Birthday Party Ideas for Children in Lawrenceville, Georgia

by Rebecca Brogdon

Lawrenceville, Georgia, located in the metro-Atlanta area, offers many options for children's birthday parties. Children can take in a baseball game, watch knights joust, swim, picnic, jump and play. Your child is guaranteed to find something to suit his or her interests -- and your budget -- in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett Braves

The Gwinnett Braves are a minor league baseball affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. Their home field, Coolray Field, is located at 2500 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville. Kids can watch up-and-coming Braves players take the field in a smaller, more intimate atmosphere than a major league game. With a minimum of 10 party guests, the Gwinnett Braves will provide you with invitations, a pregame party, your choice of seating location for the game and a visit from Chopper -- the mascot -- during the party. In addition, Chopper and the entire crowd will sing "Happy Birthday to You" from the top of the dugout during the game. Each party guest will receive a hot dog meal and a cupcake. There is no age limit for the birthday guests. A 25 percent nonrefundable deposit is required to hold the date.

Medieval Times

Medieval Times, located on Sugarloaf Parkway at Discover Mills Mall, offers dinner and a show based on the medieval time period. Guests dine -- unaided by modern utensils -- on medieval-style food while watching knights compete in a tournament for the Battle of Champions. The audience is divided into regions to cheer on specific knights during the show. Medieval Times offers discounted rates to groups of 10 or more. Its birthday package includes free admission for the birthday child, a birthday announcement during the show, a piece of cake for the birthday guest and a slushie for each guest in a souvenir cup. There is no age limit for birthday packages. The birthday package can be added for an additional $7 per guest.

Lawrenceville Parks

Lawrenceville has several parks that are perfect for birthday celebrations. Alexandar, Tribble Mill and Rhodes Jordan parks all offer outdoor pavilion rentals. The Bethesda and Rhodes Jordan aquatic facilities are available for birthday party rentals, too. All of these parks offer playgrounds, hiking trails and picnic areas. To reserve a pavilion, pool or other park facility, contact the individual park's office. Hourly rates for the aquatic centers depend on capacity, number of guests and number of lifeguards required. Park pavilion rentals vary by park.

Monkey Joe's

Located on Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville, Monkey Joe's is an indoor play center of inflatable structures. Kids can play on the wall-to-wall inflatable slides, jumps and obstacle courses, and parents can relax with the party planning done for them. Monkey Joe's offers a party package that includes two hours in a private party room; invitations; all the setup and cleanup; paper products; drinks for each child; and a small gift for the birthday child. Goodie bags, ice cream and balloons are available for an additional fee. You bring the cake and guests and let Monkey Joe's do the rest! Packages start at $120 for eight children and increase from there based on the number of guests and weekday/weekend pricing.

About the Author

Rebecca Brogdon has been writing since 2003. In 2011 she began writing online instructional articles in the areas of family, education and parenting. Her blog, The Brogdon Bunch, focuses on parenting, homeschooling and adoption. Brogdon graduated from William Carey University with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education.

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