31 Awesome Birthday Party Ideas

Looking for some fresh birthday party ideas? After 14 years of parenting my creativity has been tapped out, so we put it out to our Instagram public and they came through with all kinds of great new stuff! We thought we’d share them all with you here, and you guys can benefit from this awesome list too. (If you live in the Edmonton area, then the links will all be relevant to you– if not, no fear! These ideas translate to most locations.)

Birthday Party Ideas

  1. Rock Climbing
  2. Wilderness Centre
  3. Trampoline Park
  4. Bowling
  5. Open Gym (rent a school gymnasium, or city field house to run around and play sports)
  6. Pool (rent hotel pool, or birthday room at local rec centre)
  7. Humane Society
  8. Indoor Playground
  9. Mini golf
  10. Pirate Ship party at WEM
  11. Paintball
  12. Escape Room
  13. Laser Tag
  14. Spray Park
  15. Paint Pottery
  16. Paint Canvas Party
  17. Reptile Party
  18. Skating

Home Party Ideas

  1. Mad Hatter Tea Party (decorate inexpensive or home sewn hats with bits and baubles)
  2. Scavenger Hunt at the park
  3. Nerf Gun war
  4. Ninja party
  5. Card making/scrapbooking party
  6. Make your own pizza party
  7. Slumber party/movie night
  8. Birthday picnic
  9. Baking party/cookie decorating
  10. Games (‘Minute to Win It’/board games/card games)
  11. Craft party
  12. Water fight party
  13. Obstacle course

If you have any more suggestions, post them in the comments and I’ll do my best to add them to the list!