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Why book a Birthday party with Fizzbox?

Booking your birthday party activities with Fizzbox is a no-brainer. We have a huge number of awesome activities and birthday ideas for all tastes, budgets and ages, whether you’re one or 100. With great perks such as free cancellation, deposit options, split the bill and zero booking fees (all subject to terms and conditions), you can book safe in the knowledge that you’ve got something amazing to look forward to at a great price with a company you can trust.

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They say memories are the best gift you can give and we’re here to help you make the best ones, whether you’re the birthday boy or girl or the friend responsible for arranging the do. Classy, wild and anything in between, we’ve got what you need to make your party unforgettable! Whether you want to party hard in Prague, unwind with afternoon tea in London, unleash your inner mixologist with cocktail making in Brighton or play bubble football in Amsterdam, we’ve got something to suit all tastes and budgets.

The History of Birthday Parties

The earliest records of birthday festivities can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where pharaohs and nobles held grand celebrations to mark their coronations. Fast forward to ancient Greece and we find the birth of cakes (the best bit about having a birthday!). Greeks baked honey cakes and shared them with friends and family on their special day. Moving on to ancient Rome, the Romans embraced the idea of celebrating birthdays with pizzazz. They threw lavish parties, complete with feasts, games and presents.

As time marched on, the concept of birthday parties evolved. In the Middle Ages, children in England celebrated their birthdays with something called “kissing the birthday ring.” Friends and family would gather around the birthday child, give them a kiss and offer blessings.

The modern birthday party, as we know it, really took off in the 19th century. With the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the middle class, people had more leisure time and disposable income to throw parties. Enter party games, decorations and, of course, the iconic birthday cake with candles.

And that brings us to today where birthday parties are all about balloons, streamers, music, laughter and, of course, blowing out those candles in a single breath! It’s a time to celebrate life, create memories and surround ourselves with the people who bring us joy.

Why Have a Birthday Party

Because it’s your special day and a great excuse to let your hair down and feel the love of the people around you. It’s a golden opportunity to feel special and celebrate the fantastic person you are. Trust us, you deserve it! So, get your favourite people together, don that party hat, tuck into that cake and raise a glass to you! And birthdays aren’t just for kids; they’re for adults too. They’re a great way to indulge and have fun with a day that’s all about you.

How do I plan a Birthday Party?

Planning a birthday party as an adult can be an absolute blast! To ensure you have a fun and memorable celebration, follow these steps:

1. Set the mood

Determine the vibe you want to create, whether it’s laid-back and casual or classy and sophisticated.

2. Assemble Your Dream Team

Compile a guest list that includes your besties, family, and cool colleagues. Aim for a mix of personalities to keep the party buzzing.

3. Find the Perfect Party Pad

Choose a venue that matches your desired atmosphere, whether it’s a trendy restaurant, a funky rooftop hangout or your own home where you can host mobile activities.

4. Get Creative with a Theme

Select a theme that reflects your personality and get crafty with decorations. Let your imagination run wild with vibrant colours and fun props.

5. Plan Entertainment Extravaganza

Book some fun activities that’ll get everyone dancing, laughing and making unforgettable memories. Fizzbox is jam packed with the best birthday activities and experiences.

6. Delight Their Taste Buds

If you’re planning a full day and/or evening of celebrations, make sure to make time to eat. Book your table in advance to avoid disappointment.

7. Spread the Word

Send out invitations that reflect your party’s vibe. Personalise each invite and provide clear instructions on how to RSVP. Keep track of guest responses for final arrangements.

8. Sit Back and Relax

Once you’ve got everything booked, you can sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that your birthday this year will be epic! Let the countdown to an amazing party begin.

Top 10 Adult Birthday Party Activities

Treat the birthday person to one of these fun birthday activities for adults with something to suit all tastes and ages:

Top 10 Birthday Party Activities for Kids

If you’re looking for something to entertain your kid and their friends, these activities are real group pleasers for birthday parties for children and teenagers:

How Many Activities Should We Do for a Birthday Party?

