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The Ultimate Guide for Kids Parties in Melbourne

Your son or daughter's birthday is fast approaching and the anxiety level is increasing ... Will you have a party at home or at a venue? How will you keep the children entertained? How can you make the party exciting and fun? Where can you get some interesting invitations? Will you have a themed party and if so, where can you get decorations to match the theme?

Melbourne Playground’s party portal, the most extensive portal of children’s party ideas and party places for kids in Melbourne will reduce the anxiety level and make everything available at your fingertips.

Melbourne has a wonderful range of party options for kids, whether it is fairy bread and cordial in the backyard with an exciting entertainer or a thrill packed event at an amusement park. We have combed Melbourne and found a huge array of party activities and ideas. Celebrate and enjoy.

1. Celebrate a birthday with the farm animals at Collingwood Children’s Farm in Abbotsford. Book well ahead since this is a very popular destination for parties.

2. Ahoy there maties, did you know that parties are held on the Polly Woodside near Southbank. Will you be a Sailor or a Pirate?

3. Dress up in chef hats and aprons, make a treat and you can even lick the spoon. Have a cooking based party at Gourmet Kids in Malvern, Brasserie Bread in South Melbourne or The Tiny Chef in Essendon. Alternatively have a party at home with Petit Four Chefs, Galante Cakes Parties or Make Bread Kids Parties.

4. Trampolines, high obstacle course, climbing zone, dedicated kids zone and great parties at Latitude Air Melbourne in Heidelberg West. Life doesn't get much better or exciting.

5. You and your friends can participate in a fun and exciting Amazing Race Birthday Party in Melbourne and you won't even need a passport.

6. Your child's first birthday is very special, after all they are never going to experience another first birthday. Make it even more memorable by hiring some stylish toys for your party from Little Party Play.

7. Hope for some fine weather and have a fun outdoor party next to a Smurf village, two big slides and play equipment galore at Bicentennial Park in Chelsea.

8. Explore the Children's Gallery or treat them to a movie at IMAX at the Melbourne Museum and then bring them to the Museum Café for kids birthday party catering with party hats and birthday cake.

9. Do the neighbours complain about your noisy dance parties? The solution might be silent disco with Party Higher where the kids use head phones. Or maybe just invite all the neighbours.

10. Hold a fun art themed party and bring out the emerging artist in your birthday child and their guests at the National Gallery of Victoria. You might even find the next Picasso!

11. “When my birthday baby smiles at me I go to Rio, De Janeiro, my-oh-me-oh, I go wild and then I have to do the Samba”. Maybe you didn't get to Rio for the World Cup but a soccer birthday party could be the next best thing at Soccer Time Kids (37 locations across Melbourne), Football Star Academy (18 locations across Melbourne), Soccer Melbourne in South Yarra or Kickstart Soccer & Fitness (in the North Carlton, North Fitzroy, Preston and Brunswick areas).

12. There's 33 birthday climbing challenges and two extra amp it up experiences - the Leap of Faith and the Vertical Drop Slide at Clip 'N Climb in Richmond.

13. Get lost in the mazes and gardens and participate in the Great Gnome Hunt at Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens in Shoreham. Make sure you find your way out for the birthday cake though.

14. Let the kids go wild at a birthday party at the Melbourne Zoo with a feast in the Keeper Kids Party Room and tour of the zoo.

15. Learn some Circus skills like juggling and trapeze at a Little Devils Circus birthday party in Moorabbin, Circus 4 Everyone in Richmond, The Circus Spot in Coburg North or Crazy Circus Kids Parties where the circus parade comes to your home.

16. The Yarra Valley Tourist Railway in Healesville offers a birthday train experience that the kids won’t forget.

17. Meet Australia's unique wildlife and have a "Dinkum" Aussie Birthday party at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary in Barwon Heads.

18. Build magnificent structures from little blocks at the LEGO Educational Centre in Moonee Ponds or at Inside the Brick in Fairfield.

19. Head to the enormous Caulfield Park which has three playgrounds for an outdoor birthday celebration. There are playgrounds at Park Crescent, Balaclava Rd and Inkerman Road.

20. The moon doesn’t have to be shining to enjoy a “hands on” animal party at the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale.

21. Celebrate your child’s birthday with an amazing maze party at Sky High Mt Dandenong Observatory and Maze in Mount Dandenong.

22. Quack, quack, gobble, gobble – invite a mobile farm or some native cute and cuddly animals to your party with Rain, Hayne & Shine Farmyard, Tracey & Steve's Mobile Farm, Parklands Mobile Farm Animals, Wildlife Xposure, Farmer Darryl's Mobile Animal Farm, Fun Farm 2 U, Animals on the Move, Animal Tracks, Animals of Oz, Animals 2 U - Mobile Animal Farm, The Rookeepers, Circus Dogs, Jamieson's Run, Minibeast Wildlife, Wild Action or even the flutter of butterfly wings with Butterfly Adventures. Alternatively, canter along to a birthday party at Sugargum Farm in Bulla.

