Things to do in Orange County

Places in Orange County for Birthday Parties

Get ready to celebrate your birthday in style at these Orange County venues.

Birthdays are important events that call for celebrations, and there are plenty of things to do in Orange County for the birthday boy or girl to do. The region has numerous venues that offer the perfect space to party. Whether you want to celebrate near the ocean or prefer to stay indoors, you’ll find the ideal place to spend your special day.

We’ve put together a list of the best places to throw a birthday party in Orange County. Some are tailored to adults or older kids, while others are best for preschool and elementary school children. No matter your choice, you’ll be in for a wonderful time.


Home to Disneyland and various entertainment venues, Anaheim has many birthday opportunities that are sure to please.

1. Disneyland Resort

The wonder of the Disneyland Resort makes it a prime destination for celebrating birthdays. Whether it’s a child or adult’s big day, Disney’s magic elevates it. It’s one of the best things to do with kids in Orange County on a regular day, but we think it’s an even better destination for a birthday party.

Opt for an in-room celebration for an unforgettable time. Your loved one will discover a room set up with themed gifts, including beloved Disney characters, treats, and balloon bouquets.

Signature Character Dining experiences for birthdays bring the fun to the table. Get autographs from your favorite Disney characters while dining on delectable dishes. These dining events are quite popular, so be sure to book in advance.

Wrap up your birthday party by experiencing the wonders of Disneyland while wearing a special birthday button. Birthday celebrants can get them for free from designated locations throughout the park.

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2. The Rinks Anaheim ICE

Celebrate your special day with your friends at The Rinks Anaheim ICE. This indoor ice rink brings hockey and skating to Orange County, regardless of how sunny it is outside.

You can book private events to have the rink to yourself, making it a popular destination for birthday parties. After you’ve run out of energy, access to a private event room creates the perfect setting for cake and presents.

Adventure City

Adventure City birthday parties bring nonstop action to your child’s special day and take the hassle out of planning. With a party package, your guests receive admission to the theme park, including unlimited rides and access to the petting farm. Staff decorate the party room and serve pizza and drinks.

After time in the party room ends, your fun continues as you explore exciting attractions, such as balloon races, coasters, and trains. Be sure to check out Stage 39 for live interactive performances.

4. Flightdeck Rogue Racing Flight Simulation

The sky isn't even the limit when you celebrate your birthday at Flightdeck Rogue Racing and participate in a flight simulation.

If you have a plane lover in your family, this could be the perfect choice for their birthday celebration. Discover what it’s like to control a fighter jet while dressed in a flight suit. Learn how to operate the aircraft and jump into the cockpit to take on virtual enemies.

For a more leisurely experience, get behind the wheel of a jet airliner in a replica of a Boeing 737-800 cockpit. You’ll get the same pre-takeoff flight school rundown. Afterward, the simulation will have you taking off from the airport of your choice across numerous weather conditions.

Private group events accommodate up to 80 guests for constant action, letting you celebrate with as many or as few people as you want.

Santa Ana

In Santa Ana, birthday parties take you on grand adventures through the air or into strange new worlds.

5. Sky Zone

Birthday parties at Sky Zone invite jumping, climbing, and playing dodgeball. At this trampoline park, the special birthday boy or girl receives a shirt that lets them skip the line for their favorite attractions.

After they're done jumping and flipping like our acrobats, all partygoers can head to the party room, where the host serves a meal, soda, and cake. The menu includes pizza, salad, pasta, and assorted party trays.

6. Santa Ana Zoo

Turn your child’s birthday into a safari at the Santa Ana Zoo. Spotting 120 different species across 20 ac. creates an exciting way to celebrate. A carousel featuring endangered animals gives guests a gentle spin, while the Fifty Monkeys Ferris Wheel takes you up 64 ft. into the air for a unique vantage point of the zoo.

After exploring vibrant habitats across several biomes, such as the Colors of the Amazon aviary and Monkey Row, it's time to settle down for a picnic, presents, and cake in one of the venue's two separate party areas.

The Rides Plaza party area offers an ideal vantage point to see the train pass by, while the Exploration Outpost area provides shady canopies near the interactive Rainforest Maze.

7. Discovery Cube

Discovery Cube opens up its private event room for birthday parties. When you rent the room, you'll have access to a party host and an on-site catering menu.

During a deluxe party, guests can watch one of two science demonstrations to complete an exciting experiment. The Orange County Discovery Cube presents the Galaxy in a Jar and Clothespin Race Cars demonstrations. You'll have the party room to yourself for two hours.

Children can also immerse themselves in scientific exhibits. The permanent Dino Quest exhibit encourages hands-on learning with a fossil excavation site and replicas of life-sized dinosaurs.

Race to Recycle is another interactive exhibit that makes learning fun. Children compete to see who can sort waste from recyclables the fastest.

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Newport Beach

At Newport Beach, bright sunshine, warm sand, and stunning views welcome the festivities.

