Party Guide for Kalamazoo and Beyond

Planning a birthday party can be quite a task – thankfully, we’re here to help.

Whether you are looking for a place to host (and clean up!) your party, throw an active themed party, or maybe even have a princess or superhero visit, we have you covered. We hope you’ll love using our Kalamazoo Birthday Party Planning Guide to find the perfect way to celebrate your child’s special day.

Our guide covers local birthday venues, entertainers and suppliers – everything you’ll need to make the celebration a smashing success.

We’ve also included an extensive list of indoor and outdoor party venues you can rent for your next group occasion. Scroll down to the bottom of the article for links and descriptions.

Sponsor listings are posted at the top. We thank them for their support of KZOOKIDS.

Places and Services for your Kalamazoo Birthday Party

Branch Gymnastics & KidsSports USA

Branch Gymnastics & KidsSports USA

To experience “the best birthday party ever”, look no further than Branch Gymnastics & KidsSports USA. A Branch Gymnastics birthday party is a fun and unique way for any child to celebrate their special day with friends and family! Each child will have the opportunity to experience a variety of favorite gym activities including the trampolines, foam pits, bars and balance beams, obstacle courses, ropes, bounce house and much more!

Branch provides three party package options to fit the needs of each family. Our Gold party includes everything needed for a birthday celebration… just bring the guests and let us handle all the details!

Our Gold package includes one hour of gymnastics and one hour of party room time, pizza, juice, cupcakes, birthday paper products, goodie bags, invitations and a special T-shirt for the birthday child. Branch’s birthday attendants will handle set up, organizing and recording any gifts received, clean up and more!

The gymnastics portion of the party is designed to cater to the age and ability of your guests, with tons of smiles along the way. All party packages include 10 children, including the birthday child. To increase your party’s participants, additional guests and refreshments can be added.

“We celebrated my daughters 8th birthday at Branch and it was awesome! She had 10 friends/family of various ages from 3-8 years old, both boys and girls, and everyone had a great time. The staff were extremely helpful and did everything for me including serving pizza, drinks, cake, opening and organizing presents, and leading the kids through various activities in the gym. It was just the right amount of time, and was so easy. Branch even provided the decorations and paper products! All I brought was the birthday girl and a camera. I would definitely do this again and recommend for any parents that wants a fun filled, one-stop-shop birthday!”

Erin, Branch Gymnastics Customer

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Battle Creek Location | 393 Helmer Road North, Battle Creek, MI 49037 | 269-963-4770
Kalamazoo Location | 6712 Financial Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 | 269-544-3000
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Branch Gymnastics & KidsSports USA
Allegan Event

Allegan Event

Looking for a fun or unique idea for your next party or celebration? Allegan Event is Michigan’s largest indoor ropes course and offers plenty of room for celebrations and groups, as well as endless adventurous activities for guests of all ages to explore, get active, and make lasting memories. Allegan Event offers customizable party packages to fit your needs. Party packages include a birthday party shirt, choose your own music playlist, reserved party space and host, personalized Megatron screen, disposable tableware and napkins, and access to the attractions of your choice. We plan, you party. It’s that simple!

“We held our sons 9th birthday party here! I can’t say it enough, “thanks to the whole staff!” Everyone went above and beyond to make sure all 20 guests had the best time! This was the best birthday party we have ever given our son!”

Tammy Lambrix Sternberg (Facebook review)

CONTACT INFORMATION:
439 River Street Allegan, MI 49010 | 269-216-9307
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Allegan Event
Airway Fun Center

Airway Fun Center

No Muss, No Fuss, Party with Us! Airway Fun Center is the premier destination for fun and entertainment in Southwest Michigan! From Bowling and Laser Tag to Mini Golf and Go Karts we have something fun for everyone. Let our fun and friendly staff do the work and give you and your child a party to remember for years. With multiple packages to choose from visit our website or call the center for details.

“Had my son’s 10th birthday party today and we had an absolute blast! Our party hostess did an amazing job. It was so nice to be able to have fun with my kids instead of having to host everything. It was definitely worth every dime. We loved the variety of games and activities. We will definitely be back!”

Lacey, Airway Fun Center Customer

CONTACT INFORMATION:
5626 Portage Rd, Portage MI 49002 | 269-327-7061
EMAIL | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Airway Fun Center
Paw Paw Playhouse

Paw Paw Playhouse

Celebrate at the historic Paw Paw Playhouse. We have several party packages available which can be customized to meet your individual needs.

Show a movie in our theater, dance on our stage, add entertainment like magicians or superheroes, and take a trip around the ice cream sundae bar.