23. Combine the party experience with advanced gaming at Chadstone Intencity, Epping Intencity, Southland Intencity, The Jam Factory Intencity or Sunshine Intencity. It's sure to be an intense experience.

24. Find a playground in your area which has facilities for a party such as great play equipment, shelter, tables and toilets using the Advanced Playground Search.

25. A fairy can add a touch of sparkle and magic to any birthday event and they have such lovely names. Seek out a fairy from our Fairy section including Fairy Twinkletoes, Fairy Anastasia and Fairy Flutterby.

26. Melbourne has lots of face painters who can are capable of the full alphabet range of facial art work from A for Aardvaark (one of the least popular), B for butterfly, through T for tiger and ending in Z for zebra. Our Face Painting section has more than 25 face painters across Melbourne.

27. Party with a Gentoo (penguin) and other aquatic creatures at the Melbourne Aquarium.

28. Party your way through the giant wooden maze, play a round of mini-golf, test out the display games or run around in the playgrounds at A Maze 'n Games in Wallington.

29. Celebrate with a soaking at Adventure Park Geelong, Victoria's premier water theme park with water slides, water play areas and other wet attractions.

30. Toy, toys, toys … Why not hire a party pack of toys from a local Toy Library or Party Kidz Toy Hire on-line and make your own fun.

31. Look right, then left and right again. Have some birthday fun with a road safety theme at Essendon Traffic School or Kew Traffic School.

32. Bring along some party food and use the enchanting facilities at Fairy Park in Anakie.

33. Warn the neighbours to leave town for the day and then invite Rhythm Arkadia to host an African Drumming party.

34. There is definitely indoor birthday fun to be had at Fun City Darkzone Entertainment Complex in Sunshine North with virtual reality, darkzone laser wars, bungee run, sticky wall, haunted house, amusement machines and go karts.

35. Enjoy all the thrilling rides and a splash of party food for a fun birthday at Funfields in Whittlesea.

36. Party with the latest arcade games, indoor laser skirmish and state-of-the-art bowling at Galactic Circus at Southbank.

37. It’s your choice of birthday activities at Hedgend Maze in Healesville. Select activities from the Hedge Maze, Mini Golf, Jumping Castle, Face Painting and more.

38. Have a party farm adventure at Warrook Cattle Farm in Monomeith which includes lunch and a tour.

39. Knock over some pins and party at an Indoor Tenpin Bowling Centre across Melbourne. Bumper bowling, ramps and light-weight bowling balls are usually available for kid’s parties.

40. Party at Melbourne's iconic Luna Park in St Kilda and enjoy an unlimited rides pass, food pack and a reserved table in the Party Tram.

41. Dive into our list of Aquatic Centres and swimming pools which host kid’s parties. Some of the more exciting Aquatic Centres with year round indoor facilities are Leisurelink Aquatic & Recreation Centre in Waurn Ponds which has two fantastic indoor slides and a huge Water Adventure Park, Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre which has an indoor children's tunnel water slide, Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre in Bentleigh East which has two indoor slides and a Water Adventure Park, Casey Recreation & Aquatic Centre (RACE) in Cranbourne which has two fantastic slides, Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Albert Park which has plenty of birthday water fun including an indoor tunnel slide, Dandenong Oasis Leisure Centre with an indoor slide and party fun includes inflatables, cargo net and Tarzan rope and WaterMarc Banyule in Greensborough with two great indoor water slides.

42. Let the kids go wild at a birthday party at the Werribee Open Range Zoo with a feast in an African Hut and a tour of discovery that can take in lions, gorillas, hippos and more.

43. Race a go-kart, play LaserForce, ten-pin bowl or meander around mini-golf during a birthday party at Sidetracked Entertainment Centre in Oakleigh South.

44. Have a fun, interactive and educational animal based birthday experience at Bundoora Park Children’s Farm.

45. Toddlers and pre-schoolers can join in birthday musical fun and games at Hey Dee Ho Music’s 25 locations across Melbourne and Geelong.

46. Maybe Carousel rides at the beautifully restored Geelong Waterfront Carousel for a charming birthday party treat?

47. If you have kids who are mad about ponies then arrange a birthday party where the star attractions are ponies and ask Melbourne's Pony Parties, Ruth's Party Ponies or Shetlands for all Occasions to gallop along to your party location.

