Sunday, December 27, 2009

Planning a Teen Birthday Party

Tierra is turning the BIG 1... 3...! I want this birthday to be a big deal, so I'm searching the web for ideas for it, and going to compile them here to keep track, if anyone has any ideas for me, feel free to add them!

Have an auction, like on Survivor. Pick up some really cool inexpensive items. If it's all girls, I get brushes, lipgloss, hair accessories, etc. Give all the girls equal amounts of "Monopoly" money and start the auction. Have a starting bid, and the kids start bidding on items they really want. Highest bidder gets the item. Once they are out of money, they can't bid anymore, so they have to be sure they really want an item they are bidding on. Sometimes I'll wrap a couple items up (good items and gag items) so they are not sure what they are bidding on. All my kids ask for an auction every year.

Clothes Game: First get a bag full of different funny clothes including hats, shirts, swim suit tops and, skirts, coats etc. Then have all players sit in a circle. With music playing they pass the bag around until the music stops. When the music stops the player who has the bag has to close their eyes and reach into the bag. Whatever they pull out they have to wear. When the bag is empty, everyone votes to determine who looks the funniest!


How to play:
First write out ten truths and ten dares, one on each half card. Stick one card in each balloon carefully and then blow the balloon up.
Start the game by taking turns picking a balloon. Each player takes turns popping their balloon and doing the truth or dare on the card.


Heather said...

Those sound like really fun ideas! I'm not too much of a pro on teenagers but if I think of any ideas I'll let you know!

Christina said...

I can't believe she is going to be 13! And she is gorgeous too! I like reading all of your ideas!

2rmine said...

Cool ideas!!