planning a party in Alexandria

Planning a Birthday Party in Alexandria

November 1, 2019 | Inside Alexandria | By: The Goodhart Group

Whether you’re throwing a birthday party for your little one or planning a bash for your 90th, Alexandria has a plethora of birthday party options for you. Here are a few birthday party ideas to span all the members of your family:


The Little Gym

With two basic birthday packages, and optional additions, this kid-friendly gym and adventure center is sure to entertain the kiddos and provide you with a stress-free, no cleanup birthday experience. 90 standard minutes with a fun guide, paper products and games that even include a Moon Bounce. Deluxe version costs a bit more, but allows you to choose from one of their themed parties. Get your kids registry setup through their site and watch the party virtually take care of itself!

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Sportrock Climbing Center

For your slightly older child, a physical adventure can get a bit more grown up with a rock climbing challenge. Sportrock off of Eisenhower Avenue provides a guide help get everyone suited up and climbing in no time. 90 minutes of guided climb time is followed up with 45 minutes to enjoy cake and open gifts onsite. They provide a fridge and freezer to keep your goodies fresh. Kids must be at least 5 years old to ride this ride!

Escape Room Live

Fun for the whole family or a bunch of friends, Escape Room Live (and Escape Quest, nearby) offers a fun mystery activity to solve together. You are immersed in a room which should transport you to the life of a specific character for about an hour… the rooms in Alexandria’s location are The Wizard’s Apothecary, Sherlock Holmes, Poe-ranormal Activity, and Moriarty’s Madness. They vary in difficulty levels, and age appeal, but are meant to provide a variety of challenging situations that will force your group to creatively problem solve your way to a satisfying resolution of the puzzle. Tickets are about $30 each. You can book a few tickets, or book the whole room to make it a private experience for your special event. They also have a Georgetown location on M Street with 5 additional themed rooms if you’re looking for more options!


Topgolf is a golf facility/playground that’s perfect for hosting an active and entertaining birthday party, or really event of any kind. Based on making a light-hearted game out of golf, the whole idea is that they offer microchipped golf balls that you hit off a driving bank in order to hit certain targets and win points, rather than hiking around a traditional golf course trying to get the ball into the cup; since you’re in one location, you always have access to the Club House features like Chef-driven food and drinks, private bays to enjoy with your own group, and grown-up service. Contact them to decide what’s the best way to accommodate your event; they have pricing by the hour, by the driving bay, kids/teen party options ($25/$35 per head), and large group accommodations that scale from 65 people all the way up to 700+ full facility buyout. With locations in Kingstowne and now National Harbor, Top Golf is easily accessible no matter where you are in Alexandria. 

Birthday Brunch

Who doesn’t love a good birthday brunch? Alexandria has a bunch of great brunch options for any age or family group for varying culinary desires. For a full breakdown on the brunch options here in Alexandria plus in the District, check our our full list here.