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San Diego’s Birthday Party Guide 2018

We love celebrating birthdays in San Diego! Whether you want to go all out and plan the pinterest-perfect party or have someone else plan it and clean up your mess, we have a lot of options for you to plan the perfect bash in this year’s Birthday Party Guide.

A special thanks to our co-title sponsors, AR Workshop San Diego, Funbelievable and The Story Book Character Company, along with our other featured sponsors!

Happy planning!

AR Workshop San Diego is a boutique DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom and charming home decor from raw materials. Join an instructor-led workshop to make custom wood signs, framed signs, canvas pillows, lazy susans, centerpiece boxes, tote bags and more! AR Workshop will help you take your home decor to the next level and have fun while creating it!

Hear ye, hear ye!  The Storybook Character Company, San Diego’s highest quality princess and character entertainment company, is available for bookings for birthdays, special events, and corporate parties.  Invite your child’s favorite storybook character to your next event and create magical memories sure to last a lifetime!

FUNbelievable was voted the GREATEST PARTY SPOT in Southern California (Totally Awesome Awards 2016) and BEST Toddler Party Venue and runner up Kids Party Venue in San Diego 2 years in a row! (Family Magazine 2015 and 2016) We know how to host an awesome kids party and no one does it better than FUNbelievable! 
Our party packages take all the stress out of party planning- think of it as a “party in a box”. We do all the hard work for you so you can just enjoy the day and have FUN. Our team of dedicated party coordinators and hosts will take care of everything for you from start to finish. Our award winning facility is the perfect location for your next event. We have party packages to suit all sizes and budgets and our award winning team is dedicated to making your party stress free. Come and find out why San Diego keeps voting us the BEST.

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future.

At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet—and beyond—in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

Pretend Inc. specializes in making events magical! We offer award-winning balloon twisting, fabulous face painting, glamorous glitter tattoos, crazy caricatures, marvelous magic shows, awesome airbrush tattooing and more! We have been in business for over 14 years and were chosen for a Red Tricycle Totally Awesome award by San Diegan parents. We will help you make amazing magical memories that will last a lifetime!

An upbeat bakery and cafe featuring southern inspired breakfast and lunch dishes served 8:00am-4:00pm, delicious organic coffee and loose leaf teas, a full bakery case of baked fresh treats, as well as creative custom cakes for all types of celebrations! From an elegant wedding to a quick bite to eat… Cute Cakes will be your new favorite place to be. Now hosting birthday parties suitable for ages 4+

We specialize in wedding and event paper goods and custom gifts. What makes us unique is that we customize each product to our client’s specific needs and we also try our best to think outside the box, so that we can offer quality products that are unique and not commonly found by other retailers.

Custom Hand-Made Invitations, Party Decor, And Gifts

Calling all young explorers! The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is the perfect birthday party spot for children ages 0-10. The Museum offers themed parties like future farmers (with a chicken meet and greet), dinosaur discovery or a trip around the world.

Includes a private party assistant and your own parking spot on that special day.

Cost: from $220 for 15 guests to $470 for 40 guests

Choose your child’s favorite theme, and we’ll create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid-friendly activities. Birthdays at Gymboree Play & Music are guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up! We specialize in 1st birthday parties all the way to 5th birthday parties. Gymboree Play & Music Parties are available to members and non-members alike.
All parties include:
*Exclusive use of our facility.
*Teachers dedicated to the set-up and clean-up of the party.
*Age appropriate activities designed with the birthday kiddo in mind.
*Party space for refreshments.

San Diego: (858) 560-7529
Solana Beach: (858) 764-0500

Birthdays are Better at Altitude
Altitude Trampoline Park in Vista, CA provides 26,000 sq ft of cutting edge attractions including Performance Trampolines, Trapeze, Rock Wall, Extreme Dodgeball and Log Roll. We also have a huge Main Court and a dedicated KIds Court. Our open layout allows clear views across the entire park and our exuberant kid-friendly staff are here to help you have a great time. Come celebrate your birthday with us and enjoy:
• 2 Hours of Jump + Party Time
• Your Personal Altitude Trampoline Park Party Host
• 1 Free Jump Pass good for a future visit
• 1 Free Altitude Shirt
• Choose between pizza, Chick-fil-A or no food option
• Party Set Up + Clean Up
We are conveniently located off the 78 freeway off Emerald Drive in North County

As a San Diego based balloon delivery and event decor company, we are here to help you celebrate all of life’s occasions! From classic balloon designs to the trending organic displays, we have your event decor covered. We also love to spread joy with the delivery of one of our bouquets or pet balloon adoptions. Let us know how we can help you celebrate with balloons!

