good ideas for a birthday party for 13 year old boy

Kristen Blackwelder - posted on 07/19/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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don't have a lot of money, but want to have a fun time, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Eve - posted on 07/21/2013

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Most 13 year olds are into video games. My daughter is really into Super Mario Bros. so we actually had her party at a go-kart racing venue with laser tag, rides & arcades, bought Mario Go-Kart toppers for her cake, had gold coin chocolates, "yoshi eggs" (the kids had fun guessing each jelly bean flavor!), rice krispie treats decorated like the blocks from the game, and other treats following this theme, along with the usual pizza and drinks. If the venue's not in your budget, just have a video game tournament at your house and serve food related to your kid's favorite video game. Here's another idea: set up camping tents in your backyard, have them watch scary movies, comic book themed movies (Amazing Spiderman, The Avengers, Dark Knight), cult classics (The Goonies, Better Off Dead, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), or whatever movies your kid likes. Serve popcorn, burgers, hotdogs, nachos, s'mores, trail mix, and other camp treats. If you have a pool, just have a pool party -- perfect for a summer birthday! You can also have a picnic at the park and have the kids play flag football, baseball, or soccer. Big plus is you don't have a huge mess to clean up at your house. It really depends on what your 13 yr old is interested in...

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Well your boy is going to enter in his teens,and also it is likely that he will have fun with his friends.If you want some wonderful themes then I would suggest you some themes like Army,spider man,cow boy and lots more.Such age group boys would love to have fun and party in a fantasy environment.Here is a link,I think you can get all and everything you are looking for.

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Jenifer - posted on 10/01/2015

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I like Sarah and Cindy comment. Time and Love is one of the best things we can give our kids and I agree I would rather my kids come to me and be honest then to lie. I have been blessed with my boys. There are some good ideas on here. Follow your heart and maybe some of the ideas to go along will help. The parent /child swap is funny. Have done that however it didn't last long lol My son said I would rather be a kid anyday.

Cindy - posted on 09/30/2015

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Time is a scarce commodity. Perhaps coupons that don't cost, but require time spent together. "Get out of chores free", "Automatic yes", "Yell free zone", "Stay up late", "Kid/parent swap day", "Sleepover w 3 friends" are some you could try to name a few. Of course, you'd want to have conditions with some, like "to be redeemed Fri-Saturday only."

Jenifer - posted on 09/29/2015

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My sons birthday is in Nov so no pool party but since he likes the outdoors We did a camping party theme. Had sleep over gave him a 10 person limit . Rented for the day Lager guns with vest ,Put tent in backyard. We had one of those small round fire pits with lid put in car port with chairs around it and set around camp fire made smores and the boys made jokes, talked etc. had Nerf Gun Battle and told friends to bring if they had any . I thought it was cool and the boys really enjoyed it. Of Course we live in the country. They had a blast. Hope this helps. My son loves the outdoors and his friends were like this is the life.

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Sarah - posted on 09/30/2015

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I like Cindy's ideas! My kids get a free "mental health day" which means they get to do nothing but lay around and watch tv, computer and game all day. They can even use it for one day off school, no questions asked. To them this seems like such a valuable commodity, and it is; free time. My kids are very busy with school, sports and chores. I'd rather they come to me and present a "no questions asked coupon" then lie to me about why they want a day off or need a break. There is nothing that replaces your time with your son. sometimes my kids come home from extravagant b-day parties and hardly remember who the guest of honor was...

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