15 Unforgettable Places to Have a Birthday Party

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Finding the perfect place to have a birthday party can be a challenging task, but with a little research on local party venues, you can narrow down your choices based on your needs and budget. Opt for a party venue that can not only offer a birthday party package that will bring your vision to life, but one that can also provide a stress-free and safe environment for your guests.

Birthday Party Venues for Kids (5-16)

From epic outdoor and indoor adventures to educational hands-on experiences, these birthday party place ideas will sure make your child's birthday extra memorable.

Children's Museum

A children's museum can be a fantastic venue to provide your special guests with a fun and educational experience that sparks curiosity and develops essential skills to interact with the world around them. You can enjoy full access to the museum or book a private party room. If none of the themed party packages the museum offers appeals to your child, you can bring your own cake, food, drinks and party decorations. STEAM, secret agent, outer space, puppet theater and art studio are among the most-loved birthday party themes for a memorable hands-on celebration.

Ice Cream Parlor

I scream. You scream. An ice cream parlor is where all the magic happens, and dreams of small batches of fresh and luxuriously creamy ice cream are made. For a one-of-a-kind birthday party experience, consider an ice cream place that offers liquid nitrogen ice cream concoctions rather than the typical pumped and churned. The kids can choose their favorite ice cream base (cream, regular milk or plant-based milk), ice cream flavor of their choice, and fun mix-ins, such as sprinkles, cookie crumbs, chocolate chips, and gummies. The most exciting part? The guests can experience the wonders of science and watch their liquid treat become a frozen dessert right before their eyes. You can treat the birthday child and guests to a custom birthday ice cream cake because there's no such a thing as too much ice cream.

Aquarium

Do sharks snore? Do fish close their eyes when they sleep? If you have a curious child who is fascinated by sea creatures and wonders what happens at an aquarium at night when everybody is asleep in their homes, booking a magical under the sea sleepover at your local aquarium might be the fin-tastic experience you have been searching for to celebrate your child's special day. The kids will be counting fish instead of sheep while enjoying a night filled with excitement, discovery and exploration from the comfort of their own sleeping bags complete with guided tours, presentations, and bedtime snacks.

Water Park

A water park is the ideal venue for a summer gathering to celebrate a child's birthday jam-packed with water fun, including thrilling water slides, tubing, lazy river rides, splash pads, and wave pools. Whether you are planning to handle the party setup, decorations, food, birthday cake, and entertainment or leaving all the details to be taken care of by the water park staff (including the dreaded clean up), your child's birthday party is bound to be amazing. All guests, regardless of age, can sit back, relax, and join in on the shenanigans.

Pottery Studio

Hosting your child's birthday at a pottery studio doesn't mean you are limited to pottery painting only. From creating masterpieces with clay and fused glass to candle making and acrylic fluid art canvas painting, a pottery place can bring your vision to life and tailor to your needs by creating the perfect party package for an incredible creative birthday experience. To take the stress out of party planning, all materials--such as brushes, paints, stencils, and smocks--are supplied by the pottery studio along with party decorations, food, and drinks. All you need to ask your special guests to bring is their imagination and never-ending creativity to create a keepsake to treasure for years to come.

Indoor Go-Kart

A go-kart indoor facility is a terrific place for those kids who would absolutely enjoy experiencing the adrenaline rush and heart-pounding thrills of go-kart races. When choosing a go-kart facility to host your child's birthday party, opt for one that offers not only competitive rates when it comes to reserved go-kart races and party rooms, but also one that takes pride in providing a safe environment and memorable experience to your guests no matter their age. Whether you are bringing your own party decorations, food, and drinks or having the venue's knowledgeable event specialists take care of all the details, the go-kart race experience with family and friends will be the highlight of your child's special day.

Trampoline Park

When planning a party for a child who is competitive at heart and is always looking for fun ways to stay active, a trampoline park is the perfect destination to embark on epic adventures and show off your best flips and tricks to celebrate someone's birthday. Guests can test their aerial and acrobatic skills with a variety of attractions, such as dodgeball, trampoline basketball, and wall-to-wall trampolines and test their strength and stamina with monkey bars, rock climbing, and zip line adventures. As a typical party venue, it offers the host the flexibility to bring the party decorations, birthday cake, food, and drinks to throw the ultimate birthday party.

