Places to Do Indoor Birthday Parties in Southern California

by Fitzalan Gorman

Planning a memorable birthday party can be challenging, but there are various places throughout Southern California that take the headache out of your preparation. These indoor locations offer a range of activities from go-kart racing to a royal princess or pirate party. All of them have private party rooms.

Pole Position

Throw a one-of-a-kind indoor birthday party in Corona at Pole Position, the number one chain of indoor go-kart tracks in America. This company offers a wide variety of birthday party options. As of 2011, children's parties begin at $31.95 per person for the Rookie Package, which includes two private races, one drink and snack per person, and invitations. The Champion Package, which starts at $44.95 per person, includes three races; a private party room for two hours; and a drink, snack, table setting and medal for each racer.

Lollipop Dream

Located in the San Fernando Valley is Lollipop Dream, which prides itself for being the ultimate whimsical destination for children. All parties include coordination, setup, hosting, activities and cleanup. Options include a royal princess party where partygoers get to play dress-up in royal garb and enjoy a crowning ceremony, a crazy hair salon party that includes fun and funky hairstyles and dress-up attire, a fancy tea party complete with finger foods and cupcakes, a pirate party complete with attire and a treasure hunt, and a garden fairy and bug hunter party with face paint, costumes and games.

The Jump Around

The Jump Around is a large indoor play zone in Canoga Park that was voted as the best indoor birthday venue by L.A Parent in 2007. Jump Around has multiple ball pits, large inflatable bouncers, slides and an arcade. This indoor venue lets you customize your birthday package from the basic space rental to a pizza party complete with birthday cake, decorated room, balloons and cosmic lighting. Don’t worry about the plates, forks, cups or napkins; Jump Around provides these items free of charge.

Kids Island

Kids Island is an indoor playground destination created for children from newborns through toddlers. The playground is equipped with toys and games, an inflatable bounce house, a treehouse complete with slides, and multiple sandboxes. Only one birthday party at a time is scheduled, so you know you'll have private access to the playground. All parties include a free gift bag filled with goodies, face painting or temporary tattoos, balloons, paper products and serving utensils. Kids Island allows you to bring outside finger foods, drinks and a birthday cake.

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About the Author

Fitzalan Gorman has more than 10 years of academic and commercial experience in research and writing. She has written speeches and text for CEOs, company presidents and leaders of major nonprofit organizations. Gorman has published for professional cycling teams and various health and fitness websites. She has a Master of Arts from Virginia Tech in political science and is a NASM certified personal trainer.