RM reader Katie recently asked if had done a post about good places to hold birthday parties, and we realized we hadn’t – although it’s something we’ve meant to do for months now! Thanks for the reminder, Katie!
We didn’t receive many e-mails when we asked for reviews, so we thought we’d list a few local places that we know hold birthday parties (follow links for pricing and more info), and we also welcome your reviews in the comments!
Half-Pint Resale just posted a great review of the Madison Children’s Museum birthday parties! And Kid-Friendly Madison has a discussion open for reviews on its Facebook page.
Birthday Party Packages:
RM reader Leigh sent us a review of Legacy Academy:
“We just had my daughter’s 6th birthday party at Legacy Academy in Fitchburg. To be perfectly honest, we chose them because they were by far the cheapest. She wanted to invite her whole Kindergarten class as well as her Daisy troop and a few other friends. Most places have a comparable base price, but there is a limit on the number of kids, and then you pay extra for each additional kid. At Legacy you pay one price ($150 as of February) for the rental of the space for two hours and that’s it – no additional fees and you get the whole place to yourself for as many kids as you want. For smaller groups you can host your party during an open gym time for $5 per child.
Aside from the low cost, we liked that you can bring in your own food and that there’s a huge variety of activities. Truly something for everyone. There’s a playset, a jumping tower (by far the most popular attraction for our group), a Nintendo Wii, air hockey, Lego, books and comfy couches, board games, a mini bowling lane, basketball, a small rock climbing wall, swings, balls… You name it. There are also plenty of activities for younger siblings – blocks, puzzles, board books. You can bring your own CDs to play during the party, there are refrigerators to use, and the staff is very friendly. We had a great time and my daughter was very happy with her party!”
We know there are a lot of other great options out there – we look forward to reading your reviews in the comments!