The Best Venues and Vendors for a Kid’s Birthday Party in Charleston

If you have a little one with a birthday coming up, you’re probably thinking, “Where do I even start with party planning?!” Well I’m here to make sure it’s a piece of cake. I’ve got the ultimate list of kid’s birthday party venues and vendors in Charleston that will make throwing your little one a birthday bash super easy!! As a parent, I totally get the stress that comes with choosing the right location, food, and don’t forget the theme (I went through this when I planned Harrison’s first birthday last summer!). So here’s a complete rundown of Charleston’s best birthday venues, treats, and party vendors that I highly recommend!!

Top Venues in Charleston for a Kid’s Birthday Party

1. South Carolina Aquarium

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With panoramic waterfront views and all the marine life of your kiddo’s dreams, the South Carolina Aquarium provides a great party venue where children can explore and learn about life in the sea! It’s a great location for a memorable birthday celebration in Charleston.

Age Specialization: Great for all ages
Booking: Plan Your Event at the South Carolina Aquarium

2. Sky Zone Trampoline Park

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Sky Zone is a trampoline park filled with various activities such as a Foam Zone, SkyHoops, and Ninja Warrior Course. This place offers a high-energy, fun-filled environment perfect for kids who love physical activities!

Age Specialization: Ideal for toddlers to teenagers
Booking: Sky Zone

3. Charleston Fun Park

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This park is a paradise for older kids and teens who love a bit of adventure! They have go-karts, mini golf, and an arcade to keep everyone busy. And the combination of indoor and outdoor games ensures endless fun no matter what the weather ends up doing!

Age Specialization: Great for older kids and teens
Booking: Charleston Fun Park Reservations

4. Charleston Zipline Adventure

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This venue is an outdoor adventure park with ziplining and climbing experiences. The zipline and climbing courses are perfect for an adventurous and memorable birthday party!

Age Specialization: Best for ages 5 and up
Booking: Charleston Zipline Adventures

5. Buff City Soap

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Buff City Soap offers a unique and creative experience. Kids can enjoy making their own soaps and bath bombs, adding a personal touch to their party favors!

Age Specialization: Ideal for ages 7 and up
Booking: Buff City Soap Parties

6. Splash Island

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Another fab idea for a birthday party venue in Charleston is Splash Island!! Kids can dive into fun with water slides and pools designed for the little ones. It’s an ideal spot for a splash-tastic birthday bash!!

Age Specialization: Best for ages 2 to 12
Booking: Splash Island Birthday Party Packages

7. OutSlide In

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you’re looking for an indoor play area with slides, ball pits, and interactive games, OutSlide In is the best choice in Charleston! It’s like bringing the fun indoors with a variety of play areas that stimulate both physical activity and the imagination of kids. Perfect for a birthday party, rain or shine!

Age Specialization: Ideal for ages 3 to 10
Booking: OutSlide In Party Packages

8. The Little Gym

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A spacious gym with a variety of activities tailored for children, The Little Gym provides a fun and safe environment for kids to explore physical activities! Parties at The Little Gym are a mix of instructor-led games and free play, ensuring an engaging experience for every child.

Age Specialization: 1 – 12 years
Booking: The Little Gym Birthday Parties

9. Charleston Aqua Park

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I know I already included a water park on this list, but Charleston Aqua Park has something unique – an inflatable obstacle course on the water!! This is perfect for older kiddos with a competitive spirit.

Age Specialization: Best for ages 6 and up (starting age for the obstacle course is 6 years old)
Booking: Charleston Aqua Park Bookings

10. The Alley

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A bowling alley birthday party is classic!! If you are looking for the best place to bowl in Charleston, head to The Alley.

Age Specialization: Great for kids of all ages!

Booking: The Alley Kids’ Party Packages

11. Summit Adventure Park

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Summit Adventure Park Charleston is an indoor trampoline park perfect for kids of all ages and group sizes! They offer activities that range from jumping to dodgeball to basketball and more!

