Whether you love celebrating birthdays at a special location or hosting a Pinterest-worthy at-home soiree, we are certain that the Memphis Moms guide to birthday parties will help you plan the ideal fiesta for your family. We feature everything from party venues to entertainment, from climbing walls to bounce houses. A huge thank you to our title sponsor, Little Studio on the Square, as well as all the other amazing local businesses featured, for making this guide possible!
Little Studio on the Square
Do you have a budding artist? A child with a creative nature? Then Little Studio on the Square is the perfect place to host a party!
Located in Historic Arlington Square, this art studio is easy to find. Owners (and artists!) Ashley Burns and husband Paul put on the perfect party, providing all the necessary art materials and instructions and, best of all, the cleanup! When booking a party, you get the entire facility to yourselves, including an area for pictures, decorations, and more!
More details to know:
$100 event deposit required to reserve a day and time1 hour allowed to set-up for the party
Bring whatever decor, food and drink you'd like
2 hours to party at the studio for 12 participating guests
Craft time while waiting for all guests to arrive
1 painting created by each party guest
(Additional guests may be added for $15 for each additional participating guest. Siblings are not counted in the total)
Studio on the Square is wheelchair and sensory-friendly, accommodating guests of all needs!
Slimetastic Kids Play Room
Located in Cordova, with a pop-up location happening soon in Collierville, Slimetastic is oozing with a good time! Families can choose from two differnt parties: "Ooze Slime Party" or "Ooze Slime & Paint Party." Both are all inclusive and offer digital invitations, making of custom slimes, slime accessories, (if a paint party canvases and paint too), decorations, plates/utensils, and slime containers to take home your slime!
Plus your kids will feel like real scientists when they get to wear the provided lab coat and safety glasses. A complimentary party host keeps everything on track (AND Slimetastic does all the messy cleanup!) for the perfect stress-free party!
Bring outside food and beverages of your choice at no additional charge!
Music for Aardvarks
Voted Best Birthday Party 4 years in a row by Memphis Parent magazine, Music for Aardvarks creates an unforgettably playful and imaginative musical adventure for your guests!
Parties are 45 minutes long AND MAY INCLUDE the following activities: Interactive music and movement activities with live guitar accompaniment to Aardvark songs and other family favorites, playing with instruments, parachute play, LOTS of dancing, a bubble machine, PLUS a special treat for the birthday boy/girl!
Bonus! Music for Aardvarks can come to your house or party space, too!
Great donuts and great ownership are a winning combination. And when you add in a birthday party celebration, you can't go wrong! Rick, owner and operator of Donut Hutt, is one in a million -- his energy and enthusiasm are contagious. The kids stay engaged during the entire process of making donuts and bring home some sweet treats at the end.
Donut Hutt birthday parties are all inclusive, which includes the food, drinks, party supplies, and of course the sweet treats. All you have to do is show up and enjoy!
Bonus! Not only is Donut Hutt wheelchair accessible but also sensory friendly!
Memphis Botanic Garden
Located in the heart of East Memphis, the Memphis Botanic Garden knows how to throw a party! There are two different locations within the garden to have a party:
The Big Backyard Party package includes garden admission for up to 15 children and 15 adults, three hour canopy rental, free play exploration in their 2½ acre children’s garden, and you're given one Garden host!
Guest House Birthday Party package includes garden admission for up to 15 children and 15 adults, a three hour Guest House rental, one garden birthday host to greet guests at the Guest House and lead a Garden craft project, and free play exploration in their 2½ acre children’s garden. Plus!, access to tables, chairs, and craft mats!
The Garden is wheelchair and stroller friendly in the areas where parties are hosted!
The Little Gym
The Little Gym Birthday Bash is the best ticket in town for a parent looking for a stress free and super fun birthday for their child! Each party comes with trained instructors that handle all the set up, activities, and clean up for your party. Basic parties are $475 and we offer several themed parties (Gabby's Dollhouse, Super Hero, Princess, Very Hungry Caterpillar or Llama llama) for just a little extra! A non refundable deposit is required upon booking.
