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

Happy birthdays happen at Fairyland, Oakland’s beloved storybook theme park! Ideal for kids under 8. Two hours, in one of three 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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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 250 5-Star Reviews on Yelp & Google.

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Price: $475 to $995 (depending on packages)
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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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: Price starts at $350
Location: Alameda, Albany / El Cerrito, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland / Piedmont, Richmond / Point Richmond, Lafayette / Moraga / Orinda, Walnut Creek / Concord, East Bay (Other), San Francisco, North Bay, Virtual

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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: $1650 - Awesomest Party (50 guests); $800- Awesome Party (25 guests); $650 - Awesome Party (25 guests)
Location: 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 $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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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 interests, access to studio and courtyard. Families provide food, treats, paper products, & compostable cutlery.

Price: $300 up to 10 kids, $10/additional child
Location: Berkeley

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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 or cotton candy), 42 rides, and 5 chaperone wristbands.

Price: $300 for basic party ($450 value) is for about 10 kids, No limited attendance
Location: Berkeley, East Bay (Other)

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Wild Child Schoolhouse

Wild Child offers engaging play and art areas for kids ages 1-6 with a gated yard that includes a sandbox, climbing structure, and optional jumpy house (add $100). Available weekends and holidays for a maximum of 50 people.

Price: The basic package starts at $350 for 10 children + 15 adults. Add $100 for jumpy house.
Location: Oakland / Piedmont

Amazing Rachel (Entertainer)

The Amazing Rachel is a children's entertainer, actor, artist, and leader of activities. She'll blow you away at extremely fast face painting, balloon bouquets, and games. Pay by the hour not the activity.

Price: East Bay parties start at $325 for first hour
Location: Albany / El Cerrito, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland / Piedmont, 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

Berkeley City Ballet: Ballerina Parties

90-minute ballerina birthday parties for ages 4+ include a mini ballet class and dressing up in tutus, tiaras, sashes, and crowns. Bring your own food or cake.

Price: Starts at $350 for up to 10 people
Location: Berkeley

Bowlero

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

Price: Base party starts at $21.99 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. (I'm 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, North Bay, South Bay, Virtual

East Bay SPCA

Two-hour birthday parties for animal-lovers age 6+ include a shelter tour, animal activities, animal meet-and-greet, and time in the party room. BYO food and paper goods.

Price: $300 includes 12 children and 1-2 adult chaperones
Location: Oakland / Piedmont, East Bay (Other)

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 $210 for 10 kids; $20 for each additional child up to 15 kids
Location: Fremont / Newark / Union City

Jumpity Bumpity Playspace

Two-hour party includes shared access to this giant indoor playspace with access to a dedicated party space. Tableware is included when you purchase food from Jumpity Bumpity.

Price: Parties start at $195 for weekdays for the first 12 kids. $16 for each additional child.
Location: Hayward / San Leandro

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 $310
Location: Oakland / Piedmont

Paradise Skate Roller Rink

Antioch's Paradise Skate parties with roller skating themes set in the tropics. Hula Party is the basic 2-hour birthday party for 13 skaters, paper goods, and decor. No outside food (you can add pizza or hot dogs with Maui pkg). BYO cake.

Price: Hula party package is $229 (no food); Maui party package is $335; additional guests are $19.95 each | Rent out the whole rink for $900
Location: East Bay (Other)

Pixieland Amusement Park

Your party will have access to the pixie private party area for two hours, 80 ride tickets to Pixieland Amusement Park, and a table that seats up to 10 kids. BYO food, snacks, decor. Best for ages 2 to 7.

Price: Mini Pixie Private Party is $339.99. Packages go up from there.
Location: Walnut Creek / Concord

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 game(s). Savings tip for Q-Zar birthdays.

Price: $279 is basic 1-game package for 10 players. $15 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 $249
Location: Fremont / Newark / Union City, Walnut Creek / Concord, East Bay (Other)

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 $300 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 (+$120), food, non-playing guests, and cupcakes. A la carte, it is $10 per game. Recommended for 7+ (VR for 42"+)

Price: $350 includes up to 10 players. $25 for additional guests (max 25)
Location: Hayward / San Leandro

Sterling Bubbles (Entertainer)

60 to 90-minute bubble show that will blow your minds. Indoor or outdoor.

Price: $350 to $400 depending on location in the East Bay
Location: Alameda, Albany / El Cerrito, Berkeley, Emeryville, Fremont / Newark / Union City, Hayward / San Leandro, Oakland / Piedmont, Richmond / Point Richmond, Walnut Creek / Concord, East Bay (Other)

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

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

Twirl Alameda Indoor Play + Outdoor Garden

The birthday party package at Twirl involves open play admission, pinwheel party favors, and private use of the garden space. Add-ons include guided art project, cotton candy, or face painting. BYO food, dessert, and paper goods.

Price: $250 is base price for 12 kids. Add $75 for a guided art project.
Location: Alameda

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: $10 per person (minus the birthday kid who plays for free) plus food and drink. BYO cake
Location: Berkeley

Yama Kids Yoga

Yama Kids Yoga parties are two hours long (an additional set-up time of 30 minutes prior to the party is included). They include a one-hour yoga session, and an additional hour of food, dancing, singing, cake, and fun!

Price: $250 for 15 kids
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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