Out-Of-The-Box Birthday Ideas

. April 30, 2019.
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Plan a memorable (and hassle-free) birthday party for your child at one of these cool venues!

A Party to (I) scream for

All of the girls are wearing clothing styled by First Glance Ultrasound Studio and Boutique

All of the girls are wearing clothing styled by First Glance Ultrasound Studio and Boutique (facebook.com/firstglanceultrasound)
From L to R: Sophia, Gabi, Callie, Kyla,
Addie, and Mya.

An afternoon at Frozone made for a cool 6th birthday party for Findlay-native Callie. With plans and decorations by Soiree All Day and flowers from Clay Hill Organic Farm, the girls loved this sweet celebration.

More Party Ideas

Children’s Museum of Findlay

1800 Tiffin Ave. Suite 201
567-250-9616 | cmfindlay.com

Small children love to explore and pretend! The Children’s Museum of Findlay has a party room that can be rented out for two hours ($150 non-members, $125 members). You bring all the party supplies— food, cake, ice cream— and your party guests can play the whole day in the museum! Price is based on up to 15 little guests.

Shannon Theatre

119 S. Main Street, Bluffton
419-358-1141 | shannontheatre.com

Treat the birthday boy or girl and their friends to the movies. Shannon Theatre in Bluffton books private events— so you can have the theatre all to yourself! The film options are limited to what is currently showing, or films that have previously played. Don’t forget to order plenty of popcorn and drinks. Private parties are available during the theatre’s non-business hours, and price is based on number of guests and concessions.

Painter’s Pottery

540 S. Main Street, Suite E, Findlay
567-294-4680 | painterspottery.com

Get artsy with a party at Painter’s Pottery. Party guests can choose from a variety of items to paint, including animal figurines, a mug or small plate. They deliver the final (fired) piece to each guest a week later. You can bring in decorations, food and dessert. A minimum of eight pottery pieces must be purchased at $15 each.

The Cube

3430 N. Main Street, Findlay
419-424-7176 | findlayohio.com

Hosting a birthday party at an ice-skating rink is a crowd pleaser. The Cube’s party package includes a party room that you can decorate, skate passes and skate rental for 10 people, three pizzas and three pitchers of soda. You bring the cake and ice cream. Parties are available during public skate time on Saturdays, 1-2:50pm, and Sundays, 2-3:50pm. Cost is $175.

Capitol City Gymnastics & Cheerleading

1850 Manor Hill Rd., Findlay
419-425-4653 | capitolcitygymnasticsandcheer.com

Tumble, jump and cartwheel to a terrific birthday. Capitol City Gymnastics & Cheerleading offers two-hour and sleepover birthday party packages. Both include a gymnastics instructor and full use of the gym and its equipment for the birthday boy/girl and up to 15 guests. You bring the refreshments and decorations, then you also clean up. Price is $150 for two-hour party, and $350 for sleepover party.

Awakening Minds

515 S. Main Street, Findlay
419-302-3898 | awakeningmindsart.org

Paint and partake in good times with a Colorful Party at Awakening Minds. This two-hour party package includes a light snack, juice/water and all art materials. Cost is $150 for up to 10 children.

AMF Bowling

616 W. Trenton Ave., Findlay
419-422-9757 | amf.com

Bowling is good old-fashioned fun. AMF Bowling enables you to custom-build your birthday party with kid-friendly bumper bowling, a delicious meu, and other activities. Plans range from $13-20 per child.

Findlay YMCA

300 E. Lincoln St., Findlay
419-422-4424 | findlayymca.org

Rent the pool, bouncing house or even the entire facility for your birthday party. The Y even offers theme packages with special activities, including “Superheroes,” “Girls Day Out,” “Mad Scientist,” “Sports” and “Princess Tea Party.” Available times include Saturdays from 11:30am-3:30pm, or 4-8 pm, or Sundays from 1:30-5:30pm. Prices depend on customization.

XT Fitness

2725 N. Main Street, Findlay
419-306-8425 | jimsteffenfitness.com

Who doesn’t want to be an American Ninja Warrior? Birthday parties at XT Fitness include two hours of practicing Ninja exercises with a local Ninja trainer. During the last half hour, all birthday guests will complete a mini-obstacle course— just like on the T.V. show. XT Fitness offers an area with a freezer and refrigerator, so you can bring in food and party supplies. Cost covers up to 12 guests— $230 for non-members and $200 for members. All party attendees need to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

The Toledo Zoo

2 Hippo Way, Toledo
419-358-5721 | toledozoo.org

Unleash your inner party animal at the Toledo Zoo with party packages for up to 20 guests. Hang out at the Zoo and enjoy live animal demonstrations, a private touch tank and a personalized birthday sign that a diver will hold up during the 11am dive in the Aquarium. The Zoo will provide food for your guests in the Relic Room that is located in the new ProMedica Museum of Natural History, as well as a customized birthday cake with ice cream. Parties start at 10am on Fridays and Saturdays and there are two different packages available. Package A is $550 members/ $575 non-members and includes two small animal encounters! Package B is $750 members/ $775 non-members and includes an animal encounter with a sloth!