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13th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls

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Planning a 13th birthday party can be difficult. Your child is not really a little kid anymore, but they also aren't a teen yet. This is a guide about 13th birthday party ideas for girls.
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September 4, 2014

It's nothing big or small but invite a couple of your friends and have a party in your back yard. Just build a fire for marshmallows, get a projector and a white surface and have popcorn. Watch a movie outdoors and spend the night there.

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September 5, 20144 found this helpful
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That is a very frugal and fun idea! Good thinking! :)

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May 14, 2013

Turn your garage into a dance club. Have some one DJ and let kids dance and have fun. Then turn the kitchen into a bar, remember no achoholic beverages

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January 16, 20153 found this helpful
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Great idea about garage party, my daughter will be 13 in april. I am booking a hotel room ahead, checking for best rates online, pick a hotel like drury inn that provides happy hour food, breakfast, popcorn and drink from 3 to 11, girls can play games, enjoy hotel amenties up to 6 girls, jacuzza, etc, hotel will feed them, you bring games to play in room.

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May 29, 2013

I was mystified as what to do with my teenage girl but found a brilliant idea online. A scavenger hunt! We were having a party at the local park and I didn't want 14 teens running around terrorising the locals! So I made up a list of fun things to do or find. They had to take photos of themselves doing it and bring it back to me for proof. Each task had a point value. Tasks included - reflection of whole team but not in a mirror, find an apple, somebody dressed as a super hero, and so on.

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Teens loved it! The winning team won iTunes cards, but you could have any prizes. A second hand trophy decorated, bags of lollies, up to you and your budget. This was a very cheap activity to organise, as many children have their own cameras on their phones.

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April 14, 2015

I live in Texas. For my best friend's 13th birthday, we went to the Woodlands Mall and shopped there and just looked around. We didn't spend a lot of money, but we went to Build a Bear Workshop and acted like little kids and it was really fun.

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October 14, 20148 found this helpful

My daughter's birthday is December 23rd. (I brought her home on Christmas Day.) I have no idea what to do.
Being that it is so close to Christmas, I'm afraid no one would show up to a party. Any ideas are appreciated.

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January 25, 20162 found this helpful
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My sister's birthday is on Christmas Day and what we do is we have her birthday party on her half birthday. If that doesn't seem like something you want to do, have a birthday party somewhere around New Years like New Year's Eve and have a sleepover party. Hope this helps!

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May 21, 2015

My daughter's birthday is on Christmas and she wants to have a hotel party with her friends. She also wants to invite boys! What should I do?

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July 9, 20153 found this helpful
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My sister has done plenty of hotel parties. What my mom did was the boys could stay during the day but their parents would have to pick them up before any of the girls went to bed. I hope this helps! :)

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July 4, 2015

My daughter will be 13 in just over a month and can't decide what she would like to do. She wants to bring 2-3 close friends, but doesn't want to do basics like going ice skating, to the cinema, or a pool party, etc. She would prefer to go out and do something with her friends and then come back to the house and have food, play a few games, and maybe even a sleepover. We keep considering ideas and we are at a crossroads right now. Any help would be appreciated.

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July 5, 20150 found this helpful
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What you choose to do will depend on what is available in your area. Would the girls like an art museum or history museum? Is there an amusement park, a rollerskating arena, a rockclimbing wall, paintball, laser tag? (Some of these ideas need more than 3, but I am just brainstorming>) What about taking in some kind of live theatre or ballet or comedy show?

Are there tours of anything that they might find interesting such as a hospital, newspaper publishing office, etc. that you might set up for them. Maybe they would like to do some volunteer work, such as help out at an animal shelter. Is there a zoo or could you take them to a working farm? Perhaps something might be on like a garden show or a fashion show, and then they could go to a fancy restaurant for high tea? Some of these ideas are pretty far out, but I hope I have stimulated your imagination, and you will find something fun for all.

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May 24, 2017

My daughter is having a birthday party and wants to stay in a hotel with her friends. She wants to have a meal, get her makeup done, and also wants me to hire a hot tub! I have told her that it is too much, but she won't listen. What should I do?

