Because it is the most populous region of Virginia and near Washington D.C., Northern Virginia offers numerous places to rent for a birthday party. Adults can choose from reception halls and fine restaurants. Kids can choose from museums, family fun centers and mobile birthday party options that will come to local parks or to the birthday child's house.
Adult Birthday Parties
Adults planning an elaborate birthday party in Northern Virginia should look to Waterford Receptions (waterfordreceptions.com) in Springfield and Fair Oaks. The event facilities include sparkling chandeliers, fireplaces and dinner packages for those planning a party. For a smaller party, Wildfire Restaurant (wildfirerestaurant.com) in McLean, Virginia offers six party rooms that can hold up to 120 guests. Ultrazone Laser Tag! (ultralasertag.com) in Falls Church, Virginia and Sterling, Virginia is an adult party option that allows adults to act like kids during a competitive game of laser tag.
Parties for Kids
Northern Virginia is home to numerous museums and family fun centers. At Amazement Square (amazementsquare.com), a hands-on children's museum, in nearby Lynchburg, Virginia, children participate in special bug-themed birthday parties. Other children's museums available for birthday parties include Children's Museum of Richmond (c-mor.org) and the Children's Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth (childrensmuseumva.com). Jump! Zone (jumpzoneparty.com) in Mechanicsville, Virginia is an indoor inflatable playground that offers numerous party packages for children that includes an inflatable throne for the birthday child to sit on during the party and goodie bags for guests.
Parties for Teens
Teens have options when it comes to throwing a cool birthday bash in Northern Virginia. Central Park Funland (centralparkfun-land.com) in Fredericksburg, Virginia offers go-karts, batting cages and arcade games for teens to enjoy during a birthday party with friends. LaserQuest (laserquest.com), with locations in Virginia Beach, Richmond and Potomac Mills, provides live-action laser-tag birthday parties. At American Indoor Karting (americanindoorkarting.com) in Richmond, Virginia Beach and Fredericksburg allows partygoers to race indoors with European racing karts.
For parents who want to throw a birthday party in their home or at a local park in Northern Virginia, mobile party units will come to you. Bear Bus (bearbus.com/nova) is a mobile build-your-own-bear studio. Party guests can design their own stuffed animal to take home. Fun Bus (funbuses.com), fitness fun on wheels, brings exercise classes and a gym housed in a full-size school bus to local birthday parties. Squeals on Wheels (squealsonwheels.us) brings petting zoos, pony rides and animal shows to children's birthday parties throughout Northern Virginia.