Whether your teen is looking to throw a party with lots of people and activities or an intimate get together with plenty of pampering at the spa, New Hampshire has a variety of options. There are venues to choose from throughout the state, making it easy to find a party location appropriate for her interests, the time of year and your budget.
Kahuna Laguna -- an indoor water park in North Conway -- boasts 40,000 square feet of water fun. Your teen and his guests can spend time going down the four high-speed tube slides, body surfing in a wave pool and playing water basketball. The water park offers packages for parties, allowing your party guests to enjoy their own event room, pizza and arcade tokens in addition to two hours of water park time. Water Country is a large outdoor water park in Portsmouth, featuring more than a dozen water slides along with an adventure river and giant wave pool. Rent a cabana or set up a party station in one of the grassy grove areas.
Funway Park in Litchfield offers party packages that include go-kart rides, a game of laser tag, a round of mini-golf and batting cage tokens. The packages also include two hours of time at a reserved party table with pizza, a personalized cake, ice cream, balloons and drinks. Space Entertainment Center in Hooksett also offers party options that include laser tag and arcade tokens with similar food choices. For a party favor, the Space Entertainment Center sends a gift card with each guest for a future visit.
Boutwell's Bowling Center in Concord offers affordable party packages that include one hour of bowling, cake or cupcakes, ice cream cups, soda and time in the party room. Glow bowling parties -- where the lights are shut off and the music is loud -- are offered on Saturday nights. King Bowling Lanes in Manchester offers similarly priced packages, with the option of adding on bowling-themed party favors for your teen's guests.
For a teen who would prefer a day of relaxation as opposed to running around inside an arcade, consider hosting a spa day for her and her friends. Pick a package to suit her personality -- and your budget -- at Serendipity Spa in Pembroke. The spa offers teen glamour and sweet 16-themed birthday parties that can include a private relaxation room, outdoor patio overlooking the pond, use of the full kitchen and catering from a local restaurant. Chill Spa in Manchester offers parties of manicures and pedicures only, which are held in the spa's boutique, or other spa treatments which are held in the "chill zone." Party groups are welcome to bring their favorite snacks, drinks and music.