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5 Ways To Rock Your Teenager's Birthday Party


If you are the parent of a teenager, you know how difficult it can be to plan a birthday party for your teen. When children hit teenage years, they start to grow out of all the childish things they used to love. They begin to develop their own tastes in sports, music and movies and what you thought they once loved, no longer applies.

When your prince or princess was little, it was easy to make them happy with a cake, balloons and a a few toys. It was also a lot easier to plan their birthday party – everyone loves to play pin the tail on the donkey, right? Well, your teenager is coming into their own now, so birthdays are changing. They need to be cool and fit in with their friends. Teenagers have a lot of pressure upon them to do well at school while maintaining their social circle, so it’s only fair that they have a birthday that they will be high-fived for!

If you have a son, it’s time to look at the best gift ideas for men, as he’s not a little boy anymore. If you’re looking for a gift for a girl, hunt for the best experience for her, a visit for her and friends to a nail salon, a favorite restaurant, or a movie, show, or concert. Race cars, ballet slippers, and electronic gadgets won’t have the same effect as adrenaline-fueled and high energy experiences

Here are a few ideas for a birthday party your teenager will never forget.

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Go-Karting
Both girls and boys love things that go fast, and setting up a party package for go-karting is one of the most fun ideas. It encompasses things they loved as a child, but instead of controlling the Scalextric car with a hand-held operator, or driving the arcade version, they are now in charge behind the wheel! There are multiple places that offer such parties. An online search will help you locate facilities. Ask for input on food and extend the party long into the evening when you get back with their friends.

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Make Up Party
Every teenage girl loves to experiment with makeup and all things lip gloss. Invite her friends to makeover each other or you can hire a makeup artist to come to your home. If you want to offer something truly unique, why not prepare homemade face masks from organic fruits and honey? They’ll love it!


Cooking
For something a little different – especially if your teenager is interested in cooking – why not pay for them and some friends to learn how to whip up a gourmet meal? Let them challenge each other to the best dish under the watchful eye of a professional chef and learn something along the way. One of my daughters had a cooking party at a local supermarket, and it was a blast!

Skate Party
If your son or daughter into skateboarding, then why not arrange to rent an indoor or outdoor skatepark for them and their friends. They’ll not only get the freedom of the whole park to themselves, but they’ll get to indulge in an activity they love. 

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Concert
Okay, so while this one could come under a gift idea, why not get your teen to invite friends to sleepover for games and pizza, then surprise them all with tickets to see their favorite band. You and a few other parents can chaperone and get them there and back safely. It’s an experience they will never forget and you will have been the reason for it!

Our teenagers aren’t young for long, so you have to soak up the birthdays and experiences that you can before they fly the nest. Get them involved in the planning and you’ll know for sure you’re on the right track!

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