Struggling to come up with fun adult birthday party ideas? Looking for something different that will shake up your routine? Bowling, paintball, and escape rooms have already been done so why not throw your next birthday party at BATL? Axe throwing is an awesome adult birthday party idea that works for women and men of all ages, no matter their age, skill, or fitness level. It hits all the targets and then some.
Here are 6 reasons why an axe throwing birthday party is a great idea!
- Learn how to throw an axe! Do you really need another reason?
- ‘Friendly’ competition with friends.
- Anyone can participate no matter their athletic ability or age.
- Enjoy food and drinks to make it a real party!
- Take some wicked share-worthy photos (think of the slow-motion shots and slofies!)
- Convenient locations in major cities across Canada & the U.S.
From a teenage birthday to the big 5-0, no matter which birthday you’re celebrating, axe throwing is a safe, fun and engaging activity that anyone can learn. While it may seem like an extreme sport, you’ll quickly find that it’s easy to do and extremely fun!
ENTERTAINING AND ADULT BIRTHDAY FUN FOR EVERYONE
From groups of 2 to over 100, planning an adult birthday party at BATL, the Backyard Axe Throwing League is a breeze and we pinky swear to help make your birthday party unforgettable for you and your entire group.
Did you know that BATL is the OG of indoor axe throwing? It all started when a bunch of friends were hanging out looking for something fun to do. And isn’t that exactly what you want from an adult birthday party – fun for everyone? Needless to say, we’ve been hosting kick-ass axe throwing birthday parties across North America since 2006. And we’ve been perfecting the experience ever since we started it.
Besides the thrill of the actual axe throwing (and credit you can take for coming up with such a unique birthday party idea), our coaches and staff are highly skilled at what they do, not to mention pretty enjoyable to hang out with! Plus, when you put down your axe, you can pick up a drink, and some food, too. Can you say craft beer and food that’s inspired by the city you’re in? Good. Because that’s what you and your birthday party pals will get.
WE MAKE BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANNING EASY!
Whether you’re planning a birthday party for yourself, a friend or your favourite aunt, we believe that throwing an epic party should be fun AND simple. That’s why we’ll take care of everything from setting up and running tournaments to scoring for your group. After all, we want you to be able to relax and enjoy the party too! And if you need extra time to set up any party favours in your private axe throwing area before your birthday party begins, just let us know in advance and we’ll accommodate wherever possible.
WHAT’S IN AN AXE THROWING BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE?
Entertainment with an edge of course! Birthday parties begin with practice and axe throwing instruction (no experience necessary!) from BATL’s expert coaches in your private throwing area. Once you and your party have sharpened your skills, we’ll kick off a round-robin tournament followed by a group playoff tournament to award the champ! Of course, it’s customary to let the birthday guy or girl win. Just kidding! Feel free to bring your A-game – you might just be a natural!
Each venue offers the best facilities for people of all abilities to compete and have fun. Our axe throwing ‘arenas’ are similar to a cross between a batting cage and bowling alley, with private space for groups of any size, and a music selection that makes every visit amazing. Birthday parties at BATL last roughly 1.5 hours and must be booked in advance.
CAN YOU ADD MORE FUN TO AN AXE THROWING BIRTHDAY PARTY? YES, YES YOU CAN!
Sometimes birthday party ideas for adults are hard. But at BATL, you can make your birthday party extra kick-ass – and memorable – with trophies and streetwear. If you ask us, t-shirts and trophies make a pretty sweet birthday present (not that we’re biased!). And if you’re celebrating a number that ends in a zero (or any number really), you can go all out and have one of our expert coaches saber a bottle of champagne with an axe (where available – check our menus or ask us!) A champagne toast is a perfect way to honour the birthday guy or gal.
FOOD AND DRINK OPTIONS FOR YOUR AXE THROWING PARTY. (IT’S HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NOT HANGRY BIRTHDAY)
It’s not a very adult birthday party without food and drinks. That’s why most of our locations offer food, including unique local offerings at some locations. Rather bring in your own food? We’re totally okay with that. For a plating fee of $3.00 per person, you can bring food for your birthday party guests or have it delivered, as long as it is prepared off-site.
