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 at awesome New Orleans Attractions.
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!
Noele is native New Orleanian, whose husband somehow convinced her to move to Metairie, where they currently reside with their four children, Kaitlyn (13), Aidan (10), Abigail (7) & Wyatt (16 months), two dogs, and tortoise. She works full time as a Paralegal at a small, personal injury law firm. When she's not working or carpooling her kids around the city and trying to manage the family calendar, you can find her enjoying a glass of wine while cooking for friends and family. Greek Fest, Bayou Boogaloo, and the beach are her happy places. She is a self-proclaimed hot-mess mama who also enjoys reading, writing, and exploring the GNO area.