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Upstate Parent’s 2021 Birthday Guide


**Important note: Some venues and vendors are operating with reduced hours and programming. Looking for your favorite birthday party spot? Some plan to add party options later this year, so be sure to ask about schedules as well as virtual and take-home options. **

Party places 

7th Inning Splash, 1500 Piedmont Highway, Piedmont, 864-299-1842, waterparks.greenvillerec.com/7th-inning-splash. Open during summer months. Pool party packages include waterpark admission, food, party hut rental and more.

Anderson Area YMCA, 201 E. Reed Road, Anderson, 864-716-6261, andersonareaymca.org. 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. 

Big Air Trampoline Park Greenville, 36 Park Woodruff Drive, Greenville, 864-626-5252, info@bigairgsp.com, bigairusa.com/greenville, Big Air Trampoline Park Spartanburg, 660 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, 864-580-6462, info@bigairgsp.com, bigairusa.com/spartanburg. 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. 

BlocHaven, 701 Easley Bridge Road, Greenville, 864-616-6060, brittany@blochaven.com, BlocHaven.com. BlocHaven offers an adventurous experience in a controlled environment. Parties are two hours, with 1.5 hours of climbing and 30-minute use of a private room. The staffed event includes climbing shoe, harness and chalk rentals for all climbers and a gift for the birthday person. 

Bowlero Greenville, 740 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, 864-242-5764

bowlero.com/location/bowlero-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 ages 4-12. Teen parties are offered for ages 13 and older.

Build-A-Bear Workshop, 700 Haywood Road, Greenville, 864-284-6432, buildabear.com. Parties include the help of a party leader. Each guest takes home a furry friend.

Carolina Dance Collaborative, 864-315-3732, info@carolinadancecollaborative.org,carolinadancecollaborative.org. 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. Virtual options available. 

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC, 

828-625-9611, groups@chimneyrockpark.com, chimneyrockpark.com/birthday-parties. 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, 864-297-6400, 66 Spartan Blvd., #250, Spartanburg, 864-574-4708, chuckecheese.com. A variety of party packages are available and include game play, pizza and more.

Color Clay Café, 2518-A East North St., Greenville, 864-244-3445, colorclaycafe.com. Bring your own refreshments and choose from a wide variety of party options. Details and pricing are online.

Creating Artists for Tomorrow, 1711 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, 864-561-7420, info@creatingartistsfortomorrow.com, creatingartistsfortomorrow.com. 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, 115 Pelham Road, Suite 24, Greenville, 864-412-7788

dancewithoutlimits.co. 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, 864-412-3434

Greenville_Jump@defy.com, defy.com/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, 864-963-4345

waterparks.greenvillerec.com/discovery-island. Open during summer months. Pool party packages include waterpark admission, food, party hut rental and more.

Easley Gymnastics, 106 Beacon Hill Court, Easley, 864-269-2007, staff@easleygym.com, easleygym.com. Birthday parties at this gymnastics facility are held with trained instructors.

East Main Arts, 167 E. Main St., Spartanburg, 864-430-1040, eastmainarts.com.

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

Eden Farms Horse Barn, 4700 Dacusville Highway, Marietta, 864-898-0043 

edenfarmssc@aol.com, edenfarms.net/birthday-parties.html. Two-hour parties include riding of two horses that are decorated in glitter, a barn tour, playing on the playground, and time for cake and presents. 

Foothills Gymnastics and Cheer Center, Inc., 198 Couch Lane, Easley, 864-855-9660, kimfgc@aol.com, foothillsgymnasticscenter.com. Parties are 1½ hours. Several party options are available. Details are online. 

Frankie’s of Greenville, 45 Park Woodruff Drive, Greenville, 864-627-9888,

greenvilleparties@frankies.com, frankies.com. Frankie's of Greenville offers go-kart tracks, mini-golf courses, batting cages, squirt boats, more than 100 arcade games and more.

Giggles Drop-In Childcare, 3620 Pelham Road, Suite 1A, Greenville, 864-252-4252, pelham@gigglesdaycareinc.com, gigglesdaycareinc.com. Giggles is available to rent for private birthday parties on Sundays at noon and 3 p.m.

