Planning and throwing birthday parties are not always easy, especially when your child is older…and pickier. Where to go? What to do? And how to not look like the lame mom are all big questions when it comes to planning a teen birthday party. To make your life a little easier we’ve compiled a list a Teen Birthday Party ideas sponsored by New Orleans City Park Birthday Parties.
City Putt in City Park
Miniature Golf is fun for all and at City Putt, everyone is sure to have a great time! City Putt located in City Park is New Orleans’ only miniature golf course and has two 18-hole course options – the New Orleans course and the Louisiana course. After, head over to Morning Call for some coffee and beignets.
$9/ticket, open Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 10 a.m – midnight
City Park Amusements
City Park Amusements is always a fun time! From the historical carousel to the Musical Express, there is a ride for everyone! There are also two concession areas that have a variety of eats!
Laser Tag of Metairie – for $24 you get two rounds of laser tag, bumper cars & 40 arcade credits
Adventure Quest in Elmwood – $30 you get 6 attractions (choose between Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Cosmic Golf & Adventure Maze)
Airline Skate Center
$10 for admission and skate rental; no outside food or drink, but a snack bar with pizza, hot dogs, etc. is available
ICE Computer Cafe
Grab your gamer friends and head over to ICE Computer Cafe – you can game for one hour ($6), three hours ($14) or all day long ($20)! It’s open until 10 pm both Friday and Saturday.
Dinner & Movie
You can’t go wrong with dinner and a move and at Clearview Palace, you can do both! They are now offering Dine-In Movie options! Check out their website for offerings.
A Haunted History tour is a great way to celebrate your teens birthday while learning a bit about the hauntings of New Orleans.
From the Eastbank to the Westbank there are several bowling options in our city!
“Hit the Green” at Loft 18, Metairie’s virtual golf headquarters. You can bring your own clubs or rent from Loft 18. One stall fits up to 10 people. There are plenty of food and drink options, sure to please everyone.
New Orleans Boulder Lounge
Head on over to New Orleans Boulder Lounge for some climbing. For $16 you can climb all day (if you need shoes, those are $4 to rent).
Kayaking on Bayou St. John
For the outdoorsy teen, take him or her and their friends kayaking on Bayou St. John. Equipment can be rented from Bayou Paddlesports. Afterward, they can post up on the bayou bank for a picnic lunch or head over to Parkway for some delicious poor boys!
For an adrenaline rush, go to Nola Motorsports Park where you and your teen can race Go Karts around a track. Children 52” and older can ride and/or drive the Go Karts. There are also inflatable slides to entertain everyone.
Make a list of historical places, special moments, and unique landmarks around the city and have your teen go out on the hunt with his or her friends to find them all! End at a location where the party can have a bite to eat or end with a fun activity!
Dave & Busters
Burgers & Video Games! Perfect for the gamer dad in your life. Dave & Buster’s has finally made it to the GNO and they have video games, simulators, Dance Dance Revolution, billiards and more! Everything a teen could want!
Share this list with your teen and let us know what they think! We are pretty sure they will find something on this list to help them celebrate their big day!
About New Orleans City Park Birthday Parties
New Orleans City Park is the perfect place for your child’s next birthday party. Without digital screens or flashy trends, we offer a place everyone can enjoy together. Let the kids run and play in the sunshine under 100 year old oak trees. We offer fun and affordable parties for children of all ages. You can choose between private access to a single or multiple rides in the park, and have the choice of booking a private party house, indoor or outdoor locations inside Storyland, and/or two beautiful outdoor gazebos. Carousel Gardens Amusement Park has 17 rides including the treasured antique wooden carousel. We also offer Train Garden birthdays which include a ride on the Park’s mini train for all of the guests. And don’t forget about City Putt Miniature Golf! City Putt has two party rooms and your choice of courses: New Orleans or Louisiana. Party packages offered include food, drinks (for kids and adults), and can include decorations. You bring the kid and the cake and let us set up and clean up afterwards. You can visit our new website to see details and book or give us a call to ask questions and book. And don’t forget: birthday parties at New Orleans City Park are great for kids as well as the kids-at-heart!