Birthday Party Ideas for 3-Year-Olds in Memphis, Tennessee

by Jacky Gamble
Birthday parties are fun for preschoolers in Memphis, Tennessee.

Birthday parties are fun for preschoolers in Memphis, Tennessee.

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With a wide variety of party venues available, Memphis, Tennessee, is the city to be in if you're a 3-year-old with an up-and-coming birthday. Whether your child enjoys arts and craft projects, interacting with animals or engaging in high-energy physical activity, Memphis is sure to have a birthday party location that will appeal.

Interacting with Animals

Memphis is home to the well-known Memphis Zoo (, which contains a wide variety of animal species, such as primates, large cats, reptiles, birds, hippos and insects. Birthday parties at the zoo may include admission to the zoo, invitations, tableware, a T-shirt for the birthday child, food and beverages and face painting. If your child enjoys farm animals, Cedar Hill Farm ( is another option for an animal-themed birthday venue. Parties include a ride on the miniature train, farm tour with opportunities to interact with the animals, pony rides, balloons and a T-shirt for the birthday child.

Arts and Crafts

If your 3-year-old enjoys arts and crafts projects, you'll find several options for birthday party venues around Memphis where the child will be able to create a project to bring home. Make a stuffed animal at the Build-A-Bear Workshop (, paint pottery at Paint A Piece ( or Seize The Clay (, or create artwork on canvas at ARTjamN ( Depending on the venue, birthday party packages may include invitations and thank you cards, party favors, balloons, food and beverages, tableware and T-shirts.

Interactive Museum

The Children's Museum of Memphis ( consists of a variety of activities and exhibits, including an earthquake simulator, child-sized market, climbing structures, waterworks and art. The museum provides birthday party packages, which include an hour's use of a private party room, games, face painting, tableware, ice cream and admission to the museum. For an additional fee, theme props and decorations, such as superhero, prince/princess, disco or pirate, can be added.

Physical Activities

If you are looking for a birthday party venue that will enable your 3-year-old to release some energy, a dance studio or inflatable play center may be what you are looking for. The Children's Ballet Theater ( provides birthday parities in your choice of theme, including Cinderella, the Nutcracker, ballet fairy, Sleeping Beauty or Swan Lake. Children are taught a dance that will be performed for parents at the end of the party. Your child may prefer playing on the inflatable structures at Playland Party Zone ( Birthday parties here include balloons, games, use of the structures, tableware, food, beverages and game tokens.

About the Author

Jacky Gamble has been a freelance writer since 2008, and has written articles for Internet publishing companies, and She is pursuing an Associate of Science in business administration.

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