2021 San Diego Birthday Party Guide

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After the year we all had, celebrating a Birthday this year, will mean SO much more! Our annual Birthday Party Guide is back and whether you want to go all out and plan the pinterest-perfect party or have someone else plan it and clean up your mess. We have a lot of options for you to plan the perfect bash in this year’s Birthday Party Guide.

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Event Venues

Birthday parties create many memories that last a lifetime. Choosing a birthday party venue that best fits your needs is the key to a successful event. There are a TON of great places to host a Birthday Party across San Diego!

We have compiled a great list of unique and entertaining venues that will have everyone talking about your party for days!

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Funbelievable

FUNbelievable

FUNbelievable was voted the GREATEST PARTY SPOT in Southern California (Totally Awesome Awards 2016) and BEST Toddler Party Venue and runner up Kids Party Venue in San Diego 4 years in a row! (Family Magazine) They know how to host an awesome kids party and no one does it better than FUNbelievable!

Their party packages take all the stress out of party planning – think of it as a “party in a box”. They do all the hard work for you so you can just enjoy the day and have FUN. Their team of dedicated party coordinators and hosts will take care of everything for you from start to finish. They have party packages to suit all sizes and budgets and our award-winning team is dedicated to making your party stress free.

Plunge San Diego

Plunge San Diego

​​​​​​​From mermaid-themed birthdays to company team building events, the plunge is your go-to location for celebrating in style! Both children (and adults!) of all ages enjoy the non-stop fun our unique venue offers. From our inflatable obstacle course, basketball hoop, heated pool, games, beach views and great food.

Whether you have a group of 10 or 150, a birthday celebration at the Plunge will be one for the books! The Plunge is located inside of Fit Mission Beach at Belmont Park, an ocean front family friendly amusement park.  

Mention SDMoms at time of booking for $25 OFF!

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KidWonder

Give your child a memorable birthday party by booking KidWonder’s private space with plenty of activities for play and learning. Jump on the trampoline, play in the foam pit, or master the ninja warrior course — no matter what your child and their friends choose to do, they won’t be able to stop talking about the party once they get home.

The Kidwonder event space features a number of features for bouncing, climbing, crawling, and more — after all, it is a kinetics gym. Rent their entire facility for any kind of event! Corporate team building events, special occasions and more!

Event Venues

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Pump It Up Poway

Once you step inside, they will give you an experience your child will always remember. With fun games and activities in the lobby, your child will be entertained while they wait for all their friends and family to arrive. Guests will quickly check-in with the assistance of our Party Pros and drop off their gifts in your kid’s dedicated present bin. Let’s get the party started!!

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Snapology

Fun And Stress Free Kid’s Birthday Party?

At Snapology They Make It Possible With Virtual or In-Person Parties! All in-person parties include a birthday theme and a certified Snapology party instructor who sets-up, cleans-up, provides supplies and leads all activities.

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Rockin’ Jump

Take your child’s birthday party to the next level by hosting it at Rockin’ Jump in San Diego, CA. Invite their best friends for some high-flying fun and an unforgettable birthday party experience at The Ultimate Trampoline Park ®. Let their dedicated staff handle all the details and cleanup while the birthday boy or girl and their party guests focus on having fun.

Altitude

Altitude Trampoline Park

With over 18,000 square feet of indoor trampolines and other amenities and nearly 26,000 square feet of total space, this place will be jumping! Altitude Trampoline Park Vista is a fresh, new entertainment option in California for families, groups, and individuals to have active fun.

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Fleet Science Center

Host a birthday party your child will never forget at the Fleet Science Center!

Children love parties at the Fleet. With more than 100 “do-touch” exhibits, entertainment is built in. They can help you start planning today

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iFly Oceanside

Kick off the most memorable birthday party ever by defying gravity. iFLY Oceanside specializes in taking your birthday party celebration to a whole new level, literally. You and your guests will experience the thrill of indoor skydiving, taught by iFLY Oceanside’s highly- trained certified coaches, in one of the most unique party venues you’ve ever seen!

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G3Kids
(Point Loma, UTC & PB)

G3Kids hosts both semi-private and private parties at all three locations! G3Kids is a gymnastics-based athletic program and interactive learning academy. G3Kids offers traditional and trendy gymnastics classes while ensuring safety and fun exploration. In an effort to reach a child’s highest potential for growth, they emphasize maximizing brain stimulation through physical activity. With two birthday party options available to get your birthday kiddo in the celebrating spirit, G3Kids is ready for you to enjoy some tumbling fun!

