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50 New Orleans Birthday Party Ideas

Plan a fun-filled celebration your child will remember for years to come


• Make a music video at Nola Rockstar

• Pony rides for tots or horseback riding for older kids

• Bowling party (bumper bowling for young ones)

• Remote-control car racing party

• Rent the carousel at City Park or Lafreniere Park

• Petting zoo party

• Build-a-Bear party

• Magic party (magician)

• DJ dance party

• Ceramics-painting party

• Fondue party

• Outdoor movie night

• Water party with an inflatable water slide

• Streetcar party

• Laser tag party

• BooKoo Bounce party

• Party at the Monkey Room

• New Orleans Foam Parties

• Gymnastics or cheerleading party

• Playmaker Indoor Sports party

• Party aboard the Creole Queen paddlewheeler

• Charmed Etiquette princess or pirate party at New Orleans City Park's Storyland/Carousel Gardens

• Scavenger hunt around your home or through the French Quarter

• "Get bugged" party at the Audubon Insectarium

• Movie sleepover at the LA/SPCA

• Set up a small carnival with games and prizes

• Make-your-own-sundae party

• Fishing party

• Tea party at the Windsor Court Hotel or Ritz-Carlton

• Canoe/kayaking party

• Tubing on the Tchefuncte River

• Birthday Olympics with video or Wii sports

• Movie theater party

• Puppet show party

• Fifi Mahony's wigs, makeup and photo party

• Zombie apocalypse party

• Swamp tour party

• Rock-climbing wall

• Paintball party

• Roller skating party

• Splash party (Audubon Zoo, Lafreniere Park or Elmwood Fitness Center)

• Go-cart party at NOLA Motorsports Park

• Sleepover/camp-out in a cabin at a park

• Pool party

• Crawfish boil/volleyball party

• Carnival party at Mardi Gras World

• Sno-ball party

• Old-fashioned garden party with croquet, darts, horseshoes

• Karaoke party

• Tie-dye party

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