Hosting your child’s birthday party at home isn’t always possible or practical. And frankly, it can be a lot of work. Instead, why not book a party venue that hosts, plans, and cleans up for you? But first, you have to find a venue with a party package that match the current interests of the birthday tyke.
Luckily for us, Toronto has no shortage of great places and packages for any interest. Here are ten options in the West End. This list will keep us going for a few more solar revolutions, at least!
Whirly ball! We love whirly ball, played on the always-fun bumper cars. But there’s more than that at The eZone: you can also choose from the Sports Court with dodgeball or ball hockey, as well as awesome arcade games. This is a super active party that will burn off steam and make for great memories.120 N. Queen St., Etobicoke
Love to groove? Then Charb Arts is the place for the birthday kid. Parties include both a facilitated dancing activity as well as an art project. It all takes place in the fully equipped dance and art studio, and there are plenty of festive add-ons available.238 Dundas St. W., Suite 111, Toronto
If the kids just love to dabble in the kitchen, Le Dolci is the place to be. Offering both a cupcake decorating and a pizza-making party, the junior chefs will get their share of mixing and creating—as well as the delicious taste-testing.12 Sousa Mendes St., Toronto
Kids adore painting ceramics, and we admit to a certain fondness for choosing the items, colours, and patterns and seeing how it all turns out. Plus, it really appeals to their creative sides. Make it a themed party at Crock-a-Doodle Etobicoke (or choose from 10 other GTA locations) by painting ice cream bowls and serving the frozen goodness as a party treat! It’s all a bit messy and a whole lot of fun.3422 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke
This maker space is all about experiential learning in the STEM fields. At MakerKids, you can choose from a party that focuses on robotics, coding, or Minecraft and watch as the kids’ skills spark, making connections and delving deep into the world of gaming, coding and more. Cue the robot wars!2451 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Art Works has so many options for wonderfully artistic parties. Younger kids can dabble in making costumes or plasticine dioramas. As the guests get older, there is silk screening, sculpture, mask making, and so much more. We also love the huge range in loot bags available for purchase at a variety of price points.238 Jane St., Toronto
Two words: roller rink! Kids will have an absolute blast discovering (or re-discovering) inline skating at RINX. And, depending on the package selected, parties can also include activities like laser tag, photo booth, and mini-golf.65 Orfus Rd., Toronto
Rooks to Cooks
If your kids are budding culinary visionaries, why not have a cooking party with two professional chefs from Rooks to Cooks. Learn to make pie, doughnuts, butter tarts, pizza, lollipops, or sushi. Everything from ingredients and clean-up is taken care of for you, meaning there is literally no muss, no fuss for you!680 Annette St., Toronto 1-833-243-3862
Happy Kingdom Playground
A fun indoor playground and arcade, Happy Kingdom Playground has lots of fun birthday party packages that include everything from pizza and balloons, to game tokens and invitations. With more than 100 arcade games, simulators, and much more to keep the little ones entertained.1980 St Clair Ave W, Toronto 416-769-7272
Toronto West End YMCA
For some good old fashion fun, why not head to the Toronto West End YMCA where your kids can play on the three-level play structure, play a game of soccer or baseball, or even do a craft or play some board games. There is an adjacent room where you can serve cake, and also open up gifts.931 College Street, Toronto 416-536-9622