Awesome Birthday Party Ideas for Kids in High School

Birthdays just aren’t as simple as they used to be, back when your kid looked more like a kid and less like the young adult they’ve become. Once upon a time, you could put up some balloons, buy a cake, and send out invitations to the class. Now you’ve got to come up with something a little more exciting to even get them to agree to have a birthday party. The good news is that if you live in Calgary, there’s a brand new event that you can be sure the other kids haven’t tried yet. Axe throwing is now in Calgary and it’s open for teen events.

Formerly an adult-only sport, tournament-style axe throwing in Calgary can now be booked for birthday parties and other special events for teenagers aged sixteen to eighteen. They’ve done laser tag, paintball, Xbox tournaments, and everything under the sun already. You know better than anybody else does how impossible it is to keep an adolescent’s attention unless you happen to be an iPhone, but axe throwing is bound to be a winner. Where else are your teen’s friends going to be allowed to hurl sharp objects through the air? Adults are often just as amazed that this kind of sport is allowed, but it is, and it’s become a vehicle for teaching respect, patience, and camaraderie.

If you have no idea what an axe throwing party looks like, don’t worry. It begins with lessons on how to accurately hit the target, from holding positions to the follow through. Then, a round robin tournament sees every participant face off against each other. It all concludes with a knock-out round, with the last player standing taking home the bragging rights. Don’t think that this is just going to be a hit with boys, either. Adult leagues are actually 50 percent women, and there are no gender divisions in this sport.

The folks at Calgary’s first league, BATL (AKA the Backyard Axe Throwing League) are also the first to open up their tournaments to younger generations. Since founder Matt Wilson started it all up in his backyard in Toronto, it’s grown into an indoor sport played in warehouses in cities across Canada.

All of BATL’s venues are equipped with fridges and counters, and guests are welcome to bring any kind of food or even have it delivered. There’s one thing that hasn’t changed since your adolescent was still in grade school: pizza remains king. It couldn’t be easier to throw a birthday party for your teenager at BATL. They’ve got all of your planning needs covered and can handle groups anywhere from six to one hundred, so there’s no need to worry about your guest list. If there’s one plus side to seeing your kid grow up, it means you no longer have to worry about cleaning up the house after hosting all of their friends. Reserve your spot today and hold a party to remember.

Like what you read? Give Michael Sanduso a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.