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I know that all boys like to ruff and tumble, so how about a Nerf gun party. You could set up some targets at your home or a local park, or just shoot each other. Wear safety glasses so you don't get shot in the eye. We had the rule of not shooting at their faces.
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I'm trying to help my son plan his 13th birthday party. His birthday is at the beginning of June. He wants to invite girls too! We were going to do a pool party, but do not have much access to one. We need a fun idea for both genders that is not expensive. Help?
Use some sprinklers in your back yard, if you have one. You can also have a picnic in the park.
Outdoor BBQ at the park, just as lovely!!
I'm turning 13 in 2 weeks exactly and idk what to do at all for it. I want something fun, but not to expensive. I would have about 6 people there if you guys have any ideas please tell me ASAP thanks.
I think a slumber party would be a great idea. Shut your phones and TV off and play some old-fashioned board games, like Monopoly or Scrabble. And...have lots to eat and drink!
You can go to sky zone or gokarting
My son is turning thirteen in July, I'm going to throw him a surprise birthday party, themed " Bulls basketball party" his favorite player is Derrick Rose. I'm going to rent a Moon Bounce, but I don't know what else I can do to entertain the kids, it's going to be a lot of kids so I didn't want to do a pinata. Any ideas?
If you have a big enough house then let him have a party at home. If hes a gamer then get him a system for his birthday and bring it out during the party for the kids to play. I'm 18 now and I remember my 13th like it was yesterday. My parents bought some fireworks! that's was so awesome I was so happy, another great idea if you can afford, they only got a few fire works but enough to make a little show. Kids love food!
If there is plenty of snacks for them they won't be disappointed. This may seem kind of out there, but it made us laugh so hard and we loved it, My mom bought two rolls of tuck tape and I the birthday girl stood on a chair against the wall while my friend taped me. They took away the chair and there I was, still hanging from the wall, struggling to get off. As a kid almost anything different is fun! We also blew up balloons and everyone sat on them, the first one to pop there balloon won. Water guns, so fun!
You should have some type of basketball shooting contest. Buy one of those portable baskets at Toys R Us and have a 3 point contest or something.
Most 13 y.o.kids I know are a bit to old or big for a bounce house, but maybe your son and his peers still enjoy it. I have done pinatas with multiple classrooms full of kids with no problems but to control the chaos and increase safety I give instructions that no one may move after the pinata breaks until I blow a whistle (and the stick has been removed from the hitter!. If a wide range of ages is participating I give each kid a bag to gather treats in and that is all they may grab. This keeps the big kids from grabbing everything and the little ones from getting nothing. It's a good idea to keep some candy on the side to supplement the kids who get very little.
My son is turning 13. I am thinking of turning my whole yard into a huge carnival. Would he be to old for that?
A carnival party sounds fun, but 13 might be pushing it. The only way to know for sure is to ask your son. Carnival food (teens love walking tacos) and games (knocking down milk bottles, balloon/dart game, etc.) for "teen" prizes might be fun and no teen could resist if you fashioned some kind of dunk tank with mom or dad on the hot seat.
We did that for my daughters 13th and she still raves about it, even her 18 yr old brother brought friends. Just remember, how you gonna top it next year?
I think your son would love it as long as it is not geared too young. Games with prizes would hold interest and yes 'teen' type foods. If you couldn't come up with a 'dunk tank, you could do water balloons... As far as topping it next year, my sister gave her granddaughter a real treat for her 14th birthday. She rented a motel room for a big sleep over. There was a fun loving adult to supervise and give the kids a ride to the mall. Later, they had pizza delivered to to motel and watched movies. They all had a blast.
It all depends on what kind of games you are playing. Ask your son what games he would rather do.
Make sure your homeowner's insurance will cover this event. You don't need any health insurance companies suing you over someone's medical claims. For instance, a friend broke her ankle going down someone's house steps. Friend's health insurance wanted the name and addy of the homeowner so they could sue for reimbursement. Even though the friend was being clumsy and the homeowner was not to blame. Get the point?
I am having one for my 30 year old husband. Everyone is really excited. Your never to old for a carnival!
It depends,if your putting up marry go rounds and wack,a,mole then problem not.But if you put up a target shooting game with a prize of some sort like a video game or BB gun I'm sure they would like it.But that's just my opinion,I have a 13 year old son whom I'm sure would love it.if u would like anymore ideas my email is below.
My son is having friends over for his birthday and they're going to watch a movie and order Popeye's. He doesn't know what else to with his friends and I can't think of anything else either. Can you please help me with some cool and fun ideas?
Is there someplace close that they could go for an activity, such as soccer or basketball or whatever sport they all like? Boys of this age usually like to be active, so starting the festivities with something active might be nice. My sons always liked a swimming party. Some guys also like to play board games or cards, which might be a good activity to start the party as well. Of course, video games are always an option, but if you have a crowd, many end up watching.