Use everything the city of Austin has to offer to ensure your child's birthday party has Texas-size fun. Regardless of the child's age or his particular interest, it it possible to find birthday party entertainment that a youngster will not soon forget.
Plan an at-home birthday party that features local Austin entertainment. For children who love clowns, Austin's Rik Gern works as "Bonzo Crunch Fool at Large." Gern's program includes magic and comedic juggling. As Penelope Foolish, Jessica Arjet is an Austin-based clown who performs for children of all ages at birthday parties. During her parties, Arjet features balloon animals, magic, face painting and comedic stories. Another option for magicians is the Austin Juggling Magician. This 15-year-old performer combines both a magic show and juggling. Zach's juggling skills include tricks with three to seven balls, rings and clubs.
Active Birthday Parties
Host a birthday party where kids celebrate and run around. Austin Moonwalks (www.austinmoonwalks.com) offers rentals to utilize for a child's birthday party. Choose from bounce and slide combos, moonwalks, water slides, slip and slides as well as large interactive inflated obstacle courses. For parents of small children, bouncers that feature the characters of Sponge Bob Squarepants and Disney fairies are available for rent. For older children, laser tag and water tag are also available for rent.
The Austin Children's Museum (www.austinkids.org) has birthday party packages that vary from a mini bash to a blowout bash. While at the party, kids enjoy exhibits including a funstruction zone, the global city and the rising star ranch. Teach kids about their state with a historical-themed birthday party at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (www.thestoryoftexas.com) in Austin. Along with the exhibits about the journey of the Lone Star State, take in a movie at the on-site IMAX Theater.
Enjoy some outdoor fun with a birthday party at Austin's Kiddie Acres Amusement Park (www.kiddieacres.com). The park features many kiddie rides including a ferris wheel, jeeps, ponies, train rides, a carousel and boats. There is also a mini golf course that kids can play. Along with rides and mini golf, Kiddie Acres also has a large variety of food including Frito pies, nachos, pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, snow cones and cotton candy. The fee for a birthday party begins at $110. Tables are held for a birthday party for a two-hour time frame.
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