When it comes to birthday parties, there’s no hard and fast rule about the number of activities you should have. It all depends on the vibe you’re going for and the interests of the birthday person. Remember, it’s their special day and you want to make it memorable for them. A daytime activity is a great way to kick things off. Tailor this to your friend or loved one’s tastes whether that’s something active like paintballing or a dance class or something laid back like afternoon tea or a spa day.

When night falls, it’s time to switch gears and get ready to party. Start the fun right away with cocktail making or a bar crawl or, if you fancy something a bit more laid back, how about going for dinner with your favourite people? Birthdays and good food are a match made in heaven! End your night when you want to, whether that’s after your belly is full or after you’ve thrown some serious shapes on the dancefloor. Whatever you choose, this is going to be a night to remember!

Birthday Party Packages

If you want to really make the birthday person happy, you can group more than one of our birthday party activities into a package. A dance class is always a group pleaser as you shake off any inhibitions and learn to throw some serious shapes from burlesque to pole dancing, Grease to Lip Sync Battle. Looking for something rougher and readier? Go karting, paintballing and quad biking are heaps of fun and sure to give everyone that adrenaline fix they’re craving.

Want to catch up and spend some quality time with your favourite people as you celebrate? A meal out is a great way to slow down the pace and enjoy some delicious dinner and good conversation. Once your tummies have been lined, head to the bar and try your hand at cocktail making, one of our most popular birthday party ideas that gets the laughs (and drinks!) flowing quickly. Alternatively, a bar crawl is always a really popular choice. Once you’re warmed up, it’s time to hit that dance floor with entry to your city of choice’s hottest nightclub. The world is your oyster when it’s your birthday.

Birthday Party Dos and Don’ts

Ready to throw an epic birthday bash? Here are some do’s and don’ts to ensure your party is a roaring success


Pick a theme

Adding a theme amps up the fun factor and gets everyone in the party spirit. Whether it’s superheroes, 90s nostalgia or tropical paradise, let your imagination run wild!


Book Fun Activities

Break the ice and keep the good times rolling with engaging activities. From dance classes to paintballing, bottomless brunch to spa days, we’ve got your covered. It’s all about creating unforgettable memories!


Cater to All Tastes

Consider dietary preferences and offer a variety of delicious food and drink options. Ensure there’s something for everyone to savour.


Forget the Music

A party without a killer playlist is like a cake without frosting! Keep the beats pumping and create a lively atmosphere with a curated mix of everyone’s favourite tunes.


Overwhelm Yourself

It’s your special day too! Don’t try to do it all alone. Delegate tasks, enlist the help of friends or hire a party planner, so you can relax and enjoy the festivities.


Forget to Capture Moments

Snap away! Take loads of photos to capture the laughter and joy. These photos will be treasured mementos of a fantastic celebration.

Affordable Birthday Ideas

If you want to plan a birthday party on a budget, we can help. We have plenty of affordable birthday activities and experiences and you can filter every activity page on our website by price to help. You don’t have to break the bank to have an awesome birthday as an adult or child. We have bar hopping passes starting at just £8 per person, paintballing starting at £8.99 per person and afternoon tea starting at £17 per person. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Birthday Gift Experiences

If you’d like to give the gift of an experience or activity for someone’s birthday, they’ll love a Fizzbox gift voucher. Without a doubt, the most meaningful gift you can give someone is an experience, helping them to create memories rather than just giving them material possessions which are often discarded or cause clutter. A gift voucher can be tailored to the recipient’s unique interests and preferences or a truly personal touch. And experience gifts offer a fun novelty element, providing a break from the norm as the birthday person tries something new and shakes off everyday stress.


What are the best birthday party ideas?

This is a big question and one with many factors to consider. Whether you’re throwing a birthday bash for your best buddy, or you’re organising your own memorable event, you’ll need to decide what vibe you’re after. Do you want a sophisticated soiree of cocktails, nibbles and Afternoon Tea? Or do you want to go all out with an explosive adventure activity such as Paintballing, Bubble Football or a Driving Experience? Some of the best ideas are often the simplest, so make sure to gauge the budget, your guest’s availability and the type of event you want to organise.