Glazed, 518 College Ave., #130, Clemson, 864-643-4242, glazedpyop@gmail.com,glazedclemson.com. Pottery is available to go. See website for details. 

Greenville County Aquatic Complex, 2700 W. Blue Ridge Drive, Greenville,864-679-7946, aquatics.greenvillerec.com. Complete pool and fun zone party packages are available. See website for details.   

Greenville Drive, 935 S. Main St., Greenville, 864-240-4507, greenvilledrive.com. Amenities include a pre-game party area for the guest of honor, each guest receives a hot dog, drink and 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, 864-283-6300

700 Haywood Road, #2008, Greenville, 864-509-1119, info@greenvillegemstonemine.com, greenvillegemstonemine.com.

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

Greenville Gymnastics, 1311 Miller Road, Greenville, 864-297-5589, 

ggtc@greenvillegymnastics.com, greenvillegymnastics.com. 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, 864-674-7825

info@swamprabbits.com, swamprabbits.com. Updated party package details will be posted online. 

Greenville Zoo, 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, 864-467-4850, zooed@greenvillesc.gov,greenvillezoo.com. Two-hour party rentals include the lush, private covered picnic area just below the giraffes and lions, cupcakes from Couture Cakes, access to games and a visit from an animal guest. 

Grove Station Farms, 421 Piedmont Highway, Piedmont, 864-845-3239, grovestationfarms.com. Horseback Birthday Parties are available for horse lovers of all ages. Details are online. 

Hearts of Clay Pottery Painting Studio, 660 Spartan Blvd., Suite 20, Spartanburg, 864-576-2228, theteam@heartsofclay.com, heartsofclay.com. Choose from pottery painting, clay hand building, glass fusion or canvas painting. Each party is held in a private party room for 90 minutes. All project materials are included and more. 

Hillside Farm Horses, LLC, 90 Paradise Court, Greenville, 864-518-1878, hillsidefarmhorses@gmail.com, facebook.com/hillsidefarmhorses. Hillside Farm offers pony parties at the farm or on location. 

Hub City Scoops, 158 E. Main St., Spartanburg, 864-586-1100, info@hubcityscoops.com,hubcityscoops.com. Customizable birthday parties are available for kids of all ages with ice cream, sundae bar, balloons and more.

Ice Cream Station, 125 S. Main St., Simpsonville, 864-962-9200, simpsonvillestation.com. Celebrate in the outdoor space with friends and family. Receive a $1 gift card on your birthday. 

Kangaroo Jax, 2437 Laurens Road, Greenville, 864-902-5297, info@kangaroojaxs.com,kangaroojaxs.com. 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, 864-603-3621, greenvillesc@kidcreatestudio.com, kidcreate.com/greenville. 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. 

Kilwin's Chocolates, 220 N. Main St., Suite 202, Greenville, 864-241-2003, greenville@kilwins.com, kilwins.com/greenville. Chocolate dipping and decorating parties with upgraded options are available. See website for details.

Kindermusik at Piano Central Studios, 757 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, 

864-232-5010, 1622 Woodruff Road, Greenville, 864-232-5010, info@PianoCentralStudios.com, pianocentralstudios.com/kindermusik-birthday-parties. Custom-created for ages 1 – 7, Kindermusik birthday parties are interactive and engaging for kids and adults. 

Label Creations, 864-303-5947, jackie@labelcreations.com, labelcreations.com.

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

LeMans Karting Greenville – Spartanburg, 961 Berry Shoals Road, Duncan, 864-412-3326, rick@lemanskarting.com, lemanskarting.com/greenville-spartanburg/private-parties. Choose from party packages or build your own. Packages include safety training, on track basics, a race evaluation and then a big final race.

Mille Lewis, 1228 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, 864-299-1101, 

office@millielewisgreenville.com, millielewisgreenville.com. Parties are offered for children ages 5 - 11 and teens ages 12 and older. Call for details.

MOTIVE School of Movement, 10 Webb Rd., Unit 100, Greenville, 864-775-4844, info@motivemovement.org, motivemovement.org. Coaches lead kids through an obstacle course and divide them into teams to race each other. The Ninja Room has a rock-climbing wall, Jumping Spider, warped wall and more. 

Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, 100 McMillan St., Spartanburg, 864-585-8897, mrgattispizza.com/homepage/locations/gattis-pizza-spartanburg. Several party packages are available, including games, food and more.

NoteAbility Music School, 2103 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, 864-434-1002

noteabilitymusic.com. Call for preschool party package details. 

O-CHA Tea Bar, 300 River St., Suite 122, Greenville, 864-283-6702, facebook.com/ochabar. 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, 1099 E. Butler Road, Suite 106, Greenville, 864-421-2472,ouadp@yahoo.com, onceuponadreamparties.com. Princess parties are available with activities, games and a full array of entertainment options on location.

Open Art Studios, 14 S. Main St., Lower Level Suite 100, Greenville, 864-787-9365, openartstudiosgreenville@gmail.com, openartstudiosgreenville.com.  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. 

Otter Creek Waterpark, 101 W. Darby Road, Greenville, 864-834-4108, waterparks.greenvillerec.com/otter-creek.  Open during summer months. Pool party packages include waterpark admission, food, party hut rental and more. 

Paintball Central, 318 Tucapau Road, Wellford, 866-421-7529, play@paintballcentral.com,paintballcentral.com

Paintball parties are available. See website for details. 

Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer, 864-915-2640, marketing@upstatenutrition.net, plate108.com.  A variety of party options are available. Call or see website for details. 

Pump It Up, 75 Brookfield Oaks Drive, Suite 100, Greenville, 864-987-9022

sc.greenville@pumpitupparty.com, pumpitupparty.com/greenville-sc, 440 Southport Commerce Blvd., Spartanburg, 864-547-6232, sc.spartanburg@pumpitupparty.com,pumpitupparty.com/spartanburg-sc.

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, regmovies.com/theaters/birthday-parties. Host a party at the movies. Details and printable invitations are available online.

Revolution Martial Arts and Performance Fitness, 6400 Highway 9, Inman, 864-578-0557, revolutionmartialarts@yahoo.com, rmapf.com. Contact for party options. 

Roller Time Family Skate Center, 719 Ross Ave.,        Easley, 864-671-6433, rtfsceasley@gmail.com, facebook.com/rtfsceasley. Parties include regular rental skates, paper products, pizza, soda and more. 

Roller Time Family Skate Center, 2310 River Road, Piedmont, 864-412-5333, rollertimefsc@gmail.com, facebook.com/Roller-Time-Family-Skate-Center-1603113370019278. Choose from several packages, all with regular rental skates, paper products, pizza and soda. 

Runway Café, 21 Airport Road Ext, Greenville, 864-915-9510, runwaycafegmu@gmail.com, runwaycafegmu.com.  The Runway Cafe is located on the south ramp of the Greenville Downtown Airport. A 3,000 square foot hangar is available for parties. It has a large bay door that opens to give views of the airport apron and runway.  A bounce house is available. 

Runway Park at Greenville Downtown Airport, 21 Airport Road Ext., Greenville, 864-242-4777. Kim@GreenvilleDowntownAirport.com, greenvilledowntownairport.com/RunwayParkatGMU.html. Picnic Hangar rental is available for parties. 

Shipwreck Cove, 119 S. Spencer St., Duncan, 864-949-0290, shipwreckcovewaterpark@gmail.com,shipwreckcovewaterpark.com

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.

Sk8erz Family Fun Center, 415 Sha Lane,  Spartanburg, 864-585-1005, Sk8erzffc@yahoo.com, Sk8erzFamilyFunCenter.com. The center offers skating, an indoor playgound, arcade area and a prize redemption center. 

Sky Zone Greenville, 2465 Laurens Road, Greenville, 864-558-2400, events@szgreenville.com,skyzone.com/greenville

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

Spare Time Entertainment, 822 Congaree Road, Greenville, 864-412-0299, sparetimeentertainment.com/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 Art Museum, 200 East St. John St., Spartanburg, 864-582-7616, museum@spartanarts.org, spartanburgartmuseum.org. Parties for up to 12 children can include an instructor-led art activity in either ceramics or drawing and painting media. The space is also available to rent without the art activity.

