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Upstate Parent’s 2020 Birthday Guide

Important note: Be sure to check with venues and vendors well in advance. Many are temporarily closed or phasing in reopenings due to COVID-19. Some are operating with reduced hours and programming. Some seasonal operations may not be available for parties this year.

Party places 

7th Inning Splash 

1500 Piedmont Highway, Piedmont    


Open during summer months. Pool party packages include waterpark admission, food, party hut rental and more.

Anderson Area YMCA

201 E. Reed Road, Anderson


The Anderson Area YMCA offers pool parties year round. The format is an hour in the pool of the participants' choosing, followed by an hour in a party room, located directly off the pool deck. The cost is $125 for Anderson Area YMCA members or $150 for prospective members.

Big Air Trampoline Park Greenville

36 Park Woodruff Drive, Greenville


More than just trampolines – facility includes 58 attractions, as well as five party rooms (one private). Choose from a variety of packages. Big Eats Cafe is on hand to provide food, cookie cake and party favors. Call or book online.

Big Air Trampoline Park Spartanburg

660 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg


More than just Trampolines - five party rooms are available. Choose from a variety of packages. Big Eats Cafe is on hand to provide food, cookie cake and party favors. Call or book online. 

Bowlero Greenville

740 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville


Party options include unlimited bowling, arcade games, food and more. Book parties online with custom party packages or speak with an event planner via phone, email or chat. Kids' parties are ideal for children ages 4-12. Teen parties are offered for ages 13 and older.

Build-A-Bear Workshop

700 Haywood Road, Greenville


Packages are available. Parties include the help of a party leader. Each guest takes home a furry friend.

Carolina Dance Collaborative


CDC provides a 30- – 45-minute dance session based on the theme of your birthday party. All birthday parties include a warm-up, dance and movement games, character-based movements across the floor and learning a dance. The birthday girl/boy gets to choose their favorite song for the final dance which can be recorded to make a dance video for their special birthday celebration. 

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC


Nature-based, hands-on activities get kids discovering the world around them. A variety of party packages are available.

Chuck E. Cheese’s

253 Congaree Road, Greenville


66 Spartan Blvd., #250, Spartanburg


A variety of party packages are available and include game play, pizza and more.

Color Clay Café

2518-A East North St., Greenville


Bring your own refreshments and choose from a wide variety of party options. Choose a party that allows guests to paint a tile, a figurine, a mug or more. Details and pricing are online.

Creating Artists for Tomorrow

1711 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer


Table Time parties (ages 2 – 5) include a variety of materials and experiences. Parents are encouraged to participate in these activities with their child.

Canvas parties (ages 5 and older) include a short, fun lesson about the elements of art. Guests are given a canvas panel to paint their inspiration.

Dance Without Limits

2105 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer


Professional instructors host the party and lead guests in fun dance activities and games. Time is allotted for cake and presents. See website for details.

Defy Greenville

48 Brookfield Oaks Drive, Greenville


A variety of jump parties are available. Parties include admission, use of a party room, pizza, drinks and more. Package details are available online.

Discovery Island Waterpark

417 Baldwin Road, Simpsonville


Open during summer months. Pool party packages include waterpark admission, food, party hut rental and more.

Easley Gymnastics

106 Beacon Hill Court, Easley


Birthday parties at this gymnastics facility are held with trained instructors. 

East Main Arts

167 E. Main St., Spartanburg


A variety of art parties are available. See details online.

Eden Farms Horse Barn

4700 Dacusville Highway, Marietta


Two-hour parties offer hands-on horse fun with a barn tour, riding horses that are decorated with ribbons and glitter, as well as time on newly renovated picnic and playground facilities. The birthday child receives a cowboy hat and hand painted personalized horseshoe.

Foothills Gymnastics and Cheer Center, Inc.

198 Couch Lane, Easley


Parties are 1½ hours and include supervised party time with an instructor. Families provide the paper goods and food. Add Willy the Whale, a 40-foot inflatable, for more party excitement. Themed packages and several party options are available. 

Frankie’s of Greenville

45 Park Woodruff Drive, Greenville


Frankie's of Greenville offers three go-kart tracks, three mini-golf courses, nine batting cages, squirt boats, laser tag, the XD Dark Ride, the new Discovery 360 ride and more than 100 arcade games and more.

Giggles Drop-In Childcare

3620 Pelham Road, Suite 1A, Greenville


10 W. Lewis Plaza, Greenville


Giggles is available to rent for private birthday parties on Sundays at noon and 3 p.m. at both Greenville locations. Prices start at $175 up to 20 children.


518 College Ave., #130, Clemson


Pottery is available to go. See website for details. 

Greenville County Aquatic Complex

2700 W. Blue Ridge Drive, Greenville


Complete pool and fun zone party packages are available. See website for details.            

