Are you planning a birthday party in Columbia, SC? Maybe you’re looking for birthday party places in Columbia or maybe you’re looking for birthday entertainment that will come to you. If you’re planning a kid birthday party in Columbia, SC, you’ve come to the right place! Below you’ll find a huge list of birthday party venues in Columbia that you can view by category.
Plan the Perfect Birthday Party in Columbia, SC
Looking for a specific theme or type of venue for your child’s next birthday party? Sort this huge list of Columbia, SC venues that offer birthday parties for kids and teens by category. We have parties with bowling, skating, animals, trampolines, sports, mini-golf, and so much more.
Just select the category button in the orange box below that interests you.
Want a “no-work for you” party where the venue handles all the setting up and cleaning after your party? You’ll find packages including all the food, cake, and activities, or parties including just a few things where you can customize what you need for your party.
Looking for a picnic shelter or park facility to rent for a birthday party in Columbia, SC? We compiled a list of shelters to rent for parties in Columbia. These shelters are often very affordable birthday party options.
Just want to rent a bounce house? If you’re having a backyard party, a bounce house can be a great option for entertainment. Check out this list of places to rent bounce houses in Columbia, SC.
Columbia Birthday Parties by Category
- Animal Birthday Parties in Columbia, SC
- Art Birthday Parties in Columbia
- Bounce House Birthday Parties in Columbia, SC
- Bowling Parties in Columbia
- Cooking Parties in Columbia, SC
- Gymnastics Party in Columbia, SC
- Nerf Birthday Parties in Columbia
- Play Venue Parties in Columbia, SC
- Rentals and Entertainers for Parties in Columbia, SC
- Skating Parties in Columbia, SC
- Sports Parties in Columbia
- Trampoline Park Birthday Parties in Columbia, SC
Kelly's Gymnastics Birthday Parties
108 Park Road, Lexington, SC
Parties are offered for kids ages 2 to 14 years old, with equipment like air ball, air tumble track, and air fit and fun wheel. Parties are led by staff and structured.
Balloon arrangements, arches, and more all delivered to your party location.
Chuck E. Cheese offers a place for kids to play arcade games, play space, pizza, and more.
Birthday Parties: Party packages include pizza and drinks, add-ons available including cake.
This bowling alley offers open play rates, shoe rentals, and Rock-N-Glow bowling Friday and Saturday evenings.
Birthday Parties: Anchor Lanes has several customizable parties for kids, teens, and even adults. Parties include bowling and shoe rental, plus various options for food packages, party host, photographs and more!
Palmetto Mobile Arcade
Bring the fun to you with a mobile video game truck, flex video game, and nerf battlefields.
Once Upon a Princess
Once Upon a Princess has both princess characters and adventure characters that will visit your child’s birthday party. There are a variety of packages that include length of visit, plus options for sing-alongs, makeovers, stories, games, and more.
Once Upon a Princess serves Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Blythewood, Rock Hill, Camden, and Aiken.
Classes: Martial Arts classes for all ages, also self-defense classes for teens and adults.
Birthday Parties: BGR8 Martial Arts parties include games and a mini-lesson, cake cutting with a real sword, time to open gifts, and a group photo.
Weekly cooking classes for preschool age through teens. Master Chef advanced classes are available for teens.
Birthday Parties: Flour Power has several birthday options that include treats and cooking instructions. They offer parties for a variety of ages, including one, especially for tweens and teens.
Summer Camps (and school breaks): Cooking camps when school is out for kids. Learn new skills through cooking.
Kids Night Out: Cooking classes and activities for kids on Friday nights, perfect for parents to plan a date night.
Flight Adventure Park in Irmo has tons of ways for families to have fun, including trampolines, bounce houses, an arcade, and even an ice skating rink.
Birthday Parties: Flight Adventure Park in Irmo offers trampoline parties, bounce house parties, and ice-skating parties. Various packages are available and they can be customized with options for pizza, beverages, and more.
Have a minor league baseball birthday party with the Columbia Fireflies. The package is for 12 people and includes tickets, hotdogs, drinks, Fireflies hats, birthday cake, autographed baseball, and a Fireflies batting helmet for the birthday child.
Classes: Lake Murray Gymnastics offers gymnastics classes for all ages of children, from just walking through the 12th grade. Classes are offered during the school year and summer. They also offer Ninja, Cheer, and a parent’s night out program.
Birthday Parties: Lake Murray Gymnastics offers birthday parties that include one hour of time in the gym with balance, foam pits, trampolines, and more, plus 30 minutes in the party area.
Summer Camps: Lake Murray Gymnastics offers summer camps for preschoolers to school-age where campers will train in small groups and practice gymnastic skills. Kids will also participate in arts & crafts, games, and strength training.
Parent’s Night Out: Ages 4 and up on Friday nights from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. Register in advance.
116 S. Lake Court, Lexington, SC
Birthday party options at Empire Gymnastics include a bounce house, trampoline, foam pits, ninja course, and even nerf battle options.
Escapology offers private escape room adventures so you’ll never be solving your puzzles with a stranger. Just get your group together and book one of their 12 rooms, which are family-friendly. No jump scares, everything is PG. They also offer large group team building for groups as large as 180.
Birthday Parties: Book a birthday party or private event at Escapology. Call to discuss available options.
