2024 Birthday Party Guide | Columbus Moms Network

We’re so excited to bring you the 2024 Birthday Party Guide, presented by Paulette’s Princess Parties!

Planning your child’s birthday celebration can be a little overwhelming, so we’ve partnered with some amazing local businesses that can help with venues, sweets and treats, decorations, entertainment and more!

Use this guide to help you with your party planning. Forget the stress and have fun planning your child’s special day!


Paulette’s Princess Parties

Paulette’s Princess Parties offers princess and character visits at the location of your choice for a birthday or special event, or you can bring the party to our Palace. Let us do all the work for you with special party packages.

Choose from over 125 characters! Singing, Dancing, Crafts, Dress-Up, Games, Grande Coronations, Sparkly Makeup, Hair-Dos, Storytime and more!

We do the smallest parties to the largest events to full theatrical shows. All of our cast members are trained vocalists and theatre performers. Creating magic is our business. At our Palace location, we have beautiful scene sets, sparkling lights, and more. Let us do everything and make dreams come true.

The Gab Lab

The Gab Lab was created in 2021 by two local moms and speech-language pathologists.

In addition to hosting sensory-based play and speech enrichment classes around Columbus, The Gab Lab offers personalized sensory bins and party favors. Whether it’s a birthday bash or a special get-together, “Gab Lab On The Go” supplies hours of entertainment for your guests. Our customized bins and sensory jar party favors can be themed to match any occasion. Choose from our ever growing list of themes, or dream up your own! Interested in hosting a private pop up class at the location of your choice? We do that too!


All Wrapped Up Personalized Parties

AWUPP specializes in handmade custom decor and balloon arrangements. Our Wrapped & Ready packages are an easy way for parents to add a specialized touch for their child at any venue! Text or call Danielle at 614-403-4870 to begin designing your next event today!

Reigning Sleepover Parties and Events

Reigning Tee Pee Parties and Events is your go to for children’s teepee, spa, picnic and paint parties! You won’t find a better sleepover experience in Columbus, Ohio than ours! Our sleepover designs are truly unmatched, and we go above and beyond by providing personalized party favors and balloons for the special guest of honor.


The Crafted Cloud

Let The Crafted Cloud make your special event a little bit sweeter with our flavored cotton candy, made only with organic ingredients! As a locally-owned, family-run business, we believe in the power of creating a truly special treat that is not only delicious and unexpected but also made with the utmost care. That means you’ll never find any fake dyes, flavors, or ingredients in our cotton candy. Because we use real ingredients, our customers love that our cotton candy tastes “spot on” to each flavor and are so grateful to be able to give their littles (or themselves) a treat they can feel good about.

Give your guests a truly unique experience with our hourly cart service where we spin up to 6 flavors live on-site at your private party! Enjoy the delicious flavor of freshly spun, warm cotton candy, unlike anything else you’ve ever tasted! We handle everything from setup, service, and clean up, you just bring the party guests!

We also offer pre-packaged options for a one-of-a-kind party favor or treat! We have a variety of containers to choose from, such as push-pops, petite puff baggies, shimmer puffs, and more! Add a custom-designed and created sticker to match your party theme!

We can’t wait to add a little extra sweetness to your next birthday party!

Sweets By Christa

Sweets By Christa, LLC is a Dublin, cottage based home business that specializes in celebration cakes, and cookie cakes. New this year is printed sugar cookies and macarons! All bakes can be customized to make your celebration memorable. Please allow at least 1-2 months notice for cakes, 3-4 weeks notice for macarons, and 2-3 weeks notice for cookie cakes. Never underestimate the joy of sweets. 
*Please note, due to home renovations, I will not be able to bake custom orders until September.

Jo Dough Co

Jo Dough Co is a custom decorated sugar cookie company based in Upper Arlington. Cookies can be made to match any party theme, invitation, decorations, etc. Have your exact logo, image, or photo printed onto cookies! Owner, Megan, is also available to host cookie classes as part of birthday parties.

