Birthday Party Ideas at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers

by - 5/20/2015 09:15:00 AM

Each year as it closer to my son's birthday month, I try to think of new ways to celebrate his birthday. This year my son will turn 7 years old and the same birthday activities we did when he was 5 won't do. Now instead of just enjoying cake and ice cream with his friends, he'd rather enjoy activities while having fun.

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Note: I was invited as media to visit Bowlmor Chelsea Piers to try out the activities for review purpose. However, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

So a few weeks ago we met up with some of my son's friends and headed over to Bowlmor Chelsea Piers to learn more about their ultimate birthday party ideas and activities families can enjoy.

Did you know that in addition to the house specialty (bowling), families can enjoy two new additions to this spectacular birthday spot including a 1,500-square-foot gravity-ropes course and an NYC-themed laser-tag arena!

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To start off the fun, we tried out the bowling lanes since it's always a great activity for kids. My son and his friends were excited to see who can knock down the most pins.

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I tried to join my son but he wanted to do it by himself. Excuse me!

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He's first try wasn't exactly professional and his technique needed some work.....

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But after getting some suggestions, he was much better with his bowling technique. He even managed to get a strike here and there.

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But the kids weren't the only ones. The parents also joined them and enjoying some bowling time.

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After bowling the kids were ready to try out the rope course. I was going to join them but my sister beat me to it. Besides someone had to stay on the ground and take the photos right?

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The kids (and my sister) were put into harness for safety. Those harness would then be buckled to lead ropes along the course walk to keep them from falling.

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Before going up, they received safety instructions and then up they went

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While the kids can walk the rope course alone, if they get nervous one of the staff will go up and help them either along the course or down. Seems my son had a change of mind once he walked one part of the course. But he was helped down safe and sound.

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Meanwhile the other child walk all along the course and had a blast.

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My sister....well..... lets just say good thing her friend was there to offer a helping hand.

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Soon it was time to come back to the ground for a group game of lazer tag at Urban Mission, an NYC-themed laser-tag arena featuring a Central Park briefing room and mock Washington Square Park arch that players can pass under via elevated platform.

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To say we enjoyed playing lazer tag is an understatement. We had a BLAST. The area was just the right size for chasing friends around but not getting lost. There was sections to sneak attack (like me) and open areas to get your opponent (everyone else).

The gear was super cool and like most lazer tag clothing gave off sounds and flashing lights when you were hit. A good thing cause some people refused to believe that hit. Ha!

As you can see we had a great time! I highly recommend having a birthday party at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers. For those interested, the birthday party packages all include unlimited bowling, shoe rental, kid-friendly cuisine with the option to add on cake, gift bags, or a signable bowling pin. You can add on the rope course and lazer tag as options for a price.

While we really enjoyed these 3 activities there's lots more to do at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers including playing games and enjoy a meal.

To learn more and book a birthday party, visit -

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  1. Well that is one very cool place to have a Happy Birthday Party. Bet your son wants to go again and again

  2. I have never heard of this place. It looks like a ton of fun!

  3. Oh what a blast! My kids would love this. Looks like such fun we've never done anything like this and for a birthday? Would be a blast! - jeanine

  4. FUN! Seriously, what kid wouldn't have a blast at a place like that, though? It's awesome.

  5. This is a cool place. I've never seen anything like it. The hanging from the ceiling is pretty amazing.

  6. What a great place for a birthday party. My kids would love it!

  7. THat looks like so much fun. It looks like it was a good party. Amber N

  8. Doing all of that in one day sounds so fun! That really is the perfect birthday spot.

  9. I'm loving all the pictures! And what a great idea for a birthday celebration.

  10. Looks like a great place to have a party. My kids would love it there.

  11. This looks like a great party. My kids loved Bowling parties. It is fun when they turn all the laser lights on .

  12. Oh, I had a bowling party once when I was younger! So much fun!

  13. Oh, this makes me miss living in New York. We had so many great birthday parties at Chelsea Piers!

  14. My youngest just learned that he loves bowling so this would be perfect. I am sure he would not go for the ropes though but laser tag - we would all love that. Sounds like the perfect birthday for a little boy.

  15. Now this is an amazing birthday party. It looks like everyone had a blast. My kids love bowling too

  16. Looks like a great place for birthday party. This is the first time I have heard about this place. The pictures are really amazing. I am sure Kids would really enjoy this. Will have to look into this for my girls upcoming birthday party.

  17. Oh my I just miss Chelsea Piers. We would take the kids bowling there every summer. We loved it there!

  18. I have always wondered about a birthday party at the bowling alley! It sounds like a lot of fun!