Trying to plan the perfect birthday party for your child? Need a face painter but don't know who to call? Searching for the most delicious cupcakes in town?

Well, look no farther! Nola Family has done all of the work for you, compiling more than 80 of the best party places, people and products all in one spot!

 

ACTIVE PARTIES (NO SITTING ALLOWED!) 

 

Adventure Quest Laser Tag 

1200 Clearview Parkway, Ste. 1106, Harahan  

504.207.4444 

lasertagnola.com 

Play laser tag in ancient Mayan surroundings, as well as Cosmic Golf and bumper cars under black lights. Plus, arcade parties for younger kids. 

 

Airline Skate 

6711 Airline Drive, Metairie  

504.733.2248 

airlineskatecenternola.com 

Have public or private skate parties, bring your own cake and purchase pizza. 

 

All Star Gymnastics 

2073 Bonn St., Harvey 

504.328.3838 

allstargymla.com 

With a mission to provide a fun and safe environment where children can learn to enjoy and benefit from physical activity. Parties held on Saturdays and Sundays. 

 

Big Easy Sportsplex 

800 Webb St., Jefferson 

504.733.0046 

bigeasysportsplex.com 

Includes time on the field or court (your choice), plus soft drinks (water is free). A games facilitator will help with on-field play, while a host or hostess will coordinate everything else. 

 

Bookoo Bounce 

5604 Blessey St., Harahan 

504.835.6424 

bookoobounce.com 

Indoor inflatable playground and party place. Parties are private and the professional staff takes care of everything. Just mail the invitations (which are provided). 

Bounce de Lis 

4001 General DeGaulle Drive, Ste. J, New Orleans 

504.570.6385 

bouncedelis.com 

Open play and private party venue with inflatables, jumps, hoops, slides, TVs, Internet, etc. Various party packages available. 

 

Colonial Lanes 

6601 Jefferson Highway, Harahan 

504.517.9908 

colonialbowlnola.com 

Two hours of bowling fun, with two or four lanes available for your party. Bumper bowling for children ages 7 and younger. 

 

Elmwood Gymnastics Academy 

700 Elmwood Blvd., Ste. C, Harahan  

504.733.4496 

ochsnerfitness.com 

Be the next Olympian and play on trampolines, bars, rope swing, balance beam and spacewalk. 

 

Fulton Alley 

600 Fulton St., New Orleans 

504.208.5569 

fultonalley.com 

Bowl in style and book a lane for your next event. Bowlers younger than 21 are welcome before 8 pm.  

 

Gymrompers 

5212 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans  

504.481.0835 

gymrompersfun.com 

Kids will enjoy singing, musical instruments, puppets, bubbles and more than 50 pieces of equipment to play on. 

 

ICE Computer Café 

5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie 

504.309.5333 

icecomputercafe.com 

Explore 20 high-end gaming computers loaded with 100s of games and a console area with 20 Xbox Ones, all networked together so guests can play in matches together. Party packages include unlimited gaming, plus pizza and soft drinks. 

 

Jewish Community Center - Uptown  

5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 

504.897.0143 

Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Center 

3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie 

504.887.5158 

nojcc.org  

They set the tables, hang the balloons and clean up after these 90-minute affairs, which are designed for children ages 3 and older. Parties can include karaoke, gymnastics, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, and many other kid-friendly activities. 

 

Kidsports  

1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan 

504.733.1200 

ochsnerfitness.com 

Combine fitness and fun in a safe and friendly atmosphere for your child’s next birthday. Options include (but not limited to) XRKADE, Splash and Adrenaline Rush parties. 

 

Love Swimming 

5221 S. Front St., New Orleans  

504.891.4662 

loveswimming.com 

Have a swim party at its indoor facility in warm saltwater. For kids of all ages (even the littlest tots with their parents), and staffed by lifeguards and a game-master to lead fun activities. 

 

The Monkey Room 

1501 Religious St., Ste. C, New Orleans 

504.301.2695 

monkeyroom.net 

Contains a huge, custom-designed play structure for toddlers on up with slides, climbs, obstacles and other fun elements to explore. 