Pigtails & Crewcuts
Whether you have a pretty princess or a peppy pirate, Pigtails & Crewcuts has a party for you! A team onsite will help plan your party and then execute it -- leading kids in giggles galore as they play dress up, glitter hair spray and make great memories. The salon has its own party room, where kids can celebrate in style. And when it’s all done, they'll even handle the clean up! Ummm, yes please!
Bonus! Pigtails & Crewcuts is wheelchair friendly and sensory friendly! They even have staff who are trained with assisting special needs kids and children on the spectrum!
The Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies now offer birthday party packages and whoah, this is exactly what us sports-loving moms have been waiting for!
Celebrate your birthday with the Grizzlies and get your name on the scoreboard during the game you’re attending! If you have a group of 10 or more, come and celebrate your occasion with the Grizz. You'll receive:
- Scoreboard Message: Shoutout to you and your group! Don’t miss your group's name on the Scoreboard during a home game.
- Preferred Group Pricing: Score big when you book a group of 10 or more! Grab your group spot early for additional savings.
- Reserved Seating: Watch the game with your special crew! We’ll work with you to secure seat blocks for your group so you can cheer on the Grizzlies together!
- Dedicated Grizzlies Rep: One of our Grizzlies Representatives will help you plan a group outing to remember!
Kaye's Pints & Scoops
Kaye's Pints & Scoops makes all birthdays a little sweeter! Perfect for the ice-cream loving child, this party teaches and shows kids how to make real, homemade ice cream! The birthday girl/boy will pick the flavor the group makes.
While the ice cream is forming, the kids have a private party room to play games, decorate ice-cream themed crafts, and more! After the ice cream is done, the kids will each make their own ice cream sundae using their custom flavor + all the traditional toppings!
Bonus! Kaye's offers a room just of the adults to hang out in while the kids have fun with Kiamesha (the owner!) in another!
Goldfish Swim School
Plan Your Indoor Pool Party Today!
Nothing says “party” like a warm, 90 degree indoor pool! Goldfish Swim School parties are all inclusive and include all the details, setup and cleanup for you! Parties that include 24 guests or less include:
- Invitations to your party and matching envelopes
- Two hours of private pool access to the facility
- 2 Certified lifeguards on duty to oversee all pool activities
- Centerpieces, balloons and tropical decorations
- Forks, napkins, cups, plates and table coverings
- Party room with space for large groups
* A non-refundable deposit is required for all parties. For safety purposes, we require at least one adult to be in the water with each child who cannot swim independently.
The Ninja Gym
Is your child the ultimate Ninja Warrior? Are they always jumping off your couch and literally climbing your walls? Then give your child a birthday party they’ll be talking about all year!
At The Ninja Gym, you and your party guests will have access to 10,00 square feet of obstacles, warped walls and more! Birthday Parties at The Ninja Gym are 90 minutes of action-packed fun and include coach-led obstacle challenges, games, a party bay for cake and ice cream and of course, LOTS of free play on the obstacle course!
The Ninja Gym offers three packages of birthday fun, depending on how many guests you want to include. You show up; they do the rest!
Come party with Wings Gymnastics!
Wings would love to help you celebrate your child’s birthday in a fun and safe environment. When you book a party with us, enjoy private access to our gym for your gymnastics, tumbling, or custom-themed party!
We provide supervised equipment time (balance beams, bars, mats & more!) and instruction, party games, set-up/clean-up, and favors for all guests -- so you can sit back and enjoy your party!
The minimum party fee for a 1.5-hour party is $200.00 for 10 participating guests. More than 10 guests? No problem! $10.00 per additional one. We can accommodate up to 32-36 guests, depending on age!
Paint A Piece
Celebrating 25 years of art in Memphis, Paint A Piece remains one of the best places to host a birthday party! The special birthday child can invite their favorite friends, and our party host will make it a day they won’t forget! Besides the fun, we are hands on from start to finish. Our goal is that you the parents sit back and relax while we do the rest!
Parents can choose from a pottery package, canvas package, or door hanger package! (Please call the studio for special requests -- 901-754-0884). With the party packages we even include a special painted keepsake for the birthday boy/girl!
Things included in the party:
- 1.5 hours long
- Helium balloons in assorted colors
- Paint, supplies, glazing and firing
- A dedicated party staff to assist your party.
*Includes up to 8 painters. Additional painters can be included for an additional charge.
