Out of the box birthday parties for San Antonio kids

Posted by MomOnMars on July 12, 2012
If you like it, share it!
English: Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine ...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The picture showed a little girl, standing next to a white horse with painted hands all over it. A new breed of painted pony? Not quite. More like an original idea for a birthday party.

I thought I had pretty much done just about every kind of birthday party at my house: pool party, sleep-over, rock party, pin-the-tail-on-the-blank, cooking event, mall hopping, cave exploring. But we’ve never painted a pony.

So where can you go for an out-of-the-box birthday party where all you have to do is send out the invitations and show up on the right day? Something that hasn’t been done before? Where somebody else does the cleanup. We’ve got a few ideas.

The My Little Pony fan

That pony can be found at In the Irons Equestrian Center. Located in Boerne, In the Irons offers “Horsey Birthday Parties” for that special horse-enthusiast. Each party is filled with horse-related activities, giving the children an opportunity to feed, groom, and ride the ‘party-experienced’ horses. At least two trained staff members manage all the hands-on horse fun. Plus, the parties usually include another horse activity like a horse decorating contest or a scavenger hunt. It’s up to you to provide the food, cake, and decorations, but you have early access to the club room to set up which comes complete with a kitchen and deck. Rates for this horse-travaganza run about $175 an hour, and the average party lasts about 2 hours.

The wiggle worm

This past weekend, we headed up just past New Braunfels to visit Springloaded trampoline park. This indoor trampoline facility has wall to wall trampolines – just trampolines – just waiting to liven up a party. Parties include a private room for 1 hour and 45 minutes, two-hour jump pass for the kids, t-shirt for the birthday child and downloadable invitations.  You can bring in your own cake to top off the celebration. Other food can be purchased at Wahoo’s restaurant (located as part of the compound) or the snack bar, with discounts on pre-purchased birthday food items like hot dogs, chips, and candy. Located at Texas Ski Ranch, a Springloaded party costs $159 for 8 jumpers, $199 for 12, or $229 for 16. And you can add additional jumpers for $10 each.

The scientist

So let’s say your child is more into his head than his feet. How about a party at Dinosaur-Quest? Get up close and personal with the dwellers of the distant past. Dinosaur-Quest is like a museum with 18 life-sized dinosaur skeletons and more than 65 prehistoric skulls. Birthday parties include your very own dino-expert, survival guides for all the kids and even a scavenger hunt with prizes. Parties start at $100 for two hours plus $6 per child (up to 15 adults are included in the package) for the bare bones. Or include food, party favors, decorations and more for $150 plus $7 per child.

The sports enthusiast

If you’ve got a group full of energetic kids, consider taking them to Alamo TotSport-. Pick one of their locations or have them bring the party to you. Their trained hosts lead fun, energetic activities that get the kids playing and sharing, encouraging group interaction and play. You can customize your party package to include the activities the birthday child loves, like soccer, basketball, or baseball. All parties last two hours, one hour spent on activities and the next spent on festivities. The party packages range from $150 – $295 (priced for 15 children) and do not include facility rental rates, those come separately. A two hour slot at their Training Ground facility is an additional $75. Aimed for kids between ages 2 and 10.

The golfer

Mini-golf isn’t a new idea for a party, but how about mini-golf in black light? Monster Mini-Golf opened last year or so. Yes, there are animated monsters; no, they are not particularly scary. There is great music and lots of glowing in the dark. The whiter your clothes – the more you glow. Parties include a private party room for one and a half hours and 18 holes of Monster Mini-Golf. Packages start at $250 for 12 children with add-ons that can take you all the way up to $650.

The explorer

How about a little cave exploring and mining for gold for the child who loves science? Fill the van and head out to Natural Bridge Caverns where you’ll get a private tour of the Discovery Passages, a small bag of mining rough, a souvenir photo, starting at $249 for up to 15 people. They’ll throw in the pizza, drinks and cake for an additional $100. The tour is an easy walk – but wear tennis shoes because it can get slippery.

We’ve got more party places listed here.

