Top Places to Host a First Birthday Party in Houston

Houston is full of great places to celebrate first birthdays. Photo courtesy Sweet Pecks Photography
Houston is full of great places to celebrate first birthdays. Photo courtesy Sweet Pecks Photography
1/26/24 - By Ashley Jones

First birthday parties in Houston come in all shapes and sizes and often involve guests of all ages, including parents, siblings, friends from daycare, and more. Choosing the theme, decor, food, and location for a first birthday party in Houston can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.

We've rounded up a list of Houston-area birthday party venues that provide age-appropriate activities for your birthday boy or girl to help you plan a fun, festive first birthday celebration.

If the weather cooperates, we've also got some great Outdoor Kids' Birthday Party Ideas. For more helpful birthday party tips, check out our Birthday Party Guide for Houston families.


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Great Houston Venues for Baby's First Birthday

1. Children's Museum of Houston – Houston

It's no secret that the Children's Museum of Houston is one of the most fun places in the city for kids of all ages. This is especially true when it comes to birthday parties. For a first birthday party, taking advantage of the Tot Spot area on the second floor of the museum is a no-brainer. The entire area is designated for kids under 3, and it is filled with stimulating activities to keep babies and toddlers engaged in creative play. And if you have older siblings or other child invitees over age 3, they can explore other areas of the museum during the party as well. When it's time for cake, a designated room with covered tables and chairs is provided as part of the party package.

2. Hooray Indoor Playground – Katy

With a castle-themed play structure built specifically for babies and toddlers and a larger play structure for older kids, first-birthday party-goers of all ages are sure to have a blast at this Katy spot. Birthday party rentals at Hooray Indoor Playground can range from private events with a choice of theme, or reserving a party room and selecting decorations and activities a la carte. All packages include a party host and clean up and set up, which makes holding parties at Hooray Indoor Playground a breeze for parents.

3. Blessington Farms – Brookshire

Enjoy an outdoor party at Blessington Farms, where your little one can go for a hay ride, play in the sand mountain, ride in a barrel train, jump on a giant bounce pad, meet farm animals, and more. Birthday party packages at Blessington Farms have a 20-person minimum, but children aged 24 months and younger are free, making it a great choice for large celebrations. Outside food and drinks are welcome for parties, and you can reserve a covered pavilion or palapa with picnic tables to give guests a place to gather during the party. Birthday parties can be booked at Blessington Farms on Saturday and Sunday during their open season. 

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Celebrate a first bday at the Little Gym. Photo courtesy Sweet Pecks Photography

4. The Little Gym – Various

Planning a first birthday party at the Little Gym will ensure that your little one and their friends have loads of safe, active fun. The Little Gym takes care of set up and clean up of all birthday parties booked at its facilities. Partygoers will have their choice of gym activities and instructor-led games and music throughout the party. The Little Gym offers a plethora of party themes to choose from and even has packages available that include character decor like plates, cups, and napkins. 

5. Gymboree – Various

Gymboree birthday parties promise personalized fun and zero clean-up for parents. It specializes in parties for ages 1-5, and even has a specific first birthday party package available at many locations. Gymboree provides all of your party supplies and gives you exclusive use of facilities for at least an hour and a half. Trained staff members lead birthday party games, songs, and dances for little ones using age-appropriate props like puppets, balls, and bubbles to keep kids entertained throughout the party. 

6. Majestkids – Sugar Land

This indoor play place is a versatile space to host a first birthday party. With multiple play structures, this venue boasts soft toys and foam blocks for toddlers, as well as a large multi-level climbing and slide structure for older children. The jumping pillow and imagination playground are favorites for all ages. For birthday parties, Majestkids offers multiple packages that all include room decor, pizza, and drinks.

7. Pump It Up – Various

If your birthday boy or girl loves to bounce, a party at Pump It Up may be the way to go. When you host a party at Pump It Up, you don't have to share play space with the public. This is a great option for parties with a lot of younger guests because it ensures they won't be accidentally knocked over by older kids using the inflatable playgrounds. Parties can be customized with your child's favorite character theme, and Pump It Up even has discounted rates available for parties booked during the week. 

8. Giggles & Fun – Katy and Houston

The entire facility at Giggles & Fun is designed for children ages 6 and under, making it an ideal spot for a first birthday party. Themed play areas encourage imaginative play for toddlers and a soft, padded play area provides the perfect place for little ones to safely explore during the party. Party packages at Giggles & Fun are customizable with food and themed decor options, a designated staff member to help set up and clean up, and some options even give your group private access to the facility.

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The Play Space has a toddler area for young partygoers. Photo by the author. 

9. Kidtastic Park – Cypress

If you're in Northwest Houston and looking for the perfect play space to host your child's first birthday party, look no further than Kidtastic Park in Cypress. The space offers four birthday party packages that you can customize to your liking and reserve a designated party room. Alternatively, if you have many children planning to attend, you can book a VIP party package to rent out the entire facility. The designated toddler play area is ideal for ages 3 and under, which means the guest of honor and any other toddlers can safely play and have fun throughout the party. 

10. The Play Space – Webster

Touted as the largest indoor playground in Texas, The Play Space in Webster features an endless supply of indoor fun for little ones, and its birthday party experiences are top-notch. When you book your child's first birthday party at The Play Space, not only will they get unlimited free playing time in their gated baby and toddler play area, but you'll receive a bevy of other party perks as well. Each party package includes a dedicated party host who will set up and clean up before and after your 90 minutes in a reserved private party room where guests can enjoy food, cake, and opening gifts. 

11. Kidville – The Woodlands

Kidville in The Woodlands offers customizable first birthday celebrations that you will be able to look back on with so much joy. From the moment you begin party planning, Kidville will make the party all about celebrating your baby in kid-friendly style. From setting up interactive Play-Doh stations to providing a toy station filled with fun and engaging baby toys, they truly think of every detail. Your party host will lead kids in attendance through sing-a-longs and gym time with a parachute and ball play, as well as help your guest of honor create a handprint keepsake with air-dry clay. 

12. Toddler Town – Your Own Home

Toddler Town is a Houston-based soft play rental company that turns almost any place in Houston into your baby's first birthday party venue. The party packages offer 6 hours of playtime with a variety of play setups that include themes like Dinosaur, Rainbow, and Enchanted. Babies and toddlers can enjoy a safe, fun space featuring ball pits, mazes, tunnels, climbing structures, and more. All equipment is thoroughly disinfected between parties.

13. The Woodlands Children's Museum – The Woodlands

Enjoy the entire museum, plus a private room for your first birthday party, at the Woodlands Children's Museum. Basic party packages include a private room for the birthday child and up to 12 other children. For an additional fee, the museum will include a themed activity, such as music or superheroes. Packages include access to all exhibits, but your 1-year-old might enjoy the Little Ocean Wonders exhibit, which is reserved for those ages 2 and under.

14. Bounce N Play – Pearland and Willowbrook

Bounce N Play is an indoor play gym for kids 10 and under, and it offers birthday parties for babies, toddlers, and early-elementary-aged kids. Party Packages can be as simple as reserving party time with tables to holding a private event and having the entire facility for the party. All packages include a party host to help facilitate the fun.

15. Frogs, Snails and Fairy Tales – Sugar Land

The Frogs, Snails, and Fairy Tails facility was designed for toddlers and young children, providing a fun and safe indoor play space for kids to explore their imagination. All of the party packages are private events, so partygoers will enjoy the play space all to themselves. Parties include a 2-hour time slot and up to 15 kids. You can bring your decorations, food, and drinks or choose to add on decorating and balloon garland services, food packages, and even extra fun like a princess visit or a knight party.

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