Pump It Up
Pump It Up is the inflatable party place with arenas filled with huge bounce houses, slides, games and more. And we have packages for all party sizes, so birthday kids can bring all their friends.
Our birthday parties are completely private, meaning it's only you and your invited guests in our bounce house arenas and party room!
Tailor the perfect package of food, beverages, party favors and more, so you get exactly the birthday party you want.
Reservations are quick, the party's easy, and clean-up's breezy because our Party Pros are there to help you out every step of the way.
Make your next party a special one with Arrow Creative! Experience the joy of creativity with our pARTy bundles. With activities from ceramics to candle making, your next gathering is sure to excite! Have an idea you don’t see listed anywhere? Let us know! With our talented team of teachers, we are sure to find something that will help delight your child’s inner creativity!
With passionate artisans guiding the way, each party-goer will walk away with a smile and their own, one-of-a-kind handmade keepsake.
Don’t have a kid’s birthday coming up soon? No worries! These pARTy bundles are for everyone! From Girls Night Out to Bridal showers, Arrow Creative has the perfect memorable experience for everyone.
Let 17 Berkshire make your upcoming birthday party one fit for a Queen! Dress in your best and enjoy Afternoon Tea with your group while you nibble on custom made tea sandwiches and sweet treats. Pour delicious tea (or hot chocolate!) from real tea pots and learn to sip from porcelain tea cups like the royals do! End your fête with a special cake made just for you!
The Art Project
Located in Overton Square in Midtown, The Art Project is an amazing art studio where kids can come and be creative! Leave the mess and they clean it up! All craft and art supplies provided. Outside food is permitted (although they do sell snacks and beer!), so bring a cake and paint your heart out!
Our party staff will direct your guests for one hour through obstacle courses, trampolines, inflatables, foam pits, games, and gymnastics. The festivities continue for 45 more minutes in the party room where your guests can enjoy refreshments, and the birthday child can open their gifts. Sit back and relax while our staff lights candles, cuts the cake, creates a gift list, and cleans up after your guests.
Memphis Rox is the newest indoor rock climbing facility in Memphis! With a 5:1 instructor ratio, Memphis Rox offers an unbeatable birthday party. Groups receive 1.5 hours of instructed climb time and an additional half hour in the party room. (Décor and food permitted, not provided). Since Memphis Rox, well, rocks, they do not require payment for your event, although they request a $10 donation per person
Urban Air Trampoline Park
An Urban Air Birthday Party is one of the best places for a birthday party because it is fun for all ages and takes the stress out of hosting a birthday party at home. Your Urban Air party planner takes care of all the details to make sure your birthday kid and all their friends have an amazing time.
Craft Axe Throwing
As the premier destination for hatchet and tomahawk throwing, we provide an exciting and popular activity that’s taking the United States by storm. Our Memphis location boasts 15 targeted lanes, ensuring ample space for your tossing enjoyment.
Craft Axe Memphis is intended for ages 10 and up.
More PLACES that host parties from A to Z
Battlefront Memphis (paint ball at Shelby Farms)
Billy Hardwick's Bowling
Buff City Soaps
Cedar Hill Farms
CMOM (Children's Museum of Memphis)
Hot Shot Farms
Incredible Pizza Co.
Malco Movie Theatres
Memphis Fire Museum
Mid South Ice House
Oh Sweetz -- soap making, sugar scrubs, etc
Seize the Clay
St. Columba Mud Camp (zip lining, outdoors rock wall)
The Main Event
Beauty in Bloom
Welcome to Beauty in Bloom. We're not just event planners; we're your ultimate "party besties." At Beauty in Bloom, we believe in turning your special moments into unforgettable experiences, and we've got everything you need to make your event truly bloom. Picture us as your one-stop-shop for full-service event styling and planning.
Whether you're celebrating a whimsical kid's party, a heartwarming bridal shower, or an intimate luxury picnic, Beauty in Bloom is here for you. Imagine a world where your event dreams come to life with vibrant balloons, stunning backdrop rentals, and, of course, the highlight of any kid's party—bounce houses! From personalized signs to inflatable joy, our curated collection ensures your celebration is as unique and special as you are. At Beauty in Bloom, we're not just in the business of events; we're in the business of making memories that last a lifetime.
