If you’re the proud parent of a total sports nut, then you might as well cater to his/her sports passion on their big day. Whether its basketball, hockey, baseball or swimming you are guaranteed to score big with one of these Des Moines birthday party venues geared towards little sports fans.
7125 Mills Civic Parkway • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 346-6331 • http://www.aquatots-desmoines.com/
Some things never change: kids love a pool party! You don’t have to be a summer baby to celebrate your special day in the water at Aqua Tots Swim Schools. Aqua Tots takes care of everything from the décor to the invites, to the cake, to the water watchers and favors. They even set everything up and take care of the clean up! You just need to show up. Pool parties are held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday afternoons, so trade your party hats in for a pair of goggles and let the fun begin.
Cost: $329 for up to 15 guests.
Wells Fargo Arena • 833 5th Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 564-8550 • http://iowa.dleague.nba.com/
It may be the D-League, but there’s some major NBA birthday fun to be had at an Iowa Energy basketball game. To tip off the fun the birthday kiddo will get to be recognized on court as they run through the starting line-up with an Energy player! Party packages include: tickets to the Iowa Energy game; a hot dog, popcorn and small soda; birthday party will be recognized over the PA system and arena jumbo-tron; and favors.
Cost: $16 per person (10 person minimum).
Metro Ice Sports
5100 NW 72nd Street • Urbandale, IA 50322 • (515) 276-7200 • http://metroicesports.com/
Looking for a cool place to hold your child’s birthday party? Metro Ice Sports is a great place to host a bash for your future little Michelle Kwan or Wayne Gretzky. They can lace up their skates and celebrate at the rink with all-inclusive packages that make party planning a breeze. You’ll get skate and helmet rentals for party goers, two hours on the ice, pizza and drinks and a public skate pass for each child. You can also add instruction time on to the base package.
Cost: Party packages start at $140 for up to 10 people.
Ohana Sports Complex
1400 SE Gateway Drive, Suite #111 • Grimes, IA 50111 • (515) 512-2255 • http://www.ohanasportscomplex.com/
If you are looking for birthday fun for your volleyball or basketball fan, then Ohana Sports Complex is for you. Four indoor courts will wear out even the most spirited birthday guests. Party goers will be able to play games and get involved in some athletic play. A fun party and tired guests afterwards—every parent’s dream!
Cost: Party packages start at $10 per birthday guest for one court (minimum 10 guests). Call Ohana Sports Complex for pricing of other amenities including food, drink, and inflatables.
The Batter’s Box
1300 Metro E Drive, Suite 126 • Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 • (515) 262-5511 • http://thebattersboxphill.com/
“Batter up!” over at The Batter’s Box where your baseball birthday is guaranteed to be a grand slam. Their practice facility includes three automated baseball machines, three automated softball machines, pitching tunnels, hitting tunnels and a practice field. Call them to discuss the details for your little hitter’s next party.
Cost: Varies depending on specific party details.
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