So you’ve got a birthday coming up and you are not quite sure what you want to do. Whether you’re planning a party of your own, or hosting one for your kids, finding the perfect party idea can be a tough task. Either way, you know the party has got to be way cool, different from the last party, and something that everyone will be talking about for days.
Well you’re in luck! We have done some research in order to come up with some off the chart ideas for you. Our birthday party ideas are broken down into sections and include ideas for young girls, young boys, preteens and teens, and include home party ideas and birthday party venues in Cincinnati. Check out our list of ideas and get ready for an epic birthday celebration.
Birthday Party Ideas for Young Girls
A lot of young girls love themed birthday parties. Themed parties can be held at home or at a party venue, depending on a specific interest. With a themed birthday party, decorations, food, birthday cake and activities all relate to the theme you selected. For example, if you love ponies, Parky’s Farm has a farm-themed party and offers pony rides. Or have pony rides at your home with Mr. Cowpies Party Animals. They even decorate the ponies to match your party theme and also can bring along a petting zoo and a cow moon bounce.
Want to celebrate with your favorite book character? You can have your party at Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore. Just choose your favorite book character and they’ll plan your entire party around it. Or perhaps a princess tea party at home is more your cup of tea. Your home can be decorated to match your favorite princess, with small sandwiches and birthday cupcakes served with hot or iced tea.
Your home is also a good place for a costume party, where guests come dressed as their favorite princess. Add a costume contest for even more fun. Better yet, have the travelingCincinnati Circus come to your home, complete with carnival games, jugglers, balloon artists and more.
If you want a party with a little more action, you can swim, tumble, play soccer or basketball, or design your own party at the Cincinnati Sports Club. Or you can always come to The WEB Extreme Entertainment for some Jurassic Par mini golf or Hang Ten mini bowling. Pizza and ice cream can be included for the ultimate party outing.
Birthday Party Ideas for Young Boys
What’s a birthday party without some thrills and adventures? You can find both at theNewport Aquarium. There’s shark central, gator alley, shark ray bay and other aquatic wildlife to add to the excitement.
Of course, if you actually want to feel the thrills, you can always plan a party around laser tag, black light Jurassic Par mini golf, Hang Ten mini bowling and an extreme arcade atThe WEB Extreme Entertainment. Add pizza, ice cream, or both to your birthday party package, or customize an epic party just for you.
You can also get some thrills at Rock Quest Climbing Center or University of Cincinnati Campus Recreation Center, or have a home party with a rock climbing wall rental from A-1 Amusement and Party Rental of Cincinnati.
Speaking of thrills, how about a magic party at home? Abracadabra Entertainment provides close-up magic that happens right in your hands. Or ask them to do a magic show where you and your guests participate.
One of the newest and coolest types of birthday parties is a foam party. Backyard Bounce Party Experts will bring an inflatable pit to fill with foam. They have other wet n’ wild party items, like a water slide inflatable, a dunk tank and OK corral soakdown where super soakers rule!
Birthday Party Ideas for Preteens
If you’re having a tween birthday party, you have got to be sure that it’s cool. If there are going to be boys and girls at your party, you can’t go wrong with a pizza party combined with some friendly competition of laser tag, miniature golf, mini bowling, or arcade games.The WEB Extreme Entertainment has all types of birthday party packages to plan your special day. And it’s a cool place to hang!
Another awesome party idea is a roller skating party where you can rock out to your favorite tunes played by a DJ at The Skatin Place. Also cool for preteen birthday parties with boys and girls invited is a movie party at Cinemark Oakley Station and XD, complete with movie snack packs for your guests.
Tween Girls Only Birthday Party
Preteen girls having a “for girls only” birthday party can have a super cool glam party, where everyone gets pampered. Your home can be set up like a home spa, with areas for painting nails, trying out new hairstyles and putting on makeup. Or have a fashion party and do a take on Project Runway where guests have to create a look inspired by their favorite movie character or hero.
Another fun idea is to have a home talent party. Rent a karaoke machine from Prime Time Party Rental and have The Voice or American Idol themed party. Or combine music and dance with a hip hop birthday party at Anderson Dance Academy.
For kids with a creative side, you and your party guests can make mugs, picture frames, banks and other items out of pottery at a Mad Potter birthday party.
Preteen Boys Only Party
Tween boys having a “for boys only” birthday party should think sleepover party or camp-out party. Watch a movie, play some video games, go to your local park for a game of basketball, soccer, or football, make pizza and hang out.
For something different than a sleepover, have a Mad Science party, where the mad scientist brings awesome hands-on experiments and activities to your home birthday party. Another cool party idea is a scavenger hunt. Your guests form teams and are given a list of objects to find around the neighborhood. The first team to find everything on the list wins a prize. For eats, you can have a cookout, tacos, pizza, or a meal of your favorite foods.
For kids who love sports, have a themed party based on your favorite sport. Have a game against your friends, then go and see a pro game, such as the Cincinnati Cyclones. If water sports are more your thing, have your party at CoCo Key Water Resort.
Birthday Party Ideas for Teens
Typically, teens like to party outside the home, so My Party Bus comes in handy for traveling with your guests to your birthday party venue.
Action activities, like laser tag and go-kart racing, are popular among teens and you’ll find both at The WEB Extreme Entertainment Center. Have your party during the day or in the evening. With arcade game credits included in our birthday party packages, plus the option of adding on pizza and ice cream, your entire birthday celebration can be held here.
Another rock star teen birthday party idea is a dance party. Rent a banquet hall, hire a DJand have a blast. Take it one step further and have a day glow party using black lights fromBlank Extreme Entertainment so everything glows in the dark.
Then there’s the mall, a teenager’s familiar hangout. Why not turn the Tri-County Mall orNorthgate Mall into party central! Have a scavenger hunt party at the mall by preparing lists of things guests have to find or do. Be sure to take pictures as you’re doing each task. End the day at a mall restaurant of your choosing for a birthday celebration.
No matter the age, these birthday party ideas will help you plan the best birthday party of the year. At the very least, they’ll get you thinking about places in Cincinnati, party entertainers serving the Cincinnati area, or Cincinnati businesses that can help you put a unique twist on your birthday celebration. After all, it’s a birthday, a day when you can go all out!