Do you have a favorite birthday party spot? Share with us in the comments below.

facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinrssyoutube
28 Responses to “Out of the box birthday parties for San Antonio kids”
  1. The IM System Bonus 11 March 2014 at 11:58 pm #

    Helpful info. Lucky mе I fοund your web site unintentionally,
    аոd I am surprised ԝhy this twist of fate didn’t tooκ place іn advance!
    Ӏ bookmarked іt.
    The IM System Bonus recently posted..The IM System BonusMy Profile

  2. South Park Stick Of Truth 13 March 2014 at 5:41 am #

    Dante’s style of getting his satire across may be familiar
    to South Park viewers. By continuing on with Dante’s original purpose,
    South Park reveals itself to be far more intellectual
    than some may think. The video game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment, the same studio that
    worked on ‘Fallout: New Vegas,’ ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords’ and other role-playing games.

    Here is my web page – South Park Stick Of Truth
    South Park Stick Of Truth recently posted..South Park Stick Of TruthMy Profile

  3. ครีมบัวหิมะ 13 March 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    Hello, after reading this awesome paragraph i am as well delighted
    to share my knowledge here with colleagues.
    ครีมบัวหิมะ recently posted..ครีมบัวหิมะMy Profile

  4. Kassie 17 March 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is important and all.
    Nevertheless think of if you added some great images or videos
    to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and video clips, this site
    could definitely be one of the best in its niche.
    Very good blog!

    Also visit my blog; wvumylabsplus (Kassie)
    Kassie recently posted..KassieMy Profile

  5. watch free tv online 18 March 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    Hello friends, how is all, and what you desire to say concerning this paragraph,
    in my view its genuinely awesome designed for me.
    watch free tv online recently posted..watch free tv onlineMy Profile

  6. kosova chat 22 March 2014 at 1:32 am #

    We stumbled over here coming from a differrent web address and
    thought I should check things out. I like
    what I ssee so now i’m following you. Look forward to looking into your web age repeatedly.
    kosova chat recently posted..kosova chatMy Profile

  7. www.nfcr.org 22 March 2014 at 4:02 pm #

    Mr Jefferies, a retired public landlords insurance [http://www.nfcr.org] school teacher Chris Jefferies, the retired teacher at the centre of
    the police investigation to catch the culprit.
    http://www.nfcr.org recently posted..http://www.nfcr.orgMy Profile

  8. Clinton 22 March 2014 at 10:58 pm #

    I think the admn of this web site is really working hard in favor of his website,
    because here every information is quality based
    material.
    Clinton recently posted..ClintonMy Profile

  9. emulator atari lynx 24 March 2014 at 3:58 am #

    Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Wario in the odd Wario’s Woods, and others.
    Reaction has been swift to yesterday’s report that EA was giving up on its quest to acquire Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive.
    However, competition is keen so the amount is usually very reasonable.
    emulator atari lynx recently posted..emulator atari lynxMy Profile

  10. seo 27 March 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    I believe what you published was very reasonable.
    But, think on this, what if you were to create a awesome headline?
    I mean, I don’t wish to tell you how to run your website,
    but suppose you added a title that grabbed people’s attention?
    I mean Out of the box birthday parties for San Antonio kids | San Antonio Busy Kids is kinda
    boring. You might peek at Yahoo’s front page and watch how they write article headlines to grab viewers to open the links.
    You might add a video or a related picture or two to get
    people excited about what you’ve got to say. Just my opinion, it would bring your posts a little livelier.
    seo recently posted..seoMy Profile

  11. comment gagner de l'argent 28 March 2014 at 9:42 am #

    If you are going for finest contents like I do, simply pay a visit this website everyday for
    the reason that it gives feature contents, thanks
    comment gagner de l’argent recently posted..comment gagner de l’argentMy Profile

  12. Calvin Klein Underwear 31 March 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    These are truly enormous ideas in about blogging. You have touched some nice points here.
    Any way keep up wrinting.
    Calvin Klein Underwear recently posted..Calvin Klein UnderwearMy Profile

  13. Excelente bitácora tienes aquí, pero yo estaba curiosa queriendo saber
    si supiera de algún foros de discusión que cubren los mismos temas hablaron aquí ?
    Me gusta mucho realmente me gustaría ser parte del grupo comunidad donde
    puedo conseguir comentarios experimentó particulares

    my website :: Dónde comprar semillas de marihuana baratos
    Dónde comprar semillas de marihuana baratos recently posted..Dónde comprar semillas de marihuana baratosMy Profile

  14. senior living communities 1 April 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    Another aspect to think about is when you strategy to transfer.
    The first is to employ a company to deal with mortgage consolidating for you.
    If you satisfy all the stipulated requirements, you
    can be eligible for these loans.

