The Greater Milwaukee Birthday Party Guide

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Whether you love simple birthdays at home with a few special treats and touches OR pride yourself on Pinterest style birthday extravaganzas at the finest birthday party venues in Milwaukee, we are certain that this guide to birthday parties in Milwaukee will help you plan the ideal party for you and your family. This guide features everything from party venues to character entertainers, bakeries to bounce houses, and so much more! 

Thank you to our title sponsor, The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County, as well as all of the other amazing local businesses featured, for making this guide possible!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored guide, presented by our valued local partners. While we love sharing these resources with our readers, we have not personally vetted each individual business represented here and encourage our readers to do their own research to find the best fit for their family. 

Featured Sponsors

YMCA of Greater Waukesha County

Host your next birthday party or special event at the Y for memories that will last a lifetime! The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County offers a variety of party options that include sports parties, pool parties, gymnastics parties, dance parties and more! Options vary by age and location, but all parties include the use of a party room, fun activities, and a dedicated staff person to help make your birthday party the best one ever. Parties are able to bring in their own food and drink. Packages are approximately 2 hours in length and consist of half the time in the activity and half the time in the party room. Y members receive discounted party package rates.

Each location handles their own schedule and reservations.

Mukwonago YMCA: 262.363.7950

Southwest YMCA (Greenfield): 414.546.9622

Tri County YMCA (Menomonee Falls): 262.255.9622

Waukesha YMCA: 262.542.2557

West Suburban YMCA (Wauwatosa): 414.302.9622

Birthday Party Venues

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Host your next birthday party or special event at the Y for memories that will last a lifetime! The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County offers a variety of party options that include sports parties, pool parties, gymnastics parties, dance parties and more! Options vary by age and location, but all parties include the use of a party room, fun activities, and a dedicated staff person to help make your birthday party the best one ever. Parties are able to bring in their own food and drink. Packages are approximately 2 hours in length and consist of half the time in the activity and half the time in the party room. Y members receive discounted party package rates.

Each location handles their own schedule and reservations.

Mukwonago YMCA: 262.363.7950

Southwest YMCA (Greenfield): 414.546.9622

Tri County YMCA (Menomonee Falls): 262.255.9622

Waukesha YMCA: 262.542.2557

West Suburban YMCA (Wauwatosa): 414.302.9622

414.231.9640

[email protected]

Wisconsin Humane Society

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Party with the animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society! Birthday party packages are for kids ages 6 to 12 years old and include a personal party host, invitations, cake, juice, behind-the-scenes tour, decorations, and animal interaction (pizza parties and T-shirts are available for an additional fee). All proceeds help support the Wisconsin Humane Society in caring for thousands of animals each year.

4500 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53208

414.264.6257

Chasing Tales

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Chasing Tales likes to incorporate activities for both physical and artistic play. Our imagination playroom and art room are both open during parties for children to enjoy with their parents. We are also the only party place to offer organized games with the children led by one of our staff members, all included in your package price. We will customize the games based on the age of the children, their interests, or the theme of the party. We have three different packages available to accommodate different sized groups. 

You can also find us on Twitter! #chasingtales

7265 S. 1st St.
Oak Creek, WI 53154

414.254.7529

StoneFire Pizza Co

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Birthday parties done right! Stress-free for mom and dads – we take care of entertaining the children. All of our Birthday Packages include a private room, a Personal Party Host for 90 minutes, unlimited dessert and beverage after room time for children, two FREE adult buffets, plates, napkins, cups, and flatware, FREE card activation, and the Birthday child receives a birthday goody bag and spin on prize wheel or trip into the party machine! Also available: face painting, balloon animals, and magic tricks!

5320 South Moorland Road
New Berlin, WI 53151

262.754.5448

Kids in Motion

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Birthday celebrations at Kids in Motion are easy, fun-filled and one you will never forget. Best of all, you can leave behind the stress of planning and picking up after the party. Our staff does all of the prep, set up, and clean up for you, allowing you more time to spend with your family and all Kids in Motion has to offer.

14135 W Greenfield Ave.
New Berlin, WI 53151

262.649.3144

Mad Science of Milwaukee

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Give your Child the Best Birthday Party EVER! Mad Science birthday parties offer children a chance to participate in cool science experiments with a certified Mad Scientist! Kids discover the fun side of science as they take part in spectacular science demonstrations including chemical magic, movie special effects, and amazing bubbling potions. We have a laboratory full of interactive demonstrations and activities for your child’s next birthday, visit our lab or we can come to the location of your choice!

