Here is an ultimate guide to OUTDOOR birthday party ideas in Central Iowa! Is it too hot or cold? Check out our ultimate guide to INDOOR birthday party ideas!
Classic Des Moines Fun!
- Adventureland Amusement Park – Group discounts available, perfect for large families and birthday groups!
- Heritage Carousel – Rent the classic Heritage Carousel in Union Park, for rides and fun!
- ICE CREAM! – Grab some friends and visit one of Central Iowa’s favorite ice cream shops.
- Iowa Cubs – Have a grand slam birthday party with the Iowa Cubs! Includes Dairy Queen cake, Iowa Cubs invites, balloons and sign, and much more!
Furry Friends & Nature
- Blank Park Zoo – 90-minute rental space, ice cream, animal show and presentation and more!
- Raccoon River Nature Lodge – Theme related activity, cake, ice cream, juice and more!
If you decide to host a party and home or at a park, hire one of these amazing entertainers!
- Art by Kat – Face painting
- FunFlicks Outdoor Movie – Rent a huge screen for your backyard for a HUGE movie night!
- Game Truck – A mobile game theater!
- Little Princess Parties – Invite a special princess
- Party Hero – Invite a superhero!
- TJ Party Rentals – Bouncy houses and giant slides.
- Orange Leaf Pop-Up Party – Purchase some yummy frozen yogurts, toppings and have it delivered to your door!
Paintball & Sports
- Archery Field & Sports – Rent the field and have some colorful fun!
- Blank Golf Course – Rent the facility for mini-golf
- Des Moines Paintball Park – Rent the field and have some fun!
- Gray’s Lake Park – Grab a couple of friends and canoe, sail, paddleboard or swim at the beach.
- Sleepy Hollow Sports Park – Go Kart, mini golf, laser tag, and more.
- Toad Valley Golf Course – Golf themed cakes, mini-golf, drinks and more!
- West Grand Golf – Voted CityView best!
Parks & Recreation
Rent out one of the many amazing parks and shelters in these Central Iowa communities!
- Altoona Parks and Recreation
- Ankeny Parks and Recreation
- Clive Parks and Recreation
- Des Moines Parks and Recreation
- Grimes Parks and Recreation
- Johnston Parks and Recreation
- Urbandale Parks and Recreation
- Waukee Parks and Recreation
- Windsor Heights Parks and Recreation
- West Des Moines Parks and Recreation
- Altoona Aquatics Park – Decorated party tables, hot dog, chips, drink, balloons, and more.
- Clive Aquatic Center – Rent out the pool, special events building also available, and more!
- Des Moines Aquatic – Des Moines Parks and Recreation have several pools, wading pools, and splash pads that you can rent our for water fun!
- Holiday Park Aquatic Center – Includes admission, food, and more!
- Indianola Aquatic Center – Receive a special t-shirt, cool treat, and swimming fun!
- Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center – Ice cream, drink, and swimming fun!
- Valley View Aquatic Center – Includes admission, food and more!