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Best Places for a Kid’s Birthday Party in Amarillo – Lori’s Top Five

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As a mother of a toddler, I have had several birthday parties to plan and have attended many birthday parties.  Over the years, I have researched the birthday party scene and the following are my picks for the best places to have your kids birthday party.

#1. Best Place For KIDS Birthday Party  – Jump N Jive

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Jump N Jive– I love this place because it allows the children to run and jump and have a great time without being confined to a small room or area.  Plus, it is filled with the best bouncers.  In fact, this is where we had Ethan’s Birthday this year.  It was an easy birthday party and we even had our own birthday party specialist to help.  Ethan gave Jump and Jive two thumbs up and I must say in the last year he has attended 3 other parties at Jump N Jive.

This place is a kid’s dream for the perfect birthday party.  Children get to run around and jump on all sorts of different inflatable bouncers.  Some of these bouncers go as high as 20ft.  They have an assortment of bouncers, bounce houses, maze bouncers, race bouncers, slide bouncers, and don’t worry they have an area for the littlest of little ones.

Party Packages start off at $175 for a party of 8 and include 1 1/2 of play and a party zone.  The largest package available includes, cake, juice, pizza, balloons and room for 24 kids.  Visit Jump and Jive Online for their entire list of party packages.

#2. Best Place For KIDS Birthday Party  – discovery center

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Don Harrington Discovery Center – I would have never thought of the Discovery Center for a birthday party if Ethan had not been invited to a Discovery Center Party.  The kids were allowed to enjoy all the great Discovery Center Exhibits.   Ethan’s favorite is the bubble section, where you can create giant bubbles, or even encase yourself in a bubble.  He also loved the special Space Theater show designed especially for the birthday boys/girls.

The Discovery Center offers two birthday packages, each package includes 2 hours of fun, a birthday room and the kids get to enjoy all the Discovery Center Exhibits.  The Exhibits include, the KinderStudio, Hunters of the Sky, ExploraZone, Amazing Bodies and more.   Plus, a special Space Theater show.   Packages start at $125 for non members and $100 for members.

#3. Best Place For KIDS Birthday Party  – Mr. Gatti’s

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Mr. Gatti’s – Kids love to eat pizza, then throw in and all you can eat pizza buffet and games and you have the perfect party for your child.  Mr. Gatti’s is Ethan’s favorite place to eat because he gets to choose what kind of pizza he gets off their buffet and watch cartoons in the big cartoon room and once we eat we always go have fun in the game room.  Ethan’s favorite in the game room is the miniature train ride.  He also loves playing the Spongebob coin drop.  So what is a weekend treat for us, could be an awesome birthday party for your child.

Mr. Gatti’s has several packages to choose from for any budget.  Packages start off with the Bronze Package ($8.49), followed by Silver and Gold.  Each package includes All You can Eat Buffet, Party Room, Game Play, Invitations and more.  The Game room inside Mr. Gatti’s is pretty cool.  They all sorts of arcade, games, a carousel, a miniature ride on train, bowling, and bumper cars.  You earn tickets for each game you play then turn the tickets in for a prize.

#4. Best Place For KIDS Birthday Party  – brush with art

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Brush With Art – If you have a child who is crafty or loves to paint then you can have their birthday party at Brush With Art.  Ethan went to a birthday party here and came home with a beautiful hand print  plate that he painted himself.   Not only did he create something beautiful but he had a blast painting and creating.

Parties start off at $85 for 8 children.  It is $10 for each additional child.  You get a party room and kids get to chose what they want to paint off the party shelves.  They provide the paper goods and clean up after the party.  The great thing about this type of party.  Your child and your child’s friends get to take home a memory.

#5. Best Place For KIDS Birthday Party  – western bowl

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Western Bowl – When you think of birthday parties you might not think of bowling, but it is the perfect birthday party.  Ethan had the privileged of being invited to a birthday party here recently and he loved bowling.  It was his very first time so he was super excited.  When you are thinking for a great party for your child a bowling party is a great idea and it isn’t just for older kids or adults.  The younger kids love it as well.  If you have small children, a bowling party is still perfect because Western Bowl can put up the bumpers so the kids won’t have to worry about gutter balls all the time. Your child can compete against their friends and see who can get the first strike.

Packages at Western Bowl start out at $79.95 for a party of 8, which includes shoe rental, one hour of bowling time and one hour of party time, and prices move up the bigger party you want.

#6. Best Place For KIDS Birthday Party  – WTamu pool

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WTAMU Indoor Pool – My child has a January birthday so having a pool party was out of the question, unless we wanted little ice cube children.  A friend told us about the West Texas A&M University Swimming Pool and how you can rent it out for parties.  The great thing is, it is an indoor swimming pool.  The pool has a lazy river, a slide and a vortex pool.

Pool Rental starts off $100 for 1/2 and $200 for 1 1/2 hours.  For reservation information click here.

For Summertime Birthdays

#7. Best Place For KIDS Birthday Party  – wonderland

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Wonderland Park – Wonderland Park in Amarillo has something for everyone! From the bouncer kiddie rides to the stomach churning double loop Texas Tornado rollercoaster. This is a great place for a child’s birthday party, but you better be ready to make an entire day out of it! You can get a great group rate for 15 or more people that starts out at $13 per person.

#8. Best Place For KIDS Birthday Party  – splash amarillo

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Splash Amarillo – If you like lazy rivers and a monster wave pool then you have got to throw your party at Splash Amarillo. From toddlers to teenagers, your kid is going to have a blast. Super fast waterslide and tubing around the lazy river make this water park a blast for all ages! Group rates start at $12 for 10 or more.  Of if you prefer a private party for your child, you can reserved the entire park.

This is just a small list of great places to have a kid’s birthday party in Amarillo. Let us know your favorites in the comment section below!

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