When your kids are young, there are so many great opportunities to make memories that will last a lifetime, especially on their birthdays. If your little one has a milestone coming up in the not-so-distant future, here are some ideas for putting on an affordable party to remember in the Twin Cities.
When your kids are toddler-age, a great place to party in the Minneapolis Metro is Edinborough Park at 7700 York Avenue South in Edina. The attraction features one of the largest indoor play structures in the country with more than 45 activities to keep the kids busy.
Toddlers will love the pool filled with balls, and climbing through tubes and sliding from area to area. Older children will enjoy the climbing structures and tall slides.
The weekend birthday party package, available for $130, includes admission to the Play park and reserved tables and chairs for two hours for 10, paper products, invitations, and a tie-dye t-shirt for the birthday boy or girl. Additional guests can be accommodated for $9 per child.
This is a no frills option available Monday-Thursday. This package is only $80 and includes two eight-foot tables for two hours, and admission for 10 children. Additional children are $7 per child. If you would like paper products, invitations, and a tie-dye T-shirt for the birthday child, cost is an additional $2 per child. More information can be found here.
Another great option for an affordable party in the Minneapolis Metro is The Minnesota Children’s Museum at 10 West 7th Street in St. Paul. The museum offers special themed parties for all different age groups.
Toddlers ages 1-2: This is a hands-on party where kids get to experiment with finger paints and play with blocks, balls, tunnels and sensory tables. Parachute games are also offered.
Ages 3-5: A Children’s Museum staff member will lead children in this age group on an animal adventure. Kids will not only get to interact with live animals – the museum’s resident turtles – they get to take part in fun experiment using slime, water gel and “snow.”
Ages 5-10: Youngsters get to explore a world of wacky wonders as they conduct science experiments, such as creating an ocean in a bottle, and making slime and other curious concoctions.
The cost for a party with up to 20 guests begins at just $160 if you’re a member and $185 for non-members. The fee includes party invitations, admission for all of the guests, cake, ice cream, juice and tableware and a birthday button for the guest of honor. Pizza and party favors are available as add-ons. Log on to http://www.mcm.org/ for more information.
Additional venues for affordable birthday parties in Minneapolis can be found at this website.