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!

Sandbox Sports

Sand in every single crevice of your beach babe’s body may be your worst nightmare, but when it’s birthday time, anything goes. Bump, set, spike or dig in the sand! Sandbox Sports offers parties for all ages from beginning beach ball volleyball (using plastic blow-up balls, perfect for beginners) to building spectacular sand castles (supplying shovels, pails and dump trucks). Customize your party by adding more sporty fun badminton, bocce ball, ping pong or foosball. A patio area off the sand creates a casual, beach-like setting for you and your guests to enjoy the birthday festivities. Have hungry guests? Bring in your own birthday feast.

5955 Airport Way S.
Seattle, Wa 98108
Online: sandboxsports.net

photo: Erin Cranston


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— Abbey McGee & Kristina Moy