Birthday Parties

The ACU Hotel & Conference Center is a great place to celebrate your birthday! There are few events in life more fun than a birthday party. For a kid, it’s the excitement of all that attention, the gifts and the scrumptious cake. As we get older, it’s a wonderful way to see all your loved ones together and to enjoy the friendship and camaraderie. 

Benefits of Hosting a Birthday Party at a Conference Center

The first is how easy it is! Our event planners are pros at planning all types of parties and will put together the perfect birthday celebration for you. Simply give them a few details and they’ll take care of the rest!

Second is our extensive catering menu from which to choose. Whether you decide on just hors d’eouvres, cake, and soft drinks or a full, sit-down plated meal, our catering and banquet staff has you covered! We’re also happy to accommodate your guests with special dietary needs. 

The third is our flexible meeting spaces! Whether your birthday party is 10 or 150 people, we’ve got the ideal room for you! Many of our event rooms are also configurable, so if you have something special in mind, just let us know and we’ll make it happen. 

Next is entertainment. Are you hoping for a DJ or live band? At the ACU Hotel & Conference Center, you can have the entertainment you’ve dreamed of without disturbing the neighbors. As an added bonus, the conference center probably has better acoustics than a private home, for an even more enjoyable evening. Please note that bands must have pre-approval from ACU Hotel & Conference Center.

Last is our on-site hotel. Do you have family or friends coming in from out of town? No problem! Our 110-room hotel sits right on the quiet and serene campus of Arizona Christian University and features such amenities as free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges in each room. 

Conference Center Birthday Party Ideas

For Adults

Themed Party

  • Stranger Things
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Survivor
  • Murder Mystery
  • Star Trek/Star Wars
  • Jimmy Buffet “Margaritaville” (or another favorite artist
  • Spa Day or Evening

Themed Food/Drink

  • Mimosa Bars
  • Candy Stations
  • Taco Bar
  • Nacho Bar
  • Everything Avocado Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Donut Wall

For Teens and Tweens

  • Poker Party
  • Art Party
  • Spa Party
  • DIY Magic Tricks
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Dance Party
  • Escape Room
  • Ice Cream Buffet
  • Detective Game
  • Cupcake Bar

Tips for Planning a Fabulous Conference Center Birthday Party

Some quick guidelines!

  • Determine your budget
  • Find a venue within your budget
  • Create a guest list
  • Meet with your event planner to determine
    • Room layout
    • Theme
    • Decorations
  • Meet with the catering/banquet department to determine menu
  • Decide on entertainment
  • Pick out your invitations
  • Get ready to have a great time!

Common Questions About Conference Center Birthday Parties

Will the conference center decorate for my birthday party?

We will be happy to assist you in setting up the decorations for your birthday party. 

Do I need to supply my own decorations?

Yes, we do not supply decorations. 

Do you offer birthday party packages or promotions?

Not at this time. 

Should we have a plated or buffet-style dinner?

Typically, plated dinners are for more formal parties, while buffet style is for a more casual event. 

Is there parking on-site? If so, what is the cost?

Yes, parking is available on-site and our lots are free for our guests. 

What time do we have to wrap up the party?

Evening parties must be over by 11 p.m. 

What is the payment and cancellation policy?

For your room rental, a 50% deposit is required. For your catering services, a 75% payment is due 3 days prior to your event and the remainder the day of your event. Our cancellation policy is as follows: 

Date of Cancellation                                                                                             Cancellation Amount

  • Any function canceled 90 days prior to start date                                         20% of deposit paid
  • Any function canceled 60 days prior to start date                                         50% of deposit paid
  • Any function canceled 30 days prior to start date                                         100% of deposit paid
  • Any function canceled less than 29 days prior to state date                           Deposit is forfeited and 100% of any F&B ordered and confirmed

Give the ACU Hotel & Conference Center a call today and let’s get started on your best birthday party ever!