Spartanburg Science Center, 200 E. Saint John St., Spartanburg, 864-583-2777, 

mlevens@spartanarts.org, spartanburgsciencecenter.org.

A variety of party options are available for ages 3 – 12. Parties are two hours. Contact for details and safety protocols. 

Spartanburg Parks, spartanburgparks.org. Rental space is available, including a multi-purpose room with tables and seating available for up to 75 guests, a prep kitchen and more. Rental fee is $50/hour (2 hour minimum) with a refundable $50 deposit upon event post-inspection. 

Sportsclub Kids, 712 Congaree Road, Greenville, 864-906-2901, 

sportsclubkids.com, A wide variety of activities are available, including sports, arts and more. Pool parties are available year-round in an indoor pool. Call for details.

Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery, 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville, 864-255-3385, rachel@swamprabbitcafe.com, swamprabbitcafe.com. A spacious new seating with garage-style doors is available. Outside food is allowed at private events or choose catering. The number of guests for events may be limited in the interest of public safety.

The Big E, 1100 Factory Shops Blvd., Gaffney, 864-489-1515, thebigegaffney.com/birthdays.  Choose from playland, bowling or movie party packages, with reserved table time and a party host. Details are online.

The Children's Museum of the Upstate, 300 College St., Greenville

864-233-7755, 130 Magnolia St., Spartanburg, 864-553-7952, 

tcmubirthdays.org. All birthday parties include a fully decorated, private party room, all day museum admission for your guests, a dedicated party host and more. 

The Cook's Station, 515 Buncombe St., Greenville, 864-250-0091, jhess@thecooksstation.com, thecooksstation.com. Let a party specialist help create a unique party experience for ages 6 – 16. Options include make-your-own cupcakes, pizza or pasta, or have a bake-off with friends. 

The Kroc Center, 424 Westfield St., Greenville, 864-527-5948, krocgreenville.org. 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, 864-254-0318, tlggreenvillesc@thelittlegym.com, tlggreenvillesc.com.

Birthday party packages are available for ages 1 – 12. Details are online.

The Pavilion Recreation Complex, 400 Scottswood Road, Taylors, 864-322-7529

pavilion.greenvillerec.com. Bounce house and ice skating parties are available. Details are online. 

TR Makers Co., 3 S. Main St., Travelers Rest, 864-610-0996, trmakersco@gmail.com, trmakersco.com. Make a handcrafted art project at the studio, with private after-hours access, an art project you select, an artist to help teach the lesson, all art materials and supplies, set-up and clean-up of the studio.

Upcountry History Museum - Furman University, 540 Buncombe St., Greenville, 864-467-3100, UpcountryHistory.org. Rental spaces are available. Contact for additional birthday party options. 

Upstate Karate, 122 Blakely Road, Simpsonville, 864-967-3930, 

upstatekarate.com. See website for birthday party package details. 

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg, 151 Ribault St., Spartanburg, 864-585-0306

spartanburgymca.org. An indoor pool with slide (for those 12 and younger who pass the swim test) is available for birthday celebrations. Call the membership services staff to schedule.

Food, entertainment and more!

And Why Not Balloons, Mauldin, 864-884-7282, andwhynotballoons@gmail.com, AndWhyNotBalloons.com. Options include grand entryway arches, columns, centerpieces, organic sculptures, helium bouquets, balloon drops, twisted characters and more. 

Baking Sweet Scents, 864-238-2499, bakingsweetscents.com. A variety of sweet treats are available, including allergen-friendly (gluten-free, dairy-free, low sugar, etc.) seminaked cakes, cupcakes, and cookies including French macarons.

Big Red Party Truck, 864-431-0632, http://bigredpartytruck.com. 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 and more.

Bossy Bakers, 1540 Wade Hampton Blvd., Suite G, Greenville, 864-236-5223

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

Bruce Unlimited Designs, Mauldin, 864-884-7282, bruceunlimiteddesigns@gmail.com, bruceunlimited.com. Options include balloon art and face painting (wide variety of designs using hypoallergenic, non-toxic face paint). 

