It can be tricky to be a parent to a teen. Is going to the theatre with their friends still cool for a teen birthday? Is suggesting going to the zoo or science centre going to end with an eye roll and a, “Moooooom, I’m not a little kid anymore.” It’s hard to say. You know your child best, but if you’d rather they not stare at a screen for the whole party and actually leave the house and do something, then we can help.
It’s Like a Videogame but Real.
Our escape rooms allow your teen to dive into the games they love. Instead of manipulating a character on a screen to escape dungeons, they get to become the hero and solve problems in real life. Their friends are their party members, and together they interact with the room to find clues and escape. If your teen loves his or her video games, then a real life adventure at Esxoss Manway may be a great choice for a birthday they’ll never forget.
We Have a Great Location.
We’re located just a hop-skip-and-a-jump from Chinook Mall and that’s great news for parents. Your teen (and their pals) can easily get to our location using transit, or you can drop them off and kill time at the mall while you wait for their adventure to finish. If they have a younger (and definitely not-invited) sibling, this might even be a good opportunity to spend some quality time with your youngest and help them pick out a special present for their big brother or sister. After everyone’s escaped, you can have the teens meet you at the mall and even grab a bite to eat at the food court.
It’s Experiences not Stuff that Make People Happy.
Over and over again, research tells us that expensive gifts and possessions are not what makes us happy. It’s novel experiences and good memories that make a life worth living. So give your teen the present they’ll really cherish: an adventure. The fact is, our kids grow up. Most of the presents we buy them will eventually get discarded, sold, or end up in the trash. But experiences aren’t like that. So instead of a fancy gadget they’ll want replaced next year with the newest edition, give your teen something they’ll keep forever: the memory of a great time escaping with their friends.
This year, don’t stress out about throwing your kid the perfect birthday party or buying them the perfect present. Go back to the basics. Invite a couple pals, and send them on an adventure. It’ll be an experience they’re sure to remember forever. Just don’t forget your camera! Book your teen’s birthday party today.