Kids’ Birthday Parties in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor

So Jaron is turning five in April! Rather than keep track of scrawled notes on paper scraps for years to come, perhaps this is a good place to jot down my birthday party research. Prices from February 2012 unless noted otherwise.
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Fort Collins:

  • GK Gymnastics
    $150 for 1.5 hrs, up to 8 kids, $10 per additional kid; incl. 1 hour gymnastics & tumbling activities, private party room, goody bags, refrigerator available; children should wear gym or dance clothes; for ages 2-12
    We love GK Gym and Melo has attended birthday parties here and all 3 of the kids have taken gymnastics lessons. They are very good at engaging the kids in group activities. Parents are not allowed in the gym area but there are a lot of windows for viewing either in the lobby on the main floor or upstairs from the party room. Highlights include a zip line and jumping off a platform into a foam block pit. I recall the birthday child’s parent may be allowed in the gym to take photos. Other regularly scheduled classes and coaching will be happening concurrently.
  • Fort Fun
    $10 per kid (6 kid minimum) for 1 hr host & unlimited play time, private party room upgrade $15; incl. drinks, pizza, dessert, mini-golf, tokens, Fort Fun Bucks; larger packages available incl. bounce house, laser tag, go-karts, etc.
    Melo attended a 7th b-day party here and loved it, especially the mini-golf. She begged the family to go again and we enjoyed a few hours although it was more difficult for Jaron & especially TJ to keep interest. It’s more appropriate for age 6+ I think. The little guys just wanted to keep pushing tokens in a 3-horse merry-go-round over and over!
  • Rollerland
    $99 for 1.5 hrs, up to 8 kids, $7.50 per additional kid (maximum of 14); incl. soda & table settings; larger packages & private parties available; prices January 2013
    Can you believe we’ve lived in Fort Collins for over a decade and still haven’t been to Rollerland?
  • Lee Martinez Farm
    $90 for 1.5 hrs, up to 8 kids, $10 per additional kid; incl. hayride, lemonade, bandana for each kid, farm tour, party host; $98 + $11 add’l kids for pony rides instead of hayride (pony rides available age 5+); books up quickly
    Melo’s 5th birthday here was a hit. Guests gather in a little white farmhouse & then begin the party with the hayride or pony rides. After that they tour the farm animals and return to the farmhouse for cake and gifts. Our hostess was great with the kids and facilitated the gift-opening with a game. They do not cancel for poor weather. Pony rides can be done indoors if necessary.
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s
    $13 per kid for 2 hrs; incl. drinks, pizza, tokens for kids; extra food, cake, & goody bags available; more expensive options ($25+ per guest) available
    Two party experiences as guests here – lots of fun for the kids but seems over-priced and definitely loud & chaotic. The party favors were cool though.
  • Sykes Martial Arts
    $199 for 2 hrs, unlimited kids; incl. guided games/activities & party time, birthday child can cut cake (not provided) with a real samurai sword; books up quickly
    I found this with a google search. We haven’t been here but whoever I spoke with on the phone was very friendly and helpful. He said they commonly host parties for ages 3-16.
  • TCBY
    $10 per kid, up to 12 kids; incl. unlimited frozen yogurt, chef costume, store tour, goody bag; contact local stores for details; prices August 2013
  • Cool Beans Playhouse
    $60 for two hours decorated party room; $5 per kid admission for unlimited play time; $10 per kid incl. meal & drink; $12 incl. balloons also; private rental & food platters available; may bring cake but no other outside food; prices January 2014
    We’ve gone to drop-in play time a couple times. This is designed for kids up to age 6. They have some climbing/exploring activities and lots of  hands-on toys and dress-up clothes. The cafe food is good.
  • Gardens On Spring Creek
    $70 for 1.5 hrs, up to 7 kids, $5 per additional kid (limit 10 total), birthday child age 2-9; incl. gazebo-sheltered picnic table, scavenger hunt, children’s garden play time, craft/activity, time for gifts & food (not provided), plant for each guest to take home; Deluxe Package $90 + $7 add’l incl. goody bags, paper products, personalized cake, drinks; prices June 2013
    Melody truly enjoyed her 6th birthday here! The craft was making a necklace with a bean seed that could be planted at home. There is a water table play area, nest/cave made of sticks, koi pond with a bridge, and a small playhouse to explore. It’s all outdoors so keep weather in mind.
  • Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
    $200 for 2.5 hours, up to 20 guests; includes private room and museum admission; cake & decorations allowed; $30 refundable damage deposit required; available Sundays 2:30-5:00pm only; prices January 2013
    We’ve been to the old Discovery Center a few times and it was great for kids who like hands-on exploring and science. There were many themed rooms to discover. I think it’s best suited to elementary school age kids but the younger ones still had fun.
  • Chipper’s Lanes
    $12.45 per kid under 12 for 1/2 hour party room, 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, small soda, 1 slice cheese pizza (toppings $.50/kid), T-shirt OR free game card for each kid; teens age 12+ $14.45 per kid for 2 sodas and 2 pizza slices; $2/kid additional game; $2/kid bowling theme table setting, favors, & balloon; may bring cake & ice cream but no outside food & drink (cafe on site); $30 refundable deposit at booking; adults play at regular bowling rates; prices January 2014
