How Much Does a Rainforest Cafe Birthday Party Cost?

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Rainforest Cafe is more than a place where you can eat and enjoy the tropical surroundings.

If you want your child to feel like he or she is the king or queen of the jungle, this may be a birthday party to consider.

This cafe is a chain restaurant with locations spread out across the United States.  Every location is equipped with a large saltwater fish tank, realistic rainforest animals, and raining sound effect displays every 15 to 20 minutes.

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How much does a Rainforest Cafe birthday party cost?

The cost of a birthday party at the Rainforest Cafe is going to depend on the number of people attending and the time of the week.  On average, plan on spending around $15 to $20 per child.  Depending on the location, some may throw in the cake for free if you have more than six children attending.

According to one reviewer on, she paid around $225 for 15 children at the party.  Her party included juice, a jungle hat, animal mask and trays of burgers, chicken nuggets, and fries.

Rainforest Cafe birthday party overview

Each birthday package is going to include a selection from their customized birthday menu, a coloring book with crayons, a safari hat, a collectible plate and invitations to invite your guests.

Before the party is reserved, a non-refundable $50 deposit is required at the time of booking; this fee will be applied toward the future bill.

Every party will receive a two-hour time limit at their table.

Each restaurant has a few different mascots that may visit the children:  Cha! Cha! – The adventurous and brave red-eyed tree frog; Tuki – The amusing and curious baby elephant; Nile – The crocodile with a large appetite for fun; Bamba – The strong but very kind gorilla; Maya – The fearless jaguar is the protector of the rainforest; Rio – The swift and musical macaw loves to sing and dance; Iggy – The iguana is the oldest and wisest of the Bunch; Ozzie – The wacky yet big-hearted orangutan.

What are the extra costs?

All adults will have to order at least one menu item from the a la carte menu.  The menu items include great appetizers and salads, and entrees such as pasta, burgers, seafood, steak, and chicken.  For prices, refer to this menu posted on

As with any restaurant, the tip is not included in the pricing mentioned above.  Depending on the number of people in your party, you may have to tip multiple people.

Touristy areas, such as Disney, could cost more than a location in a rural area.

Tips to know

Depending on the location, some can be quite busy; because of this, you are going to want to book the party as early as possible.

Rainforest Cafe does not permit any outside food.

Be sure to check out the local reviews of the restaurant you are interested in using.  Some locations have fantastic reviews, while others have less than stellar ones.

There are some children who may be scared of the animals and atmosphere since it can be very loud and quite lifelike.

How can I save money?

If there is going to be fewer than six people, it is probably best to just make a regular reservation and order off the regular menu.

The Rainforest Cafe is more like a restaurant atmosphere without a lot of activities for children.  Make sure that this is something that your child actually wants to do.

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