Cool Places for a Birthday Party for Teens in Memphis, TN

By Debbie Dragon
Planning a cool birthday party for teens is challenging, but not impossible.
Planning a cool birthday party for teens is challenging, but not impossible.

Planning birthday parties for teens can be challenging because teens are too old for the typical children's party venues but not quite old enough for adult-themed parties at one of the many Memphis bars or clubs. Despite the challenges, Memphis, Tennessee offers several options to celebrate the teen birthday that would be considered “cool” by even the most discriminating of teen guests.

Active Parties Held Indoors

Teenagers may be too old to participate in the typical inflatable bounce-house party, but they can still get in some jumping fun at Sky Zone. Sky Zone is an indoor trampoline park that offers birthday parties for teenagers. Everyone under the age of 17 must have a liability waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian. Party guests can jump across trampoline floors or play three-dimensional versions of dodge ball in rooms with trampoline walls. All party packages include an hour of jump time with shoe rental, 40 minutes in the private party room, plates, napkins, cups and utensils, food and drinks for party guests, T-shirt for the birthday kid and two free passes for returning to Sky Zone in the future. You can add on additional pizza, drinks or ice cream, and you can even add on Sky Zone merchandise for your party guests. Pricing is per person and depends on the party package chosen and the number of guests.

Laser Quest birthday parties are perfect for active teenagers. Party packages include two Laser Quest games per guest and a private party room. You can bring your own food or ask about pizza delivery services. The birthday guest receives a pass for a free Laser Quest game in the future, and each party guest receives a buy one, get one free pass for a future visit.

Active Parties Held Outdoors

Memphis Paintball offers group packages ideal for teen birthday parties. Packages include all necessary rental gear to participate, an option for private games for just for your party guests and paintballs for each guest, with the number of paintballs provided dependent upon which party package you choose. You’ll play on over 15 acres of outdoor fields.

Golf and Games offers miniature golf and a variety of outdoor entertainment options for party guests, including go-karts and bumper boats. You take your own cake and the party host will handle the rest. Your basic party package includes a party table for an hour and a half, a choice of one trip on the skytrail ropes course, a go-kart ride or a bumper boat ride, plus 18 holes of mini-golf, 30 minutes of arcade game play, two slices of pizza per person, soft drinks and goodie bags. If you feel you need more, there are add-ons for additional rides and attractions.

Quiet Parties

Malco Theatres offers party packages for teenagers looking for a movie-themed birthday party. The first option provides a party host, party room with seating for up to 30 people, movie ticket per guest, drink with free refills and popcorn for each guest. You can take your own cake and paper products. The second party option is for a minimum of 20 guests and includes everything from the first party option, but also provides a table at the front of the auditorium as a private screening party.

Paint-a-Piece parties are relaxing and entertaining for all ages. Parties include balloons, a personalized birthday plate or picture frame that guests can sign during the party, paint, supplies, glazing and firing of the pieces each guest paints during the party and use of the party area. Teen parties need a minimum of six guests. A party host will set up and clean up for your party. You can expect the painting parties to last about an hour and a half.

Party Activities that Come to Your Location

The Game Truck will deliver entertainment for your teen birthday party right to your driveway or other location of choice. Each party package includes a certified game coach, two hours of game play inside a truck filled with video games and high definition television screens. The Game Truck will also provide color postcard invitations so you can invite all of your friends.

About the Author

Debbie Dragon has been writing since 2003. She graduated from the College of Saint Rose with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems and a minor in business administration. She is the co-owner of and Dragon's work has been published on hundreds of websites, including and she has ghostwritten several books and ebooks.