There are lots of great locations for a birthday party in Jacksonville. With a vast selection of parks to choose from and an ample supply of indoor play spots, it can be hard to choose the right venue for your next big event. If you’re looking for something a little out of the box and unique then you’ve come to the right spot. We’re put together 10 of our favorite Jacksonville birthday party ideas that are sure to please your kids.
Perfect for crafty kids, A Tie Dye Party brings fun and creativity to your next birthday event. You let them know the sizes ahead of time and they bring everything to you. Shirts, dye, and most of all clean-up is all handled by these tie dye wizards. Prices start at $33 per shirt.
Kids like to get messy, so why not embrace the mess with a splatter paint party at Pinspiration. Each party guest creates their own work of art in the splatter room, where they can mix colors and take home a one of a kind creation. Prices start at $350 for up to 10 guests.
Perfect for teens and tweens, iFly Jacksonville offers birthday parties that soar to new heights. With a party room you can use for cake and presents, and customizable fly packages, you can spend as little or as much time as you like experiencing indoor skydiving. Pricing for iFly parties can get expensive, but the basic package starts at $80 per person and includes fly time for all participants.
There’s really nothing more magical then spending the night in your very own tent. There are several tent sleepover companies in Jacksonville that will set up individual indoor tents for kids in your home. They handle all the delivery and pick up arrangements so you can just sit back and enjoy the party. Themes vary and you can personalize your tent sleepover with various add ons. Pricing depends on how many tents you need.
Sure you can plan your own spa party for the kids, but why not let Lah Dee Dah Travel Spa bring the party to you. Their traveling spa takes all the guess work (and mess) out of your next pampering party. The brain child of two local moms, this spa bus is a hit with kids as well as teens. Package pricing varies depending on how many participants and the services desired.
Make your next birthday one where you give back to a favorite local charity. The Jacksonville Humane Society offers birthday parties for kids 5 and up at their Beach Blvd location. Pricing starts at $250 and includes a tour of the shelter, the opportunity to name a new shelter dog, and an activity to create a promotional or enrichment item for the animals.
For being a pretty big city, Jacksonville has a surprising number of farms you can visit. For birthday parties, two of our favorites are Congaree & Penn, and Celestial Farms. Pricing options vary, but both locations offer farm visits complete with animal encounters for the party guests.
Taking movie night outdoors immediately kicks your party up a notch. Kids love an outside adventure and while this is an easy option for parents who like to DIY your parties, you can also hire companies such as Luna Night Cinema to provide the equipment you need for a movie night party success.
Jacksonville has several great Escape Rooms locations to choose from and these make great party locations for teens and tweens. Our favorite is Mind Bender Escape Room in Jacksonville Beach. With escape rooms that can accommodate 2-10 players and a variety of difficulties it’s easy to pick the challenge that best suits your birthday party group. Pricing starts at $29.99 per guest but be sure to give them a call before booking because they frequently offer special discounts.
For a classic and more mature birthday party option, consider an outdoor picnic at your favorite local park or even the beach. Jacksonville has tons of great pop-up picnic companies that will handle all the details and you can even arrange for a charcuterie board to go along with it. If you’re planning a picnic in the winter months, maybe consider a beach bonfire to go along with the festivities. Pricing varies based on location and number of guests, but most companies can accommodate large and small groups.