Places in the Des Moines Area to Host a 9-Year-Old Girl's Birthday Party

by Ian Farquharson
Des Moines has a number of locations suitable for a nine year-old girl's birthday party

Des Moines has a number of locations suitable for a nine year-old girl's birthday party

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Nine year-old girls may have a variety of interests, and tailoring a birthday party around these can provide a fun experience. Residents of Des Moines have the choice of a few venues and companies that cater to birthday groups, with these providing parties with a range of themes. Options available include an animal experience at the Blank Park Zoo, or some interactive fun at the Science Center of Iowa.

Skate North Incrediroll

Fans of roller-skating will enjoy a birthday party at Skate North Incrediroll. This family-owned indoor skating rink offers a birthday package for a minimum of eight guests. This includes a reserved table for two hours, plus a party host that will serve guests with soft drinks and pizza. The birthday girl gets a VIP pass, which entitles her to a free monthly skating session for one year. On the day of the party, all guests get free skate rental to enjoy the rink, and free tokens for the amusement games.

Build-a-Bear Workshop

Young girls often have a collection of stuffed animals. The Build-A-Bear Workshop, in Jordan Creek Town Center, provides the opportunity to have a party where a birthday girl and guests can make new stuffed toys. Parties have an assigned team leader that takes the guests through the different steps involved in producing their own furry friend. The birthday girl will receive a gift to mark the occasion, plus a photo of her day at the workshop. Other guests receive party favors to take home with their new stuffed toy.

Princess Party

Girls that dream of being a princess can have this come true for a day by using the services of Little Princess Parties. Based in Urbandale, around 3 miles northwest of Des Moines, this company can host a party at the birthday girl's home or another venue. Their Lavish Princess Package has one princess character in attendance, plus princess-themed gifts and activities for the birthday girl and guests. The Deluxe Princess Package has all six of the princess characters turning up, as well as tiaras, necklaces, gifts and activities for guests to enjoy.

Blank Park Zoo

An animal theme can provide a fun experience for a young girl's birthday party, and the Blank Park Zoo offers this. The zoo has a birthday room, which can accommodate up to 40 guests. Private hire of the room provides children with a hands-on presentation of two different zoo animals. The birthday girl also receives a gift from the zoo, and all children get animal coloring pictures to enjoy.

Science Center of Iowa

The Science Center of Iowa offers the chance for girls to enjoy some hands-on fun with a science birthday party. The basic package includes hire of a room in the center, plus an interactive activity presented by a Science Center staff member. The package also allows guest to enjoy the hands-on exhibitions in the center, and children receive a party bag with souvenirs as a memento of their day. For an extra fee, the center can also provide food and drink for the party.

About the Author

Ian Farquharson has worked as a freelance writer since 2008. He has written for individual clients, as well as various online publications, and brings sports and travel expertise to eHow. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering from Dundee College of Technology.

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