The Greater New Orleans Birthday Party Guide

Birthday Parties New Orleans

The Greater New Orleans Birthday Party Guide

Whether you love simple birthdays at home with a few special treats and touches OR pride yourself on Pinterest style birthday extravaganzas at the finest birthday party venues in New Orleans, we are certain that this guide to birthday parties in New Orleans will help you plan the ideal party for you and your family.

Thank you to our premier sponsors New Orleans City Park and Love Swimming as well as all of the other amazing local businesses featured in this guide.

Happy {Birthday} Party Planning!

New Orleans City Park

We offer birthday party packages that make throwing the party easy! Let the talented staff at New Orleans City Park do all the work. And don’t forget: birthday parties here are great for kids as well as the kids-at-heart!

At New Orleans City Park we have something for everyone! We offer various flexible time slots for any party you want to throw. We offer fun and affordable parties for children of all ages. With venues all over our 1300 acres, we know your party will be a hit! Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is the perfect place for your child’s next birthday party. You can choose between private access to a single or multiple rides in the Park, and have the choice of booking a private party house, or indoor or outdoor locations. Storyland Castle, Pinocchio’s Whale, and our newest birthday party area: The Little Red School House. We also have two beautiful outdoor gazebos. City Putt in City Park is the only mini golf facility in the metro area. We offer two 18-hole courses where you or your child can show off their skills. Our Tennis facility and the Historic Train Garden in the Botanical Garden are also top notch for birthday parties in City Park.

(504) 483-9458

Love Swimming

Along with year-round swim lessons Love Swimming also offers birthday parties! All parties are scheduled on Sundays between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm. Parties include use of the facility, staff to help with set up and clean up and organized swim games. Parties include a max of 20 children and children under age 5 and/or unable to swim must be accompanied by an adult in the water.

We love this post about one mom’s experience with Love Swimming.

****Now Booking Fall Swim Parties*****

(504) 891-4662

Bookoo Bounce

At BooKoo Bounce, your party is a piece of cake!

The best plan you can make for hosting a party is booking your event at BooKoo Bounce. BooKoo Bounce provides the absolute easiest, funnest, and best quality event for you and your guests! Best of all, the birthday parties at BooKoo Bounce are PRIVATE. Your party areas will include only you and your guests exclusively! Our private party rooms are modern and roomy, offering a great environment for kids and adults alike to relax comfortably. We do all the work , you have all the fun! All you do is mail the invitations (which we provide to you), show up, have a blast, and leave with a trunk full of presents! We do all the rest

(504) 835-6424

The Greater New Orleans YMCA

We’ve got it all put together for you! Create your own custom birthday party at the Y at any one of our facilities! Package options include youth sports and activities, a rock wall, bounce houses, and pool parties! And new to the Y party package, add a visit from your child’s favorite character! Parties include party coordinator to help make the day great and some awesome party favors. Cake, ice cream, and decorations may be brought in. Parties are two hours long with additional set up and take down time (additional time may be added). Pool parties include lifeguards as well as a designated outdoor party area.  Party options vary by location.  Each YMCA Branch handles its own schedule and reservations.

You can also connect with each location by phone :: Belle Chasse YMCA (504) 392-9622, East Jefferson YMCA (504) 888-9622, West St. Tammany YMCA (985) 893-9622

The Louisiana Children's Museum

Have a Blast! Throw a Blow Out! Do it up Big Time!

Kids love parties at the Louisiana Children’s Museum because they’re fun! Parents love our parties because they are easy to plan and a great value. Choose from the LCM’s three birthday party packages and planning your party will be a piece of cake!

Splendor Farms

Splendor Farms will provide horses to ride, fishing (bait & equipment provided), visiting with the Petting Farm animals, and swimming for only $35.00 per child (December and January rates are $32/child)! Parties are limited to 3 hours. Birthdays can be celebrated at the farm on Saturdays or Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is a minimum of 4 children. Sleepover parties are also available for $60.00/person. This includes horseback riding, fishing (bait & equipment provided), Petting Farm visits & swimming. There are also lawn games such as horseshoes & volleyball. The Guest Bunkhouse can sleep as many as 10 comfortably, and has a full kitchen (makes breakfast & lunch easy!), satellite TV & DVD player. Sleep over parties are for a minimum of 6 persons.

