It can be tough to decide a wholesome and meaningful way to celebrate your teen’s birthday party. If you’re having trouble coming up with a fun, safe way for your teen to celebrate, here are some party ideas to get the creative juices flowing.
An Escape Room
Escape rooms provide a lot of fun and challenge with a narrative. You could bring your teen to an escape room to be immersed in what would feel to them like a video game in real life. There is a strong element of team-building in escape rooms where the group will put their heads together to figure their way out. For the more competitive youngsters, there are escape rooms where teams can race each other through it. An escape room is a great way to learn team-building and leadership exercises which are, of course, important life skills.
If you’re looking to give them more of a competitive sports experience, bowling is always a great option. Newcomers to the game may find it tricky at first but once they get into the flow of it they’ll feel a sense of satisfaction in lining up their throws for a strike. There is music pumping, finger food on call and a selection of different weighted bowling bowls to choose from. Try not to hurl the ball in the wrong lane.
In laser tag, the birthday attendees split into two teams and maneuverer around a battleground shooting each other harmlessly with lasers. The players have a set amount of times they can be shot, recorded by a machine. This will remind them of playing video games that involve shooting but in real life and involving exercise. There are often arcade machines outside of laser tag places as well, which can keep everyone busy between rounds.
For the teens that can sit still and be immersed in something, a cinema experience is a good option. Be mindful to plan around a lot of cinemas these days having specific seat allocations. This means you’ll have to plan it to be able to have the group all sitting together. Also, find a film that’s come up recently enough that hopefully, nobody in the group has seen it yet. If executed right, a birthday party at a cinema can be a superb time.
All You Can Eat Buffet
If you have young food-lovers on your hands, another option could be putting their appetites to the test at an all you can eat buffet. Certain places can have a style of cuisine but then others will have a wide variety of food to choose from. This can be a good opportunity for your teen and their friends to socialize with each other. At the end of it, you can load up on scrumptious dessert.
A Theme Park
A local theme park is always a fun day out, jam-packed with fun and excitement. Choose a day with good weather and take the birthday crew out to enjoy wild, adrenaline-inducing rides. You’d have a choice of roller coasters, ghost trains, dodge-em cars or more easy-going rides such as merry-go-rounds. There will be plenty of good photo opportunities too.
Get the teens to choose a track name and race around swerving tracks for first place. For racers that aren’t feeling as competitive or confident with driving, there is the option to just cruise along. No pressure. At the end of the race, get a photo of everyone holding their helmets like racing track superstars.
That concludes this list of fun ideas for birthday parties that you can supervise. I hope that this has helped you narrow down ways to celebrate your teen’s special day.