Knoxville Birthday Party Locations

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Birthdays are a big deal. Not just for your little ones, but for you too, Momma! After all, YOU brought that beautiful child of yours into this world, so why not slide an extra piece of cake onto that plate of yours? Celebrate too! Knoxville has a terrific list of venues to host your next birthday celebration, everything from farms to museums to a trampoline park. Prices vary widely depending upon how many children are in attendance so make sure to check with each venue to find out about detailed pricing.


Animals/FarmsPhoto courtesy of Pony Party

Do you have an animal or outdoor enthusiast in your household? One of these locations might just make the perfect birthday party venue! Whether it’s lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) at the Knoxville Zoo or your princess’ very own Pony Party, Knoxville has enough animal-friendly locations to take your kids on their very own safari!

Blue Point Stables

Circle G Ranch

Deep Well Farm

Friendly Farm

Ijams Nature Center

Knoxville Zoo

Little Ponderosa Zoo & Rescue

RiverView Family Farm

Sonny Brooke Stables

Pony Party


Arcades, Bowling, Laser Tag, Paintball and Putt-Putt

Birthdays are all fun and games, no really. ALL fun and games! So why not take the work out of planning that fun and those games and have your child’s birthday at one of these awesome locations? Whether it’s laser tag, putt-putt or paintball, your kid is going to be a classroom hit when they invite their friends!

Battlefield Knoxville – laser tag and video games

Chuck E. Cheese – games/arcade

Farragut Putt-Putt Golf & Games – putt-putt, batting cages and games/arcade

Gatti’s Pizza (multiple locations) – games/arcade

LaserQuest

Sir Goony’s – putt-putt, splash zone, paintball, and go-karts

Smoky Mountain Paintball

Strike & Spare Bowling (multiple locations)


Art

If you have a mini Jackson Pollock at home, you might want to consider one of these when choosing the perfect studio for your artist. Pottery. Check. Painting. Check. Eating glue sticks. Double check!

Cookies & Canvas

Imagination Forest

JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center

Liza Moz’ Pottery

My Spirited Art

Painting with a Twist

Unique Technique Painting Parties


Food and Cooking

Photos courtesy of The Remedy TreehouseAnd if you want to try to keep your kid away from eating glue sticks (see Art above), maybe cupcakes would be more your preference. And let’s face it, what mother wouldn’t be all about a chocolate factory or a cupcake house for their kid’s next birthday. Sign me up!

Menchie’s (multiple locations)

Rita’s Italian Ice

Schakolad Chocolate Factory

Scrumps Cupcakes

Sweet Frog

The Remedy Coffee Treehouse


Museums

Some kids just aren’t into all the action and adventure and prefer to have their nose in a book (can I get some pointers?). Maybe you should consider having their next birthday at one of Knoxville’s great museums.

American Museum of Science & Energy

Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge

The Muse


Parks

If you have a child that’s about to turn one or two, sometimes a park is just the most practical option. After all, they aren’t likely to remember ponies or skee-ball, but you will remember picking the perfect theme and your blank pavilion canvas to decorate as you see fit!  (Ahem, you’re welcome!)

Knoxville Parks and Recreation

Town of Farragut Pavilion Rentals

World’s Fair Park


Pools

Is there anything better than a pool party? (Maybe if said pool was filled with ice cream and chocolate syrup, but I digress.) If you are trying to decide where to have a birthday party, pools are always a safe bet for hours of fun, and you will thank yourself later when they crash and burn for bedtime.

Adaptive Center Pool (Indoor)

Allan Jones Aquatic Center at UT

Elmer Brine Pool (Indoor)

Rhea’s Diving

YMCA (Multiple locations)


Sports/Gymnastics/Dancing/Inflatables

If you have a Tasmanian devil at home, like me, this should be your go-to list for birthday party venues. Dancing, running, tumbling, bouncing, skating—Knoxville has so many great options for an active indoor birthday party. Just remember to invite me…I mean, us.

Photos courtesy of The Little Gym

Angela Floyd Schools

Backstage Dance Company

Bounce USA

Cool Sports Icearium

Gym Bugs

Heidi’s Musical Gym

Ice Chalet

Jump Jam Trampoline Park

Knoxville Ice Bears Hockey Game

Knoxville Twisters Cheer & Tumbling

Premier Athletics

Premier Martial Arts

Pump It Up

River Sports Outfitters Climbing Center

Skatetown

Tataru’s Gymnastics & Tumbling

The Little Gym

The Zone Sports Complex – inflatables and/or sports field party

UT Athletics

Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame


Other Fun Adventures

If you are looking for something a little different or a little more grand, consider renting a game truck from the convenience of your own home or having a boat party. No matter what you choose, your kid is going to love you for throwing “the best birthday ever.”

Big Love Bus

Bricks 4 Kidz Creativity Center

Build-a-Bear

GameTruck

Regal Cinemas

Smart Toys & Books

Three Rivers Rambler

Volunteer Princess Cruises


Do you have a favorite birthday party location we didn’t list?

Share with us in the comments!

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9 Responses to Knoxville Birthday Party Locations

  1. Christie Elkins November 12, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    So this is a GREAT list!!! Definitely holding on to it. That Remedy treehouse is awesome!

  2. Kristi C November 12, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    Bricks 4 Kidz in Franklin Square

  3. Rob November 12, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Wine and Canvas Knoxville has mobile painting classes for adults and children. The child-aged classes are called “Cookies and Canvas”.

  4. Amber November 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    love bus is super fun and different!!

  5. ceri y November 12, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

    Perhaps for those moms that think birthday parties are overrated (and expensive!) try having your children give back by serving alongside water angels, love kitchen or on Mondays at the UMC on Cherry Street. I think as a whole, the kids these days think we as parents owe them this huge elaborate party. But for a serving of humble pie, take your child out of that cookie cutter and let them serve the cake. Heck, take your child to a special breakfast (place of their choice), pick up a cake at Sam’s Club and head on down to the underpass near the mission. Serve cake to people who otherwise wouldn’t get cake. Make lasting memories that don’t require much planning or cost.

  6. Caitland
    Caitland November 13, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for the replies everyone! Ceri, maybe I will turn your idea into an entirely new blog post. I actually already have some great ideas for it.

    • ceri y November 17, 2014 at 2:35 am #

      That sounds wonderful Caitlan. It’s on my list of things to write about as well.

  7. Robyn November 14, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

    Halls Cinema 7 us a great option as well. There’s a party room and a movie w popcorn and drink are all included!

  8. Amanda October 7, 2015 at 6:34 am #

    Fort Imagination in Bearden is AMAZING! The venue is beautiful and creative and they have tons of themes and offer packages that include decor so you don’t have to spend a fortune on decorations! They’ll do all of the work for you so you simply arrive and enjoy your party! It’s by far the BEST party we’ve ever done!!

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