Five Ways to Up your Kid's Birthday Party

There is no end to options when you’re looking at birthday parties for children. However, finding something that fits the age and preference of your child, not to mention your budget, can be frustrating but not impossible.

Here are five top options when looking for fun on your child’s birthday:

1. Activity

What’s better than expending loads of energy in an enclosed space that’s not your home? Laser Tag, trampolines, bowling, indoor volleyball or Rock climbing are all viable options. Most cities offer several of these venues and can offer a ‘birthday’ rate or package. Pair it with pizza and a giant birthday cake and you’ve got a great afternoon!

2. Themed party space

You can rent a space and deck it out for your fabulous themed party. Everything from princesses and superheroes to magic shows and pajama parties. For a few extra bucks you can get loot bags, decorations, cake – the whole shebang!

3. Video games and arcade

Indoor games and arcades allow children to choose what they prefer and get excited at the choices! There are many arcades to choose from – but be mindful of any age restrictions. Playdium offers over 40,000 square feet of video and arcade games, go-karts, batting cages and more! A few movie theatres also offer small arcades and fun games.

4. Educational/Cultural group visit

Taking the entire crew to a museum or historical location can blend both indoor/outdoor fun. If your child is a history buff they’ll for sure like some of these options: Fort York, The ROM, Spadina Museum, Ontario Science Centre.

5. Dance Party

In The Mix offers an amazing alternative to expensive entertainment by coming to YOU and making a choreographed dance video for the birthday boy or girl. We arrive complete with dance props and professional moves that are sure to add an element of fun and individuality! The inclusive nature of our parties allows every child to play. We also work with a variety of ages! Email to book your next birthday party today!


Using technology and our own innovative app, In The Mix Programs teaches HipHop dance and Yoga to children in local schools, community centres, camps and charities. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada we work with children of all ages in a fun, relaxed environment to aide in their development of various social and team building skills. Visit for more information.