2008 Birthday Party Guide

Places to go

From the June 2008 edition
Buckeye Gymnastics
(614) 895-1611 Westerville
(614) 793-1936 Powell

Ages: 3–13
Buckeye Gymnastics offers great birthday parties at both of our locations. Our birthday parties are 90 minutes: 60 minutes of gym time and 30 minutes of birthday party table time. We have two locations: 7159 Northgate Way, Westerville; and 10630 Sawmill Rd., Powell. Cost is $179–$199 and up.

Buckeye Party Barn
Host your party in a country setting….perfect for any occasion! Great for birthdays, church outings, corporate picnics, weddings, receptions, graduations, class/family reunions, field trips, retirement parties, cheerleader clinics, scavenger hunts and holiday events. 60+acres with seating for 125 guests. Plenty of parking!

Chiller Ice Rinks
(614) 791-9999, ext. 323 birthday hotline
Ages: 4 and up
It's the best party in town and we do all the work. Parties include skating, skate rental, birthday cake, ice cream, soft drinks, pizza or hot dogs, invitations and more. Plus, adults skate free. One of the best party deals around. Three locations: 7001 Dublin Park Dr., Dublin; 3600 Chiller Lane, Easton; 8494 Highfield Dr., North. Cost is $14 per child, 10 children minimum.

CoCo Key Water Resort
(740) 788-1200
(800) 788-8088
Ages: All
Looking for a truly unbelievable birthday party for 10 or even 100? With private rooms available for rent, CoCo Key Water Resort is a wonderful place to hold birthday parties for just about any age. Kids love the immediate access to all the fun our gigantic indoor waterpark and Key Quest arcade provide.

The Columbus Crew
(614) 447-4165 (Nick Petty)
Ages: All
Bring out the entire crew to celebrate your child's next birthday with a party at Columbus Crew Stadium. From the pregame fun and live entertainment on the plaza, to the exclusive field- level seating and on-field access, you can celebrate your child's special day in true VIP style.

Columbus Gymnastics Academy
(614) 575-9557
Ages: 3 and up
You will flip over our birthday parties. Columbus Gymnastics Academy offers one supervised hour in the gym with games, obstacle courses, trampoline and foam pit. Then, the party moves to the party area for refreshments and presents for 30 minutes. Additional time available. Located at 6970 Tussing Rd., Reynoldsburg. Call for more information.

Columbus Santa Maria Inc.
(614) 645-8760
Ages: 5 and up
The Santa Maria is a full size, 15th century replica ship located in downtown Columbus at 25 Marconi Blvd. Pirate party includes cake and punch, games, pirate hats and goody bags for 20 kids. $275.

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids
Gahanna: (614) 428-9999
Dublin/Powell: (614) 792-2899
Pickerington: (614) 522-0220
Polaris Parkway: (614) 846-5610
Hilliard: (614) 876-7700
Upper Arlington: (614) 451-5437
Westerville: (614) 898-9855
Ages: 5 and up
Our glamorous birthday parties make all guests feel like princesses. We provide dazzling hairdos, makeup and nail polish. Crafts, music, karaoke and party favors are all finished off with a spectacular fashion show. The salon is closed for a totally private setting. Call for a reservation at the location nearest you.

COSI Columbus
(614) 228-2674, ext. 2900
Ages: 3–11
COSI birthdays are a mix of silly science and serious fun—the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable day. With exciting themes, each party includes admission to COSI, age-appropriate activities, cake and more. Located at 333 W. Broad St., Columbus.

Discover Modeling
(614) 766-7600
Ages: 6 and up
Discover Modeling offers fashion show birthday parties for girls ages 6 and up. We provide the invitations, party favors and lots of fun. Parents, enjoy this private two-hour party your daughter will never forget. Conveniently located off of 270 and Sawmill Rd., Dublin.

Fort Rapids
Indoor Waterpark Resort
(614) 868-1380 or 877-33-SPLASH
Ages: All
Celebrate your birthday in one of our private, themed party rooms. We specialize in fun birthday packages where you can chow down on vittles and birthday cake, then step right out to our giant arcade or indoor water park for wet and wild fun. I-70 at Hamilton Rd., 4560 Hilton Corporate Dr., Columbus.

