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Activities for Kids Birthday Parties in Gulf Shores, Alabama

by Tara West

Planning a party for your child can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Gulf Shores is home to a variety of kids' birthday party ideas. From art parties for a little Picasso to a beach bum worthy bay-side celebration, Gulf Shores can cater to your child's interests.

1. Art Parties

Island Paint Party offers private party bookings for children's birthdays. The birthday child is able to pick out a picture of his choosing to learn how to paint. All guests will receive step-by-step instruction for creating their own masterpiece. All supplies are provided, including canvas, paints and paintbrushes. Paint & Pals also offers a canvas painting party service. Each child will take home his own painting and will have fun painting on the studio walls. Face painting is also included in the standard birthday package. A party clown is available for an additional charge.

2. Beach Party

Spend a day at the beach for the perfect kid's birthday party. You can bring your own canopy or tent and pitch it right on the beach. Children will be able to build sand castles, search for shells, swim and enjoy everything the beach has to offer. If you don't have your own canopy, Beach Bum Services provides canopy, tent and chair rental on the Gulf Coast shores. They will bring the items to your location and set them up for you. Boogie boards and skim boards can also be rented.

3. Amusement Park and Arcade Party

The Track Family Recreation Center has a full arcade along with a variety of children's carnival rides such as go-karts, a Ferris wheel, carousel, bumper boats and a miniature golf course. Birthday parties are welcome with special packages available. Waterville USA features an amusement park and water park all in one. The site has a bounce house, arcade, miniature golf, go-karts, water slides, roller coasters and a variety of children's rides. Birthday parties can be hosted on-site with special rates available for groups of 15 or more.

4. Other Options

The Gulf Adventure Center provides a variety of party options for kids. From nature hikes through the Gulf State Park to paddle-boarding lessons, a package can be customized to fit the child's interests. The center is within the park and offers covered picnic areas and beach swimming. The Gulf Shores Plantation offers "the Hippo" the world's largest water slide. It is 36 feet high, 47 feet wide and 175 feet long. Children of all ages can enjoy the water slide along with any adults at the party. Oak Hallow Farm provides birthday parties that can be completely customized for your child. It offers horseback riding, pony rides, live music, a petting zoo, water slides, clowns, magicians and jugglers.

About the Author

Tara West graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor's degree in business administration and human resources. West specializes in parenting, green living and career development as a regular contributor at SocialMoms.com. She has been featured on a variety of websites including a childhood favorite, Reading Rainbow.

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