my daughter is going to be 13 soon any ideas on some real neat 13 partys she wants to rent a limo. which is fine but where to go once we get it??

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Lori - posted on 02/05/2009

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Now what would be fun is to set up an extravagant treasure hunt for the girls useing the limo... and when you go around to all the fun things you have set up for them to find in town while riding around in the limo then you can have dinner... that is really cheap while the girls have a blast

Vuong - posted on 02/05/2013

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If she loves one direction then get her a one direction watch or toothbrush or a poster my 13 year old daughter loves one direction

Barbara - posted on 10/23/2012

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I quess I am old school and cannot believe that parents would rent a limo for a 13 year old!!! What do you do next when she turns 16 will she have a space capsule to take her to the moon?

Isobel - posted on 04/09/2012

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well...she's 16 now so I imagine she'll be having something different this year lol

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Casey - posted on 04/09/2012

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can you send me that scavenger hunt list? sounds like a great idea.. my email is



baxterlake51@aol.com







thanks!

Susan - posted on 02/05/2009

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Try a come as you are party! You have to arrange in advance with the parents of the kids...but you let on that the party is in the afternoon or evening and drive around early in the am and pick up the kids. They have to "come as they are." They are allowed to brush their teeth, put on socks, shoes and a coat. What we did was brunch back at our house. Would be fun to pick up the kids in the limo. We also videotaped it and played it back. Instead of a cake, we did cinnamon rolls. Have a blast!!!

User - posted on 02/05/2009

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How about indoor ice skating in July?  Do everything that you would do in the winter.  Hot chocolate,



How about renting out a movie theater.



Just a few ideas, not sure if this is what you want. hope it helps.



  

Lori - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:



thanks everyone for the ideas..... and yes keep the old fashion opions to your self this is not a debate,if you have no ideas why even comment?????






so tell us what you are thinking, then we can help you build on it... I need input

Jennifer - posted on 02/05/2009

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thanks everyone for the ideas..... and yes keep the old fashion opions to your self this is not a debate,if you have no ideas why even comment?????

Sallyann - posted on 02/05/2009

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pink limo? rent a hall[small one ]  disco,make over,everything pink and fluffy  hire a nail artist ,pamper party and end with slumber party ,pizza dvd ect   just an idea xx

Karen - posted on 02/05/2009

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i would say bowling then mcdonalds, the buzz will come from the limo ride ,every 13 year old seems to want this

Lori - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Melissa:

That sounds really fun could you tell me more



Who you askin hun?

Kristen - posted on 02/05/2009

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For sure if you spring for a Limo have them cruise around town.  Let the girls holla out the windows and play the music loud.  Believe me this will be a highlight!!!!  Every gal wants to hang out of the sunroof of a limo and whistle and cute boys!  TRUST ME ON THIS ONE!

Lindsey - posted on 02/05/2009

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i got a limo for my daughters birthday and it took them to a spar near me that does party booking for kids they get food drinks fountain usage of spar and nails done then brought them back home for sleepover you can go wrong with a pj party kids love it

User - posted on 02/05/2009

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just because she wants a limo doesn't mean it has to be a "glam" day - what about things like laser tag, indoor rock climbing, etc?

Tiffany - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Gayle:



Quoting Jennifer:




Quoting Tiffany:





 Depending on what your daughter is into...but what about a limo ride to take her & her friends to get pampered with manicures & pedicures or facials while all dressed up & then out to eat at a nice restaurant?










When I was her age my best friends parents rented a few of us a limo after our 8th grade "graduation". Our group went to play laser tag & then out to eat at a nice Japanese steakhouse where they cook on your table. We had a blast & at 26 when our group gets together we still talk about the fun we had.










I'd think about what they have to offer in your area & build on that...whatever happens I'm sure she'll have fun & the memories will last a lifetime.













that sounds right up her allie,but how could i do that without killing my checkbook? would it be ok to ask her friends to bring money for dinner or should i try to cover it all? what do you think?










YOU have got to be crazy!  Manicures and pedicures at 13?   And then eating out at a nice restaurant too.  If you keep up the idea with the limo you are going to have to show those little girls a very nice time.  So yes, kids will kill your wallet.  I raised 2 kids who are grown up and college educated.  If you start doing showy things for her now, she will only expect more and better next year and the next year etc.






The limo sounds nice, but if you aren't made of money then think of something practical.  She is only 13 and there are going to be so many other more important occasions in her life.  We were not made of money, but even if you are, don't you want to show her the importance of her and her friends just having a good time together?  Believe things get so expensive later, prom gowns, cars, insurance, college tuition, money for this and that etc.  There are so many ways to tell her you love her without spoiling her.  She will expect more in the years to come.  But then again maybe you are made of money.





