The San Diego Party Guide

When it's time to plan a fun celebration — a child's birthday party, special promotion, end-of-school party, family fun night, school fundraiser (and more) — it's time to consult The San Diego Party Guide, created to make planning easier for busy parents. Find fabulous party venues (spots in San Diego to host a party), unique party themes, tips for party hosts and guests, gift ideas for kids, and the oh-so-popular listing of local birthday freebies — where to go on your birthday in San Diego to get free birthday meals and treats!

Bookmark this link to peruse the issue occasionally (and share The San Diego Party Guide with friends) because new resources may be added throughout the year.

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FUNBelievable – Voted San Diego's BEST Party Venue 4 years in a row!
Funbelievableplay.com
619-456-2474
FUNBelievable offers award winning party options to suit all sizes and budgets. Our dedicated team takes care of everything so you can relax and enjoy the day. Our party packages include everything you need so just show up ready for some FUN! Our unique venue is fun for the whole family. Voted best party venue for 4 years in a row, we really know what it takes to make your event awesome. So whether you want to celebrate with just a few people or you want to invite your whole squad, we got you covered. Make your next birthday FUNBelievable!

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City Fun Center – Multiple Package Options to Make Every Birthday Fun!
Cityfuncenter.com
858-675-9700
Laser Tag, Mini Bowling, Gameroom and Cafe all in one place! Offering Private Party Rooms and Private Laser Tag Games.

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Puppy Party San Diego
puppypartysandiego.com
National City: 619-677-5716
Escondido: 760-743-3767
Hosting a birthday party has never been more fun with Puppy Party San Diego! Guests of all ages will have a blast playing with real puppies in our air-conditioned party halls. Party halls are available for up to 2 hours and include comfortable seating and tables for setting up gifts and food. Pizza and juice boxes are also provided for all party guests. Each puppy party includes five puppies and can accommodate up to 20 kids. The best part? All of our puppies are available for adoption! If your family is ready to welcome one of our puppies into your home, we will cover the cost of the party. Visit our website to reserve your puppy party today!

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Magical Princess Parties
magicalprincessparties.org
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Bring your celebration to life by including a singing princess or fairytale character on your guest list. Magical Princess Parties has a passion for bringing  your favorite characters to life and specializes in high quality movie and  story-accurate experiences. Her handcrafted costumes and professional voice training ensure the most authentic performance for each special occasion. Each character will read their story, answer any questions the children may have, give a singing performance, face paint or style hair, and pose children for a photo and autograph session!  

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Corvette Diner
cohnrestaurants.com/corvettediner

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San Diego Paintball Park
sdpaintball.com

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Always Bouncin'
alwaysbouncing.com

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APEX School of Movement
http://apex-sd.com/

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UltraStar Cinemas
https://www.ultrastarmovies.com/ftl.asp

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Top Dog Limo Bus
https://www.topdoglimobus.com/

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The New Children's Museum
https://thinkplaycreate.org/
Having your birthday party at The New Children’s Museum has its perks! Guests enjoy our special party room for two hours, a dedicated party facilitator, full access to the Museum, discounts at our Pop Up Shop and more. Come think, play and celebrate with us!

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Altitude Trampoline Park
https://www.altitudevista.com/

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Photo credit: Jill Nystul Celebrate this year’s FIFA World Cup with family, friends and neighbors. The World Cup, held every four years, is the holy grail of soccer. This year the games are in Russ . . .

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Host a Lorax-Themed Party!

Host a Lorax-Themed Party!

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Unique Party Favors

Unique Party Favors

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Party in a Lunch Bag

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How to Host a Baseball Themed Party

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Plan a Butterfly Birthday Party

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