Birthday Party Ideas in Pinellas County, Florida

by Jacky Gamble, Demand Media

    A variety of birthday party venues are located throughout Pinellas County, Florida. Pinellas County is located along the Gulf of Mexico coast of Florida, and includes the cities of Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park. Florida's climate makes it possible to host outdoor birthday parties year-round; however, the summertime heat may make parties in air-conditioned facilities more desirable.

    Amusement Attractions

    Several amusement parks and family entertainment facilities are located throughout Pinellas County, and these can be a great option for hosting children's birthday parties. Celebration Station (celebrationstation.com) in Clearwater consists of arcade games, bumper boats, batting cages, go-karts, laser tag, miniature golf and rides geared to young children. Planet Jump (planetjump.net) in Largo is an indoor facility that provides inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses. Trade Winds Splash Island Water Park (tradewindsresort.com) in St. Pete Beach includes water activities, such as an inflatable water slide, water trampoline, inflatable island and rafts.

    Miniature Golf

    Miniature golf facilities in Pinellas County, Florida, include Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf (smugglersgolf.com) in Clearwater and Polynesian Putter (no website; 4999 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach; 727-360-9678). Smugglers Cove provide special party packages for groups celebrating birthdays. The basic package includes golf, ice cream and soft drinks. Upgraded packages may also include pizza and gator food to feed the on-site live alligators.

    Pirate Party

    The Pirate Ship Royal Conquest (thepirateshipatjohnspass.com) in Madeira Beach provides a pirate-themed birthday party package on board a pirate ship. Party activities include water gun battles, treasure hunts, face painting, pirate stories, music and dancing. Packages also include soft drinks and costumed staff.

    Beach Parties

    Pinellas County is home to a variety of beaches along the Gulf of Mexico coastline, making this region an ideal location for hosting beach parties. Party hosts can provide food and beverages, as well as beach activities, such as beach toys, sand volleyball equipment, water toys and flying discs. Some beaches also provide a playground. Party hosts are responsible for making sure that the party area is clean of trash upon departure.

    About the Author

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

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