Franklin Park Conservatory
(614) 645-1800
Ages: 4–10
All-inclusive or a la carte packages
for  up to 20 children. Room rental, crafts, cake, punch, favors and admission to the conservatory. Parking is free.

Franklin Park Indoor
Adventure Center
(614) 645-5972
Ages: 6 and up
Parties for all occasions. Extreme adventure birthday for ages 10 and up; includes high ropes course, climbing wall and birthday party room. $135 for residents, $165 for non-residents. Monkey madness birthday for ages 6–9 includes climbing wall, zip line, kid's adventure alcove and birthday party room. $110 for residents, $130 for non-residents.

Gahanna Lanes
(614) 471-1111
Ages: All
Birthday party is $12.95 per child and includes two hours of bowling and party time (bumpers available), shoe rental, party setup, pizza or hot dog, and unlimited soft drinks. Actual bowling pin for the birthday child. Free game bowling coupon for each child. Our party hostess will make your party easy and fun.

Galaxy Games & Golf
(614) 351-8400
Ages: 1–12
Galaxy is the place to have your next party. Packages include 1–3 activities,  drinks, popcorn or pizza, tokens, a gift, invitations, all paper goods and your own private party room. Theme party packages available.

The Glass Slipper, LLC
(614) 433-9171
Ages: 4-12
All-inclusive birthday tea parties. Non-stop fun includes a tea party, custom bakery cake, goodie bags, activities, games and much more! The Glass Slipper can host your special occasion tea party, such as club/organization meetings, bridal showers and baby showers. Call for information and pricing.

Glow Putt Mini Golf
(614) 428-4569
Ages: 4–16
Indoor 18-hole, glow in the dark mini- golf. Two blacklight party rooms are available for birthdays. 161 Granville St., Gahanna.

Gymboree Play & Music
(614) 301-0548
Ages: 1–5
Package includes invitations, instructor-led games, songs and parachute play in our facility filled with colorful playscapes. We provide paper plates, cups, napkins and apple juice for up to 15 children, plus a birthday gift and Gymbo cup for the birthday child. Best of all, we'll tailor the party to your child's age and interests and handle everything from set-up to clean-up. Weekend
and weekday parties available. Non-refundable 50 percent deposit required to book your date. Located at 1364 Cherry Bottom Rd., Gahanna.

The Jungle Gym Adventure Center
(740) 363-7552
Ages: 2–12
The Jungle Gym Adventure Center® is an adventure fitness facility for children from ages 2–12 years. Adventure Fitness combines gross and fine motor movement, sports skills, team play and adventure challenges into an imaginative world of physical education, socialization and whole body fitness! All of this in a warm, safe, colorful, bright and kid-friendly environment. Birthday parties every weekend. Sports classes and camps, gymnastics classes and camps. Open gym times, sleep overs and more! 755 U.S. Highway 23 N., Delaware, right behind the Jack's Diner.

Liberty Farm, Inc.
(614) 279-0346
Ages: 5 and up
Give your loved one (child or adult) a special party they will always remember. Our experienced staff and exceptional ponies and horses will deliver an hour of fun for all. Riders must wear long pants, closed shoes and helmets (bicycle helmets are fine). Cost is $25 per rider, $75 per hour for party room. Call to sign up today. Located at 2620 Fisher Rd., Columbus.

The Little Gym
(614) 791-5100
(614) 430-3355
Ages: 1-9
We close down the whole gym just for  your party. Kids love the games, music and gym activities under the supervision of our trained staff. You'll love that we take care of everything from invitations to clean up. Watch your child make memories that will last a lifetime. Dublin location: 6505 Perimeter Dr. Polaris location: 8645 Sancus Blvd., Columbus.

Marmon Valley Farm
(937) 593-8000
Ages: All
Birthday party packages for 10 or more includes hayride and pony rides, or 30-minute trail ride. Visit farm animals, play barn, gift shop, volleyball and more. Located at 7754 State Route 292 S. in Zanesville.

Marcy's Clayground 
A Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio
(614) 932-3000
Ages: 5 and up
Marcy's Clayground offers paint-your-own pottery and bead-your-own jewelry parties beginning at $10 per child. Parties include a piece of pottery or bracelet for each child, use of our private party room, invitations, balloons and all the supplies your guests will need to create a masterpiece. Marcy's Clayground is a great place to create a memorable birthday!

