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How to Plan an Escape Room Birthday Party for 10 Year Olds

22 Mar 2024

Escape room birthday party for 10 year olds

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Imagine a birthday party unlike any other. Forget the tired old games; this celebration is all about teamwork, puzzles, and a thrilling challenge that will leave the youngsters breathless with accomplishment. We're talking about an escape room birthday party for 10-year-olds!

Escape rooms are popping up everywhere, and for good reason. They offer an exciting, interactive experience that gets everyone involved. But are they a good fit for a birthday party, especially with a group of 10-year-olds? Absolutely! With a little planning, you can throw an unforgettable escape room bash that will have your child and their friends sharing stories at school.

What to Consider Before Booking

First, escape rooms come in all shapes and sizes, with varying difficulty levels. The key to a successful party is choosing a room that's perfectly suited to your 10-year-old crew.

Here are some things to consider before you pick your escape room party destination:

  • Difficulty: Don't go for the most mind-bending room on offer. Pick an escape room designed for beginners or families. Most escape rooms will have difficulty ratings — we recommend you pick an “Easy” room. These rooms will have puzzles that are challenging but achievable for a group of 10-year-olds, ensuring everyone has a chance to shine.
  • Theme: Consider the variety of themes available for escape rooms, such as sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, and more. Choose one that aligns with the interests of the kids in your group, ensuring they are excited about the adventure ahead. To gauge their interests, consider their favorite movies, books, or hobbies. Additionally, involve them in the decision-making process by presenting a few theme options and letting them vote on their favorite.

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  • Group Size: Escape rooms typically have a set number of players allowed per game. Make sure the room you choose can accommodate your child and all their friends comfortably.
  • Time Commitment: Most escape rooms last around an hour. This is the perfect amount of time for a group of 10-year-olds to stay focused and engaged.

Check out our article How To Host a Killer Birthday Party at an Escape Room Near You to get a step-by-step guide to planning an escape room party.

Best Escape Rooms for 10 Year Olds

1. Wizard’s Treasure

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 6
  • Players: 2–6

Embark on a thrilling adventure into the enchanted vault of the evil wizard Haladrax to find the hidden key that is the only way to stop him from carrying out his evil plans. With teamwork and a little bit of magic, infiltrate his domain, decipher puzzles, and reveal the true extent of his nefarious schemes. Can you stop him in time?

This immersive experience promises an unforgettable birthday party as young adventurers work together to outsmart the cunning wizard and emerge victorious.

2. Nautilus

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Minimum age: 8
  • Players: 2–6

Imagine this: It's 1883, and the depths of the ocean hold untold adventures and perils in the Nautilus escape room, a thrilling underwater escapade ideal for a 10-year-old's birthday bash. As part of the crew aboard Captain Nemo's artificial-intelligence-controlled submarine, participants are thrust into a quest to uncover ancient Atlantic treasures. But the journey takes a dramatic turn when a monstrous sea creature strikes, leaving the submarine damaged and the captain's fate sealed. With only sixty minutes of oxygen left and the vessel's controls locked to obey only Captain Nemo, players must channel their inner captain to navigate through challenges and trick the AI into believing they are the legendary captains themselves.

The Nautilus room is a medium-difficulty escape room, providing just the right level of challenge for young adventurers eager to test their wits and bravery in a unique birthday experience.

3. The Smurfs

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 9
  • Players: 2–8

Welcome to the Smurfs adventure! Join Papa Smurf and Smurfette in their bustling village as they prepare for a grand celebration. With fantastically decorated trees and magic portals, kids will be enchanted as they journey through the whimsical world of the Smurfs, solving puzzles and joining in the magical festivities.

This family-favorite escape room is one of our most popular birthday party rooms!

Why Are Escape Rooms Great for Birthday Parties?

Escape room birthday parties are a unique alternative to traditional parties, and they offer a ton of benefits.

First of all, escape rooms are all about critical thinking and teamwork. Kids will have to work together to solve puzzles and escape the room, honing their problem-solving skills in the process. Solving these puzzles encourages communication and collaboration, and the kids will need to listen to each other's ideas, share information, and work together to achieve a common goal.

Most importantly, escape room parties are a blast! They're a chance for kids to have fun, bond with their friends, and create lasting memories.

Going Above and Beyond: How You Can Make It a Truly Unforgettable Birthday

Now that you’ve got the basics down, what else can you do to make it truly unforgettable for your 10-year-old and their friends? Here are some creative ideas to make your escape room party to the next level:

  • Pre-Party Puzzle Hunt: Get the excitement brewing before the escape room itself with a mini puzzle hunt at home. Hide clues around your house or neighborhood that lead to a final message revealing the location of the party or the theme of the escape room.
  • Themed Decorations & Snacks: Spruce up the party space with decorations that match the escape room theme. Take it a step further with fun snacks that match the theme, like gummy eyeballs for a spooky mansion or dry ice punch for a wizard mystery.
  • Dress Code Challenge: Elevate the fun with a themed dress code! Encourage the kids to come dressed according to the escape room theme. Imagine a room full of pint-sized pirates ready to hunt for treasure or a squad of junior detectives sporting magnifying glasses and fedoras.

By incorporating these extra touches, you can create an immersive adventure that will get your child and their friends even more hyped up for what’s to come!

Unforgettable Escape Room Birthday Memories Await!

So, are you ready to plan a birthday party for the ages? Check out 60out’s escape rooms, which are perfect for youngsters, and throw a party for your child and their friends that will be the talk of the playground! us to learn more about our birthday party packages.

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