 

Palm Tree Playground 

3011 N. Interstate 10 Service Road East, Metairie 

504.828.8164 

palmtreeplayground.com 

The ultimate party place for kids 8 years old and younger. Toddlers love the large, enclosed play area, while the big kids have a custom play structure to climb and slide down. The facility has three private party rooms (and seven themes), and 25 kids are included in the price. 

 

Rock ‘N’ Bowl 

3000 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans 

504.861.1700 

rocknbowl.com 

Even if they’ve never tried the sport, they’ll be sure to have a blast at this party. For kids ages 7 and older; bumper bowling is available. 

 

Sector 6 

612 Distributors Row, Harahan 

504.539.4224 

sector6.us 

Extreme “air” sports, including gutter run, floating beams, rock wall, and a huge foam pit. Birthday packages include one hour of flight time and 45 minutes in a party room.  It even offers an Extreme slumber party package. 

Skate Country Westbank 

1100 Terry Parkway, Gretna 

504.392.2227 

skatecountrywb.com 

Party packages include food, drink and skating. It’s extra to have the rink to yourself. 

 

Sky Zone 

6509 Riverside Drive, Metairie 

504.900.9663 

skyzone.com 

Enjoy high-flying fun and choose from one of three available party packages that fit any occasion. 

 

Surge Trampoline 

6930 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie 

318.680.0744 

surgeneworleans.com 

Get energized at this exciting trampoline park. Opening soon and accepting advance bookings.  

 

ADVENTUROUS PARTIES 

 

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas 

1 Canal St., New Orleans  

800.774.7394 

auduboninstitute.org 

Have your birthday celebration with the penguins, fish and sharks. The private party room offers a porthole window looking into the Gulf of Mexico exhibit. 

 

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium 

423 Canal St., New Orleans 

800.774.7394 

auduboninstitute.org 

Enjoy a special party room in addition to the spectacular butterfly garden and hands-on bug encounters. 

 

Cajun Encounters 

55345 U.S. Highway 90 East, Slidell 

504.834.1770 

cajunencounters.com 

The birthday party package includes a private, one-hour swamp tour hunting for gators, followed by a two-hour party on the grounds. Note: Parties are only offered Nov. 20-Feb. 28 and June 15-Sept. 20. 

 

Global Wildlife Center 

26389 Louisiana Highway 40, Folsom  

985.796.3585 

globalwildlife.com 

The new, private Pinz tour in a 4X4 Pinzgauer accommodates up to nine guests and reaches places the safari wagons cannot, allowing for a one-of-a-kind safari experience. 

 

Insta-Gator Ranch 

74645 Allen Road, Covington 

985.892.3669 

insta-gatorranch.com 

Experience the life of Louisiana’s most ancient residents -- alligators. Parties include a tour of the ranch, photo and T-shirt for birthday child, cake, ice cream, and lemonade.   

 

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour 

6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway, Marrero 

504.689.4186 

jeanlafitteswamptour.com 

Experience a real-life Cajun encounter on comfortable and spacious swamp boats while meandering deep into Louisiana’s mysterious and picturesque bayous. 

Louisiana SPCA 

1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans 

504.368.5191 

la-spca.org 

A fun and educational, hands-on animal experience. An extra bonus for animal lovers, the “Birthday Pawty” booking fee will help the thousands of companion animals in the facility’s care each year. 

 

New Orleans Paddlewheels 

1 Poydras St., New Orleans 

504.529.4567 

creolequeen.com 

Have your party aboard the Creole Queen or take a thrilling ride through the swamps with the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour. 

 

NOLA Motorsports Park 

11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale 

504.302.4875  

nolamotor.com 

Have a Geaux Karting party this year. Parties include a reserved karting heat for up to 15 people, as well as a party room and pizzas. 

 

NOLA Paddleboards 

3536 Toulouse St., Ste. B, New Orleans 

504.717.8847 

nolapaddleboards.com 

Bring your party to Bayou St. John for smooth water paddling in the middle of New Orleans. Sessions last for 75 minutes and begin with a complimentary lesson. Groups of eight or more will receive a discounted rate.  

