Outdoor Birthday Bashes

Best locations for a summer birthday celebration.

Got a little one with a birthday coming up? Need to party plan for kids of multiple ages? Take advantage of the beautiful Minnesota summer with these outdoor birthday party spots and ideas.

French Regional Park

Kids can explore the north shore of Medicine Lake with areas for swimming, fishing, creative play and lighted trails. Rent out free GPS units and send kids on an expedition. Three picnic areas are available for reservation, along with two rooms in the visitors center equipped with kitchenettes, air conditioning and a projector. Reservation required 21 days in advance, prices vary.

Fishing Camp

Kids of all ages can enjoy the great outdoors in any season all while learning useful fishing skills. Learn from professional angler Dan Jasper on ice or water. Play fish games for prizes, learn knot tying and hands-on fishing instructions. Parents, just pick a spot with a beach or docks along with table and chairs. We recommend Medicine Lake or Lake Minnetonka for a close-to-home location. Packages start at $225 for up to eight kids.

Pool Party Splash Bash

Celebrate the summer with this classic party idea at Life Time Fitness. Kids can suit up for a splashing good time with swimming, pool games and relays. Party packages include pizza and juice boxes and can be themed upon request. This party idea is recommended for kids ages 5–12 years old. Packages start at $175 for up to 12 kids.