When I was presented as a first time mom with the task of throwing my oldest son’s 3rd birthday party, I was quite disappointed in the information available for birthday party ideas and locations. The list below is the top three most affordable birthday party venues/activities in the Kansas City Northland.

Gladstone Bowl located at 300 NW 72nd Street in Gladstone, MO offers a great affordable children’s birthday party package. For $35/lane you get 5 guest per lane including shoe rental and the Galactic Bowling experience for two hours. I’ve purchased this package two years in a row for my son’s forth and fifth birthday parties. We rented two lanes and spent a total of $70. I made my son’s birthday cake, and took it to the bowling alley for the celebration. It was perfect, the two hours is just enough time to let the children bowl, eat cake, and open presents. And for less than $100 dollars we had 10 of his friends join us for all the fun!

Air Zone located at 7807 North Oak Tfwy in Kansas City, MO offers an awesome birthday event under $150. This price includes 15 guests, party supplies, party “helpers”, and 1 1/2 hours of birthday party celebration. We did this party for my son’s third birthday. What a blast! We invited all his friends, family, and church family to enjoy in the celebration. The bounce/play areas are super fun, and offer a wide variety of slides, climbing walls, and bouncy fun for every age group. The first room houses a large bounce house obstacle course with a large double slide at the end. The second room, which houses the main lobby and snack area, houses an even larger bounce house including slides, climbing walls, and a gladiator type fight “house” for all your aggression needs. Although the price is more, you also receive more with the package.

Perhaps you are looking for a more at “home” venue. So why not make your home your birthday venue! Air Jump Moonwalk Rental KC offers a huge variety of rental bounce houses, moonwalks, and kid’s entertainers for your child’s perfect birthday party. For my son’s 2nd birthday party, we rented a large castle bounce house. We rented the bounce house for a holiday, it was delivered and set up, then taken down and picked up the next day for less than $100. A great value for an at home birthday party, and we had the bounce house from noon on a Sat. until they picked it up the next day by noon.

The most important item to remember is find a birthday venue/activity that your entire family can enjoy.