The spring and summer months are coming up quickly. That means birthdays for a bunch of Abilenians. Even if you're not having a birthday coming up, I bet someone near and dear to you probably is. Where there are birthdays, there are usually parties.

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Sure, sitting at the house playing Twister and eating cake and ice cream may be party-central for some. However, there are more fun alternatives right here in Abilene. Some of the best birthday parties I had growing up were with family and friends outside of the house. It doesn't matter if you're big or small, young or old, you can easily enjoy food, friends, and fun on the fly without going too far. Let's check out some awesome places to have a birthday party in Abilene.

The Abilene Zoo is one of the best around. Gather some friends, learn about the animals, and have a blast.

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Whether you're young or old, skating is a blast no matter how you slice it.

Yes, it's true. Some of the places above are more geared toward smaller kiddos but others bring back some nostalgia and even elegance. Whatever celebration mood you're in this year, this list is some of the best Abilene has to offer. After all, let's face it. The thought of swinging an ax at a target just sounds like a blast.

Another great part of celebrating a birthday for some is the gifts. I mean, who's kidding who? If you or someone you know is celebrating soon, keep reading to uncover snacks and gift ideas great for any foodie.

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Shop local this holiday season, and give a delicious gift from one of these Abilene area eateries.

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