Pretty Chic Balloons
Locally owned by Memphis mom, Ebony, Pretty Chic Balloons provides beautifully customized installations! From balloon arches to pillars to decorating other elements (such as a bounce house!), she works with your theme and budget to meet your party needs!
Bonus! Ebony delivers right to your door or party venue!
Phancy Photo Booth
Phancy Photo Booth provides photo booth rental services for private parties and more. Our photo booths are portable, stylish and sophisticated. We provide unlimited high resolution photos for your guests, personalized with custom graphics of your choice. We also offer online photo galleries, fun props, and even a memory book to help make your event truly unforgettable.
Yard sign company, Sign Soiree, can be seen all over town. From birthdays to new babies to the big "I do," life is filled with special moments to celebrate. Sign Soiree helps the Memphis area make those events extra memorable with our handmade and painted lawn decorations and displays. Sign Soiree sets up the (weather-proof!) signs and picks them back up again 24 hours later!
Candy Girl Boutique Shop
Want to really light up a party? Then Candy Girl Boutique Shop is who you need for custom, creative, and perfect birthday candles! Locally owned by a sweet couple, this candle company makes small batch, natural-smelling candles, free of chemicals! They also offer wax melts and a variety of other products. Don't forget to ask about our limited edition Memphis Moms "Birthday Cake" scented candles!
Letter Bright adds glam and fun to any event. Spelling out any word or phrase that you want, Letter Bright really brightens up any celebration.
Letters are for the event only and a professional from Letter Bright will come the day of and set up and then come back later to retrieve the letters.
Local mama, Eugena, is the creative behind EBI Events. Eugena is not only a master at planning and executing parties, she also provides a venue rental for those that don't want to host their own. EBI offers private booking packages for birthday parties and small events. The website is being revamped and will showcase new offerings soon, including kid play rentals and event decor!
A locally owned boutique, Avenue Wrapping is a one stop shop for all your birthday needs! From candles to cards to beautiful roles of wrapping paper, they have all your party extras in one place. Located in East Memphis, Avenue Wrapping is also THE PLACE to bring in your presents, and owner Vanessa will hand wrap each one in either pretty gift bags or whimsical wrapping paper! Show up to every party with the best-wrapped present ever!
Pop of the Party
LET'S GET POPPIN'! Pop of the Party brings unique and creative installations to your event. One you and your guests will never forget! Offering balloon walls, custom installations, jumbo helium balloons and mosaics, and balloon grab 'n go garlands, there's something for every budget.
Bonus! Pop of the Party can set up at any private house, rental or outside venue!
Pretty Fancy Events
Locally owned, Pretty Fancy Events is making a name in Memphis party scene! Kevia, owner and creator behind Pretty Fancy events, is the woman you need to plan and execute the perfect party! From balloons to signs, she custom creates everything based on your party's theme, colors, and budget! Memphis Moms gives this business their "mom stamp of approval!"
More party EXTRAS from A to Z
901 Yard Party Signs
Air Luxe Balloons
Balloons by Bailey
Celebrate with a Flash
Dee Coley -- rentals, chairs, table clothes etc
Epic Photobooth 901
Hotshots Photobooth Memphis
Madly In Love Designs -- invites, favors, custom signage
Party Planner 901
Party Pop Memphis Balloons
Party Towne -- Mississippi Photobooth
Playdough Party 42 -- custom playdough (favors)
Pop Culture (balloons)
Post 901 Selfie Studio
Pretty Posh Events
Selfie Memphis Photobooth
Selfie Utopia Memphis
Tots Play World
We provide mobile services to Memphis and the surrounding mid-south area. Our foam padded equipment is great for indoors or outdoors setup for your crawlers to five years old. The convenience of soft play mats and equipment brought straight to your door or event that keeps your little tots entertained for hours. Not only is it entertaining, but Tots Play World's equipment encourages physical activity and strengths motor skills in a safe environment. Please take a look at our different soft play packages.
