The Happy Glamper is a family business. Eliza Rose (5) and Emmerson (2) often help their parents with tent setups for local parties.

A key to the best destinations for your child’s next birthday bash, as well as entertainers, party supply stores, bakeries and more.

PICK YOUR PARTY

Active

Animal

Creative

Entertaining

Foodie

Outdoorsy

Philanthropic

Scientific

PLAN YOUR PARTY

Cakes & Treats

Decorations

Entertainment

Supplies

 

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Active Parties

All Star ATA Martial Arts
Little Rock: 14300 Cantrell Road, 501-868-1122
North Little Rock: 5501 JFK Blvd., 501-753-6100,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $299
Number of guests: Unlimited
Fun party activities include a martial arts class, games, obstacles and cake cutting ceremony.


Arkansas Skatium
1311 Bowman Road, Little Rock
501-227-4333
Ages: All ages
Cost: $200-$330
Number of guests: 10-20
Arkansas Skatium has options for public and private parties for roller and ice skating.


Arkansas Travelers Baseball Club
400 W. Broadway St., North Little Rock
501-664-1555,
Ages: All ages
Cost: Varies
Number of guests: 10-300
Customizable packages will make any birthday kid feel like an all-star.


D-BAT Little Rock
4209 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
501-725-2727,
Ages: 7 & up
Cost: $179-$239
Number of guests: 16 maximum
Parties include reserved use of the picnic area, one hour for wiffle ball, dodgeball or both with a party coordinator, three batting credits for each guest, plates, cups and party setup/cleanup.


DEFY Little Rock
4711 Talley Road, Little Rock
501-333-9611,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $23-$35/guest
Number of guests: 10 minimum
DEFY parties cater to thrill-seekers of all ages. Packages include food, favors, a private room, jump socks and more.


Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge
315 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
501-353-0775,
Ages: All ages until 8 p.m.
Cost: $150/hour private room, $35/hour self-serve karaoke room
Number of guests: 125 maximum
Make your child’s birthday party a strike at this six-lane bowling alley that has two lanes in a private room.


The Little Gym
1121 S. Bowman Road, Suite C-1, Little Rock
501-225-5437,
Ages: 1-12
Cost: $210-$245, $75 deposit
Number of guests: 20, $10/additional guest up to 25
The 90-minute private birthday parties include invitations, birthday leader and assistant, setup, cleanup, paper goods and drinks. The birthday child gets a Little Gym T-shirt.


Little Rock Climbing Center
12120 Colonel Glenn Road, Suite 7000, Little Rock
501-227-9500,
Ages: 6 & up
Cost: $18/climber, 50% deposit
Number of guests: 6-10
Take birthday fun to a new level with parties that include 90 minutes of climbing followed by 30 minutes in the party loft.


Little Rock Racquet Club
1 Huntington Road, Little Rock
501-225-5711,
Ages: 2-12
Cost: Varies, $50 non-refundable deposit
Number of guests: 20 maximum
Choose between the Splash or Tumble-n-Play party packages.


Millennium Bowl
7200 Counts Massie Road, North Little Rock
501-791-9150,
Ages: 18 & under
Cost: $14/guest, $5/guest for extra food, $25 non-refundable deposit
Number of guests: 10 minimum
Enjoy an hour of bowling with shoe rental, a private party room, invitations, cake, drinks, a party host and more.


Professor Bowl
901 Towne Oaks Drive, Little Rock
501-224-9040,
Ages: 16 & under
Cost: $12.79/child-basic party, $19.99/child-ultimate party, $50 non-refundable deposit
Number of guests: No maximum
Parties include one hour of bowling, shoe rental, food and drink, party host and a goodie bag for the birthday child.


River City Gymnastics
5310 S. Shackleford Road, Little Rock
501-407-8000,
Ages: 4-12
Cost: Varies
Number of guests: 24 maximum
Come play on a pirate ship, obstacle course, tumble track and more. With time in the gym and in the private party rooms, it's a stress-free way to celebrate.


Urban Air Adventure Park
801 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock
501-404-7422, 800-960-4778 (birthday hotline),
Ages: All ages
Cost: $138-$325, $50 private room
Number of guests: 10 maximum, additional guest fee varies
Urban Air parties are stress-free and fun. Hosts provide decorations and cake, while Urban Air handles the rest! Amusements include trampolines, ropes course, virtual reality and more.


War Memorial Stadium
1 Stadium Drive, Little Rock
501-663-6385,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $300, includes seating for 30 kids
Number of guests: 50 maximum
Birthday parties are filled with fun and excitement on the same field where so much history has taken place. Each group gets access to the locker room plus playing time on the field.