You’ve found the best birthday party place in El Cajon! Lots of room, lots of games, and plenty of fun for everyone. We’ll handle it all for you, including the clean-up! And with four different party packages, there’s a plan for every occasion. This is the kind of party kids love!

All parties include:
Balloons, Personalized Sign, Games, Paper Products, and Invitations (print-at-home or online).

Hire experienced Party Helpers! With just a few clicks you can hire KrooMembers to help set-up, serve-up, clean-up and bartend any size gathering. Having a kids birthday party, a baby or wedding shower? Any type of event, PartyKroo can help you be a guest at your own party.

If you need more inspiration- here’s some more San Diego businesses!

Cakes & Party Treats:

Cute Cakes

Dulcet Confections

Perfectly Preserved USA

Lizzy’s Sweet Treats

Naked Cake Farm

Cakes by Casanova

Capito Cakes


Storybook Character Company

Helen Woodward Animal Center

Party Princess Productions

Julie’s Party People

Total Kids Entertainment

Epic Character Parties

Princess Tea Parties

Royal Entertainers

Magical Princess Parties

The Princess Party Company

Mad Science

Out of Control Gaming

Gamez on Wheelz

DBA Miranda Entertainment


Pammy’s Pony Parties and Petting Zoo

Pacific Animal Productions

Lizard World of San Diego

Gymnastics & Dance Parties:

Gymboree Play & Music

San Diego Gymnastics

My Gym

San Diego Gym Bus

Infinity Gymnastics And Dance

SD United/Aerial United

Elite Gymnastics

Poway Gymnast

Rock Star Gymnastics

Gyminny Kids

Gym Trix

Make-And-Take Parties:

AR Workshop San Diego

Mint Studio

Cool Creations, Pottery Studio & Café


Hot Spot Pottery


Lego Store

Party Rentals:

Little Explorers Soft Play

San Diego Kids’ Party Rentals

Go Go Bouncy House Party Rentals

SD Premier Party Rentals

Beach City Jumpers

Platinum Party Rents

San Diego Bouncers

Air Bounce San Diego

My Party Jumpers

North County Jumpers

House of Bounce

Fun Bounce


K and J Party Rentals

Event Party Rentals

BB’s Eco Jumps

Party Planning & Service:


Events by Niki

Mystic Events

Parties by Sue

Event Artist (Face Paint & More):

Pretend Inc

Samantha Anderson Artist

Melissa, The Face Paint Girl

Amusement Artists

Custom Paper/Decor Needs:

On A String Design

Paper + Paste Design Co.

Mich Milla Designs

BFF Stampers


Party City

Photo Booth:

Keepsake Memory Booth

Camera Camper San Diego


Pixster Photo Booths

Party Shot Photo Booth


San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

Fleet Science Center

The New Children’s Museum



Altitude Trampoline Park

Boomers El Cajon

Boomers Clairemont

Belmont Park

Rockin’ Jump

Urban Jungle




Pump It Up

Regal Movie Theaters

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Ultra Star Cinemas

Parkway Bowl – Boardwalk

JCC Jewish Community Center

Kroc Center Ice Skating

Sportsplex USA

San Diego Ice Arena

Skateworld San Diego

YMCAs- Rancho San Diego/Mission Valley/Santee Pools


Chuck E Cheese

Corvette Dinner

Little Fish Comic Book Studio

Dave & Busters


San Diego Paintball Park


Lazerblast Arcade

Invasion Laser Tag

Lazer Journey

Miramar Speed Circuit

Nickel City

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2 Responses to San Diego’s Birthday Party Guide 2018

  1. Patsy Bentivegna August 6, 2018 at 8:31 am #

    Hello….I love your site! I have a cooking class business for adults and children, including special events. I have or birthday parties. How do I get on your list and/or submit my class flyers so your community can attend my events? I am offering several classes this month along with (2) kids baking camps and 1 adult cooking boot camp. To give you a little back =ground on me, here is a recent article; Featured in San Diego Voyager Magazine:

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Thank you,


    • Felicia
      Felicia August 6, 2018 at 11:20 am #

      Hi Patsy!
      Please feel free to email me, Felicia at [email protected]. We would love to be able to add you into our listings.

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