Got a kiddo who believes that i’s dotted with hearts should be a universal standard? That rainbows and unicorns should adorn every T-shirt? And that sparkles improve just about everything? Celebrate your girlie girl on her special day with a birthday bash at one of these five venues in Des Moines. (psst… boys will also like several of these options too;).
543 28th Street • Des Moines, IA 50312 • (515) 288-1050
Bitty bakers can decorate to their heart’s content, with 11 of their closest friends at Crème Cupcake. Their “Cupcake Decorating Party” package includes: one cupcake to decorate per person (choose one flavor for your party: vanilla vanilla, chocolate vanilla, or chocolate chocolate); lemonade or chocolate milk; and a 6” birthday cake. The party package costs $200 for a 90 minute reservation of three tables and includes clean-up. Available party times are Tuesday through Saturday at 10:30 am to 1:30 pm; Tuesday through Saturday at 2:30 to 5:30 pm and Tuesday through Thursday 6:30 to 9:00 pm.
8826 Swanson Boulevard • Clive, IA 50325 • (515) 224-4700
Bring in your own cake and have your ceramics too! Glazed Expressions in Clive will have your birthday girl fine tuning her fine art for hours. Kids can choose from a “Pottery” or “Candles Party” or a “Canvas Party”. Pottery and Candle Parties require a min. of six kids and a max of 20 kids. There is $5 studio session + $14 project minimum ($17) per child fee. There is also a $25 room fee per room due when reserving. Canvas Parties have a min. of 10 painters and a max of 32 painters. There is a $20 per child fee for 11″x14″ canvas with upgrades available. There’s also a $100 room fee due when reserving.
6564 NW 6th Drive • Des Moines, IA 50313 • (515) 289-2884
This is one tutu-rific party idea! Your dancing diva and her friends, can perfect their plies or floss at Devine Dancers. The dance studio offers three different birthday party themes: Princess/Prince Party, Disco Divas or Hip-Hop Stars. All packages are $200 and include, arts and crafts, games, a souvenir, and a dance routine (no dance experience required), room rental and clean-up. In addition, you have access to a sink, full-sized fridge, microwave, TVs and DVD players.
8805 Chambery Boulevard • Johnston, IA 50131 • (888) 880-2108
If your precious princess demands serious pampering, La James International College in Johnston hosts “Princess Parties” that offers manicures, pedicures, hair styling and make-up, all wrapped up in a fun atmosphere. To schedule a party call 1-888-880-2106 and press 2 for Guest Services. Party Options available (minimum of six girls) include: Hair & Make-up – $14 each; Hair & Polish (Hands or Feet) – $14 each; Hair & Hand/Feet Polish – $16 each or Hair, Make-up, & Hand/Feet Polish – $18 each.
Hampton Inn • 6160 Mills Civic Parkway • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 710-4469
Want to make sure your princess receives the royal treatment and a party to remember? She can enjoy “A Night in the Castle” with Little Princess Parties. Your little girl will certainly feel like royalty as she’s visited by not one, but three different princesses during her stay at the Mills Civic Parkway Hampton Inn. The party package is $425 for up to four guests and includes one night’s stay at the hotel, princess visits, breakfast, and pool party.
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