Courtesy Funtastic Playtorium
Party-Ready Birthday Bash Spot
Winner: Funtastic Playtorium
Birthday parties at Funtastic Playtorium in Bellevue and Lynnwood come with unlimited playtime on the indoor playground before and after the party. Packages cover 14–16 kids, but the facility can accommodate groups of 50 or more if you’re planning something really big. Parents rave about the dedicated party hosts, who coordinate everything from setup to passing out cake (not to mention cleanup!), taking pressure off the parents and making birthday parties here “stress-free.”
Ahoy Kitsap Playland in Bremerton on the Kitsap Peninsula lets families leave the party planning to the professionals. It offers Open Play parties, Night Owl and Rise & Shine PJ parties as well as special rates for end-of-the-year sports parties and nonprofit events.
Painting pottery is a classic birthday option, and party parents have voted Anecdotes Pottery Studio in Ballard as their favorite pottery studio, whether celebrating the birthday of a pottery artiste or a complete newbie.
Readers know that when you want a bouncy-house party, last year’s GT winner Pump It Up delivers the goods. Go glow-in-the-dark, play laser tag or enjoy bubbles with your bounce to kick up the fun a notch. You can also drop by for open jump time or themed jump events.
Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio celebrates your child’s creative spirit as well as their birthday. Art projects for each party are specially selected to match your child’s interests, with an adjacent playroom for kids who’d rather do their own thing.