Kids Party Planning in Los Angeles

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Kids Party Planning in Los Angeles by Yombu
Yombu Post Author Chanel Hoole

Written by (Author):  Chanel Hoole
Last updated:  November 15, 2023

At Yombu, we have a bit of a penchant for kids party planning, (as you might have guessed) we love the creativity and excitement that goes into orchestrating what is often the highlight of a child's year. The wide range of themes, snacks, activities, entertainment, budgets and ideas we encounter at parties in LA is quite amazing. In this post, we'll delve into everything you need to know to plan an exceptional kids' party in LA—from top-notch venues, party shops, balloon decor, entertainment and tips for visiting Disneyland, to our list of the best ice cream spots in town. So, whether you're coordinating a birthday celebration, searching for affordable activities, or simply interested in discovering what the City of Angels has to offer for children, this post is tailor-made for you.
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LA’s Best Ice Cream and Dessert Shops for Kids

Check out our latest article where we cover all of LA’s Best Ice Cream and Dessert Shops for Kids. From whimsical ice cream flavors served in unique black cones at Little Damage, to the customizable and ever-popular Milky Bun at Afters Ice Cream, we’ve uncovered the top spots that are sure to delight both kids and parents in LA. Explore handcrafted, small-batch delights at Salt & Straw, dive into a world of cupcakes at Big Man Bakes, and savor the heavenly pastries at Sweet Lady Jane. Explore the dessert wonderland of LA with our must-visit guide.
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Tips for Visiting Disneyland with Kids in LA

Dive into the magic of Disneyland with our expert tips for visiting Disneyland with Kids in LA. Packed with insider secrets, hidden gems, essential planning strategies, and hacks to navigate the park like a pro. Discover how to beat the crowds, meet your favorite characters, and create unforgettable memories with your little ones. Whether it's utilizing the Rider Switch Pass or being flexible with your plans, we've got you covered.
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Hidden Gems to Visit with Kids in LA

Skip the usual tourist traps and unlock the secrets of LA with our hidden gems to Visit with Kids in LA guide. Where we introduce you and your family to unique and lesser-known spots. From vintage trains at the Travel Town Museum to interactive fun at the Kidspace Children’s Museum, and the whimsical world of The Bunny Museum, there’s something for everyone. Discover serene escapes in the Japanese Garden at Huntington Library and the rugged beauty of El Matador Beach. This article is a treasure trove of family adventures.
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LA on a Budget: Affordable Kid-Friendly Activities and Eateries

Looking to explore LA on a budget? Searching for affordable kid-friendly activities and eateries? Look no further! This helpful guide reveals a variety of cost-effective options that guarantee fun for the whole family. Discover the green expanses of Griffith Park and the sandy stretches of Santa Monica Beach, and delve into world-class art at The Getty Center and LACMA. Satisfy your culinary cravings with a trip to In-N-Out Burger, explore international flavors at Grand Central Market, and make sure to try LA's iconic street tacos. With a wide range of activities and dining options, your LA adventure doesn't have to break the bank.
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3 Great Party Shops in Los Angeles

Step up your party game with our guide to the top Party Shops in Los Angeles. Whether you’re planning a kids’ birthday bash, a baby shower, event or any celebration, these party shops have everything you need to bring your party vision to life. Discover a treasure trove of colorful tableware, Disney-themed cups, streamers, and an array of fun party supplies at these go-to destinations.
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You Will Love these Outdoor Party Venues in Los Angeles

Find the very best outdoor party venues in Los Angeles with our detailed party guide. Whether you're planning a playful kid's party or a laid-back gathering, LA’s sunny climate and ample spaces provide the perfect backdrop for an outdoor event. Explore venues like the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens for a nature-filled day, Millwick for a spacious urban retreat, or the scenic La Kretz Garden Pavilion at UCLA. For the adventurous, Airballing LA brings the party to you with exciting games and activities, and Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park offers paddle boating and playful amenities for a day of fun.
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Our 5 Favourite Kids Party Venues in LA

Make it an unforgettable Birthday bash with our top kids' party venues in Los Angeles. Discover a world of indoor fun and easy party planning with locations that cater to all your party needs. Explore venues like Wild Child Gym for an active adventure, Peekaboo Play Land for a playful and imaginative setting, APEX For Kids for skill-building fun, Pamper and Play for a customized, sociable experience, and Pump It Up for grand-scale bounce houses and slides. Each venue offers unique themes, decorations, and activities, ensuring your next party is a hit.
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Amazing Kids Party Decor Providers in LA

