Teenagers are generally fun-loving creatures and they just love the idea of having fun with people important to them, especially their friends and family. Their idea of fun sometimes is beyond the comprehension of many people including their parents, which makes it even harder for their parents, in particular, to think of the best teen party ideas that their sons or daughters will love.
For parents who have several kids or teenagers at that, it’s a lot easier to figure out what are the things that make their kids excited or what the sort of things that make teenagers appreciate for a party event. But for most parents, especially those who will throw a teen party for the first time, knowledge of the common teen party ideas can go a long way.
Plan in advance
It is important to take note of that it’s a big no-no to do a last minute picking of a party theme. Aside from the fact that it’s just so not the right thing to do, doing things on a rush just doesn’t make any sense and will do nothing but chaos and stress.
Also, if you plan ahead of time, this is applicable not only in choosing a theme but to any other elements of the party, you can save a lot of money. It is because everything booked in advance is basically a lot cheaper than booked days before the actual event.
For example when booking the party venue, the majority of party venues like hotels and resort offer early bird promo to early bookings or those who choose to book their events during a promo period. This is also true in booking other party essentials like tables and chairs, for example.
Choose a theme
Without a doubt, party theme is one of the most important party essentials that really needs to be carefully planned out and chosen. As mentioned above, you are now aware how important it is to pick a theme ahead of time. So your next concern is to choose what type of theme best fits your child’s event.
Since you’re planning a teen oriented party, it is best to choose a party theme that has something to do with a teen’s life or anything that’s appropriate for the specific time period of the teenager. Here are some ideas:
It’s with no doubt that one of the highlights of any teenager’s life is the prom night. Some even call this, as the event that distinguishes adolescents’ life from other stages of a man’s life.
For this, you can raid your friends’ closets for some old prom gowns that they have outgrown. But if your search proved futile, you can always go to different thrift stores and look for some cheap gowns for a few bucks. Ideally, one girl should have 3-4 gowns each.
To ensure that everyone gets a dress of their size, be sure to have gowns in different sizes as well as varying color combination to accommodate your friends’ varying sizes as well as tastes.
Now that you have gowns of different sizes and colors, it’s time to have them cleaned and prepared for the big day. To spice up the day, you can have the dresses hanged and ready to be worn by your guests.
Once your guests have arrived you can instruct them to have a sort of fashion show showcasing all the dresses that you have prepared for them. You have to make it a point that everyone is participating and no one is left out.
Just as many people love throwback Thursdays, throwback parties will also impress teens. Since teens are obviously young, it wouldn’t be that hard to have a throwback party planned out because there’s basically not too many years to recall in the first place.
Teenagers have only like around 15 years to recall? This means it’s a lot easier to think of ways on how they dress. Unlike for much older people, teenagers will only have to recall some highlight of their lives so far that they think is interesting.
Can you still remember your baptism? Hhhmm, it’s very unlikely. But you can ask your parents what was your attire at that time or if you have pictures, you can take a look at your dress that day and have that same dress done but for much bigger version of you.
You can also make this as a theme and have all your guests dress like how they were dressed when they were baptized. This is really interesting, especially seeing your friends dressed like the big versions of kids being baptized.
Let’s face it, people love to eat but not everyone loves to cook. For those who love the art of cooking, you can actually choose this as your ultimate theme. It’s in fact, one of the coolest teen party ideas that foodies should try while they are still young.
Decoration wise, it’s basically a lot easier to design a party venue with something that you can get from your kitchen. With this kind of theme, you don’t have to buy expensive party decorations or adornment but with simple kitchen essentials, you now have your cooking-show inspired teen party.
In a nutshell, planning a party is not for everyone. There are those who do well at it while some would rather hire professionals to do it for them. Whatever the case is, it’s certainly requires a great deal of preparation and creativity. Also, one has to be patient enough from planning stage to the time where all the things planned will be executed. So the next time you want to throw a party for your teenager son or daughter you need to take note these brief and basic tips to ensure that you got everything covered from planning your budget to choosing the right theme for the event.