East Bay Kids Birthday Party Guide - 510 Families

East Bay Kids Birthday Party Guide

Are you planning a child’s birthday party in the Oakland Berkeley area? In-person birthday parties are back and tons of fun. We have compiled a bunch of resources to plan the best cake, place, and entertainer for a kid’s birthday party. (Oh hey, if you’re finding us from search, we don’t run these parties or book ’em.)

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Children's Fairyland

The happiest birthdays happen at Fairyland, Oakland’s beloved storybook theme park! Ideal for kids under 8. Two hours, in one of 3 exclusive outdoor party areas, an entire theme park to roam, a keepsake t-shirt for the birthday child, and add-on options like cupcakes, ice cream, and Magic Keys.

Price: Party packages start at $385 for non-members
Location: Oakland / Piedmont

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Bay Area

Celebrate a BRICKtastic birthday party at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Bay Area! Offering several birthday packages (Fri-Sun) for 25-50 guests, inclusive of admission & private room usage for 1 hour. Food inclusions depend on the package selected. Ideal for kids 10 and under.

Price: $1750 - Awesomest Party (50 guests); $900- Awesome Party (25 guests); $750 - Awesome Party (25 guests)
Location: East Bay (Other)

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The Busy Bee Activity Center

The Busy Bee Activity Center hosts private birthday parties for ages 1-8. The open play area includes climbing wall, play equipment, & bounce house. Parents provide decor & food in the studio.

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Price: $300 for 2 hours of play plus set up & break down time (3 hours total); 36 kids max
Location: Alameda

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Color Me Mine of Alameda

Custom pottery painting birthday parties for kids of all ages (including adults). Rent the party room for up to 20 guests or the whole studio for up to 56 guests. Feel free to bring in outside food and drink. Party is 2 hours. Pre-select ceramic budget. No experience necessary.

Price: Party Room - $150 + cost of ceramics / Entire Studio - $500 + cost of ceramics. No add'l studio fees charged with Party Packages
Location: Alameda

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Swings and Wings, Sensory-Based Indoor Playspace for Kids

2-hour parties complete with bouncy house, swings, climbing structure, puzzles, art and lots of space to run around and be silly. Swings & Wings helps set up and clean so you can have as much fun as the kids! Details on website.

Price: Party Packages start at $367.50 for up to 25 guests (adults and kids)
Location: Alameda

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Kiddos Chu Chu (mobile train, they come to you!)

Kiddos Chu Chu train services includes a train conductor, a locomotive, 3 wagons, music, bubbles, and train set up. This trackless train can fit 26 children or 20 children/adults per ride. No age limit, children under 2 must ride with an adult.

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Price: 2 hour minimum rental outside of San Mateo County; $545 first hour $445 for each additional
Location: Alameda, Albany / El Cerrito, Berkeley, Emeryville, Fremont / Newark / Union City, Hayward / San Leandro, Oakland / Piedmont, Richmond / Point Richmond, Lafayette / Moraga / Orinda, Walnut Creek / Concord, East Bay (Other), South Bay

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Creations Berkeley

Make your child's birthday magical with these creative party packages! Transform into fairies and wizards at a Yoga Costume Tea Party, dance up a storm at a Dance Dance Dance Party, or dive into a world of gooey creativity with a Slime Time Party. Unforgettable fun awaits.

Price: Get a quote! Prices are tailored to your needs. Can include lunch, cake, gift bags
Location: Berkeley

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Game On

Game On is a custom, live-action adventure puzzle to play with friends, impossible to describe, and incredible to experience. Perfect for kids 10+. Reserve a party and get the whole place to yourself for 2.5 hours with gameplay and pizza for 15 children.

Price: $599 for up to 15 children
Location: Berkeley

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Ricky Roo & his friends Super Silly Puppet Shows (Entertainer)

Create an unforgettable, playful, imaginative puppet adventure for your family & party guests. These Puppet Shows are packed with silly jokes, fully engaging & interactive, with a level of humor and candor that delights kids ages 1 to 9 years old. Over 400 Stellar 5-Star Reviews on Yelp & Google.

