13 year old birthday party ideas

Maria - posted on 02/26/2010 ( 360 moms have responded )

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My daughter wants to do 'something different' for her 13th birthday in March. Can't afford to spend a lot but any ideas would be welcome. She'd like to invite 6 or 7 guests but that depends on the cost. Anyone have any 13 year old party ideas?!?!

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Breanna Cassie - posted on 02/05/2013

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You should have a pizza party and play fun games to a good song. or ask what her favorite things are

CIndy - posted on 02/03/2013

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maybe do like a movie night were u rent a movie and they can watch and then do nails and games

Laura - posted on 01/27/2013

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Give Her a Special Gift And a cake and have friends over and have a good time but dont be to cheap on the gift !

Alexandra - posted on 01/27/2013

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well one idea is have a a piant/water ballon fight my daughter did that and she said that it was amazing that she had the time of her life even though it was just with a few friends.

another idea is to have a sleepover with her friends and watch a scary movie because those are alwasy the best with your friends and if not watch a movie like pitch perfect or mean girls and have contest and games and smores and tell stories.

my last idea is to just have a few kids yes boys and girls and watch a movie, go in the pool have pizza.

Sandra - posted on 01/26/2013

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Out of the mouth of babes & most assuredly from an "affluent" home.

Cheap? Look up that word in the dictionary dear & bless you're heart and naivete'

:o)

Morgan Maylie Vance - posted on 01/26/2013

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so i am 12 getting ready 2 turn 13 so this is what i am gn 2 do we were gn 2 have a boy-girl party with as many people as i want. i am also gn 2 have a cheap band that will play our kind of music with cool party games. then when it struck 10;00 everybody would leave i would have 4 GIRLS of my choice, me, my mom, and my 21 year old sister would have a sleepover at my house.then at 12;00 the next morning we would rent a limo to take us to dinner and a movie then after that we would have it take us 2 a hotel. so that is my plan if you have any questions just ask!!!!

Alice - posted on 01/22/2013

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Hello my daughter is going to be 13 this year and she just wants to have a good fun gathering of 30 friends round at the house and we will have a big bouncy castle assault course in the garden and then they can all just be out my way outside!
its a great idea and cheap as well just buy a whole load of pizzas and chuck them in the oven for food. My 17 year old had it one time and they were all 14 so 13 year olds will love feeling young again!

Tahliah - posted on 01/19/2013

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my daughter had an i love neon party we asked everyone to were neon clothes and we had black lights all over the house we got neon paint and painted on everyone and she had a blasts and we justed order pizzza and had rainbow cupcakes..

Sandra - posted on 01/11/2013

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1. No games! There is something to be said for simply having music (use their fave. Radio station) soooo much easier than manning the cd's! Have a few movies to watch and board games out IF they want to play. Make sure to pick up a few current magazines to look through. And a laptop if that is allowed for them to surf. Other than that Teens usually content to eat/talk/watch movies/laugh/hangout or "chill" & eat some more!

2. IF you do anything remotely "like" a game simply make it a door-prize. As in everyone pulls a number out of a jar and whomever has same number written on bottom of their plate wins a prize. Good prize might be a small cosmetic bag w/h a lipgloss/a polish & small scented lotion.

3. For any age teen I suggest a bonfire. If it rains make smores in the microwave.

4. For food. Set.up a taco bar. Or order in pizza.

5. Have a huge bowl of candy avail. Also, Teens love chocolate/candy/etc...

My Daughter is 17 this low key type of thing is so much better. Less pressure on you're Daughter to have a "fabulous party" & so, so MUCH less stressful for YOU!

Enjoy!

Judy - posted on 01/10/2013

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Sharpies, white tablecloth, girls who like to doodle and a keepsake to pack away to always remember your 13th birthday!

Laura - posted on 01/10/2013

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I am doing a glow party. Bought a cheap Black light and the girls have the video Just Dance and r wearing white. Then decorateing cookies that my daughter and i baked and cut out with cookie cutters. purchased really cheap glow rings on line. Its on Amazon.com. Hope this helps :) Laura

Ellen - posted on 01/09/2013

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hi my daughter just had hers at the "skyzone" its a place filled with trampoliens and they play dodgeball foam pits and its tones of fun

Stacy - posted on 01/06/2013

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We are having an 80's prom theme! All the kids have to wear something you would have seen in the 80's. we are having a candy (from the 80's) table and a dj.

