You want your baby’s birthday party to be as perfect as she is. Luckily, there are a ton of great locations in Indianapolis to hold the party. Whether you love music, water, or the great outdoors, you’ll find something to suit your needs on our list of best birthday party ideas for babies. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate as a family, many Indianapolis area businesses offer birthday freebies! Here are some of our favorite location options for first birthday parties!

Rhythm Discovery Center

Rhythm Discovery Center is an interactive percussion museum in downtown Indianapolis. If your child loves exploring musical instruments, this is the place to go! Birthday packages include a drum circle led by a Rhythm Discovery Center staff member, museum admission for all guests, reserved space for food, cake, and presents, some giveaways, and more.

Address: 110 W. Washington Street, Suite A, Indianapolis 46204
Phone: (317) 275-9030

Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree Play & Music offers many classes for babies and toddlers to support their development through play and music. Their birthday party packages are incredible! They include exclusive use of the facility for 90 minutes or more, party invitations, themed activities, goodie bags, a dedicated teacher, and a special birthday present for the birthday baby.

Address: 1001 N. State Rd. 135, Greenwood 46142
Phone: (317) 885-9154

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum is a great spot to host your child’s first birthday party, especially if there will be various ages of children attending. Kids of all ages love the Children’s Museum!  There are multiple party packages and ala carte options, such as cake. The Playscape is designed for kids 5 and under and has a special area designed just for babies.

Address: 3000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis 46208
Phone: (317) 334-4000

Kids Planet

Kids Planet is an indoor family recreation center in Brownsburg that offers fun for all ages. The play area is enormous, and includes a separate Infant Playground specifically for children 3 years old and under. Big siblings will have a blast on the multilevel Big Kids Playground that includes slides, ball pits, tunnels and more. They offer multiple birthday party packages, and many of them include invitations, food, drinks, and themed decorations.

Address: 499 Southpoint Circle, Brownsburg
Phone: (317) 350-2095

Firefly Landing at the Indiana State Museum

Firefly Landing is the early childhood gallery at the Indiana State Museum. It was designed for kids age 5 and under. There are so many things to do in this space, it’s perfect for little ones!

Address: 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis
Phone: (317) 232-1637

Carter’s Play Place

Carter’s Play Place is all inclusive play space for kids of all abilities and all ages. The facility includes a wide variety of options for play, including preschool toys, swings, and slides. Multiple birthday packages are available, but all of them include access to the play area, goodie bags, a birthday gift for the birthday baby, and free popcorn. Party guests get full access to the play space as well as the parent’s lounge.

Address: 17219 Foundation Parkway, Westfield, 46074
Phone: (317) 763-1568

Holliday Park

There is so much to do and experience at Holliday Park! The Holliday Park Nature Center features Habitat Hall, which offers young children many fun ways to experience nature through play. On warm days the littles can enjoy splashing in the water table and exploring the beautiful park. Older party guests will love the playground. Food and drinks are permitted in the classrooms, which are available to rent. If you’d rather keep the party outside, simply enjoy partying at one of the picnic tables, which are free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There’s aways the awesome water feature at the Ruins at Holliday Park where kids can make use of a splash pad type of play area.

Address: 6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis, 46260
Phone: (317) 327-7180

Eagle Creek Park

If you love hosting outdoor parties and are looking for a beautiful spot, consider renting a shelter at Eagle Creek Park. There 15 covered shelters available. All shelters include picnic tables and at least one grill, and many are close to public restrooms and playgrounds.

Address: 7840 W 56th St, Indianapolis 46254
Phone: (317) 327-7110

Splash Island at Plainfield Recreation Center

If your little one loves the water, plan a party at Splash Island!  It features many different water-based attractions, including an infant/toddler area, lazy river, fountains, and slides. There are two areas available to rent for birthday parties. There is so much to do at this water park – your guests will have a blast, and so will you!

Address: 651 Vestal Rd, Plainfield 46168
Phone: (317) 839-7665

Greenwood Community Center – Kid City

Kid City in the Greenwood Community Center is a two-story indoor play space for children. The activity centers in Kid City incorporate educational themes, art, science and music. You can choose to either rent out Kid City in its entirety after-hours or rent an activities room for the party and give party guests access to Kid City. Many local indoor playgrounds will allow you to rent out the facility for your birthday.

Address: 100 Surina Way, Greenwood 46143
Phone: (317) 881-4545

If you’re looking for more of the best kids birthday party ideas, birthday cakes and birthday party venues, check out our list on indywithkids.com.