Transform your event with the sophisticated and elegant selections from LJ’s Party Land, or explore Big Blue Sky Party Rentals and Supplies' extensive range of party essentials through our comprehensive kids party decor guide for Los Angeles. Immerse yourself in the chic and enchanting decor options available at Teak and Lace, offering everything from stylish backdrops and props to cozy picnic setups with rugs and pillows, ensuring your event is truly unforgettable. Ensure your child’s party is a smashing success with these top-tier Kids Party Decor suppliers, all brought to you with care and attention by Yombu
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Our Favourite Jumping Castle Suppliers in Los Angeles

A world of bouncy fun awaits in our comprehensive guide on Jumping Castle Rentals in Los Angeles. Jump into an extensive selection of water slides, dry slides, obstacle courses, foam pits, and the classic bouncy castles to keep the little ones entertained, whether it's for a birthday bash or a corporate event. 5 Star Jumpers promises impeccably maintained equipment, while Magic Jump Rentals brings the thrill with 22ft giant wave slip and slides, and an array of themed bouncers. All the details you need for planning, including contact information, are conveniently listed in our guide.
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Cake Shops in Los Angeles You Will Love

No birthday bash is complete without cake. Indulge in a journey through the most amazing cake shops in Los Angeles with our comprehensive guide, perfect for those in search of the ultimate sweet treat for any celebration. From the artistic creations of Delicious Arts and the dreamy, custom-made delights of Helena Wirth Custom Cakes to the classic, no-fuss options at Susie Cakes and the edible art of Cake and Art, you're sure to find the perfect cake to suit your party.
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We Recommend these Balloon Decor Providers in LA

From impressive installations to colorful bouquets. Explore our list of the best Balloon Decor services in Los Angeles. Whether you prefer a minimalist approach with a few inflatable decorations or are looking for extravagant garlands, arches, and shaped installations, our guide has options to suit any style. Dr Balloon Delivery dazzles with its vibrant balloon bouquets, while Angeles Flower & Balloon brings joy with a variety of balloon and flower arrangements in soft pastels or bright metallics. Discover the potential of balloon decor to transform your event into a memorable celebration with the help of these skilled professionals in Los Angeles.
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Party Planning Tips and Tricks

Kids’ party planning in the bustling City of Los Angeles is a fun and sometimes challenging experience. With over 8 years of experience in party planning, I’ve learned some valuable tips and tricks that make the process a whole lot simpler and that take the stress out of planning.

  1. Start by picking the Location
    The party venue is definitely the most important step in organising your party, and should be the first thing you consider. Venues in LA get very booked up around the Holidays and in Winter so we recommend booking at least 6 weeks in advance. If you decide to use your house as the venue make sure to have an entertainment or activity plan to keep the kids busy, we have been to a number of parties where the kids weren’t kept busy and it can be stressful and chaotic.
  2. Next, Pick the Party Theme
    The party theme is another important choice that you want to get out of the way early, I recommend asking the Birthday child what theme they would like instead of guessing, their answer might surprise you. In some cases your party theme is going to determine the location in which case it should be top of your list, particularly if the theme is a picnic (park), safari (Zoo) or any other location dependant theme.
  3. Get your invites out early
    LA kids have busy schedules so get your party invites designed and sent out early. The earlier the better, I generally get ours out around 6 weeks before a party, but anything under a month can be considered short notice.
  4. Decide on and book your entertainment
    If you are planning your party at home you will want to decide on the entertainment and activities and get them booked early. Our entertainers schedules fill up around 2 – 3 weeks in advance so booking around 3 weeks prior to the party should ensure availability. If you are reading this and have less than 2 weeks left to organise your party I would reccommend booking on Friday afternoon or Sunday as you will find that Saturdays are the busiest day for kids parties in LA and most providers will be fully booked.

    There are also a wide variety of fun activities that you can DIY with your little guests, some of our favourites are Piñata’s, Treasure hunts (Etsy has some amazing options), cookie decorating or if you have the energy for it you can plan some fun party games.. Check out our list of the best party games for kids here.

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