    Our family visited Chipper’s on Melo’s 8th birthday and the kids have been begging to go back! They have bumper guards and ball slides for younger kids. Laser Tag and Arcade scheduled to open April 2014.
  • Mountain Kids
    $145 for 1.5 hrs, up to 12 kids, $196 for 13-20 kids; gymnastics or dance theme party for ages 3-12; incl. 1 hr gym activity, 1/2 hr party area, party favors; Sat/Sun only, full price non-refundable deposit required when booking
  • Mulberry Pool
    $50 per hour party room or $40 per hour balcony party area plus $2.75 per swimmer (child or adult); incl. pool, aquatic play features, and bouldering wall; prices March 2013
  • Michael’s
    $50 + craft $ for 2 hrs, private room, up to 12 kids or so, incl. party host, craft time, printable invitations, thank-you cards, apron souvenirs; goody bags, face painting, balloons, decorations also available
    Update – we held Melo’s 8th birthday party here – they painted wood wall hangings that she chose and it was a nice party. The kids had fun singing “Happy Birthday” over the store loudspeaker. 
  • Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
    $125 for ~2 hrs, up to 8 kids, $10 per additional kid; incl. invitations, party room, instructor, project/craft, cookie decorating supplies (bring your own treats to decorate)
  • foodies! Culinary Academy
    Themed cooking parties for up to 24 kids (Pirates, Princesses, Cake, Fondue, Iron Chef, American Girl); incl. decor, music, food, dessert, treat bags, and of course the kids do the cooking; call for pricing
  • Piano & Guitar Institute
    $75 for 2 hrs, up to 6 kids, $5 per additional kid; incl. singing, dancing, games, party room, party gift for each child, individualized to age and interests; prices January 2013
  • Philomusica
    $225 up to 20 kids; contact Philomusica for more information; prices January 2013
  • Buttercream Cupcakery
    $200 for 1.5 hrs, up to 10 kids; incl. cupcakes to decorate and take home, cupcakes to eat at the party, drinks, kitchen tour, craft, balloons & goody bags; $30 princess visit instead of craft; $50 pizza or tea party
  • The Edge Sports Center
    $125 for 1 hour on 1/3 sports field & equipment plus 1 hour party room, up to 22 kids; $150 for 2/3 field; $175 for full field; choose from Flag Football, Baseball, Softball, Kickball, Soccer, T-ball, Whiffle Ball, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee; you provide supervision & food; sports instruction available; prices January 2013
  • Qdoba Events Center (Formerly OD’s Sports Crossing) $110 for 1.5 hrs, up to 12 kids, $3 per additional kid; incl. 1 hr of half-rink activities (field turf or sport court), 30 min party area, pizza, soda, party wishes on scoreboard; other party packages available incl. Subway package $136, Qdoba “kids” (under 12) package $170; prices April 2013
  • Fort Collins Club
    $12-14 per kid for 2 hrs, choice of Clubhouse, Climbing Wall, or Pool; $15/hour for climbing instructor or lifeguard (required for kids under 12); free use of conference room or picnic area; enjoy 2 activities for $15-17 per kid; pizza, soda, & party bags available; prices January 2013
  • Pottery Studio
    $12 per person (5 guest minimum) for 1.5 hrs; incl. tour, pottery instruction & supplies; bring own cake & refreshments; prices January 2014
  • Poudre Fire Authority
    Free group tours 30-45 minutes, maximum 30 people, minimum age 4, chaperone required per every 5 children; party groups welcome but no festivities or food allowed on site; available to PFA service area residents; must request online at least 3 weeks in advance; January 2014
Loveland:
  • Jumpin’ at Centerra
    $60 Mon-Fri for 2 hrs party area & all-day play pass, up to 6 kids, $90 Sat-Sun, $8 per additional kid, adults free; incl. balloons, water bottle & future free pass for b-day child; prices January 2014
    Jaron went to a preschool birthday party here and had fun although it seemed somewhat difficult to keep track of the kids. The party areas are next to the play area and therefore noisy. I just asked Jaron if he remembered the party and he started jumping up and down with twinkling eyes. I like the price and I’m thinking we’ll probably celebrate that upcoming 5th birthday here.
    Update – yes we did and it was a great choice! Although the price has gone up a little since then.
  • Bounce
    $65 Mon-Thurs, $80 Fri-Sun for 2 hrs party area & all-day play pass, up to 6 kids, $8 per additional kid age 2-10, $3 age 1, adults free; incl. balloons, decorations, table cloth, 1 drink per kid, future free pass for b-day child, has toddler play area; private parties available; $25 deposit with reservation; prices January 2014
    Sounds like a fancier version of Jumpin’. We have not been to Bounce since it moved a while ago but back then it was cleaner than other inflatable play places.
    Note – Bounce suffered flood damage in September 2013 and closed for repairs. Check the web site for current status. (updated January 2014)
  • Premier Gymnastics
    $100 for 1.5 hrs, up to 15 kids, $5 per additional kid (max 25 kids); incl. 1 hr private gym w/ instructor, 1/2 hr party area; $20 for extra 1/2 hr gym instead of party area time; $25 non-refundable deposit at booking; prices January 2014
