Arranging the perfect birthday party can be a huge hassle for parents. When children are young it’s quite easy – they all want to go to a play party or just have friends over for a sleepover. After 14, teenagers usually hate celebrating with their family and prefer to hang out with friends! It’s the in-between stage which can be tricky and the most difficult to organise, when they have just started high school. Will they like what you have planned or will they find it too childish? Birthdays are special so there’s a lot of pressure to get it right – you only turn 13 once.
If you have a young teen’s birthday coming up and you’re stuck for ideas, take a look at these unique party concepts.
After Dark Rush Disco
Pre-teens aren’t too old yet for running around and playing on awesome equipment such as foam pits, assault courses and a trapeze! A party at Rush Birmingham is always fun, but it’s even better when we turn the lights down and the music up. At the After Dark Session the trampoline park turns into a UV disco for ages 10 and over. If you choose the birthday party option then after tiring themselves out, the birthday boy or girl and their friends head to a private room to enjoy party food and cake. The best part for parents? There’s no cleaning up to do!
Another active party idea is the new craze of bubble football. There are locations all over the UK which include an hour of games inside the bubbles. It’s actually great fun whether your child is a football fan or not, and it’s suitable for 7-16 year olds.
If you have a daughter of pre-teen age then they’re probably starting to enjoy painting their nails and experimenting with make-up. Why not opt for a pamper party with a group of friends? You could host this yourself at home with a spa-theme party, or book into a local salon. At home you could set up a pyjama party with a manicure and pedicure station and face masks galore. Plus, all the mums could join in!
Video Game Party
The majority of kids love playing video games, so why not get a group of friends together to take part in a video game party? There are many gaming party experiences to choose from, including a super cool gaming bus or van which arrives at your front door. The children can play multi-player games including one where they have to sing and play instruments in a band. Alternatively they can take it in turns to play the latest video games and see who gets the highest score.
Pre-teens and teenagers are hard work, but they’re bound to like at least one of these party ideas.