Greenville Drive

935 S. Main St., Greenville


Amenities include a pre-game party area for the guest of honor, each guest receives a hot dog, soda and bag of chips, personalized birthday greeting over the stadium PA system and display on the DriveVision videoboard and more.

Greenville Gemstone Mine

205 N. Main St., Greenville


700 Haywood Road, #2008, Greenville


A variety of gem mining party packages are available. Details are online.      

Greenville Gymnastics

1311 Miller Road, Greenville


Parties are 1½ hours, including 45 minutes of gym time and 45 minutes for refreshments and opening gifts. Guests enjoy open play time with the supervision of trained staff. Parties are completely private.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits

650 N. Academy St., Greenville


Three different packages include tickets to a game, a mascot visit from Stomper, a cake from Couture Cakes and more. 

Greenville Zoo

150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville



All birthday parties take place in a classroom just inside the zoo entrance and include admission to the zoo. Several packages are available that include cupcakes, staff-led activities and more.

Grove Station Farms

421 Piedmont Highway, Piedmont


Horseback Birthday Parties are available for horse lovers of all ages. Parties are scheduled for two hours and include one hour of horseback riding (horse led by farm staff) and one-hour use of indoor or outdoor picnic facilities. 

Gymboree Play and Music of Greenville

980 Batesville Road, Suites D and E, Greer


Age-appropriate birthday parties are available for ages 1 - 4. The state-of-the-art play floor has equipment designed specifically for young children.

Hearts of Clay Pottery Painting Studio

660 Spartan Blvd., Suite 20, Spartanburg


Hearts of Clay party options include pottery painting, canvas painting, hand building with clay or glass fusion. A private party room holds up to 25, refrigerator provided.

Hillside Farm Horses, LLC

90 Paradise Court, Greenville


Hillside Farm offers pony parties at the farm or on location. At the farm, several different options are offered, including DIY and full-service parties. Optional add-ons include a bounce house, hayrides, unicorn rides and paint the pony. 

Hub City Scoops

158 E. Main St., Spartanburg 


Customizable birthday parties are available for kids of all ages with ice cream, sundae bar, balloons and more.

Kangaroo Jax

2437 Laurens Road, Greenville


Kangaroo Jax is a family fun center with bounce houses, a carousel and a Ferris wheel – all indoors. Birthday party packages and field trip discounts are available.   

Kidcreate Studio-Greenville

2456 Hudson Road, Greer


The birthday child and their friends each create a take-home art project with the help of a Kidcreate instructor. Teachers oversee the party from start to finish including clean up. Parties are 90 minutes and include a birthday crown and giant birthday mural. Hundreds of art projects are available. 

Kilwin's Chocolates

220 N. Main St., Suite 202, Greenville


Chocolate dipping and decorating parties with upgraded options are available. See website for details.

Label Creations


Personalized party favors are available, include Hershey’s Kiss favors, Tic Tac favors, popcorn and more.

LeMans Karting Greenville – Spartanburg

961 Berry Shoals Road, Duncan


Choose from party packages or build your own. Packages include safety training, on track basics, a race evaluation and then a big final race.

Michaels Stores

Upstate locations

Party packages are available. Details are online.                                                           

Middle Tyger Family YMCA

720 Shoals Road, Duncan


Indoor and outdoor pools are available for party rentals. The cost is $150 for members and $200 for prospective members. Parties include one hour of pool time and one hour of private party room time. 

Mille Lewis

1228 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville


Parties are offered for children ages 5 - 11 and teens ages 12 and older. Call for details.

Mr. Gatti’s Pizza

100 McMillan St., Spartanburg


Several party packages are available, including games, food and more.

NoteAbility Music School

2103 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer


Preschool parties for ages 1-4 include event space usage and guided music making time. 

O-CHA tea bar

300 River St., Suite 122, Greenville


Hot or iced tea parties are offered for all ages. Full lunch tea menus to just tea tastings are available. 

Once Upon a Dream Parties & Boutique 

1099 E. Butler Road, Suite 106, Greenville


Princess parties are available with activities, games and a full array of entertainment options on location or at the boutique.

Open Art Studios

14 S. Main St., Lower Level Suite 100, Greenville


Kids and adult paint parties are available for groups of 12 people or fewer, ages 6 and older. Choose from painting things that can be pre-sketched on a canvas or just paint anything you want. A two-hour party includes the space with tables and chairs, the art supplies, basic painting guidance, cleanup and set up. 

Otter Creek Waterpark

101 W. Darby Road, Greenville


Open during summer months. Pool party packages include waterpark admission, food, party hut rental and more. 

Par-Tee Time

112 Beacon Hill Court, Easley


Private and open play parties are available. Par-Tee Time Family Fun Center is an indoor play center with a large inflatable play zone, mini golf, batting cages and arcades.

