Birthday Party Guide

Here at Northshore Parent we love a good birthday party. Some of us like big, Pinterest-worthy celebrations and others like smaller affairs. Either way, throwing a birthday party is a big undertaking and that’s why we’re here to help with this Birthday Party Guide. Find all the best places for hosting, entertainment, food, and more right here in this handy guide.

Birthday Parties at City Park

New Orleans City Park is the perfect place for your child’s next birthday party. Without digital screens or flashy trends, we offer a place everyone can enjoy together. Let the kids run and play in the sunshine under 100 year old oak trees. We offer fun and affordable parties for children of all ages. You can choose between private access to a single or multiple rides in the park, and have the choice of booking a private party house, indoor or outdoor locations inside Storyland, and/or two beautiful outdoor gazebos. Carousel Gardens Amusement Park has 17 rides including the treasured antique wooden carousel. We also offer Train Garden birthdays which include a ride on the Park’s mini train for all of the guests. And don’t forget about City Putt Miniature Golf! City Putt has two party rooms and your choice of courses: New Orleans or Louisiana. Party packages offered include food, drinks (for kids and adults), and can include decorations. You bring the kid and the cake and let us set up and clean up afterwards. You can visit our new website to see details and book or give us a call to ask questions and book. And don’t forget: birthday parties at New Orleans City Park are great for kids as well as the kids-at-heart!

We had a birthday party for my 5 year old in Storyland in City Park and it was such a fantastic experience. Storyland is looking better than ever! The staff was friendly and helpful in getting the party set up. We had plenty of time to enjoy the party with the children and visit with our guests. They even helped us pack up at the end of the party bringing gifts to the car. My kid still talks about how much they loved their City Park Birthday Party and asks to return to Storyland all the time!

Book your party today: (504) 483-9458 or visit

New Orleans City Park website.

New Orleans City Park Facebook page.

City Park Instagram account.

Children’s Museum of St. Tammany

“The Best Ever!” is what we hear about our birthday parties from kids (and moms and dads) at the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany! Choose from many great indoor and outdoor party packages for kids of all ages.

For an exclusive indoor experience, book the Celebration or Explore Package. The CELEBRATION Party includes one hour of museum play and one hour of birthday party time in ARTworks. This package is $449 and includes admission for 30 guests plus a party host. Additional guests are $15/child under 16 years old and $7/person 16 years and older. The EXPLORE Party includes full museum private rental, admission for 180 guests, unlimited museum play, use of ARTworks for birthday party time and staff to facilitate one activity in each gallery. This package is $400 per hour with a two-hour minimum. This is definitely your “wow” party for kids of all ages, corporate or community events, family reunions, etc. Both packages include an optional STEM or art activity, Museum t-shirt for the birthday girl or boy, party favor for all guests, party host, digital birthday party invitation template, lemonade and water, and all party paper products.

Check out the Caboose and Marvel Pavilions #1 and #2 for an outdoor adventure. The CABOOSE Party, located behind the Caboose in Kids Konnection Playground, is a favorite party package. The cost is $100. For a casual park setting, the MARVEL Pavilions #1 and/or #2 are great packages for larger crowds needing green space. The cost is $75. Caboose and Marvel packages accommodate up to fifty guests for two hours of party time in a 20’ x 20’ outdoor covered pavilion with four picnic tables. Also included is a digital birthday party invitation template. Additional guests are $5/child under 16 years and $7/person 16 years and older. Admission to the Museum may be purchased separately. For big celebrations, full outdoor facility and park rentals are available. Museum Members receive a 10% discount on all bookings! To book a party or special event, visit The Children’s Museum of St. Tammany … where imagination and innovation are celebrated!


CMST Website

CMST on Facebook

Birthday Parties at the Little Gym

Named Best Gym Party by Parents Magazine, an Awesome Birthday Bash at The Little Gym gives your birthday kid and their friends the full run of the facility, filling the celebration with instructor-led games, music, and fun LEGO® Juniors or LEGO DUPLO® building activities created especially for your birthday boy or girl. And you don’t have to worry about setup or cleanup, making it totally awesome for you too!

The Little Gym Website

The Little Gym on Facebook

Birthday Parties at Paintball Command

Book an unforgettable paintball party for your child! Since 2001, Paintball Command has been Southeast Louisiana’s premiere paintball field with over 3 miles of trails, multiple two-story buildings, bunkers, bridges, a castle and the famed Slaughter House. We exceed the sport standard for safety. All our referees are formally trained, and we have Louisiana’s only PTI certified paintball referee.

