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August 24, 2013

Celebrate birthdays with fun activities

Today is my youngest son’s 18th birthday. As with any special day you want to celebrate and make a memory. This was easy during the early years; family parties as a toddler, typical themed birthday parties with games and piñatas as an elementary schooler and sleepovers when they became middle schoolers. But then there are those high school and young adult years where you want to do something, but what? My husband and I always told our kids, pick a few close friends and we will go and do something special with them for your birthday. One time it was going to the midnight opening of the new Harry Potter movie. Another time it was to a baseball game at Victory Field. And the always favorite bonfire, play flashlight tag in the woods and have a campout in tents. This worked well since we live in the country. But what else can you do for a birthday fun day? Below are some suggestions that we have done in the past with a few places to find these activities. Always call first for times and pricing or pull up the website for a lot of great information. Happy birthday and may good memories abound. Laser Tag • X.Site Laser Tag, 6155 86th St., Indianapolis, 317-585-1895 • Laser Flash, 617 Third St., Carmel, 317-571-1677 • The Red Zone, 746 Greenway, Columbus, 812-372-9663 Paint Ball • White River Paintball, 5211 S. New Columbus Road, Anderson, 317-489-3732 • Paint Ball Indiana, 3291 Indiana 67, Martinsville, 317-339-7531 • Indy Acres Paintball, 7225 E. Raymond St., Indianapolis, 317- 356-4639 • Dark Armies Paintball, 2525 N. Shadeland, Indianapolis, 317-353-1987 Ice Skating • Carmel Ice Skadium, 1040 3rd Ave. SW, Carmel, 317-844-8888 • The Forum at Fishers, 9022 E. 126th St., Fishers, 317-849-9930 • Artic Zone Iceplex, 16616 S. Park Dr. ,Westfield, 317-896-2155 • Perry Park Ice Rink, 451 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, 317-888-0070 Roller Skating • Hoosierland Roller Rink, 1550 Isaac Dr., Frankfort, 765-654-4821 • The Blaze Roller Rink, 4423 N. State Road 9, Greenfield, 317-326-7655 • Roller Cave, 8734 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, 317-898-1816 • United Skates of America, 5001 N. Shadeland, Indianapolis, 317-546-2457 Miniature Golf • Indianapolis Mini Golf, 3919 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis, 317-329-6464 • Noblesville Golf and Batting Center- 17400 Willow View Road, Noblesville, 317-773-2909 • Monster Mini Golf (glow in the dark golf), 7591 E. US 36, Avon, 317-268-4946 or 3573 Promenade Parkway No. 300, Lafayette, 765-471-1300 • Glowgolf (glow in the dark), 49 W. Maryland St. (in Circle Centre Mall), Indianapolis, 317-357-2989 Aquatics Centers • Indy Island Aquatics Center, 8575 E. Raymond St., Indianapolis, 317-862-6876 • Plainfield Aquatics Center, 651 Vestal Road, Plainfield, 317-839-7665 Corn Mazes (great for Fall Birthdays) • Waterman’s Farm Market & Maze, 7010 E. Raymond, Indianapolis, 317-357-2989 • Russell Farms, 12290 E. 191st St., Noblesville, 317-773-9078 • Guffey Acres, 1603 N. 400 W., Kokomo, 765-864-0006 • Beasley’s Orchard & Gardens, 2304 E. Main St., Danville, 317-745-4876 • KD Stables- 6736 S. 500 W. ,Jamestown, 765-676-5718 • Stuckey’s Farm Market, 19975 Hamilton Boone Road, Sheridan, 317-769-4172 Haunted Houses ( great for October birthdays) • Hannah Haunted Acres, 7323 E. Hanna Ave., Indinanapolis, 317-357-0881 • Indiana Fear Farm, 6736 S. 500 W., Jamestown, 765-676-5718 • Indy Scream Park, 5211 S. New Columbus Road, Anderson, 317-489-3732 Other haunted houses are listed at www.hauntworld.com/indiana_haunted_houses. Whatever your pleasure have a terrific time celebrating your special day. Happy birthday, Sam.

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