A gathering place for moms in Upstate South Carolina
Having trouble finding that special place to celebrate your child's birthday? We are working to compile a list of venues in the Spartanburg and Greenville areas that are terrific party headquarters! Here's a starting point - please feel free to add yours to the list!
The Sunshine Ranch
Located in Cowpens/Pacolet (Spartanburg)
This family-owned farm is a great location for a laid back party on the ranch! Parties are three hours and include pony rides and feeding the other animals (donkeys, pigs and more). A covered picnic area, gas grill, refrigerator and play area are available for use.
Cost = $175
Rose Cottage and Gardens
Located in Spartanburg
Offering tea or cooking class parties, there is something for everyone at Rose Cottage.
TEA PARTY: For tea parties, girls come dressed in party dresses for 90 minutes of refreshments, cupcake decorating, nail polish and books.
COOKING CLASS: Choose from pizza or cupcakes. Two hours of fun including making pizza/cupcakes from scratch as a group, decorating cupcakes or cookies, refreshments and fun.
Cost = $225/$250 minimum charge, rates vary per child based on party package selected
Located in Haywood Mall, Greenville
Great place for every little girl who wants a make-over or rock-star party, complete with dress-up, hair, nails and a performance on the dance floor!
Cost = Variety of packages available – contact the local Club Tabby for pricing at 864.627.9563.
Located in Mauldin
Package includes horse safety, stable tour, brushing/grooming horses, hay barn tour, pony rides
Pony Tour Package Cost = $150 for up to 20 kids
Spartanburg Martial Arts
Located in Spartanburg
Package includes 15 minute karate lesson, karate games, a performance by the martial arts instructors, invitations, T-shirt for birthday child and one free week of karate lessons for each guest. Parties are held on Saturdays at 11 or 1:30. Up to 25 guests are allowed to attend.
Cost = $199 for non-karate students, $145 for students
Hearts of Clay Pottery Studio
Located in Spartanburg
Packages include use of a private party room for 90 minutes, all project materials, a $3 gift certificate for a future visit and a special gift for birthday child. Outside food and decorations welcome, fridge provided.
Cost = $11.99 - $18.99 per child
Located in Boiling Springs
Basic package includes party room, baking lesson, cupcake box decorating and two cupcakes per child. Add-ons include apron/hat decorating, lunch ($30 total), and party wares provided ($30 total).
Cost = $10, $18.95 or $25 per child
Call for details: 864-582-2482 or check out their page on Facebook:
Shipwreck Cove Water Park
Located in Duncan
Birthday cake/cookie/cupcakes are the only items that may be brought into the park. Packages include admission and food options at concession.
Cost = $6 or $11 per child, $3 per parent, plus hut rental ($25 or $40)
Wofford Sports Party
Located in Spartanburg
Combine your special celebration with a Wofford sporting event for maximum fun! Packages are available for soccer, baseball and basketball games. The birthday child is recognized at the game.
Contact Lenny Mathis, 864-597-4110 for additional details and pricing. For a schedule of Wofford’s athletic events, visit:
Cost = Variable, but includes group ticket pricing
Children’s Museum of the Upstate
Located in Greenville
The basic package includes 90 minute room rental, admission for 15 children and 3 adults, party paper supplies, cupcakes/beverage, two party hosts and clean up.
Cost = $250 - $750
Hollywild Animal Park
Located in Inman
“Cool Cat” Birthday Party – in outdoor pavilion
Package includes: Cake, paper products, ice cream, drinks, popcorn, Free pass to return to the zoo and food to feed the animals. Birthday child also receives Cool Cat T-shirt, Safari hat and a bottle to feed the animals. The mascot also makes an appearance!
Cost = $90 for package plus $7 per attendee
What about that place next to Toys-R-Us? You can paint your own pottery? Not sure of the name... but how neat that would be!
Spartanburg Martial Arts has a cool birthday package... They give a 15 minute karate lesson covering basic karate techniques. :) Here is their link with all the details...
Shipwreck Cove. Awesome for a summer birthday! Also, Discovery Island Water park.
I only know those because my son's 5th birthday is coming up in June.
The Fire Station. Don't know if all of them do, but I have known people in Gville and Sburg who have done these. They let you have the cake and presents in their main room. Then they let the kids climb all over the firetrucks, give them a fire safety lesson, and in the case of one luck boy I knew, took the kids for a ride around the block in the firetruck! They do not charge, but do want you to give a donation. You have to bring everything of course, but they do have plastic fireman hats to give to the kids. I'd love to look into this in a few years for a 6th or 7th bday pary.
Duck Duck Goose toy store in Greer (I think it is considered Greer there - in the Bloom shopping center at Hwy 14/Pelham/Batesville Road. Locally owned store. They have a party room with different themes. They do activities, crafts, games, and duck duck goose of course!
Sunshine Ranch (think that is what it is called) for pony rides
The Little Gym in Greenville or Gymboree in Greer
My neighbor just had her daughter's 6-yr-old party at Club Tabby. She posted pics on FB. I can ask her if you can use some on the show if you want....if it is not too late.
Iced, The Upstate Cupcake Cafe also does bday parties like Cupcake Creations. Iced is in Taylors in case you wanted to give a Greenville location too. I love that place. We go there alot to get the Happy Cow milk they sell there and they always let my son have more than one of the cupcake samples!
I love the Wofford Sports idea! My husband played soccer for Wofford. I'm sure he would love to do that for our boys when they are older. Although with their summer bdays, might not work! But that reminds me of when I worked for the Spartanburg Phillies (the last two years they were here). It was my job to take the birthday boy/girl out to do the first pitch. So fun!
How about Noah's Ark Animal Workshops. We come to your location to let each child create their very own stuffed friend. Prices start at only $15.00 and we bring everything, including a workshop leader to do the work for you.
Great for daycares and corporate events as well!
Thanks so much for creating this post!! I had no idea there were so many choices for a party!
I was hoping to do the Greenville Zoo. But, the parties there are for 3 yrs and older. Plus, it is very expensive--starts at $300!!
I ended up having our son's birthday party at Chuck E Cheese in November, but will probably not do it again. He wanted to have it there. While I was checking around I came across "Blessed Fun" on Hearon Circle in Spartanburg. They are fairly inexpensive and provide meal of pizza or hot dogs, games, drinks, etc. plus your choice of video arcade games or outdoor activity: bumper boats, miniature golf, etc. The man was very nice and said they do all the entertaining and decorating for the kids - you just sit and relax. I think this family has purchased the old "Mountasia" and are trying to make a go of it as a family business where you can take your teens or kids for wholesome entertainment. The facility does need a little fixing up and I guess they will not be able to do that unless business increases. I have a friend who did have a party there and she said they did a good job. Their website is www.blessedfun.com.