Birthday Party Ideas Under $200

NOTE: Information provided by Janet Cooper Haas to The Charlotte Observer in July 2007. Send changes and additional ideas to

  • Earth Fare in Ballantyne offers birthday parties and cooking classes catered to your little chefs. Children prepare and then devour their own food.
  • Latta Park Sprayground, 601 East Park Ave., Charlotte, in Dilworth; and Veterans’ Park Sprayground,, 2136 Central Ave., Charlotte. Kids can run around in fenced-in water-spray areas. The picnic shelters have grills and can be reserved by calling 704-353-1238.
  • Celebrate with the Charlotte Knights at Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, S.C. $195 provides reserved seats for 10 kids and two adults, special recognition atop the dugout with Homer, and an hour at a birthday table, where a personalized cake and soda are provided. Guests get a Knights souvenir. Call Rebekah Leveille at 704-357-8071, ext. 2168.
  • Gymboree Play & Music offers birthday party packages for about $200. Includes an hour and a half of private gym floor time, age-appropriate activities, party hats and paper products. You just provide the food and the guests.
  • Charlotte Sports Center: Offers three birthday party options: All-Sport parties, Inflatable parties and Roller Skating parties. They even offer combination parties for kids who just can’t decide. Party requests can be made online:
  • SPORTS CONNECTION: Create your own party!  Choose from Bowling, Mini Bowling, Jump & Play Inflatable’s, Laser Tag, Games & Rides or All Sports Party.  Or, pick and choose your favorite combination. Party requests can be made online.

2 Responses to “Birthday Party Ideas Under $200”

  1. Jan Tiffany Says:

    Backyard birthday parties are the best! You can rent a colorful 15 X 15 moonbounce, have it delivered ~ set up ~ and then hauled off for well under $200. Add popsicles if it’s summer or hot cocoa/toll house cookies if it’s fall and you have everything a kid and 10-15 of his closest buddies could ask for! Jumpin Jacks is DAD and MOM owned, their boys test each piece! 5 years and running, backyard birthday parties are our specialty. reserve online at Midnight, check it off your list!

  2. Jennifer Ostrom Says:

    We are a NEW all inclusive family owned party business – We have several bouncers including a Disney Princess Castle bouncer 3 D – 5 in 1 which is 250 Sq Ft., TinkerBell bouncer, -All weather bouncer – fits in two car garage if it rains. Hannah Montana Themed bouncer package, Dodge Ball bouncer
    Give us a call – we do it all – cakes, pinatas, invitations – all with the theme for your child’s special day.

    Where the Fun Begins in Your Backyard!!!


    Check out the website –

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