Paintball Central

318 Tucapau Road, Wellford


Paintball parties are available. See website for details. 

Piano Central Studios

757 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville


1622 Woodruff Road, Greenville


Custom-created for ages 1 - 7, Kindermusik birthday parties are interactive and engaging. Each party includes dancing, singing, creative play, musical instruments, parachutes and more. 

Pigtails & Crewcuts

2222 Augusta St., Suite 10, Greenville


2815 Woodruff Road, Suite 105, Simpsonville


Parties are available for princesses or pirates with dress up, arts and crafts and more in the salon's party room. Parties are led and cleaned up by staff. 

Plate 108

108 E. Poinsett St., Greer


A variety of party options are available. Call or see website for details. 

Pump It Up

75 Brookfield Oaks Drive, Suite 100, Greenville


440 Southport Commerce Blvd., Spartanburg


Parties combine imagination, inflatables and rock climbing. Staff sets up, coordinates food and beverages and cleans up. Parties are completely private during both play time and party room time. Add-ons include a new balloon drop, bubble parties and glow-in-the-dark parties.

Regal Cinemas

Host a party at the movies. Details and printable invitations are available online.

Revolution Martial Arts and Performance Fitness

6400 Highway 9, Inman


Bring your own food, decorations, drinks and cake. Themes include martial arts, ninja, nerf wars, jedi training and more. Parties are two hours with one coach and one assistant, games on mats and cage, cake cutting with a real sword, invitations and goodie bags. 

Shipwreck Cove

119 S. Spencer St., Duncan


Shipwreck Cove provides party packages that include park admission, cabana rental, a party host, food, paper products and more. Birthday kids have all-day access to the waterpark with their admission. A playground is available at adjacent Stone Ledge Park.

Sky Zone Greenville

2465 Laurens Road, Greenville 


Action packed parties are offered with planning, setup and cleaning included. Details are online. 

South Carolina Children's Theatre

1200 Pendleton St., Greenville


SCCT Birthday parties let the birthday boy or girl shine. Choose from a variety of themes. Details are online.

Spare Time Entertainment

822 Congaree Road, Greenville


Birthday packages can include luxury bowling, laser tag, escape rooms and more. All packages include hand-stretched pizza, Game Zone arcade play and a party host to handle the details. Customize your event with catering options.

Spartanburg Science Center

200 E. Saint John St., Spartanburg


Have a STEAM birthday party at the museum. A variety of party options are available. 

Spartanburg Parks

A variety of park facilities are available for rent. See website for details.                                                             

Sportsclub Kids

712 Congaree Road, Greenville


Choose a completely customized party with any theme and options for all ages. A wide variety of activities are available, including sports (basketball, soccer, dodgeball, etc.), arts and crafts, scavenger hunts and more. Pool parties are available year-round in an indoor pool. 

Sweet Retreat

510 E. Halfway Branch Road, Walhalla


The facility offers a wide selection of frozen yogurt and ice cream combinations with over 30 fresh ingredients, mini golf, go-carts and a newly built arcade that includes games and laser tag.

The Big E

1100 Factory Shops Blvd., Gaffney


Choose from a variety of party packages. Details are online.

The Children's Museum of the Upstate-Greenville

300 College St., Greenville


All new birthday party packages are available. Packages include full day museum admission for the party family and guests, as well as a private party room equipped with decorations, cupcakes, paper goods, dedicated staff and an age appropriate activity. Guests receive a return ticket to the museum. Choose from LEGOs, Dinosaurs, Tea Party, Art, Candy Shoppe and Cosmic Blast. Add-on pizza and party platters are also available.

The Children's Museum of the Upstate-Spartanburg

130 Magnolia St., Spartanburg



Birthday parties at TCMU-Spartanburg last all day, with free admission passes for all party guests to explore and play. Party themes include Art in Action, I Love LEGOs, Royal Tea Party and Wild One.

The Kroc Center

424 Westfield St., Greenville


All parties include 90 minutes of play in the gym, zero entry pool or bounce houses, and 60 minutes in the party room for 12 – 25 children. Scheduled party room time includes access to the communal game room.

The Little Gym of Greenville

1451 Woodruff Rd. Suite Q, Greenville


Package includes everything from set up to clean up, including invitations, cake, juice boxes, paper goods and two trained instructors to lead the party. Themed parties are available. 

The Pavilion Recreation Complex

400 Scottswood Road, Taylors


Closed for renovations until Sept. 30. Party package details are online. 

Thomas E. Hannah YMCA

151 Ribault St., Spartanburg


Indoor and outdoor pools are available for party rentals. The cost is $150 for members and $200 for prospective members. Parties include one hour of pool time and one hour of private party room time. 