We offer food, desserts and a full bar. Space for large or small groups.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

404 E Michigan Avenue Paw Paw, MI 49079 | 269-567-8344
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Paw Paw Playhouse
Revel & Roll West

Revel & Roll West

Revel and Roll West

Bowling. Arcade. Laser Tag. And don’t forget about the food to fuel the fun! At Revel and Roll West our kids’ parties feature a variety of party packages that are all-inclusive and totally fun! Our dedicated party hosts are sure to handle all the details so you don’t have to. Sit back, relax and savor the day celebrating your child!


CONTACT INFORMATION:
4500 Stadium Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49008 | 269-488-3800
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Revel & Roll West
Craig's Cruisers Family Fun Centers

Craig's Cruisers Family Fun Centers

Epic parties start ‘where the fun never ends!’

Craig’s Cruisers offers birthday packages that include both food and fun! Your guests will enjoy 3-hour access to our buffet. Choose from our full salad bar, pasta, breadsticks, pizza, gluten-free pizza (available upon request), meatballs, roasted chicken, mac n’cheese, dessert pizza, cookies, ice cream, Pepsi products and more!

Celebrate rain or shine with over 120,000 square feet of indoor recreation.

Featured recreation:

  • Go-Karts
  • Laser Tag
  • Trampoline Park
  • Ninja Course
  • Cruiser Coaster
  • Arcade
  • Zip Line

Outdoor attractions include:

  • Go-Karts
  • Kiddie Karts
  • Mini-Golf
  • Bumper Boats.

Book your epic event online or give us a call!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

5730 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509 | 616-530-2900
EMAIL WEBSITE FACEBOOK

Craig's Cruisers Family Fun Centers
Four Points Hotel Kalamazoo

Four Points Hotel Kalamazoo

Plan your child’s themed Birthday Party here at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Kalamazoo. We are the perfect place for birthday parties for children. Our hotel offers a spacious outdoor patio and a large pool house indoors. All parties are designed to keep your child and their friends excited, having fun and building memories to last a lifetime. Our catering staff will provide professional care with every detail in mind.

“I’m so glad we went with the Four Points to host our daughter’s Mermaid pool party! We walked into a beautifully decorated pool area which surpassed my expectations. The food was delicious, kid-friendly, and more plentiful than I expected. The party host went above and beyond! She was so helpful that I was able to sit back, relax and enjoy the party too. All in all, a terrific experience!”

Customer of Four Points Hotel Kalamazoo

CONTACT INFORMATION:
3600 E Cork Street Ct.  Kalamazoo, MI, 49001 | 269-385-6753
EMAILWEBSITE | BIRTHDAY PARTY DETAILS

Four Points Hotel Kalamazoo
Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party!

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party!

Colors & Cocktails is a mobile art party company serving the greater Kalamazoo area. We teach groups of 8 to 20 kids or adults how to paint on canvas or drinkable glassware in the comfort of your home, location of choice, or our studio space at the Park Trades Center downtown Kalamazoo. No experience necessary – really!

Colors & Cocktails parties are perfect for baby showers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, bridal showers, church groups, date night, dinner parties, fundraisers, girl’s night out, holiday parties, kid’s parties, reunions, team building events…and so much more!

“Lots of fun for the kiddos! We had a great birthday party! Lauren is a wonderful artist, very helpful to the kids with their art, and super friendly! A great host!”

Jessica S.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
326 W Kalamazoo Ave, Studio 309, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | 269-235-9637
EMAILWEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party!
Jungle Joe's Family Fun Center

Jungle Joe's Family Fun Center

Are you tired of cleaning your house every time you have a birthday party? Are you missing out on special moments of your child’s party? At Jungle Joe’s we offer a place where you can enjoy and join in on your child’s special day – no more missing out. Call us today and ask us how easy it is to have a party with us. Fun in any season fun for any reason.

“We did a Wild Kratts-themed birthday party for our 7 year old at Jungle Joe’s just last weekend. It was great! Our party guide, Will, did a fantastic job keeping us on schedule and making sure that we had everything we needed. Will also made a gift list for thank-you notes and consolidated all of the gifts into a large plastic bag for us to take home. It was so nice to be able to sit back and ENJOY our son’s birthday without worry! PS – take the 10 AM party time slot on weekends – it is fairly quiet in there with minimal outside chaos!”

Melissa VanSlambrouck (facebook review)

CONTACT INFORMATION:
7255 South Sprinkle Rd, Portage, MI 49002 | 269-324-1992
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Jungle Joe's Family Fun Center
Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Experience

Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Experience

Want an out of this world birthday experience? Celebrate at the Air Zoo! Your guests will enjoy all-day admission and access to more than 100 rare and historic aerospace artifacts, rides, full-motion flight simulators, theater, hands-on exhibits, pizza, cupcakes, drinks and a private hands-on science activity! Come explore, imagine and discover at the Air Zoo.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

6151 Portage Road, Portage, MI 49002 | 269-382-6555
EMAILWEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Experience
Little Dreamers Sleepovers

Little Dreamers Sleepovers

West Michigan’s premier sleepover specialist, providing complete sleepover package rentals to your homes, for both boys and girls. Choose from a wide range of sleepover themes and activities (spa party, tea party, or baking party) to surprise your guest of honor for any occasion.

