What activites are good for 12 yr old boy/girl birthday party? (outside)

Tracie - posted on 04/09/2010 ( 35 moms have responded )

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Having my sons birthday party. He is having friends both boys and girls. Need some activities that are good for both sexes they are 12.

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Rosie - posted on 03/13/2013

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My sweet darling little baby child/preteen is turning twelve, and i dont know what to do for it because everything is apparently lame now'a days

Jennifer - posted on 09/16/2013

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need help!!! my daughter is turning 11 and is having a party at home. she wants a bounce house but im not sure what else to do with the kids. there will be a lot of kids different ages and both boys and girls.I want everyone to have fun. my daughter is a tom boy and also a princess, if that makes sense... Please help!!!

Teresa - posted on 03/08/2013

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Surprise with water balloons. Scavenger hunt.. It is always fun. Hit boxes for everyone there and count the boxes before you hide them (just like Easter egg hunting).... Hope this helps.

Elizabeth - posted on 09/15/2013

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i would order water guns and play water war then they can swim for a bit get changed and go gocart raceing

Holly Lovick - posted on 06/12/2013

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maybe Oreo game stick Oreo on their head with Oreo icing and have to try to get it off without hands. donut game thread string between 2 trees then get into 2s and have to try and get it off without hands. lip balm make lip balm find on YouTube. name the tune.

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Kayla - posted on 07/01/2014

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take some toys and hide them (if ur at home) and make groups and make them fid those things.give them a list.
or u could have a dance/singing competition
but kids these days just like to listen / dance to cool music

Simmy - posted on 06/11/2014

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i would have them invite only girls and instead of musical chairs you use bottles of nail polish and pass it around when the music starts they pass around the bottles and when it stops they paint there toenail and the last person that does not have a bottle is out and you take one bottle away

Clara - posted on 03/17/2014

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I have a few ideas read below



put fun truths and dares in a cup/container you can grab a bottle and spin it arrowed to see who go's first and next.

another activity is to make a haunted house.
you can use your basement and get your Halloween stuff and decorate it. I know that was one of my most favorite things

the next idea is to put your hand in a boal and pretend its stuff like brains a arm etc. then they have to guess what food it is.

thanks that's all I have for now

Tonya - posted on 02/28/2014

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Thanks for all the help. I've got lots of ideals from a lot of post. My son will be 10 & his party is for both sex. And we have to do his party inside due to our weather here in Illinois. So I'm going to do the Oreo game, minute to win it, and a cotton ball game I made up along time ago. You fill a salad bowl up with cotton balls blind fold the child give that child a bid cooking spoon & watch them try to get the cotton balls into an empty large bowl, when my twin girls were 7 they played it at their party & all of the kids had a blast, they all laughed so hard when they actually seen how many cotton balls they didn't have in the bowl that they were trying to get them in. Thanks again for all your post. I hope the cotton ball game helps someone else out. Tonya mom of four

DARLENE - posted on 06/18/2013

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I was thinking of having a xbox party for both boys making and xbox cake and we also have a pool for the kids to get in. That's all the kids care about these days.

Rosie - posted on 03/13/2013

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oh tracie youve got yourself a hard thing that is going on.

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Kira - posted on 01/17/2013

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ok well some good games are a balloon game
like there in a circle and theres a target in the middle and u have to blow up balloon and hold on to it count to 3 and say go and let go of the balloon and the one whos balloon is the closest to the target wins a prize

Kira - posted on 01/17/2013

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ok well some good games are a balloon game
like there in a circle and theres a target in the middle and u have to blow up balloon and hold on to it count to 3 and say go and let go of the balloon and the one whos balloon is the closest to the target wins a prize

Georgia - posted on 10/20/2012

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play party round the corner get every thing out of ur garage set up a dico the u could let them go to the beach on their own let them do wat they want then let them go to the closest skewl after that u could hav a sleep over party

Adiari - posted on 10/12/2012

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a movie theater party is very fun and good if you have both girls and boys coming to your party good luck!

