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Best Places in Duluth for a Kid’s Birthday Party – Our Top Ten

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Some of the fondest memories a kid can have are created at the Birthday party.  When planning a kids birthday party you’ll have a lot of options and things to decide like, a theme, a location, guest list, food, party favors and more. Let’s break down what we think are the Top 10 places to have a kids birthday party in Duluth.

World Of Wheels Skate Center

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World of Wheels Skate Center in Superior offers a few different Birthday packages starting at $89.95 which includes admission and skate rental for 10 kids and some extras, including pop, reserved tables, a special t-shirt for the Birthday Boy or Girl plus they’ll announce their name and play them the Birthday song.  They also offer add-ons like pizza, party favors and more.

Suggested Theme:

BirthdayExpress.com

A retro theme with fun tie-dye decorations and favors and maybe a tie-die cake to go along with it.  Request some fun 80′s-90′s and skate the day away.


Adventure Zone

Adventure Zone Photo

One of the most popular places in Duluth to bring the kids for a Birthday party is Adventure Zone in Canal Park.  Mainly because of all the things there are to do, from video games, laser tag, mini golf and more.  They offer different packages starting at $60.

Suggested Theme:

BirthdayExpress.com

Go with the unlimited laser tag for each kid and do a Star Wars theme.  Give away little Star Wars favors to the highest score each game.


Lake Superior Zoo

Lake Superior Zoo Photo

Everyone loves animals and the biggest collection of them in Duluth is the Lake Superior zoo and they offer a scavenger hunt, party favors and a special gift for the birthday child and more, all in a decorated area.  They also offer special animal encounters for your party for a fee.

Suggested Theme:

Etsy user maniandme

We are going the obvious route with this suggestion, a Safari.  Have the kids wear some fun masks, play pin the tail on the lion.  Look for some African animal postcards on eBay to use as invitations.


Park Point Beach

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Now this pick won’t work about 9 months out of the year, but those that have summer Birthdays can enjoy park point beach and park.  Plan some games for the kids, there is plenty of room for any activity you can think of.  The beach house is also available for rent, just in case the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Suggested Theme:

Etsy user ThisnThatCrafts912

A pirate theme might be fun here. You’ll have plenty of sand to bury a treasure chest like this one we found on Etsy for the kids to find with a map you provide.


The North Shore Scenic Railroad

Flickr user doug_wertman

How about the Birthday caboose?  The North Shore Scenic Railroad offers what we think is the most unique Birthday party location in Duluth, in a actual train caboose on a  round trip, 90-minute scenic excursion for up to eight children and two adults with cupcakes and admission to the railroad museum.

Suggested Theme:

TrainParty.com

Obviously a train theme would work great here, we even found a website that specializes in the train theme, TrainParty.com, it can supply all your needs, including this great pinata.


Great Lakes Aquarium

Great Lakes Aquarium Photo

The Great Lakes Aquarium offers kids Birthday parties with the fishes.  You’ll get a private decorated party room, party favors for everyone and a fun scavenger hunt.  This is a great all year location, it’s always 70 degrees and the kids will have a blast.

Suggested Theme:

Etsy user mollylee

A ‘Under the Sea’ theme might be fun here, you could either take the Disney route with Nemo or the Little Mermaid or maybe a Shark theme might be fun. Either way these fun invites on Etsy will work swimmingly.


The Edgewater

Edgewater

It’s tropical all year round inside the Edgewater Resort.  Kids and adults will have a great time with a party among waterslides, a lazy river and special splash area for the smaller kids.  The Edge offers party packages depending on the age of the kids, prices start at $199 for 6 kids/teens & 4 adults for a full day of fun.

Suggested Theme:

OTC Direct

A rubber ducky theme might work good here, get this autograph duck for all the guests to sign.  Get one for every kid and they all take home a very personal party favor.


The Pottery Burn

The Pottery Burn

Have a creative, fun and artsy Birthday party at the Pottery Burn.  Here the kids will be able to paint bisque bowls, mugs, ornaments or many other things. They’ll provide the paint and supplies and best of all will clean up the mess.  The great thing is all the kids walk away with a handmade memory.

Suggested Theme:

Flickr user fdecomite

Do a “Favorite Color” theme and encourage the guests of the party to dress head to toe in their favorite color.


Animal Allies

Animal Allies

Looking for a truly unique experience for the child who loves their pets? Reserve a 2-hour celebration of birthday fun in the Animal Allies Humane Education Center. Includes a tour of the shelter and a visit by a special shelter animal.  According to Animal Allies, some kids encourage their guests to bring gifts for the animals and not them. For more information call Pat 218-623-6357 or email pat@animalallies.net

Suggested Theme:

Party Mart via Etsy

Cats & Dogs is the theme to go with at Animal Allies, separate the kids into to the Dog group and the Cat group, each group bringing gifts for either the cats or the dogs at the shelter. Get the groups these fun Dog & Cat masks available on Etsy.


Skyline Lanes

Skyline Lanes

Skyline Lanes offers a great kids Birthday party package that includes bowling, pizza, game tokens and a visit by the Skyline mascot “Davey the Dinosaur”.  The price is less than $11 per kid and that includes the shoe rental.

Suggested Theme:

BirthdayExpress.com

Since the Skyline mascot is a dinosaur, that would be a great theme to go with! Print off some dinosaur pictures and have a “Name the Dino” contest with the kids for some fun small dino prizes. Or maybe stuff the awesome dinosaur pinata and let the kids swing away.

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