Do you need ideas for your child's next party? Not interested in hosting all their friends at your house? Good news! There are plenty of great locations around Fort Wayne for you to celebrate your child's next birthday.

Check out the most recent take on best places for Birthday Parties in Fort Wayne!

  • Science Central - You choose a theme, science experiment, and invite the friends. Science Central will take care of the sweet treats - including ice cream made in front of your party using liquid nitrogen - and the educational fun! You have access to the "party room" from one hour but the price for the party includes admission to the museum for the entire day. Cost: $175 for non-members, $150 for members with additional fees for larger groups. Ages 3+ up.

  • Bounce House at Canlan Ice Sports - This unique, fun option is available year-round. Hosting your party here provides one hour in the "Birthday Party Room" and one+ hour of bounce. These aren't the moonwalks in the backyard. You will bounce, climb and slide for birthday fun! It is adjacent to the ice rinks, so be sure to bundle up and remember your socks; no socks, no bounce. Cost: $199 for 12 children or $269 for 13-24 children. Ages 3+ up.
  • Ice Skating at Canlan Ice Sports - Whether you have a hockey player in training or a budding figure skating star, this is the ideal location to host their next birthday party. Enjoy a private room with pizza, pop and snacks for one hour and then enjoy a skate around the rink. Cost: $199 for 12 children or $269 for 13-24 children. Ages 3+ up.
  • Art Party at Michael's - This creative party couldn't be simpler. Just schedule your party with one of our local Michael's store, select your project and celebrate the special day with whatever food and sweet treats you provide. Michael's will provide invitations, thank you cards or goodie bag tags, and crafting prep and instruction. Cost: $120 staff set-up for 8 guests and $10 for each additional guest. Ages 4+ up.
  • Park Party - perfect for outdoor activities and kids who enjoy being active. There are many city parks that offer pavilions, splash pads, playgrounds and wide open spaces for you to enjoy. Keep in mind that you won't have the park to yourself so there is no guarantee you will have tables to use. (Send someone early!) All Ages.
  • Gymnastics Party - area gyms will allow you to host a party complete with gymnastics instruction for your child and their friends. This is a great idea if you have a child interested or enrolled in a gymnastics program. Check out More Than Gymnastics or Summit Academy for details and costs. Ages 2+ up.
  • Laser X - **Reopening in 2016** 
    Enjoy an hour and a half in the Birthday Party room plus two Laser X games and $4.00 in arcade tokens per person. Your birthday star will also receive a VIP Pass! Cost: Starting at $13.95/person plus any food and beverage you purchase. Ages 10+ up.
  • Paintball Plex - Located just north of Fort Wayne on US 3 in LaOtto, the Paintball Plex offers year-round birthday fun. The cost of the party depends on the package, but includes up to one hour of play, equipment and paintballs. Cost: Starting at $25 for up to 8 players plus any food and beverage you purchase. Ages 10+ up.
Happy celebrating!