- May 21, 2014

2014 Birthday Party Discount Guide

One of the questions we hear most frequently is: “Where is the best place to have a birthday party for my child?” With such a variety of local options available — at such a wide range of prices — it can be difficult to know where to begin. We’ve partnered with Live Mom and R We There Yet Mom? to bring you the 2014 Birthday Party Discount Guide. We hope this will help to ease the burden of planning the perfect party, while helping save a little time and money along the way.

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Birthday Party Discounts:

Mention this guide when booking a party to receive any of the discounts highlighted below! Discounts are good through December 31, 2014.

The Art Garage 

The Art Garage is the perfect place to celebrate! We provide a positive and engaging experience in a space that’s already decorated and stocked with awesome art projects. Your party is led by caring and professional artists who are happy to help every step of the way. Art party options include canvas painting, jewelry making, mosaics, tie-dye, glass fusion and paint-your-own pottery. There’s a project for artists of all ages to celebrate with!

Parties include:

  • All instruction and materials to complete your chosen project
  • 2 hours in a private party room with comfortable seating for 12 – 30 artists
  • Personal instructor/attendant
  • Personalized birthday sign
  • Additional art project for your guests as they arrive
  • Special gift from The Art Garage

Call to reserve you day and time. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Cost: $50 reservation fee, plus cost per person/per project at $12-20 each; minimum 12 participants, max 30
Location: 11190 Circle Drive Suite 202-4, Austin TX, 78736
Phone: 512-852-9900
Website: www.theartgarageAustin.com
Discount: $25 off the reservation fee when you mention this guide.

 Ashley’s Playhouse

Ashley’s Playhouse is a drop-in childcare center for children ages 6 weeks-12 years old. Our magical facility complete with a two-story treehouse, acting stage, cinema room and outdoor play area is perfect for your next birthday party!

Birthday parties are available on Sundays in two-hour blocks of time for a flat rate of $250 (limit 30 kids). Additional time can be added at $50 per half hour. Birthday Parties include two hours of full access to the facility, two caregivers to assist before, during and after the event and a gift bag for the birthday child!

Ashley’s Playhouse partners with Double Dave’s Pizza so you can order pizza at our special rate and have it added to your bill or bring your own food/snacks. In addition, you are welcome to bring your own birthday cake. We will help with serving as well as take care of all the clean-up!

To reserve your date/time, we require a $100 non-refundable deposit. This amount will be applied to your total the day of the party. Dates are first come first serve so reserve your spot now by calling, stopping by or emailing us at [email protected]

Location: 13343 N Hwy 183, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78750
Cost: $250 for two-hour block of time (additional time may be added at $50 per half hour)
Phone: 512-872-2755
Website: www.AshleysPlayhouseAustin.com
Discount: Pizza and drinks included for up to 20 kids!!

Austin Aquarium

VIP Children’s Birthday Parties at the Austin Aquarium include:
• Admission to the Aquarium for each guest
• Reserved party table within the aquarium for 90 minutes
• Educator to host your party
• Educational interactive tour
• Shark, fish, or bird food for the birthday child
• Goody bag for each child in the party
• Birthday party packages for 10 or 20 people (more if member of Austin Aquarium)
Outside food, cake, decorations may be brought in for birthday parties.

Our facility features thousands of species! We have reptiles, warm and cold water fish, various exotic birds, and so much more! Among the exhibits, you can experience:
• Sharks, Stingrays
• Corals, and other invertebrates
• Lorikeets, Toucans and Macaws
• Tropical Fish, and Cold water fish including dozens of species of rockfish and flatfish
• Rain Forest Area, including exotic reptiles and amphibians

Cost: Regular Price $180 for 10 non-member adult of child guests.
Location: Austin Aquarium, 13530 N. Hwy 183, Suite 101, Austin, TX 78750
Phone: 512-222-5586
Website: www.austinaquarium.com/activities-events/birthday-parties/
Discount: Check website for current specials of $25 or more in savings.

Austin Moonwalks

Austin Moonwalks is the reliable choice in Central Texas for moonwalks, water slides, carnival games and more. With over fifteen years in business, Austin Moonwalks has become a leader in providing a fun and safe experience for backyard birthday parties. The company offers entertainment options for toddlers up to teens. Call for more information.

