Are you looking for cheap birthday party options for your child in Greenville. SC? Birthdays on a budget are totally possible. Here’s a list of local birthday party venues and services that cost less than $100 (some are even free).
For even more birthday party ideas be sure to see our ultimate guide to birthday parties in Upstate, SC.
Do you feel overwhelmed by the work involved in throwing a birthday party completely by yourself at home but don’t have the budget to spend hundreds on a venue or entertainment?
No worries! Here’s our list of cheap and inexpensive birthday parties to the rescue. We have several ideas of venues and entertainers that offer budget options under $100. In fact, some of these parties are almost free and others include a venue and entertainment for one low fee.
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This indoor gym offers birthday parties for a $30 gym rental fee + $6/child so if you have 10 kids, cost is $90. Parents can bring in anything they like and Carolina Cheer provides tables, chairs, and table cloths. They are located in Greer.
A popular way in the warmer months to save money on a birthday party is to rent a picnic shelter near a fun playground. The price is typically dependent on the area and the size of the pavilion, so a good way to save money is to look for small shelters at the nicer parks. Some great choices are:
Runway Park – Greenville’s Downtown Airport’s Runway Park shelter is popular due to its location right beside an active runway and its airplane-themed playground. The shelter rents for just $80 for a two-hour rental on Fridays-Sundays to $55 for a three-hour rental Mondays-Thursdays.
This playground is very hot and has little shade though so plan an evening party if your party is in one of the hottest months of the year, otherwise, you may find it too hot to really enjoy the play equipment. See our review of Runway Park for more information.
Of course, there are many, many more picnic shelters available in town. You can find a complete list of the websites for information on these shelters on our Birthday Party Guide to Greenville.
There are also several Community Centers available for not much more than $100. One reader mentioned that the Bobby Pearce Community Center was great and even came with a kitchen and easy access to a playground.
McPherson Park has a totally free and beautiful mini-golf course. So gather a few friends, some putters, and balls, and enjoy the park. There are shelters to rent, or if your party is small, there is ample shade to spread some blankets for a birthday picnic.
Some fire stations offer birthday parties for free, though a donation is typically requested. The best way to determine if your local fire station offers this benefit is just to call and ask.
While we haven’t personally tried it, Rock Springs Baptist Church Bowling Center offers a birthday party package that includes pizza, a drink, 2 hours of bowling, and even a room for just $12 a person. You are also allowed to bring in your own birthday cake.
Pepsi Party Pack
If you have a child turning 6, don’t forget to pick up their Pepsi Party Pack. This free special package is filled with tickets to area attractions and also includes supplies for a Pepsi Party. It’s completely free but there are only specific days that you can claim it.
KAG-Reader-recommended Climb@Blue Ridge offers parties at $12 per person with a minimum of 8 people. Bring your own cake and decorations and enjoy 1 hour of climbing and 30 minutes of cake and presents!
Greenville Zoo’s birthday party packages start at $340, but a cheaper and more informal option for a birthday is to purchase a Greenville Zoo membership. You can purchase a membership that has several guest tickets attached making it pretty affordable to take a group of kids celebrating through the zoo. The Household Plus Membership includes two adults and their children, plus two guests (at any time), and 8 tickets to be used at any time. This membership is only $90, so you could purchase it and bring an additional 10 people to the zoo by using your passes at no additional charge and then you would still have your membership to enjoy year-round.
The adjoining Cleveland Park also has several small shelters (not the large ones right beside the big playground) available to rent for as little as $60/day.
Michael’s has craft-themed birthday party options starting at just $50. This party option just mainly includes the room (not the craft supplies) but does provide a room for a party at a reasonable rate. The party option that includes craft supplies is $120.
Several fast-food restaurants offer party packages or will allow you to reserve a table and bring in a cake if you make prior arrangements.
Birthday Party policies and offerings vary from location to location, but Chick-Fil-A is also a popular place to host a kids’ birthday.
If you live on the Spartanburg side of the Upstate, be sure to also check out our list of Inexpensive Birthday Parties in Spartanburg.
If you need more Greenville birthday options, see our Birthday Party Guide to Greenville with over 100 Birthday Party Venues and Entertainers Listed!
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