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Myst at Encore Events Center

Myst is San Diego’s coolest and most versatile party venue for all ages. From formal weddings to intimate family gatherings, Myst has a package for you. They offer packages for birthday parties for kids and adults, bridal and baby showers, anniversaries, weddings, graduations and much more. No need to decorate, rent furniture or bring food.  Myst has expanded and is now part of the Encore Event Center in Kearny Mesa featuring multiple, themed indoor and outdoor halls for your special event. 

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Dave & Buster’s

The 40,000-square-foot entertainment megaplex offers five – count them FIVE! – birthday party packages, including two buffet options. Most packages provide food platters with cheeseburgers and other popular items, unlimited soda, $15 of game play per guest, and 500 tickets for the birthday boy or girl. Higher-level packages up the ante on game card values, food and other cool bonuses. Dave & Buster’s has two locations in SD – Mission Valley & Carlsbad. 

Party Rentals

In this category you will find any kind of rental that you might need to pull off the Birthday Bash of the year! Included in this category would be rentals for decor, furniture, specialized entertainment party rentals, glassware, AV, staging, table and chairs and much much more!

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Pint Size Party

Pint Size Party is a mobile luxe soft play and ball pool rental company that specializes in bringing a safe and fun play area, to all types of events, for your littlest guests (6mo – 5yo).

They are family owned, licensed and insured. Pint Size Party services the San Diego area and special travel accommodations are available for those beyond our service area, upon request.

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Firefly Socal

Firefly SoCal creates magical indoor slumber parties, backyard glamping nights, and chic outdoor socials, with their handmade A-frame tents and fabrics, and their outdoor Firefly Bell Tent. They want your focus to be only on making long-lasting, enduring memories, which is why each customizable experience includes everything you need for a truly remarkable event. They understand the importance of a meticulously styled and stress-free event to put the bow on creating life-long memories, and simply put: they’re here to make sure your event is amazing.

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Card My Yard

SKIP THE CARD, STAKE THE YARD! 

A Card My Yard yard greeting is the best gift for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, birth announcements and more. We are a full service yard sign rental company – you book the order and we take care of the rest.

What is better than coming home to a custom message?

 

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Elite Teepees

 

Elite Teepees deliver and set up beautifully curated sleepover teepees in the comfort of your own home, then pack it all away the next day so you can enjoy a hands-off exquisite sleepover experience. They offer add-ons and decorations ranging from age-appropriate Truth or Dare Games, to a Star Night Light projector, decorative headbands and exclusive offers. They cultivate an exquisite and fun environment for you and your guests so that you can relax and let your kids enjoy a festive night with friends.

Mention San Diego Moms when you book your next overnight teepee rentals and receive 5% off! 

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North Frontier Party Rentals

 

North Frontier Party Rentals is a local San Diego party rental company that provides chairs, tables, canopies, bouncy houses, and inflatable water slides. 

Local and trusted rental company, with competitive prices. Call them today to ensure that your child has a birthday to remember!

 

From custom cakes to donut bars – you will find everything sweet to eat in this category!

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Let Em’ Eat Cake

LET’EM EAT CAKE is a licensed home bakery located in the friendly neighborhood of North Park in San Diego. Chef, Jeffery Abdulla Dean-Pedrosa does the wonders with his own recipes that are sinfully sensational to the last bite.

Their cakes are scrumptious, moist, and full of flavor and will have you reaching for another slice. They truly believe in “home-made”, made from scratch cakes, using the freshest ingredients in season. They specialize in weddings, anniversary, birthdays, or any special occasion.

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Babycakes San Diego

Since 2008, Babycakes has been serving up sweet treats. From cupcakes to wedding cakes and all sorts of desserts in between, we are proud to be San Diego’s go-to celebration destination.

With three locations to serve you, they are ready to make any birthday, wedding, anniversary, or holiday celebration special with something delectable!

Come check them out!

