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Birthday Parties A to Z

Megan Cassidy rounds up birthday venues from A to Z in and around Southwest Minneapolis.

Birthday parties provide families and friends the opportunity to celebrate the birth of our children and can be small and intimate or big and brazen.  They can cost next to nothing (cake mix and a few candles) or thousands of dollars.  You choose!  Sometimes it's fun to make the party about your child's interests.  If you're looking for an off-site party so you don't have to clean your home before and after, check out the following A to Z list I've compiled. If you know of other great birthday party sites, please share the organization and their website in the comment section.

Disclosure and warning: The intent of this post is to gather as many birthday party venues as possible and because I have had little if not any personal exposure to the majority of these places, do not assume that simply because I am posting about them here that I fully endorse them.  Because these venues are intended for children, YOUR children, and some cost A LOT of money, I HIGHLY  encourage you to seek as much information as possible about these organizations and gather feedback and references from trusted sources before you even sign up for a party. 

AMF Bowling - Bloomington
American Girl Doll - Mall of America
Bead Monkey - Edina
Bell Museum of Natural History - Minneapolis
Broadway Party Rent
Brunswick Bowl- Burnsville
Build-a-Bear - Mall of America
Chuck-E-Cheese - Edina & Burnsville (birthday coupons)
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory - St. Paul
Creative Kidstuff - Linden Hills, Edina, and St. Louis Park (sign up for their birthday club for extra discounts)
Dakota Wild Animals - your home!
Edinborough Park - Edina
Elite Gymnastics
Glamour Shots - Mall of America
Grand Slam - Burnsville
Heartfelt - Linden Hills
Hopkins Center for the Arts - Hopkins
Humane Society
Inflatibles to Rent - Broadway Party RentTwin Cities Inflatables, USA Inflatables
Joann Fabric - Edina
Legoland - Mall of America
McDonald's - Bloomington
Micheals - Bloomington and Richfield
Minnesota Children's Museum - St. Paul
Minnesota Zoo - Apple Valley
Mish Mash - Edina
Nickelodeon Universe - Mall of America
ProKart Indoors - Burnsville
Pump It Up - Burnsville and Eden Priaire
Science Museum of Minnesota - St. Paul
Rainforest Cafe - Mall of America
Redwood Community Center Pool - Burnsville
Science Museum of Minnesota - St. Paul
Sea Life Minnesota Acquarium (formerly Underwater Adventures) - Mall of America
Skateville - Burnsville
Sky Zone - Plymouth
Theatres at Mall of America
Twin Cities Inflatables
USA Inflatables
Woodlake Nature Center - Richfield

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Dave Soliday May 20, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Hi Megan - if I may, I'd like to suggest my business as potential candidate for Birthday parties - Gamin Ride. We actually bring a 38', custom desgined trailer to your home. Inside, we are fully equipped to host a Video Game party, for up to 16. We also have an outdoor theater, where 8 more can play - for a total of up to 24, all playing at the same time!! We offer vibrating seats, smell-a-vision, pucker powder and more! You can learn more at www.gaminride.com or contact me at 612-460-5001. We bring the party to you, so you can have a party AT your house, not IN your house!

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