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Jared Mickle

Your teen having a party but too old for a clown or princess? You need to check out Lynchburg local, Jared Mickle’s work as a caricaturist. He can create great keepsakes for you and your guests.

Let’s Party

One of the largest selections of items around! Their interactive website allows you to book from the convenience of your home. Rent concession equipment, games, jumpies and more!

K&T Entertainment Want your party to be a huge hit? K&T Entertainment specializes in inflatables, but also offers great party games like a rock wall, laser tag, velcro wall, snow-cone machine rentals, pony rides and more!

Laser Tag Source

Laser Tag source is the world’s largest supplier of laser tag games and they are locally based in Lynchburg! They offer a huge range of laser guns and you can have the fun right in your own backyard or local playground. Rental packages start at $99 (Individual gun rentals are available.)

Melody Makers

Melody Makers is a great option for your little one’s birthday. The famous puppeteers will even travel to your location (some restrictions apply). Your tots can boogie down with their puppets in a special birthday party show. Parties start at $150.

NRV Superbowl

Another great option for indoor party fun! NRV superbowl has bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, and an arcade! Birthday packages are customizable for you and your guests and start at $199 for 10 guests.

Oh, Goody Bags

Goody bags are a childhood classicbut don’t send your guests home with cheap plastic toys that will just clutter the back seat of the car! Instead create a craft for them to take home or personalize the treats to your guests interests.


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Quick Cake Decor

So you’ve set up the party, but forgot the cake until the last minute? Turn a simple sheet cake from a grocery store into a fun birthday cake by using a little frosting on clean action figures or dolls to match your theme. Not interested in plastic in your food? Then turn the cake into a decorateyour-own-slice project for your guests with a sprinkle & frosting bar!

Roanoke City Parks & Rec

Did you know that you can reserve any picnic shelter at the public playgrounds and parks in Roanoke City by calling (540) 387-6078? Most parks cost $50 for up to 50 guests.

Sally’s Facepainting Fantasy Sally is well known in the area for providing amazing and intricate face paint and henna tattoo designs. Price available upon request.


Launching Pad in Salem offers the region its only trampoline park! Featuring a huge trampoline, dodge ball court, arcade, jousting and more, Launching Pad is the choice for your birthday party destination.

Under the Sea & Other Theme Ideas

Need a theme for your party? Why not draw inspiration from your children’s favorite books or theme your party around the birthday child’s favorite color for simplicity. Maybe your child is a budding scientist and would want a wild and wacky laboratory for their party, or your winter baby may want to celebrate with a beach theme?

Virginia Museum of Transportation Make your train lover’s year with a party at the transportation museum! You and your guests will receive free admission to the entire museum, as well as time in the party room for cake and presents. Prices start at $120 for non-members.

Wish Upon a Star Entertainent

Have your child’s favorite character stop by their party and entertain! Characters will tell stories, sing songs and play games as well as pose for photos! Prices available upon request.

X-mas Lights

Don’t have a huge budget for decor? Those Christmas lights you have in storage will make any room seem fancy and ready for a party!


The local YMCAs all offer a wide variety of great party packages, including swimming, arcade games and sports-themes. Packages range from $125-$275, member discounts are available.


Make your animal lover go wild with a zoo birthday at Mill Mountain Zoo! For $250 you and your guests will get free admission to the zoo, 2 hours in the picnic shelter for cake and presents and tokens for the famous Zoo Choo!

Growing Up In the Valley July 2016  

Volume 4, Issue 11