Kansas City Birthday Party Guide

Birthday party ideas and fun in KC - Overland Park - Olathe - Shawnee - KCK - Leawood - and Beyond!

By Melissa Basgall, Macaroni Kid Kansas City March 1, 2021

Birthday parties are looking a little bit different these days, but there's no reason you can't celebrate big! Whether you're DIYing a Pinterest perfect party, or need a little help from the experts, we've got something for everyone in this year's Kansas City Birthday Party Guide! 

Thank you to our guide sponsor, SlumberPop, for making this resource possible to our readers, as well as all the other local businesses featured!

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Type of Party Business: Party Services/Party Decor
Location: Metro Wide
Ages: All ages!
Phone:  (816) 809-7874

SlumberPop is Kansas City's premier pop-up slumber party tent company. We are all about creating magical memories and the sweetest of dreams - whether it's a special birthday sleepover, an epic cousins' night at the grandparents, or just a fun night in, SlumberPop makes a memorable slumber party as easy as can be - you reserve the date and we'll arrive ready to set up our signature pop-up tents, beds, and accessories to set the stage. The next morning, we pick it all up and leave you with just the good memories - none of the laundry or clean-up!

Type of Party Business: Birthday Gifts/Party Favors
Location: Nationwide Shipping Available
Ages: All ages!

Type of Party Business: Party Decor/Party Services
Location: Metro Wide
Ages: 0-99
Phone: 816-695-0687

Modern Bounce House and Children’s Party Rentals! Kansas City’s Trendiest Event Rentals
⋒ Modern Bounce Houses
⋒ Modern Ball Pits 


Type of Party Business: Party Decor/Party Services
Location: Metro Wide
Ages: 0-99
Phone: (913) 533-7500

Alpha-Lit KC is a Kansas City based rental company specializing in the highest quality aluminum marquee letters and specialty event rentals. You spell it, we light it up! We take your event to the next level…lighting it up, your way. Our marquee letters are 3ft tall and our marquee numbers are 4ft tall. We have a variety of symbols including (!, ?, #, &,) a football and heart symbol. Our letters light up any and every event from weddings to birthday parties, graduation parties, corporate events and more!

Type of Party Business: Swim School, Indoor Pool Parties
Location: 2848 W 47th Ave, Kansas City, KS 66103
Ages: 0-99
Phone: (816) 656-8600

Emler Swim School Pool Parties are weatherproof! It’s always the perfect temp at Emler Swim School - no need to worry if there’s rain, sun, snow, because our pools are indoors and we keep them heated year-round! Best of all, Emler allows you to bring up to 30 guests at no additional cost! A certified lifeguard is required and included in the price of the party, as well as a designated water watcher who acts as another set of eyes on the pool. After pool time, a private party room is provided for continued celebration. 

Emler Swim School facilities are state-of-the-art, with high end UV water purification systems designed to help your child feel warm, comforted and safe! We also follow strict Covid guidelines! 

For more information and to book your party today, click here!

Type of Party Business: Indoor/Outdoor Venue Rental
Location: 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132
Ages: 0-99
Phone: 816-595-1234

Celebrate your big day at the Zoo! We are currently offering a modified birthday party package that includes a two-hour rental of the sunroom in our Zoo Learning Center for up to 10 children (10a-12p or 2-4p). Zoo admission is included. Rides bands are available as an add-on. You are welcome to provide your own decor, food, and activities. $140 ($126 FOTZ members).

Type of Party Business: Party Planning Services
Phone: 816-863-8900

Party City is the largest party retailer with a wide variety of balloons & decor for all occasions.  You can find Huge Selection of Birthday Themes in Tableware, Balloons, Party Kits, Birthday Party Supplies & Party Decorating Packs.  Party City also offers Party Planning Services for Individuals, Schools, Community Organizations, Businesses and more.  A local Celebration Specialist can assist with Event Styling, Balloon Installations & Onsite Assistance.  We Celebrate Everything, Let us Help You!

Type of Party Business: Custom Desserts
Phone: 913-309-5997

Custom Cookies, Cupcakes, Brownies, French Macarons, Cakes, Hot Cocoa Bombs, and More for Birthdays, Weddings, Showers, and other events.

Additional KC Area Party Resources:

The Regnier Family Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City

Bizzy Babies Soft Playground + Bounce House Rental

Card My Yard South KC


Theater of the Imagination

Kaleidoscoops KCK

Creative Culture 

Luminate KC

Happy Campers

Sign Gypsies of Johnson County

Graze and Gather KC

Pop Up Picnics KC

Duck Donuts