Whether your daughter is a tomboy or a girly girl, there is a party location for everyone and almost every budget in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma. Many businesses cater especially for girl's parties. When choosing a venue, take note of its location and consider transport options. If it is an outdoor venue, ensure you have a back-up plan in case of bad weather. Check with the venue as to what is included in the party package. You may be able to save money by providing your own cake and party favors.
Host your daughter's party at a kid-friendly museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Kaleidoscope Children's Museum (kaleidoscopecm.com) is a hands-on, interactive arts and science museum. The museum offers special birthday packages featuring access to rock wall climbing, paintable crafts, cupcakes and pizza. At time of publication, parties cost $6 per guest. Another museum that hosts kids' parties is the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium (tulsaairandspacemuseum.org). The museum was due to reopen on June 15, 2011, after having new technology installed. It has a dedicated party room and a $250 package that includes admission for up to 12 children plus the host's family, a museum tour, planetarium show, activities and t-shirt for the birthday girl. Bring your own cake and decorations.
For girls who love a bit of rough and tumble action, a party at BounceU (bounceu.com) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is just the ticket. Party deals include access to the inflatable bounce houses as well as drinks, paper goods, invitations and the presence of staff members dedicated to helping ensure the event runs smoothly. The birthday girl gets a present, while party favors, balloons and cake are available at an additional cost. During summer months, the birthday girl and her guests will be entertained for hours at Big Splash Water Park (bigsplashwaterpark.com). Before booking this venue, ensure all the guests can swim and enlist other parents to help supervise. At time of publication, $230 pays for 10 guests plus the birthday girl, reserved tables, a meal and one free tube rental. Parties may bring their own birthday cakes.
For girls who want full-on princess treatment, Diva Girlz Studio (divagirlzstudios.com) is a store which also hosts girls' parties with all the trimmings. Choose between several themes, including Perfect Princess, Mermaids under the Sea, Princess Bride and Diva Rockers Ball. Basic packages include booking of the venue for one hour and 45 minutes, an event hostess, dress up clothes, table decorations, nail art, a fashion show, singing and dancing activities. Additional extras available upon request include party favors and cake, limo pick-up and hair styling. At time of publication, prices for a regular package start at $185 for up to 10 girls. Princess Par'Tea (princesspartea.net) allows you pick the venue -- which could be your home. The party has a "royal tea party" theme. Tables and chairs, linen, china, dress-up clothes, games and refreshments are provided, as well as a hostessing service and clean up. A two hour event package cost $299 at time of publication.
Build a Bear Workshop (buildabear.com) is a national chain where groups of children go to build their own stuffed animals. Parties are welcome. The Tulsa store is located in Woodland Hills Mall. Parents choose their party budget and an individual package is then created. The Oklahoma Aquarium (okaquarium.org), located a 20 minute drive south of Tulsa, also hosts parties for kids. Choose whether you want a guided or self-guided tour and the aquarium provides aquatic-themed cakes upon request for an extra $35. Room rental costs $99 at time of publication, and each child's admission is $8. The birthday girl's admission is free.
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