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5 Teen Birthday Party Ideas That Make You Look AWESOME

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summer partyLooking to throw the next Sweet 16 birthday party that makes you a hero? Want to plan a birthday party that your friends text about all summer? An awesome birthday party requires more than good food, more than a lot of guests, more than free wi-fi. No, an awesome teen birthday party requires a “go big or go home” mentality (and we’re not just talking about the movie screen). An awesome birthday party requires the whole teen birthday party package: food, accessories and entertainment that keeps everyone going through the night.

Drive-in movie. Pick out the movie everyone loves (especially the birthday boy or girl!) and gather everyone around an inflatable 12-foot movie screen (perhaps in cars?). Or raise the coolness factor of your party and put the big screen in front of a pool.

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.

Gaming. Set up a Mario Kart marathon in your backyard, or plan your birthday party around another one of your favorite games. Make or purchase refreshments around your favorite game, and plan your décor accordingly. Spend a night gaming with extra large screens and a host of friends.

Ball game. Rent a baseball park and host an impromptu birthday game. Finish the night off with a big screen movie with everyone on the bleachers with popcorn and peanuts (or ice cream?).

Barn party. String lights everywhere, and create a real country atmosphere with hay bales and a wagon ride. After your wagon ride, return to your decorated hay loft for a country ho-down with a DJ.

Once you’ve chosen a theme for your awesome birthday party, contact the professionals to coordinate entertainment (your drive-in movie, DJ, etc.). Send out the invitations, purchase all the supplies you need for your party and get ready to enjoy an awesome birthday party that everyone’s talking about for months.

5 Ways to Take Your Summer Party Entertainment to the Next Level

summer partyIn the midst of summer party planning? Trying to take your softball tournament, Fireman’s Picnic, summer festival, teen party to the next level? We know a thing or two about parties, and can make some suggestions (five suggestions to be exact) that take your summer party entertainment from 20 years ago into this decade. Best yet, these summer party entertainment ideas are sure to please any demographic of guests, from the youngest to the most experienced.

summer partyBounce House. There’s not a summer party around that wouldn’t benefit from a bounce house. Read more about the benefits of a bounce house, and the kinds of parties suitable for a bounce house (and then add yours to the list).

Gaming systems. Even an outside summer party can benefit from a gaming system, like a Wii system. The system can be paired with a large screen and a competitive spirit that takes your summer party to the next level and keep it going for hours.

Karaoke Player. The fun of karaoke has not lessened over time, especially with the right songs and equipment. Get your guests jumping with a karaoke machine and lighting that can get a crowd at a water park, teen birthday party, Fireman’s Picnic or any summer party up on stage.

DJ. For a younger crowd, pair a DJ with an interactive teen tent so they can text and enjoy technology as part of the fun. For a more mixed demographic, invite a DJ into the mix so your guests can enjoy dancing and music as part of the summer party.

outdoor movieOutdoor Movies. How’s this for fun? Take your summer party to the next level with a big screen, Blu Ray Digital Sound & Video. If your crowd is in a parking lot, you can also use an FM Transmitter to listen to the movie through car radios.

Need any more ideas? Contact us. We can tell you what we’ve seen work, and what has bombed at other summer parties. We can also make recommendations based on the demographic of your guests, and type of summer party. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to blow your guests away with these five next-level summer party entertainment ideas, lots of promotion and a great lineup of summer fun.

5 Summer Party Details to Nail Down BEFORE You Call the DJ

summer partyYou’ve got a lot to do to get ready for your summer party. Though this cool spring weather may not have you in the mood for discussing outdoor entertainment, now is the right time to efficiently check those details off the party planning list. Don’t delay; whether you are trying to reserve a teen tent for your younger festival goers, a drive-in movie for families attending your Fireman’s picnic or a DJ for your wedding, booking your DJ now ensures that you have quality entertainment confirmed now so you don’t have to worry about it later.

So what do you need to do to book a quality DJ? Know the signs of a good DJ, and what details you need to have secured (or at least a general ideas) before you call the DJ:

  • Date. This summer party detail should be a bit obvious. A DJ cannot tell you if they are available unless you have some idea about the date (or possible dates) of the event.
  • Location. If you only have the date and location, be sure to call the DJ and get on their calendar. The best DJ’s calendars fill up quickly.
  • Event timeline. What time is the dinner or lunch? Will you need background music or announcements at your summer party? When will the dance start? These are all details that need to be set in advance.
  • Requests. If you have requests for songs or have asked your guests for requests on the invitation, send or discuss the list with your DJ in advance to ensure that your songs are played.
  • Event formality. Want your DJ to dress appropriately? Discuss it with them before the event.

Another tip: if planning an outdoor summer party or festival, contact your local municipality for information about laws concerning curfews and volume. You don’t want neighbors complaining and tickets to put a damper on your summer party. What you do want is a quality entertainment; contact a good DJ to get your summer party finalized so you don’t have to worry about this important party detail later.

4 Birthday Party Themes Your Teen Will Text About All Summer

LightspacePlayHave 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!