What’s Included:

  • All paintball equipment needed to play
  • 500 paintballs per player + discounts on additional paintballs
  • Reserved party area for any food, drink or decorations
  • 2 exclusive games
  • FREE open play for the rest of the day
  • and a paint grenade for the birthday boy or girl!

Two paintball referees will be assigned to your party to help instruct and guide your players along the way. Minimum age is 10 years.

PEE WEE PAINTBALL parties are a low-impact option designed for ages 8-10. Paintballs are .50 caliber rather than .68 caliber and markers are set at a slower velocity. Pee Wee parties are exclusive play for 3 hours. Older siblings and parents are welcome to play too!

Reserve Online Now! Weekend availability fills up FAST! Weekday availability by appointment only.


21268 Emile Strain Rd

Mandeville LA 70471

Birthday Parties at Painting With a Twist

  • Your child gets to pick a paint from our gallery of over 2,000 pieces! A link will be sent to your email once you book with us
What’s Included:
  • All the set up to be taken care of prior to your arrival.
  • Everything your child + 10 or more friends need to produce their own masterpieces.
  • Custom invitations with your child’s selected painting that you can print from home or send electronically
  • Iced Bundtinis complementary from Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Plastic/paper cups, napkins, and plates
  • Fun, kid friendly music.
  • A Stainless Steel Cupcake Stand to be provided for your use during the party.
  • All the clean up to be taken care of!

2121 North Causeway Library


Painting with a Twist on Facebook

Birthday Parties at Small World Farm

When you book a birthday party with Small World Mobile Petting Zoo, expect an awesome, memory making event! We offer several packages for kids of all ages. Mater & McQueen – the miniature cows, Bullseye and Jessie – our miniature horses, the princess dwarf goats (Meg, Jasmine, Ariel, Anna), and the rest of our gang are used to being the life of every party! Our professional staff, charming habitat enclosure, and amazingly gentle animals will bring smiles to your guests’ faces and ensure that you throw a party that won’t soon be forgotten. Please see our website for more information:
Contact Info:
Laura and Travis Aysen
Small World Mobile Petting Zoo

Regular Listings

Birthday Party Venues in Abita Springs

UCM Museum

22275 LA-36, Abita Springs, 70420


Birthday Party Venues in Amite

Liuzza Land

56457 Holden Circle, Amite

Birthday Party Venues in Bush

Splendor Farms

27329 Mill Creek Road, Bush


Birthday Party Venues in Covington

Riverbend Gymnastics

19540 Highway 36, Covington


The English Tea Room

734 East Rutland Street, Covington


Insta-gator Ranch

74645 Allen Road, Covington


The Little Gym

51 Park Place, Covington


X Fusion Fitness Center

1455 North Collins Boulevard, Covington


Birthday Party Venues Hammond

Children’s Discovery Center

113 North Cypress, Hammond


Safari Quest

200 Hewitt Road, Hammond


Spirit Professionals

210 Hewitt Road, Hammond


Tangi Lanes

1612 West Thomas Street, Hammond


Birthday Party Venues in Mandeville

Culinary Kids

3441 East Causeway, Mandeville


Camp Girl Biz

5200 Highway 22


Children’s Museum of St. Tammany

21404 Koop Drive


Elevation Station

250 Northpointe Blvd., Mandeville


Kids and Family Arena

813 Florida Street, Mandeville


Kids Konnection

21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville


Mandeville Sports Complex

23052 LA-1088, Mandeville


Tiffany Lanes

4400 LA-22, Mandeville


Birthday Party Venues in Pearl River

Pearl River Fun Zone

64167 Highway 41, Pearl River


Birthday Party Venues in Ponchatoula

The Big Red Barn

234 SE Railroad Avenue, Ponchatoula


Birthday Party Venues in Slidell

Gymnastics Plus

58445 Pearl Acres Road, Slidell


Skater’s Paradise

1421 Gause Boulevard, Slidell

(985) 643-0839

Slidell Rocks

39543 Highway 190 E., Slidell


Slidell Soda Shop

301 Cousin Street


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Hi, I'm Katy. Mom to four sweet boys ages 10, 6, 6, and 5. It's a loud, messy, chaotic life. I love connecting with other parents and am so glad you stopped by today!

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Hi, I'm Katy. Mom to four sweet boys ages 10, 6, 6, and 5. It's a loud, messy, chaotic life. I love connecting with other parents and am so glad you stopped by today!

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