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Birthdays are a big deal for little kids but they don’t have to be a big stress for mom + dad. Invite friends and family for an outdoor party this summer.
Have It At Home
Don’t worry about leaving the house, the party can come to you!
- Add another name to the guest list – from princess to super hero, Star Wars and Super Mario, Laurel’s Princess Parties can make your littles dreams come true
- Most days your house feels like a zoo so why not make it official with the Exotic Zoo with cute and cuddly animals to slithering creatures with scales, the Exotic Zoo brings it to you!
- No need to worry about kids bouncing around the house, instead they can jump in a bounce house and play with lawn games from Five Little Monkeys – they have vintage arcade games too! Check out Totcercise and rent a mobile soft play gym for the early years!
- Make it a movie night! Rent a big screen, popcorn machine and party under the stars with 313 Mobile Movie Night.
Make A Splash
Put on your birthday SWIM suit and have a water party anytime of the year.
- Slip and slide at an inflatable waterpark – Jump Island or Whoa Zone.
- Let them run around the splash pad while you take it in from the sideline: Lamarand Splash Pad, H20 Zone Spray Park, Renee Przybylski Spray Park, Spray ‘n’ Play at Indian Springs, and Lily Pad Springs.
- Soak up the sun, ride the waves and take on the big slides at a waterpark: Rolling Hills Water Park, Red Oaks Water Park, or Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center
- Cold weather babies can still have fun too! Throw a party at one of these indoor water parks: Livonia Recreation Center, Troy Aquatic Center, Summit on the Park, Romulus Athletic Center and Macomb Aquatics Center.
Plan An Animal Party
Include some special guests to help make it a happy birthday
- Play with animals and at the Barnyard Funland at Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill.
- Get a private tour of the barn and get up close with animals at Taylor’s Heritage Park Farm. Clarkston Family Farm, Bowers School Farm, Blue Line Farm, Carousel Acres or Domino Farms
- Have a wild time at Howell Nature Center, from animal story times to ziplines there are special themes for all ages and interests.
- Lions, giraffes, camels and more. The guest list will get long when you have a party at Detroit Zoo and Indian Creek Zoo.
Pick up Hungry Howie’s pizza, bring balloons and invite friends and family to meet up at one of these cool local playgrounds.
- Ride adorable dinosaurs at Dooley Park or Woolley Park
- BIG Train lovers will have the best time at David Shepherd Park. You can also find a smaller train at McClumpha Park
- Find beach vibes at the sandy playgrounds at Valade Park, Kensington Metropark, or Stony Creek Metropark
- When RC cars are on the gift list, break them in at an RC track at Gunsolly Mills Car Track or River Bends Park
- Farm theme parties won’t find a better backdrop then Hess-Hathaway, County Farm Park, Inglenook Park or Halmich Park
- Have accessible fun for all at Scarlet’s Playground, Rotary Park and Marshbank Park.
Photo credit: Laurel’s Princess Parties
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..