Is it really necessary for you to rain on her parade? Things are alot different from when you raised your children and just because they do something this "extreme" to you for their daughter does not mean that her daughter will expect such extravagance down the road. It's not spoiling her to show her a great time on her 13th birthday, they are just trying to celebrate the milestone. My parents weren't "well off" but did things of this nature for me at special times in my life & I realized just how very special it was and did not go around demanding they do bigger & better the next go round or anything of the like. I think you are being very rude in the way you are stating your opinions here. My parents "spoiled" me a bit growing up but also taught me morals & the value of a dollar. I helped pay for my own car and made every insurance payment and also put myself through college, never once thinking anything should be handed to me. But enough of that, she did not ask any of us to get into a debate on whether or not a limo or anything else is appropriate for her daughter's birthday. She simply wanted suggestions on how to make it memorable. Please keep that in mind.

Lori - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Gayle:



Quoting Jennifer:




Quoting Tiffany:





 Depending on what your daughter is into...but what about a limo ride to take her & her friends to get pampered with manicures & pedicures or facials while all dressed up & then out to eat at a nice restaurant?










When I was her age my best friends parents rented a few of us a limo after our 8th grade "graduation". Our group went to play laser tag & then out to eat at a nice Japanese steakhouse where they cook on your table. We had a blast & at 26 when our group gets together we still talk about the fun we had.










I'd think about what they have to offer in your area & build on that...whatever happens I'm sure she'll have fun & the memories will last a lifetime.













that sounds right up her allie,but how could i do that without killing my checkbook? would it be ok to ask her friends to bring money for dinner or should i try to cover it all? what do you think?










YOU have got to be crazy!  Manicures and pedicures at 13?   And then eating out at a nice restaurant too.  If you keep up the idea with the limo you are going to have to show those little girls a very nice time.  So yes, kids will kill your wallet.  I raised 2 kids who are grown up and college educated.  If you start doing showy things for her now, she will only expect more and better next year and the next year etc.






The limo sounds nice, but if you aren't made of money then think of something practical.  She is only 13 and there are going to be so many other more important occasions in her life.  We were not made of money, but even if you are, don't you want to show her the importance of her and her friends just having a good time together?  Believe things get so expensive later, prom gowns, cars, insurance, college tuition, money for this and that etc.  There are so many ways to tell her you love her without spoiling her.  She will expect more in the years to come.  But then again maybe you are made of money.





I think girls at any age should have manicures and peticures and all that... maybe not make up but I think a mother has the right to show her daughter what to expect outta life mom can also show her how to be frugal but come on this is a birthday one day of the year and I think it is nice of mom and daughter to include friends in all the fluff it is shareing... she is not sitting in front of them showi8ng off but shareing with them... and if you do it at the college or school it will not be expencive specially going dutch

Tiffany - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Gayle:



Quoting Tiffany:




I had to come back by with another thought. You could also check with your local mall/department store. Some of them do mini-makeovers for free at the make up counter. Where they have one of their ladies apply makeup for you.










A lttle young to be using make up, aren't they?  Nothing looks worse than to see little girls with lots of eye make up on!







Beauty should be natural at their age!






You are entitled to your own opinion but I do not agree. These girls may be wearing makeup already & if not it was suggested as part of the fun for her birthday which I see nothing wrong with. Times have certainly changed & I believe it is up to each child's parents to make decisions as to what rules & boundaries they set for their own children, not to base it on what one person's opinion is of what the right age is as far as makeup or anything else goes. And there alot of things that look worse than a little girl with lots of eye makeup.

Gayle - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:



Quoting Tiffany:




 Depending on what your daughter is into...but what about a limo ride to take her & her friends to get pampered with manicures & pedicures or facials while all dressed up & then out to eat at a nice restaurant?








When I was her age my best friends parents rented a few of us a limo after our 8th grade "graduation". Our group went to play laser tag & then out to eat at a nice Japanese steakhouse where they cook on your table. We had a blast & at 26 when our group gets together we still talk about the fun we had.








I'd think about what they have to offer in your area & build on that...whatever happens I'm sure she'll have fun & the memories will last a lifetime.










that sounds right up her allie,but how could i do that without killing my checkbook? would it be ok to ask her friends to bring money for dinner or should i try to cover it all? what do you think?






YOU have got to be crazy!  Manicures and pedicures at 13?   And then eating out at a nice restaurant too.  If you keep up the idea with the limo you are going to have to show those little girls a very nice time.  So yes, kids will kill your wallet.  I raised 2 kids who are grown up and college educated.  If you start doing showy things for her now, she will only expect more and better next year and the next year etc.



