Do you celebrate a December or winter birthday in your family? Are you finding it a challenge to celebrate a birthday in the midst of the holidays or when it’s freezing cold outside? Des Moines venues offer birthday party packages that offer some unique entertainment during the chilly winter months. Whether you’re looking to take advantage of the outdoor winter wonderland or are looking to stay warm and indoors, there’s a spot for your birthday kiddo. Discover six venues for winter birthdays in Des Moines.
Dive In for a Swimming Party at Urbandale Pool
7201 Aurora Avenue • Urbandale, IA 50322 • (515) 278-3959 • http://www.urbandalepool.org/
For little ones who love to splash and swim, what better place to blow out the candles than at the pool? Bonus, it’s pretty much guaranteed that kids will sleep like champs. Themed pool parties at the Urbandale Public Pool start at $125 for up to 15 people and include: a reserved table for 30 minutes, a beverage, cake, paper goods, utensils, decorations, party favors and, of course, swimming. Add pizza and the price is $175. You can invite additional guests, at an additional cost.
Enjoy Holiday Lights Like a Rock Star with Luxxor Limousines
2604 Delaware Avenue #200 • Des Moines, IA 50317 • (515) 868-1819 • http://luxxorlimousines.com/
Bundle up your birthday child and let them be a star for the day by taking in holiday lights in a limo. Luxxor Limousines offers two, three and four hour tours and kids can enjoy personal appearances by Santa and Mrs. Clause and/or a chauffeur dressed like the big guy. All of Luxxor’s luxury vehicles are stocked with water, ice and hot chocolate or eggnog can be provided free of charge. All of their structured tours start off with Jolly Holiday Lights and can be scheduled any day of the week from 4:30 pm on. Prices vary depending on the number of people in the party and length of the tour. Call Luxxor Limousines for a specific price quote.
Hit the Slopes at Seven Oaks Recreation
1086 222nd Drive • Boone, IA 50036 • (515) 432-9457 • http://www.sevenoaksrec.com/
Is your child a diehard snowbunny? Gather up his or her friends and drive them to Seven Oaks Recreation near Boone. About 45 minutes from Des Moines. Seven Oaks has human-made snow, which means there’s always snowboarding, tubing and skiing. Kids 14 and younger will receive a three-hour party that includes pizza and soft drinks and either lift tickets, equipment rentals and lessons or snow tubing for $22 per person. A minimum of seven paying children is required (the birthday boy/girl is FREE). Reservations are required.
DIY Party at Build a Bear Workshop
Jordan Creek Town Center • 101 Jordan Creek Parkway • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 225-6177 • http://www.buildabear.com/
Build a Bear Workshop at Jordan Creek Town Center offers unique birthday celebration options as creative as your child! Choose from a customized menu of stuffed animals for your guests to make with a Party Leader. Parties are available for five or more guests and last an hour to an hour and a half. Partiers will make and take home a furry friend, play party games and participate in fun-filled activities and will receive party hats (including little ones for the furry friends). Parties range in price from $17 to $40 per guest.
Keep Cool with a Party on Ice at Brenton Skating Plaza
520 Robert D. Ray Drive • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 284-1000 • http://brentonplaza.com/
Skating at the Brenton Skating Plaza has become a quintessential winter experience in Des Moines. Celebrate your little ice skater by booking his or her next birthday party at the rink. Cost is $15 per skater. Included is rink admission, skate rental, pizza, one cookie per skater, hot chocolate or juice box, two hour tent rental, and a free admission pass for each skater for future visit. In addition the birthday kiddo receives a Brenton Plaza t-shirt, goodie bag from Iowa Hall of Pride, their name announced and Birthday Song played and a $10 Gift certificate from Spaghetti Works. You can also bring a cake or cupcakes along.
Go Roller Skating at Skate South
10494 County Line Road • Des Moines, IA 50320 • (515) 285-6037 • http://www.skatesouth.com/
For the kiddo who loves to go round and round, a birthday party at Skate South is just the ticket! Partygoers will get to strap on some skates, and roll the night away to their fave tunes and a whirling disco ball. Skate South offers several different party packages on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and will even take care of the pizza, pop, sno cones and additional entertainment like a bounce house or airbrush tattoos. You just bring the birthday boy or girl and the cake!
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