48. Celebrate your birthday by driving and putting like Tiger Woods at a mini-golf course such as Wetlands Golf 'n' Games in Wheelers Hill, Latrobe Golf Park & Adventure Mini Golf in Bundoora, Dingley Village Adventure Golf in Dingley Village, Heathmont Golf Park in Bayswater North, Maroondah Adventure Golf Park in Chirnside Park, Aces Sporting Club in Keysborough or Bellarine Adventure Golf in Wallington.

49. With a choice of tenpin bowling, mini golf, playground and arcade machines, birthdays will be very active at Wyncity Family Entertainment Centre in Werribee.

50. Skate through a party on roller skates or roller blades at Laverton Skate Centre, Roller City Bayswater, Caribbean Rollerama in Scoresby, Skateworld Mordialloc or Rollerway Skate Centre in Newtown.

51. Push it, pull it, spin it, bang it, get interactive and celebrate it at Scienceworks in Spotswood.

52. Celebrate in Torvill and Dean style at an Ice Skating venue such as O'Brien Group Arena in the Docklands or the Olympic Ice Skating Centre in Oakleigh South.

53. Interact with the animals for a birthday party experience at Myuna Farm in Doveton or Chesterfield Farm in Scoresby.

54. Hand paint a ceramic piece at All Fired Up Ceramic Cafe in Hampton, Kew Ceramics & Mosaics in Kew or Glaze It Studio in Elsternwick.

55. At Maru Koala and Animal Park in Grantville they host children’s parties that can be Koala or Pirate themed. Ask and they might even host a Long John Koala party for you.

56. Start your engines, ready, set, go to lots of slot car racing birthday fun at King Willys Slot Car Raceway in Williamstown North or Mobile Raceways in Dandenong.

57. Kids love trains and birthday parties. Combine the two at the Mornington Tourist Railway which runs between Moorooduc, Tanti and Mornington.

58. Snakes Alive. Share a party with slithering serpents or reptiles with Snake Handler, Black Snake Productions, Roaming Reptiles or Snakebusters.

59. Bring a picnic and other party treats and the kids can explore the wetlands, mazes and giant games at Boneo Maze and Mini Golf.

60. Become a junior fire-fighter on your birthday complete with a fire truck, fire-fighter Rob and flashing lights with Fire Engine Birthday Parties.

61. The little ice princess or budding hockey star can have the coolest party at Medibank Icehouse in the Docklands.

62. Build a bear, even Paddington Bear, at a Build-A-Bear party at Highpoint, Chadstone, Southland or Doncaster or create a teddy bear mate with a birthday visit to home by Create a Mate or Mobile Party Bears.

63. Climb a cliff or at least an indoor wall with a rock climbing party at Bayside Rock Indoor Climbing in Carrum Downs, Cliffhanger Climbing Gym in Altona North, Hardrock in Nunawading or The Rock Adventure Centre in Newtown.

64. Variety is the spice of birthday life at the Top Fun Family Fun Centre in Rosebud where there are options involving mini golf, the games room and ten pin bowling.

65. Let’s get physical (without any Olivia Newton-John singing in the background) with a Sports party at Ready Steady Go Kids (33 locations across Melbourne), SportzBuzz (7 locations across Melbourne), Insportz Knox in Wantirna South where there is a choice from Aussie Rules, Indoor Cricket, Netball, Volleyball, Soccer or Dodgeball or at Jack in the Pack.

66. Do you want to shoot like Robin Hood (or even Maid Marian)? If so, try out an archery party at AIM Archery Club in Cheltenham, Moorabbin Archery Club in Highett or Little Hoods Archery in Clifton Hill.

67. Capture the party fun for long lasting memories with a professional party photographer such as White Spark Photography or Party Pictures.

68. Play tennis like Pat Cash but please don’t throw your racket like John McEnroe at a tennis party with Wimbles Junior Tennis (various locations), Royal Avenue Tennis Centre in Sandringham or Tennis World near central Melbourne.

69. How did that coin appear from behind my ear? How did that cloth turn into a live rabbit? Children are captivated by magic and a magician is sure to bring some surprise and fun to a birthday party. Our Magician section has more than 20 magicians who can come to your party and captivate your party guests.

70. Run, jump, tumble, swing, climb or even trampoline into a gymnastics birthday party at Eclipse Gymnastics in Ringwood, Niddrie Gymnastic Club in Essendon Fields, Eastern Gymnastics Club in Box Hill North, Eastern Gymnastics Club in Box Hill South, PIT Gymnastics in Mill Park BTYC Gymnastics in Donvale, Wiz Kids Kindergym in Ormond, Caroline Springs Gymnastics Unlimited in Caroline Springs, Kealba Gymnastics Unlimited in Kealba, Brighton Recreational Gym Club in Brighton, BUGS Gymnastics in Burwood, Dolphin Gymnastic Club in Carrum Downs, Funtastic Gymnastics in Berwick, Waverley Gymnastics Centre in Mount Waverley, Armadale, Glen Waverley and Narre Warren, Footscray City Gym Club in Footscray West. You could even take off on a trampoline at Eltham Jets Gymnastics in Eltham, Diamond Creek Jets Gymnastics in Diamond Creek or Gisborne Jets Gymnastics in New Gisborne.

