If there are kids in your life, you’re probably no stranger to throwing—and attending—fun, festive parties, from birthdays and quincañeras to graduation celebrations and baby showers. The greater Texarkana area has excellent venues, caterers and party rentals to make whatever occasion you’re planning a great one. In this issue, we’ve gathered some resources that will help next time you’re in party planning mode.
Party Venues with Birthday Packages
Central Mall (903-838-6048)
Texarkana, TX Walmart Supercenter (903-223-6856).
Parties held before store opens. Minimum purchase of $50 in merchandise or gift cards required to book a party. Fun activities including games, dress-up and fashion show included.
Fun Country Park
8225 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, TX
Parties include go-karts, unlimited miniature golf and rock climbing. Starts at $180 for up to 10.
Holiday Entertainment Center
3408 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, AR
Bowling, laser tag, arcade. Includes pizza, soda, game cards and table setup. Bowling parties and laser tag parties start at $99.99 for up to six.
Holiday Springs Water Park
5501 Crossroads Pkwy, Texarkana, AR
4212 St Michael Dr, Texarkana, TX
Trampolines, iNinja course, indoor playground and more. Starts at $159 for 10 jumpers on weekdays and $189 for 8 jumpers Fri-Sun.
500 Industrial Blvd, Nash, TX
Parties start at $200 for up to 15 kids and include gym time and a party room.
Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
4025 N Stateline Ave, Texarkana, TX
Parties start at $199 for up to 15 guests and include pizza and drinks, games and prizes, a martial arts class, goodie bags, decorations, and the birthday kid gets to cut their cake with a real sword.
Arkansas Convention Center
5200 Convention Plaza Dr, Texarkana, AR
25,000+ sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor event space.
Crossties Event Venue
324 E Broad St, Texarkana, AR
Indoor and outdoor space available for rent in Downtown Texarkana.
Forest Lake RV Park & Events
915 FM 2148, Texarkana, TX
Rustic outdoor venue with beautiful views and a private event space.
1801 N Robison Rd Ste 10, Texarkana, TX
Features 1,500 square ft. of open space ready for you to decorate to suit your needs.
Four States Fair & Rodeo
3700 E 50th St., Texarkana, AR
Rent the 70,000 sq. ft. entertainment center for big bashes (seats nearly 4,800) or the Fine Arts Building, which can seat 350.
Mattie Lanier Richey Center
101 Sportsplex Drive, Atlanta, TX
Indoor venue with a kitchen featuring a commercial style stove.
Northridge Country Club
120 Bill Rogers Dr, Texarkana, TX
Entertaining areas that can hold from 25 to 350.
Regional Arts Center
321 West 4th St, Texarkana, TX
Beautiful, historic former courthouse. Cabe Hall and meeting spaces available.
Silvermoon on Broad
217 W Broad St, Texarkana, TX
Features an art-deco parlor, outdoor courtyard, great hall, lobbies and theatre.
Sling Blades Axe Throwing
2729 New Boston Rd Ste 34, Texarkana, TX
Rent a party room or the whole venue. Axe throwing, karaoke and other activities available.
Southern Grace Baby Boutique
120 E Broad St, Texarkana, AR
Intimate venue in Downtown Texarkana with packages for any occasion.
113 N West St, New Boston, TX
Chic, intimate venue (and their baked treats and ice cream are pretty amazing, too)
Texarkana Country Club
1 Country Club Ln, Texarkana, AR
Ballroom, private dining rooms and sun porch available for rent.
Texarkana Convention Center
4610 Cowhorn Creek Rd, Texarkana, TX
Fully serviced space for events of all sizes, from meeting room to ballroom.
The Collins Home
1915 Olive St, Texarkana, TX
Historic Mediterranean style villa with meeting rooms and event rental space.
Twin City Event & Conference Center
2101 Texas Blvd, Texarkana, TX
Indoor event spaces totaling 22,500 square feet of event space. Outdoor lawn area, rooftop package and prep kitchen available.
Party & Event Rentals
Alpha Lit TXK
Trendy light-up marquee letters with delivery and setup.
Astro Jump of Texarkana, TX
Bounce houses, water slides, carnival games.
Extreme Bounce House
Bounce houses, slides, water slides, interactive games and concessions.
Dot’s Rentals & Sales
814 N Robison Rd, Texarkana, TX
Rent tables, chairs, decorations, cotton candy and popcorn machines, and much more.
