I have updated AND added some more awesome indoor birthday party ideas! Check out the list below. If I am missing somewhere, feel free to let me know!
Animal Rescue League: Animal filled fun, face painting, plush toy for each guest!
Blank Park Zoo: Party Room, Ice Cream, 2 Interactions with Animals
Arts & Crafts
Build-A-Bear: Create a Stuffed Animal and Play Games
Glazed Expressions: Paint Pottery with friends
JoAnne Fabrics (Ankeny Location): Crafts and Treat Decorating
Michaels Craft Stores: Crafts and fun for everyone!
Creme Cupcake: Decorate cupcakes and eat cake!
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden: Take a tour through the Botanical Garden!
Reiman Gardens: Party amongst the flowers and butterflies!
Val Lanes: Bowling fun for the kids.
Warrior Lanes: Bowling, party room, and fun!
Chuck E. Cheese: Games, Pizza, Entertainment
Game on Iowa: A huge bus of games comes to you!
Game Truck: Video game parties!
The Old School Arcade: Play some fun, old school arcade games!
Glow Golf: Glow in the dark mini-golf!
Gymnastics, Tumbling, Climbing & Dancing
Apex Athletics: Games, trampoline, obstacle course and more!
Chow’s Gymnastics: Party Room, Structured Gymnastics Instruction
Climb Iowa: Climbing, party room and more!
Grace Ballet: Princesses, Dancing, Games, cakes and more.
Infinity Gymnastics: Open gym and fun birthday parties.
Lifetime Fitness: Member or not, lots of fun themes to choose from!
Sapphire Gymnastics: Cake, ice cream, games & activities
Triad Gymnastics: Fun gymnastic activities!
Uplift Fitness Studio: Dancing and fun! Or you can rent studio space and do your own thing!
Jumping & Playground
Backyard Adventures: Playsets, Party Room
Get Air Des Moines: Jump, pizza, goodie bags and more.
Monkey Joe’s: Inflatables, Pizza
The Playground for Kids: Inflatables, Party Room, Pizza
Pump It Up: Inflatables, Party Room, Food
Rainbow of Iowa: Playsets, Play Houses, Basketball Goals, Party Room
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park: Jumping on Trampolines, Pizza
Local Community Centers
Valley Community Center: They have a gym and open play area. You can rent the center on the weekends.
Century Jordan Creek Movie Theatre: Watch your favorite movie. Check out their pa][kages!
Flix Brewhouse: Take the kids to a fun family movie and have some yummy pizza!
Pied Piper Studios: Musical celebrations that are designed for children ages 1-5 years of age
Songs & Signs, LLC: Songs, finger play, parachute and more!
Science & Experiments
Mad Science of Iowa: Science, interactive shows
The Science Center: Party Room, Hands On Activities, Admission into Science Center.
Skate North: Roller Skating, Pizza, Games
Skate West: Roller Skating, pizza, pop and more
Metro Ice Sports: Ice skating time, pizza and soft drink
Des Moines Buccaneers: Hockey, ice skating, Zamboni ride and more!
Ohana Sports Complex: Food, drink and inflatables
Dojo’s Family Martial Arts: Play games, break boards and act like your favorite superhero!
Iowa Cubs: Grandstand tickets, birthday meal for each child, punch card for inflatable concourse games and much more!
Sleepy Hollow Sports Park: Ski or snowboard, snow tubing, pizza and drinks!
Superheroes & Princesses
Fairytale Friends: Princess Parties that come to you. Games, activities, magic and memories.
Little Princess Parties: Welcome a princess into your home.
Party With A Hero: Invite your favorite superhero to celebrate with you.
Shear Madness: Diva and Superhero parties with karaoke machine and more.
Stacey’s: Have a princess party with hair, nails and make-up done. Fun crafts too.
Storybook Adventures: Invite a princess or hero to attend your party. Lots of packages offered.
Adventureland Inn: Pools, Hotel Suite, Pizza
Ramada Tropics Resort: Water Park, Hotel Room, Pizza
Urbandale Swimming Pool: Themed Party packages. Options include decorations, cake, drinks, and pizza from Northern Lights for your group!