Tired of the same old backyard party? Looking for some fresh ideas to celebrate your teenager’s birthday in and around San Diego? Well, we have done the research. Read on to discover our top 10 party picks sure to make it a birthday your teen will remember.
1. Throw a Pedal Boat Party
So, your teen wants to invite the entire class to their party, and you are wondering how to entertain the whole group. A pedal boat party from Eco Boat Rentals is your answer. Not only will the kids have a blast pedaling around the bay, think of all the energy they will expend! With a large fleet of boats, Eco Boat Rentals can accommodate parties of 35-40 people. There is no age limit, but 2-3 adults per group are required, and children under 13 must wear a provided life jacket.
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2. Plan a Ballistic Bubble Soccer Game for Your Teenager’s Birthday
What is Ballistic Bubble Soccer? It’s a cross between soccer, sumo wrestling and football. Each player dons a plastic bubble suit and takes to the field trying kick the ball to score a goal. Expect lots of bumping into fellow competitors, rolling on the ground and laughter. The suits come in different sizes to fit all ages. Ballistic Bubble Soccer of San Diego has been in business for over 15 years and is ready to help you plan your teenager’s next birthday party.
3. Go on a Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt
For a party geared towards older teens and adults, go on a Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt in Old Town San Diego. Teams of up to six scour the streets of historic Old Town, looking for clues to eliminate suspects and discover whodunnit. Each team has their own separate investigation but will be competing against others. The first gang to solve their mystery, with the least help from headquarters, wins. While there is no age limit, the puzzles are not suitable for those under 12 years old.
4. Host a Themed Party on a Chartered Sailboat for Your Teenager’s Birthday
For a smaller party, a private chartered sailboat tour is the ticket. Your teen, an adult and up to four more friends or family members can cruise along San Diego Bay aboard a French-built sailing yacht. How about an afternoon tea at sea to celebrate a Sweet 16? Or dress up like pirates and explore the coastal sights. Light snacks and soft drinks are provided, but you are welcome to pack a picnic too. Don’t forget the birthday cupcakes.
5. Arrange a Retro Party at Skateworld
If you grew up in the 80’s, then the roller rink was the place to be on a Friday night. Now, your teenager can revel in the same retro fun at Skateworld. Offering several different packages to fit your budget, all you need to do is bring the cake. Their popular Galaxy Deluxe party is ideal for groups of 15-25 and includes pizza, soda and a full VIP experience. All ages can participate.
6. Visit Brainy Actz Escape Rooms for Your Teenager’s Birthday Party
Brainy Actz Escape Rooms in San Diego caters to adults and kids of all ages. With several themed rooms to choose from, your team will follow clues and solve puzzles. You have just 60 minutes to gain your freedom and win the game. Birthday packages are available that include a private room rental, birthday cake and catered food. Other options at Brainy Actz include two Rage Rooms, a Splatter Paint Room and the Slime Lab.
7. Try a Glow Boat for a Nighttime Party
Looking for a nighttime activity? A glow boat birthday party is the perfect choice. Each boat is illuminated inside and out with bright, neon lights. Your teen can play their favorite tunes on the provided speaker, and a disco ball completes the festive vibe. Great for a supervised date night for groups of up to 35, including 2-3 adults. The teenagers will have a magical night.
8. Rent the Ultimate Game Truck
Is your teenager a gamer? Then, rent the Ultimate Game Truck for your next party. With 14 gaming systems, 9 TV screens, a virtual reality station and a full body racecar simulator, this truck has it all. It is even able to entertain 33 people at once. This family-owned business brings the excitement to you.
9. Pump Up the Adrenaline at K1 Speed
Does your teen have the need for speed? If so, book your next birthday party at K1 Speed. Each kart features a 20 hp electric motor that can get up to speeds of 45 mph on the quarter-mile track. Party packages include a qualifying and final event race, medals for the top 3 winners, pizza, soft drinks and a private room for your celebration. Arcade game cards are available to add-on.
10. Bowl’em Over at Tavern+Bowl
Tavern+Bowl offers three different party packages for teens. Each package includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rentals, food and unlimited soft drinks. Choose from something simple like cheese pizza or upgrade to a few of their tasty entrees, sides and desserts from the menu. With an upbeat atmosphere, your crowd is guaranteed to have a fantastic time.
11. Celebrate Your Teenager in Pink
Are you wondering where to host your teenage daughter’s next birthday party? How about a Pink Party Boat Cruise from Eco Boat Rentals? It’s the perfect location for a pink celebration. Think pink tiaras, pink cupcakes and pink drinks (but please no red food or beverages). Charter the Pink Panther and have the girls dress in pink animal prints for a roaring good time. Or go tropical aboard the Flamingo. The ideas are endless.
Each cruise tours the San Diego Bay for two hours and can accommodate 6-8 guests. Both bright pink boats come equipped with Bluetooth speakers and a mirrored disco ball. A captain is on board to pilot the boat safely.
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