Age Specialization: Great for kids of all ages

Booking: Summit Adventure Park Birthday Party Packages

12. TopGolf

 

 
 
 
 
 
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TopGolf Charleston stands out as another great venue for hosting a unique birthday party in Charleston! With state-of-the-art, climate-controlled hitting bays that allow kids to enjoy interactive golf games in a comfortable and safe environment, this venue is perfect regardless of your guests’ golf experience (oh, and it’s great for adults, too!).

Age Specialization: Best for ages 6 and up

Booking: TopGolf Charleston

13. Young Chefs Academy

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This venue is perfect for young aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts. They provide a range of hands-on cooking classes and activities where children can learn to make delicious pastries and dishes from around the world. Young Chefs Academy is fun, educational, and safe, making it an ideal venue for a memorable birthday celebration!

Age Specialization: Great for children ages 6 and up

Booking: Young Chefs Academy

14. The Art Place Studio

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Got a little one who loves to show their creative side? The Art Place Studio is a great choice for an artsy and imaginative birthday party!!

Age Specialization: Ideal for ages 3 and up
Booking: The Art Place Studio

15. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

 

 
 
 
 
 
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With interactive and educational exhibits tailored for children, the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is an ideal venue for a birthday party that combines fun and learning.

Age Specialization: Best for ages 1 – 8
Booking: Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry Parties

16. Bach to Rock

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Bach to Rock is the perfect venue for music-loving kiddos. Parties here can include DJ lessons, karaoke, and even forming a rock band and hosting your very first concert for the day!!

Age Specialization: Ideal for ages 7 and up
Booking: Bach to Rock Birthday Parties

The Best Birthday Party Vendors in Charleston

Now that you have the perfect venue for your kid’s birthday party in Charleston, it’s time to find the vendors you’ll need to bring it all together!

Balloons & Decor

I highly recommend using Whitney from Holy City Party for your balloons and decor! She’s awesome and tell her that Jetset Christina sent you!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Entertainment Companies

Charleston Jump Castles

Fun guaranteed!! Charleston Jump Castles offers a variety of exciting options including water slides, jump castles, and even a trackless train. Perfect for burning off that birthday cake energy! Rent their jump castles here.

Posh Parties Charleston

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Posh Parties Charleston is perfect for a little girl’s birthday party! They focus on themes that promote inner beauty and self-confidence, offering a range of packages to suit any vision from spa days to sleepovers. For custom events, book with them here!

Glass Slipper Productions

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If your child loves fairytales, then don’t forget to add Glass Slipper Productions to your list of vendors to reach out to!  They specialize in character entertainment, bringing your child’s favorite fairytales to life. Imagine the delight when their favorite princess or superhero walks into the party! You can check out their packages here.

Carol’s Balloon Art

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Looking for a balloon artist who offers beautiful installations as well as fun balloon animals and glitter tattoos? Hire Carol’s Balloon Art! You can book with them here.

Birthday Treat Vendors

When it comes to birthday parties, the treats are as important as the entertainment (if not more important, am I right kiddos?!). Charleston has an array of delightful vendors that can add a sweet touch to your child’s special day. Here are my favorites!!

Ashley Bakery

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Looking for the perfect baker to make an incredible cake for your kiddo? Look no further than Ashley Bakery!

This Must Be the Cookie

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If custom-decorated sugar cookies are more to your taste, contact This Must Be the Cookie! They are local to Charleston and SO talented!!

Kona Ice of Charleston

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Kona Ice brings tropical vibes right to your doorstep. Their shaved ice treats, available in an assortment of flavors, are sure to be a hit. Imagine the kids’ delight as they choose their flavors and create a colorful, icy concoction. It’s not just a treat; it’s an experience! Find a Kona for your birthday event here.

King of Pops

 

 
 
 
 
 
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King of Pops stands out with their unique and delicious popsicles. Perfect for outdoor parties, their carts serve an assortment of flavors that are as delightful to look at as they are to eat. Love pops? Book a cart for your upcoming birthday bash!

Holy City Handmade Italian Ice

Holy City Handmade Italian Ice provides a healthier, fat-free alternative with their delicious Italian ice made with real fruit! It’s a great way to cool off and indulge without the guilt. You can order from them here.

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