The Wonder Place
10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite E2, Little Rock, 501-225-4050,
Ages: 8 & younger
Cost: $200-$300
Number of guests: 35 maximum
Choose from many packages, all of which include admission for kids and adults and a private party room.

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Animal Parties

Cockrill’s Country Critters
2703 Ed Haymes Road, Austin
501-351-4521 ,
Ages: All ages
Cost: Varies, $50 deposit
Number of guests: 25 maximum
Celebrate your child’s next birthday with loving farm animals that add a unique touch to any event.


Holtzman Riding Academy
4618 Hwy. 5 S., Benton
501-860-2378,
Ages: 7 & under
Cost: Varies
Number of guests: Birthday child and immediate family only
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Holtzman is offering horse rides for the birthday child only.


Little Rock Animal Village
4500 Kramer St., Little Rock
501-376-3067, 501-565-6098,
Ages: 4-17
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Number of guests: 20 maximum
The Animal Village is closed at this time, but as soon as it reopens to the public the parties will continue. Call the Village to check for reservations.


Little Rock Zoo
1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock
501-661-7200
Ages: 3 & up
Cost: Members | $325/20 guests, $475/21-30 guests
Non-members | $365/20 guests, $525/21-30 guests
Number of guests: 30 maximum
Your party includes a private room, animal meet-and-greet, reserved seats for the Animal Show and a train ride.

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Creative Parties

The Painted Pig Studio
5611 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501-280-0553,
Ages: 5 & up
Cost: Varies, $50 deposit
Number of guests: 15 maximum for in-studio parties
Order a Party-To-Go bucket to host your celebration at home or celebrate in studio following the updated safety guidelines.


Pigtails and Crewcuts
11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 305, Little Rock
501-227-4436,
Ages: 3-10
Cost: $300
Number of guests: 20, $10/additional guest
Princess and diva parties are 90 minutes long and include crafts, hair styling, glitter makeup, nails, beverages and paper goods.


Pinot’s Palette
11610 Pleasant Ridge Road, Suite 101, Little Rock
501-588-1661,
Ages: 12 & under
Cost: Varies, $150 deposit
Number of guests: 11 maximum
Kids can let their creative juices flow at Pinot’s Palette during a private birthday party. All guests are required to wear a mask.


Sew Creative Studio
Little Rock, 501-590-8065 ,
Ages: 7-16
Cost: $200-$280, $50 deposit
Number of guests: 12 maximum
Learn to use a sewing machine while making fun take-home projects. Party themes include fashion accessories and cute stuffed animals.

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Entertaining Parties

AMC Chenal 9
17825 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
501-817-8070,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $99-$149
Number of guests: 20 maximum
Book a private screening for your party.


Big Rock Fun Park
11411 Baseline Road, Little Rock
501-455-3750,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $170-$220
Number of guests: Up to 10 participants and
20 guests
Choose from one of three party packages.


Chuck E. Cheese
Little Rock: 2706 S. Shackleford Road, 501-225-6331
North Little Rock: 4120 Landers Road, 501-945-1985
Ages: 1-13
Cost: Varies
Number of guests: 4 minimum
Open for games, dine-in service and carryout. Enjoy pizza, cake and a playland full of games at a reserved two-hour party that includes game tickets and balloons.


Cinemark Colonel Glenn 18 and XD
18 Colonel Glenn Plaza Drive, Little Rock
501-687-0499,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $99-149 for private watch party, varies for premium private screening
Number of guests: 20 maximum
You can book a private watch party or a premium private screening to have an auditorium to yourself. The party room is currently closed.


Dave & Busters
10900 Bass Pro Parkway, Little Rock
501-777-3806,
Ages: 6 & up
Cost: Varies
Number of guests: 10 minimum
Party at this full-service restaurant filled with a fun, family-friendly arcade with dozens of games to try.


Movie Tavern Little Rock
11300 Bass Pro Parkway, Little Rock
501-319-6799
Ages: All ages
Cost: Varies, fees for additional guests
Number of guests: 20 maximum
Host a private screening on the date and time of your choice. You can select a new release or classic from Movie Tavern’s selections.


Vortex Arcade
4027 E. Kiehl Ave., Sherwood
501-425-9863
Ages: All ages
Cost: $150, $55 deposit
Number of guests: 10 maximum
Have unlimited playtime on pinball machines or classic arcade games. Bring your own cake or pizza and Vortex will provide decorations, drinks and more.

