99% of all Birthday Parties that I attend go for a
2 hour period.
The first half hour is
usually waiting for everyone to arrive and get acquainted and then the
next hour is usually the entertainment. The last half hour is usually
the cake, presents, pinata etc.
Nashville Birthday Party Venues - Party Ideas
So the birthday for your son or daughter is coming up soon and
you're planning on having a Birthday party, but you want it to be
fun AND you don't want to have it at your home.
it's summer or spring, you can have the party on your covered back
patio - be sure and read the first part of the line again, and notice
the word covered.
If you plan the party on your uncovered
back patio, I promise IT WILL RAIN. It happens all the time and rain
means they are in your house and you don't want that. I completely understand and
that is why this page was created, and POOF, help is on the way!
and look I did it without a hat!!
Highly Recommended! I have done shows for Shipwrecked and
Erin is a treat to work with! Her play area is awesome and always
clean. Shipwrecked has seating for the Mom's and also free
internet so you can keep up with your emails.
children will love the big ball jump and the pirates ship complete with
slide. There are a ton of other features and private parties are
welcome. Watch the Shipwrecked Playhouse website and you
will see Private Party specials and scheduled guest appearances. I vote
YES to Shipwrecked Playhouse and so will your kids!
See the website for Shipwrecked Playhouse and enjoy!
Shipwrecked Playhouse, 99 Seaboard Lane Suite 1000, Brentwood, TN
I attended a Birthday that was held at the YMCA in Donelson TN and
really appreciated the way it was laid out and the service. The
Birthday was held in a private room next to one of their gymnasiums,
and in the gym there was a "Bouncing Castle". The kids had the whole
gym to jump and run in, and the adults had the entire private, air
conditioned room to sit, chat and enjoy snacks. If one of the parents
were concerned about their child they could look out the window (in the
door) and could see their child having a blast! If all of this sounds
appealing to you, there was a YMCA employee there (who was
children friendly!) to help serve the cake and I think she watched the
children while they were jumping. The whole situation just lended
itself perfectly to the Birthday Party and was very comfortable and
convenient for all involved. I'm not sure if every YMCA handles each
party in this fashion, and I can't tell you what any of the costs are,
but my job as the magician was made much easier having a venue as smart
as this one!
Percy Warner Park
You can have your own pavillion and more if you book at one
of the parks... I've attended a lot of parties that are held at Percy
Warner Park and have had great results. The pavillions are covered, so
in case of rain, no problems. Some of the areas of the parks have swing
sets, rivers, slides, etc in them which lends perfectly to a Birthday
Party situation. You need to get the number of the pavillion that you
are interested in before you call and make your reservation. Check out
what is available next to each pavillion and you are ready to call...
I don't remember having electricity at any of the pavillions,
so check that if you are interested in using electricity. I think the
number for Percy Warner is (615) 352-6299
(I found this number on a website but have not confirmed it)
Most every church has a hall in the basement and this is a
perfect place to have a Birthday Pary. I'm not sure if every church
will allow you to use the facility or not, but it costs nothing to find
out! The church basement is usually always tiled floors (perfect for
kids parties), they almost always have a kitchen area, plenty of room
and plenty of parking. Check out your church as a possible
venue to have your next Birthay Party.
Your child's classroom
Depending upon the rules of the school, your child's
classroom may be an option that you want to explore. I've done many,
many Birthday Parties in the classroom at the end of the school day.
During the show, your child gets to be the Star of the Show in front of
his entire class!
All the kids will be talking about the party for weeks and your son or
daughter will be the hero for bringing all of this fun to the
Some schools allow it, I'm positive about that, but I don't know if
your child's school allows it, and you can find out simply by asking
his favorite teacher (or maybe you should ask his last period teacher).
A Birthday Party in your child's classroom gives the teacher a deserved
break and makes your child the HERO!!
Treehouse - Bellevue
Did a Birthday Party in the Monkey's Treehouse and it was a
good venue for all involved with a play area for the kids, plenty of
room for the kids to run and have fun. Directly in the middle of the
room under a slide there was room for me to set up and make an area for
They have a sandbox, treehouse for kids to climb, dollhouse and many
other toys - you can see photos and more on their website -
Pump It Up!
This venue has two great big rooms full of jumping castles for the
kids, mixed with other child friendly games. I was busy setting up a
show so didn't get to go through the two rooms and look at all the
games etc... but the kids that night were having a blast! Besides the
two rooms with games and jumping things they also had a private room to
celebrate the occasion, they may have had more than one room, I didn't
get to see all. i do know the staff was helpful and courteous, the
venue was clean, and my customer was very pleased having her party
here. Their locations are in Brentwood and Mt. Juliet TN and here is
their website for more .... Pump it up!
Hotel Conference Room
So many things to consider when having a party and no one considers a
Hotel as a venue for Birthday Parties. However, I've done two parties
that were held in a private "Conference" room at a hotel and they both
went very well. Hotels have plenty of parking, plenty of space and
someone to clean up the room after you're done. It's definitely
something to consider when planning
If you have a lot of boys that are coming to your Birthday Party, they
will enjoy the Tennessee Central Railway Museum. The party that I
attended had one large room with two model trains running. The cake and
snacks were served in an actual train car. Can't tell you what else
they had to offer or what the costs were, but I can tell you the
younger boys thought that the model train was the coolest. The Museum
is located on Willow Street in Nashville and here is the website for
more information ... TN
Central Railway Museum
If you live in a subdivision that has a clubhouse you are in luck! More
Mothers are using the clubhouse for Birthday Parties and having great
results. In most cases you put down a deposit, but you get the deposit
back if the clubhouse is clean. The costs are minimal and the venues
are usually great - check our your clubhouse and plan your party
are just a few of the ideas that I've come up with and I'll be adding
more to the list as more come. Don't give up! your child is special and
he will remember your efforts for years to come (I did!) so keep
looking and planning and the birthday will be the very best that it can