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

For an exciting and unique birthday experience that guests of all ages will remember for years to come, the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour is the way to go. Venture deep into the swamp, just 25 minutes from New Orleans, on a spacious and comfortable pontoon boat encountering incredible wildlife and gorgeous natural beauty. Our native guide will share fascinating facts about the swamp and tales of pirates and Native Americans who once explored its land and waters. After a private swamp tour, enjoy a celebration in the large, sheltered picnic area complete with your choice of food, refreshment and entertainment options your group of any size will love. Contact us to start planning a Cajun-style birthday bash at the swamp!

When You Wish Entertainment

Looking to make this year’s birthday party super magical? When You Wish Entertainment provides the most professional and authentic princesses, superheroes and animated characters in the greater New Orleans area. Make your next birthday party everything your child dreams of and more! Voted New Orleans #1 Birthday Party Entertainer 2 years in a row, we have a party packages that fit your every need and add-ons to boost the experience! From the moment we arrive until the minute we leave, the children will be entertained with personal interactions, activities and photo ops you won’t find in any major theme park. Why wait hours in a line to meet that special character for a few seconds when we can bring the magic to you? Contact us today to book your appearance!


KISSYFISH has a variety of personalized items to suit your birthday party needs including pre-designed: invitations, gift tags/stickers, & matching thank you notes (fill in the blank thank you’s too). Some examples of themes are: Storyland (whale/shoe), Zoo, Bounce House, Roller Skate, Carousel (alligator & name), Snowball, Donut, Streetcar, Etc. Any one of their pre-existing designs can be personalized/adjusted to your color scheme or party type – they can even add a photo (no minimum), just fill out the contact form for a speedy response! For all “new design” custom orders there is a 50 card minimum.

Please use contact form on website.

Playmakers Indoors

Excitement! Action! Fun! Playmakers Indoor for Sports is a  great party place for young kids, teenagers and adults alike. Choose activities from soccer, flag football, kickball, basketball dodgeball, and now Tactical Laser Tag! Your party includes 1 ½ hours of sports and fun for 16, a Party Coach and a complimentary birthday T-shirt. Pizza and catering available.

Playmakers Indoor Sports is a private, member only state of the art indoor sports facility located at 6124 Jefferson Highway in Harahan off Clearview.

Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe

Your Favorite All Things Birthday Shoppe! Little Pnuts has the perfect gifts for your Little Pnuts. Featuring the best selection of eco-friendly, natural and sustainably made toys, from brands like HABA, Hape, Janod, LEGO, Playmobil, Seedling, Djeco, Gamewright, BlueOrange and more. Our toys are curated to engage your Little Pnuts and encourage learning through play. We have toys, games, books, crafts, activities, party supplies & more, for every age, from birth through age 15+. Little Pnuts offers FREE Gift Wrapping, Gift Cards, Custom Ordering and a Gift Registry. We also provide an online store for those last minute gifts where you simply purchase online and pick up wrapped in store – perfect for when you’re short on time. Need help with planning the perfect party? We do that too, from choosing the perfect theme, ordering the supplies, creating the perfect goodie bags and helping secure the location. Come on in and let us help you find the perfect gift.

Audubon Institute

Since birthdays only happen once a year, add wonder and excitement to your child’s birthday party!   Celebrate their special day at any of Audubon’s fun-tastic attractions: Audubon Zoo, Audubon Cool Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas or Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium! Kid-friendly menus (plus great adult offerings), spectacular venues with specially designed party areas, and dedicated staff to ensure a great day, an Audubon Birthday Party is the gateway to a Perfect Birthday Party and magical memories to last a life-time!

The French Library

Enter the French Library and you are transported to the joie de vivre and sophistication of Paris. An elegant and unique space offering a “salon de thé” for children’s tea parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and engagement parties, the French Library provides a chic setting for cherished gatherings. Any little prince or princess’ event becomes enchanting as they revel in a “City of Lights” atmosphere of pain au chocolat, crepes, and other tantalizing delicacies. From the first “bonjour” to the last “adieu,” our team gives its all to ensure that your special event is unforgettable. We work closely with the family to ensure that sparkling creativity is woven into the celebration, and we go the extra mile to confirm that every detail is set. Children and adults will find a bouquet of surprises awaiting them, including custom invitations, a storyboard of ideas, French etiquette tips and a personalized story time and crafts for our special guest.

