26% of parents say that they have paid $500+ on their child's birthday party! Some moms say they spent more than that, especially if they have multiples. I did some research about the actual cost of some of the popular places to have a birthday party in the Tri-State, and this is what I found out:

1. Inflatable Fun Factory

I had my son's 5th birthday party here, and I did splurge on the VIP stuff. The current Premium VIP Party starts at $249. That includes a private jumping area for up to 20 friends. Food and drink are extra. When you figure in the extra cost, for food & drinks (And you'll probably be feeding some parents, too) Your final bill will be around $340. This does not include cake or a tip for your host.

Inflatable Fun Factory / Photo by Liberty

2. Walther's Golf N Fun

With the Walther's Style package, you get a bit of everything that they have to offer. Their pricing is $35.99 per person, with a 10 person minimum (Not including the birthday child. So, for a party of 10, it costs around $360 X 2 if you have 20 guests.

Walthers Golf N Fun / Photo by Liberty

3. Sky Zone

Sky Zone's pricing depends of the number of jumpers and the day of the week. The Supreme Air package accommodate 20 jumpers, and runs $399 on a weeknight and $429 on a weekend. This does include 4 pizzas, drinks and Dippin' Dots for everyone.

Sky Zone / Photo by Liberty

4. Elite Air

Elite Air offers 3 types of parties; Private Room, Glow or Ninja. Pricing begins at $235 for 10 guests and the birthday child. Additional children are $12, so a basic party of 20 totals $343. This does include drinks, but not pizza. That can be added on for $10 per pizza.

Elite Air / Photo by Liberty

5. Newburgh Entertainment Center

Parties with 10-12 guests range from $215 for basic bowling and 2 pizzas & drinks, up to $399.50, and that includes a little bit of everything: Bowling, Lazer tag, $10 arcade game cards, pizza & drinks. Additional guests can be added for a fee.

Newburgh Entertainment Center / Photo by Liberty