When you’re a kid, turning a year older is an event you look forward to for weeks. Nothing brings you more joy than holding up seven fingers instead of six, and eating cake and pizza with all of your friends. Of course, the location is part of what makes the event so special, and Omaha is filled with some incredible venues for hosting your child’s special day.
Whether this is the first party you’ve planned, or you’re just looking to step it up a bit this year, we’ve gathered our favorite party locations around town for each age group. So pick a space, sit back, and enjoy the party! We know the kids have a blast.
Complete with giant inflatable indoor playgrounds, plenty of games and a blow-up birthday throne, Pump It Up is the ultimate destination for birthday parties. Party packages are completely customizable, and include party favors, food, drinks and more.
Kids’ birthday parties are what Bounce U does best. Enjoy a full gauntlet of inflatable bounce houses, and plenty of easy-to-learn games for the little ones to enjoy. The birthday crew will be treated to a private party room for maximum fun!
Enjoy a full hour of free play in the gym (complete with trampolines, tumbling mats and more), or play structured games guided by the party professionals. Afterward, retreat to the party room for cake and presents! Parties are offered for up to 20 children, and all of the paper products, food, beverages and supervision are provided. All you have to do is show up and enjoy.
The Omaha Children’s Museum sets the stage for birthday fun. Enjoy a private room for presents and cake, hours of play in the museum’s interactive exhibits, and your choice between nine fun and unique themes — plus a costumed guest to take photos with! Each party includes a complete lineup of party supplies, as well as invitations to be mailed before the event.
Do you remember how fun playing dress up was when you were a kid? Clara’s Closet makes every little girl’s dream come to life with a giant collection of elegant dresses, hats, scarves, crowns and more. Choose a theme for the party (choices include tea party, Hawaiian, wedding, fashion show and pageant), invite up to 10 guests, and get ready for your child to have a birthday they will never forget.
The party favors are completely customizable at It’s Yours Pottery, where guests can paint their own ceramic creation to take home with them. After each child selects their item of choice, sit down and enjoy one and a half hours of reserved project time to paint and party!
Everyone knows that giraffes and zebras make the best party guests, so why not celebrate your next birthday party at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium? Guests will enjoy an up-close encounter with one of the zoo’s residents, and the staff will provide all of your basic party needs. After the animal visit, the kiddos can take part in fun crafts, get temporary animal tattoos and enjoy animal-themed games.
Enjoy a full day of fun in the summer sun at Fun Plex Waterpark. After splashing through the wave pool and shooting down the slides, your kid and his or her party guests can retreat to the private party room for a little bit of shade, pizza, cake and presents.
Roll your way to a fun birthday at SkateDaze! The combined roller skating rink and laser tag arena provides the perfect party atmosphere, and was even named one of the 10 best places to skate in the country from USA Today. Book your party here, and you’ll be treated to a private party room, food and drinks, and of course, unlimited fun in the skating arena! Make it a glow party for just $5 more per guest.
At the Champion’s Fun Center, you’ll be able to pick and choose attractions to make your party exactly how you pictured. Maybe the guests would enjoy go-karts, a four-story free fall, or an adventure maze. Or maybe they just want to stick to a competitive round of mini golf! Select your adventure and accompany it with cupcakes, pizza, ice cream and a spin on the birthday wheel.
Play a round of mini golf, climb the rock wall, and compete in the batting cages — the fun is endless at Boulder Creek Amusement Park. The kids will likely be tired after all that adventuring, so afterward, they’ll be treated to hot dogs, pizza, potato chips, ice cream and other delicious treats.
From laser tag and go-karting, to batting cages and a full gauntlet of arcade games, there are plenty of attractions at the Papio Fun Park to keep your little adventurers entertained. Packages are completely customizable depending on age and preference of activities.
If it’s a bowling birthday you’re after, look no further. Sampeck’s goes above and beyond to make your child’s party a memorable one, providing all of the decorations, food, supplies, and of course, bowling!
Treat your kiddo to a party their friends won’t be able to stop talking about at the CoCo Key Resort. The splash-tastic party package includes unlimited swim time inside CoCo Key, one hour in a private celebration room, cupcakes, and a $5 arcade card for each child.
Throwing your child a party at the Amazing Pizza Machine is sure to earn you the coolest parent award. Kids can enjoy unlimited rides, fun and games, and optional add-ons (think: laser tag!). Customize your package depending on your time limit and the ages of your guests.
The Family Fun Center XL is one of Omaha’s most popular party destinations, and also the perfect place to book for a last-minute party. Enjoy unlimited laser tag, delicious buffets, arcade games and a private party room for the ultimate celebration!
This live escape game invites groups to work together, solve puzzles, and hopefully escape within 60 minutes! Group limits of seven people mean that it’s the perfect destinations for small parties and those eager for a fun challenge. There are a variety of rooms to choose from, so you can enjoy a new challenge each time you visit.
Imagine your kid’s face when they walk into Sky Zone to find endless trampolines stretching from wall to wall — it’s a dream come true! It’s also one of the best places in town to host a birthday party. The kiddos can bounce to their heart’s content, and can even compete in bounce dodgeball and basketball before retreating to a private party room for celebrating.
Happy Birthday! Enjoy the Party!
Where is your favorite place to host a party in Omaha? Let us know in the comments!