A child’s birthday is always a special occasion. You want it to be perfect and memorable, and something that your son or daughter will be proud to show off to their friends. However, the stress of planning just the right birthday party can be a lot, not to mention all of the cost and time involved in the organization and clean up. Why not leave that to someone else? Forget all of that hectic planning and organizing. Instead, just make some reservations and take the kids to one of these fun places for children’s birthday parties in Denver. Your kid will love all of the special treats and all of the guests will have a great time at any of these fun destinations.
6715 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214
Price: Packages start at $11.29 per child
Say what you will about the food at Casa Bonita but the truth is that this Lakewood destination is a classic icon of nearly every child raised in Denver. Everyone has a memory of watching the cliff divers jump off that rocky ledge or having their old-time photo taken in the Casa Bonita Jail or scurrying through the dark and very claustrophobic Black Bart’s Cave. It’s the kind of place that childhood birthday parties are made for. Your party package can include meals for all of the kiddos, plus cake and candles, a t-shirt for the birthday boy or girl, a birthday hat and some gaming tokens for the kids to enjoy. Sure, the food may not be truly authentic Mexican cuisine, but your kids will have the time of their lives, and you’ll be guaranteeing your child the same wonderful childhood memories that you grew up with.
The Denver Puppet Theater
3156 W. 38th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
Price: Party packages from $120 – $250
Bring some creativity and entertainment to your kid’s next birthday party at The Denver Puppet Theater. Your guests will have so much fun enjoying a special puppet show just for them followed by refreshments in the private party room. Every child will also get to make their own puppet to take home as a souvenir while you enjoy the quiet serenity of the amazing backyard patio. If you want to make an extra special memory, select the bigger package and the puppet show will be customized to include the birthday boy or girl, plus the entire puppet theater will be reserved for just your group. Puppets are always a hit with kids, so why not bring your children to one of the best and most creative ways to celebrate the art of puppetry for a very special birthday?
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Denver Firefighters Museum
1326 Tremont Place
Denver, CO 80204
Price: $90 for up to 10 guests, $8 for each additional guest
Does your child dream of being a fireman when he or she grows up? Surprise your kiddo with a very special party at the Denver Firefighters Museum. The party begins just like any traditional birthday in a private room with your child and all of his friends. Then, the real fun starts as the birthday boy or girl gets to dress up as the Fire Chief and all of the guests get a special tour of the museum and time to play on the red fire truck complete with fireman gear sliding down a firefighter pole. You are on your own for food, so make sure to bring something yummy for everyone to enjoy. You can add in a fun goody bag for an addition five dollars per child to include lots of fun souvenirs of their memorable party at the Denver Firefighters Museum.
Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
1880 Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80206
Price: $150 for 10 guests, $10 for each additional guest
Treat your little princess to a very special birthday at the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. Your birthday girl and all of her friends will enjoy a craft party in the Secret Garden Room with a fun craft led by the staff of the museum. Other party activities include a tour of the museum complete with a scavenger hunt and goodie bags for the kids to take home. You are welcome to bring in any food you like for the party, so make it easy and pick up some pizza on the way there. The museum will handle paper goods and utensils so you won’t need to worry about those. The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys is the type of place where imagination runs free, so help spark your child’s imagination with a party they’ll never forget.
Adams Mystery Playhouse
2406 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80211
Price: $300 minimum for up to 30 people
Help your budding detective spark his or her inquisitive side with an interactive mystery at one of the coolest mansions in Denver. The kids will love exploring this amazing location and they’ll love participating in a truly interactive mystery show. Each party includes a show title of your choice that you select from the large list of available options. The professional actors then take the stage and help the birthday boy or girl and their friends solve the crime. Food is not included with the party but you are welcome to bring the birthday cake and you’ll get some time for cake and presents after the show. Keep in mind that all shows are public so you may be sharing the event with another party or two but that’s all part of the fun.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.