Guide to Throwing a Birthday Party in Sarasota


LET’S CELEBRATE! One of our most asked questions from you, our readers is about venues and vendors for birthday parties in and around Sarasota! From local birthday party locations, entertainment, desserts, party supplies/favors and so much more, we want to share with you our favorite businesses for birthdays in the greater Sarasota area. We hope this resource makes your planning a little easier and wish you all the HAPPY that comes along with birthdays and celebrating our little ones grow!

Knockerball N’ Ninjas is an inside, air-conditioned facility offering a wide variety of fun activities for children and adults, making it the perfect venue for events, birthday parties and all around fun! It has two large fields for combat archery, Nerf battles, and Knockerball, which is a fun and exciting version of soccer. Get inside the protective, safe, single-chambered Knockerball of air with inner handles and shoulder straps and let the fun begin! Think you have what it takes to become a ninja? Put your skills to the test on the specialized ninja training course! There is also a gigantic inflatable caterpillar for children of all ages to run through and have fun, an inflatable obstacle course, and an inflatable scoreboard for competitive soccer and archery.

Bounce Down Under is Sarasota’s largest Aussie themed indoor party and play center! They offer 11,000 sq feet of clean, safe, air conditioned, happy and healthy fun for kids up to 13 years of age. Take the STRESS out of planning your loved one’s special day. Let one of their Outback Rangers take care of the set-up, clean-up, and everything in between while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the party! They offer a range of party packages to fit your budget. The Outback (giant inflatable play area) is always open for fun anytime – rain or shine – no reservations needed and no time limit on your stay. There is plenty of seating room for adults, Wi-Fi, and food available for purchase.

Celebrate Your Special Day with Stage Door Studios!

Celebrating your child’s birthday at Stage Door Studios is a fantastic way for them to enjoy their big day! Our staff will make sure that each party is filled with plenty of laughs and fun, and parents, there’s no clean up for you!

Katrina, owner of The Wooden Spoon, offers you homemade cakes and bakes made in her own little kitchen. She’s a self-taught baker who loves to bake and make people happy by feeding them yummy treats. Everything is made with love from scratch, no boxed mixes. Custom cakes can be made with your choice of cake and frosting flavors. Orders can be placed by email or Facebook messenger with at least 2 weeks notice. Visit her website to check out the amazing treats she has to offer!

Sarasota Jungle Gardens


Hassle free birthday parties are our specialty. Make your party come alive and celebrate your special occasion at Sarasota Jungle Gardens.  Visit the Petting Zoo, sit front row at a show, enjoy lunch, and let us take care of the arrangements for a personal visit from your guest of honor’s favorite animals available from our selected list. 

Sarasota Children's Garden

Sarasota Children's Garden Birthday Party

The Children’s Garden and Art Center is a whimsical and interactive place especially designed for children to imagine, make-believe and explore Mother Nature.

Follow the yellow brick road into a world of make-believe where hobbits live, fairies play & pirates sail the high seas. 

Arts A Blaze Studio

Arts A Blaze

Arts A Blaze Studio is a paint your own pottery studio. They offer kid’s classes, Kid’s Night Out, Summer Camp, Pre-K Tuesdays and private space for Birthday Parties! Located in the heart of Lakewood Ranch on Main Street, they are open 7 days a week for your convenience.