It’s my party and I’ll groove if I want to! My birthday is the one day of the year where I get to really celebrate my favorite person: me. And if you’re like me, you want to make sure your birthday party is one everyone remembers. Your birthday party has to be entertaining while also being representative of your personality. You want your birthday party to say, “I’m cool, and hip, and I’ve got an adventure for you!” More than that, your birthday party should be inclusive: fun for smaller, intimate groups as well as larger, energetic groups.
I don’t care what my judgy Aunt Nancy says: no one is ever too old to throw an awesome birthday party. Whether you’re turning 10 or 21 or 35, a birthday party is a great way to bring everyone you love together. So get your birthday party hats on and check out these 8 memorable birthday party ideas around Washington, DC!
Locations in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Manassas, Virginia
Skyzone is a wicked trampoline facility that takes aerial action to a whole new level. Skyzone is great for both kids parties and adult parties. Skyzone runs on pure excitement, adrenaline, and adventure, making it perfect for parties full of all ages. If you book your party at night, you get a one-of-a-kind Glow experience full of lasers, blacklights, and pumped-up music.
Your birthday party at Skyzone will be full of flips, dives, jumps, and so many fun memories. This isn’t your backyard trampoline either–with Skyzone, you’re going to get total air. Launch yourself into the birthday party of a lifetime by bringing your best friends and family to experience this incredible aerial adventure together!
The Winery at Bull Run is great venue for birthday parties of anyone 21 or older, especially those who have children themselves. The Winery at Bull Run is built on a historic 225 acres right next to Bull Run battlefields. The view is gorgeous. The wines are award-winning. There is indoor seating, outdoor patio seating, and lawn seating for bring-your-own picnics. They offer gourmet cheeses and fresh baguettes, and a guided tour of the historic grounds.
The Winery at Bull Run is incredibly family-friendly, making it a perfect spot for a Birthday-Boy or Birthday-Girl who have children of their own. While you’re enjoying your fresh, splendid birthday wines, your children can enjoy the open lawn area. You can reserve table or whole rooms depending on the size of your party. When you, your friends, and your family are trying to figure out a relaxing, indulgent birthday party experience, be sure to check out The Winery at Bull Run. To hear their full options, call them directly at (703) 815-2233.
The Spy Museum is celebrates the seductive, secret world of espionage. In fact, it holds the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of espionage artifacts. Since opening in 2002, the Spy Museum has been a popular, must-see spot for D.C. tourists and residents of all ages. Both adults and kids will be dazzled by all the mystery and intrigue in the Spy Museum.
You can totally reserve space in the Spy Museum to host your birthday party. Though a little pricier than some of our other options, the Spy Museum is absolutely worth it. A birthday party here would be the social event of the year. Treat yourself and be enchanted!
This chic and stylish venue is perfect for any young adults looking for a gorgeous, unparalleled birthday party. Their site describes the experience best:
“Think exposed, hardwood floors, high ceilings, terrazzo stairwell, and chic sofas from Restoration Hardware wrapped in Italian Renaissance revival architecture all lit by our custom antique edison bulb floor lamps.
Each floor can adapt to match a variety of themes and social functions, from intimate lounge and dance floor, seated dinner space, or cozy day time baby shower. Each floor features multiple sets of soft seating and areas that can elevate perfect conversation space, photo booth, or glam red carpet. Host a DJ on the 2nd floor and a Jazz Quartet on the 3rd, with cocktails and desserts on the 4th to end the night. We’ve also taken care of all the functional details, with available sound system, bar areas, seating, tables, and rustic decor elements.”
5) Bazooka Ball
It’s the kids’ turn now! Bazooka Ball is a great place for any kid, teen, or in-between to host their birthday party. Bazooka Ball is locally owned and operated, just like Room Escape Fairfax! Bazooka Ball is a paintball-lasertag hybrid adventure full of bright lights, fun colors, and non-stop excitement. The arenas are huge, able to accommodate parties upward of 16 people! You can purchase special Birthday Packages at Bazooka Ball that includes pizza, a dedicated party associate, tokens to the arcade, and more!
For Mama’s and tiny-tykes, the Swellness Center is a great toddler-friendly birthday party options. This open-play area is inspiring, safe, bright, and comfortable. The Swellness Center actually hosts parties of up to 30 children! Party packages come with decorations and food. Some are even themed, adding special costumes, props, and entertainers. When you host a birthday party at The Swellness Center, you get the facility to yourself for two whole hours! At Room Escape Fairfax, we get a lot of young moms who wish there was something as fun and exciting as escape rooms for their toddlers. The Swellness Center is a clean, wholesome, and engaging environment, perfect for bringing mothers together with their kids on their child’s special day!
Another birthday option for our room escapees up in Columbia, Maryland is the AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar. For a fine dining, night-on-the-town feel, book a private party at AIDA and settle in for a night of glamor, indulgence, and fantastic food and wine. With rooms that can seat up to 40 people, AIDA is great for parties of all sizes of all ages. Bring your family. Bring your friends. They have delectable wines on tap, and fresh gourmet foods all waiting to be a part of your birthday celebrations! A birthday party at AIDA is sure to be a birthday to remember!
We don’t mean to brag, but we’re a super memorable and unique option for birthday parties of all ages! We offer an impressive SIX escape room experiences for you and your party to enjoy! Book more than one room to accommodate larger parties, or have our one-of-a-kind Escape Bus come to you! Our escape rooms each offer a distinct, engaging narrative that is sure to thrill and excite! Our rooms are immersive and challenging–in a fun way! Go for the spooky and scary with Molly’s Horror Room or Dr.Panic’s Mental Asylum. If you’d rather jump into a more adventure-focused romp, check out Save the White House or Hospital of the Black Death. Our rooms are perfect for escapees of all ages!
If your party is larger, or if you’re hosting an event at home or a separate location but you still want the Room Escape Fairfax experience, our Escape Bus is for you! Our Escape Bus is the only mobile escape room in the Washington DC area. With our Escape Bus, you truly get a unique and memorable birthday party!
Birthday Party Ideas For All Ages!
Escape Rooms are the perfect place for birthday parties for all ages! If you have children, be sure to read our blog on the top 10 amazing birthday party ideas for kids in Northern Virginia!