Things to Do for a Birthday Party in Lancaster, PA

by Lindsey Thompson Google

No matter what day of the year, one of Lancaster, Pennsylvania's over 55,000 residents is bound to be celebrating a birthday. While they may not live in a major metropolitan area, Lancaster birthday boys and girls of any age can still find numerous activities and events to celebrate their special day. Birthday activities can be found in Lancaster that fit all interests, budgets and age groups, from toddlers to adults.


Parents in Lancaster looking for ways to keep the little ones entertained during the party can choose from several options suited to younger kids. Several companies in the Lancaster area offer clowns, face painting artists and costumed characters who provide entertainment and fun for a kids' birthday party in your own home. If hosting a party at home is not a viable option, try an on-site party at venue with plenty to do, like the Hands on House Children's Museum, or the Build a Bear Workshop at Park City Center in Lancaster.


Planning a birthday party for a preteen can be difficult. However, various venues in Lancaster offers several fun options that will appease even the pickiest preteen. Plan a mini-golf birthday at one of the mini-golf courses in the Lancaster area that offer party packages, like Lost Treasure Golf or Boulders Mini Golf. Take advantage of some of the local attractions and host a party at Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park or at a Lancaster Barnstormers baseball game.


Teenagers in the Lancaster area also have several options for things to do for a birthday party. Make party-goers and the birthday boy or girl feel like celebrities by hosting a red-carpet, private movie showing birthday party at the Manor Stadium Regal Movie Theater in Lancaster. For active teens, try one of the birthday party packages at Ambush Paintball and Outdoor Laser Tag Park, Castle Roller Skating or Leisure Bowling and Golfing Center. If low-key is more their style, treat the guest of honor and his guests to dinner out at a local restaurant. Establishments like Buca di Beppo, Taj Mahal Restaurant and Fuddruckers cater to large groups and parties.


Why let the kids have all the fun? Adults wanting to celebrate a birthday in Lancaster can also find several fun things to do. For something classy and traditional, plan a night out with dinner and a show at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, which offers group rates for 16 or more people, or attend a wine tasting at Tamanend Winery and tour the vineyards and winery. Those looking for something different can host a party at Star Glazers Pottery Studio and invite all their friends try their hand at throwing and painting pottery or plan a bowling party at Rocky Springs Lanes.

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