Winter might be cold and bleak – but that doesn’t mean your birthday party has to be. All you need are indoor birthday party ideas to liven up your big day!
A birthday in the heart of winter provides the perfect excuse for some well-earned fun indoors. And if you need inspiration for your party, we at Peerspace have a few ideas up our mittens. After all, we’re not just your number-one resource for incredible venue rentals perfect for a birthday party (or any other personal or professional event you have cooking)!
Here are 11 of our favorite indoor birthday party ideas for your big day. Special thanks to our amazing Peerspace hosts for all the cozy inspiration!
1. Host a birthday bake-off
Winter provides the perfect excuse to stay indoors and bake some scrumptious sweets. Make your birthday party extra delicious by hosting a birthday bake-off with all your friends. Guests can split into teams and compete to craft the most delicious sweet of the day. Since it’s your party, naturally, you’ll be the main judge of everyone’s creations.
You can take your birthday bake-off to the next level by hosting at a gourmet kitchen, like this gorgeous space in Chicago. This sweet space provides you with room for 20 guests, plenty of seating, and a Sonos surround system. The hosts allow outside catering and even suggest a fun birthday party idea for you and your group: an on-site cooking class!
2. Sample mouth-watering libations at a brewery
There’s nothing like a hearty spirit to warm you right up. And there’s no better place to sample delicious drinks than a distillery. This is easily one of the most classic yet fun indoor birthday party ideas! But where to book a unique and inviting distillery?
Peerspace is home to plenty of breweries and distilleries across the country, like this historic pub in Denver, CO. You can sample hand-crafted spirits distilled directly in the pub from locally-sourced ingredients. It’s the perfect indoor birthday party idea for those who love a good drink.
3. Sip some hot coffee
Are bars and breweries not your speed? Warm up by celebrating your birthday at a coffee shop instead! This industrial coffee shop in Denver, CO, is home to beautiful lighting fixtures and chic, minimalist furniture. It’s the perfect place to cozy up with a hot latte while you chat with your friends and family. Now you can get your caffeine fix on your birthday and stay warm and cozy indoors.
We also love the Peerspace reviews this stylish coffee shop has earned! Here’s one example from a Peerspace user who booked their party here: “Great space and awesome vibes! Troy kindly let us rearrange the space and use the music. Way cool and everyone loved the kombucha and coffee!”
Check out these unicorn birthday party ideas if you want to add an unexpected theme to your gathering!
4. Warm up in a heated pool
Who says swimming is only for the summer? You can host a pool party in the dead of winter thanks to Peerspace. Located in Prince Edward, Ontario, this indoor heated pool provides the perfect place to celebrate while snow falls outside.
In addition to the pool, there are plenty of other fun amenities on the property, like a billiard table and a cozy garden room. It’s an awesome place to host an indoor birthday party if you’re north of the Canadian border.
5. Pamper yourself with a spa day
Are you overdue for a little birthday pampering? Head to a spa and enjoy a little R&R with your friends. This luxurious boutique spa in Miami is an amazing place to indulge in a fantastic day of birthday pampering. It has a retro sauna, several luxurious treatment rooms, and a beautiful high-end aesthetic that’s perfect for relaxing.
Check out their monthly “sushi day spa” that allows you to indulge in their pampering services while munching fresh sushi and sipping ice-cold champagne. Sounds like one of the most magical and indulgent indoor birthday party ideas to us!
6. Head to an art gallery
This indoor birthday idea is excellent for artistic types. Host your birthday party at an art gallery, like this spacious art gallery in NYC. The gallery is home to dozens of contemporary art pieces and has space for up to 80 people to gather. It’s a sophisticated and chic way to celebrate your birthday.
As a Peerspace reviewer shares: “The space was great, the location was great, and Michael was great! This was the perfect venue for our event.” You can make it happen for yourself when you book on Peerspace.
7. Feast on a special birthday dinner
Want to stay warm and enjoy some delicious food? Celebrate your birthday by eating dinner with your friends and family. Venues like this industrial event space in Dallas provide plenty of room to host a special birthday dinner. It has tables and seating for up to 26 special guests.
And if you need help planning the perfect menu, the venue’s helpful local host can connect you with a caterer that’s exactly your taste.
8. Host a roaring 20’s party at a speakeasy
This indoor birthday party idea is perfect for Gatsby fans. Scout out a Peerspace speakeasy and host a roaring 20s-themed birthday with your friends. This hidden underground speakeasy in Los Angeles is the epitome of cozy. You’ll feel like you stepped back in time to the ’20s, thanks to all the vintage decor.
Check out this glowing review from a Peerspace reviewer: “I booked Nick’s venue for a birthday party with 30 guests and it was absolutely perfect. I asked for the bar concierge service in addition and Nick was extremely helpful and kind the entire way — he helped me craft the cocktail menu and even made a homemade margarita mix that was a huge hit among our guests. The space itself was stunning and looked exactly like the pictures. The ambiance was fantastic and it was set up perfectly for our needs. The DJ was able to set up a mixer and plug into the sound system easily.” Put on your finest flapper dress and get ready to have a ball when you book on Peerspace.
9. Indulge your athletic side with rock climbing
Want to get your blood pumping on your b-day? Head to an indoor climbing gym and enjoy a rock climbing party. This climbing gym in Cleveland, OH, has plenty of space to indulge in a little indoor bouldering.
Since it’s in the heart of the downtown corridor, it’s also just steps away from shops and restaurants, where you can refuel after a fun day climbing with friends.
Our winter dinner party ideas may help you craft the perfect party menu!
10. Dance the night away
Dancing is one of the best ways to warm up on a chilly winter night. So why not host a dance party for your birthday? Keep an eye out for fun and colorful venues where you can show off your moves, like this vibrant event venue in Atlanta. The full spectrum of colorful lights and checkerboard floor create the ideal environment for partying with your friends.
And if you need help finding the perfect entertainment, contact the venue’s host to help you find a band or a DJ. He’s both professional and happy to help, according to Peerspace reviewers. “Michael was so very helpful leading up the event as well as the day of. The event was a success!!”
11. Cuddle up with a movie-watch-a-thon
Looking for indoor birthday ideas that cater to your inner couch potato? Host a movie marathon with all your favorite flicks. You can make the occasion even more special by hosting it at a Peerspace movie theater.
While there are plenty of options across the country, we especially love the one in this upscale home in Melrose, CA. It is home to a private theater, complete with a 12-foot screen and plenty of cozy couches to chillax on. All that’s missing is a bucket of popcorn!
12. Get your blood pumping at an escape room
Last but not least, an escape room is an epic way to have fun with your friends and exercise your puzzle-solving skills on your birthday. This Spanish Inquisition-themed escape room will lend a spooky touch to your special day. Filled with plenty of horror-inspired influences and props, it’s perfect for fans of the macabre. When you book it on Peerspace, you’re sure to host a birthday party that you’ll never forget.
Indoor birthday party ideas: conclusion
We hope you’ve enjoyed these indoor birthday party ideas and are all ready to start planning and enjoying! When you utilize Peerspace to book the perfect party space, you also get to enjoy the personalized attention of your venue’s local host. They strive to make your event as amazing as possible. Now all you have to do is find the perfect venue near you!