Looking for ideas on places to have a birthday party where you just show up with the cake?   Here are some great suggestions for 4-6 year old boys from the moms.


Crossfire Commandos

Fire Museum of Memphis
EMM review

CoreFire Commandos
(formerly CROSSFIRE Commandos, EMM review)

Lichterman Nature Center

Children’s Museum of Memphis
Have a party inside the museum or at the splash park

Collierville Arts Academy
Ballerina Party, Jedi Adventure and Battle Bash parties (or create your own)

Memphis Zoo

Little Gym
EMM review

Kid’s Play
EMM Review

Incredible Pizza

Chuck E. Cheese

Kid Station
Open Sundays for private parties

Kroc Center
Corefire Commandos or a Splash Bash

Pump It Up
EMM review

Memphis Train & Trolley Museum
EMM Review

Malco Theaters

Sky Zone
EMM Review

My Big Backyard
Memphis Botanic Garden
EMM Review

Menagerie Farms

Cedar Hill Farms

Maple Grove Farm
Birthday parties include hayride, moonbounce, rock climbing wall, horse ride, holding bunnies, petting goats, and pavilion. The staff is very good at running a smooth party.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
We just had a birthday party for a 4 year old boy at Menchie’s in Cordova this past Saturday. It was terrific! They have a small room, that has clear walls, off to the side that has a computer table in it that the kids loved. They set up the tables with all plates and napkins. We picked the package that included pizza and frozen yogurt. They also have games for the kids to play and t-shirts for the kids to draw on and keep. They also include a gift bag. There are several packages and every package was reasonable. We had 9 kids and I would say the max for a party with younger kids since the parents want to stay in the room with the kids. If the party was for an older child more kids could fit in the room and the parents could watch from the main dining floor or leave if they are a bit older. The party cost was half of all the other places I checked into and the kids loved it! Oh, and a person comes out dressed up as a frozen yogurt cone. The kids mobbed him!