When hosting a backyard scavenger hunt or throwing a Barbie-themed party is no longer considered ‘cool’ enough for your teenager’s birthday celebration, it’s time to think outside the box.
While every teenager is different, this resource will give you plenty of ideas for even the fussiest of teenagers when planning their next party. Brisbane has several venues which are bound to amuse and entertain your teenager on their special day.
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Teenage Birthday Party Ideas Brisbane
Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq
Location: 30 King Street, Bowen Hills
Archie Brothers’ ringmaster host will be there every step of the way to make sure your party runs smoothly and your guests have the time of their lives – you don’t have to worry about a thing! With their all-inclusive party packages, Archie Brothers take care of everything from the invitations to the decorations, leaving you free to put your feet up and enjoy the festivities. Plus, there’s no need to worry about cleaning up after the party – they’ll take care of that too!
Location: Westfield Chermside and Surfers Paradise
If you’re looking for something different for your teen’s birthday party this year, there’s no place like Hijinx Hotel! With super fun challenge rooms, amazing food and drink, a party host to take care of all the action and a completely immersive experience, your little darlings will be raving about their Hijinx Hotel experience for years to come!
Location: Boondall and Acacia Ridge
Tired of the same old mundane birthday party ideas and want something a little different (and, of course, COOL!)? Let Iceworld host your birthday party! Iceworld Olympic Ice Rinks have been part of the Brisbane landscape for over 30 years, providing exclusive access to Olympic size ice rinks on the north and south sides of Brisbane. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, Iceworld™ will soon be your favourite entertainment venue.
Iceworld hosts birthday parties all year round (10-16 children per room), with party packages including admission and skate hire, food, drinks and lollies, a decorated party area, a 15-minute skating demo and a party host.
Location: 561 Gympie Road, Lawnton
On the northside of Brisbane you will find Laserzone in Lawnton, where fun is guaranteed. While laser tag may be the main drawcard, retro arcade games and bumper cars are also on offer.
Teenagers are well catered for with designated 13yr+ party packages which include laser tag, arcade access, food and drink and a party booth. Laserzone can even help with the invites, so all you have to do is sort the cake and turn up.
Ten Pin Bowling
Location: Chermside, Aspley, Brisbane City, Caboolture, Capalaba, Garden City, Loganholme, Mt Gravatt and Richlands
Strike gold when booking a teen party at any of the awesome indoor bowling venues around Brisbane.
Kingpin at Chermside is just one of the fun-filled bowling alley to choose from. It is topped with all the modern frills which are sure to impress your teenager and features a wide range of activities in addition to ten pin bowling.
You can book lanes at Kingpin Chermside, with the option for private party rooms or private bowling lanes. Additionally, there is Kingpin’s iconic, retro arcade, a karaoke room and laser tag, with a variety of party packages and inclusions available.
Entertainment and Disco Party
Location: Mobile service
What teenager doesn’t want to let their hair down for a night and dance wild and free? Metro Mouse Entertainment is a disco service for hire that can be used to enhance an existing house party. For those milestone teen birthdays, Metro Mouse can provide professional photographers to capture all the memorable moments. Other services you can add on include DJs to heighten the vibes, photobooths, Slushie Machines, and even LED dance floors to light up your night. If that doesn’t scream ‘perfect!’, we don’t know what does.
Aquatic Centres and Water Parks
As one of the coolest, most fun-filled public swimming complexes in Brisbane northside, Chermside Water Park would be a great destination to dive on down to for your teen’s next birthday party. Rocket down more than 200 metres worth of epic waterslides, stumble across ‘lily pads’, relax in the leisure pool or enjoy lounging around in a reserved shaded area in between swims.
Of course, there are plenty of other aquatic parks across Brisbane that can also play host to pool parties, so check out a similar centre near you.
Mini Golf/Putt Putt
As far as we are concerned you are never too old or too cool for a game of putt putt. The thrill of sinking a hole in one is always thrilling, and is a fun activity even teens can enjoy.
There are a range of indoor and outdoor putt putt courses dotted around Brisbane, with many having party packages including 18 holes of mini golf and food options.
At Victoria Park Putt Putt, you could even time it to coincide with one of their popular seasonal putt putt events (Spooky Putt Putt anyone?) and enjoy a delicious meal afterwards in the Bistro.
Location: Revolution Sports Park (North Lakes) and BOUNCE Inc. (Tingalpa, Macgregor, Morayfield, Burleigh Waters)
Just because you’re holding a teen party doesn’t mean they don’t want to have fun and expel some energy. Having your next party at a trampoline park like BOUNCE Inc or Revolution Sports Centre gives the kids the freedom to jump, roll, bounce, crash and giggle till their hearts content without getting in trouble from mum or dad.
With several different packages on offer, celebrating your teen’s party at a trampoline park is a great option. Packages range in prices and inclusions but often include catering, private rooms, and sometimes even designated hosts.
Location: Kingston Park Raceway (Kingston) and Slideways (Eagle Farm)
Teens can enjoy a speedy birthday party at any one of the awesome go karting venues in and around Brisbane.
Kingston Park Raceway is the go-to venue for most Brisbane families, with various karting experiences on offer. Party packages for children 10 years and above includes several races on the cart track, reserved seating, and even some games at the onsite iPlay Games Centre.
Slideaways is a super fun indoor go-karting venue, with a multi-level 425m track which crosses bridges, an all-weather outdoor loop, and sweepers. Teens can enjoy a party at this venue, which caters for children aged 7 and above, who also meet height restrictions.
As a team, star in your own thrilling adventure whilst working against the clock to locate clues, solve puzzles and, most importantly, escape! Offering a unique buzz of interactive, logic-based fun, Escape Rooms are sure to entertain any teenager. Skyrocketing on the ‘coolness scale’, a teenage birthday party held at an Escape Room would be an unforgettable experience. You’ll find all the best escape rooms in Brisbane here.
Dining at a Restaurant
For those teenagers who prefer a more simple affair, there is the option of simply having a group outing to a local restaurant for lunch, brunch or an evening munch. It’s a low-key, sophisticated alternative which allows for more intimate interactions between party attendees.
Popular restaurants in Brisbane to host teenage birthday parties at include Grill’d, Betty’s Burgers, Concrete Co, Sushi Train, Guzman y Gomez and, of course, Cafe 63. You could consider adding on a movie session or a visit to a Brisbane dessert bar.
Alternatively, indulging in petite sandwiches and sweet treats at high tea could just be the event which will make your teenager happy on their birthday.
Other teenage party ideas
- Paint a masterpieces at a Paint and Sip class for kids/teens
- Attend a comedy show
- Whip up a storm at a cooking class
- Fly high at Indoor Skydiving
- See a movie in style
- Spend a day at a theme park
- Host a movie night with a projector and food platter
- Party at one of the cat cuddle cafes
- Attend a concert
A birthday is a special day to celebrate no matter how old you are, so why not make the most of it by checking out some of these birthday freebies in Brisbane to discover which places offer some freebies on your birthday. There is also a range of clothing stores where they can get discounts for signing up.
Whatever you decide, make sure you involve your teen in the end decision because after all, it is their party.