71. Does the birthday child know karate, judo and at least fifteen other Japanese words? If so, a martial arts party at the nearest dojo might hit the spot. You could try Guests Martial Arts Academy in Thornbury or Shiryodo Karate in Grovedale.

72. Giddy up horsey. Trot or gallop to an Equestrian birthday party at Tandivale Equestrian Centre in Warrandyte or Saddle On Riding School in Lovely Banks.

73. Take the bravery pills and prepare for a birthday combat mission through an urban city underworld with mazes and dark tunnels at M9 Laser Skirmish in Clayton, Crown, Forest Hill, Highpoint and Watergardens, Active Laser Skirmish in Langwarrin or Tech Assault Laser Tag in Thornbury. Alternatively rent laser tag equipment for a party at home from Laser or Laser Tag in a Box.

74. Is that a T-Rex in your backyard? Why not get Dinosaur Diggers to bring museum quality exhibits to your home or venue and run an amazing show?

75. Make a Jackson Pollock painting (or something even better) with an Art party at The Art Factory in Balwyn North, Essendon or Malvern, Artmania in Hawthorn East, Mad Art Works in Greensborough, Blanc Canvas in Hampton or Mint Jelly (without the lamb roast) in Carlton North. Have a mobile art party at home and invite Creative Parties or Cherished Frames to your home for a art and crafts party. If Jackson Pollock is not your style then try some Impressionism with a visit by Mini Picasso's. Try an arts and crafts party in a little studio at Petit Atelier in Prahran or Bec's Tree House Art School in Thornbury. Alternatively order some art and craft packs for a birthday party from Craft4Kids.

76. Make your child's birthday party truly artistic, by painting on ceramics, plaster figurines, making beaded jewellery, decorating picture frames, trinket box or even creating a design on your own T-shirt at Miryam's Artes Parties in Surrey Hills.

77. Fancy the sweet tunes of birthday party singing coupled with some kid based instrumental work? If so, a music based birthday party could hit the right tune at Music Works Magic in Elsternwick or Colour Me Music could bring Sparkle the Rainbow Fairy, Bubbles the Mermaid or Pickles the Pirate and provide magical, energetic musical entertainment or Kiddyrock could even send along the Kiddyrock Band.

78. Why go to the beach when you can have fun making your own coloured sand creations using supplies from Koolart Sand Art.

79. How about a woodwork party? Maybe the kids can make a rocking chair for Dad. If that’s not possible in the time available then at least each child will construct a model from the toy library at The Woodwork Room in Elsternwick and take their completed, painted model home.

80. Shimmy along to a dance birthday party at Charisma Dance Centre in Glen Iris or Elevator Studios in South Yarra. Fairy Dance, Music Madness, Hip Hop and Disco dance parties are available at home from Keilor Supersonics Singing and Dancing School (also Delahey and Hillside), and disco and karaoke fun from Bop Till You Drop Parties. Just Kidding Parties does high energy disco parties, full of fun games, singing and dancing, with high quality music, lights, smoke and bubble machines! Dancing Queen parties offer unique, quality dance themed kids parties for girls and boys alike. Choose from one of the three gorgeous Dancing Queen Characters. While the parents relax she will entertain, dance, play games and apply a glittery stage face! With Kindy Groove and Jitterbugs the children will bop and groove along at a dance party.

81. Let’s be flexible and very, very calm. How about a kids yoga party at Yogaland Kids Parties.

82. A special treat for any petrol-head kid would be a ride by Harley Davidson Rides. I’m sure they can design a route to avoid any Hells Angel’s hangouts.

83. Impress the neighbours with a limo ride for the party boy or girl and their friends by Limo Kidz, Pink Limos, Pink Cadillac Limo Hire or Glamour Ride Limousine.

84. Most little girls love the magic of their very own fairy party. Fulfil that fantasy at Fairies In My Garden in Tyabb, Fairyfields in Fairfield, Pixie Mischief in Upwey or Fairy Wings and Wishes in Niddrie.

85. Encourage the birthday darlings to make a great big mess with a huge dollop of creativity at Mess Matters in Caulfield North.

86. Why not combine something Mummy would love to receive with a fun birthday activity at a Lotsascents Soy Candle Making party in Monbulk. Alternatively buy some candle making supplies from Create It Kid's Candle Making Kits and arrange your own party.