Upcountry History Museum - Furman University

540 Buncombe St., Greenville


Rental spaces are available. Contact for additional birthday party options. 

Upstate Karate

122 Blakely Road, Simpsonville


See website for birthday party package details. 

USA Play

1200 Woodruff Road, Suite B5, Greenville


Private parties are available in the 6,000 square foot showroom filled with playsets and basketball goals. Weekend birthday parties are private, with one hour and 15 minutes in the play area and 30 minutes in the party room. Packages include paper products and host to serve guests. 

Willis Road Family YMCA

501 Willis Road, Spartanburg


Indoor and outdoor pools are available for party rentals. The cost is $150 for members and $200 for prospective members. Parties include one hour of pool time and one hour of private party room time. 

Food, entertainment and more!

Baking Sweet Scents


A variety of sweet treats are available, including decorate-your-own mini-cakes, cupcakes and more. 

Big Red Party Truck


Navy veteran and full-time firefighter/EMT-owned business. Parties come to your location. Options include fire truck rides, spraying water from real fire hose, snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, music and more.

Bossy Bakers

1540 Wade Hampton Blvd., Suite G, Greenville


A variety of baked good are offered, including cakes, cupcakes, pies and more. Vegan options are available. 

Charming Balloon



Artists create custom balloons for everyone and can match any theme. Decorations and balloon delivery, including balloon bouquets and custom sculptures, are available, as well as face painting. 

Couture Cakes of Greenville

1325 Miller Road, Suite H, Greenville


Custom cakes and cupcakes are available for any occasion. More than 20 flavors are available. Storefront located off Woodruff Road, near Frankie's Fun Park and Greenville Gymnastics. 

Critter Keeper



The Critter Keeper brings approximately 20 creepy-crawly critters to you, along with an hour-long presentation of information, scares, laughs, a little magic, life lessons and more.

Holly's Cakes LLC

1421 Stringer Road, Belton


Custom cake designs are offered for birthdays and all occasions.

Jay Dee Productions

Fountain Inn 


Balloon art, face painting, entertainment and décor are available.

Jenauri’s Vegan Bakery



Jenauri's Vegan Bakery is a from-scratch bakery that offers dairy-free and egg-free desserts of all kinds, specializing in cakes and cupcakes in a variety of flavors. Gluten- and/or soy-free options are also available upon request.

Joy Set Entertainment



Entertainment options include clowns, balloonists, face painters, magicians, characters and more.

Liz Made Cookies



Custom decorated sugar cookies, DIY Cookie kits and cookie classes are available, with a large variety of themes. Gluten-free and vegan options are available. 

Mega Rock Challenge & Amusements

3248 Parris Bridge Road, Boiling Springs


Party rental options include inflatables, mechanical rides and concessions.  

Pros Only Entertainment


DJ and photobooth services are available in the Upstate and surrounding areas.

Roller Time Skating Academy


Roller Time Skating Academy is a come-to-you roller skating academy. Learn roller skating from the beginner stage all the way to competition level. Birthday parties incorporate fun and instruction all in one.

Shay Can Bake


Custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies are available. 

Sugah Cakes

147 S. Pine St., Spartanburg


The cupcake bus can supply cupcakes, cookies and other refreshments, but on location cupcake and cookie decorating are also available. Invitations, paper products and favors are all available from the retail store.      

The Chocolate Moose

30 S. Main St., Suite 200B, Greenville


Cupcakes, including cupcake decorating kits, are available, with regular, gluten-free and vegan options.  

The Snow Castle

2109 Woodruff Road, Greenville


See website for party package details and costs. 

Tip Top Cake Shop 

601 Williams Ave., Suite B, Easley


A variety of at-home options are available, including Paint Your Own Cookies, cupcake decorating kits (with a step by step how-to video) and at-home cookie kits. Details are online. 

Tumblebus Greenville, LLC



The Tumblebus mobile facility comes to you, fully decorated with any theme you choose for an hour-long party. The Tumblebus is filled with interchangeable equipment like monkey bars, trampoline, rings, swings, slides, trapeze, climbing equipment and more, led by trained and certified instructors Every child in attendance receives a medal and stamp and the birthday child gets a T-shirt! Parties are appropriate for ages 18 months – 6 years. 

Wildlife Geeks


Wildlife Geeks combines animals, wildlife conservation and adventure. Parties at your location include a variety of mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Yellowbobbypins Art Camp

10 Spring Valley Road, Greenville


Zoom art parties are available with an art game and painting. Contact for details. 

Zooligans Bouncers


Rental options include a selection of bounce houses, slides and more.  

Zoomball Entertainment


Defy gravity inside the ZoomBall. Bounce around in a race or a game of bumper soccer with ZoomBumpers inside an inflatable strap-on ball. For younger children, ZoomBoats are available, as well as a Summer Bounce Globe.