    Update – TJ attended a preschool birthday party here and it was loads of unstructured fun. The kids basically had free play time in the entire gym. At age 3-4, most of them spent it jumping into the foam block pit from waaay up high, swinging on ropes like Tarzan, and butt-bouncing on the trampolines. There was a safety monitor but she did not engage the kids. The party tables were set up in the entry lobby where there was plenty of space.
  • TCBY
    $10 per kid, up to 12 kids; incl. unlimited frozen yogurt, chef costume, store tour, goody bag; contact local stores for details; prices August 2013
  • Loveland Laser Tag
    $15 per kid for 1 hr party area plus activities, minimum 8 kids; incl. party host, private party room, pizza, soda, 2 activities (laser tag, laser maze, game room & cake, game room & tokens); $20 for 3 activites, $25 for 5 activities; cake available separately; check for printable coupon at coloradokids.com
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop
    $10 and up per kid; incl. invitations, party photo, party favors
  • Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
    $125 up to 8 kids, $10 per additional kid; incl. invitations, party room, instructor, project/craft, cookie decorating supplies (bring your own treats to decorate)
  • Rocky Mountain Cheer and Dance Company
    $85 for 2 hours, up to 10 kids age 5+, $95 up to 15 kids, $115 up to 22 kids, $125 more than 22 kids; preschool parties (age 2-4) are 1.5 hrs and start at $75 for 10 kids; incl. organized tumbling and gym equipment activities, music, party room
  • Chilson Center
    Party room, kid-friendly indoor pool; call for pricing
Greeley:
  • Family FunPlex
    $125 for 1 hr plus unlimited play time, up to 10 kids, $10 per additional kid; incl. 1 hr reserved table, birthday cake, party supplies, invitations, choice of activities: swimming or mini-golf; $150 for access to both activities; children under 5 must be supervised in the pool at all times
  • Greeley Ice Haus
    $125 for 1 hr plus unlimited skate time, up to 11 kids (age 3+), $7 per additional kid; incl. 1 hr party room, public skate admission/rental, invitations, cake, drinks, party supplies, birthday gift, balloons; additional food & party amenities available (no outside food)
  • Greeley Recreation Center – Pool Party
    $90 for 2 hours, up to 10 kids (age 6+, under 6 requires adult supervision in pool at all times), $3 per additional kid (max 20); incl. invitations, 1 hr reserved decorated table, cake, party supplies, party host, open swimming; additional food available (no outside food)
  • Greeley Recreation Center – Tumble Party
    $125 for 2 hrs, up to 10 kids (age 1-5), $3 per additional kid (max 20); incl. 1 hr decorated table, invitations, cake, party supplies, party host, 1 hr tumble room activities; additional food available (no outside food)
  • Greeley Recreation Center – Rock Wall Party
    $125 for 2 hrs, up to 10 kids (age 6-12), $3 per additional kid (max 12); incl. 1 hr decorated table, invitations, cake, party supplies, party host, 1 hr climbing on rock wall, belay ride for each child; additional food available (no outside food)
  • TCBY
    $10 per kid, up to 12 kids; incl. unlimited frozen yogurt, chef costume, store tour, goody bag; contact local stores for details; prices August 2013
  • Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
    $125 up to 8 kids, $10 per additional kid; incl. invitations, party room, instructor, project/craft, cookie decorating supplies (bring your own treats to decorate)
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s
    $13 per kid for 2 hrs; incl. drinks, pizza, tokens for kids; extra food, cake, & goody bags available; more expensive options ($25+ per guest) available
  • Chipper’s Lanes
    $12.45 per kid under 12 for 1/2 hour party room, 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, small soda, 1 slice cheese pizza (toppings $.50/kid), T-shirt OR free game card for each kid; teens age 12+ $14.45 per kid for 2 sodas and 2 pizza slices; $2/kid additional game; $2/kid bowling theme table setting, favors, & balloon; may bring cake & ice cream but no outside food & drink (cafe on site); $30 refundable deposit at booking; adults play at regular bowling rates; prices January 2014
    Our family has enjoyed Chipper’s in Fort Collins.
Windsor:
  • Windsor Gymnastics Academy
    $130 for 2 hrs, up to 10 kids, $8 per additional kid; incl. 1 hr private use gym activities (obstacle course, jumping castle, trampoline, bouncing, tumbling, foam pit), 1 hr party room; $25 non-refundable deposit at booking; prices January 2014
  • Piano & Guitar Institute
    $75 for 2 hrs, up to 6 kids, $5 per additional kid; incl. singing, dancing, games, party room, party gift for each child, individualized to age and interests; prices January 2013
  • AmericInn Hotel – Pool Party
    $75 for 4 hours, up to 30 kids; Sat. 11 am-3 pm only; incl. party room & indoor pool; prices March 2013
    We attended a 6th birthday party here and had a great time. There’s a good sized meeting room with a door directly to the pool area. The party was from 1-3 pm and that was plenty of time for kindergartners. The pool has a wide step entry and ranges from 3-5 feet deep. Jaron said it was plenty warm. There’s also a hot tub. No lifeguard.
  • Windsor Community Recreation Center
    $40 for 2 hrs party room, up to 10 kids, $50 for 11-20 kids; incl. tablecloths, banner, 1/4 sheet cake (1/2 sheet for larger party), and open gym access if available; choice of climbing wall ($30 max 10 kids), critter visit – reptiles ($45 or $55), or science experiment ($45 or $55); pizza option; Sat-Sun only; prices January 2014