Sky Zone

Throw your child the best party ever at Sky Zone! Sky Zone makes it easy – just bring the kids and we do the rest! Your kids and their friends will experience the WOW of jumping, flying and flipping on our wall-to-wall trampoline courts. Your party can flip into our Foam Zone (filled with 10,000 foam cubes), dunk like a pro on SkySlam, battle with SkyJoust, compete on our SkyHoops, climb our Free Climb wall, or even race your friends on our Warrior Course. Your party will have the whole package: food, drink, a private party room and host, invitations, and more! Sky Zone has now added Hershey Ice Cream Cakes that are included in our top 2 packages! If you choose to bring your own cake, we can substitute more delicious pizza in its place! When it’s time to plan your special day, book your birthday party in the sky at Sky Zone Metairie.

La Petite Tea Room

La Petite Tea Room is Metairie’s premier party venue that has been creating beautiful tea parties since 2010. Children’s birthday parties are complete with stylish dress-up for fashionistas ages 3 and up. Choose from a variety of themes: Princess, Fairy, Dolly & Me, Shabby Chic, Ice Cream Sundae and our new Spa Party. Activities include: crafts, nail painting, a fashion show, tea time, and age-appropriate games and much more. La Petite Tea Room also specializes in hosting private teas including baby and bridal showers. Formal high tea and buffet style shower packages are available.


Pony Tales New Orleans

Have ponies at your party! We bring them to you or you can visit us at the barn! Pony Tales has been making the kids of the Greater New Orleans area happy since 1983. Our sweet-natured and well-groomed ponies will bring smiles to the faces of the children at your party. Pony rides at your event will provide the children with memories of happiness and enjoyment, laughter and fun. Pony Tales is a family run and owned professional business, not a backyard hobby, and we pride ourselves on our safety and professionalism. Our ponies are well-trained with great dispositions and we have a competent, professional staff. In addition, our ponies are considered part of our family. We care for their comfort and safety just as we do for your kids, taking care not to over work or over load them.

Pony rides are a wonderful addition to birthday parties, fairs, picnics, church events, summer camps, daycares, grand openings, family reunions, farmer’s markets and more! 

Spoil Me Too Kids Spa

Kids Spa New Orleans

Dazzle. Always. Darling!

We love spoiling your kids as much as you love making them happy. Treat your youngster to an enchanting spa experience — made just for kids. After the pampering, celebrate a special occasion for your child by throwing a party! We bring the entertainment. You bring the fun. We can help your child’s dream birthday, graduation, or even tea party come true. If you want to reward your kid for a job well done, or just because they are the apple of your eye, come see us. Spoil Me Too Kids Spa affects all kids positively. It builds their self-esteem as well as awareness of self-pampering that will last a lifetime! We specialize in creating an amazing, fun, and entertaining spa experience for all kids!

Why should adults have all the fun? Introduce your child to the luxurious world of relaxation and beauty all in a spa designed just for them.

The Shard Shop

Looking for a new place to party? Throw an unforgettable birthday party at The Shard Shop in our beautiful studio on Magazine Street!  Each guest will learn a new and unique art technique using tumbed glass on canvas.  Our party planner will help you with all the details, and our friendly art instructors will be on hand to help with set-up, clean up, and to creatively engage your guests in party fun!  We provide all art project materials, special recognition and signage for the guest of honor, a party favor for each attendee, and an area for adult guests and parents to relax. Each of your guests will take home a sparkly original masterpiece, while you get a chance to catch up with family and friends. Ideal for ages 6 and up! If you’re looking for a party on-the-go ask about our ShardWorx art kits!

Lil’ Yats Art & Play


We put the ART in pARTy! Do you have a crafty kid looking for a unique birthday? Lil’ Yats Art & Play is your answer. You pick the theme, and we’ll design crafts to make your event unique. From princesses to slime, it’s always a good time. Our Art & Play Studio is a safe and interactive environment for you Lil’ Yat to celebrate their day and explore their imagination! Features include full art studio, a puppet theater, dress-up area, play kitchen, discovery bin, light table, chalkboard and busy wall. We can accommodate up to 25 kids. Great for ALL ages!

The Little Gym

An Awesome Birthday Bash at The Little Gym gives your birthday kid and their friends the full run of the facility, filling the celebration with instructor-led games, music, and fun LEGO® Juniors or LEGO DUPLO® building activities created especially for your birthday boy or girl. And you don’t have to worry about setup or cleanup, making it totally awesome for you too! Each party includes an hour and a half and includes: a qualified birthday leader plus an assistant, all the set-up and clean-up, paper goods (plates, forks, cups, napkins), drinks & ice cream for each child in the party room, a gift registry (if you open your presents while you’re with us), a The Little Gym t-shirt for the Birthday Child, and invitations.