Noelie - posted on 09/21/2012

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Food fight! it depends on the weather, but it is awesome for both sexes. you can use mashed potatoes, and whipped cream, and my sister's friend did it. they has a blast, and there are still many memories!!!

Mother - posted on 03/27/2012

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I haven't read the replies so if I'm doubling up.....my apologies. We took my daughter and her friends bowling. Even us adults had a great time. The Alley let us bring in our own food and cake and a good time was had by all. We're thinking about doing it as a family fun night.

User - posted on 03/27/2012

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My daughter is turning 12 she is more tom boyish than a girly girl ,not sure what to do for her Birthday party??? I mentioned almost everything from,arcade,jump zones,movies,paint party ,theres no outdoor places open yet,she did bowling before. We thought about a house party but have to think of fun things to do here so they aren't bored. I had one before for her with a pinata which they liked,we have a jacuzzi and a trampoline so that helped but they still get crazy and bored after awhile.Any suggestions???

Terri - posted on 04/13/2010

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bonfire, cook out, minor fireworks done by a parent (sparklers for the kids maybe), night games, make your own pizzas and sundaes.

Shelley - posted on 04/13/2010

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Have you seen that new show minute to win it ? there are some great little relay type things they do that you could modifiy and have alot of fun with.

Kelly - posted on 04/11/2010

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You could have a spot dance, have a bon fire with hot dogs etc, have a scavenger hunt. hope that helps

Lori - posted on 04/11/2010

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Roller Skating, Bowling, Pool Party (if the weather is warm enough where you live) Scavenger Hunt, Video Game Tournament Party (these are always a big hit) Movie Theatre party

Tanya - posted on 04/11/2010

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Depending on purse strings, here are some ideas: Cinemas, Ice Skating, Theme park all as a group.

If money is an issue then perhaps you could organise for all to attend the local farm and feed the animals with a game of spotlight in the dark afterwards or get them all to play outdoor sports with a twist

Tanya - posted on 04/11/2010

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My kids friends have been having skating parties and loving them. If you've got a skating rink near you that could be fun and you don't have to set up ot clean up (best part). :)

Ramona - posted on 04/10/2010

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Scavenger hunt, water balloon toss, obstacle course, skits or a talent show (themed and provide props Hawaii, detective,etc..), murder mystery party

Joanne - posted on 04/10/2010

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if there is many parents there u can play games football rounders etc parents against kids with prises at the end x

Lisa - posted on 04/10/2010

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my kids always like ultimate frizbee or dodge ball. It's hard to
come up with ideas as they get older!

Tracie - posted on 04/10/2010

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thye are good ideas thanks. I just might but up the badmitton net and also do Bocce ball. Thought about doing a tye die shirt area as well not sure on that one. And maybe a scavenger hunt of some kind.

Leanne - posted on 04/09/2010

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music and freeze dance, throw in some glow sticks and a black light. the kids love it.
try a fear factor game. set up an obstacle course, throw a tasty crazy mix in the blender and give it a creepy name. or try a survivor party.

Amanda - posted on 04/09/2010

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That age is so hard for things like this. They are to old pin the tail on the donkey lol, but to young for other things. Ok have a little dance party. Kids love music. Find out what type his friends listen too. You can burn cd's off of websites like limewire. Just take your cds outside with the cd player. Since you'll be outside, have a cookout. Don't just have icecream and cake, but grill up some hot dogs and hamburgers. Kids that age don't really need party games because they are more interested in just socializing with each other. But if I remember right I think on my 12th birthday we had a scavanger hunt. My mom wrote up a list and we broke up into boy girl teams. I lived in a small neighborhood so we were able to knock on neighbor's doors and ask for items on the list. I'm sure there was a prize involved but I don't remember what it was that was way to many years ago. If your yard is big enough you can have a ball game and break up into teams, boys vs girls. Or just a game of frisbee. Just about any outdoor activity I'm sure they will enjoy as long as its not too chidish. But I think just music and a cookout alone will make your son happy.

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