Clementine - posted on 01/06/2013

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Hi! This question is so perfect because I turned 13 yesterday and here is what we did!

First, we went to a movie alone at a nice mall with no creepers while my parents walked through the mall and bought stuff. We were alone at the movies but my parents were always there if we needed them.

Then, we went to dinner and has pizza.

Last, we came home and we all spent the night at my house. I had 4 girls come over, that was the limit. Don't take this idea from a mom, considering a real 13 year old would know what a teen wants to do on a birthday. Take it from me! :)

Alana Marie - posted on 01/06/2013

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A murder mystery themed! My daughter loved you can even check out www.nightofmystery.com great website

Megan - posted on 01/05/2013

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Okay just last night my teen son had a bunch of friends over and they had an absolute blast playing Just Dance 4 on the WII I got it on amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0086V5...
Honestly it was soooo funny watching them all trying to make the dance moves. They were cracking up at each other. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.

Anne - posted on 01/02/2013

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My daughter is going to be 13 in a few weeks and can't find in idea for a party. There's going to be about 30 kids girls and boys.

Naomi - posted on 12/30/2012

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How about this A Shopping Mall Party
If you're short on funds and want to have a fun and unique 13th birthday party, have your birthday party at your local shopping mall. The girls invited to your 13th birthday will have a blast at your favorite hangouts, and you can celebrate with a pizza or anything else that sounds good. You can even have a scavenger hunt if each of your friends bring a predetermined amount of money to purchase the items. Make a list of unusual but inexpensive items to purchase, and pair off into teams and have fun seeing who can find all of them before meeting in a central location at a specific time. Whoever finds the most items within the allotted amount of time wins a prize.

Terri - posted on 12/29/2012

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Hayy I'm little girl lili is having a vip. Themed party for her 13TH. In a local hall we are getting a cheap red carpet for her and friends and some pink fake punch this was all designed in her little mind found out what your child likes and transform that into a idea hope I helped

Terri - posted on 12/29/2012

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Hayy I'm little girl lili is having a vip. Themed party for her 13TH. In a local hall we are getting a cheap red carpet for her and friends and some pink fake punch this was all designed in her little mind found out what your child likes and transform that into a idea hope I helped

Tauyna - posted on 12/27/2012

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I got on here for the same reason. My daughter 13th birthday is also in March. I am done with the parties, so wanted to do something different. We will be going zipling over zoo animals, I know it will be cold but so worth it. She is my dare devil. A friend also gave me the idea of 13 gifts and give her one every hour, they can be inexpensive but make the last one memorable. Good luck.

Chris - posted on 12/19/2012

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For our teens, we have games available like video games, volleyball, ping pong, air hockey, music, nothing too structured, lots of food. Try to stay in the background. They know your supervising but you're not talking to their friends a lot. We had 3 parties last year, invited at least 20 from each class and it ended up costing around a $100 total. The favorite for guys and girls was to find our old dress up clothes and take pictures. The guys would put on our old dresses and look so silly. A lifetime of memories for a small price. You don't have to go anywhere to have fun. Even if you think your home is too small, they still have a lot more freedom than if the party was held some place else.

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I thought so too.Sarah and I had a blast.We sent her dad fishing for the weekend.She invited 3 friends and their Mom's on her invatations she made a list of maybe 30 movies she liked and asked her friends not to bring present but to look and see if they had a movie or 2 in their collection at home and if so to bring it or them.We made homemade pizza and just painted our toes and just played aroud and watched movies.We just had such fun.The girls were so comical.So would love to do it all again.Best girls night ever!!!!!

