Teenagers will have a good time during a paintball-themed birthday party.
Places to celebrate your 14-year-old’s birthday may be limited, since most birthday party venues cater to small children. However, you don’t have to travel too far from the city nicknamed the “Red Tail Hawk Capital” to find a place to celebrate your teen’s birthday. You’ll find different places within about 40 minutes of Kaufman with age-appropriate activities for 14-year-olds and their friends. Does this Spark an idea?
Your 14-year-old will have a good time roller skating with friends in Texas Skatium (texasskatium.com) in Garland, Texas. Choose between the “Silver Package” or the “Gold Package.” Invite up to eight children for either one-and-a-half-hour package, which includes admission and skate rental, a party host, invitations, balloon animals, face painting and goody bags. Party tables with birthday-themed table settings, ice cream sandwiches and the first round of drinks are also included. The “Gold Package” includes everything that the “Silver Package” does as well as pizza or hot dog and chips for each guest and unlimited soda. An additional fee is charged for each extra guest. You’re allowed to bring a birthday cake.
Official Paintball Games of Texas Inc.
Fourteen-year-old boys and girls can play paintball on their birthdays in Official Paintball Games of Texas Inc. (officialpaintball.com) in Forney, Texas. The four-hour birthday party package requires a minimum of six players. A fee is charged for each player, and each player gets 200 paintballs and free air refills. Players are given a safety mask, but they are also available for sale. Hot dogs or nachos and chips and soda are served. Extras such as additional paintballs, chest protectors and camouflage tops may be purchased. The birthday celebrant receives a free pass for two valid on the next visit.
Celebrate your 14-year-old’s birthday in Mesquite, Texas, with Celebration Station (celebrationstation.com). Invite up to 10 of your child’s friends in the “Birthday Celebration” or “Ultimate Celebration” and receive 90 minutes of party time, invitation and unlimited pizza and bottomless drinks. A party host will help, and each guest can play a certain number of games in the arcade. The only difference is that kids can play more games in the arcade and receive two hours of unlimited go-kart, bumper boat and other rides in the “Ultimate Celebration.” Up to 10 kids can also celebrate birthdays playing two hours of paintball with 200 paintballs for each player. An extra fee is charged for food and drinks and for additional paintballs. Add-ons for all parties such as goody bags and ice cream are available for an additional charge. An additional fee is charged for each extra guest for all parties.
Museum of Nature and Science Center
Have your teen’s birthday in the Museum of Nature and Science Center, located in Dallas’s 277-acre Fair Park (natureandscience.org). Fourteen-year-olds may enjoy “Party Like a Paleontologist!,” where up to 20 children and 20 adults can see real dinosaur fossils, learn about different extinction theories and see a glimpse of an volcanic eruption. In “IMAX to the Max!,” kids will watch an an IMAX movie. In the “Out of This World Planetarium Party,” they will watch a regularly scheduled show in the Planetarium and participate in a space-themed activity. A private party room, museum admission, free parking and a party host are included. You’re allowed to bring cake, snacks, drinks, and party supplies. An extra fee is charged for each additional guest.