Have a teen that can’t celebrate his or her birthday with friends because school’s out? Wow your teen and their friends with an unforgettable night they won’t forget. We’ve all seen those boring parties, so use these themes to kick your teen’s party up a notch:
- Under the Stars. Remember, your kid is a teen, so you can’t cheap out with those cut out paper stars. Think lights…Christmas lights. Drap LOTS of lights over a table, and scatter candles across the table for mood lighting. Be creative with your refreshments and use lots of glitter. Finish the night off with a dance party or outside star-studded movie they’ll never forget.
- Glow In the Dark. Make sure you tell your guests to wear black and white, and purchase lots of glow sticks and glow-in-the-dark jewelry. Use glow-in-the-dark plates and cups, and make your centerpiece a chocolate cake (or cake pops!) with neon frosting splatters everywhere! Make the night unforgettable with a glow-in-the-dark dance party, including lighting that makes their jewelry and glow sticks look awesome!
- Retro. Pick a decade. 50’s sock hop? 80’s big hair? Make invitations that tell your guests to dress in poodle skirts or parachute pants. Use grease or lots of hair spray. Bring out your old jewelry or browse through a thrift store for decorations. Get an old soda fountain and serve ice cream for your sock hop, or find some Tab cola, pop rocks and nerds for a neon array of rad refreshments. Arrange the appropriate playlist with your DJ, and dance the night away!
- Beach Party. Make it a pool party to remember. Plastic flamingos, cake shaped like a surfboard and a couple of palm trees. Use licorice for your pool noodles refreshments. Turn on the music while everyone’s in the pool, or watch an outdoor beach-themed movie.
Where do you start? Make or buy a personalized invitation with one of these themes, and contact your DJ with the date. Plan your refreshments and decorations, and set a playlist or movie that fits your theme. Parents, rent a movie so you can stay out of your teen’s 80’s big hair, and let your teens have fun!