It happens every year: your kiddo’s big birthday celebration! They’re thinking a mega-themed bash with SpaceX launches to Mars and a guest appearance by Ariana Grande, but you’re exhausted mommy brain is thinking, “Can we just order some pizza and cake for a few people and call it a day?” Been there, done that, bought the matching goodie bags!
I’m here to tell you that a compromise does exist. There are plenty of birthday party venues around Miami that minimize the exhaustive planning and stress involved in pulling together a celebration, while still giving your little one an all-star bash with all the bells, whistles, and chocolate-frosted cake they’ve been wishing for.
Toss out your party checklist, because these five Miami-area birthday party venues have you and your birthday boy or girl fully covered!
- Kendall: 10832 SW 104 St., Miami, FL 33176
- Doral: 1701 NW 112 Ave., Unit 105-106, Miami, FL 33172
Hours: Monday – Friday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Kendall: 305-697-9900
- Doral: 305-718-0595
Kubo is the closest your little one will get to partying in a nightclub before they’re 18. The disco lighting, LED tables and chairs, and a thumping music system give the South Beach club scene a run for its money!
And with over 3,500 square feet of private indoor space, there’s definitely plenty of room for your kiddo’s birthday crew to run around and get wild. And that’s OK, because the space is outfitted with indoor safety flooring, along with a giant playground structure, an inflatable bounce house, construction blocks, and Kinnect units. The staff here also goes above and beyond in the decorations department. Each themed party is an Instagram-worthy event.
Address: 8101 Biscayne Blvd., #102, Miami, FL 33138
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Need a refresh on your mani/pedi? POD 22 will take care of that. This lofty indoor playground houses a professional nail salon with a two-way mirror. So, while the kids are sliding, swinging, and climbing their way around the massive wood play structure crafted from natural resources, you can watch and also get your nails pampered. It’s all included in the party package.
You can opt for a classic party package with add-ons like piñatas, entertainment, and custom-themed decorations, or you can book a spa party package that lets little ones in on the mani/pedi fun before they’re let loose on the playscape.
Address: 37 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Hours: Monday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Thursday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Friday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Le Petit Spa feels like a cupcake come to life. This confection-colored spa is sweetly decorated in pink and white, with crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. It’s a party space made especially for pampering your princess!
Here, each member of the birthday crew is given a soft spa robe to don before indulging in a facial, massage, mani, pedi, hair-styling session, or makeup application. Champagne glasses filled with bright pink lemonade are passed around the room before the grand finale of the party: a glamorous fashion show where the birthday crew struts their stuff down the runway in tutus and rhinestone tops.
Address: 11401 NE 20 Lane, North Miami, FL 33181
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – midnight
Have a daredevil on your hands? Ninja Lounge is just the spot for your adventurous thrill-seeker. The playscape here takes its cue from the popular action TV show “American Ninja Warrior,” with a special ninja course filled with tightropes, rotating beams, swinging bars, and bomber grips.
As part of the party packages here, your birthday boy or girl and their guests will compete in a 15-minute dodgeball session before choosing from the signature ninja course, an elevated obstacle course, trampolines, or bouldering. All packages come with pizza, refreshments, paper goods, and a guaranteed solid nap time the second the kids get in the car afterward.
Address: 3310 Virginia St., Miami, FL 33133
Hours: Saturday, 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., or 3 p.m. | Sunday, 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., or 3 p.m.
For the under-4 set, Silly Monkeys is the ideal spot to party away the afternoon. Kids start the bash in the playhouse’s indoor playground. Slides, peekaboo cubes, mirrors, and blocks keep tiny hands and legs entertained while parents look on. Afterward, the staff gathers the group for an instrument-filled singalong that ends with a flurry of confetti falling from the ceiling.
The staff expertly guides children through the party activities, followed by lunch and a birthday cake finale. Balloons and party setup are provided, but the best part? No cleanup to worry about.
If you would like an extra set of hands to help out with your little one’s birthday party, hire a sitter before the big day!