As our business continues to grow, so does our products. We are always keeping in mind of our little toddlers, but also listening to our customers (parents). We have expanded our party rental services to movie packages, giant games, sleepover tents, etc.
iBounce Rentals is family owned and operated with more than 20 years experience in the party rental business! They are licensed and insured and serve all of Memphis/Shelby County, Desoto County, and beyond.
iBounce Rentals has an extensive selection of bounce houses, slides, water slides, bounce and slide combos, obstacles, dunk tanks, concessions, and more. They have what you need for your next home party! Boom. Entertainment done.
Bonus! They deliver and pick up the inflatables right from your own backyard!
Dreams Come True Princess Parties
Dreams Come True Princess Parties offer character visits all over the greater-Memphis area. They have all the traditional ones you may be thinking of: Cinderella, Belle, Anna and Elsa. But they ALSO offer a variety of super-hero characters, such as Batman, Spiderman, and various Star Wars characters. In addition to these, they offer other hard-to-find costumed characters, such as Barbie, Mal, Live-action Mermaid, and more!
Party bookings include time with the kids, unlimited pictures, music and dancing, and sometimes even singing or reading books out loud!
Fairys and Frogs Facepainting
Amy, professional makeup artist, will add so much fun to your birthday soiree! She can do small items, half face, or even full face painting! The makeup is extremely washable and easy to remove later! From butterflies to superheroes, she can paint pretty much anything your child desires!
Be the G.O.A.T. of all birthday parties by bringing literal goats to your doorstep!
They have several offering for birthday parties. They can host your group at their goat ranch OR they can bring the goats to you! You can book goat yoga or goat snuggles. All of the goats are babies (or young goats) and all of them are trained to interact well with people. Plus, they're so cute and friendly!
We’re so glad you’re here! Glamp901 is a small, family-owned glamping business located in the heart of Memphis, TN. Our mission and passion is to bring together families and friends in a unique and exciting way where memories can be savored and moments can be enjoyed! What is glamping, you wonder? Why glamping is GLAMOROUS camping! You provide the location, we set up the experience! We provide fully decorated glamping Big Tents, teepees, or the Gather with Glamp low table seating set up.
Our White Bounce Houses were the first in Memphis designed with both kids and adults in mind! We recommend this for elevating your next Birthday Party, as it creates a beautiful backdrop for any event! Add a beautiful balloon garland for an extra punch of color! Glamorous and versatile, white bounce houses add some fun to a party!
Boujee Bounce will deliver, assemble and then pick up the bounce house at the conclusion of your event. We book up fast, so be sure to schedule well before the date of your party!
More MOBILE parties from A to Z
901 Parties (mobile petting zoo)
Bluff City Batman
Bounce Around Memphis
Bounce with me!
Building Blocks Soccer
Cloud Bounce (white & pink bounce houses)
Happy Times Farm
Kindermusik with Miss Annette
Little Tots Play Spot
Play Mania 901
Pitter Potter Mobile
On Cloud Nine (white bounce houses)
Soft Play 901
I Squared Cookie Co
iSquaredCookie Co. is the home of beautifully decorated, and delicious sugar cookies. From custom decorated cookies, to DIY and Paint your own cookies to kids cookie classes, we do it all; and can match any theme.
Our signature Vanilla Sugar cookie; decadent Chocolate cookie, scrumptious Red Velvet and fun Funfetti flavors are fan favorites. Based in Cordova, TN, we are happy to make your occasions sweeter. Also, check out our sister company, iSquared Events for your party planning/decor needs.
Have your Cake and Shop too! Primas Bakery + Boutique is located in the heart of East Memphis! The new location offers private space for birthday parties! The party package includes cookie and cupcake decorating along with tea parties. Primas even offers balloon garlands and all the custom birhday dessert options to match your party theme!
The Paper Sack
The Paper Sack makes some of the most delicious chocolates you'll find in Memphis. Created in small batches, these candies melt in your mouth. Perfect for favors, bags can be customized based on the party theme or preferrance of the birthday kid!
KB's Treat Shop
From cake pops to hot cocoa bombs, KB's Treat Shop can sweeten any party! Perfect for a dessert-themed party, she's known for her gourmet chocolate covered strawberries. KB's Treat Shop is also the perfect place to pick up some custom-created favors -- ones that definitely won't be thrown away later!
