Impressing Your Teen For Their Birthday

If you ask your teenager whether they would like a birthday party this year, be prepared for a full-on eyeroll and the announcement that birthday parties are lame. Teenagers are generally ‘too cool’ for a party, but what you have to remember as a parent is that instead of just throwing them a party that YOU would like, you need their input. Things have changed since the pool parties that they had when they turned eight, and now it’s time for you to get them involved and even hand over most of the planning control.

Throwing the right kind of party is key for teens, as is getting the right gifts for them. This is going to take conversation and sitting down to discuss things. You need to know what it is that they would like so that you can plan properly. Checking out a Segway Minipro review is all well and good, but if your athletic teen is into ballet and not zooming around on two wheels, you need a rethink. This is why you need their help! You want to impress them, because parents aren’t impressive to a teenager. So, in the name of impressing your teenager so you become the coolest Mom on the block, check out these fab party ideas. They’ll be counting the days!

Games Night. Okay, so we’re not talking Twister and ice cream for afterward, but hosting an Olympic-themed party for a teenager who is obsessed with sports could put you in the Mom hall of fame. Set up stations around the yard and in the house for various Olympic activity. You can get creative with Pinterest for snacks and d├ęcor, and get their input for the various sports that you lay on.


Backyard Movie Theatre. Inflatable movie screen, snack stations and large picnic blankets around the grass can make for the most amazing outdoor movie experience ever. If you are fortunate enough to have a pool outside, get some floating beds and host your movie night on the water. Just maybe avoid a showing of vintage Jaws!

Spa Party. For girls and the guys who love a little pampering, you’ll love this idea. A facial bar, manicure station and pedi-chairs by professional beauty therapists can all be set up either in the backyard or in the lounge. Hire a waiter to serve fizzy juice to resemble champagne, and give the guests the pampering they’ll remember. Round it off with a goody bag full of spa treats and your teen will be raving about it for weeks.

These ideas suit all genders and all teen ages, so you can pick something with your teenager that suits them and their friends. Use as much inspiration from this website as you can, and you can really make sure that their birthday is one to remember. It’s hard to rack up parent points when your children are in the teenage stage, but this should mean that you are literally the coolest person ever in their eyes!

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