Luv 2 Play

Luv 2 Play is newest premier indoor playground for kids of all ages! It has over 5,200 square feet of playground fun for kids and toddlers and a café area with yummy food. Luv 2 Play offers birthday parties; we have different party packages to accommodate all your party needs. We offer unlimited play time in the facility, pizza and a drink, party room and a host, game card and tons of fun. We cant wait for you to make Luv 2 Play your next party destination!

Hammer & Stain

Come celebrate your child’s birthday at the hottest place on the market! Your child will be thrilled to celebrate at Hammer & Stain (Covington) with one of our DIY workshops. Parents, will love that the mess will not be in your home! Unique and stylish projects will be so much fun for the birthday girl or boy to complete with their friends. Hammer & Stain is a great place for kids to create and be creative with projects that include wood rounds, wood plank signs, canvas throw pillows, light up signs and more. Your child will be the talk of school for having the coolest birthday party in town! Parties start at $300 for up to 12 kids and $20 for each additional spot.

Mad Science

Mad Science birthdays are no mess and hassle-free parties that offer kids a chance to participate in cool science experiments with a certified Mad Scientist! Children will discover the fun side of science as they take part in spectacular science demonstrations including chemical magic, movie special effects and amazing bubbling potions. Rain or shine, our parties are held indoors or outdoors and at the location of your choice.

Sector 6

Are you looking to have the most extreme party ever? Party guests can jump around at one of the largest parks in America. Over 12,000 square feet of connected, world-class trampolines in a 44,000 sq. ft facility. Our trampoline field features over 45 trampolines, including the famous angled wall trampolines, launching decks and a few surprises up in the ceiling to test your vertical. They can battle on the jousting beam, race through the ninja obstacle course, and practice their flips on our custom Airtrack or our foam pits! Our party packages include jump time, pizza, drinks, tableware, birthday shirt, 1-hour jump passes for each jumper (to be used on another visit), a party room, and your very own party host. You bring your jumpers and leave the rest to Sector6.

Party Time Inflatables

Party Time Inflatables is a family owned Kenner based business that opened their our doors June of 2017. Their inflatables are cleaned and sanitized after every use and staff is courteous and respectful. Party Time has successfully completed the National Safety Council courses in First Aid & CPR and they are on the approved vendors list for all JPRD facilities. Party Time Inflatables is fully insured and is currently the ONLY inflatable company in Louisiana to offer a fail/safe, safety device called Watch Dog Blower Siren. Watch Dog monitors the electricity going to the blower unit at all times. The device alerts the children and the adults immediately should the blower stop! This allows everyone to have a faster reaction time before collapse of the inflatable. The Party Time Inflatables team does not believe a price can be put on safety, which is why they offer the Watch Dog FREE of charge with every unit rented.

JCB Creations

JCB Creations is now located at 4836 Magazine Street. They specialize in custom hand-decorated cookies and cakes. Each creation is individualized to make it a special addition to your festivities.
Please allow at least a week notice on orders.

Nolafionnah Children’s Boutique

The party has been planned, now you need a special custom birthday outfit for your little one! Nolafionnah Children’s Boutique specializes in custom party dresses and outfits that can be worn again and again! We can match color schemes or specific themes.

Nola Rockstars

Host a ROCKSTAR birthday party! Let your child be the star in their very own music video! We bring the PARTY to you and will turn your living room (or any venue) into a Hollywood studio complete with a green screen, lighting and sound!

Sucre Lakeside

Have the sweetest party in town at Sucré New Orleans Lakeside! Round up your friends and family for an arts and crafts Cupcakes & Canvas Party, or visit us every last Sunday of the month for the Sucré Tea Time Party! Have a big crew? You can rent out the space too! Plan your party with Sucré today!

Party Rentals Delivered

Party Rentals Delivered delivers quality party supplies such as tables, chairs, linens, glassware and more for every style of event. “We have been helping people in the New Orleans area throw fabulous events since 2013.”

Cop A Donut

Children get to play chef! at our parties! Children are able to roll and cut their own donuts and then decorate them (comes with drinks for $12/child). We also sell boozy donuts for the adults! We try to come up with things that you do not expect in a donut!