87. Drop in for a party at Scooterz Indoor Ramp Park if the kids have scooters, roller blades, BMX bikes or skateboards.

88. Get off the street and come inside for a high energy acrobatic free style dance party by Off the Street Hip Hop.

89. Almost all Play Centres provide the option to host a birthday party. Big slides, jumping castles and party food – an awesome combination which most kids will enjoy. Some of the Play Centres with great play facilities to keep the kids well entertained are Kids Space Indoor Play & Party Centre in Hallam where you tremble in fear before going down the huge slides, Awesome Fun Play Centre in Kilsyth South where you can partake in some fairy bread and then take off in a rocket, Croc's Playcentre Pakenham which is one of the largest indoor Play Centres, Bigslide Indoor Sports Playground & Café where you can ride some big slides, Lollipops Playland and Cafe in Bentleigh East where you can ride the cars around the hilly indoor track, Dizzy's Castle Indoor Play Centre where you can explore the three storey medieval play castle or play a round of dark mini-golf, Monkey Mania Play Centre in the Docklands where you can shoot air cannons and watch the volcano explode or Kids Space Indoor Play & Party Centre in Epping.

90. Make your own jewellery at a home party hosted by Princess Beadress or Pretty Little Things - Jewellery Making Parties.

91. Do indoor Karting with other party options such as drifting, sumo wrestling and bowling at Fun City Go Karts (234 Fun Galore) in Braybrook.

92. Kids love to step into a photobooth, draw the curtain and play up to the camera with a few props! Do some birthday posing in a booth supplied by Little Black Booth, Australian Photo Booth Company, Capture the Moment Photo Booth Hire, Short on Looks? Photo Sticker Booth, Vintage Photobooths or Mini Montage Kids Photo Booth.

93. Paint some plaster casts (which are not on someone’s leg). Buy some plaster casts from A Plaster Party or Plastermania and arrange some birthday plaster painting fun or try out Mermaids Tale for some clay based birthday fun at Rosebud West.

94. Whether it is scrapbooking, card making or creating that special keepsake, there is birthday fun to be cut, drawn and pasted at Alphacrafts in Ferntree Gully.

95. You won’t need birthday luck to catch a fish with your friends at Rhyll Trout & Bush Tucker Farm in Rhyll, Phillip Island.

96. Combine dancing with African Drumming in their amazing African Studio in St Kilda or at home.

97. Who wouldn’t want to be a rockstar? The kids get to choose their favourite two songs from a big list of all the latest hits and sing into a real microphone with all of their friends. They'll work out their favourite pose for their group photoshoot and have their very own CD made on the spot with their best photo and all their names on it. Invite Rock Star for a Day to your party and dreams could turn into reality. Explore the mini electric guitar lab, electronic drum kit lab with percussion instruments, karaoke setup with microphones and Rockstar dress-ups at Lil' Rockstar (The SoundLab) in Prahran.

98. Celebrate a birthday in the gardens and grounds of The Enchanted Maze Garden which has extensive gardens, exciting mazes, tube slides, 3D indoor maze and the bush adventure scramble.

99. Impress your guests with The Kazoos professional theatre show straight from the stage to your living room or backyard!

100. Alejandro, the Mexican Music Man is sure to liven up your party with exciting rhythms and energy from his homeland. I hear on the grapevine that his rendition of “La Bamba” is a classic.

101. Put the fizz into your birthday with a party at Fizz Kidz in East Malvern or Mont Albert. They specialise in parties where you can create your very own fizzy bath bombs, soaps, perfumes, slime and much more!

102. Cool 4 Kids is an interactive music experience that invites children to actually become part of the show. Each show involves children in dancing, singing, using puppets, blowing bubbles, playing musical instruments, using props and having fun. Now that sounds like a great addition to a birthday party.

103. Kids Wanna Rock offers a fun and unique opportunity for your birthday child to experience what it is like to make their very own CD or music video clip, all from the comfort of their own home.

104. Interact with the farm animals with a self-catered party at Animal Land Children's Farm in Diggers Rest.

105. Do you want a disco party but don’t want to blast the neighbours into oblivion with booming speakers? Try a Party Higher Silent Disco party. They provide wireless headphones and the music can be programmed on each channel to suit all ages and tastes of music.

106. Music Fun for Everyone based in Fairfield and Heidelberg provide instruments and props for a music party at your home. Kids will sing, dance, move, create, listen and play.

107. A Glitz n’ Glam party in Ascot Vale opens up the fun-filled, fantasy world of ‘make believe’ dress-up’s, music, dance, make-up, fashion & modelling runway parade parties. Suzan Johnston Modelling & Make Up Parties also offers "Model for a Day" parties.

