What does one need for a good birthday party? Obviously, a card, cake and ice cream. Where should one go to celebrate a birthday? That may not be so obvious, and although the home is a good place to start, those who want to give their relative or friend a good party should consider looking somewhere else.
The place for a birthday party will depend upon one’s taste, budget and the size of the party. In the case of toddlers, the home is still the most secure place. Other locations can include the nearby ice cream shop or children’s museum. Those who are older can celebrate their birthdays at parks or amusement facilities. For a donation, fire departments can offer their space and time, giving the youngsters firsthand look at firefighters, their gear and their vehicles. Those planning such a visit should remember that if the bell rings, the party is over!
Youngsters can have their their birthday party combined with athletic activities at the nearest community pool, bowling alley or martial arts center. Many fitness clubs also offer high-energy activities that can be a part of any birthday celebration. For something more sedate, nature centers and botanical gardens are ideal spots for a birthday party. Teenagers may find a local hotel as a place offering more privacy. If the celebrant is a teenage girl, parents can arrange for a birthday at a shopping mall, giving her a chance to shop for her own gift. But don’t forget to bring the credit card!
Many local restaurants and clubs will host birthday parties for adults. Stadiums may also offer birthday deals for those who are into sports. It might even be possible to surprise the celebrant by having the person’s name and birthday posted on the stadium scoreboard. Those who want to get out of town should consider having the party at the beach, mountains or recreational facility. It can also be held at or near a casino, giving the celebrant the opportunity to parlay that birthday money – or hoping for the next birthday party! Adults who long for their childhood can have plenty of fun celebrating their birthday at a miniature golf park or Go-Kart track.
No matter where one celebrates, the key is to have a happy birthday!