Location: 1102 S. Industrial Blvd. Suite B, Round Rock, TX 78681
Cost: Rental Rate $334.00
Phone: 512-585-5867
Website: http://www.austinmoonwalks.com
Discount: 10% discount off a rental that includes a water slide and concession machine (snow cone or cotton candy) = $33.40 (Coupon Price: $300.60)

Freedom Mobile Entertainment

Freedom Mobile Entertainment delivers excitement to your doorstep. We believe in engaging imagination through active, healthy and mobile games that are extremely exciting. We specialize in mobile laser tag, archery tag, outdoor movies, water tag and more. We have affordable and low stress packages that give you the freedom to keep for longer periods of time or even overnight! Let us customize you a mobile party that your guests will never forget.

Mobile Entertainment Options:

  • Laser Tag packages from beginner to expert that are friendly on your wallet. Coached, drop-off, & overnight packages available
  • Archery Tag packages that are suitable and safe for ages 11 & up / Archery Hoverball Shooting Range for ages 6 & up
  • Outdoor Movie Screen systems that are high quality and budget friendly. Staffed and overnight packages available!
  • Foam Dance Party packages that are an absolute blast and great for all ages!
  • Water Tag packages that are great add-ons to laser tag and archery tag or stand alone

We serve Austin and surrounding areas. We are fully insured and our equipment is cleaned and sanitized before every event. Call today to reserve your perfect party package. Call today and let us bring the fun to you!

Location: 15122 Honeycomb Drive, Leander TX, 78641
Cost: Mobile laser tag starting at $199; Archery Tag starting at $299; Outdoor movies starting at $279
Phone: 512-981-5557
Website: http://freedompartyrentals.com
Discount: Free concession (popcorn, cotton candy or sno-cone machine) valued up to $75 with purchase of mobile laser tag or outdoor movie party.

 Game Plan Entertainment

Game Plan Entertainment is Austin’s only private arcade and events facility! With over 4,000 square feet of arcade space, we have all your favorite Classic Arcade games, skeeball, basketball, air hockey, ping pong, and more, all set to free-play. Plus, we have retro consoles and even the latest gaming consoles, such as the Xbox One, PS4, and WiiU with all of the best games. We provide fun and entertainment for all ages when you have a party or celebration at Game Plan! Call us today to schedule your free tour to see what makes this Austin’s best birthday party destination.

Location: 4175 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100; Austin, TX 78744
Cost: Parties starting at $299 for a 2 hour party with 15 game players
Phone: 512- 588-9428
Website:  www.GamePlanEnt.com
Discount: $50 off a weekday party (Monday-Thursday).

Little Gym

Join us at The Little Gyms of Austin at Lakeline and Round Rock for what Parents Magazine rated the #1 place to host a child’s birthday party! Our awesome party package is available to both members and non-members, and is a great way to introduce your friends to some serious fun! Practically all inclusive, our standard birthday party package includes a team member and assistant to lead the fun, set-up and clean up, all the paper goods (napkins, plates, etc.), 16 guests (with the option to add up to 9 additional), drinks for each guest, a opportunity for a gift registry, a TLG shirt for the birthday child, and a TLG evite upon request! In addition to the standard party package, goody bags are available for guests as well at an additional charge. If your birthday boy or girl also happens to love Dora or Diego, we’ve got you covered, with Diego and Dora themed birthday bashes with specialized adventures and activities, sure to make this the best birthday yet!


The Little Gym of Round Rock
3203 S. Interstate 35, Ste. 590
Round Rock, TX 78664

The Little Gym of Austin at Lakeline
14010 N. Hwy 183, Ste. 445
Austin, TX 78717
Discount: $25 off any package!

The Little Yoga House

We are the first and only kids & family only yoga studio in Austin! We offer a variety of classes for kids of all ages as well as family yoga, pre/postnatal yoga, camps, our unique approach to preschool/mothers-day-out program, and specialty yoga birthday parties! Our yoga parties range from Simply Yoga where we provide a themed yoga adventure pizza and juice, to Everything Yoga where you provide the guest list and theme and we do the rest (i.e. invitations, decorations, cake etc.)! We have a list of amazing specialty parties to chose from including a Spa Yoga Party, Paint a Yoga Mat Party, Glow-in-the-dark Yoga Party and more! We also offer a variety of a la carte items such as a photo booth, yoga inspired party favors, henna tattoos, coffee for adults and many more! We are located conveniently in the heart of the city just north of downtown in the lovely Clarksville neighborhood.