Sweet Moon Cookies
You'll be over the moon when you order from Sweet Moon Cookies! Owned by local mama Yenny, Sweet Moon Cookies can accommodate ANY birthday party theme -- from Barbie to Peppa Pig to Bluey, there are themes for EVERY age! Check out her Instagram for her amazingly talented creations!
Cookies by Jess 901
Memphis Moms often uses Jess, so we can give Cookies by Jess 901 our "mom stamp of approval." Her cookies aren't only beautiful, they're tasty too! Just tell Cookies by Jess 901 what your party theme is, and she'll create cookies to match!
Tati's Sweet Treats
Tati's Sweet Treats is a favorite of Memphis Moms! Her individual "dirt" cups are the perfect ratio of sweet and creamy. From cookies to delectable bars to mini pies, she can create something for every party!
With a storefronts located in East Memphis and Crosstown and their mobile trucks popping up at events all over the city, it's hard to not know about iconic MemPops. Locally owned, this homemade (and delicious) popsicle shop is the perfect treat for kids of all ages. You can also purchase MemPops to be delivered via a special MemPop cooler, straight to your party!
Know what makes a party pop? Popcorn! Pop's Kernel, a locally owned gourmet popcorn shop, is poppin' up everywhere in Memphis. You can order from Pop's Kernel directly, or find them in multiple storefronts in Memphis. Pop's Kernel is partnering with Memphis Moms to sell a limited edition "Birthday" popcorn, too!
More Birthday BAKERS and more from A to Z
Amazing Glaze Donuts
Black Eyed Sue Bakery
Cakes & Catering by Nea
Cakes by Lydia
Candy Bar SVM
Crumbs + Flair
Flour & Filling
Flours in Bloom
For Goodness Bakes
Latin Soul Bakery
Lucy J's Bakery
Milk Dessert Bar
Miss Muffn Bakery
Shannon's Sweet Confections
Simran Garg -- teen baker!
Small Cakes Collierville
Sprinkly Sweets 901
Sugar Puddin' Cafe
Sweet Happy Cookies
Sweet Zone 901
The Autumn Pumpkin
The Bestest Bakery
Whimsy Cookie Company
What's a birthday party without a nugget tray from Chick-fil-A? But there's so much more! From cookie trays to nuggets to sandwich trays, let CFA handle your party food!
The newest mobile drink cart in town, Memphis Tap is the perfect addition to any party!
Memphis Tap is a Piaggio Ape, originally from Italy, that has been reconstructed into a mobile + tiny tap truck. The truck offers 5 taps & has a flash chiller system. It also offers two built in blue tooth speakers as well as an ice well for additional cold beverages! You can use Memphis Tap for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks!
Aldo's Pizza Pies
It wouldn't be a party without it being a pizza party! Aldo's Pizza Pies is the perfect addition to any birthday. Offering large family size pizzas, salads, garlic knots, and more, simply call one of their two locations to order.
You know what moms run on? Coffee. And guess what? There's a new mobile coffee truck in town, Cafe 127. Kristen, owner and also a mom, knows just how important it is to make birthday parties fun for not only the kids, but adults too. And HOW AWESOME would it be to show up at a party and see a coffee cart for all the parents? Plus Cafe 127 can make custom kid-friendly drinks too!
Bojangles Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits offers large family portions and catering -- making parties even easier and delicious. Select from boxes of fluffy biscuits, flavorful breaded chicken, mac n cheese, slaw, fries, and more. There's food to feed even a room full of tween and teens! They even sell gallon jugs of homemade sweet tea, unsweet tea, and lemonade.
Mom's Boards & Cups
Mom’s Boards and Cups was first launched in Virginia and has since relocated to the Memphis area! Local mom owned, Mom's Boards and Cups desires to create a charcuterie board that will wow both you and your guests. There's options for every budget and type of event -- boards as small as the individual lunchables to XL boards for bigger events! Plus they offer charcuterie cups for that grab and go opportunity!
More Birthday Party FOOD & DRINKS and more from A to Z
Bubbles & Brews Memphis
Chicks 'n Cheese
Feast & Graze
Graze 'n Tables
Grey's Fine Cheeses
Lenny's Grill & Subs
Memphis Mobile Bar (and Photo booth!)
Memphis Pizza Cafe