Other Local:

  • Bricks 4 Kidz
    Lego brick building/play party – comes to your location or local pizza restaurant; Deluxe party 90 minutes, up to 10 kids, incl. Lego games & challenges, motorized build, custom mini-fig for each guest, t-shirt for birthday child, invitations; Premier party up to 12 kids, incl. all above plus Lego book bag for each guest; Works party 2 hours, up to 18 kids, incl. all above plus additional motorized build, t-shirt and mini-fig head cupcake for each guest; call for pricing (970) 213-3322
  • Little Angels Pony And Pals
    $150 per hour and up for various options such as pony rides or cart rides at your location, “unicorn” rides, portable petting zoo, live “pretty pony” decorating, party and games at Little Angels farm in Fort Collins ($150 up to 8 children, $5 each additional, $25 extra activities); serving Fort Collins, Windsor, Loveland, Wellington, Berthoud, Longmont, Boulder, Denver, Cheyenne; trip charge outside Fort Collins

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14 Comments

Kim
Posted July 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

This was a huge help – thank you for posting your research! There were a few options here that I had never even considered :)

Kristina
Posted July 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

You’re welcome – have a fun party!

Pam
Posted September 20, 2012 at 9:23 am | Permalink

Thanks so much for sharing this with the rest of us. I totally wanted to pin this for future reference but there are no pictures on this page that I can latch too.

Pam
Posted September 20, 2012 at 9:24 am | Permalink

If you want to add notes about places that *don’t* do birthday parties, I just got off the phone with the Fire Department and can share my notes from that conversation if you’re interested. Since yours is over 4, perhaps you might be

Kristina
Posted October 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

Hi Pam, I never considered pinning! But that’s a good idea. I’m kind of amazed that other people actually read this. :) Here’s a pic of last year’s gummi-bug cupcakes since this year’s cake was in no way creative.

Francesca
Posted January 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

Wow this is a huge help! Planning my daughter’s 6th and these are some great options. Leaning towards one of the gymnastics places, and it helps so much to have price comparisons.

jessica
Posted January 22, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

THANK YOU!!!!!!

Posted January 29, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

Please note that the Windsor Community Recreation Center also offers a variety of birthday party packages – great deals. Please consider adding to your website.

Posted January 31, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

Kristina thank you – such an awesome amount of useful info in one place!

Shanole
Posted March 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

Thanks for all the info! This helped a lot

Lisa
Posted January 2, 2014 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

Thank you so much for all of your tips. I found a couple of new ideas and found your info extremely helpful!

Kimberlee
Posted January 11, 2014 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

Thanks so much for this list!! We recently relocated to Fort Collins from the east coast and my 5 yr old is turning 6 in 3 weeks. This gives me some good ideas as I am completely clueless! :-)

John
Posted January 13, 2014 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

Chipper’s is my favorite on this list :) kids love it and there adding laser tag this year!

Markel
Posted January 17, 2014 at 9:51 am | Permalink

Hey Kristina… did a search for b-day party ideas and found your list :) Thanks for the ideas!

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