Chris Campbell Magic Shows, 864-608-5095, magicbychris83@gmail.com, chriscampbellmagic.com. Party options include magic shows, balloon animals and face painting.

Couture Cakes of Greenville, 1325 Miller Road, Suite H, Greenville, 864-288-6610, susan@couturecakesofgreenville.com, couturecakesofgreenville.com.

Custom cakes and cupcakes are available for any occasion. 

Critter Keeper, Upstate, 864-640-2295, critterkeeperupstate.com. The Critter Keeper brings creepy-crawly critters to you, along with a presentation of information, scares, laughs, a little magic, life lessons and more.

Hands Full of Fun, Greer, 864-230-1834, handsfulloffun@gmail.com, handsfullofun.com. Entertainment options include magic shows and balloon animals.

Jenauri’s Vegan Bakery, 864-399-7496, jenaurisveganbakery@gmail.com, 

jenaurisveganbakery.com. 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, Upstate 864-299-1949, joyset.com. Entertainment options include clowns, balloonists, face painters, magicians and more.

Liz Made Cookies, Greenville, 772-485-8003, lizmadecookies@gmail.com, lizmadecookies.com. Custom decorated sugar cookies are available matching your theme and specifications. 

Mega Rock Challenge & Amusements, 3248 Parris Bridge Road, Boiling Springs, 864-599-9349, megarockchallenge.com. Party rental options include inflatables, mechanical rides and concessions.  

Pink Mama’s Ice Cream, 11 S. Main St., Travelers Rest, 864-905-4849, jessica@pinkmamasicecream.com, pinkmamasicecream.com. This special event ice cream truck is available for parties, weddings, special events and more. Schedule online. 

Pros Only Entertainment, 864-834-3632, info@prosonlydj.com, ProsOnlyDJ.com. DJ and photobooth services and more are available in the Upstate and surrounding areas.

Roller Time Skating Academy, 864-561-2172, rollertimeskatingacademy@gmail.com, facebook.com/Roller-Time-Skating-Academy-440434612690018. Roller Time Skating Academy is a come-to-you roller skating academy. Birthday parties incorporate fun and instruction all in one.

Safe Haven & Educational Adventures, Inc., Greenville, 864-246-4425, info@rescueexotics.org, rescueexotics.org. Birthday party packages include a one-hour presentation, time with the animals for photo opportunities, a minimum of five animals brought to your party location, and more. 

Sugah Cakes, 147 S. Pine St., Spartanburg, 864-585-3228, sugahcakessc@gmail.com,sugahcakes.com. Cupcakes and custom order sugar cookies are available. 

The Snow Castle, 2109 Woodruff Road, Greenville, 864-320-1480, thesnowcastle.com. See website for party package details and costs. 

Tip Top Cake Shop, 601 Williams Ave., Suite B, Easley, 864-850-2807,

tiptopcakeshop.com. Group events and custom cakes are available. Details are online. 

Tumblebus Greenville, LLC, Greenville, 864-263-7723, info@tumblebusgreenville.com,tumblebusgreenville.com. The Tumblebus mobile facility comes to you, filled with interchangeable equipment like monkey bars, trampoline, rings, swings, slides, trapeze, climbing equipment and more. Parties are appropriate for ages 18 months – 6 years. 

Wainani Shave Ice, Anderson, 864-245-4378, wainanishaveice@gmail.com, facebook.com/hawaiianshaveice. Mobile units are available for birthday parties and more. Also open at Walmart Neighborhood Market in Anderson, daily through August.

Wildlife Geeks, 843-592-8079, theanimalgeeks@yahoo.com, wildlifegeeks.com.

Wildlife Geeks brings rescued mammals, reptiles and amphibians to you and makes the birthday child the star of the show. 

Yellowbobbypins Art Camp, Upstate, 864-238-0599, info@yellowbobbypins.com, yellowbobbypins.com.

Take-home kits and socially distanced art parties are available. Contact for details. 

Zooligans Bouncers, 864-508-6620, zooligansbouncers.com. Rental options include a selection of bounce houses, slides and more.

Zoomball Entertainment, 864-402-9205, info@zoomball.net, zoomball.net.

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 and Winter Bounce Globe.