Planning a party for teenagers takes more than a few games and goody bags. Young adults need stimulation and a break from the ordinary to keep them entertained for long periods of time. You don't want anyone getting into trouble on your watch nor do you want anyone complaining of boredom. There is a mulitude of venues to host your party in Beaumont, Texas.
Indoor Sports Parties
Roller skating and bowling make for good exercise and enjoyment. Manning's Texas on Wheels, located at 5735 College St., provides open skate times almost every day of the week. It has dedicated weekend skate times for teens and reserving the rink for friends is an option. As of 2011, Crossroads Bowling Center on Dowlen Road offers special party pricing between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. It serves pizza and soda to ease the hunger that comes from knocking down those pins.
At the Movies
Seeing the season's hottest film on the silver screen is a ticket to two hours of entertainment for your teen and her friends. As of 2011, Beaumont has two movie theaters: Hollywood Theaters at 4455 Dowlen Rd. and Cinemark Tinseltown at 3855 Interstate 10 South. Cinemark offers student discounts while Hollywood Theaters has an option to buy 50 tickets for just $6 apiece with no expiration date.
One great thing about teenagers is their heightened sense of nostalgia. Whether putting on the mini-green or playing in the arcade, your teen and his friends will have hours of fun at Colorado Canyon Family Fun Center located at 6110 Folsom Dr. The Canyon offers group specials for parties of at least 10 and packages range from a few slices of pizza and arcade tokens to a full-blown golfing, eating and video gaming extravaganza. You can also try Washington Arcade & Pool at 2820 Washington Blvd. for more classic arcade games and billiards.
Parks can turn a party into an all-day event through rides, games and outdoor exploration. Make sure to have a meeting place and check in at certain times if you're not chaperoning the entire group for the day. Gator Country at 21159 Farm (FM) 365 Road offers party packages but you may prefer exploring the park on your own. Unlike traditional theme parks, Gator Country is animal-based, allowing partiers to hold alligators. Specials and group ticket prices are available. In nearby Rose City, Boomcity USA offers a water park, drive-in movies and even a campground for the more adventurous. It is located at 1495 West Freeway Blvd.
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