Our locations also have licensed bars. We’ll pause for applause. We offer a selection of local beers, wine, and coolers so you can quench your thirst while you celebrate.
Of course, no birthday party is complete without cake! And since we’re not party poopers, outside desserts such as cakes, pies, and even cupcakes are exempt from a plating fee charge. So go ahead – celebrate a birthday and celebrate your sweet tooth!
SO MANY AWESOME LOCATIONS TO THROW A BIRTHDAY PARTY
Happy birthday to you indeed! With 19 locations to choose from across North America, BATL is sure to fit the bill for your special day. Whether you live in or are visiting, one of these cities, there are axes waiting to be thrown and good times to be had by all.
- Charlotte LoSo
- Charlotte Plaza
- Niagara Falls
- Toronto Port Lands
- Toronto Stockyards
BOOK YOUR ADULT BIRTHDAY PARTY AT BATL TODAY!
Birthday parties, like axes, were meant to be thrown. So book an axe throwing party today at your local BATL location and stop worrying that your next birthday party won’t be fun. It will be 100% yawn-proof. Trust us.
No matter the season or the location, our staff will make sure your birthday party is a blast! Not only will we teach you how to throw an axe, but we’ll also make sure you and everyone else who joins the party has a fantastic time.
AXE THROWING IS FOR THE BIRTHDAY ‘STAR’
Beer, your pals, and axes? Yep, it’s an epic birthday party idea that your entire group will not soon forget. But before you help your friend celebrate one more trip around the sun, we’ve devised a handy guide to help you out with your axe throwing game so you can have an edge on the competition. Check out these tips from our resident axe gurus:
THE BASICS, AND YOUR AXE THROWING STANCE
It’s always good to start with the basics. These tips will help you get ready to throw your axe:
- It’s important to stand with your non-dominant foot forward, in order to create balance with your dominant leg.
- When you’re throwing, it’s important to remember two things: lean in, and follow through.
- Keep your arms straight and your eyes level with the target on the board. This will keep you focused, and help you with aiming.
HOW TO AIM YOUR AXE
Now that you’ve got your stance, the next step is to aim your axe. These are some things to keep in mind:
- Keep your eyes on the target – look directly at where you want the axe to go, and throw!
- Aiming is all muscle memory, so try to replicate your motions every time you have a successful throw.
Two-Handed Throwing Technique: This is the standard technique that we’ve been teaching our guests for the last 14 years. Keep these things in mind when throwing with two hands:
- Place your dominant hand at the bottom of the axe.
- Wrap your other hand around your dominant hand.
- Keep your thumbs off the back of your axe.
- Bring the axe all the way back.
- Lean in all the way forward while releasing your axe.
One-Handed Throwing Technique: We always recommend starting with two hands, but there is a certain allure to the one-handed throw. Keep these things in mind when throwing with one hand:
- Keep your thumb off the back of the axe.
- Keep your elbow in.
- Don’t bring your arm across your body when releasing (like a baseball pitcher).
- Less is more. You don’t have to throw your hardest.
If you keep these things in mind, you’ll be hitting bullseyes in no time. Now that you have a grasp of the basics of axe throwing, you just need to figure out what date works best to throw your birthday party at Backyard Axe Throwing League.
THE BIG AXE
One more thing – the big axe. It’s one of the most exciting parts of axe throwing, but can also be one of the most daunting. But really, it’s just like throwing a hatchet. So if you’re stepping up to throw the big axe, here are some tips to help you master it:
- Always use both hands on the axe, stacked on the handle like you’re holding a baseball bat with your dominant hand on top.
- The big axe takes longer to rotate – you’ll need to stand back five feet from the hatchet throwing line.
- It’s important to bring the axe all the way back, to generate more power due to the weight.
- Aim high!
Adjusting Your Throw: There’s always a learning curve when learning a new skill. It’s helpful to identify issues and correct your throw as you learn. These are some possible adjustments you can make:
- Stand further or closer to adjust axe rotation issues.
- Move your stance from left to right to compensate for accuracy.
- Adjusting your power levels to improve your control.
BATL offers many ways to get involved with axe throwing, suited to any and every event, including birthday parties.