5010 W Ashland Way
Franklin, WI 53132

414.858.9990

Goldfish Swim School

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Nothing says “party” like a 90-degree swimming pool decked out exclusively for a special little boy or girl on their special day. For parents, nothing says “easy” like having the Goldfish team handle all the details and cleanup.

Our special party package gives you:

  • Two hours of private access to the facility
  • Certified lifeguards on duty to oversee all pool activities
  • Invitations with a map to our facility and matching envelopes
  • Table coverings, plates, cups, napkins and forks
  • Balloons, tropical decorations & centerpieces
  • Cupcakes and beverages for the children

What’s a birthday party like at Goldfish Swim School? Check out this video for a sneak peek and then come see for yourself! 

12565 W Feerick Street
Brookfield, WI 53005

262.207.2800

Little Sprouts Play Cafe

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Come celebrate your child’s next birthday party at Little Sprouts Play Cafe. We have various packages and customization options to suit every budget. Ideal for children up to 6 years old, kids will love our imagination inspired play space. Parents will love the easy birthday experience.

All parties include a custom chalkboard mural and private use of our space. You’re also welcome to bring in your own food and drink. We’ll help with setup and cleanup, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the party!

4606 N Wilson Dr
Shorewood, WI 53211

414.563.PLAY

Entertainment

Fairytale Birthday Company

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“Magic is in your heart,” and we love to bring that magic to life. By focusing on providing the highest quality costumes and performers in WI. Whether it be birthdays, corporate events, fundraisers, or another special event we can be of service. We can offer the perfect fairytale Princess, swimming mermaid, or another magical character to make your event a magical one!

224.456.9303

Mad Science of Milwaukee

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Give your Child the Best Birthday Party EVER! Mad Science birthday parties offer children a chance to participate in cool science experiments with a certified Mad Scientist! Kids discover the fun side of science as they take part in spectacular science demonstrations including chemical magic, movie special effects, and amazing bubbling potions. We have a laboratory full of interactive demonstrations and activities for your child’s next birthday, visit our lab or we can come to the location of your choice!

5010 W Ashland Way
Franklin, WI 53132

414.858.9990

Life's a Party Face Painting

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Leea of Life’s a Party Face Painting uses only the highest quality paints and the level of artistry goes far beyond your typical face painter. For your next birthday party, event, or fundraiser….you can’t do better than Life’s a Party! Book early because she fills up fast!

Serving Greater Milwaukee, Waukesha, Lake Country, Madison & Walworth co.

262.510.8675

Willie Fun Events

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Willie Fun Events is a full-service event rental company specializing in festivals, corporate, school, and private events. Our modern party and event rentals always include delivery and pickup. In addition to our comprehensive planning services, we provide bounce houses, inflatables, tables, chairs, concessions, games, tents, searchlights, and DJ services to Milwaukee, Waukesha, Pewaukee, Mequon, River Hills, Fox Point, and all of SE WI. 

9575 Brenwood Park Drive
Franklin, WI, 53132, 

414.425.9459

Wisconsin Balloon Decor

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Wisconsin Balloon Decor is a premier, full-service decorating company located in Pewaukee, WI, serving all of Southern Wisconsin. We offer superlative balloon design for weddings, birthdays and corporate clients. We provide exceptional service, with a focus on you: your style, your personality, your vision of your own unique and distinctive event. 

Wisconsin Balloon Decor, located in the heart of Lake Country, provides professional Balloon Decorations in Waukesha and Milwaukee County. Areas served include Waukesha, Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, Pewaukee, Sussex, Oconomowoc, Delafield, Brookfield, Whitefish Bay, and Fox Point.  

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Food and Drink

Gigi's Cupcakes

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The perfect sweet treat for any occasion is Gigi’s Cupcakes! With convenient locations in Wauwatosa and Oak Creek, the owners of Gigi’s love being involved in the local community and to play a part, however small, in the special moments of customers’ lives. Every time we provide cakes and cupcakes for a birthday party, wedding, anniversary party, gender reveal, or other special event, we enjoy knowing that people get to eat the delicious and beautiful products our staff makes. 

2752 N Mayfair Rd, Ste G 
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

414.777.PINK

Angelic Bakehouse

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Angelic Bakehouse creates sprouted grain goodness – everything from bread to wraps to pizza crusts and beyond – that create amazing snacks. Find your local Angelic Bakehouse retailer at their website! 

