Parents are always looking for affordable places to have birthday parties for their kids! These rental spaces are available for parties in Columbus and they won’t break the bank!
In the age of Pinterest, having a child’s birthday party can be a stressful event for parents! Some parents love to hand make party favors and fancy food and others would prefer that someone else does all the work! If you’re looking for a space to hold a child’s birthday party in Columbus, this list of ideas is meant to offer some ideas for low-cost party ideas.
On this list is a wide range of options from a simple room for rent to play areas with catered menus. This is not an exhaustive list of birthday party options in Columbus, but a list of ideas that fall on the less expensive end of the scale!
Affordable Birthday Party Ideas for Kids in Columbus, Ohio:
Location: 4770 Hoover Rd., Grove City, OH 43123
The Naz Play Place Room has a capacity of 35 people. The room is available for rent for birthday parties during the week and on weekends. You can access the play area for your party, but it will also be open to the public.
At The Naz, you are able to bring in your own food, though no peanut products are allowed, or you can purchase one of their party packages that includes pizza or hot dogs. There are additional menu items you can add on to your party.
Rentals are for 1.5 hour time slots and you are allowed in 15 min before and 15 min after for set up and tear down. Weekday parties are allowed on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and it is $35 to rent the room on these days. Saturday parties are $75.
The add on packages range from $25-$50 depending on the food you choose and include plates, napkins and cups.
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Location: 2136 Bethel Road Columbus, OH 43220
The Bethel Rd. location of Graeter’s has a free indoor play area. Adjacent to the play area are some party rooms that can be rented. Rental of the party room without the package option is $75. Party packages come with a host and each child can make their own ice cream sundae. Packages are $14/child and there is an 8 child minimum.
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Location: 471 E. College Ave., Westerville, OH 43081
The indoor play area is available for rent on Fridays and Saturdays for 2.5 hours (this includes set up and clean up time). You can bring your own food and drinks into the space. There will be a staff person on hand for your event, but that person does not assist with party activities.
The space holds up to 24 children. There is a small refrigerator available. The cost for renting the space is $75.
The Annex at Coffee Connections of Hilliard
Location: 4004 Main St., Hilliard, Ohio 43026
The Annex can be rented for a 2 hour time slot (12:00 PM – 2:00 PM or 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM) for $150. You also get an additional 30 minutes to set up and 30 minutes to tear down for a total of 3 hours. There is a $25 non-refundable deposit that is required to secure your rental time.
The space holds up to 60 people and seating includes couches, bar stools and chairs. Folding tables are also available. Renters can bring in outside food and drinks. Upstairs there is a play space for children that is great for young kids.
Coffee is available for purchase for your event and there are also additional ad-on services available such as face painting, a popcorn machine and a snow cone ice shaver.
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Location: 3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard, OH 43026
The indoor play area at Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio is available for birthday parties. Party time slots are 3 hours and require a $100 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking plus $250.
The room allows for a maximum of 15 children per party and renters can bring in their own food. There is a play area plus a separate room for eating and opening gifts. The space includes folding tables and chairs for your use.
Location: 11 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
This event space is available for rent for parties and events of all kinds. The space holds up to 40 seated and 50 standing room only. You may bring your own food and beverages, a mini fridge and microwave are available. Chairs and tables are provided. Cost is $40/hour.
Lodges and shelters at the various Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks can be reserved for full day and half day time slots. Prices range from $100 – $250 depending on the location and time. Prices are more for non-Franklin County residents.
Reservations can be made online unless your party is less than 14 days away. At that point you may call to make a reservation. Click here for a price list by park.
W.W. Williams Shelter at Wyman Woods
Location: 1515 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights, OH 43212
W.W. Williams Shelter at Wyman Woods is adjacent to an outdoor playground. The shelter is available April 1 – October 31. Sunday – Thursday rentals are significantly cheaper than weekend rentals ($120 for residents, $240 for non residents). Friday and Saturday rentals are $240 for residents and $400 for non residents.
Residents can begin making reservations on the first business day of January for the coming year. Non-Residents can begin making reservations on the first business day of February.
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The Kid’s Corner at Worthington Community Center is available for rent for $20/hour for residents and $50/hour for non-residents. The Community Room can accommodate up to 80 people and is available for $25/hour for residents and $45/hour for non residents. Other rooms are available thorough the system, click the link for more info!
Use of the leisure pool is also available in conjunction with parties (though not for private use). There is an adjacent room called the Fishbowl that is available for rent. Parties are for 2 hours and include 20 swimming guests and are $140 for residents and $180 for non-residents.
The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department has several options for rental spaces. Many of the shelters are rentable for a refundable $25 deposit. The Little Sprouts Wait Room can be rented for $105 for 2 hours. Residents receive a discounted rate. Indoor and outdoor pool parties are also an option. Visit the website for a lot of options!
Shelter houses are available for rent by calling the number above . Rooms can be rented by contacting each Community Center location individually. See a list of Community Centers here.
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