Airline Skate Center

At Airline Skate Center we have fun for all ages! Book your next birthday party here. We offer private parties starting at $400 and public parties starting at only $120. Airline Skate Center, where the fun times roll!

We Rock The Spectrum

If you are looking for a great way to celebrate a birthday, a special event or plan a private playdate,  We Rock the Spectrum New Orleans is just the place for you! Our environment is a place where ALL kids have a place to play, create, and use their imagination.

Check Out Some Other Birthday Party Posts and Ideas in the Links Below:

Choosing Not To Plan A First Birthday Blowout

Our Top Ten Birthday Traditions {Making Each Year Special}

The Five Stages of Planning a Birthday Party {How I Learned I’m Not a Party Planner}

Tips & Tricks for Throwing Your Child An Inexpensive Birthday Party 

Birthday Party Etiquette: Invites, RSVPs, Gifts, Oh My!

Go To Gift Ideas for New Orleans Toddler Birthday Parties

Need a party photographer? Check out our Guide to Photographers in and Around New Orleans

Are you looking for birthday party ideas in Baton Rouge? Check out the Red Stick Moms Blog! 

Do you still need more ideas? Check out this comprehensive list of resources around town!

Arcades (Bowling/Laser Tag/Mini Golf)

Adventure Quest

Airline Skate Center

City Putt (New Orleans City Park)

Colonial Bowling

Laser Tag of Metairie

Art (Classes/Crafts)

Chez Clay

Chateau Sew & Sew

Jo-Ann Fabric

Painting With a Twist

Posh Paint Pub

Sugar High NOLA


Bakers Dozen Donuts

Boca Dulce Cakes


Girls Gone Vegan


JCB Creations

Kupcake Factory

Posh Cupcakery


Rosary’s Bitty Balls


Sugar High NOLA

Whimsical Cake Designs and Cookies

Home Entertainment 

About to Bounce Inflatables

Facepainting by Irina

JD Sports Mobile Gymnastics, Yoga, Dance and Soccer

Magician Ray Brown

Plum Street Snowballs

Pop Up Party Town Tents

Rowdy Rascals

Sugar High NOLA

When You Wish Entertainment

Jumping (Trampoline Parks/Inflatables)

About to Bounce Inflatables

Bookoo Bounce

Bounce de Lis

Crescent City Inflatables

Monkey Room

Sector 6

Sky Zone Metairie


Children’s Discovery Center in Hammond

Louisiana Children’s Museum

Outdoor (Animals/Parks/Farms)

Audubon Nature Institute

Cascade Stables

Cajun Encounters Tour Company

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

Global Wildlife

Insta-Gator Ranch

Liuzza Land

Longue Vue

New Orleans City Park

Pearl River Tours

Pony Tales

Rowdy Rascals

Splendor Farms

Sunflower Ranch Farms

The Louisiana SPCA


About to Bounce Inflatables


Big Easy Photobooths

Cole’s Party Rental

Crescent City Inflatables

Fun Flicks

Funtastic Fotos

Kellie’s Characters

Lawn Dazzles

New Orleans Kiddie Ride

Nola Games on Wheelz

Nola Rockstar

Party Rentals Delivered

Pop Up Party Town Tents


Wheel Fun Rentals

When You Wish Entertainment

Who Dat Photo Booths

Zoo 2 U

Specialty Parties

Airline Skate Center

Bricks 4 Kidz

Cop A Donut

Creole Creamery

Culinary Kids

Hard Rock Cafe

The Little Gym of the Northshore

Kidding Around Yoga With Bella

La Petite Tea Room

Palm Tree Playground

Prytania Theater

Skate Country Westbank

The French Library



All Star Gymnastics

Big Easy Sportsplex

Crescent City Gymnastics

Empire Gymnastics

Franco’s Athletic Club (Mandeville)

Fulton Alley


Ivanov’s Gymnastics

JD Sports Mobile Gymnastics, Yoga, Dance and Soccer

Kids and Family Arena

Lakeview Creative Arts

Little Gym

Love Swimming

Mandeville Sports Complex

Northshore Gymnastics

Playmakers Indoor Sports

Rock n Bowl


West Bank Gymnastics


Supplies/Favors/Specialty Gifts/Outfits

Embellish Nola

Essie’s Sparkling Confections


Lawn Dazzles

Let’s pARTy Nola

Little Pnuts

Mandeville Party Company

Nolafionnah Custom Children’s Clothing Boutique

Stitch NOLA

The French Library

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