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Glorified Hobby – Mili’s Sweets

Mili’s Sweets has served San Diego County since 2010. Mili’s custom-recipe, small-batch cakes and desserts are available for pick up in San Marcos, or with front-door delivery. Her team offers a full range of catering services for dessert tables. All products are made completely free of peanuts and tree nuts, with vegan and gluten free options.

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Allison’s Custom Confections

 

Make your event truly memorable with confections custom-made for your event by award-winning Confectionartist Allison.  Together, you’ll design amazing one-of-a-kind confections that taste every bit as good as they look.

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Amame Desserts

 

No matter what the event, Amame can design unique & delectable desserts to satisfy every palate.  Every cake tells a story, and it is her desire to help create a memorable experience for all types of celebrations and occasions. Call Amame today to help make your child’s birthday flavorful!

Entertainment

Looking to add a little pizazz to your birthday party? In our entertainment category you will find everything from quality character entertainment, face painting, magicians, petting zoos and much much more!

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The Storybook Character Company

The Storybook Character Company is proud to provide the highest quality character entertainment in San Diego and Southern California. Their singing princesses and other party characters are available for entertainment at children’s birthday parties, special events, school and church carnivals, company picnics, weddings, charity events, theatrical performances, and large corporate events. 

They even have had clients hire their princesses for one-on-one playdates, adoption celebrations, and “you’re going to Disneyland” announcements.  No celebration is too small (or too big!) for some Storybook magic!

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The Magic of Alfonso

Are You Looking To Do Something Fun, Magical, and Affordable for Your Birthday Party”  

Well, you found the Magic of Alfonso, San Diego’s Funniest Magician will not only entertain your guests, but will have your Kids and Adults rolling with laughter. Alfonso’s magic will create magical memories that you can share for a very long time. He will arrive at your party, ready to amaze and delight your guest. Alfonso is portable; he will bring everything that he needs for the show, so there’s no worry or hassles on your part. All you have to do is provide an area for kids and parents to sit.  

 

Make & Take Parties

Are you looking for party favors but want something that will make an impact more than a little take home bag? Look no further! Our Make and Take section has local San Diego businesses that offer one of a kind party favors that are sure to make an impact and blow your guests away!

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Dixie Pops

DixiePops

Life is sweet and birthday parties should be too! Because they like making ice cream and popsicles so much, they decided others would too – especially kids. And what goes well with ice cream? Birthdays! And so the idea was born to offer ice cream making classes as a way for kids to celebrate their birthdays with up to 11 of their friends at our shop in Mission Hills.

A DixiePops ice cream party is equal parts fun AND delicious – here’s the scoop on what to expect: Using CuisineArt ice cream machines, kids work in pairs to make homemade ice cream. Ice creams and add-ins can be themed (i.e. all candy bars, or all cookies, or all chocolates, or everything pink, etc.) with each pair making the ice cream of their choice. Depending upon the age, they also get to make their own waffle cones. Each child ends up with their own pint to eat at the party or take home. 

Nothing beats fresh ice cream and your kids will melt when they get to experience this hands-on activity! Make your next birthday party the sweetest one yet and involve DixiePops! All the fun of an ice cream party with none of the mess.

When not having parties, they serve up deliciousness in the form of ice cream, ice cream pies, popsicles, shave ice, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, root beer floats cookies. Everything is made in-house! Flavors change frequently and range from the traditional comfort ice cream to the trendy and hipster with kid friendly flavors in between. They also cater desserts!

Mention San Diego Moms and get 10% off your next order!

Party Planning Services & Decor

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Luxan Balloon Bar

Luxan Balloon Bar is a balloon decoration company based in San Diego, Ca. They are  one-stop shop for all of your indoor and outdoor balloon needs.  They offer an array of balloon decorations, specializing in personalized balloon arrangements and luxury balloon garlands. 

They can decorate any event from weddings, corporate functions, birthday parties, baby showers, and more. They also offer services for invitations, custom decor, event design and signage. 

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KRYS KREATIONS

KRYS KREATIONS connects you with some of the best & most professional party entertainers in town! The artists we contract with offer a wide variety of customized services including Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Henna Art, Glitter Tattoos, Games and Paint Party Instructors. These services are a great way to add pizazz to your party and events. It is also great entertainment for guests of all ages and makes for amazing photos which in turn create unforgettable memories! From birthday, anniversary or graduation parties to company picnics and corporate events, our goal is to create unforgettable designs.

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