MJ's Candy Bar
(614) 336-8170
Ages: All
What could be sweeter than a birthday party at a candy store? MJ's can host any sweet event you have in mind. We have a dedicated party room ready to host your next birthday party. Our birthday program includes candy artwork, arts, crafts, games, candy treat bags and much more! MJ's has hosted parties for kids of all ages and we're sure that you'll have a sweet good time! Located at 72 N. High St., Dublin.

New Life Dance Academy
(614) 475-8500
Ages: 3 and up
New Life Dance Academy is a Christian dance studio in Gahanna offering classes for students ages 3 to adult in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, creative dance and hip hop. Our goal is to provide an environment where creativity, dedication, and self-esteem develop while emphasizing strong technical skills. Register soon—class sizes are limited to give each dancer the attention he or she deserves. Visit our website or call (614) 475-8500 for more information.

Oogles ‘n Googles
(614) 766-5437
Ages: 3–11
All inclusive! Truly unique! Truly different! Truly the best birthday ever! Our imaginative, activity-based parties will wow your guests and be the most memorable birthday ever for your child. We offer 15 zany and engaging themes for ages 3–11. From invitations to thank you notes and everything in between—we do it all.  Costs is $345 for up to 12 children, $10 for each additional child. Located at 10516 Sawmill Rd., Powell.

Party Boutique
(614) 539-4577
Ages: 4 and up
See our listing in Entertainment for Hire.

Pump It Up
(614) 873-6111
Ages: 2 and up
Only at Pump It Up, the inflatable party zone, can you enjoy a private party with giant inflatable play structures in a clean, safe, climate-controlled facility. Your party starts with 60 or 75 minutes of playtime in the jump arena, followed by 30 or 45 minutes of party time in the party room. A fun and unforgettable party. Call or visit our website for more information. Voted Best Place to Jump by Columbus Monthly.

Rainbow Lanes
(614) 491-7155
Ages: All
Birthday party is $12.95 per child. Includes two hours of bowling and party time, shoe rental, party set-up, pizza or hot dog and unlimited soft drinks. Actual bowling pin for the birthday child. Free game bowling coupon for each child. Our party hostess will make your party easy and fun.

Recreations Outlet
(614) 792-3700
Ages: 1–10
Recreations Outlet is your family's home for parties, playgrounds, trampolines, basketball hoops, Step2 and more. Whether you are looking to buy a unit or are searching for a special location for an hour or two of play, Recreations Outlet has all the fun. Product line includes Spring Free trampolines, Goal Setter basketball hoops, Rainbow play systems, Step 2, Playhouses U.S.A.

Skate Zone 71
(614) 846-5626
Ages: 4 and up
Roller skating, laser tag, giant climbing wall, tons of games and prizes, fresh-made pizza, paper goods and party host available. Packages range from $9.99–21.99 per person. Ask us how your birthday child can receive a free pair of roller or in-line skates! Located at 4900 Evanswood Dr., Columbus. (I-71 and Morse Rd.).

(614) 291-3003
Ages: All
Indoor or outdoor, we have great ways to celebrate your birthday. Fly down the screamer slide and play on the field and the inflatables, or drive the Can Am racers and play mini-golf. Kick up your heels and the soccer ball, or play the 9-hole wee links. We provide the food and fun for your special day. Call now to reserve the birthday party of your choice!

(614) 846-8946
Ages: 6–13
Indoor party center, inflatable rides, rock climbing walls and interactive games. The most fun you can fit into one day!

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology
(740) 349-9277
Ages: All
The Works in downtown Newark is a hands-on museum and family fun destination. Birthday parties at The Works are special. Hold your party in the museum, glassblowing studio or in our antique interurban trolley car. For more information or to book a party, call (740) 349-9277, or visit www.attheworks.org. Open Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays (October and April only) noon to 5 p.m. Located at 55 S. First St., Newark.

Young Chefs Academy
(614) 933-9700
Ages: 4–17
Come cook up some fun with us at Young Chefs Academy. Our birthday parties are all-inclusive and children create and enjoy their own culinary masterpieces. Choose one of our packages or call us to create your own one-of-a-kind cooking experience. At Young Chefs Academy, you provide the chefs and we provide the rest.