Top Tips for the Ultimate Birthday Party For Your Tweens
When you have children that are not quite at the stage where they want to pass the parcel but are not yet a teen, you may find that they want a little more grown-up affair when it comes to celebrating their birthdays.
This is one thing you could organize yourself quite easily, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. I thought I would share with you some of the ideas to make that birthday party extra special.
One of the first things you need to do is figure out what theme or style your child is interested in. If they're into sports, you could have a themed party centered around their favorite sport. Or if they're into fashion, you could have a stylist come and do mini makeovers for the guests.
Once you've decided on a theme, it's time to start planning the details. You'll need to decide on a date, time, and location for the party. You'll also need to decide how many guests to invite and what kind of food to serve.
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Find the right venue
One of the first things to think about would be to find the ideal venue for the party. Depending on the type of house you have, you may find that your child might not want a party at home, so a hall or hiring a room somewhere could be more appropriate and give the party that feeling of being grown up.
This way you can have full reign on the decorations and match the room and location to the theme of the party, ensure there is enough space for everyone and chairs, etc.
Make it feel like a grown-up affair
Depending on the type of party you want to throw, it might be that you want to have the theme of it being a little more grown-up than the usual party at home. There are many ways you can make this party feel different.
For example, you could have tables and place settings to make it feel like a real event, napkins, and centerpieces for added glam.
Or maybe your child wants it to be more of a hangout style where it is more laid back and less formal.
Add a different type of entertainment
Maybe birthday parties in the past included songs with actions to copy and a bit of a pass the parcel, but you might begin to realize that your tween, who isn’t quite the teenager not wanting to spend time with you just yet, is a little past all that and is desperate to feel grown-up.
So perhaps some entertainment in the form of a band, karaoke, or a singer could really make the difference. Even a DJ playing their favorite songs could go down well.
This might even encourage them to dance about and have some fun instead of the usual standing around and not doing any socializing.
Party Games to Play at a Tween Party
If you're looking for some fun Birthday party games for pre-teens to play. Here are a few crowd favorites:
The classic game of Twister is always a hit, and it's sure to get everyone laughing and joining in.
Printable party games like Who knows the birthday tween best, Whats on your phone, Dice game, Photo Selfie game or even a tricky Treasure hunt are always great ice breakers to get the tweens party started.
For a musical twist on the classic game of Simon Says, try Musical Chairs, but instead of sitting down when the music stops, players must find a seat in the circle of chairs. After each round, one chair is removed until there is only one chair left and one winner.
Another musical game that's sure to be a hit is Lip Sync Battle. Divide the group into teams and have each team lip sync to a popular song. The team with the best performance wins!
Want to get everyone moving? Try a round of Hula Hoop Races. Divide the group into two teams and see who can keep their hula hoop going the longest. The team with the most laps wins!
And last but not least, no party is complete without a dance party! Put on some upbeat music and let everyone loose on the dance floor. To make things more fun, you can even create a dance-off between two teams. The team that dances the best wins! Hope your guest love these fun party games for tweens
Think of the food you will serve
Finally, think outside of the box when it comes to the food and drinks you serve. Instead of sandwiches and sausage rolls, get a street food truck that serves slices of pizza.
Create a mocktail and allow the guests to feel glam and grown-up. It doesn’t have to be boring and it doesn’t have to be expensive, sometimes just trying out new ideas could help you get what you want.
Even a sit-down meal could be an option if your child wants a grown-up feeling to the party.
I hope that this has given you some inspiration for the next time you have to throw a birthday party for your tween.
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