 

Pony Tales 

156 Bertucci Lane, St. Rose 

504.469.0148 

ponytalesbirthdays.com 

Ponies delivered to you for all occasions, or have a pony -- or wagon -- riding party at the barn. 

 

Splendor Farms 

27329 Mill Creek Road, Bush 

866.543.2767 

splendorfarms.com 

Kids ages 6-14 can ride horses, fish, visit the petting zoo and swim. Girls ages 10-19 also may have slumber sleepovers. 

 

CREATIVE PARTIES (ARTS, CRAFTS, TREATS AND MORE) 

 

Art BaYou Studio 

4422 Shores Drive, Metairie 

504.264.2788 

artbayou.com 

The perfect artistic adventure for your next birthday party. 

 

Bricks 4 Kidz 

Parties held at Mellow Mushroom in Metairie 

985.705.0805 

bricks4kidz.com/louisiana-covington-mandeville/ 

With a variety of themes and model builds available, enjoy a party package tailored to your child’s interests. 

Calliope Puppet Center 

623 Vallette St., Algiers 

504.913.8486 

calliopepuppets.com 

Experience the magic of puppet theater inside a working puppeteer’s studio. Parties include a performance and a puppet craft activity for kids ages 3-11. They’ll also bring the show to you. 

 

Chez Clay 

862 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans 

504.522.3240  

504-522-3240   

chezclay.com 

Offers parties for all ages. Choose to paint bisque from the shelves or customize a hand-building clay class. Kids' parties last 1 1/2 hours. Bring your own birthday cake and drinks without incurring a studio fee. 

 

Cop A Donut 

2321 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner 

504.305.4858 

copadontnola.com

Children get to play chef and can roll and cut their own donuts, and decorate them. 

 

Creole Creamery 

4924 Prytania St., New Orleans 

504.894.8680 

6260 Vicksburg St., New Orleans 

504.482.2924 

creolecreamery.com 

Have a party at this ice cream parlor, where children can create their own ice cream sundaes. 

La Petite Tea Room 

5928 W. Metairie Ave., Ste. 3, Metairie 

504.733.1001 

lapetitetearoom.com 

Your birthday princess, fairy or fashionista will enjoy a private party with dress up, games and tea; a painting party; an ice cream sundae party; and, even parties for boys. 

 

Lolli’s Chocolates 

1827 Hickory Ave., Ste. 1, Harahan 

504.739.9020 

lollischocolates.com 

It’s a fun “dipping party” where everyone gets to make -- and take home -- their own box of treats. Aprons provided. 

 

Louisiana Children’s Museum 

420 Julia St., New Orleans 

504.523.1357 

lcm.org 

Choose from three party packages, the “Birthday Blast,” “Birthday Blowout” or the “Big Time Birthday Party.” 

 

Painting with a Twist 

700 Dublin St., New Orleans 

504.541.9062 

1900 Lafayette St., Ste. 2A, Gretna 

504.521.7747 

www.paintingwithatwist.com 

Parties for kids turning ages 7 and older. The birthday child chooses the painting. Guests are free to bring food and drink. 

 

Posh Paint Pub 

3218 Taft Park, Metairie 

504.835.4155 

poshpaintpub.com 

Great pottery, canvas painting or clay parties -- for kids and adults. 

 

Prytania Theatre 

5339 Prytania St., New Orleans 

504.891.2787 

theprytania.com 

Rent the Uptown, single-screen movie theater for special Saturday morning screenings. 

 

Sip and Paint 

3350 Ridgelake Drive, Ste. 105, Metairie 

504.208.9420 

sipandpaint.com 

Kids ages 5 and older can have their birthday party at the studio and select from the “Student and Young at Heart Paintings.” 

 

FAIR WEATHER (OUTDOOR) PARTIES 

 

Audubon Zoo & Cool Zoo 

6500 Magazine St., New Orleans 

800.774.7394 

auduboninstitute.org 

A magical place for a celebration with the animals. With indoor private birthday party rooms near the Gottesman Family Endangered Species Carousel, or hold out for the sunny, hot days and have a wild and wet party at the Cool Zoo. 

