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25 Fun and Exciting Teen Birthday Party Ideas

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No party is easy to organize, but thinking of teen birthday party ideas can be even worse. The all-time favorite princess and pirate theme parties will not work anymore. If you want to be “cool parents,” you’ll have to come up with unique and fun ideas to make your child the happiest on their special day. 

But don’t panic, I’m here to help! Even if you are already in a rush, I’m sure that you’ll get to pick one great and amazing birthday theme from this list of fun and exciting teen birthday party ideas. 

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Affordable But Fun Teen Birthday Party Ideas

As a parent, I know how much you want to make your child happy, but this doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll have to spend a lot of money. There’s a lot of exciting teen birthday party ideas that are affordable and can be celebrated at home. 

Teens love to have fun with friends and food, and as long as they have you, they will surely appreciate everything you have prepared. But of course, we still don’t want to disappoint them. Hence, I made sure that this list of teen birthday party ideas is not only budget-friendly for you (parents) but exciting and fun for teens as well. 

Whether your teen is a social media butterfly, a sporty and adventurous one, or a bookworm, this list of teen birthday party ideas has something for you. Let’s get the party started!

Trendy and Flashy Teen Birthday Party Ideas

Teens love to post pictures on social media. If you think that your teen or tween will enjoy flexing his/her birthday online, you should be able to pick one from these eye-catching teen birthday party ideas. 

  • Pink, Glittery & Gold Disco Fairy Party – HWTM — If your girl is officially turning a teen, this birthday party theme will be perfect for her. There’s something about the combination of pink and gold that makes a teen look mature and innocent at the same time. You can make this Pink, Glittery & Gold Disco Fairy Party theme more special with some beautiful butterfly decorations, a fairy backdrop, and a stunning tiara for the star of the show. 

Active and Challenging Teen Birthday Party Themes

Some teens like Instagrammable birthday parties, but others prefer to have active birthday parties that allow them to play a lot, be active, and do some exciting games. If your tween or teen is one of them, you’ll be able to pick a birthday party idea in this section. 

Post It – This game only needs post-it notes. The goal of this game is for the players to post or stick as many post-it notes in their faces. 

Cookie Face – This game will only require some cookies. The goal of this game is for the players to get the cookie to their mouths from their foreheads without using their hands. 

Cup Pyramid – This game only needs cups. The goal of this game is to make a pyramid using 28 cups with a base of 7 cups within one minute. 

Suck It Up – In this game, each player needs plastic beads, straws, and 2 bowls. The goal of this game is to transfer as many beads as possible from one bowl to another within one minute.

  • Survive a Fear Factor Party – Parents.com — Kids will surely be screaming in delight and excitement with this kind of birthday party. You can set up challenges that you know will shake up their nerves. Some of these challenges can be:

Guess What’s Inside: Put a random object in a box and try to make your kids guess what it is by putting their hands inside. The more suspicious object to touch, the better. You can try putting in slime, sticky toys, cold spaghetti, mashed banana, and cotton wool balls.

Egg Challenge: This challenge will encourage bravery in children. Just prepare raw and hard boiled eggs in a bowl and challenge the kids to pick one and crack it on their heads.

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Relaxing and Peaceful Teen Birthday Party Ideas

Some teens prefer to relax and just have a peaceful birthday party with few good friends. And who says you can’t do much about it? Here are some quiet, peaceful, but fun teen birthday party ideas you can plan for your child.

  • Outdoor Pizza Party – Outdoor Families Online — Pizza + Teens + Friends = Fun. A pizza party is perfect for all ages. However, to make it more exciting for your youngster and his/her friends, you can make this an outdoor party. If you don’t have an outdoor wood-fired oven, you can order a portable outdoor pizza oven online. But if you don’t have the budget for that, as long as you have enough pizza for everyone, this will be a fun party for the teens.

Highly Recommended Birthday Gift for Teens:

Aside from birthday party ideas, I know you’ve been trying to find awesome birthday gifts too! You might want to consider the following:

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Share your thoughts in the comment section below and let us know what your favorite birthday party themes were growing up! Is there a theme for tweens we missed?! Let us know, we’d love to add it to the list! 

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