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Making Birthday Party Magic… 20 Spots that Do the Work for You

 Planning a child’s birthday celebration should be something to look forward to, but sometimes it can also be stressful! Having a simple party at home saves money, but coming up with activities and dealing with the aftermath cleanup can take away from the fun. If you take your party out to a venue that also provides some sort of activity, it can save you a lot of time and energy. To help you in your quest for celebratory work-assist, we’ve compiled a list of twenty places in Albany and Corvallis for your child’s next birthday shindig.


Abby’s Pizza in Albany is a great place for a birthday on a budget. They don’t charge you an overall fee and they allow you to bring in your own cake and ice cream, as long as you order their pizza. They also give you a discount on your order and include free balloons and a t-shirt for the birthday boy or girl. Submit a reservation request on their website.

Another great place to take kids for a birthday party activity is Beaver Falls at Golf City in Corvallis. You have the option to just play 18 holes of miniature golf, or if you let them know in advance, they’ll put together a party package for with golf and food at a special price. Call (541) 753-6213.

For the sports fan, Corvallis Sports Park has packages starting at $125 that include time on the field playing the sport of your choice, an instructor, time in their party area, a t-shirt, and balloons to take with you! You can bring your own food or include it in your package for an additional fee. They have several themes to choose from. Check out their packages on their website.

You can celebrate your child’s birthday at Heritage Mall in Albany! When you sign your child up for their Adventure Club, they get access to monthly activities, and on their birthday they receive a free ticket to The Pix, a Bob’s Pizza Coupon and more! Plus, they now have party packages available, so that you can throw a birthday party right there in the mall.Get more information by calling (541) 967-8238.

Highland Bowl in Corvallis has party packages that include bowling, shoe rental, hotdogs, and soda! You can even upgrade to a package that includes pizza instead of hot dogs and a Highland Bowl t-shirt! Call (541) 753-6161 for more information.

Jo-ann’s Fabric
is much more than a fabric store! It’s also a great venue for a Corvallis birthday party! Book your child’s party with them and their all-inclusive price of $125 gets you supplies to make a craft inspired by what your child loves, along with a party room, instructor, invitations, and much more.

KidSpirit isn’t just for summer camps! Their birthday parties are held on Oregon State University’s campus and include balloons and staff members to help guide the kids in the activity of your choice which ranges from archery to bowling or even gymnastics! They even have a swimming party available. Prices start around $110, depending on your activity and the length of your guest list. You provide the food, beverages, and paper goods. To schedule a party, call (541) 737-5437.

Kidsthletics Club in Corvallis is like a gym for young children. They have classes for infants starting at 6 months old, but they also have a great set-up for birthday parties. Their packages range from $130-$210, and all of them include open play for up to 15 kids, use of all equipment, tables and chairs, and paper goods. Some packages even include a host, and assistance with invites and decorations. Call (541) 740-4408 for more information.

If your child loves bowling or miniature golf, Albany’s Lakeshore Lanes is the perfect place to throw their birthday party! They have multiple packages to choose from that include pizza, soda, bowling, mixture golf and even a cake! Their rates start at $12.95 per person. Find out more on their website.

If your kids love LEGO, then a Bricks 4 Kidz® Deluxe Party Package may be the ticket. The 2-hour package includes 90 minutes of LEGO-based games and challenges, open play with their giant tub of LEGO bricks, and a model build of your choice. Half an hour is set aside for food and gifts.  The birthday child receives a Bricks 4 Kidz® T-shirt, along with on-line printable invites and thank-you notes. Geared toward kids ages 5 and up, the package for the birthday child and 10 friends costs $175. To schedule a party, visit the Brick4Kids website or call 541-760-9361.

The Little Gym has several different party packages available starting at around $250, but there is a discount for members. Located in Corvallis, they handle everything from set-up to clean-up and they have plenty of activities to keep your kids of all ages entertained. Call (541) 753-0950 to find out more!

Michael’s is great place to shop for craft supplies, but it’s also an excellent place for a kid’s birthday party! Your child and their friends can do a craft in their private classroom. Their $120 fee includes craft supplies, paper invitations, and thank-you notes, along with a drawstring party bag for the guest of honor, and an associate to lead the craft activities. You can also opt to bring your own supplies, which lowers the fee to $50. Check out all of their themes on their website!

Osborn Aquatic Center is a great Corvallis summer hangout, but they do parties year round! You can reserve a private party room to have cake and open presents and then spend the rest of the time swimming! They have options ranging from $115-$145 depending on your party size. (541) 766-7946.

Papa’s Pizza in Corvallis is a popular place for birthday parties because its price tag won’t break the bank and they have a playroom for the kids right next to the party area. Their pizza party includes pizza for each child, soda, birthday utensils, a tablecloth, suckers, balloons, ice cream and a birthday shirt for the birthday child. They also include printable invitations and thank-you cards. For all that, their fee is only $5.95 per child. Call (541) 757-2727 for booking information.

If you’re a member of Peak Elite in Corvallis, you can celebrate your child’s birthday there! Their parties include two hours of games, activities and free play! They offer a large play area, a bounce house, and a party area starting at $135! If you’re not a member, you just have to pay the yearly membership fee before you can book it.

Surefire Design
is a great place for a creative birthday party activity in Albany that promises lasting memories! Everyone can pick out their own piece of pottery to paint from mugs to coasters to figurines. They supply everything and there’s no mess in your home. You can learn more on their website!

The Toy Factory isn’t just one of the most loved toy stores in the area- it’s also a great place to throw a party! Their play room, The Play Factory, has tables and chairs for cake and presents and plenty of activities to keep your party guests busy. They charge a small fee to reserve the room, and then you just pay for each child that comes. Call them to reserve your date at (541) 758-5415.

Violet’s Sweet Treats is located inside of Two Rivers Market and their party room makes a great place to host a birthday party in Albany! Even better,  you can reserve for $50 for two hours! They have self-serve frozen yogurt as well as other dessert items. Right next door is the Two Rivers Arcade has bumper cars, a photo booth and plenty of arcade games. Follow them on Facebook or call them for more information (541)967-2198.

Wacky Indoor Bounce in Corvallis is a great place for kids to burn off some energy! Their private parties start at around $195, but you can also bring your party in during their open hours and pay a smaller fee for a party room if you want to. As long as you’re at least renting the party room, you can bring in your own cake or cupcakes. In addition to jumping, you can also add on nerd guns or velcro dodgeball as an activity to your party. You can book your party online.

The YMCA is not only home to a fantastic swimming pool and slide that would entertain any party guest, they’re also one of the best places for an Albany birthday party. They have packages that include swimming and party room rentals, or even their back patio! You can also rent the pool after hours for your child to enjoy with their friends. Visit them online or give them a call! (541)926-4488

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