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Choose from a selection of awesome and fun birthday party places for teenagers. Find heaps of inspiration for the perfect celebration venue for your teen that will suit every budget.
Your teenager certainly won’t be bored with these options!
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So you are wondering what are the best birthday party places for teenagers?
You may feel like there is a lot of pressure to coordinate a teen’s birthday that they will have a ton of fun with.
Younger children are easily pleased with kids party games and a fun theme, but the teen years can seem a little trickier and may feel like a lot of work.
You definitely don’t want a party that is too childlike. Teenagers are looking for something new, fresh and cool.
The good news is that there are a lot of birthday party places for teenagers. Some of the options you may not have even previously thought of.
This article is NOT however about home birthday parties.
These ideas are all held at a venue, which means you don’t have the mess and the fuss at home.
There are so many fun places to choose from and the best thing is that there is something for everyone’s tastes and thrills.
The most important thing is that the teenagers have a great time with their close friends. They definitely will with one of these ideas.
A great way to decide on the perfect birthday party location is to actually ask your teenager what they would like. Sit down with them, go through the list of fun birthday party ideas and let them pick one.
Instead of choosing a birthday theme you are now choosing a birthday location!
Choose Your Party Guests
Regardless of the age of the birthday party you are holding it is important to consider the party guests you will have in attendance.
Many of these birthday party places for teenagers can cater for large groups, but the larger the group also means the larger the cost!
To keep costs down, it is advisable to think about the number of party guests you will have and stick to it.
Many of the locations also have private rooms with a party host that you can access. This however generally also comes with a minimum number of guests and can increase the price.
It may be worthwhile instead undertaking a group booking without the party rooms if you want to keep the price at a minimum.
Indoor Birthday Party Places For Teenagers
Indoor birthday parties are easy to coordinate all year round.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s freezing or boiling outside, the party can still go ahead. You don’t need to be checking the weather forecast a million times leading up to the day and who cares if it rains!
An indoor party venue certainly makes planning a birthday party a lot easier and is a great place if you don’t want to be stressing about the weather which is outside of your control.
There are a lot of places that are great to hold teenage birthday parties, where your teen will be able to enjoy a unique birthday experience.
Many venues also offer a birthday party package which is worth enquiring about when you make a booking.
Be aware however that many indoor locations do not offer outside food (other than a birthday cake) to be brought on site. You will therefore either have to purchase the food available onsite or go elsewhere.
1. Escape Rooms
Whether it’s the first time or a subsequent visit, an escape room is a lot of fun. There are different rooms to choose from based on age, skill and time.
The teens will all have to work together if they are going to make it out of the room!
2. Laser Tag
Laser tag parties are a lot of fun and also offer party packages.
The teens will have a lot of enjoyment from getting into teams and creating a strategy to win.
3. Roller Skating
Remember the 80’s roller disco’s? Well it’s possible to relive that excitement!
Roller skating venues provide hours of fun, and many venues offer themed sessions of 80’s, 90’s of modern pop.
Whether the teens have roller skated before or not, this would be a lot of fun. This is also an awesome venue that is able to easily cater for large groups.
Name a teenager that doesn’t like to play video games! An arcade is the perfect place for lovers of video games.
Arcades are awesome places to host a birthday as there are multiple video games to play plus other other fun games like air hockey, basketball, shooting games etc.
Arcades can either accommodate a birthday party with reserved room for serving food or you could just coordinate a group together.
Set a budget before you go, divide it equally between the teenagers and watch the entertainment unfold.
5. Virtual Reality
Teenagers will have a blast at a virtual reality centre. With multiple games to choose from, the teens can either play games as individuals or groups.
Experiences are also available for novices to experienced gamers, so everyone will be catered for.
Bowling is great for all age teens and is also a lot of fun regardless of skill level.
Bowling alley’s have the option to place gutter guards for those teens that are not confident in their bowling skills.
Many bowling alleys offer discounts for more than one game, and they often provide birthday party rooms at the venue which allow you to book a bowling and food package.
Alternatively you might prefer to attend on a casual session and just book the number of lanes that you require.
Bowling alleys often offer themed nights like glow in the dark bowling or disco nights, which would provide a bit of extra excitement.
7. Go Karting
If the teens love a thrill, then go karting would be a great option.
Many go karting venues offer different carts to cater for different ages and heights. You can therefore be confident that your teens will be able to ride an appropriate cart.
Some go karting venues are for hi-speed carts which often require you to hold a drivers licence. Be sure to check this out before you book.
8. High Tea
A high tea is perfect for a teen who wants to enjoy some quiet company with her friends. Some elegant finger foods in a beautiful setting would make her feel all grown up.
It’s certainly a move away from the children’s birthday parties you might be used to hosting.
9. Pizza Party
Perhaps your teens would like to simply sit down with some mates and enjoy some food. A pizza party is the perfect venue for ordering a lot of food at a cost effective price.
Many pizza bars also offer an all you can eat spread which is worth considering when booking.
10. Movie Theaters
Movie theaters are always a popular choice. It’s easy to gather a few close friends, grab some popcorn and head to see a favorite movie.
