Planning a birthday party for a child can be a very stressful process. Picking the right place, the right date, planning for weather issues, food selection and more can all be overwhelming. Here's a selection of some of the best places for your child's next birthday party that can help keep things simple and fun.

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    Skate Zone

    4518 W. Congress Lafayette, LA 70506

    Any place that is big, covered and fun is a great place for a child's party. The Skate Zone has all that and more. From arcade games to food and drinks, the Skate Zone is a great place for kids parties. Skate rental is available and there's quite a few party areas to corral the kids. Parents can get in on the fun as well and flash back to when they were kids. Indoors parties are great, especially when it's really hot or cold outside, or when Spring showers pop up and are hard to predict.

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    Americas Best Inn and Suites Lafayette

    125 E Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508

    Presidential Suite

    The Suite consists of a full kitchen with a table that seats 12 guests, a huge living room, separate bedroom, and jacuzzi tub in the bath. The hotel has an indoor pool (real winner for a kid with a JULY birthday) and complimentary breakfast.

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    Mcdonalds Play Place

    Select the final time slot (6pm) available so the kids can play as long as their parents allow in the Playland area.  Many have forgotten about Ronald McDonald Parties, but how quickly they remember when you send an annual invitation. This may change due to renovations at certain locations, so make sure you check out the facility before booking.
    At the end of the day, you can go home to a CLEAN house and when the party is over it is just that, OVER!

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    Chuck E Cheese

    3555 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. Lafayette, LA 70503

    For some great prices and lots of fun, you can't forget about Chuck E Cheese. From the game room to the shows to the party areas available that will have enough room for you and all your party goers, it's a great place to celebrate another birthday rain or shine. One wonderful thing about the games is that all games are one token. Don't forget to sign up for their birthday club so you child can get extra tokens and other surprises for their birthday party.

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    Acadiana/Lafayette Lanes

    3227 Ambassador Caffery Parkway Lafayette, LA 70506

    Bowling alleys have come a long way from the smoke filled venues and have transformed into ultra-modern exciting locations which are great for kids. Packages are available which include shoe rental, lane rental, pizza and drinks as well as birthday cake. Optional bumpers are available for kids who are just getting into bowling. After the games, kids will receive tokens to play in the large arcade areas that provide tickets which can be traded in for prizes. Music, video, blacklights and more have been added to increase the fun factor at both Lafayette and Acadiana Lanes. Once again, being indoors and not being influenced by the weather is a plus.