Three Fountains Recreation
2724 Emanuel Church Road, West Columbia, SC
Throw a party at Three Fountains Recreation and your guests will enjoy unlimited skating and mini-golf, plus options to include pizza, soda and ice cream.
They also offer open skate sessions Friday through Sunday, including evening hours. Prices range from $6 – $8 depending on the day.
Have a guided wagon ride through Eudora Farms safari complete with a tour guide! Decorate picnic tables and bring your own food.
- Minimum of 10 people
- Option for half-price pony rides
- Unlimited time exploring the walkable exhibits
DIY projects, classes for adults, kids, and families to complete projects together.
Birthday Parties: Parties for ages 6 and up that include all materials, prep, and clean-up. There are a wide variety of crafts t choose from and everyone goes home with the project they have made.
Summer Camp: 4 day summer camps for kids 7 to 14 from 9:30 am to 12 pm. Each week is a different project and crafting focus. Complete projects like tie-dye, string art, pillows, dream catchers, and more.
West Columbia, SC
Nerf Commander is a mobile nerf with pop-up bunkers, motorized nerf blasters, protective eyewear, and more. There’s a wide variety of packages to fit the number of players and desired accessories. Nerf Commander operates in Lexington County and Richland County.
912 Lady Street, The Vista, Columbia, SC
Bring the kids any time Studio Cellar is open for “Freestyle at the Paintbar.” Just pick a package option and get painting.
Classes: Instructor-led family classes on the weekends!
Birthday Parties: Bring decorations and food, and celebrate while painting at Studio Cellar. There are paint package options to choose from, and you also have the option of selecting a private party when the venue is closed, or a separate party area while the venue is open.
Face painting, henna, and balloon art options for private parties at your location.
Serves Columbia, Blythwood, and Lexington, SC
AMF Columbia Lanes
1732 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC
Bowling party packages have parties that range from 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Soma packages include pizza, ice cream, and more.
Classes: Legacy Martial Arts offers classes for young children beginning at age 4, all the way through teens and adults.
Birthday Parties: Legacy Martial Arts birthday parties are fun for all kids, whether they have marital arts experience or not. Parties include some basic instruction as well as activities and all set-up and clean-up.
Summer Camp: Legacy Martial Arts offers a Summer Camp for kids with fun and active educational activities of all kinds.
After School Program: Legacy Martial Arts offers an after school program that provides a positive place for kids to spend time after school.
579 St. Andrews Road, Irmo, SC
494-4 Town Center Place, Columbia, SC
2627-B Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC
Laugh 'N Leap Amusements
3125 Bluff Road, Columbia, SC
Rent bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses, rides and games and much more to bring to your party location.
Surge Adventure Park offers all sorts of adventure for kids and families including trampolines, a high ropes course, ninja obstacles, and even arcade games.
Birthday Parties: Surge Adventure Park offers trampoline park parties that range in size from 10 to 25 jumpers. Parties include 2 hours of jump time, 2 hosts, a t-shirt for the birthday child, and more.
Columbia Marionette Theatre offers family-friendly puppet shows for kids and families.
Birthday Parties: Parties at Columbia Marionette Theatre include an hour in a themed party room, a gift for the birthday child, and admission to the puppet show.
Add face painting or balloon art to your birthday celebration! Artists come to your party location.
Facilities to Rent for Birthday Parties in Columbia, SC
Need to rent a facility to host your child’s birthday party? Below is a list of parks that have shelter and rental facilities, including premium facilities for large (and extra-large) gatherings.
Picnic Shelters for Rent Near Columbia, SC
- Pinewood Lake Park– Offers three picnic shelters for rent. With half-day and full-day rental availability. Half-day rental fees range from $50 to $100, while full-day rental fees range from $75 to $125. The picnic shelters are currently not available for rent.
- Cayce Riverwalk– Offers covered picnic shelters and a pavilion available for rent. Please contact City Hall at 803.550.9520 to reserve.
- Leo’s Landing Inclusive Playground– Offers rental for several picnic areas. This park offers inclusive play equipment.
- Saluda Shoals Park– Offers shelter rental with 8 different shelters to choose from. Shelters are large and have lights, fans, and grills to utilize.
- Sesquicentennial State Park– Offers three picnic shelter rentals. Other picnic tables around the park are considered first-come, first-serve.
These facilities are available to rent for birthday parties, business events, banquets, and other small events. Renters must be 21 or older. Facilities are indoors and can be booked for blocks of time with ranges in the fee. Read through the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation guidelines before applying to rent a facility.
- St. Anna’s Park
- Edisto Discovery Park
- Emily Douglas Park
- Hampton Park
- Heathwood Park
- Mays Park
- Melrose Park
- Arsenal Hill Park
- Pacific Park
- Sims Park
All rental reservations must be made in person at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Administration Office between 8:30 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Premium rental facilities offer large rental spaces (sometimes over 1000 people). If you are having an extra-large birthday gathering, these facilities are available for rent.
- Coble Plaza
- Earlewood Park
- Eau Claire Print Building
- Ensor Keenan House (under renovation)
- Finlay Park
- Riverfront Park
Please read over the Columbia Parks and Recreation website’s other rules for information about rentals, deposits, cancellations, and all the rules before renting a facility.
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