If you have a son, you’re forgiven for dreading his next birthday party. Boys are high-energy creatures and the idea of entertaining a pack of them can be…scary, to say the least.
And, if you’ve ever hosted a boy’s birthday party at home, you’ll agree it can be a time-consuming and somewhat exhausting affair. Not only do you need to keep all those boys entertained and safe but you need to clean up all that boy-mess at the end of it.
Heck, why don’t you just find a venue on the Gold Coast that does most of the work for you? Sure, you’ll need to save some cash but if saving time and limiting stress is your goal, having a party out is the way to go.
So here is our list of 11 ‘epic’ boy birthday party ideas on the Gold Coast.
1. Martial Arts
Your bunch of ninja warriors will have fun learning karate moves and breaking boards at a karate party. Your son will even get to cut his cake with a samurai sword (under supervision of course). Centre of Martial Arts, Carrara offer parties from $150. This price is for 10 kids and includes party decorations, invitations and 90 minutes with a qualified instructor. Call Marty on 0434 673 933.
2. Inflatable World
Sit back and watch your boys get hot and sweaty at a massive indoor inflatable playground. Why not? Inflatable World at West Burleigh have a choice of catered and non-catered parties starting from $180 for 12 children.
3. Trampoline Park
Let them jump it out at the new BOUNCE Gold Coast which has just re-opened at Burleigh Waters (where AirFactory was located). They offer 2 hour parties from $30.50 per head. www.bounceinc.com.au
4. Ten-pin bowling
Knocking over those pins is a testosterone-filled contest at a boy’s birthday party of any age. You can also do laser tag at AMF Bowling, Robina. From $27.50 per child you’ll get invitations, party meal, arcade bucks, bowling and party host.
5. Roller Skating
How about a skating ring with a bunch of dare-devils? This boy birthday party idea is not for the faint-hearted but still worth throwing in the mix as Epic Skate Rink, Tweed Heads has some great party packages starting at $180 for 10 people.
6. Play Centre
The Gold Coast has plenty of play centres offering birthday party packages ideal for young boys. Doodlebugs Play Centre at Miami have packages from $180 for unhosted parties to $325 for hosted themed parties. Your son can choose from batman, super hero, minions and spiderman.
7. Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is apparently for anyone aged 5 to 105 but we recommend a boy’s birthday party for boys 8 or older. Tallebudgera Leisure Centre cater for 22 kids (if you are game to host that many) at $14.70 per head. Call 5507 0200.
8. Go Karting
Racing around a track at a furious speed is super fun for boys. Game Over cater for years 7 and above. They offer go-karting, lazer tag and Clip n Climb party packages. Catering starts at $15 per person which includes healthy food options. Go Karting starts at $34 for juniors so unless you have a big budget or a small group you might want to consider a small group.
Motorbike rides, shooting games, dodgems, mini golf, bowling, laser skirmish and more, all under one roof – Timezone is the ultimate boy’s birthday party idea. Time Zone Surfers Paradise offer a 2.5 hour party pack for $35 per person (minimum 6 people). http://timezonesurfersparadise.com.au/birthday.html
If your little guy loves all things creepy and spooky or he’s somewhat theatrical, then book a party at Draculas, Broadbeach. ‘Drax for Kids’ includes music, special effects, comedy, puppetry, dancing and aerial circus tricks. It’s $35 per person for 1-9 children and you get hot & cold buffet and unlimited soft drink. For an additional charge you can also order a skull cake – now there’s an awesome boy party idea. https://draculas.com.au/gold-coast/kids-birthday-party/#
For sporty boys, handing them a bat and ball will entertain them for hours. KDV Sport Carrara offers birthday party packages from $22 per person that include catering. While the kids are playing they even offer parents a complimentary coffee and bucket of balls for their driving range. www.kdvsport.com
When you’re a busy parent on the Gold Coast, you don’t always have the time to make cakes, set up games and clean up after hosting a boy’s birthday party. With a little forward planning and cash, you can give yourself a break and let someone else do the work.
We are lucky to live in a city that offers plenty of boy birthday party venues. So rather than stressing about all the details, why not just enjoy the party with your little guy instead?
Do you have a boy’s birthday party idea that gives Gold Coast parents a break? If so, leave a comment on our blog or facebook page.
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