Hosting an Active Birthday Party

Hosting a birthday party this year? Sick of pizza parties? We are, too! Celebrations are a perfect time to encourage healthy habits and we have a few low-cost suggestions.

First, get the whole family involved. Make sure to ask your child how many friends and family they want invited. Your child may have ideas as to what type of activity they will want to do for their special day, however, here are a few local & low-cost suggestions that are fun and active for the whole family!

  • Party like a KROC Star – Have a pool party at Dorchester’s Kroc Center, where there is an indoor aquatics center.
  • So you think you can Dance Party – All you need is an open space, flashy accessories like hats, boas, ribbons, and music. Get grooving!
  • Rocking Rockwall Party – Boston University hosts birthday parties on weekends at their fitness center, where up to 16 youth (ages 8 and up) can try their hand at rock climbing.
  • American Ninja Warrior Party – Create an obstacle course at your local park. Set up hula hoops, boxes, jump ropes, and other activity stations to get party goers challenging their abilities.
  • Hiking up the Hill Party – Head to the Blue Hills in Milton (T-accessible) for a hike and pack a picnic for when you reach the top.

Get creative this year as you plan your child or family member’s party – celebrations can be filled with activities that are healthy for you and your family!


Photo courtesy of the Kroc Center

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