A 13th birthday party should be just as big. Making a 13th birthday special, on the other hand, does not have to be expensive; it is the simple things that are remembered. Here is our list of 13th birthday party ideas.
13th Birthday Party Ideas
13 is the official start of your child’s status as a teenager! It is thought of as the age when adulthood begins in some cultures.
This is reason to rejoice in the hopes that they will survive the next seven years reasonably undamaged.
It’s also the first year of high school for many kids, a new adventure on life’s character-building highway. For many children, the age of thirteen is a watershed moment.
Your kids may feel too old for birthday parties at the age of 13 and prefer to commemorate their birthday in a more ‘grown up’ manner.
Remember, no matter how much you want the celebrations to go on, this is their special day, and they will not thank you for embarrassing them – even if it was done in good faith!
So, when it comes to organizing your child’s 13th birthday celebrations, keep them in the loop and let their ideas guide you.
When it comes to decorations for your 13th birthday party ideas, the goal is to have a good time without being too old or young.
This is a difficult transition into teen life; make it simpler with decorating ideas that everyone will enjoy.
Replace regular light bulbs with black lights or add a string of them around the party and add vibrant colors all over.
Glow sticks in balloons
Crack a glow stick and put them inside the balloons for a fun decoration to a blacklight party.
Teens love selfies, but the background is everything. Background can be made out of so many things: a sequin tablecloth, or streamers, balloons, wrapping paper, you name it. Add in some props too!
This can be like the donut walls at weddings, or donuts displayed out in a pyramid. Have a collection of everyone’s favorite types of donuts.
Whatever theme or colors you decide from this list of 13th birthday party ideas, make a fun photo booth that also functions as some awesome decor will pull it all together every time!
There are so many ways to get creative with this decor to bring to life your 13th birthday party ideas!
Replace the mermaid with your kid’s face, or replace Starbucks with your kids’ name. Make some of Starbucks’ tasty treats like cake pops and frappuccinos.
Build a terrarium
This is the perfect activity for the party and party favors to take home. Plus, there’s always a terrarium cake to go with this idea!
What’s better than balloons? Glitter balloons. Either pour chunky glitter or confetti on the inside before blowing them up or spray the blown-up balloon with adhesive and sprinkle glitter on top.
Party Games & Activities
Finding appropriate party games for adolescents, or tweenagers, can be difficult, but we have some fantastic teenage birthday party games that even the “coolest” teenagers will appreciate.
There’s a narrow line between planning some fun games for your teenager’s birthday party and embarrassing them. The issue is that you won’t know where that line is drawn!
Truth, Truth, Lie
When your guests arrive, give them each a card to write down three facts about themselves. Two of the things must be true, and one of them must be a lie. When you’re ready to play the game, have each guest read out their facts, and everybody else must try to work out the lie. The person who guesses the most ‘lies’ correctly – wins!
This game works really well if there’s a good prize for winning, like a giant-sized chocolate bar, or cool make-up item. If there’s a prize to play for it’s surprising how serious people get about winning!
Guess the Tunes
Get a selection of CDs, or Spotify playlist together. Get your guests to try to guess each song, by only playing a few seconds of music. You could play the first few beats, or to make it even harder, record a small snippet from the middle of each song.
This is a great game to play in teams of 2-3 people. And like the game above you can really ramp it up by including a prize at the end. It’s also lots of fun to include spot prizes of chocolates or lollies to dish out during the game!
Have all the guests close their eyes, and choose one guest to be the murderer by tapping them on the shoulder. All the other guests are detectives. When everyone opens their eyes, the murderer must start ‘killing’ off the detectives by winking at them one by one. If a guest is winked at, they need to die – very dramatically – so everyone knows they have been killed.
If a guest thinks they can solve the mystery (i.e. who the murderer is), they can shout out their name. If they are right, they win the game, but if they are wrong, they have to die. If the murderer manages to kill all the guests and get down to one last detective without being found out, the murderer wins.
Even though our great party games for teenagers are really great, your teenager may not want any sort of games at their party at all. They may instead choose to just ‘hang out’.
Whether your teen likes a coed party or just a few of his close friends around for pizza, you’ll want to personalize and send out 13th birthday invitations to indicate that this hangout is in honor of a special occasion.
Work with your child throughout the planning phase to ensure that everyone is satisfied with the outcome.
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