Tween Birthday Party Theme Ideas
(Brampton, Ontario, Canada)
I'm really stressed about my party. I want my party to be unique but it has to be inexpensive.
Some things I'd like help with are:
I'm in my pre-teen years so i want some thing that will wow all my friends. I will probably invite 10 to 13 people.
I also want theme ideas.
The party will take place at my house, and I'm a girly girl, but some of my friends aren't. Any ideas please? I need HELP!
Tween Birthday Party Response:
Besides a pirate party or a spa party, which I have referenced several times, some other theme ideas that are fun (depending on what you like) are:
A Superstar Party
Have guests come as their favorite celebrities. Have a lip sync or acting contest (depending on whether you ask your guests to come as singers or actors or either).
Have a red carpet competition and have each guest walk down an entry path while one or more take photos. Decide who looks or acts the most like their favorite star.
You could cut out stars to use as your invitations or even make invitation labels to cover old cds.
A karaoke machine would be fun if you have access to one. Otherwise, lip syncing can be hilarious.
Try a game of pictionary or charades by using favorite movie titles or song titles.
There are alot of fun drama games available online also.
Serve finger foods and decorate with movie star pics, cds, etc.
A Carnival Party
Create and set up several carnival type booths and hand out tickets for each win that your guests can later use to purchase prizes or throw into a draw for some prizes. I've seen the tickets at the dollar store.
Borrow a couple of tricycles and have a tricycle race.
Great snacks for carnival parties are popcorn, hot dogs, ice cream cones.
Get some face painting makeup and paint each other's faces. Have a competition for the best face even.
For a craft you could make masks. Have feathers, glitter, glue, paper face masks, and other craft materials set out for creating the masks. You can find one mask pattern on my mardi gras page.
Carnivals are bright and colorful so decorate with colorful streamers, balloons, paper plates and cups.
An Olympic Party
Decide on 2-4 countries and invite some of your guests to come as one country, others to come as another country, etc.
Print out flags for each of the countries represented. Try and find the anthems for each of the countries you chose online or at the library.
Set up Olympic type competitions or crazy variations. Have medals to award the winners at the end of the competitions. If you can't find them at a good price make them out of bristol board. You can create some fun awards that way.
Try and serve a snack from each country you choose.
Decorate with streamers and flags. Be sure to use the colors in the flags represented by the countries you chose.