The limo sounds nice, but if you aren't made of money then think of something practical.  She is only 13 and there are going to be so many other more important occasions in her life.  We were not made of money, but even if you are, don't you want to show her the importance of her and her friends just having a good time together?  Believe things get so expensive later, prom gowns, cars, insurance, college tuition, money for this and that etc.  There are so many ways to tell her you love her without spoiling her.  She will expect more in the years to come.  But then again maybe you are made of money.

Lisa - posted on 02/05/2009

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You can have them scheduled to have their hair, nails and make up done... then they can go to a nice restaurant for dinner/lunch... my daughter did that for a bday party (excluding the limo), and she absolutely loved it!!

Lori - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Gayle:



Keep in mind that next year's birthday party will have to out do this one!  Kids only expect more and more, better and better.  Believe me it gets expensive, unless you just want to spoil them with things!






Is that not the idea... just have to be creative and come up with ideas for cheap things and out do the last year with what you have saved... LOL

Lori - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Gayle:



Quoting Tiffany:




I had to come back by with another thought. You could also check with your local mall/department store. Some of them do mini-makeovers for free at the make up counter. Where they have one of their ladies apply makeup for you.










A lttle young to be using make up, aren't they?  Nothing looks worse than to see little girls with lots of eye make up on!







Beauty should be natural at their age!





True true but if you talk to the beauty school you could have a spa at your house for her then they could all get massages and facials and all that and hair styles while the students get credit and then have the limo come and pick up the girls and take them to dinner and icecream and drop them all off at home... or back to the house for a sleep over

Lori - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Gayle:



Isn't renting a limo carrying a birthday party a little too far?  After all if she experiences such extravagant things at such a young age, what will she have to look forward to later?






I disagree... I think if they do it all now then they will have even more fun in the future

Melissa - posted on 02/05/2009

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I am having the same problem we have a young girls spa here in NY which is nice because its only for girls to 18 yrs. I was thinking of that friends of our had a 13th birthday blesssing and rented a hall and all but thats to much for me maybe for her 16th let me know any ideas you come up with ~Melissa

Gayle - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Tiffany:



I had to come back by with another thought. You could also check with your local mall/department store. Some of them do mini-makeovers for free at the make up counter. Where they have one of their ladies apply makeup for you.






A lttle young to be using make up, aren't they?  Nothing looks worse than to see little girls with lots of eye make up on!




Beauty should be natural at their age!

Lori - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:



that sounds right up her allie... but how would i do something like that without it killing my checkbook....is it ok to ask her friends to bring money for dinner? or should i cover it all?






I think everyone would be willing to go dutch and even if you say we are making her a scrapbook for her Bday and please bring her a note and a picture but no gifts... that would be an awesome memory and you can be the photographer and she will have a thirteen scrapbook birthday memory and they can put the money tward their dinner



 

Gayle - posted on 02/05/2009

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Keep in mind that next year's birthday party will have to out do this one!  Kids only expect more and more, better and better.  Believe me it gets expensive, unless you just want to spoil them with things!

Gayle - posted on 02/05/2009

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Isn't renting a limo carrying a birthday party a little too far?  After all if she experiences such extravagant things at such a young age, what will she have to look forward to later?

Lori - posted on 02/05/2009

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Take the limo and go get all her friends from their houses and then go to the party... if you are having one in a place with alot of people do fancy dresses like a sweet sixteen but with a princess ball theme, or do a fun girls night out the limo can pick up her girl friends or co-ed and hit the icecream parlor and then to the park and then to the movie and home for a slumber party

Rebecca - posted on 02/05/2009

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is there a beauty school nearby? you could go there and makeup hair and nails done pretty cheap, then just go for ice cream... 

Tiffany - posted on 02/05/2009

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I had to come back by with another thought. You could also check with your local mall/department store. Some of them do mini-makeovers for free at the make up counter. Where they have one of their ladies apply makeup for you.

Kristin - posted on 02/05/2009

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She could have all her friends dress like their favorite movie stars and have a paparazzi scavenger party at the mall. Split the girls into groups and each group would have a camera, list of things to do/buy/take pictures of. After they are done, they could go to dinner at a restaurant in the mall and exchange all of their memories/pictures with each other. I have done scavenger hunt parties for my daughter the last 3 years and have many ideas if you are interested.