108. Everyone likes to be pampered and Harmoni Pamper Parties fulfil every little girl's dream to feel like a Princess for a day.

109. Add a touch of magic to your child’s party by inviting Fairy Cool Parties for a fairy party.

110. Calling all future fashion designers for a party at Sissy and Bec in Mont Albert.

111. Do you need an entertainer to add some spark to your party at home? Tony Bones Entertainment provides performers in full costume who have a range of activities in their repertoire to captivate any child, Bluebell Entertainment provides a range of characters that your children love and will come to your party venue fully equipped with games, stories, songs, prizes, face painting and much more, Creative Characters such as Pirate Pearl, Hula Tallulah, Mermaid Bubbles, Scary Witch, Angelic Angela, Fairy Love Heart, Fairy Ajna and Peek a Boo will liven up any party, invite The Pirate or Leefy the Clown from Bundles of Fun For Everyone to your party with a range of range of activities such as balloon sculpting, face painting, story telling, games, magic, drumming and dance or invite a character from Character City and enjoy a birthday party which includes story telling, music, interactive song, games, prizes and giveaways, magic, face painting and temporary tattoos. Entertainment Emporium Kids Parties, Kiddly-Winks Children's Entertainment, Mr. Flim Flam's World of Entertainment, Ta-Da!!! Shooting Stars and Dreamscape Kids Entertainment also have plenty of party entertainers.

112. If you seek out Finding Fairyland it’s not hard to find a party filled with adventure and imagination using puppets, theatrics, unique and traditional games, music, props, gifts and stories.

113. Pass-the-Parcel can provide a range of party performers with a range of skills to entertain the kids including stilt walkers, fire twirlers, poi twirlers. In fact I’m sure they could provide someone to twirl anything you could dream up.

114. Karaoke 4 Kids has a unique format for birthdays which is designed for children to experience the fun and excitement of performing live and caters for children of all ages.

115. Amazing Mr Twist and Colourful Characters will capture your kid's imagination, bringing lots of laughter and joy to any birthday event. He keeps the kids (and adults) in awe with his mystifying and humorous magic, his doves which appear out of a flash of fire, balloon twisting, face painting and more.

116. Balloonaversal Entertainments have a wide range of party entertainment options for all ages including face painting & balloon twisting parties, pony parties & pony rides, clowns & magic show birthday parties and parties for teenagers.

117. Build a dinosaur, a Babushka doll or even a cute little puppy from mosaics or beads at Merryl's Mosaics Kids Parties in Caulfield South.

118. Note to self – find someone to organise just about everything for the party. In that case give Aussie Events and Amusements a call and they can help with jumping castles, rides, games, entertainers and party food.

119. Groovy Girl parties include face designs, mini make-overs, nail painting, games, pre-choreographed dances and prizes. Could you want any more for a girlie party?

120. If normal balloon sculptures such as a one-balloon dog or a simple sword are a bit yesterdays playground news, then invite The Blue Loon who deftly twists balloons into animals, hats, flowers and more - from simple fast creations to sophisticated balloon art.

121. CARP Productions provides two characters at every party and you don’t need to be a twin to enjoy this. Activities include games, magic tricks, music, magic carpet, a birthday wish complete with wishing dust, prizes and a treasure hunt with lolly bags for everyone.

122. For a more comical party invite a character such as Elf Sneaky Bottom or Spaghetti the Clown from Comic Characters.

123. Invite Faery Emma from Stardust Fairies to captivate and enchant the little party goers with an explosion of dance, mythical stories and the most amazing face painting.

124. You don’t need to be in Mumbai to have a Bollywood party. Bellacize run Bollywood and Bellydance parties at your home.

125. Mackenzi Creations provide characters including clowns, fairies and witches who entertain, face paint & twist balloons, as well as dance & cheerleading parties and karate & Ninja parties.

126. Journey into the forest of Sim Sala Bim where Wizards, Pirates and Superheros await and parties have interactive storytelling and Adventure Play.

127. Magical Happenings comes to your home providing party entertainment with magical characters, games and fun-filled activities.

128. Zoom Entertainment brings you live entertainment for your party with artists including aerial acts, acrobats, circus acts, roving performers, magic acts, celebrity Impersonators and stilt walkers. Let’s hope the stilt walkers don’t fall over and smash the family heirloom vase into pieces.

129. Put a little (or big) spark into your next party with Little Sparks who have bubbly and vibrant children’s entertainers who started out in The Starlight Children's Foundation as Captain Starlight.

130. Jungle Jim's Mobile Play Centre bring an “all weather” outdoor Play Centre to your place as a fun alternative to a jumping castle.

131. A lovely location for a party is Angus and Rose at the Briars in Mount Martha which is a boutique space offering kids parties with creative activities.