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Mother daughter sleep overs are a blast! I let mine know she is old enough for girls night.And that is all she wrote. Good luck and have fun

Daniela - posted on 12/18/2012

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You can also have a laser tag party ,if the girls like a bit of adventure,my niece love it last year ,and she was 13

Dawn - posted on 12/18/2012

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I know a slumber party may sound like its been done before but all it takes is just to do a few things a little differently! Like eg a photo both for hire so the girls could take some awesome photos throughout the party! U could also hire or buy a massive tent for all the girls to share and sleep in and have a camp out or set up in the lounge. Creating the atmosphere is everything and is what makes things different and memorable. Make up stands to have a mini make over with good old karaoke with dance offs!
I actually did all of these on my 14th - 16th birthday! It was awesome fun and it was and still is so memorable!
Hope these ideas help out :) and happy birthday! Xx

Marian - posted on 12/18/2012

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Buy crafts . Make them busy for one hour . One hour eating and last hour opening presents .

before xmas use ur coupons from Micheal many times during the week

Bethany - posted on 12/11/2012

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maybe a spa party with some nail polish and makeup, and it wouldn't cost alot of money maybe the friends could bring some of there own nailpolish and makeup.

Aqsa - posted on 12/11/2012

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invite all her friends and decorate home very nicely and get a chocolate birthday cake written BIRTHDAY GIRL and give her warm wishes

Liz - posted on 12/10/2012

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Hi.. My daughter just turned 13 a couple of months ago... We had a garden rave,

•Dress up in bright colours, neon,

•Have loud music, techno preferibly for a rave,

•have lights,

•Food



If not a garden type.. Then book a hall, that was our other option but as the weather was nice....

Book a hall...

Hire a DJ

.... After that we had a sleepover... The girls got to do what they wanted... Me and my husband went out for the night to leave them... They all had mobile phones.....

The cost for the whole thing?... £150 but my daughter had saved up money & got some for her birthday so she told me she was paying, i said no, so we halfed in.... Its a great night for them boys & girls... A girls only sleepover though..... My daughter said she loved it & it was the best party ever,

Hope i helped x

Lindsey - posted on 12/09/2012

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Here is a really good idea...So take clear nail polish and a glowstick. Overa sink, you can break the glow stick and place all the liquid in the clear nail polish. Then apply the nail polish! It will look great!

Megan - posted on 12/06/2012

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A game I have played with large groups is "Indoor Snowball Battle" Divide group into two teams. Use masking tape to divide the room - Use two lines of masking tape separated by about 3-4 feet (so the kids cant smack someone on the other team when throwing) Team one behind the first line, team two behind second line...space in the middle is neutral. Give each team lots of newspaper, or tissue paper. Give each team three minutes to make the paper into "snowballs". Then countdown to start the snowball battle. Kids just whip the paper balls at the other side. When time is up everyone has to freeze. Then count the paper balls on each side the team with the fewest balls on their side wins. Have them throw balls into garbage can when counting.



Also this game is super fun http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043IE... for a group.

Savannah - posted on 11/27/2012

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My daughter loves to just be with h er friends but if your daughter would like ''something different'' here are a few ideas survivor style ( food eating contests and agility contests).

hawaian dance competion hula style.

and my favorate Karaoke night duets singles ect...

Addison_Day - posted on 11/25/2012

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Ok well after reading your post for about a hour i figurued out what I was going to do... Go out and buy a bunch of glow sticks from the dollar store and make jewlery out of them. Let them play hide-n-go-seek for a little while then bring them inside and make pizzas or bugers and let them eat.( if easier order pizzas). You can decorate a basket and fill it with chips and other small things. Make a dessert table with cupcakes, cake, choclate fountain,.etc. Play on the wii for a little while and then eat cake and open presents. Afterwards start a movie and pop popcorn... Hope I helped you some!!!!!

Rida - posted on 11/25/2012

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I'm letting my daughter have a chocolate themed party with a few friends lot of chocolate things chicken wings burgers playing the dressing game where everyone bring clothes anyone's clothes into a dark room and get changed into a full outfit with out knowing what they are wearing! my daughter chose this so it might appeal to your kids too!x

Hjksdfhjsdfk - posted on 11/24/2012

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no nothing soz oh i have something you could go to a restrant or something

San Juanita - posted on 11/17/2012

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neon colors are back! Have your guest dress in neon colors. Dollar tree has glow sticks . Make headbands tying a neckace glow stick to it. Serve finger foods and mini cupcakes,mini sodas. Have a poster board ready "happy birthday" for friends to sign. play wii or have favorite movies to watch. Have a fun neon Party!

Rihja - posted on 11/16/2012

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ugh why don't u let her have a couple girls and guys to come over let her live a little

Viola - posted on 07/13/2011

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having a slumber spa party is a great 13th birthday idea. go to walmart to stock up on supplies by having a couple diffrent stations you don't have to buy too much of one thing foot soaks, face mask, nail painting, and makeovers can all be fun and you can do them inexpensively if you shop around.

