Ah, the tween and the teen years. These are some of the most eventful and emotional years of a child’s life and some of the most stressful years for parents! Tweens and teens are notorious for being hard to read, which can make planning parties for them tough.
They’re young enough that they still want an awesome, memorable party, but a lot of traditional party themes come off as “boring” and “kiddish” to them. Tweens and teens are picky, picky, picky, but that doesn’t mean they’re impossible to please! Here are three epic birthday party ideas for tweens and teens that are guaranteed to be a hit.
A Murder Mystery Party
This theme brings the classic board game Clue to life! Assign each person at the party a role or character, and then hide clues and red herrings around the house for them to find and contemplate. Encourage your guests to dress up to match their role for even more realism and fun!
This theme is ideal for tweens and teens who are obsessed with mystery novels and shows like Sherlock, enjoy solving puzzles, or aspire to be a detective.
It takes two traditional party themes—the costume party and the scavenger hunt—and makes them more serious and mature. You can also choose from various subthemes—everything from a Wild West theme to a traditional Old Manor theme—which means there’s lots of room for creativity!
An Outdoor Movie Night
This is another epic birthday party idea that tweens and teens are sure to love. Set up a projector, a screen, and some comfortable seating in your backyard. Order some pizza, pop some popcorn, and once everyone is in their seats, roll the film!
Make sure to let your tween or teen pick the movie(s). You wouldn’t want to accidentally choose something they or their friends have already seen or a genre they don’t like. Once the movie is over, you can have a bonfire with marshmallows and s’mores and ask trivia questions about the movie(s) with prizes for correct answers.
A Painting Party
If your tween or teen is an artist or simply an admirer of the arts, they’ve probably heard the name “Bob Ross” before. Bob Ross is a famous painter who is known for his painting tutorials, most of which you can find on YouTube.
His tutorials are easy and fun to follow and can help people, regardless of skill level, create masterpieces. In his own words, “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.”
Head down to your local art store and pick up some canvases, paintbrushes, and quality paints. Then, decorate your home with Bob Ross-themed decor, turn on one of his tutorials, and let your teen or tween and their guests unleash their inner creativity!
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