Let us take care of all the details and transform your space.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Located in Hastings MI | 616-446-8160
WEBSITE FACEBOOK

Little Dreamers Sleepovers
Art Bayou

Art Bayou

Painting pottery is perfect for both boys and girls! We have over 400 items to choose from – including mugs starting at $16, banks at $23 and the ever popular figurines for $20. You can also set a budget and let the kids choose upon arrival.

Ages five and up.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
3306 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 | 269-375-2600
WEBSITE FACEBOOK

Art Bayou
Once Upon A Princess

Once Upon A Princess

Kick your party up a notch by inviting your child’s favorite storybook character, princess, superhero and more! We have been in the Kalamazoo area for over 9 years and are the premier character performance company focusing on fun while instilling values and morals appropriate for all ages!

CONTACT INFORMATION:
269-720-9999
EMAIL | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

Once Upon A Princess

Party Rental Guide: Venues For Your Next Party

Hosting events – birthday, graduation, reunion, baby shower, etc. – outside of the home can be a blast. After all, you don’t need to figure out how to get the chocolate stain out of your favorite chair after the party. However, finding the right venue can be tricky.

To help, we put together a list of venues you can book for your next group gathering. Have a look!

Indoor Venues

The Station: Conveniently located near downtown Kalamazoo attractions and shops, The Station offers a choice of two studios for rent for one hour or more. 169 Portage Street, Kalamazoo | 269-870-5226

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan: They have space available for meetings, weddings, corporate retreats, and parties. The Center has a kitchen, a meeting room that holds 200 people, a lobby gathering space, and a café on five acres of land. 601 West Maple Street, Kalamazoo | 269-532-7011

Kalamazoo County Expo Center: The Kalamazoo Expo Center offers indoor and outdoor event space perfect for any size reception, meeting or event. 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo | 269-383-8761

Portage Community CenterPortage Community Center has three rooms available for rent for individual gatherings or parties. 325 East Centre, Portage | 269-323-1942

Oshtemo Community CenterThe Oshtemo Community Center, originally a fire station, has two separate rooms available to rent – ideal for family get-togethers, baby showers, wedding showers. 6407 Parkview, Kalamazoo | 269-375-4260

The Grange Hall With hardwood floors and a raised stage area, the air-conditioned hall is a popular destination for dances and jam sessions. It is also a wonderful venue for family reunions, holidays, and wedding receptions.  3234 North 3rd Street, Kalamazoo | 269-375-4260

Paw Paw District Library: The Paw Paw District Library offers a program room, with a capacity of 100 people, for not-for-profit use at no charge. An established hourly rental fee will be charged to for-profit users and also for social events such as parties, baby showers, and receptions and for out-of-district users. 609 West Michigan Avenue, Paw Paw | 269-657-3800

W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary: Spruce Lodge is nestled on the shores of Wintergreen Lake at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and provides a picturesque location for any event – birthday, bridal shower, baby shower, family reunion. 12685 East C Avenue, Augusta | 269-671-2400 

Richland Area Community CenterFor indoor rental, the Sun Room & Kitchen is perfectly set for a shower or other family gathering. 9400 East CD Avenue, Richland | 269-629-9430 

Other venues mentioned by readers:

Outdoor Venues

Oshtemo Township: Oshtemo Township offers a number of rental options at Park Pavilions and Gazebo rentals.

Kalamazoo County Parks: Kalamazoo County Parks (Cold Brook, Markin Glen, Prairie View, Scotts Mill & River Oaks) all offer the perfect location for a family gathering, company picnic, school outing, or group picnic.

Portage Parks & Recreation: The City of Portage has several pavilions and facilities suitable for hosting many types of special events. Schrier Park, with its fireplace, makes an ideal setting for holiday parties. Call the Parks Department at 269-329-4522.

Kalamazoo Nature Center: KNC has a variety of scenic indoor and outdoor venues for rent. The Picnic Area, located at the edge of the Arboretum, is a quiet get-away spot surrounded by the green of nature. 7000 North Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo | 269-381-1574

Texas Township: The Joyce I Neubauer Farmers Market Pavilion is home to the Texas Township Farmers Market during the summer months and is available to rent for community activities, birthday parties, celebrations, and other events during times of non-use. 7110 West Q Avenue, Kalamazoo | 269-375-1591

Historic Charlton ParkHistoric Charlton Park offers a variety of rental venues, both indoor and outdoor.  2545 South Charlton Park Road, Hastings | 269-945-3775

Kalamazoo Birthday Party Planner