When it comes to planning an active birthday party, sometimes you just have to go with the motto: play hard, party hard! To keep your little athlete’s next bash from getting sidelined, try one of these eight sporty birthday parties. They will provide plenty of festive, energy burnin’ fun for your active athlete and his or her biggest cheerleaders. Score!

WhirlyBall

What do you get when you combine basketball, hockey, jai-alai and add in an electrically-powered bumper cars called WhirlyBugs? WhirlyBall, of course! This five-on-five team sport played on an indoor court offers unique fun for party people over age 8. Still not able to envision what Whirlyball might look like? Check out this video. The basic party package includes time on the Whirlyball court and a personalized cake for ten friends. Add pizza and soda to enhance the fun. No outside food or beverages are allowed, but if you want to bring in a special cake, you can do so for a fee.

23401 Hwy. 99
Edmonds, Wa 98026
425-672-3332
Online: whirlyballseattle.com

photo: Helen Green

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— Abbey McGee & Kristina Moy