Stephanie - posted on 06/22/2011

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well you could do something like go get mani/pedis for your daughters 13th birthday party....it might cost a lot but your daughter is doing something "different". I'm actually am turning 13 this year and i want it to be a boy/girl party. if it were a boy/girl party have a dance party or even have like a mini carnavil in the front of the house. They could play a bunch of games and win prizes! If it were me, i would have a lot of fun! i hope this helped and happy bday to your daughter!

Cristy - posted on 03/09/2010

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A good 13 year old birthday party idea is have a movie night/ sleep over...have everyone bring there favorite movie and get some pop corn and goodies from the doller tree.

Patricia (Patty) - posted on 03/08/2010

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For my daughters 13th birthday party she wants a sleepover but invite boys to the party ok but boys have to leave so i will have a cookout they can dance plus we have a wii which we have the guitar hero so that should be fun or have a skating party i did one year they had fun if budget will allow

LaTondra - posted on 03/08/2010

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For my daughter's 13th birthday party, I took my daughter and 10 friends to a go cart park. The girls had a blast and afterwards, we went to McDonald's to eat. Everyone thought my daughter had the coolest birthday and they also thought I was cool too!



Another one of my 13 year old birthday party ideas is to decorate the basement in an island theme and host a "Survivor Party", have the girls participate in team activities and make leis, grass skirts, sea shell necklaces,etc. and have a inside lula. Make hula girl invitations or lei invites. Cute, simple and fun.



Host an "American Idol Party". Use karoke style music and be the judge, while keeping an eye on the group. Award different prizes, so everyone will be a winner.

Pamela - posted on 03/07/2010

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For my daughters 13th birthday party, we had a "Hollywood Awards" Party. Most items were bought from the dollar store. You need: a box of foil, silver, gold and black streamers, 2 red table cloths, gold paper stars, a couple of votive candles, and 2 flashlights. For the gilrs, a boa and plastic sunglasses, and maybe some mardi gras beads. You have everyone bring their "dress up clothes". Lay one red red carpet (table cloth) that leads to the front door. and write the name of each guest on a separate star. Tape the stars to the red carpet. Pick a stage area, preferably a door way, and hang LOTSA streamers, of all colors, in the doorway. Lay the other red carpet (red table cloth) leading away from the door way walking toward the crowd. Also have stars on this red carpet with their names. Use the votives to go down the sides of the red carpet. Have each girl "dress up" and decide which kind of award, they want to receive. Fix the flashlights so they stay on an cross in front of the doorway. Have each girl take a turn posing in the doorway accepting their award, and walk down the runway. The foil is to cover the tops of the counters to gove the illusion of grand luxury, and to cover a statue or toy that will be the award everyone will use. We borrowed a choc. fountain, and had lots of different foods for them to use in the fountain. We had a punch bowl, with plastic champagne glasses for drinks. Each girl brought a movie, and after the awwards were over they had a movie night with popcorn! It was a party she will never forget!

Sandra - posted on 03/05/2010

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Sleepover's are great, because they can do makeovers, watch movies and eat snacks. Unless, of course she has already done this. Another 13 year old birthday party idea is to have a dance party, where they dress up, and dance. I remember when I was 13, we loved to do makeovers. My mom was a Mary Kay Sales person for a bit, so it was easy enough. But, you could go to CVS, and get some of the single packaged mud masks, and some funky nail polish and they have fairly cheap makeup aswell. Good luck!

Susie - posted on 03/02/2010

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depends if its a girl/boy party... some good 13 year old birthday party ideas are ; bowling, mini golf are all good but an all girl party the most inexpensive thing is a sleepover with a puzzle treasure hunt game i.e., group kids 1st having 1 team captain even, then give each a sheet of paper with a puzzle like suduko, a riddle, trivia and have the answers spell out the location of their next hint....leave as many hints as your imagination carries you and then the final hint will be to decipher one clue from each puzzle they solved to find the last location with the grand prize! It's quite fun and usually if the grand prize and all the mini games/activities leading up to it are age appropriate they'll be busy all night long!