Gel blaster parties, tents, wet &dry slides, bounce houses, obstacle courses, interactive games and more.
La Fiesta Rentals
Bounce houses, slides, combos and generators.
Mop’s Event Themes & Rental
Creative party theme packages. Free delivery, setup and pickup within a 50-mile radius.
Shout Laugh and Play
Laser tag, activities for families and children, inflatable rentals and more.
Sign Me Up
Yard cards and stork rentals.
Smile on the Line
Cotton candy packages starting at $299.99 for 60 servings and photo booth rentals starting at $399.99 for three hours.
The Bounce Queen
White and black castle bounce houses, along with other party decor.
Personalized yard card greetings.
Cakes & Birthday Treats
4415 W 7th St, Texarkana, TX, 903-831-7226
3710 State Line Ave., Texarkana, AR, 870-774-3146
Custom decorated cakes, as well as bagels, cookies and cupcakes.
Bake & Fresh Donuts
5604 Summerhill Rd., Texarkana, TX
Letter-shaped donuts for the perfect b-day breakfast.
Locations in Ashdown, New Boston & Atlanta
Grocery store bakery with custom cakes and baked goods.
Butters’ Bake Shop
Home bakery business in Wake Village with cookies, brownies, muffins, cupcakes, cakes, cake pops and more.
Mobile shaved ice and coffee.
New Boston, TX
Custom cakes and other delicious treats.
Cakes by Carrie
Texarkana, AR • 903-490-7203
Specializing in extreme custom cakes.
Destined To Be Dipped
Chocolate dipped strawberries, Rice Krispies, Oreos, pretzel rods, and more.
D&K Sweet Treats
From-scratch desserts made to order.
Graham Slam Bakery
112 Pine St, Texarkana, AR
Gorgeous custom cakes, plus cookies, cupcakes and macarons.
Great American Cookies
Central Mall, Texarkana, TX
Cookies and cookie cakes for all occasions.
Heavenly Sweets Flower Boutique
714 Hwy 71 S
Wedding cakes, celebration cakes, cookies, cupcakes and other desserts.
Honey Bees Cakery
Texarkana, AR • 903-826-8098
Cakes, cookies and cupcakes.
4055 Summerhill Sq., Texarkana, TX
Famous locally for their signature white chocolate strawberry cake. Also offers custom cookies, cheesecakes, seasonal pies, cakes and other treats.
Mobile tropical shaved ice where you can add your own flavors.
Lace Anchor Bakery
Gourmet cakes, cupcakes and cookies.
Lulu Baking Co
Custom decorated sugar cookies.
Custom cakes and cupcakes with fondant and buttercream designs made by 14-year-old Maddie, who started the bakery when she was nine.
Gourmet custom cakes and pastries.
Robin Hamnett’s Cakes
Atlanta, TX | 903-799-7600
Stunning custom decorated cakes by an experienced baker.
Sam’s Club Bakery
3610 St Michael Dr., Texarkana, TX
Custom cakes and baked goods.
2729 New Boston Rd., Texarkana, TX
A variety of mouthwatering donuts, including letter-shaped for birthday messages.
Silver Spoon Texarkana
5530 Christus Dr, Texarkana, TX
Homemade desserts, including cake, seasonal pies and cobblers.
Dessert catering company with custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other treats.
Super 1 Bakery
2610 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, TX
Grocery store bakery with custom cakes and other baked goods.
Susie Q’s Casseroles & Confections
4418 W 7th St., Texarkana, TX
Custom decorated cookies and cakes.
Sweet Mama T’s
Small bakery in Texarkana specializing in cakes, cupcakes and cookies.
Sweet Things Desserts by Tiffeny
Made-from-scratch southern desserts.
Taste and See
2838 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, TX
Handmade chocolates, gelato and more.
The Cake Boutique Bakery
2700 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, TX
Delicious custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, macarons and other treats.
The Cookie Lady
3207 Kennedy Lane, Texarkana, TX
877-852-5239 • texarkanacookielady.com
Chewy cookies in old favorites and new flavors like banana cream pie, strawberries and cream, and Fruity Pebbles.
Walmart Supercenter Bakery
Locations in Texarkana, TX and AR, New Boston, Ashdown and Atlanta
Grocery store bakery with custom cakes and baked goods.