132. Who really said that? If you invite Sarah Jones Ventriloquist to your party then all the guests might be asking that question.

133. Cirque Mystique offers inspiring and innovative performances in circus, fire, stilt walking, puppetry, magic and children’s entertainment using world-leading professional performers.

134. Behind you, look behind you. It’s not Punch and Judy but a puppet show with a more modern twist by Bayside Puppet Theatre is highly entertaining and interactive for all young children, with a real positive message in the theme of each show.

135. If you are looking for an entertainer to entertain the kids with activities such as ballooning, face painting and games for a party at home, then Shanni's Parties, Focus Entertainment, Funny Bizness, Jo Jo's Agency, Dazzle Me (also offer Magic shows, Dance parties and Fairy parties), Parties 4 Kids, Funtastic Productions (performers and shows) might fit the bill.

136. Invite Abba Kids Show - Ring Ring Children's Entertainment to your party for an Abba Tribute show and it shouldn’t cost you too much Money, Money, Money…

137. Sash Entertainment add a touch of sparkle to your child's birthday event and cater for children with all development levels and physical capabilities.

138. A key element of most birthday parties is a mouth watering, beautifully decorated Birthday Cake or even a caterer to provide a cake and all the birthday food. Our party portal has more than 70 Caterers and Cake Suppliers covering everything from “smash and shatter” piñata cakes from Naughty Nush Smash Cakes, delicious roasts from Cristy's Spit Roast Party, souvlakis from Ozvlaki, ice-cream cake from the Ice Cream Birthday Cake Shop to hiring a mobile Wood-Fired Pizza Oven from Hot Coals and serving freshly wood-fired pizzas or tender roasts in your own backyard.

139. Some special drinks would be fun at a birthday and you could try making slushies from equipment hired from Heavenly Cocktails Slushee Machine Hire or Chill Drinks Slushee Machines.

140. Wow the birthday guests with a spectacular chocolate fountain hired from Chocolate Movement, The Australian Chocolate Fountain Co. or Victoria's Chocolate Fountain.

141. A birthday party would be a bit grey without some colourful Decorations. Our party portal has more than 90 suppliers for everything from themed tableware to balloons.

142. If you are looking to hire special amusements and games for your birthday party, our Games & Amusements section includes suppliers of interactive amusement equipment, pinball machines, video arcade games, juke boxes, air hockey tables, soccer tables, children’s rides, trackless trains, bungee, climbing walls or giant games such as Lego or Snakes and Ladders .

143. Our Jumping Castle section has a huge selection of suppliers covering all of Melbourne with a wide range of styles and themes.

144. Missing some equipment to host a party such as marquees or children's chairs and tables? Companies such as All Australian Party Hire, Tiny Tables and Chairs , Auscorp Entertainment , Awesome Party Hire , The Little Big Company and All For Kids Party Hire will help fill the requirement. Our Other Party Supplies section also includes hire or purchase of other miscellaneous items for parties such as Juke Boxes.

145. Purchase some scrap booking supplies from Kids Scrapbooking Party Supplies and let the birthday child and friends have loads of fun creating their own masterpiece on either a canvas board or photo album which they can take home.

146. Maybe some glow sticks from Glow Sticks Limited as a party giveaway?

147. Sometimes you wish you could just hand all the work and pitfalls of birthday party organisation to someone else and enjoy the special day. Using an event planner such as Parties Galore, Vonevents, Kiss Me Kate Events, The Inspired Occasion or Event Head Party Styling & Hire can make that a reality.

148. E-mail may suffice for casual communication but a birthday party demands something more special to invite guests to the party. Our Invitations - Gifts section has a wide range of suppliers of fun and personalised invitations.

149. They typically have huge shoes, a red nose and a shock of orange hair. Yes, clowns. Provided you make them wipe their feet on a wet day, invite one home for some clownish fun. Clowns include Noodles the Clown, Cathys Clowns, Peppi The Clown or Rufus the Magical Party Clown.

150. For extra fun at a birthday party come in fancy dress. Our Costumes & Fancy Dress section has a wide range of places, both physical stores and on-line, where you can find fancy dress and costumes for children.

151. Try a birthday party with a mix of sports at a Sports Centre such as Hoppers Indoor Sportz in Hoppers Crossing, Springvale Indoor Sports Centre in Springvale, Oakleigh Indoor Sports in Oakleigh, Werribee Indoor Sports, Eastern Indoor Sports Centre in Knoxfield, Melton Indoor Sports Stadium, Northcote Indoor Sports in Thornbury or Moorabbin Indoor Sports.

152. Celebrate a birthday with Dodgem Cars, The Bee Ride, Jurassic Adventure, Bungee Trampoline, The Wacky Worm Rollercoaster, The Crazy Wave Dragon Flyer and more at Wonderland Fun Park in the Docklands.

