Birthday Party Ideas for Teens

Do you remember those days when your child was obsessed with the same exact thing from ages 3 to 6? Those days when it was so much easier to plan your child an enjoyable birthday party, because you knew exactly what they liked, and their obsessions hardly ever changed from one day to the next. I think parents trying to come up with good ideas for their teens’ birthday parties long for those days. But don’t despair, because as your children get older there are so many new things that they are able to experience and appreciate. So, although planning their birthdays could be more time consuming, and at times agonizing, the parties will probably be a lot more fun to adults and teens alike. Parties can also be more aesthetically pleasing, because the themes are less likely to be big red t-rex with a cowboy hat.

 

You could plan a beautiful garden party, with delicate decorations in different shades of greens and yellows, and your teen and his or her friends can spend a fun evening under twinkling string lights listening to music, eating food, and acting like grown-ups the whole night through. Or if your teen is a summer baby, you can bring out those perfectly Instagram-able giant flamingo floats and throw a fun summer barbecue with an overtone of tropical vibes. The photos will be fabulous, the food can be creative and delicious, and it can make for a great time for your teen and his or her friends.

 

In 2020, although the hype of Escape Rooms has sort of died down that doesn’t mean that an Escape Room party won’t be a total hit with your teen. You give your child something to enjoy for at least a couple of hours, and the air of mystery can come all the way home with you as you set up riddles and puzzles at your own home, to keep your guests entertained for the whole evening. You can also have fun with food at this kind of a party, where everything is not as it seems. You could make some potted plant cakes, or maybe some guacamole on tortilla chip ice cream cones. You really have a license to get creative here!

 

You could also go down the TV show inspired route. Check in with your teen, see what he or she is watching and particularly enjoying. There could be something in it. We have had a monumental year in television, with TV shows like Game of Thrones coming to an end, and shows like Riverdale, Euphoria and even the rival of old classics like Veronica Mars and Sabrina The Teenage Witch. These shows are a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration that are sure to help you plan that perfect party. Each show lends itself quite well to a party theme, or costume party that can become a memorable one.

 

The most important thing is to talk to your teen, and make sure there is an open line of communication so his or her ideas are heard, considered, and budgeted for.

 

To find your perfect party supplies, check out partysidekick.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday Party Ideas for Teens

Do you remember those days when your child was obsessed with the same exact thing from ages 3 to 6? Those days when it was so much easier to plan your child an enjoyable birthday party, because you knew exactly what they liked, and their obsessions hardly ever changed from one day to the next. I think parents trying to come up with good ideas for their teens’ birthday parties long for those days. But don’t despair, because as your children get older there are so many new things that they are able to experience and appreciate. So, although planning their birthdays could be more time consuming, and at times agonizing, the parties will probably be a lot more fun to adults and teens alike. Parties can also be more aesthetically pleasing, because the themes are less likely to be big red t-rex with a cowboy hat.

 

You could plan a beautiful garden party, with delicate decorations in different shades of greens and yellows, and your teen and his or her friends can spend a fun evening under twinkling string lights listening to music, eating food, and acting like grown-ups the whole night through. Or if your teen is a summer baby, you can bring out those perfectly Instagram-able giant flamingo floats and throw a fun summer barbecue with an overtone of tropical vibes. The photos will be fabulous, the food can be creative and delicious, and it can make for a great time for your teen and his or her friends.

 

In 2020, although the hype of Escape Rooms has sort of died down that doesn’t mean that an Escape Room party won’t be a total hit with your teen. You give your child something to enjoy for at least a couple of hours, and the air of mystery can come all the way home with you as you set up riddles and puzzles at your own home, to keep your guests entertained for the whole evening. You can also have fun with food at this kind of a party, where everything is not as it seems. You could make some potted plant cakes, or maybe some guacamole on tortilla chip ice cream cones. You really have a license to get creative here!

 

You could also go down the TV show inspired route. Check in with your teen, see what he or she is watching and particularly enjoying. There could be something in it. We have had a monumental year in television, with TV shows like Game of Thrones coming to an end, and shows like Riverdale, Euphoria and even the rival of old classics like Veronica Mars and Sabrina The Teenage Witch. These shows are a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration that are sure to help you plan that perfect party. Each show lends itself quite well to a party theme, or costume party that can become a memorable one.

 

The most important thing is to talk to your teen, and make sure there is an open line of communication so his or her ideas are heard, considered, and budgeted for.

 

To find your perfect party supplies, check out partysidekick.com