Location: 1211 Parkway, Austin, TX 78703
Cost: Please see website as costs vary
Phone: 512-861-5639
Website: www.thelittleyogahouse.com
Discount: $25 off.

Races2U Slot Car Racing

Digital Slot Car Racing is fun and exciting entertainment for all ages. Rent one or more of our slot car tracks for Birthday Parties, Bar Mitzvahs , Car Shows, Corporate Events, Fundraisers, Team Building, or Trade Show Booth. Our mobile slot car tracks can be setup virtually anywhere, indoors or out! Races2U® is an excellent fundraising option for Schools, Churches, Scouting, and other organizations. With mobile tracks in Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, and Texas, we can easily travel anywhere in the US. You can also visit our retail location in Austin, Texas. Races2U®-small cars, BIG FUN!

Location: 13945 N. US 183, Austin, TX 78613
Cost: Normally $299 ($274.99 with discount)
Phone: 512-761-RACE (7223)
Website: www.races2u.com
Discount: $25 off any party package of $299 or more.

Austin Sports Center

The Austin Sports Centers are state of the art facilities with over 20,000 square feet to rent for Sporting Events, Special Events, Birthday Parties, Meetings, SAQ Fitness, and Private Lessons. ASC is home to the Austin Junior Volleyball club, a non-profit youth organization founded in 1984 and has steadily grown over the years to include 35 teams of all levels ranging from 10 year olds to 18 year olds. The Teams participate extensively throughout Texas and in other tournaments around the country from late November through early July.


  • South Austin – 425 Woodward St., Austin, TX 78704
  • Cedar Park – 1420 Toro Grande Blvd., Cedar Park, TX 78613

Cost: $100/hour for birthday parties
Phone: 512-220-6936
Website: www.AustinSportsCenter.com
Discount: $50 off entire party.

Heartsong Music

Move, groove, sing, and play with a musical party at Heartsong Music! Music brings people together and what better reason to come together than your child’s birthday! Heartsong Music’s parties are fun, educational, and engaging for children from birth through age 7. The two-hour party includes use of Heartsong’s entire studio where attendees can make crafts, have an ongoing jam session, and enjoy refreshments that you provide. It will also include a 45-minute Music Together® class where parents and their children will sing, dance, and have a blast playing with musical props and instruments. Your child’s special day will be celebrated with music and will be lively, entertaining, and memorable for all who attend!

Location: 2700 West Anderson Lane, Ste. 320, Austin, TX 78757
Cost: $350 for a two-hour party for registered families and $375 for non-registered families
Phone: 512-371-9506
Website: www.HeartsongMusic.net
Discount: $25 off the Birthday Party Fee and a musical instrument for the birthday child. 

Safari Champ

Safari Champ is an indoor kid’s entertainment center. We offer Group admission rates, Drop-off services, birthday parties, camps, and much more.

Location: 1400 E Old Settlers Blvd. Round Rock, TX 78664
Cost: Range of $140 – $330
Phone: 512-828-0000
Website: www.safarichamp.com
Discount: $20 off any birthday package.

More Party Ideas and Ways to Save:

Magic Camp
If you’re looking for ways to avoid having the party at your home, Fantastic Magic Camp offers parents the option of hosting a party for 30 or more children in their Fantastic Magic Camp location at Highland Mall for only $50 (magician fees are additional). For more info call 512-850-4677.

Summer Splash Pads and Pools
If you’re celebrating your birthday during the summer months, the local splash pads and pools are also a great way to have an inexpensive party. Check out Free Fun In Austin’s 2014 roundup of locations to cool down in the water:

Austin-area Parks and Recreation Centers
We all know that there’s nothing as easy and successful as a party in the local park — assuming the weather cooperates.  With the links below, you can start browsing info for all parks in your area (and find details about facilities such as covered areas, grills, etc.).

Do you have a business that you would like to list in the 2014 Birthday Party Discount Guide? It’s not too late to offer a discount to thousands of readers in the greater Austin area. Email: [email protected] or call 512-587-3177 for more information.