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Foodie Parties

All Aboard Restaurant & Grill
6813 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501-975-7401,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $110-$200
Number of guests: 10 maximum
Parties include a reserved table and kids’ meals with drinks and balloons. Child guests get conductor hats while the birthday kid gets a T-shirt and wooden whistle.


Larry’s Pizza
801 S. Bowman Road, Little Rock, 501-400-8260
12911 Cantrell Road, Suite 21, Little Rock, 501-224-8804,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $79/10 children, $109/15 children,  $139/20 children
Number of guests: 20 maximum
Reserve the private party room for up to two hours. Under current COVID-19 restrictions at time of publication, parties will be separated into groups of 10.


The Purple Cow
11602 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
501-224-4433,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $125, $100 To-Go party pack
Number of guests: 10 maximum
Throw a Purple Party at this '50s-style diner and soda fountain. Dine-in parties are held Sunday-Thursday from 3-5 p.m.


SugarDumplin’s Cupcakes
5407 Highway 5 N., Suite 12, Bryant
501-952-3472,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $125-$135, no fee for people not decorating
Number of guests: 36 maximum
This cupcake shop and bakery has a party room that hosts cupcake decorating parties for one sweet birthday event.

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Outdoorsy Parties

The Castle on Stagecoach
6601 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock
501-960-0658,
Ages: All ages
Cost: Varies
Number of guests: N/A
The castle is open for outdoor parties, but it will accept reservations for indoor events depending on your comfort level for social distancing.


Crater of Diamonds State Park
209 State Park Road, Murfreesboro
870-285-3113,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $6/child, $10/adult for mine admission (excludes fees)
Number of guests: N/A
Get your tickets and bring your party to the diamond mine search area.


Funland Amusement Park
25 Funland Drive, North Little Rock
501-753-7307,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $200/two hours, $10/additional guest
Number of guests: 10 maximum
Little ones can hop on the carousel, train, Tubs of Fun and other small amusement rides during the park’s open season from April-October.


The Happy Glamper
Little Rock,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $350/first night, $150/second night
Number of guests: 6 maximum
The Happy Glamper’s bell tents are perfect for a backyard party. You provide food, drinks, clothes and toiletries and they’ll provide the rest.


J-Rock’s Rockin’ Ranch
12595 Highway 31 N., Ward
501-605-7849
Ages: 1-12
Cost: $150-$250
Number of guests: 10 children, $5/adult entry
Guests will enjoy access to the playground, games and petting zoo, as well as an activity wristband. Parents are free to bring cake, drinks and decorations.


Loco Ropes!
1025A Park Ave., Mountain View
888-669-6717,
Ages: All ages
Cost: Varies
Number of guests: 10 maximum
Celebrate Loco-ly with a heart-pumping tower and treetop adventure to test your nerve, endurance, agility and strength.

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Philanthropic Party

Arkansas Foodbank
4301 W. 65th St., Little Rock
501-565-8121,
Ages: 8 & up
Cost: Free
Number of guests: 25 maximum
Have a party with a purpose by volunteering for a shift at Arkansas Foodbank.

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Scientific Parties

Mid-America Science Museum
500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs
501-767-3461,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $200, $15/additional guest, $100 non-refundable deposit
Number of guests: 20 maximum
Mid-America now offers special science-themed parties. Parties include museum admission and access to the party room, plus drinks and snacks.


Museum of Discovery
500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
501-396-7050,
Ages: 3-12
Cost: $125 for virtual party, $250 for in-person party, members receive $25 discount
Number of guests: 15 maximum for virtual, $5/additional screen, 20 maximum for in-person
Choose a virtual or in-person party package with a theme that fits your child’s interests, from animals to superheroes to Lego.

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PARTY PLANNING

Cakes and Treats

Ann Potter Baking
Little Rock,
Ann Potter Baking combines cute and delicious with her custom iced cookies. Email to inquire about cookies for your next celebration.


The Blue Cake & Honey Pies
315 N. Bowman Road, Suite 14, Little Rock, 501-868-7771
6800 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, 501-613-7950,
Contact the Bowman location for custom cakes, petit fours, pies and coffee. Visit the Cantrell location for petit fours, mini pies, cupcakes and cookies.


Cold Stone Creamery
12800 Chenal Parkway, Suite 8, Little Rock
501-225-7000
Cold Stone provides birthday cakes and ice cream for your child's special occasion. Online ordering, takeout and delivery services are available.


Community Bakery-Downtown
1200 S. Main St., Little Rock
501-375-6418,
Get your child’s birthday cake along with other sweet treats at Community Bakery.


