Ultimate Guide to Birthday Party Planning for Kids in Springfield

Your Guide to Planning the BEST Children's Party in Springfield MO!

By Janel Plunkard, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Springfield MO July 13, 2023

Planning an upcoming children's birthday party in Springfield, Missouri? 

Get ready to embark on an adventure filled with laughter, balloons, and cake, as we unveil the ultimate guide to kids' birthday party planning in our vibrant Springfield community. If you're a parent or caregiver looking to create unforgettable memories, this article is your golden ticket to a celebration extravaganza. From delightful venues and mind-blowing themes to exciting activities and scrumptious treats, we've got everything you need to throw the bash of the year. So, put on your party hats and let's dive headfirst into the wonderful world of kids' birthdays in the heart of Springfield! We know it can be stressful - we want you to have fun! We've put together all of the information and resources you'll need!

Nana's Play Place
3550 North Glenstone Suite K 
Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 379-2396 | Facebook

Ideal Age Range: Under 8

Nana's Play Place is the perfect location to host your child's birthday, a family reunion, a Mom's play group, or any event where kids will want to play. 

Nana's venue includes a choice of two large party rooms. In addition, our playground includes gross motor activities, fine motor activities, sensory play and imaginative play. 

With over 8,000 square feet of play space, Nana's is built to keep kids entertained and engaged! 

Click HERE for package options & to book your party at Nana's Play Place

Where The Wild Things Play
5557 N 21st St, Ste 4
Ozark, MO 65721

(417) 470-1417
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Ideal Age Range: 9 and under

Make unforgettable memories for your Wild Thing!
With multiple party options to choose from, your child will have an amazing birthday party!
Enjoy access to the private party room and creative, modern play spaces that encourage imaginative play.
Upgrade your party package to include a theme and decorations!
Parties at Where The Wild Things Play include a complimentary one-month membership for the birthday child.

Click HERE for package options & to book your party at Where The Wild Things Play

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AR Workshop
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Ideal Age Range: 6 - 16

Let us help you craft your kid's perfect birthday party at AR Workshop! 

From set up to clean up -- and all the DIY fun in between -- we've got this celebration on cruise-control. Simply bring the guests and we'll handle the rest!

Bill's Xtreme Adventure Paintball & Laser Tag
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Ideal Age Range: 7+ for laser tag

Come to us and play Laser Tag at our outdoor tactical facility in Marionville and use our pavilion to celebrate after the games are over.  
We can also come to you with bunkers to hide behind that we can set up in your yard, your local community center, or church.
We also offer a video game trailer that we can bring to you that will accommodate 20 players at a time.
If paintball or battle bows is more your speed we offer private only packages for everything we offer.   

Republic Warrior Sports
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Ideal Age Range: 3+

We have a blast with birthday parties and would love to host your little or Big ninja warrior’s party!
We have hosted over 2,000 parties and have great testimonials from parents and of course the kids!

Dickerson Park Zoo
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Ideal Age Range: 3+

Celebrating your child’s birthday? Have some fabZOOlous fun and schedule a birthday party with Dickerson Park Zoo.
This hour and a half long experience allows kids to meet up to three ambassador animals and participate in a zoo-themed craft.
The venue comes fully decorated, with no clean-up required on your end.
Snacks and drinks are welcome, but not provided.
Call Dickerson Park Zoo at 417-833-1570 to schedule today.
Pro Tip: book well in advance of your child’s birthday; party times fill quickly.

Urban Air Adventure Park
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Ideal Age Range: 5+

The Ultimate Indoor Adventure Park where kids of all ages (and kids at heart) can explore thrilling attractions, challenge their body and mind, and most importantly…have a blast!
Urban Air is the ultimate indoor adventure park and a destination for family fun.
Our park features attractions perfect for all ages and offer the perfect destination for unforgettable kids’ birthday parties, exciting special events and family fun.

Yard Love 417
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At Yard Love 417 we believe that special moments in life should be celebrated!
We can help you celebrate moments with a large customizable yard sign for anyone and for any age! Book your sign today!

Ozark Valley Glamping
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Ideal Age Range: 5+

We provide luxurious indoor and outdoor mobile glamping slumber parties.
From posh picnics to magical movie nights, we have you covered for a fun and memorable time!

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Party Venues in Springfield, Missouri

Alamo Drafthouse
Andy B's
AR Workshop
Artistree Pottery
Bricks & Minifigs
Buff City Soap
Chesterfield Family & Indoor Aquatic Center
CiCi's Pizza Game Room
Dickerson Park Zoo
Discovery Center Springfield
Doling Park Family & Indoor Aquatic Center
Dynamics Gymnastics
Enterprise Park Lanes
Firehouse Pottery
Incredible Pizza
Jordan Valley Ice Park
Jump Mania
Lake Springfield Park & Boathouse
NaNa's Play Place
Pat Jones YMCA
Rutledge Wilson Farm Park
Springfield Botanical Gardens
Springfield Gymnastics & Aquatics
Springfield Little Theatre
Springfield Skateland
Springfield Warrior Sports
The Jungle Gym
The War Zone
Urban Air Adventure Park
Village Meeple Board Game Cafe
Wonders of Wildlife
Zenith Climbing Center

Party Venues in Surrounding Communities

All-Star Gymnastics, Nixa
Art Zone, Nixa
City of Battlefield Community Room, Battlefield
Bill's Extreme Paintball & Laser Tag, Marionville
Century Lanes, Nixa
Fritz's Adventure, Branson
Gold Medal Gyms, Republic
Nixa Community Center, Nixa
Ozark Community Center, Ozark
Republic Community Center, Republic
Republic Warrior Sports, Republic
Village Pottery Cafe, Republic
Where The Wild Things Play, Ozark
WonderWorks, Branson


Princesses of the 417

Face Painting
Julie's Face and Body Art

Beautiful & BOLD Sleepover Parties
Ozark Valley Glamping


Monkey Business Events
Jumping Jacks Event Rentals


Dena the Balloon Lady
Dreamy & Darling Creations
Pop In Color Balloon Designs

Yard Signs
Card My Yard Springfield
Sign Gypsies
Yard Love 417

Cakes & Cupcakes

Brunch Box (formerly Whipped Cream & Other Delights)
Charity Fent Cake Design
Sensitively Sweet
Sugar Lumps Bakery
The Urban Cup
Tina's Sweet Tooth
417 Jazzy Cakes

Sweet Treats
Sweet Style Cookie Kitchen
Hurt's Donuts
Julie's Cookie Jar
Kona Ice
NoBaked Cookie Dough
Pineapple Whip
Savory Sweets by Lauren
Shelby's Strawberries
Sno Ballz 

Party Snack Hacks

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