Northeast Ohio Party Planning Guide

Northeast Ohio Party Planning Guide

From birthdays to graduations and every cause for celebration in between, there are many local resources available to help you plan the perfect party. Make your next occasion extra special with these venues and entertaining possibilities. The list below is a sampling; visit the Northeast Ohio Parent Party Planning Directory for even more options.

Cafe O’ Play
Professionally trained Party Heroes make your birthday party an unforgettable experience. Packages include the Super Party, Super Family Celebration, Mini-Party, or On-The-Go. 911 Graham Road #27, Stow, 330-928-7517,

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Make your child’s next birthday party memorable at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Birthday party packages include admission to the zoo, food and drinks, and unforgettable animal encounters. 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, 216-661-6500, or

5 Star Talent
Specializing in face painting, balloon twisting, clowning, and magic, 5 Star prides itself on being professional, safe, fun, family-friendly and value-packed. It offers highly trained, award-winning performers with years of training and performance experience in all types of venues, from large corporate events to small private parties. 330-620-9530,

Flower Entertainment
The premier children’s entertainment agency booking the best balloon artists, clowns, face painters, magicians, inflatable amusements, fun foods, carnival games and much more. 440-944-0278,

Goldfish Swim School
Plan your child’s next birthday party at its 90-degree indoor pool. Birthday parties at Goldfish Swim School offer fun for the kids and no hassles for parents. Goldfish Swim School – Cleveland East Side: 216-364-9090; Goldfish Swim School of Fairview Park: 440-333-5393.Goldfish Swim School of Hudson: 234-380-4400.

Greater Cleveland Aquarium
You can make a big splash with a weekend birthday celebration that’s “fin-tastic” for children ages 2 to 12. All parties include a private room, lunch, favor bags and a chance to explore the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Whether it’s going nose-to- nose with a painted turtle, getting your hands wet in the stingray touch pool or watching a shark whoosh overhead in the underwater seatube, it’s an aquatic adventure your child won’t soon forget. 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, 216-862-8803,

Jungle Terry’s Traveling Zoo
Official animal entertainer of Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine. Jungle Terry does educational animal shows for birthday parties, schools and many other special events. 440-275-1331,

 Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
Celebrate your birthday at the Center. Choose a wildlife party with live animal encounters or a planetarium party that’s out of this world. 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village, 440-871-2900,

Lake Metroparks
Looking for a fun and unique place to have your child’s next birthday party? Check out Lake Metroparks’ many party themes and locations. 440-639-7275,

The Little Gym
Trained instructors will lead all the birthday fun through games, gymnastics and an inflatable airmat, and will handle everything from setup to cleanup. Brecksville/Sagamore: 330-467-5050; Fairview Park: 440-331-5151; Twinsburg: 330-405-9640.

Melt Bar & Grilled
Be a rock star party planner and serve amazing award winning gourmet grilled cheese, awesome shareable appetizers and fresh salads from Melt Bar and Grilled at your next party or event. Catering and party menu available at all Melt locations or pick-up for the party. Lakewood, Cleveland Heights, Independence, Mentor & Akron.

OMG — Ohio Mobile Gaming
OMG has been Northeast Ohio’s inflatable and party entertainment provider.Video game trucks, bounce houses, carnival games, dunk tanks, mechanical bulls, photo booths, tables, chairs and more. Larger events (schools, churches, corporate) are discounted when booked in advance. Akron: 330-745-4545; Cleveland: 440-822-3960.

Ohio Station Outlets
Children ages 3 to 12 can be an engineer for the day. From April through October, bring your child to Ohio Station Outlets on their birthday to drive the train (children with birthdays during the off-season can schedule a birthday engineer session between April and October, as well). Registration is free at guest services. 9911 Avon Lake Road, Burbank, 330-948-9929,

Park & Play Party
We provide mobile entertainment for children of all ages. We bring the party to you! Booking is easy; all parties require a $75 deposit. 216-205-2387,

Romp n Stomp
Romp n Stomp specializes in Private Stress-Free Parties, Kids Camps, Parent’s Night Out and Inflatable Rentals. Let us “Get your Party Jumpin.” 866-655-JUMP (5867),

School of Rock
Imagine you and your friends as rock stars. They will provide music instruction, rehearsal and a performance at the end of the party. No experience necessary. Highland Heights: 440-684-7625; Rocky River: 440-333-7625; Strongsville: 440-572-7655.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Consider choosing Stan Hywet’s unique and beautiful historic setting to celebrate your milestone family events. For birthdays, keep it simple by sharing your theme or ask for help developing one. Stan Hywet staff will recommend appropriate vendors, or use its experience and creativity to produce the perfect party. 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, 330-836-5533,

Summit Metro Parks
Host your party at one of the Metro Parks’ 16 lodges and shelters that can be reserved for special occasions. Visit for 360-degree tours and to check availability, amenities and prices. 975 Treaty Line Road, Akron, 330-867-5511,

The Twister Girl
The Twister Girl offers balloon twisting for a variety of occasions including birthday and holiday parties, corporate events, baby showers, bar & bat mitzvahs, graduations, and more. 216-673-7508,

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