Where are some good places to have a birthday party?

This really depends on the weather and your budget. During the summer, you’ll probably want to throw a birthday party outside in the sunshine. Whether you want to stay in the city or venture into the countryside, we have lots of fun outdoor activities that the birthday girl or boy will love. For chillier days, you can enjoy some of our most popular activities under a warm roof. You can go Chocolate Making or ride the Afternoon Tea Bus. We have activities in many major cities around the UK, so take a browse through our listings and pick your favourite!

How can I celebrate my birthday party at home?

Just because you’ve got a birthday coming up, doesn’t mean you have to splash out on the town. Some of the best birthday parties can take place in your own living room and we have a fantastic selection of mobile activities for you to enjoy. Invite a male model around for a spot of Nude Life Drawing or indulge in a two-hour Cocktail Making workshop in your very own kitchen. The rest of your evening can be filled with drinks, games and laughter. So, what are you waiting for? Get your bunting up, bring out the booze and have a ball!

What are some inexpensive birthday party ideas?

A birthday on a budget can be a whole lot of fun. It means thinking outside of the box, often requiring you to add your own creative flair to the event. Think homemade bunting, cakes, shop-bought prosecco and hilarious party games. This can all be done on the beach, in the park, or in your own back garden! However, if you want to up the ante a little, we have lots of cheaper experiences that you and your friends can enjoy. Axe Throwing starts at around £20 per person and is a hilarious sport to enjoy at the pub or in an open field. Or, if you fancy getting your groove on, an 80s Dance Class is just £25 per person.

What are the best party themes?

This is the fun part! Choosing your birthday party theme is like choosing your favourite ice cream. It should be easy and totally fitting with the birthday boy or girl’s personality. Here are some ideas to get you started: If the birthday boy or girl loves dressing up, then a themed costume party is an absolute must. You could pick their favourite movie, era or cartoon character. Some classic themes include Bond 007, Pirates, Festival and Gangster and Molls. We have lots of experiences that will allow you to bring your costumes with you and will even encourage dress up! Why not book a themed ’80s Dance Class or Lip Sync Battle where you and your mates can really go to town? If you want to go a bit classier, you could book you and your mates into a fancy restaurant. Think cocktail dresses, tuxedos and sparkly make up. You could even pick a theme as simple as a bar crawl, the theme being: Tequila! You don’t need to dress up to have a memorable themed birthday party.

How do you choose a party theme?

If you’re not sure where to begin, start by writing down a list of the birthday boy or girl’s favourite things. Write down their favourite colour, animal, movie, band and hobby. Already you’ll have a colour theme, potential dress-up options and playlist. If your mate spends a lot of time playing video games, you could treat them to an immersive Zombie Experience or Paintball session. If they enjoy watching sports, you could book them onto a round of Footgolf, where they’ll combine two popular games into one. Be creative and make it personal. Trust us, this will be a birthday party they will never forget.

What time should a birthday party start?

Birthday parties can start anytime between late morning, the best time to enjoy Bottomless Brunch, and late evening where you might embark on a pub crawl or hit the nightclubs. Depending on your style, you may want to turn it into a long birthday weekend in Europe, starting on the Friday and finishing on the Sunday. Or you could make it super simple with an Escape Room in the afternoon, followed by a Three Course Meal in town.

At what age do you stop throwing birthday parties?

The simple answer is: Never! Whether you’re one or 100, a birthday party is a fantastic excuse to get together with friends and celebrate YOU and your mates.

How many people is a good amount for a party?

There isn’t a perfect amount. It really depends on the birthday experience you choose. Some of our activities have a set maximum of people that can attend, whereas others allow 150+! (Seriously though, you don’t have that many friends.) This day is all about you or your best mate, so you don’t need to invite everyone you’ve ever known. Make sure to bring along your closest friends and family and we can guarantee you’ll have a birthday party to remember.