It’s super simple to coordinate, and guaranteed to be enjoyed.
Choose a movie theatre that is close to shops or cafe’s so the teens can hang for a bit either before or after the movie.
11. Ice Skating
If your teenager loves ice skating, then this would be a fun filled event. Even if they don’t know how to skate, but are keen to try they can have a lot of fun.
Many ice skating venues have disco evenings, which would really ramp up the party atmosphere.
Ice skating is also a popular party venue choice, so you might also be able to get a party room booking.
Depending on the time of year you might also be able to get an outdoor ice skating ring.
12. Trampoline Bounce
Do your teens bounce off the walls a lot? Then a trampoline bounce venue would be perfect for them. Wall to floor trampolines provide hours of fun.
The teens can run, jump and shriek to their hearts content in this venue and it might even wear off some of their energy!
13. Aquatic Centre
The great thing about heading to an aquatic centre is that the indoor pool venue can offer a lot more than a swimming pool at home.
Aside from the swimming pool there are water play areas and slides galore.
Between general swimming and water play and slides, there is enough to keep teens occupied for hours at a pool party.
14. Indoor Rock Climbing
Indoor rock climbing is perfect for the adventurous teens.
Rock climbing venues have multiple rock walls to choose from to cater for all climbing levels from beginner to experienced. Training and equipment is all also given on site.
Many venues will offer birthday party packages but otherwise simply undertake a group booking.
15. Axe Throwing
Yes you did read that right. Axe throwing is an actual thing!
It’s a fun experience that is definitely unique.
Sessions will include a safety briefing and instruction before heading into the axe competition. This is ideal for a group of friends to undertake together.
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16. Beach Party
A beach party is perfect for a teen with a summer birthday. There are so many things to do at a beach party.
Teens can either play beach games, swim, go boogie boarding or surfing. Or they may prefer to simply chill with a radio and soak up the rays.
Take an esky of drinks and a portable BBQ for easy catering.
17. Amusement Park
Attending an amusement park would certainly be a memorable event with various rides and roller coasters to choose from.
Many amusement parks also offer birthday party packages which include certain sections of rides and/or games and also food packages.
Alternatively you may decide on a have fun as you go kind of day.
Feeling adventurous? A paintball party could be just the thing!
There are many paintball venues around that offer group bookings so friends can play together. Many will also offer party packages which makes things easier.
Just be aware that it can hurt to be hit by paintball, so if the teens might be concerned about this, it might not be the best option.
Check out some paintball party ideas to see if it’s suitable.
19. Nerf Blaster
Do the teens love running around shooting darts at each other? (probably a silly question). A Nerf blaster party could be ideal.
Either head to a nerf blaster arena or set one up in a local park. Ensure you have a Nerf gun for each teen attending with lots and lots of darts! Then create some props which can be dotted around the park so the teens can have fun hiding from their opponents.
This is a fun way of having the thrill of the hiding and shooting without the fear of being hit by a hard paintball!
20. Drive-In Movies
If you are lucky enough to have a drive-in near you then this is a super fun birthday party place for teenagers. Take 2 or 3 cars filled with friends and set up camp to watch the movie with favorite snacks and drinks.
Get there as the drive-in opens to secure the best spot and to maximise the time of hanging out together before the movie starts.
If you are a seasoned camper, then taking a few teens on a camping party adventure might be the ideal choice. Or it could be quite a challenge if it’s not something you are used to.
But provided you have the right equipment, a night under the stars around the campfire with hikes during the day would suit teens with a passion for outdoor adventure.
22. Barbeque In The Park
If you are looking for a relaxed and easy party, then a barbeque could be just the thing for you.
Set up a barbeque in a local park and have a feast of hamburgers and a hot dog. Arrange some easy sides such as potato salad and coleslaw and dinner is done.
Don’t forget finger food such as chips and lollies for the teens to munch on before and after the barbeque.
23. Horse Riding
There are many locations that offer causal horse riding through hills or along the beach. You don’t need to have any experience and everything you need is included.
This is a great unique way to celebrate a birthday and would be a lot of fun with a couple of close friends.
24. Skateboarding Park
If your teenager and friends love skateboarding then this is an ideal birthday party place. Simply set up an area nearby for food but otherwise let the teens amuse themselves.
Ask everyone to bring their own skateboards and let them demonstrate their tricks on the ramps.
It’s super easy but a lot of fun.
Do you have a golfing enthusiast?
Let your teen take their friends around a 9 or 18 hole course and have drinks and snacks afterwards.
At first, the thought of planning a birthday party for a teenager might cause a lot of stress. But it really doesn’t have to fill you with dread.
There are so many indoor and outdoor birthday party places for teenagers that they will be really happy with.
The best part is that there are also so many options to suit all tastes and thrill levels, as well as various options to suit family budgets.
Birthday parties for teenagers can also be smaller than they generally are for younger kids. Let the teens invite a few close friends and then take them out for a special day that they will be talking about for the rest of the year!
You may actually find yourself with a new dilemma. That is knowing WHICH ONE of these amazing party places to choose from!
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