Top 20 Places to Have a Birthday Party in Memphis

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From the tried and true to the hip and new, here are some ideas for your child's next birthday party. Some of these birthday party places are more suitable for younger children, some for older children, and some are great for kids of all ages.

Please note that the prices mentioned here are subject to change. Always check with the location for current prices before booking your kid's party.

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    Flamingos in Memphis, Tennessee
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    Your kids can have a wild birthday party at the Memphis Zoo. The Zambezi River Hippo Camp is the newest exhibit and allows the kids to see hippos, Nile crocodiles, okapi, flamingoes, and more. Don't forget the giant pandas in the China exhibit!

    Party packages start at $350 for non-members and include up to 20 people. 

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    The Children's Museum of Memphis offers a fun and educational way to celebrate. Party packages start at $200 for members and $250 for non-members and include museum admission and use of the party room. 

    There are indoor exhibits and hand-on activities, plus a splash park for the summer. In December 2017, the museum opened the new home of the Grand Carousel of Memphis, a stunning antique carousel that kids of all ages will enjoy riding. There is also event rental space in the new facility available, and the carousel is even ADA-accessible. 

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    Memphis Grizzlies

    Memphis's FedEx Forum
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    Party with the Grizzlies at FedExForum. Your party of 10 people includes game tickets, concessions, hats, a photo on the Grizzlies home court and more. We start these Grizz fans young in Memphis! Packages start at $300.

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    Fire Museum of Memphis
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    "The hottest place in town for a birthday party!" Party packages range in price from $175 to $225 for up to 20 people and include a museum tour, party room, and balloons.

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    Treetop Bird House with Spiral Slide
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    The Memphis Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of birthday parties for your child. The "My Big Backyard" area of the gardens is the perfect birthday party place for the kids. Party themes include Jungle Journey, Pirate Adventure, Flower Power Hour, and Royal Party. Parties start at $300.00 and include a three-hour room rental, instructor, and supplies.

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    Give your child the star treatment with a movie birthday party. There are two options for parties: the first option includes reserved seating for the movie and a private party room, the second option includes a movie screening in a private auditorium.

    Malco Theaters operates an official IMAX 3D Theater out of its Paradiso East Memphis Cinema, for an upgrade to your kids birthday party place in Memphis. 

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    Cedar Hill Farm

    At Cedar Hill Farm in Hernando, kids can feed the farm animals, ride a pony, enjoy a hayride and more. Parties start at $200 for up to 20 kids.

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    Putt-Putt has been a favorite Memphis birthday party destination for years. In addition to miniature golf, Putt-Putt offers go-kart rides, bumper boats, arcade games, and more. Party packages start at $14 per child with an 8 child minimum and include pizza, ice cream, and party favors. You can pay extra and have the kids play laser tag.

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    River City Gymnastics

    Is your birthday child an Olympic hopeful? If so, then River City Gymnastics might just be the perfect place for a party. Parties include one hour of gym time plus 30 minutes in the party room. Party packages start at $150.00 for up to 16 kids.

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    Got a kid who is into technology? This unique party destination will allow your child and his/her guests to get their hands on things like robotics, video game creation, and more.

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    This "Inflatable Party Zone" offers inflatable bouncers, slides, and climbers to entertain kids ages 2 and up. Pump It Up has locations in both Bartlett and Germantown. Party packages start at $150 for up to 14 guests.

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    Everybody loves Build-a-Bear and with a Build-a-Bear party, each guest can assemble and take home their own furry friend! Party packages start as low as $60, making it one of the more affordable party options. There are now two Build-a-Bear Workshops in the Memphis area -- one at the Wolfchase Galleria and the other at the Avenue Carriage Crossing.

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    Paintball is a popular pastime for many kids and teens and the Paintball Park is a great place for a party. The park, however, is exclusive to kids ages 10 and older. Party groups must have a minimum of 10 guests and packages start at $22.00 per person.

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    Choose from three different bowling party packages, starting as low as $99.00 for up to 10 kids. All packages include bowling and shoe rentals, as well as other assorted extras.

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    "Put the ART in pARTy" with a pottery party. Party-goers get to paint their very own piece of pottery that will be ready to take home in a few days. Parents may bring party food and accessories if they wish.

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    Is your child a nature lover? Then they are sure to enjoy an outdoor party at Lichterman Nature Center! Party packages start at $185.00 and include crafts, activities, instruction, and admission to the center.

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    Incredible Pizza has it all when it comes to kid-pleasing party offerings: laser tag, go carts, arcade games, and of course, pizza and cake. They offer affordable packages for a private party room and group discounts on game tickets and food.

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    The MJCC offers a wide variety of parties including pizza parties, glamor parties, lego parties, and more. 

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    A favorite birthday destination in Memphis for years. Chuck E. Cheese parties include pizza, cake, tokens, souvenir cups, and more. Pricing is determined by the number of guests, date, and time of the party.

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    For a party that is easy on you and your budget, you just can't beat McDonald's. While prices and specifics vary by location, you can expect to pay about $70.00 for up to ten kids and that price includes each child's choice of happy meals and private time in the McDonald's Playland.