Party hats lose their appeal somewhere around the age of 10.
Turning 18 is an important milestone and one that should be celebrated with a memorable gala. There are a number of perfectly adequate venues and activities for birthday parties in the Birmingham area, but if you want to throw a truly exceptional party, explore your options beforehand so that you gear your decision towards the personalities of the party-goers and the guest of honor. Does this Spark an idea?
Paintball Party at Fort Red Rock
Get your 18-year-old involved in his own live-action video game with a paintball party. Fort Red Rock Paintball offers a 2-hour private party with up to eight people for $200. Additional guests are $25 each. Guns, masks and 200 paintballs are provided, but refreshments must either be brought or purchased from the snack bar. If you want a late-night firefight, $560 will buy a private nighttime party for up to 16 people.
Fort Red Rock Paintball
223 Mountaintop Industrial Drive
Bessemer, Alabama 35020
Roller Motion Skate Party
Roller Motion Skate Center, which is located 14 miles southwest of Birmingham’s city center, is available to rent for private birthday parties. A rollerskating party may seem childish at first, but zooming around a rink to music with up to 50 friends can be a lot of fun. The cost is $225 plus tax to rent the arena for 2 hours. Skate rental, admission, soft drinks and paper products for up to 50 people are included in the rental fee, however, food and cake are not provided.
Roller Motion Skate Center
2474 Morgan Road
Bessemer, AL 35022-
Pool Party at the Birmingham Swim League
You can’t go wrong with a good old-fashioned pool party. The pool at the Birmingham Swim League pool can be reserved for $60 an hour, with a 2 hour minimum. One lifeguard per every 15 guests must be hired for the duration of the party at $20 per hour. Tables and chairs are available, but other items such as food, decorations, paper goods and favors are not provided.
Birmingham Swim League
1025 Montgomery Highway, Suite 106
Birmingham, AL 35216