Cupcake Factory
18104 Kanis Road, Little Rock
501-821-9913,
The Cupcake Factory offers cupcakes and other sweet treats for your birthday kid and guests.


Dempsey Bakery
323 S. Cross St., Suite B, Little Rock
501-375-2257,
Dempsey is the place to get your gluten- and nut-free custom cakes, sweets and breads. The bakery also makes food free of soy, wheat, dairy and eggs.


Kilwins Little Rock
415 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
501-379-9865,
Located in downtown Little Rock, this candy store and ice cream shop whips up handmade fudge, caramel apples, chocolate candies and more.


Loblolly Creamery
1423 S. Main St., Suite C, Little Rock
501-503-5164,
Get your choice of ice cream cups or pints, baked goods, ice cream cakes and more for delivery or pickup.


Mickey’s Cakes & Sweets
11121 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite 14 A,
Little Rock, 501-221-1989,
Mickey’s has a variety of cake flavors and designs along with other delicious desserts for any celebration.


The Whimsy Cookie Company
401 S. Bowman Road, Suite B, Little Rock
501-400-8154
Whimsy Cookie Company offers more than a dozen types of treats for your child’s party. Order by phone or online.

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Party Decorations

Alpha-Lit Little Rock
Little Rock,
Make a statement — in lights — with Alpha-Lit’s 3- and 4-foot marquee letters and numbers.


Balloon Town
501-317-6468,
This decorating service transforms your party zone with balloon creations, including giant numbers, arches and decor to match your party theme.


Card My Yard
Little Rock, 318-406-9302 ,
Cost: From $70  
Operated locally by two Arkansas sisters and working moms, Card My Yard’s mission is to spread support, excitement and love one yard at a time.


Just Peachy
217 W. 2nd St., Suite 105, Little Rock
501-551-8117,
Cost: Pricing starts at $175 for a mantle-sized installation
Just Peachy creates custom balloon installations to add color and creativity to your child’s party.


Yardazzles
Little Rock, 501-351-4142,
Yardazzles creates unique yard art design rentals for all occasions.

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Party Entertainment

Argenta Limo
7704 Fluid Drive, Little Rock
501-771-9500,
Argenta offers luxury sedan, SUV and executive transit van service with highly-trained chauffeurs.


Fancyful Parties
Little Rock, 501-353-9827,
Ages: 2-10
Cost: Varies
Professionally trained staff arrive in costume to sing, read, dance and entertain. Choose an in-person party or virtual call with more than 30 different characters. Online gifts also available.


KinderSongs
Little Rock, 501-231-6802,
Ages: 3-8
Cost: $300 for Little Rock area
Throw a fun-filled, interactive children’s party with original music by Brian Kinder. The program is 35-40 minutes long, and the birthday child receives a CD or T-shirt (when available).


Magician and Balloon Artist Derrick Rose
Little Rock, 501-529-1633,
Ages: 4 & up
Cost: $175 balloon twisting party, $250 magic show, $300 magic and balloon twisting
Derrick Rose has been entertaining kids and making audiences laugh for more than 30 years. Let him bring his professionalism and showmanship to your next birthday party.


Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic
Little Rock, 501-786-2442,
Ages: 3-11 Cost: Call for details
Enjoy a fun, interactive magic show where the birthday child helps with the magic tricks! Includes a 45-minute magic show and balloon animals for all of the kids.

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Party Supplies

By Invitation Only
5914 R St., Little Rock
501-975-8902,
Find invitations, stationery, gift tags, custom napkins, custom cups, matchbooks, stickers and more for your party.


The Crown Shop
10700 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite B1,
Little Rock, 501-227-8442
You can find birthday gifts, invitations and party favors in one place.


Party City
11218 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
501-223-4929
Get everything you need to throw a terrific birthday party at this discount party supplies superstore. There is also a North Little Rock location.


Party Time Rental and Events
11121 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite 32B, Little Rock
501-224-3133,
Party Time offers one of the largest selections of tables, chairs, tents, fine linens and more, along with an experienced staff to help you put it all together.


The Slumber Party Company
Little Rock, 501-519-9680,
Ages: All ages
Cost: $125-$499
Number of guests: 2-6
Owned by two Little Rock moms, The Slumber Party Company plans, delivers, sets up, styles and breaks down your party. Your to-dos: enjoy and relax.


The Social Type
5819 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501-661-9929,
Find plenty of goodies for a chic birthday bash — from trendy invites and decorations to fancy favors and wrapping.