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Lafreniere Park Carousel 

3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie 

504.838.4389 

lafrenierepark.org 

Rent the Carousel or Spray Park -- and picnic tables -- for your private party on a Saturday or Sunday for two hours of fun. 

 

Longue Vue House and Gardens 

7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans 

504.488.5488 

longuevue.com 

Discovery Garden birthday celebrations offer children interactive activities that allow imaginative exploration. Dig for worms, design a garden, investigate insects, plant seeds, play with bubbles and more. 

 

New Orleans Baby Cakes  

6000 Airline Drive, Metairie 

504.734.5155 

cakesbaseball.com 

Choose from three great packages, all of which include the birthday child’s name on the scoreboard and announced at the game. 

 

New Orleans City Park 

1 Palm Drive, New Orleans 

504.482.4888 

neworleanscitypark.com 

Have your child’s next birthday at Storyland, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Putt or the Train Garden. 

 

Woodlake Backyard Parties 

82 Sequoia St., Kenner 

504.274.1404 

clubwoodlake.com 

Choose from its pools, sport courts, covered decks and spacious clubhouse to create your perfect party plan. 

 

PARTIES AT HOME (TALENT AND RENTALS TO MAKE YOUR PARTY AMAZING) 

 

About to Bounce 

504.914.6489 

abouttobounce.com 

Full-service inflatable party supply rental company that also offers a variety of games, carnival food machines, and tables and chairs. 

 

A-maze-ing Mazes 

855.262.9346 

a-maze-ing.com 

Life-size mazes built for your birthday parties, field days, camps, festivals and more. 

 

The Andes Extreme Portable Rock Wall 

504.390.8558 

andesrockclimbingwall.com 

Make your next party a memorable one with this 24-foot-tall climbing wall. Suitable for all ages with an instructor’s guidance. 

 

Art from the Heart 

504.416.1430 

artfromtheheartevents.com 

When “face painting” becomes beautiful art. Detailed “cheek art” and “full-faced animals, masks and butterflies” -- some with added glitter and jewels. 

 

Bounce Factory 

504.269.7057 

bounce-factory.com 

Combo units, dry slides, water slides, slip & slides, and basic spacewalks, plus popcorn and cotton candy. 

 

Drone Party Planet 

4436 Veterans Blvd., Metairie 

504.684.7076 

dronepartyplanet.com 

The only provider of the Drone Birthday Party. Parties can be hosted onsite or at your home, with classes and air time rentals available.  

 

FunFlicks 

504.304.0815 

funflicks.com 

A wide selection of inflatable screen sizes for fun outdoor movie screenings for your next birthday party. 

 

GoGoBooth 

504.224.9801 

gogo-booth.com 

This photo booth company with more than 20 years of experience provides quality and professional service with a flair for fun and design. 

 

JD Sports 

469.585.9510 

jdsportsmobilegymnastics.com 

Delivers fun, safe sports instruction throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Party sessions last 90 minutes and can include its famous gymnastics obstacle course. 

 

JoJo the Magician and Clown 

504.866.4400 

jojothemagician.com 

Wow the kids with some amazing magic. JoJo has been entertaining the Greater New Orleans area for more than 40 years. 

 

NOLA Amusements 

504.905.6368 

nolaamusements.com 

These amusements are the perfect addition to your child’s next birthday party. Choose from inflatables, Ferris wheels, cartoon characters or many other options. 

 

NOLA Games On Wheels 

504.237.3157 

nolagamesonwheels.com 

They bring the ultimate gaming experience right to your front door with a luxury, limo-style theater on wheels featuring seven huge high-definition TVs. 

 

NOLA Rockstar 

504.684.5256 

nolarockstar.com 

Have a rockstar party, where highlights include the birthday child staring in her own birthday video along with her guests at your home or other venue. 

 

Party Peeple 

504.421.0348 

partypeeple.com 

They’ll come to you with games, storytelling, magic, balloon sculpting, face painting and characters. Some performers also speak Spanish or French. 

