Places to Have a Birthday Party in Shreveport, LA for 14-Year-Olds

by Victoria Thompson

Throw your 14-year-old a birthday bash to remember. Shreveport, Louisiana provides a variety of birthday venues to create the perfect party. The venue and activities should complement the birthday honoree's interests and personality. Be sure to reserve your location early to avoid disappointment.

Science

Birthday blasts at Sci-Port (sciport.org), Louisiana's science center, include all-day admission to the Planetarium and Discovery Area. You can reserve a party area for 1 1/2 hours with the choice of pizza or sandwich platters with lemonade or soft drinks. For dessert, guests dine on the museum's special liquid nitrogen ice cream. Cupcakes or sheet cakes are available. The birthday honoree receives a gift certificate to use in the gift shop. A staffmember leads a themed activity for the party guests.

Bowling

On Saturdays and Sundays, Holiday Lanes (bowlholidaylanes.com) offers "Intergalactic Glow-in-the-Dark" birthday parties in which guests can bowl under black lights with music. Pizza and soft drinks are provided. Call to discuss your plans. All you need to provide is the cake. Birthday guests receive free use of balls and rental shoes.

Roller-Skating

Hot Wheels (hotwheelsskatingpalace.com) is an indoor roller-skating rink with party rooms available for birthday gatherings. You can schedule a room for 30 minutes or 1 hour. Pizza and soft drinks are provided; you can bring your own cake. Party packages include admission and skate rental. Birthday parties can be scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. or Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Amusement Park

Across the Red River in Bossier City, you can take your fourteen-year-old to Party Central (partycentralinfo.com) for all-day entertainment. Party guests can enjoy batting cages, go karts, bumper cars, miniature golf, arcades or rock climbing. Party packages include 10 free arcade tokens per guest, use of a private party room for 45 minutes and pizza and soft drinks. You may bring your own cake. After you leave the party room, you can continue the activities and receive the birthday rate; just show the birthday wristband to receive the special rates. During the week, party rooms are available for longer than 45 minutes.

About the Author

Based in North Carolina, Victoria Thompson has taught middle school for the past 15 years. She holds a Masters of Education in middle school instruction from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She teaches English daily to English as a second language students.