In a city known for doing everything big and flashy, you can bet that the Dallas area has plenty of big and fun venues ideal for hosting a birthday party. If you're planning a party for your teen, you'll want to choose a party location that's tailored to her interests and idea of fun. Whether you choose an epic entertainment center party or go for a ranch party brimming with cowboy pride, your teen and her friends can have a Texas-sized good time at venues in and around Dallas.
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Celebrate your teen's birthday at the sophisticated bowling lounge, 300 Dallas, located in Addison, which is about 20 minutes north of Dallas. This bowling alley has the look of an upscale lounge. Birthday packages for teens include bowling and shoes for each guest, an attendant and balloons. There are also customized food options, including cakes and a candy table display, available. For teens that love to skate, Southern Skates in central Dallas offers teens options for private and semi-private parties. Packages include admission and rental skates for all guests, a DJ spinning the latest or requested hits and a party host.
Your teen will have a blast at Six Flags Over Texas and/or Hurricane Harbor, both less than 30 minutes from downtown Dallas in Arlington. Six Flags Over Texas features 12 thrill rides to keep the teens thoroughly entertained. Right next door, Hurricane Harbor is a water park featuring 12 thrill water rides that will soak the teens and keep their hearts racing. You can get group combo passes for guests for both parks. Hurricane Harbor offers party packages that include unlimited drinks, pizza, funnel cake and souvenirs for the birthday teen. If your teen is a serious adrenaline junky who loves thrill rides, try the Zero Gravity Thrill Park, which features five extreme thrill experiences, including a 7-story bungee jump and a 16-foot free fall. Party packages include tickets to each attraction, a personal party host and a party table reservation.
If your teen is down for a real Texas, boot-scootin' party, Gilley's Dallas is the ideal place to throw a bash. This entertainment and party facility can provide customized Texas and country-style parties and includes options such as live country bands, Wild West performances and line dance lessons. You could also throw a party for your teen at one of Dallas's nearby party ranches, such as Austin Ranch, which provides custom cowboy-style parties. The teens can ride horses, relax around a campfire, learn to rope a calf and take western-style photos.
For the teen that's a sport's fanatic, spending his birthday at one of Dallas's professional sports arenas would likely be a dream. If your teen is a baseball fan, you can opt for a birthday party package at a Texas Rangers game, which includes reserved tickets, food and beverage vouchers. And as an added bonus, the birthday teen's name appears on the scoreboard in the 4th inning. The Dallas Mavericks also offer birthday packages, which include game tickets, food vouchers, a pre-game scoreboard birthday shout-out and a T-shirt for the birthday teen. You can also opt for use of a party room before the game.