3275 East Layton Ave.
Cudahy, WI 53110
 
414.312.7300
 

 

Whole Foods – Wauwatosa

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Just because it’s a celebration doesn’t mean that healthy eating has to go out the window. The experts at Whole Foods can put together beautiful, fresh, healthy party platters that are sure to please a crowd and the birthday kid!

262.510.8675

Jason’s Deli – Brookfield

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Jason’s Deli creates amazing party platters that are total crowd-pleasers! Fresh fruit, pinwheels, plus chocolate chip cookies and kettle chips that would be perfect for any party! Did you know they offer free ice cream when you dine in? They are located in Brookfield Square and the menu is focused on providing family-friendly, non-GMO ingredients you can be confident in serving.

95 North Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005

262.786.1411

Jen’s Sweet Treats

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Jen’s specialties include an assortment of cupcakes, cookies, muffins, brownies, turnovers and cake pops. All served with a kind word and a smile. It has been Jen’s joy to serve her customers the finest and freshest baked goods.

907 Milwaukee Ave.
South Milwaukee, WI 53172

262.510.8675

Sweet Smorgasbord

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Sweet Smörgåsbord offers cakes, cupcakes, cookies and pastries for all types of events! Whether it’s a birthday party, shower, family reunion or wedding, Sweet Smörgåsbord will work with you to create the perfect dessert that will put the cherry on top of your event.

The MKE Moms Blog team can personally vouch for the quality, talent and yumminess of their 1st Birthday Cake!

The Gouda Girls

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The Gouda Girls is not just for curbside lunch; we are also a full-service catering company. We offer creative solutions to your party and event planning needs. Want to have a Cheesy Affair? Yes, our Cheesy Affair is just one of our unique party/event ideas. Consisting of Wine and Cheese tasting or Beer and Cheese tasting for your guests.

 414.630.8360

Ian's Pizza

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What birthday is complete without pizza? Whether you order carry out or you dine in, Ian’s Pizza will not disappoint.

2035 E North Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

146 E. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Photographers

Need a photographer for your child’s milestone photos? There are SO many awesome photographers in the area – way too many to list them all, but we do have several that we have personally worked with and would highly recommend. Each offers a different style and price point – check them out:

The Nesting Tree Photography & Family Films

Vanessa Wyler Photography

Lulu B Photography

Melissa Morgan Photography

Give a Birthday Box! 

Want to help give a birthday party to a child? Check out Box of Balloons, a local non-profit that provides birthday boxes to families in need. Parents/Caregivers are given a box of party supplies customized for their child for a memorable celebration.

Other Resources

Insomnia Cookies

Jam with Jamie and Friends

JB’s on 41

Jester Fun

Jumping Country

Just Kidding Kids Cuts

Just Kiln Time Pottery

Just Kilntime

Kae’s Treatery!

Kids-do’s Glamour Partyz

Koz’s Mini Bowl

Krueger’s

La Terraza

LaFleur’s Gymnastics

Lake Country Fine Arts

Life’s a Party Face Painting

Light Speed GoKarts and Laser Tag

Lotza Fun Room

Love Bug Face Painting

Lucky Bob’s Raceway

Midwest Twisters

Mike Hegan’s Feild of Dreams

Milwaukee County Parks Picnic Sites

Milwaukee County Zoo

Milwaukee Face Painter

Milwaukee Public Museum

Milwaukee Turners

Milwaukee Wave

Miss Cupcake

Monkey Joe’s

Murray Hill Pottery

Oceans of Fun

Organ Piper Music Palace

Outpost

Paint Bar

Periwinkle Bakery

Pettit National Ice Center

Play Zone

Pump it Up

Rich’s House of Cakes

Rick Allen Magic

River Falls Family Fun Center

Rollaero Skate Center

Schlitz Audobon Nature Center

Simmas in Tosa

Skateland

Sky Zone Milwaukee

Slice Custom Cakes

Soccer Super Stars

Soul Fire Art Studio

Splash Studio

Super Soccer Stars

Superior Culinary Center

Sussex Bowl

Suzy Sparkles

Sweet Creations

Sweet Selections

Sweet Tooth

Swimtastic

Swiss Turners Gymnastics

The Big Backyard

The Children’s Play Gallery

The Corked Canvas

The Extra Special Touch Bakery

The Gingerbread House

The Party Room

The Petite Chef

The Ponds of Brookfield

Timber Ridge Resort

Uihlein Soccer Park

Uptown Art

Urban Ecology Center

Village Bowl

Watch Me Bounce

Wildcard Gymnastics

Wilson Center for the Arts

Yield Bakehouse

YMCA Pabst Farms

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