Places to Have a Birthday Party for Kids in Fort Wayne, Indiana

By Jane Rodda
Make your child's birthday special with the right venue.
Make your child's birthday special with the right venue.

Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the northeastern cultural hub of the state and has been dubbed the All America City three times by the National Civic League. It is a lively city that boasts Hoosier hospitality, a low cost of living and plenty of kid-friendly destinations. You will find a wide variety of choices for your child's birthday party in Fort Wayne.

Science and Nature

For an educational birthday experience, consider having your party at a venue that offers parties amid discovery. The Fort Wayne Children's Museum offers party packages including special visits with selected animals, a party wagon, scavenger hunt activities, a choice of a zoo ride, ice cream cake, decorations and a zookeeper host. At Science Central your party will include a hands-on science activity such as slime-making, magnet discovery, an imaginary moon walk, rocket construction and catapult building. The party package includes liquid nitrogen ice cream, cupcakes, admission to Science Central, decorations, a party room and a party host.

Fun Centers

Your child would most likely enjoy a party at a fun center where there are usually a wide range of games and activities. Putt-Putt Golf has miniature golf, go-karts and an arcade room. It offers birthday packages that include pizza, soft drinks, two hours in the party room, access to the attractions and a spin on the bonus wheel for the birthday child. Laser X will host your party and features a multilevel laser tag arena, a laser maze and arcade games. Your party can include bonus laser games, pizza, drinks, arcade tokens and a VIP pass for the birthday child.

Creative Venues

Perhaps you have a birthday princess who would enjoy a tea party for her birthday. Sweet Violets Tea and Antiques will host a children's tea party. It includes sandwiches, savories, pretty hats, jewelry to wear, cupcakes and juice. Painting Fun Spot is an art studio for kids that will host parties. Guests will get to paint with access to hundreds of art supplies, while the party host will take care of the setup and cleanup. Your guest of honor will receive a special plaque to take home.

Sports and Games Venues

If you have a particularly active group, consider a venue that provides space to get the energy out. Roller Dome North is a roller-skating facility with party packages that include skate rentals, admission for skating, a party table, balloons, invitations, goody bags, hot dogs or pizza, place settings and ice cream. You can have an ice-skating party at Canlan Ice Sports. It will provide an hour in a party room, an hour on the ice, pizza, soft drinks and a dedicated party host. More Than Gymnastics is another option and features time on the trampolines, foam pits and obstacle course, a goody bag and party leaders.

About the Author

Jane Rodda has been a writer since 2004, with articles featured in "Gameday Magazine" and "Urban Family Magazine." She is also the social media director and lead copywriter for a piano instruction website. Rodda holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies with a concentration in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University.