For teens, having a cool birthday party is important. Central New Jersey, which includes Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and part of Union counties, offers a variety of customizable teen options, including dance clubs, amusement parks and banquet halls as well as traditional birthday options such as bowling alleys and skating rinks. Teens should decide what type of party will be a hit for them and their friends before choosing a venue.
Teens who want to hold a dance party need a location with a huge dance floor and lighting to encourage guests to celebrate. Be Bop Parties (bebopparties.com) in Tinton Falls offers teen party packages that include two hours of dancing with a live DJ, lighted tables and pizza and snacks for guests. Twist-N-Shout Party Club (twistnshoutparties.com) in Manapalan offers parties for teens that include a DJ, light show and fun giveaways for guests.
Banquet halls leave room for creativity for those teens who want to customize their party venue. Because banquet halls provide a blank slate to be decorated and food and entertainment must be catered by the hall or brought in by outside vendors, they can be an expensive place to hold a party. Courtyard on Main (courtyard1.com) located in downtown Freehold offers teen party packages with a number of catering and entertainment options. The Palace at Somerset Park (palacesomersetpark.com) located in Somerset offers banquet halls and ballrooms for parties inside of a 72,000-square-foot mansion. Teens work with the location's celebration specialists to plan the perfect party.
Sports venues offer an ultimate party experience. Bridgewater Sports Arena (bsaarena.com) offers party packages where teens can ice skate and play hockey or laser tag. As of 2011, all parties include pizza, ice cream cake and arcade tokens for guests. Roller Magic (geocities.com/sk8rollermagic), a skating rink in South Amboy offers private rentals for teen skate parties. Combat Sports (outdoorlasertag.com), an outdoor laser tag park in Englishtown, offers party packages with 90 minutes of laser tag and customized dog tags for guests.
For a smaller party, teens can take a group of friends to Six Flags Great Adventure Amusement Park (sixflags.com/greatAdventure) in Jackson. Teens looking for a unique experience can hold a party at the Silver Ball Museum (silverballmuseum.com) in Asbury Park, the Pinball Hall of Fame. The museum can be reserved for up to three hours of private play on the pinball machines. Girls interested in jewelry design can consider a party at Just Bead Yourself (justbeadyourself.com) in Westfield. Each guest is able to create her own piece of jewelry with the help of the store's designers.
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