While the zoo doesn’t offer any specific birthday party deals, bringing your child and his or her friends to see the animals is always a sure-fire win. The price for children between four and twelve is $4.50 a person, and kids under three get in for free. Animals exhibits include selections from Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, and South America. Kids will love looking at the lions. For younger kids, stop by the Children’s Zoo to feed sheep and pet goats.
Since 1992, Kaizen Farm has provided “safe, supervised, beautiful ponies to your event and you only have to worry about taking enough photos.” For birthday parties, they will lead the ponies around your neighborhood or other designated area. The price is $125 for two ponies for forty-five minutes and $150 for an hour, with additional ponies at $40 a piece. If you prefer to visit the farm, you can throw a Barn Party. A two-hour barn party is $195 and creates a bit more ambiance and excitement than walking around a cul de sac might.
Deleta Skating has been a popular birthday attraction for over 70 years. For party-goers that prefer not to skate, they have an arcade, indoor playground, and laser tag. Deleta has two party rooms available, rented by the hour, and will also work with parents that want to rent the entire skating rink out. Deleta even provides a “Party Host” staff member to help organize and run the party for you. Can’t ask for much better service than that!
For kids with extra energy, Jump for Joy might be the perfect birthday party solution. Jump for Joy is Coeur d’Alene’s “only indoor bounce, party, and play center,” according to their website. For up to 15 kids, parents can throw a semi-private party, which includes open jump, a private party room for two hours, clean up, invitations, and paperware. For a slightly increased price, parents can throw a private party for up to 20 kids, which comes with everything the semi-private party has in addition to laser lights and a fog machine. Small parties, for up to eight kids, are cheaper but offer less time.
Wahooz Family Fun Center in Meridian, Idaho, is comprised of 17 attractions on eight acres. The attractions include Twister, Frog Hopper, Ballocity, Ropes Course, Clip ‘N Climb, Bumper Cars, XD Dark Ride, Laser Maze, Go-karts, Laser Tag, 24 bowling lanes, and more. Wahooz offers five unique birthday packages, each with access to different amounts of activities depending on the pricing tier. Each package automatically includes one hour of table time with a host or hostess, three slices of one topping pizza, unlimited soda during table time, a $5 game card, invitations, free bowling on a return visit, and a free gift for the birthday child.
Tumble Time Gymnastics offers many different gymnastic outlets, including ropes, tumbling mats, kid’s rock climbing, and more. They have two party options: the basic party and the deluxe party. The basic party is $220 for 14 children and $10 for each additional child. The party includes use of the entire facility for an hour and 45 minutes, with many additional options available as a la carte options. The deluxe party is $285 but includes pizza, bottled water, balloons, cupcakes, goodie bags, and party supplies. Each package comes with the option to add an inflatable for extra bouncing action.
Pojos is a family owned and operated amusement center located in Boise, Idaho. The facility has 22,000 square-feet and includes bumper cars, indoor carousel, and a soft play area, as well as a café. Pojos offers three unique birthday options, including a Carousel Party, Ultimate Party, and Extreme Party. Each of the three includes 90 minutes of reserved seating, a hostess to assist, and a dedicated table. The Carousel Party comes with one slice of pizza, refillable soft drinks, 15 game tokens, and two ride tickets for bumper cars or the carousel, with each subsequent party adding additional slices of pizza, game tokens, and ride tickets.
Bricknowlogy in Eagle, Idaho, is a Lego superstore located in Eagle, Idaho. Kids will enjoy the freedom that comes with a Lego party. According to their website, the party format consists of “everyone building together and bringing home their awesome set/creation.” Bricknowlogy will even give the birthday child a custom Lego piece to commemorate their special day. Make sure to allow for at least six weeks lead time, as Bricknowlogy fills up fast.
Laser Mania Family Fun Center is the only place to play laser tag in the Magic Valley area of Twin Falls, Idaho. Not only will kids enjoy the laser tag, but they’ll also enjoy the black light mini golf and wide array of arcade games. Birthday parties include setup and cleanup and come in multiple varieties. Each package includes passes to the attractions, arcane tokens, and table place settings, with differing amounts depending on your budget and party-type selection.
For artistic kids, a paint party might be just the ticket. Grape Van Gogh, with a location in Pocatello and another in Idaho Falls, brings the paint and drink trend to kids with their ages 4-15 private parties. Each party must have a minimum of 10 participants and costs $26 per child. The parties last for two hours and are led by an artist. Each kid will be given an 11x14 canvas to paint on, and parents are more than welcome to bring their own food, drinks, and cake to celebrate.