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Price: $695 to $1,295 (no limit on attending children)
Location: Alameda, Albany / El Cerrito, Berkeley, Emeryville, Fremont / Newark / Union City, Hayward / San Leandro, Oakland / Piedmont, Richmond / Point Richmond, Lafayette / Moraga / Orinda, Walnut Creek / Concord, East Bay (Other), San Francisco, North Bay, South Bay

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Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA)

MOCHA Art Parties, for artists of all ages, are taught by qualified Teaching Artists. They will help you and your guests navigate through multiple hands-on art experiences. Choose your theme, date, and time and come get creative at MOCHA!

Price: Ranging from $375 for 10 kids, 15 adults, 1 Teaching Artist to $575 for 20 kids, 20 adults, 2 Teaching Artists
Location: Oakland / Piedmont

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Brian Scott Magic (Entertainer)

Magic, Comedy, and a whole lot of FUN! Brian Scott Magic provides interactive shows for in-person and online parties for ages 4 to 12. 30 and 45-minute options are available. Preview Brian Scott Magic on YouTube (@BrianScottMagic)!

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Price: Prices start at $350
Location: Alameda, Albany / El Cerrito, Berkeley, Emeryville, Fremont / Newark / Union City, Hayward / San Leandro, Oakland / Piedmont, Richmond / Point Richmond, Lafayette / Moraga / Orinda, Walnut Creek / Concord, East Bay (Other), San Francisco, North Bay, South Bay, Virtual

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Putter's Goat Track Miniature Golf

Outdoor miniature golf parties are fun for any age. Two-hour party packages include one hour of golf (the course is exclusively yours!) followed by an hour in the party zone which has additional games including ping-pong, foosball, & pop-a-shot.

Price: $225 for up to 12 golfers; additional golfers are $10 each
Location: Alameda, Walnut Creek / Concord, East Bay (Other)

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Magician Mike Della Penna (Entertainer)

Magician, Mike Della Penna, is a Bay Area family favorite for even the littlest fans. A regular at Children’s Fairyland, libraries, and kid-friendly events, his classic birthday party show runs 30-45 minutes, followed by balloon animals if desired.

Price: Starts at $360
Location: Alameda, Albany / El Cerrito, Berkeley, Emeryville, Fremont / Newark / Union City, Hayward / San Leandro, Oakland / Piedmont, Richmond / Point Richmond, Lafayette / Moraga / Orinda, Walnut Creek / Concord, East Bay (Other), San Francisco, North Bay, South Bay, Virtual

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Sticky Art Lab

During a 2-hour party guests will upcycle materials into magnificent imaginative creations. Includes one-hour guided art project custom designed to match birthday maker's art interests, access to studio and courtyard. Families provide food, treats, paper products, & compostable cutlery.

Price: $300, up to 10 kids, $10/additional child (up to 16 max)
Location: Berkeley

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In Harmony Music

Make an event memorable with interactive, engaging music and movement activities personalized for any group. They offer a wide range of options for birthday parties, pop-up classes or holiday gatherings of any size or age group. All events are 40 minutes of teacher-led music and movement FUN!

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Price: $349 per event
Location: Alameda, Albany / El Cerrito, Berkeley, Emeryville, Fremont / Newark / Union City, Hayward / San Leandro, Oakland / Piedmont, Richmond / Point Richmond, Lafayette / Moraga / Orinda, Walnut Creek / Concord, East Bay (Other), San Francisco, North Bay, South Bay, Virtual

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Tilden Park Merry Go Round

Throw a party at the iconic carousel. The basic party package includes a private party area for 3 hours with tablecloth, birthday balloon bouquet, 10 snacks (of popcorn, cotton candy, or ice cream), 42 rides, and 5 adult chaperone wristbands.

Price: $360 for basic party ($450 value) is for about 10 kids, No limited attendance
Location: Berkeley, East Bay (Other)

Aran's Art Studio

A pottery-painting, canvass-painting, or glass-fusing party is appropriate for ages 5+. An acrylic pour party is recommended for 8+. Fees include two hours and most materials. 10 guest limit.

Price: $150 (includes party fee + deposit) + price of each pottery item that gets painted
Location: Hayward / San Leandro


Kids bowling parties are for children ages 4-12. Teen parties also available. Parties include unlimited bowling arcade credit, soft drinks, food, and shoe rental. Bring your own birthday dessert.

