PartyRVA is taking over the blog today. If you're looking for something off the beaten path while you're in Richmond, this is a good start. It may get a little crazy in here, because of all the party and the RVA:

Let’s mix it up. Gone are the days of the cookie-cutter parties. Are you wondering how your party can be the talk of the town? Rest easy knowing that Richmond is booming with small businesses that can host extraordinary private events.

PartyRVA ( recommends innovative ways to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette and corporate outings in Richmond, VA. We help people get unique ideas such as these 5 local businesses from the River City.

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Become an Iron Chef for a day

Richmond is filled with foodies. For your next party, you and your guests can fulfill your Chopped or Iron Chef dreams. Mise En Place Cooking School, located in Shockoe Slip, hosts private, hands-on cooking events that will allow everyone in your party to flex their culinary skills. You and your guests can see who has what it takes to become the party’s Top Chef. Luckily for those that don’t, Richmond abounds with great options to eat out.

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Play Archery Tag

If you're looking for a way to feed your Hunger Games addiction, G-Force Indoor Karting offers Archery Tag. May the odds forever be in your favor as you maneuver through inflatable bunkers and shoot at guests-turned-enemies with large foam-tipped arrows. . The only place to play it in Richmond, Archery Tag combines all of the best features of archery, dodgeball, tag, and capture the flag into a single event.


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Go Electric Karting

Having uncontrollable gas can ruin your party. Luckily, a day at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting is gas-free. Guests compete against each other in state-of-the-art, STORM series electric karts that can reach speeds of up to 50 mph. The racers that come out on top will be crowned in a ceremony complete with a trophy and bragging rights.

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Tube Down the James River

If enjoying the James River is on the party agenda, River City Adventures will send your party down mild level I and II rapids. Groups can go with a guide or brave the river with their tubes on their own. A great way to see Richmond – both above and below the water line.

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Host a Bubble Soccer Party

Wrap yourself up in the silliness and fun of the game, and you’ll quickly forget there’s a soccer match going on. Richmond Soccer Bubble brings the highest quality bubbles to any venue either indoors or outside. They’ll bring refs, goals and music. 


Spa parties, custom scavenger hunts, casino parties and burlesque lessons – not to mention mini golf, bicycle tours and culinary adventures – are just a few of the adventures at PartyRVA. We have scoured the city for ideas that will crown you the connoisseur of party planning for kids parties, bachelor/bachelorettes, team building and birthday parties in Richmond.