Top Kids' Birthday Party Spots Near DC

Host a party with all the girls and dolls at American Girl Cafe. Photo courtesy of American Girl.
Host a party with all the girls and dolls at American Girl Cafe. Photo courtesy of American Girl.

Our kids have been through plenty this year, from virtual learning to separation from family and friends. After all that, they deserve an amazing birthday celebration.

If you are looking for a special way to celebrate your kid’s birthday right now, check out our roundup of fun, unique birthday party venues in the DC area that are available for private parties. Whether your child wants to be a ninja for a day, host a fancy tea, or is a budding master chef, there’s a party venue in the area that will make your kid’s day even more special.

Need more inspiration? Take a look at Mommy Poppins DC's list of the best indoor birthday venues and best indoor play places

Birthday Party Destinations in DC for Kids 

1. All Fired Up — Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD

For your creative budding artist, All Fired Up in Bethesda or Cleveland Park can host a pottery painting or mosaic-making party. Each party guest gets to paint or add mosaic tiles to a preselected piece of pottery of your choice. You can also purchase a special birthday plate with the guest of honor's name that can be signed by each guest. 

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American Girl Store parties include its signature pink and white cake and ice cream. Photo courtesy of American Girl

2. American Girl Store and Cafe — McLean, VA

For doll lovers of all ages, a birthday party at the American Girl Store and Café in Tyson’s Corner is a dream come true. Parties start at $36 per child with different themes available, including a baking-themed Sweet Sprinkles party and a Bitty Baby-themed party. Party packages include cake and ice cream, a meal from the café, decorations, a craft or activity, goody bags, and doll tiaras for each guest, and a special gift for the birthday girl. 

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Slide you way into a good time at Jolly Yolly Kids. Photo courtesy of Jolly Yolly Kids

3. Jolly Yolly Kids — Fairfax, VA

Jolly Yolly Kids indoor play area in Fairfax offers three different party options. All packages include one hour of play time in an indoor, ocean-themed play space; 45 minutes in a private party room you can decorate as you wish; pizza and juice for the kids; your choice of solid-colored decorations; and a fun, happy birthday song celebration on the LED dance floor with a bubble machine. A Jolly Yolly party host helps ensure everything goes smoothly. You can provide your own cake, but no other outside food is allowed. All adults and kids older than 5 must wear masks, and temperatures are checked at the entrance.

4. Leesburg Animal Park — Leesburg, VA

Go wild at Leesburg Animal Park with a Safari Birthday. Packages offer two hours of party time including pony rides, animal petting and feeding, an up-close encounter with a special animal, and admission to any other park activities happening that day. Plates, cups, napkins, forks, and table covers are also included, and you can supply your own food. 

5. Pinstripes — North Bethesda, MD and Georgetown

For an upscale twist on the classic bowling birthday party, check out Pinstripes, with locations in Georgetown and North Bethesda. Birthday parties include two hours of bowling or bocce and a kid-friendly menu with dessert in a private party room. For teen parties, Pinstripes offers an upgraded menu for more sophisticated palates. 

Customize a party to fit any theme at Scramble. Photo courtesy of Scramble

6. Scramble — Alexandria, VA

Scramble’s large European-style indoor play space is designed for kids ranging from 5 months to 10 years old with a dedicated soft infant/toddler play area, imaginative role-play areas, and a large play structure with a giant slide for bigger kids. Birthday party packages include play time and a private party room for two hours for 10 children and 2 adults, personal pizzas with a drink and chips, cookies or apple slices, and an Usbourne book party favor for each child. You can provide your own decorations for the party room, but no outside food is allowed except for the birthday cake. 

Scale the wall at Sportrock's dedicated party area. Photo courtesy of Sportrock Climbing Centers

7. Sportrock Climbing Center — Alexandria and Sterling, VA

Kids and teens can go climbing for their birthdays at this indoor climbing gym. Parties include 90 minutes of climbing with a dedicated instructor, plus all of the necessary equipment, for up to 20 participants.

8. The St. James — Springfield, VA

The Super, Awesome and Amazing site at the St. James has something for everyone. You can have an adventure and obstacle course party with climbing and trampolines and add-on time in the VR gaming zone or Esports video game arena, an indoor water park party, or an ice skating party including a skating lesson and rentals. For the sports lover, the St. James offers gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, baseball, softball, or golf parties with a dedicated coach offering lessons and game setup. If your child would rather relax, spa pampering party packages include a mini manicure, a pedicure or facial, and spa robes for the birthday kid and guests. For any of the parties, you can add on catering and dessert, including a custom cake or cupcakes.

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Enjoy a formal tea party, complete with china and fine linens, at Tea with Mrs. B. Photo courtesy of Tea with Mrs. B

9. Tea with Mrs. B — Falls Church, VA

Your little prince or princess will love hosting a high tea party with their friends at the beautiful Falls Church tea room of Tea with Mrs B. Bonus for the parents—age-appropriate instruction in manners and etiquette are sprinkled in! The basic birthday package is 90-minute party with Mrs. B as the hostess. Party guests get to do some dress-up with costume jewelry, and a caterer provides the menu of your choice with tea, all served on the finest linen and china. You can also add on all kinds of magical party options, including a visit from a pony or a glittering unicorn, custom-themed décor, personalized hand-made invitations, professional photography, and a real Mrs. B fairy, who will stop by the party. 

10. ZavaZone — Rockville, MD; Sterling, VA; and Potomac Mills, VA

Let your child unleash his or her ninja warrior with a birthday party at ZavaZone, a multi-attraction indoor play space that includes trampolines, a ninja course, zip lines and other challenges. Parties include 90 minutes of play time and a private party room  for up to 30 guests. 

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