 

Plum Street Snoballs 

1300 Burdette St., New Orleans 

3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie  

504.866.7996 

plumstreetsnoball.com 

Tired of the same ol’ party? This New Orleans tradition will bring a snoball stand to you. Or, bring the kids to its well-known stand. 

 

Pop Up Party Town 

504.952.8828 

popuppartytown.com 

The variety of themed tents are great standalone entertainment options for parties or events. Tent sizes range from 5-by-6 feet to 6-by-12 feet. 

 

Porta-Puppet Players 

3141 Michigan Ave., Metairie 

504.669.4159 

theatricana.com/portapuppets 

Storytelling with puppet packages, caricaturists, musicians, magicians, princesses and more. 

 

Riverside Amusements 

504.347.7156 

riversideamusements.com 

Amusement rentals, characters, clowns, snoballs, party photography and more. 

 

Rolling Video Games of New Orleans 

504.417.4368 

rollingvideogames.com 

They’ll bring the ultimate in fun to your child’s birthday party: video games. If you want them more active, go for the laser or water tag, or way crazy -- a human hamster ball. 

 

Thinkerella 

260 Hickory Ave., Ste. D, Harahan 

504.232.1394 

mythinkerella.com 

Children get to participate in cool experiments in a controlled, non-messy, safe environment. They even get to bring home a science favor. 

 

Tumblebus 

5620 Arts St., New Orleans 

504.891.9615 

tumblebusbigeasy.com 

Provides on-site party fun for kids to learn basic gymnastics and self confidence in a safe, non-competitive environment. One-hour party for up to 12 kids. 

 

When You Wish Entertainment 

504.208.HERO 

whenyouwishentertainment.com 

Providing the most professional and authentic princesses, superheroes and fairy tale characters in the greater New Orleans area. 

 

Zoo 2 U  

504.756.1501 

zoo2uparties.com 

They provide a complete petting zoo and pony rides. A great way to educate kids about animals while having fun. 

 

LAGNIAPPE: CAKES AND PASTRIES 

 

Girls Gone Vegan 

504.510.3590 

girlsgonevegannola.com 

A gluten-free and vegan bakery dedicated to making delicious renditions of classic treats. 

 

Gracious Bakery 

1000 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, Ste.100, New Orleans 

504.301.3709, ext.1 

7220 Earhart Blvd., New Orleans 

504.301.3709, ext. 2 

2854 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 

504.301.9949 

graciousbakery.com 

Bakery offering breakfast and brunch, pastries, sandwiches, salads, breads and dessert. Catering packages are available with free delivery for orders of $100 or more. 

 

Haydel’s Bakery 

4037 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson 

504.837.0190 or 800.442.1342 

haydelbakery.com 

Create your own masterpiece and make this birthday extra special and extra delicious with a unique-themed birthday cake. 

 

JCB Creations 

4836 Magazine St., New Orleans 

504.324.9933 

jcbcreations.com 

Cookies, cakes, cupcakes and more. Personalize your party with these specialty items. 

 

The Kupcake Factory 

3319 Williams Blvd., Kenner 

504.464.8884 

6233 S. Claiborne Ave., Uptown 

504.267.3328 

911 Veterans Blvd., Metairie 

504.570.6420 

thekupcakefactory.com 

Special cupcake orders, specialty cakes and other treats.   

 

Laurel Street Bakery 

2701 S. Broad St., Uptown 

504.897.0576 

laurelstreetbakery.com 

Cakes, cupcakes and other wonderful baked goods. 

 

Maple Street Patisserie 

7638 Maple St., Uptown 

504.304.1526 

maplestreetpatisserie.com 

The bakeries of Europe are filled with handcrafted extraordinary creations. No need to bake ever again, with its delicious cookies, pastries, breads and cakes. 

 

Sucre 

3025 Magazine St., New Orleans 

504.520.8311 

3301 Veterans Blvd., Metairie  

504.834.2277 

622 A Conti St., New Orleans 

504.267.7098 

shopsucre.com 

Offering cakes, desserts and macaroons for your next party.