Kristin - posted on 02/05/2009

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i think if your going to have a birthday party you should not ask the girls to pay for anything...if it were a different event like a graduation party honoring other girls i think it would be ok, but this is a party to honor your daughter.



that aside, when my niece turned 13 she had a scavenger hunt at the mall. my sister divided them into teams (depending on the number) then gave them a set amount of money to buy things on a list. the goal was to get as many things as possible and still have money left over. you could then do dinner at the mall. if you like the idea and want any further details let me know

Amy - posted on 02/05/2009

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I don't know how much of a girly-girl your daughter is but what I did one time is took a group of girls to the local salon and had their nails done then went to Cold Stone and had ice cream. We then headed to the mall where I gave them gift certificates to shop at Claires and after we headed to Applebee's for dinner. We all had a blast and I took pictures of the girls and gave them to their parents. It was nice and they didn't mind me (as the parent) hanging out with them since I was the one funding it all. ha! I added different fun things to the trip like giving them "goodie bags" which included, new purses, boas, sunglasses, lip gloss, etc. It was all about the glam and glitz. I decided to upload a bunch of "cool" dance songs to my phone so we would have them for the car ride and also I played the music at our table at Applebees. I figured if men could have those annoying black boxes on their table to listen to the tv then we could bring our own music. LOL I treated the girls as sophisticated young adults and my daughter still loves me for it. I also got awarded by my daughter's friends with the "coolest mom" award. LOL I hope that helps with some new ideas Jennifer.

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Quoting Jennifer:



that sounds right up her allie... but how would i do something like that without it killing my checkbook....is it ok to ask her friends to bring money for dinner? or should i cover it all?






I think the key would be to set a limit as to the number of friends she brings along. When our group went out their parents provided the limo & our  parents sent the money for our own food & fun. Of course the group I went out with were close friends and our parents were close as well. I see no issue in asking that they provide their own meal money & such. If you would like to you could provide the mani/pedi's to the girls & have them pay for their own dinner. At some salons they might would give you a discount for booking early or for a group rate. I think most parents are fine with providing for their own children when they know what fun they are going to have & most will realize what effort & money went into it on your part. Good luck with it all.

Jennifer - posted on 02/05/2009

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Quoting Tiffany:



 Depending on what your daughter is into...but what about a limo ride to take her & her friends to get pampered with manicures & pedicures or facials while all dressed up & then out to eat at a nice restaurant?






When I was her age my best friends parents rented a few of us a limo after our 8th grade "graduation". Our group went to play laser tag & then out to eat at a nice Japanese steakhouse where they cook on your table. We had a blast & at 26 when our group gets together we still talk about the fun we had.






I'd think about what they have to offer in your area & build on that...whatever happens I'm sure she'll have fun & the memories will last a lifetime.






that sounds right up her allie,but how could i do that without killing my checkbook? would it be ok to ask her friends to bring money for dinner or should i try to cover it all? what do you think?

Maria - posted on 02/05/2009

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We're in MI too! How about Limo to a local restaurant or the movies? Have the girls dress up and wear sun glasses and maybe have a couple of older sibs or some dads out there with cameras (paparrazi!!)

Jennifer - posted on 02/05/2009

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My son just went to a girls' 13th bday party.  They had dance at the local community center.  They had a djay and food.  The girl made VIP passes to wear around their neck as invitations to the party.






that sound like a great idea except thats what she wants to do for her 16th bday she has that party all planed out when we havent got to the 13th yet LOL

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that sounds right up her allie... but how would i do something like that without it killing my checkbook....is it ok to ask her friends to bring money for dinner? or should i cover it all?

Lisa - posted on 02/05/2009

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My son just went to a girls' 13th bday party.  They had dance at the local community center.  They had a djay and food.  The girl made VIP passes to wear around their neck as invitations to the party.

Tiffany - posted on 02/05/2009

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 Depending on what your daughter is into...but what about a limo ride to take her & her friends to get pampered with manicures & pedicures or facials while all dressed up & then out to eat at a nice restaurant?



When I was her age my best friends parents rented a few of us a limo after our 8th grade "graduation". Our group went to play laser tag & then out to eat at a nice Japanese steakhouse where they cook on your table. We had a blast & at 26 when our group gets together we still talk about the fun we had.



I'd think about what they have to offer in your area & build on that...whatever happens I'm sure she'll have fun & the memories will last a lifetime.

Jennifer - posted on 02/05/2009

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I'm not sure where you live, but sometimes you can rent out an entire indoor pool for a pool party.....I guess that's not really original, but it's still fun! :)






i live in michigan, you picked her fav. thing to do...problem is her bday is in july and every year she has had a pool party at her grandpas house...she wants something different this year, cuz she said that 13 was a big age and all LOL...any other ideas??? thanks for helping



 

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Depending on where you live, There are companies that rent party buses. I rented one for my 10 year old son and it is still the tlk of the class. They can park it at the house and it is like a little dance club for them,

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I'm not sure where you live, but sometimes you can rent out an entire indoor pool for a pool party.....I guess that's not really original, but it's still fun! :)

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