birthday party ideas needd

Karen - posted on 01/02/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My husband and I live in a condo which is not really conducive to hosting a birthday party for our soon to be 13 year old. Any ideas on what we could do for her that are not exorbitantly expensive? I don't think renting a room at the local rec center for a few hours one afternoon will suffice like it would for a young child...

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Kelly - posted on 01/03/2010

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girls thankfully are easier when it comes to birthday parties, a couple of suggestions would be rent a hotel room for the night (must have indoor pool) if you can swing one that has a mini kitchen in the room you could have a pool party-make a bunch of junk food and just vegg out!!!! Mini makeovers are easier when you have a dollar store around to pick up things such as nail polish and cool shades of eye shadows! Disposable cameras in bulk can make the party funner so that all girls get to go home with their own memories of your daughters party. Since it's a hotel your house doesn't get ripped to shreds and dad and other siblings get to rest in peace :) hope this helps

Erin - posted on 01/02/2010

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Take her and a couple friends to a movie or a concert or try a sleepover with just a couple kids if you can manage. Nothing big is required.

Consolata - posted on 01/02/2010

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Why not plan an outing jamboree for him and some close friends which will include; movies, food and some play. Teenage boys seem to think they are all grown up so he may actually prefer this to a traditional B/day party. Just guessing though, my oldest is just 4 so I may not know much about teenagers haha!

Angela - posted on 01/02/2010

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I don't think you would need a lot of room to host a party depending on the type of party and amount of people. What if you had a girls day, you, your daughter and her friends have a get together for the day at the condo. Do hair, (light) make up, nails, watch movie, order in, things like that? Girls love hair and manicures.

Tami - posted on 01/02/2010

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I took my younger son to a bowling alley birthday party, and noticed that there were many "older kids" 12-16 years old also having birthday parties as well. I asked how much it was, and was told for two hours of bowling, including sodas, and popcorn..$125.00

Lisa - posted on 01/02/2010

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I'm not sure how big you want it, but I was thinking that getting a few friends together, having a sleepover, doing some fun things together such as a movie, out to eat, theme type park or whatever is in your area that they enjoy would be a great party. Small & personal, but still memorable & fun!

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