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These days, teens expect a lot when it comes to their birthday party, right? In fact, teens will likely want to celebrate their birthday with a party, event, or activity that’s new, exciting, and mature, just like the milestone age they’re approaching. The following are a few great ideas to celebrate a teen’s birthday in Orange County.
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ESPN Zone –Downtown Disney
1545 Disneyland Dr., Downtown Disney District
Anaheim, CA 92802
(949) 855-9900
www.espnzone.com

With over 150 large-screen HD TVs rockin’ every sport played on a field, court, track or ice, ESPN Zone at Downtown Disney is the ultimate celebration spot for the sports crazed teenager. Hungry appetites will chomp at teen friendly foods such as chicken wings, sliders, dips and fries. After, they can head up to the second floor where over 10,000 square feet of the most-popular sport-themed interactive games and attractions awaits them. Friends can challenge each other in the NASCAR racing game or try their skills at Hoops Hysteria. No matter what their favorite sport is you can be guaranteed they won’t miss a minute of the action.

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Big Air Trampoline Park
Big Air Trampoline Park
23251 Avenida De La Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 305-9788
www.bigairusa.com

Big Air is a unique trampoline fun center where teens can flip forward, backward, and off the walls – literally! Big Air takes all the work out of your hands as well when it comes to parties. They handle set up and clean up and when the party’s over, you just walk away! Pizza packages, private party rooms, all the table set up and clean-up are theirs. If you don’t want a package you can just pay per person. There are always deals on their website and Facebook page.

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K1 Speed
17221 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA
(949) 250-0242
www.k1speed.com

Teens love a good adrenaline rush, so why not let them put the pedal to the metal at K1 indoor racing! K1 has eco-friendly 20hp electric karts with lots of safety features like a two-point safety belt that goes over both shoulders, full-frame bumpers and radio controlled speed settings, including automatic shut off, making sure your young teens are safe. You don’t need a license to drive one of these so kids can race one another in a battle to the finish. It takes 8 racers to plan a party package but if you have less than 8 you can pay per race.

Related: Best Go Kart Racing In Los Angeles

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Beach Party at Corona Del Mar State Beach
3001 Ocean Blvd
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Corona Del Mar, CA
(949) 644-315
www.parks.ca.gov

A beach party is an ideal theme for teenagers who enjoy just hanging around with their friends under the sun. Corona Del Mar has beautiful beach views and gorgeous sunsets all free of charge. Additionally, they have fire rings for a toasty fire where teens can cook hot dogs and marshmallows over a flame after a long day in the water. The rings are a first come first serve basis so arrive early.

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Boomers!
3405 Michelson Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 559-8341
www.boomersparks.com

There’s not just one thing to do at Boomers in Irvine. In fact, there are a ton of activities to choose from for your teen’s birthday party. From miniature golf to go karting to bumper boats, to a rock wall, batting cages and laser tag, that’s just the start of it! They even have a merry-go-round called the “Sidewinder” that swings on a pendulum and will definitely satisfy your teens need for a thrill. Or, try the “Flame Thrower,” a two person thrill ride that will spin upside down, over the top and will guarantee a scream. If that’s not enough, the park features a huge, state of the art game room where you’ll find incredible games. From horse-racing to snowboarding, big time sports and more, the game room has the latest and greatest.

Melodi Steinberg is a freelance writer out of Orange County. She typically covers food and family lifestyle topics. Her work can be found at www.eatdrinkoc.com and www.familyreviewguide.com

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