Price: Base pizza party starts at $29.99 per person
Location: Alameda, East Bay (Other)

Drumming Magic (Entertainer)

Bring the joy and excitement of music, rhythm, and dancing to your child’s birthday party with a Drumming Magic kids drum circle! Skillful, playful instruction along with a variety of drums and rhythm instruments leaves kids and parents happy with great memories.

Price: Parties start at $200 for parties of 10 or less. Add $ for larger groups and travel time. (He's based in Point Richmond).
Location: Alameda, Albany / El Cerrito, Berkeley, Emeryville, Fremont / Newark / Union City, Hayward / San Leandro, Oakland / Piedmont, Richmond / Point Richmond, Lafayette / Moraga / Orinda, Walnut Creek / Concord, East Bay (Other), San Francisco

Head Over Heels Gymnastics Center

90 minutes of play on the gym floor with trampolines, ropes, balance beams, and helpful coaches.

Price: $375 for up to 12 children
Location: Emeryville

High Scores Arcade

Get exclusive use of the arcade with FREE PLAY on all games and access to a party table. BYO food and drinks. Ages 8+ only.

Price: $300 for 15 guests or $400 for 20 guests and $20 for each additional guest
Location: Alameda

Hop Hop Playground

Two-hour parties include open play and use of a party room. Tableware and decor is provided. Bring your own food and dessert.

Price: Weekday parties for 10 kids/15 adults start at $200. The same party is $400 on weekends.
Location: Hayward / San Leandro, North Bay

Jolly Roger Land

Parties include one hour in party room, one hour of playtime, and 1 large pizza.
Recommended for ages 1-13 years.

Price: Parties start at $255 for 10 kids on a weekday; $20 for each additional child up to 15 kids
Location: Fremont / Newark / Union City

Oakland Ice | Skating Rink

Birthday party includes one hour in the party room, two hours skating (with a group lesson) during public skating, and skate rental. Pizza and drinks included.

Price: Birthday party package starts at $380 for up to 10 guests
Location: Oakland / Piedmont

Q-Zar Laser Tag & Arcade

Q-Zar parties include arcade credit, pizza, beverages, party room for 45 minutes, and laser tag. "Public" means that strangers will be in your laser tag games. Savings tip for Q-Zar birthdays.

Price: $319 is basic 2-game package for 10 players. $20 for additional guests.
Location: Walnut Creek / Concord

Rockin' Jump Trampoline Party

Pay by the jumper. Get pizza, beverages, 60+ minutes of jumping, 45+ minutes in private party area, private dodgeball game, and lots of smiles. Pay more for extra food, bouncing, or kids.

Price: 10 jumper party starts at $299
Location: Walnut Creek / Concord

Ruby's Tumbling Gymnastics Studio

Ruby's is a great place for an active 2-hour party. You provide kids, cake, and paper goods.

Price: Prices start at $350 for the first 15 kids & $10 for each additional child.
Location: Alameda

Sector 19 Laser Tag, VR, Arcade

Basic Pizza Party package includes 2 games of laser tag, use of the party room for 2 hours, pizza, salad, lemonade, and paper goods. Add-ons include VR experience, food, non-playing guests, and cupcakes. Recommended for 7+ (VR for 42"+)

Price: $395 includes up to 10 players. $25 for additional guests (max 25)
Location: Hayward / San Leandro

Traverse Fitness

For kids age 7+, Traverse Fit American Ninja Warrior Parties include one hour of ninja fun with a dedicated trainer and 30 minutes in the party area. Learn about our party at Traverse Fit. BYO food and decor.

Price: $250 for the first 5 participants, then $25 for each participant after that, up to 25 total.
Location: Richmond / Point Richmond

Victory Point Cafe

Victory Point provides table space and access to hundreds of games, plus a Game Guru to teach guests how to get started and play any of the games on the shelf (priceless!). Read about our birthday party at VPC.

Price: $12 per person (minus the birthday kid who plays for free) plus food and drink. BYO cake
Location: Berkeley

We have LOTS of birthday party-throwing experience. We hope these ideas give you inspiration and a place to start – ask us anything!

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