Bowling Alley

Hit the lanes for an unforgettable bowling experience to celebrate a special birthday with family and friends with reserved lanes and VIP lane-side food and drink services. You can reserve a lane or two, depending on the size of your party. Typically, bowling alleys will give you access to the seating and tables directly behind your lanes. You can decorate the designated space for your birthday celebration and are welcome to bring your own sweets (cake, cupcakes, cookies or brownies), party decorations, and gifts.

Roller Skating Rink

Music, lights, skates, oh my! Nothing beats a venue that combines exercise and a safe environment to celebrate a birthday with best friends. Most roller skating facilities offer party packages that fit any budget and have designated party areas with experienced staff to take the fuss away from planning food and drinks. The host is still welcome to bring a special birthday cake, balloon decorations, and even fun accessories, such as glowing bracelets and necklaces, or sunglasses for extra group photo fun and memorable time with friends.

Miniature Golf Course

If you are looking for a wonderful place to celebrate your teenager's birthday with a group of friends who love to get active and challenge themselves with problem-solving and decision-making activities, a miniature golf course is the perfect venue. Opt for a miniature golf facility that offers a private room and other attractions, such as arcade or laser tag in addition to a round of miniature golf. The kids will have a blast spending time outdoors, playing video games, and enjoying the usual yet all-time favorite, pizza and refreshments for an unforgettable birthday party celebration.

Birthday Party Venues for Adults

Whether you are planning to invite a large group of friends or keeping it intimate, these wonderful party venue choices to host an adult birthday celebration won't disappoint.

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Celebrate a birthday in style on board a sunset cruise with a four-course dinner, drinks, and an unbeatable view. Whether you are looking for a fun evening to celebrate your birthday with family and friends or seeking a romantic experience to share your special day with your significant other, a sunset dinner cruise will make all your birthday wishes come true.

Casino

Celebrating a birthday at a casino is more than the thrills of an epic game of poker and slot machines. Most casinos offer free entertainment with live bands and DJ events, so your guests can dance the night away if gambling doesn't really appeal to them. You can take the stress of party planning away by planning a special birthday dinner or lunch with family and friends, complete with a birthday cake or personalized dessert and sip signature cocktails at the bar.

Private Cabin

adult birthday party at a cabin

If celebrating your birthday in a private cabin is on your bucket list, it's time to make that dream a reality. A cabin is the perfect destination for those who prefer a slower approach to their birthday and enjoy a much needed relaxing time with breathtaking views and just the right amount of outdoor activities. Opt for a cabin that features a full kitchen if you are planning to cook a special birthday meal and store birthday treats. You can make the birthday extra-special by heading outside to enjoy the firepit as you roast marshmallows for delicious s'mores under the stars or take advantage of the hot tub for a soothing soak if weather permits.

Spa Resort

A spa resort is the perfect destination if you are looking for a change of scenery to celebrate your special day free from distractions. Revive your mind, body and spirit with a rejuvenating spa day. You may opt to make a birthday package reservation for a group of special friends that includes a relaxing day complete with full-body massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures. Whether you are treating yourself to one of the hotel luxurious accommodations or just staying for the day, taking full advantage of the adult-only pool or hot tub followed by a fancy birthday dinner at one of their restaurants where you can delight your palate with exquisite dishes and hand-crafted cocktails makes for an unforgettable birthday celebration with special friends.

Winery

Whether you are hosting a private birthday party or just planning to book a guided tour and wine tasting experience to celebrate someone special, an intimate birthday celebration at a local winery is a delightful choice if you have family and friends who are always trying to find an excuse to sit back, relax, and enjoy a glass of wine. You and guests can enjoy a guided tour of the vineyards, wine barn, and cellar, complete with wine tasting and cheese pairing upon your return with breathtaking views and live music.

Friends Make It Special

Hosting a birthday party at a venue you can fully trust is ideal, but celebrating with family and friends that can make any ordinary place a special one is what matters the most. Make it memorable by simply being present and enjoying the moment.

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