Instead of planning a birthday party at home for your child’s next one, think of something to do away from home that can create some new memories for them. Sometimes it can be fun to go out on a new adventure and experience new things, especially for children. Plus, it will be fun for you as well, seeing all those smiling faces.
Some of these ideas will work best for younger children, while some would be enjoyed by older kids. You can come up with your own ideas and themes to go along with them, but each of these ideas is definitely worth considering.
A Theme Park
Theme parks usually have rides for both younger and older children. If you don’t have a place close to you, you could also consider taking the birthday group to a tourist trap of some sort. Children enjoy all kinds of experiences, so even some time at a mystery spot or gravity hill type of place could be fun and educational for them.
If it’s a summer birthday, a water park is an excellent idea for a birthday party destination. The kids will enjoy playing and splashing, and this is another idea that can work for most ages. Plus, the adults can cool down in the water and have some fun too.
If there is a movie coming to the theater around your child’s birthday that they really want to see, you may want to investigate and find out of your theater does any kind of rentals on their theater rooms. Many do, so you could rent the space for a private viewing and party.
For this type of birthday party, to make it even more fun, you could have the kids dress up as a character from the movie they are going to watch.
Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese is a great standby for younger children’s birthdays. Once they’ve reached their teens it can be a little more boring and juvenile for them. However, for the little ones it’s a fun time to be had, and they will enjoy earning tokens and eating pizza, and playing all the games.
If your child is an animal lover, consider planning a zoo related birthday party. This type of party is probably best for smaller groups of children, so that you can keep track of everyone. There aren’t many kids that don’t love the zoo, and after the visit they could dress up like their favorite animals or do zoo related crafts.
On A Nature Hike
If your child is a fan of the great outdoors, you might want to consider going on a nature hike with them and their friends. This can be great fun, and extremely educational. Take time to talk about the different plants and animals you see while walking. Always remember safety first, and bring lots of chaperones!