Epic 16th birthday party ideas for a bash that hits different in Calgary

by Daniel Reid
March 2024

Looking for a unique 16th birthday party idea in south Calgary? Flying Squirrel has you covered. No cap!


Sweet 16 parties serve as a rite of passage, offering teens a cherished opportunity to mingle with friends, bask in the spotlight, and create memories that linger long after the confetti settles.


Here are five reasons why an indoor trampoline park fits the bill for an epic 16th birthday bash in Calgary.


  1. Encouraging teens to move their bodies, joyfully, boosts body image


Joyful movement is so important for teens. The idea is that moving your body for the sake of moving it, in a way that you enjoy — not to lose weight, change the way you look or because you think you "should" exercise — makes you appreciate it more.


Teens today are inundated with images of perfection via social media and it is so detrimental to their own body image and can contribute to mental health struggles.


Give your teen a chance to move their body just because it's fun and help them connect with the activities they enjoyed as a younger child.


  1. Teens need a chance to be kids, even as they grow up


Let’s celebrate that even though they are teens, and almost young adults, they are still ultimately kids at heart (like we all are!) A trampoline park birthday party is unique enough that it will pass your 16-year-old’s approval, but it’s also going to bring out their inner child and help them have fun in a positive way.


  1. They can stay up late and party


Neon light events on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 to 11 pm at Flying Squirrel, with a live DJ, give teens a chance to enjoy popular music while they bounce and dance under neon lights.


Being out later than usual and having a fun nightclub type vibe will definitely be a draw for teens that love the idea of a grown up-style party. No cap!


  1. In a space with this many fun features, there is something for everyone


With basketball nets, a ball pit, an arcade area, an inflatables zone, a pool table and endless bouncing options, a sweet sixteen birthday at Flying Squirrel is going to be a memorable one.


Your teen will love that everyone has something to do — from their bestie who loves lounging to their rambunctious childhood friend who is always on the move — and it’s way better than even the best house party.


  1. Busy parents rejoice: It's all taken care of for you


One of the nicest things about having a sweet sixteen party at Flying Squirrel is that parents can focus on what’s most important: their teenager!


All party packages include pizza, a birthday crown for the guest of honour, a party table, custom birthday sign and plates, tablecloths and utensils.


From setup to cleanup, we’ve got you covered for an epic 16th birthday party in Calgary and you can go home after to a (relatively) peaceful house — unless your teen is turning their party into a sleepover. In which case, you’re on your own. Good luck!


Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park is a Family Fun Center in South Calgary Alberta with plenty of activities and attractions for all ages! We have child friendly areas, and safety is our top priority!