited playtime, host/hostess, paper goods, ice cream, game tokens {number per child varies based on package}, and half off a return visit.

Pump It Up (Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco, North Dallas/West Plano, Desoto) – Parties range from $139-$419 based on number of guests, bounce time and “amenities” (i.e. food, drinks, etc). Basic package includes 90 minutes of bounce time, private party room, and paper goods.

Cosmic Jump (Dallas/Allen, Lewisville) – Parties range from $13-$18/person with 10 person minimum. Base package includes 2 hours of jump time, reserved party table, shared party host/hostess, paper goods, candles, and bottled water. There are add-ons for the food. Otherwise you supply your own food and cake.

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