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Ideas for Birthday Parties for Teenagers in Valparaiso, Indiana

by Ann Daniels

When your teenager is celebrating a birthday or another special event, help plan a party that she will remember for years to come. Select a location for your party based on your budget and your teen’s interests. Valparaiso, Indiana, offers a wide variety of choices when it comes to choosing the perfect party venue that is age-appropriate for teens.

Bowling and Family Fun Centers

Plan a party for your teen with activities to keep the guests entertained. Inman’s Bowling and Recreation is located in Valparaiso. The bowling alley provides an entertaining activity for teens, as well as food and fountain drinks -- which is just about everything you need for an entertaining teen party. Inman’s has party packages that include bowling, shoe rental, tokens for games, a party area and a bowling pin for your teen that all guests can sign. You can also add on roller skating, mini-golf or go-karts as additional activities. Alternatively, teenagers will love all that there is to do at Zao Island. The family fun center is located in Valparaiso and offers mini-golf, laser tag, go-karts, an arcade, batting cages and an alligator exhibit to keep your teen’s party guests entertained. The venue provides party packages that include activities, arcade tokens, pizza, fountain drinks, reserved seating and paper goods. You can also add on goodie bags, balloons, extra activities and extra food.

Parks

When the weather is warm, plan a picnic or barbecue party at one of the parks in Valaparaiso. Rogers-Lakewood Park is a 122-acre park with a wide variety of activities and pavilions available for rentals. Your party guests can enjoy disc golf, fishing, hiking, hayrides and other outdoor activities. Kirchhoff Park is an 11-acre park that also has pavilions available for your guests' comfort. There is an assortment of amenities available at the park, such as horseshoe pits, softball fields and tennis courts.

Seasonal Options

Celebrate a teen party in September or October at County Line Orchard, which is located just outside of Valparaiso. The venue offers a corn maze and private campfires and hayrides to entertain teens. Provide hot dogs and s’mores for your hungry guests at the campfire for an additional cost. Other activities at the orchard include picking apples or pumpkins, an animal farm and a picnic area. County Line Orchard also has a full restaurant, bakery and catering services to help make the party memorable. During the summer months, plan your teenager’s party at Seven Peaks Water Park to cool down in the hot weather. The water park offers a wide assortment of water slides, such as Fears Tower, Windy Falls, Dune Slides and Sand Storm. There is a also a wave pool where the waves range from 1 to 4 feet in height. The venue provides special pricing for groups and private cabana rentals to make planning your teen’s party easy.

Art Parties

Inspire your teen's guests to express their creativity at an art-themed party. Ceramix 101 is a venue provides the tools needed to paint your own pottery. In addition to the pottery and art supplies, the facility offers party packages that include decorations, set up and clean up. The Art Barn School of Art is another venue in Valparaiso that is available for special events. The school is housed in a restored barn that is located on 69 acres of land. Call ahead to plan an artistic event for your teen's party.

About the Author

Ann Daniels has been a professional writer for more than 10 years. Her work has been published in many national health and wellness publications. Daniels holds a Master of Arts in communications from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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