153. Are you seeing dots in front of your eyes trying to organise a party? Make the most of it and throw a special disco party at Polka Dot Entertainment in McKinnon, Altona Meadows and Ashwood.

154. If disco dancing dressed as a character like a big cat, a princess, a dinosaur, a fairy, a cowboy, a mermaid, or a pirate sounds like fun then head to The Magic Unicorn in Essendon West.

155. Time is going to fly irrespective of what zone you are in, when you attend a birthday party at Timezone in Knox or Geelong and redeem your games tokens for prizes.

156. Have a fun children’s party which includes games, dress ups, makeovers, pampering treatments and more at Candy Hair in Cheltenham.

157. Samba down for a dance party at The Party Factory in Narre Warren (bling!, disco, karaoke theme), Mad Fun Disco Parties Wantirna South or Studio Two Dance Centre in Cheltenham.

158. Hire (and even help drive) a heritage steam or diesel train on the Bellarine Railway in Queenscliff for a Thomas inspired birthday.

159. Looking for a wicked party, then head to Witches for Kids in West Melbourne which combines a live theatre show with a fantastic party atmosphere. It will be the wickedest party you have ever had.

160. Can you work out how a magician does his tricks? Probably not, but have some birthday fun trying at The Magic Zone in Bayswater which hosts children's birthday parties specifically designed for children aged 6 - 12 years.

161. Party animals are invited to celebrate their party in Tooty's Jungle Room at Shoppingtown Hotel in Doncaster.

162. If an entertainment centre with coin operated games and attractions sounds like birthday fun then head to TunzaFun at Harbour Town Docklands, Fountain Gate or Frankston.

163. At Kidz Can H.Q in Elsternwick you can have a birthday party full of physical activities such as an obstacle course, trains, trampolines, swings, ball pool, cars, climbers, large wall black boards, motorbikes, rollercoaster and much more. Leaping Lizards in Balwyn North offers birthday climbing opportunities.

164. Environmentally thoughtful party practices are incorporated into themed parties such as Enchanted garden, Farmyard Frolic, Backyard Bug Adventure and Teddy Bears Picnic at Apples and Jam in South Melbourne.

165. Science has never been more fun. Dress up in a cute little white laboratory uniform and perform some wild science experiments with The Scientwists or show that science can be cool with a Fizzics Education party.

166. If you looking for a venue for a party, then Partystar or PartyHelp might be able to help you find a suitable location.

167. If you are looking for a gift for the lucky birthday boy or girl, then have a browse through our Gift directory. Toys from companies such as Good to Play Toys are always appreciated.

168. Combine the excitement and speed of go-karts with a party to provide lots of thrills. Go-kart around the three outdoor tracks at Le Mans Go Karts in Dandenong South, the indoor track at Go Kart Sport Racing in Moorabbin or the purpose-built indoor racing circuit at AusCarts in Port Melbourne.

169. Parties are a lot more fun when you dress-up in a costume. Become a Power Ranger, ballerina, Dora the explorer, Peppa Pig or your favourite character. Find a banana loving party friend and become B1 or B2. Explore a fancy dress store like Creative Costumes to add character to your party.

Web Links

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Link Aquatic Centre Parties

Link Clowns and Characters

Link Costumes and Fancy Dress Hire

Link Dance and Music Parties

Link Face Painting

Link Fairies

Link Girlie Parties

Link Parties at Home

Link Jumping Castle Hire

Link Magicians

Link Party Supplies (Cakes, Decorations, Amusements, Invitations, Gifts, Party Planners)

Link Party Venues

Link Play Centre Parties

Link Sports Based Parties

  Reader Feedback  

alex hall      Posted:    5:52 PM December 28, 2017

Great!! I love Fire Engine Adventure Party Theme Idea...
Box Hill Speech Pathology      Posted:    1:37 PM March 20, 2017

Brilliant list of fantastic ideas to help you plan an unforgettable birthday party for your child!
Davia Brown      Posted:    12:30 PM January 22, 2016

Thanks for such a comprehensive list of sensational birthday party ideas! Admin - You're welcome.
Party Decorations Melbourne      Posted:    8:52 PM July 7, 2015

Amazing post!!! It's really useful and elegant information Thank you for sharing this post.
Jac      Posted:    1:24 PM June 10, 2015

Great list you have here. You could also include hiring a hall at your local community center. They usually have good kitchen facilities, as well as outdoor kids play areas.
Ilovepandas      Posted:    7:16 PM January 25, 2014

Amazing website helped out loads
cat      Posted:    12:17 AM July 24, 2013

Glad to see you have toy libraries listed. FYI many toy libraries have chairs and tables to hire or come with the party pack.

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