Kristina - posted on 03/02/2010

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I did a 3 hour scavenger hunt around our city for my daughter's 12th Birthday 2 years ago. She had 9 friends spend the night and we had 3 cars to drive the girls around town in. So there were 3 girls in each car(with an adult driver of course) with a digital camera and a list of 300 items that they needed to get throughout the city. Some where hard and a few were easy. At the end of the 3 hours everyone met up at the house. We all went through what we found. Let me tell you that was the most fun that they all have had and talked about that for weeks after. This is a very inexpensive idea and a lot of fun with teenagers. I still have the list on my computer if you would like me to email you for ideas. Good Luck finding 13 year old birthday party ideas. My daughter turns 14 on the 21st and she asked to do another scavenger hunt!!!

Eileen - posted on 03/01/2010

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Have the kids over to make their own Pizzas and Sundaes, you can buy either pre-made pizza crusts or you can buy the dough in the grocery (usually in the refrigerated aisle). Set up stations with different toppings and let them get to it. Bake them while the kids play video games or old fashioned truth or dare. Shouldn't cost much. If you are having just girls I have a great 13 year old birthday party idea... When I was 13 I was obsessed with makeup, you can get together a bunch of makeup and hair accessories and products and let them have a makeover party, ask each guest to bring an article or 2 of clothing or accessory she doesn't wear anymore to swap with her girlfriends. You can have a runway show after wards and take pictures of the girls.

Shanell - posted on 02/28/2010

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My daughter got a 13 year old birthday party idea from a a party she recently went to where she was told to wear clothes that could get dirty. They had an absolute blast playing crazy games. There was a silly string fight (they sometimes have cans at the dollar store) and made mashed potato sculptures. You can also get some really cheezy girt/prizes and do a yankee gift exchange for them.

For food, maybe make a pizza bar. Give each girl a small individual crust and have an array of toppings, then bake them up. Better yet, give them balls of dough and have them roll or toss them themselves! If they want, they can even turn theirs into calzones.

Take lots of digital pictures and while the girls are chilling out with cake, print up some good ones and give them out to the guests as they leave.

Shelley - posted on 02/28/2010

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do a scavenger hunt for her 13th birthday party!! so much fun and can just use house hold items and get the neighbors in on it- TONS OF FUN...use hershey kisses and minature pb cups for prizes- and do 1/2 face make overs- one extreme makeup and other natural..

Tracy - posted on 02/28/2010

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My son wanted his 13th birthday party to be a boy/girl party. I rented a nearby neighborhood activity center which had pool tables, ping-pong tables, shuffleboard, etc. We bought an inexpensive volleyball net and set it up outside. We made water balloons that they had to pass back and forth over the net using bed sheets. Everyone on each team held a part of the sheet, so they had to work together to catch the balloon without breaking it and pass it over again. OMG! That was the funnest game! We had cake and pizza, but hotdogs are really inexpensive, and you could make your own cupcakes. Instead of a goodie bag we bought big candy bars for them to take home. We didn't really use much in the way of decorations, and I used my son's MP3 player for "cool" background music.

April - posted on 02/28/2010

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I have a great 13 year old birthday party idea as my son is going to be 13 on march 5 and he wanted to do a family thing with the bon fire and roasting marshmellows and weinees and cook out on the grill then family members and friends are bringing what they want to. i just hope the weather will be nice enough since they are calling for snow here tuesday.

Patricia - posted on 02/28/2010

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Do you have a Wii? If so, you could hold your own bowling tournament with the girls...find some inexpensive prizes for each team...Losers/Winners..you could also have them make their own individual pizzas and for dessert, they can make their own sundaes. I always went with a theme party...and followed suit in everything from prizes to gift bags..I guess it depends on what your daughter and her friends are into that makes the planning easy for you...and trust that you can find a great 13 year old birthday party idea that costs little.

Sharice - posted on 02/28/2010

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My daughter turns 13 in April and we are having the same dilema finding 13 year old birthday party ideas....I have decided, since she wants a boy/girl class party, to hang up a bunch of icicle lights outside, we have a huge yard, I also have a box of battery powered Chinese paper lanterns in various colors, set a couple of tables for chips/dip candy....grill hot dogs and burgers....and have cake and ice cream...and set up the stereo on the front porch and let them enjoy!!! I hope she will like it..

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