Planning and 18th birthday party in Birmingham, Alabama, can be challenging as the birthday boy or girl has likely outgrown miniature golf but isn’t quite ready for a bar. As downtown Birmingham is brimming with various entertainment sites and restaurants, you’ll find a myriad of options for 18th birthday parties that will suit any teen’s taste and style. Does this Spark an idea?
Kid at Heart
Does your soon-to-be adult still love to play and have a kid’s heart? If so, consider one of the many popular entertainment venues in Birmingham. Alabama Adventure Water and Theme Park (alabamaadventure.com) is a good option for your party as it offers several party rooms and packages. Packages include the use of the party house, game coupons, pizza, cake, admission to the park and even a gift from the venue! Another option for your young-at-heart teen is Fort Red Rock Paintball (fortredrock.com). The venue offers either two-hour private parties during the day or, for a more exciting party, late-night paintball parties for up to 16 people.
If your teens would prefer to step out on their own for the evening, consider sending them to an underage or teen club for their birthday. Here they will find dancing, nonalcoholic beverages and hang-out spots to chat with their friends. Birmingham has a teen night club called Teen Club 205 (no website; 1418 Beauty Cir., Birmingham, AL. 35214; 205-798-0255). This club admits partiers from ages 18 to 21 only, so if you are planning a party here, be sure that all the guests are at least 18.
For a lower-key 18th birthday party either for friends or extended family, consider one of Birmingham’s many restaurants. Veranda on Highland (verandaonhighland.com) is an upscale restaurant housed in a renovated southern style home with several rooms set aside for private parties of varying sizes. Private parties can be scheduled seven days a week for brunch, lunch or dinner. Another restaurant that is well used for parties is Stix Japanese, Sushi and Chinese Restaurant (stixdining.com). If the birthday kid is a fan of Asian food, this is the place to go. The venue can host private parties for eight to 80 people in a myriad of private dining rooms.
Banquet Hall Parties
If you would like to celebrate your teen’s 18th birthday with a huge bash consider booking a banquet hall in Birmingham to serve as the backdrop to your party. Rosewood Hall (rosewoodhall.com) is a venue centrally located in Birmingham that has private banquet rooms to accommodate up to 500 guests. Also available as part of the booking is audio and visual equipment, a dance floor and stage, tables and chairs and free parking. The Concordia Club (concordiaclub.org) is another venue equipped for 18th birthday party rentals. The venue has a kitchen for catering, tables and chairs and a funky mirrored room with hardwood floors for dancing.