Throwing a birthday party for a teenager is no simple task - while your child may have been content with a cake and presents growing up, teens make a big deal out of their birthdays, so you're going to have to give them something pretty spectacular! Luckily, doing so doesn't have to cost a fortune, nor will you need to break your back setting up the shindig. If you've got a teenager who is eagerly anticipating his or her birthday, here are some tips to help ensure the day goes off without a hitch.
Your first step is to make the party space look fantastic. Pick up some mini round paper lanterns and hang them throughout the room - they look excellent and add dashes of color to the party right away. While you're at it, sprinkle a bunch of one carat diamond confetti on the table and anywhere else you think the kids will go. They'll glitter and cast off light wonderfully!
One thing that's great about teen birthday parties is that you don't have to think very hard about activities. Teenagers are simply content to sit around and talk to one another for a few hours! But if you'd like a backup just in case they start to grow restless, you can always throw on a movie or give them a game to play - some board games never go out of style, after all.
Be sure to hand out age-appropriate party favors! For the ladies, a mini purse-shaped manicure set is sure to go over well. If you have some boys who are eager to get their hands on something, bottles of personalized barbecue sauce may be just what you're looking for. They'll love the chance to pour it over their favorite foods and show off the unique bottle design to everyone.
Of course, you can't go wrong with edible delights, so don't be afraid to throw a few mini monogrammed brownie favor pops into the mix! With know-how and a little bit of elbow grease here and there, your teenage son or daughter can have a fun and enjoyable birthday party quite easily!