8. Balboa Fun Zone

At Balboa Fun Zone, over 8,000 sq. ft. of space overlooking Newport Harbor awaits your next birthday party. Bright colors and a distinctly retro ambiance encourage exploration and excitement around every turn.

The heart of the experience lies in the Ferris wheel and merry-go-round, but other family-friendly fair-style rides provide swinging, jumping, and climbing action. Challenge your party guests to arcade games and see who can rack up the most tickets. Or, step into the nautical museum to explore local history.

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9. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina

Escape the bustle of city life for a day of adventure at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina. Surrounding a scenic lagoon, this resort emphasizes outdoor leisure, with RV camping, recreation opportunities, and pools and spas all in one space.

Several indoor and outdoor venues accommodate birthday parties of all sizes. In-house catering provides easy access to dining, depending on your preferences. Choose between buffets and seated menus alongside full bars to customize your meal experience.

Enjoy paddling around the lagoon on paddleboards, kayaks, and pedal boats. If you prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, an extensive selection of games and inflatable obstacle course challenges keep everyone entertained.

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach offers some of the most picturesque places for birthday parties in Orange County.

10. Bolsa Chica State Beach

Bolsa Chica State Beach is ideal for a seaside birthday party, with abundant outdoor opportunities, such as volleyball, sunbathing, and aquatic sports. While it means leaving the piñata or balloons at home, you’ll still find plenty of opportunities to celebrate.

We recommend arriving early to settle around one of 200 fire rings or in the picnic areas—both are first come, first served.

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11. We Play Loud

Birthdays at We Play Loud let kids embrace their wild side. Two birthday party rooms provide bright settings for an awe-inspiring party. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen television and audio system. The indoor playground in Huntington Beach is jam-packed with pastel colors and all sorts of climbing equipment.

Your birthday child will be free to climb, slide, and swing through a vibrant, whimsical world reminiscent of our shows. We love that this venue has a separate toddler room that offers safe exploration and play space for the youngest children in your group.

A host handles logistics, serving, and cleaning throughout the party so you can enjoy your child’s special day without worrying about your guests.


As a major educational hub, it’s no surprise some of Irvine's best birthday party destinations focus on learning. These are some of our favorites.

12. Pretend City Children’s Museum

Birthday parties at Pretend City Children's Museum go off without a hitch. The party room can accommodate up to 25 guests (including adult attendees). You'll have access to a sink with running water, a refrigerator, and a freezer.

While Pretend City provides the party host, you can bring food, drinks, and decorations of your choice. After the party, your child and their guests can explore the museum.

Engaging exhibits encourage children to take hands-on approaches as they learn about topics such as banking and construction.

13. Boomers Irvine

Bright, flashing lights and seemingly endless games abound when you have your birthday party at Boomers in Irvine. The exact offerings for your event depend on the party package you book.

All packages come with pizza, arcade credits, and some access to the on-site attractions. While the Silver Party Package only includes three single uses of attractions, the Platinum Party Package allows unlimited access.

The vibrant party rooms encourage festivities while a host manages the celebration. Sit back and enjoy your child’s party while the host fills drinks and serves food. Further add-ons and customizations allow you to tailor the party to your child’s interests for a one-of-a-kind party they’ll never forget.

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14. Tanaka Farms

Private parties at Tanaka Farms let you take the birthday festivities to a stunning rural venue. For three hours, you'll have access to a tent and wooden picnic tables for around 60 people. To book a private party, a minimum of 15 farm tour tickets is required.

While you won’t have access to refrigeration or electricity, you can order food from the on-site grill or bring your meal. The tours offered during your party depend on the season. You might tour the strawberry fields in the spring or the pumpkin patch in the fall.

During its Hikari festival in the winter months, Tanaka Farms is one of the best places to see Christmas lights in Orange County.

Costa Mesa

The vibrant city of Costa Mesa invites celebration with bright, clean playgrounds.

15. TeWinkle Park

TeWinkle Park is a popular destination for birthday parties for younger children. You can reserve the park up to one year in advance to guarantee your use of the covered picnic tables and barbecue at your desired time.

The park offers access to sports fields and hiking and walking trails, but the playground is the star of the show. The bright colors and fun equipment, such as a rocking boat and swinging rings, delight younger children. Older kids often gravitate toward the skate park or the baseball field.

Much of the equipment sits under shady canopies to protect visitors from the sun, and sand for digging and constructing castles is a popular addition.

Endless Birthday Fun Awaits at Orange County’s Premier Venues

No matter what venue you choose for your birthday festivities, you'll have an amazing time. If you want to add a unique touch to your special day, come to one of our shows.

We’ll dance, flip, and jump our hearts out on stage as we weave awe-inspiring tales that defy conformity at every turn. Our shows feature dazzling stories, unforgettable musical scores, and state-of-the-art special effects you don’t want to miss. Bring your guests and get ready for the show of a lifetime.

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