Email [email protected] to start planning! Jo Dough Co will be closed for the summer to welcome a new baby, but follow along on instagram for the updates on fall/winter availability.


KSM Sports and Fitness

We would love to be a part of your big day! From awesome party hosts who help run all activities and ensure kids are engaged to a wide range of activities, KSM is the place to be on your big day. Our parties are made from any size group with a 12,000 square foot facility our big turf means the sky is the limit. If you have a vision, KSM can bring it to life!

Here’s a breakdown of our party packages:

Time Slots: Saturday & Sunday (Friday upon request): 11am-1pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm, 4pm-6pm

Party Packages:

1. Little Tykes Extravaganza (Ages 1-5):  2-hour party filled with toddler-friendly activities, age-appropriate games and entertainment, professional party host to keep the little ones engaged, tables and chairs provided for all guest and children, safe and clean play area for endless fun and special birthday gift for the birthday boy/girl!

2. Adventure Zone Bonanza (Ages 6-12): 2-hour action-packed party for energetic kids. Tables and chairs provided, exciting games and challenges for all skill levels, interactive activities led by our enthusiastic party hosts, easy set up and tear down provided by our party hosts, any turf friendly activities are welcome, surprise gift for the birthday star to remember the day!

Activities: Basketball, Football, Nerf Wars, Obstacle Course/ Floor is Lava, Kickball, Soccer, Dodgeball

Why Choose Us?

-Flexible time slots on Saturdays and Sundays to fit your schedule

-You can make the space your own with decorations!

-Bring in outside food and drinks of your choice

-Clean and safe environment for worry-free celebrations

-We help set up/tear down and run all activities creating an experience the parents can enjoy and be a part of

Don’t let your child’s birthday go by without a bang! Book your party package today and let us handle the rest. Just sit back, relax, and watch your little one’s face light up with joy!

For booking inquiries or further information, feel free to give us a call at (614) 734-4032. Let’s make this birthday one to remember!

Beyond Arts and Music

Looking for the perfect venue to host your next celebration? Look no further! Our versatile event space at Beyond Arts & Music is ideal for birthday parties, baby showers, family gatherings, business events, and more. With room for up to 50 guests, we provide a welcoming atmosphere for every occasion. Plus, add a touch of magic to your event with optional musical elements, such as Kindermusik classes or private musicians to serenade your guests. Whether you choose B.A.M. for your space, or are hosting in your home or another location, we can help you add a fun, no-fuss musical element to any event. Let’s make your next gathering truly unforgettable. Book with us today!

Bricks & Minifigs Powell

Build your very own Brick-Tastic Party at Bricks & Minifigs Powell! Every party is a full 90 minutes of LEGO-filled fun, hosted by our staff with activities like LEGO race cars and time for free play. Each participant will love expressing their creativity with LEGO and will leave with a minifig they built themselves. The guest of honor also gets an extra LEGO treat! Every event is customizable to exactly what you’re looking for, and the best part, WE CLEAN UP!
Bricks & Minifigs Powell is a locally-owned family business and authorized LEGO retailer here for the LEGO master at every age and any theme of interest. We offer events 7-days a week.

Little Diggers Playspace

Book a “construction-themed” birthday package with Little Diggers! Our birthdays include tons of features to deliver laughter, immersive play and unforgettable memories.

What’s included:

-Direct access to your own sandbox in our private party room.

-Truck-themed party decorations (tablecloths, utensils and plates) set up on arrival.

-Juice boxes, construction hats and truck sticker sheets for each child at the party!

See the full package details here! – www.littlediggersplayspace.com/birthdays

Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics

All parties include an hour of instruction and fun in our gymnastics studio and 30 minutes in the party room! DDC&G party hosts will take care of the decorations and clean up for you. Doors open 30 minutes prior to scheduled party time for any additional set up. Parties are available on Saturdays & Sundays.

Call 614-761-2882 to schedule your child’s party today!

Little Gym of Polaris

Full-service parties at The Little Gym are the best! Don’t lift a finger and enjoy knowing our facility is closed to the public for your event! Our trained instructors will provide an unforgettable experience for your birthday child!

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