    Feel free to visit my website … senior living communities
    senior living communities recently posted..senior living communitiesMy Profile

  15. tablet ราคา 2 April 2014 at 8:25 am #

    Whats up are using WordPress for your blog platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my
    own. Do you require any html coding expertise to make your own blog?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    tablet ราคา recently posted..tablet ราคาMy Profile

  16. If you have cut back on buying fish due to safety
    considerations, take a look at krill oil. If you feel
    like your diet is lacking, then consider an Omega-3 supplement like Krill
    Oil from Prograde or the Omega-3 Complex from Nutrilite.
    Real world conclusion – the best omega-3 still needs both.
    http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/14/04/p4435062/best-omega-3-supplement-to-prevent-inflammation-and-reduce-anxiety-revi recently posted..http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/14/04/p4435062/best-omega-3-supplement-to-prevent-inflammation-and-reduce-anxiety-reviMy Profile

  17. Preston 5 April 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long
    comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show
    up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!
    Preston recently posted..PrestonMy Profile

  18. Amazing! Its truly awesome paragraph, I have got much clear idea regarding from this paragraph.
    สินค้าราคาประหยัด recently posted..สินค้าราคาประหยัดMy Profile

  19. Palmdale how To promote my Website 6 April 2014 at 7:43 am #

    Howdy great website! Does running a blog like this require
    a large amount of work? I have very little knowledge of
    computer programming however I had been hoping to start my own blog soon.
    Anyway, should you have any recommendations or tips for new blog
    owners please share. I know this is off subject nevertheless I simply
    needed to ask. Kudos!
    Palmdale how To promote my Website recently posted..Palmdale how To promote my WebsiteMy Profile

  20. car rental bournemouth 6 April 2014 at 10:59 pm #

    I was recommended this blog by means of my cousin. I’m now
    not positive whether or not this submit is written through him as no one else recognise
    such certain about my difficulty. You are wonderful! Thanks!
    car rental bournemouth recently posted..car rental bournemouthMy Profile

  21. www.movies.aytask.com 7 April 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    Hey there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to
    give a quick shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy
    reading your articles. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the
    same subjects? Many thanks!

    Also visit my page … watch dogs pc – http://www.movies.aytask.com,
    http://www.movies.aytask.com recently posted..http://www.movies.aytask.comMy Profile

  22. atari vcs emulator 8 April 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    You’re certain therefore drastically in the matter of this matter, made me for my part think it is from your wide range of diverse aspects. It’s for instance men and women ‘re not concerned except in cases where it is actually think about execute using Gaga! Your personal stuffs outstanding. Always handle it down!

  23. 320x240 mobile games 14 April 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    Hi to all, the contents existing at this site are genuinely remarkable
    for people knowledge, well, keep up the nice work fellows.
    320×240 mobile games recently posted..320×240 mobile gamesMy Profile

  24. Rosaria 15 April 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious familiarity concerning
    unpredicted emotions.

    Also visit my blog … PayPal capital loans (Rosaria)
    Rosaria recently posted..RosariaMy Profile

  25. Hi, juzt wanted to mention, I liked this article.

    It was inspiring. Keep oon posting!

    Here is my webpage … garcinia slim polaris sportsman 500 reviews
    garcinia slim polaris sportsman 500 reviews recently posted..garcinia slim polaris sportsman 500 reviewsMy Profile

  26. luxury steam showers 16 April 2014 at 8:50 am #

    That is similar to my shower i actually purchased just recently, extremely pleased about it for
    anyone on the fence in regards to buying one, do it now, you wont be
    sorry
    luxury steam showers recently posted..luxury steam showersMy Profile

  27. garcinia slim ford 500 reviews 19 April 2014 at 7:12 am #

    Asming questions are in fact pleasant thing if you are not
    understanding anything entirely, but this piece of writing presents good understanding yet.

    Here is mmy ssite :: garcinia slim ford 500 reviews
    garcinia slim ford 500 reviews recently posted..garcinia slim ford 500 reviewsMy Profile

  28. Descubra esta información aquí 19 April 2014 at 11:14 pm #

    Me encantó con este artículo ciertamente te llevo siguiendo desde
    hace dias y es el primer comment que pongo. Si pudieras el favor de indicarme como suscribirme a tu página web
    y así estar más al dia
    Descubra esta información aquí recently posted..Descubra esta información aquíMy Profile

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge