Your teenager’s birthday around the corner and he/she wants to celebrate in style. Does he/she wants to make new friends in a new neighborhood or a new school? Or does your teenager simply want to hang around with his/her friends and have a bash at the same time?An awesome way to party in style is to host a theme party for the teenagers.These parties are becoming increasingly popular and you don’t have to look beyond your local dollar or thrift stores for party decorations and supplies.
Try out these ideas for a theme party; you can even personalize the party to suit your teenager’s tastes.
Party Themes For Teenagers
Do you have a local beach? Then throw a beach party. Start off early in the evening with some fun games like volleyball, soccer and Frisbee. Then go ahead and get wet with all your friends and enjoy the waves. Come back to the inviting sands for a sand castle contest and later turn on some music and party under the moon.
Wild Wet Party
Teenagers love to get wet and a pool party is the best way to indulge in lots of water fun. Just turn on some music, set up the food and drinks and let the party begin.
You can host a water themed party even if you don’t have a pool. Just include lots of water games – a guys vs gals water balloon fight, a game of water balloon dodge ball or a water gun battle. Just have plenty of water pouring in.
Camp And Bonfire Party
A bonfire is a sure hit idea if you have the right place and the right weather for the party. Once the bonfire gets going, kids can take turns telling ghost stories, roasting marshmallows, sharing gossip or doing an Indian dance. Prepare lots of wood well ahead of the party and do keep in mind that an open flame has to be completely extinguished after the merrymaking.
Backyard Music And Dance Party
If your backyard is spacious enough, you can host a music and dance party right there. Any outdoor theme would go – a BBQ bash, Tiki party or carnival style festivity. Remember to keep your neighbors informed as some may object to the loud music and noise that goes with teenagers.
Blast From The Past
Why not hold a blast from the past themed party for the kids? Kids just love to go back in time to the 50s, 60, 70s and 80s eras. Groove to music from those glorious years; rent out a disco ball and bring out the disco music and moves. Re-enact the fun times through costumes – dress up as hippies from the 60s or punk rockers from the 80s, wear poodle skirts and even grease your hair. You can also place cards around the house that say fun things from those glorious years like “right on” and “peace.”
Host a traditional Mexican fiesta themed party. You can serve finger foods like tacos and nachos; play some peppy Mexican music and include lots of fun fiesta games like piñata, ring toss and pass the sombrero.
Induce a bit of mystery to your party by throwing a masquerade ball. And when guests get to make and decorate their own masks, it will be double the fun. You would need to provide minimal lighting to the party area, hold some formal dances and keep the drinks coming. And don’t forget the straws as the guests would find it uncomfortable to drink from under their masks.
The Hollywood Theme
Here’s an idea fit for the stars, especially since teenagers love to act like movie stars and show off their favorite actors’ styles. You can add to the fun by rolling out a red carpet at your front door and getting the kids to pose for the camera. Garner lots of laughs by enacting an Academy award presentation – create funny categories and get the kids to vote. You can also buy some cheap trophies for the winners.
Game Night Theme
Hosting a game night is a great idea to unplug and enjoy a bash, and more so if it is a slumber party. Turn your living room into a game zone – decorate the walls with unused board games, hang some dice and counters from the ceilings. If it is a large group, then set different play stations around the room. Choose different games covering various topics – Cards, Monopoly, Pictionary, Life, Scrabble and Taboo.
Once you pick a party theme, do a brainstorming session for cool decorations, fun games, popular music, yummy food and healthy drinks. And of course, don’t forget to run the party theme with your teenager, because he is the real expert!