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May 25, 20170 found this helpful

YOU are the parent. YOU make the rules. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach your child the value of a dollar. Tell her how much you are willing to spend. Let her figure out how much everything costs. She will see very quickly how fast the money goes. You can offer alternatives, like fewer guests, elimination of the hot tub, or a spa party at home. If she doesn't like any of the alternatives, you can give her the money to spend as she chooses.

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May 17, 2017

I'm turning 13 in July, but have to have it planned out in a few weeks so I can invite people. I want to have around 20 people (girls and boys) come and have like 7 (girls only) stay for a sleep over. But I'm not sure what to do. I want to have it at my house. I live in New Mexico so summers can get pretty hot. We have a bonfire pit and a pretty big back yard.

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May 19, 20170 found this helpful

Sprinkler fun, water guns, then bonfire pit BBQ at night

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July 1, 20133 found this helpful

My friend and I were planing to go ice skating, but she found out that she has epilepsy and if she falls she can get hurt. Everything I think of can harm her. She can't swim, see flashing lights, or anything fun. My parents don't even want her to sleep over because they would not be able to live with it if something happened to her. I won't celebrate my birthday without my one and only best friend. What can we do that's safe?

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July 3, 20131 found this helpful
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Have a talk with her parents, and find out what activities she can take part in. I expect as she becomes more used to living with epilepsy, she will be able to do more things. Perhaps you can do something quite different like take in some live theatre or take part in a craft class. My town is on a river, and there are houseboat rides down the river that are fun; people have BBQ's on the boat and enjoy the views. Investigate other activities that your friend would be able to do that are unique to your town. How about a trip to the zoo?

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March 11, 20133 found this helpful

My daughter is turning 13 in August and I need a birthday idea. My daughter is girly and hates sports, except swimming. All of her friends are girly too. She said she didn't want a pool party. I can not find something to do. Any suggestions?

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March 20, 20132 found this helpful
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Check thrift stores and garage sales for dress up clothes, shoes and accessories. (These can be donated back to thrift store after party). Give the girls a room to change in. They can pretend to be at a fashion show. They girls can dress up and walk down a hall as a runway. They can then enter living room and contue to show off the clothes. You can invite friends, family or other girls moms to be the viewing public. The girls can model multiple dresses and change accessories to make it different from what someone else wore. After the fashion show, have a table with a menu for each girl. They can place their order for the cake and ice cream. I bet they will have a lot of fun and you will also. Be sure to take lots of pictures and make sure that the girls get some as soon as you get them printed.

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May 8, 2017

My 13 year old wants to have her birthday party soon and wants to invite 16 people. Unfortunately her friends all live about an hour away from her, so she can't have it at our house. Anyone have any suggestions that won't cost a fortune?

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May 8, 20170 found this helpful

I used to have that same dilemma as a child. We would go to a big park central to the majority of the guests' locations

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April 19, 20131 found this helpful

My daughter is turning 13 and we have no idea what to do for a party. She wants to invite 24 girls (15 are on her cheer team).

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April 28, 20132 found this helpful
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Have it at your house to not make it too pricy. The girls could do each others nails and facials. Also, the can dip there feet in Orbeez and rose petals. When it gets later they could do a talent show which gives the cheerleaders a time to show off their skills. In addition, they can do a photo shoot. You can get props at the dollar store or local thrift shop. Good luck and I hope my ideas helped!

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August 16, 2015

My 13 year old wants an iPhone 6 Plus and I said I was getting it for her and she also wants a party. She is spoiled so we need something big and fast cause her birthday is soon and she is kinda moody if she doesn't get her own way. She likes horseback riding, dancing, ice skating, and shopping. Anyone got some ideas? Comment back please. Thanks.

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November 30, 20161 found this helpful

You have to be wise. You don't want your child to turn into a bigger brat then you said she is now. Give her the party, but then have her work for the phone, like helping around the house.n

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April 18, 2017

I'm am turning 13 in two months and want to have a party with around 15-20 people. I want to invite boys and girls, but I don't know what to do to that both genders will have fun with. I thought of laser tag, go karts, or trampoline parks, but they are all really pricy for that many people. I need a fun party for both boys and girls that isn't expensive. Any ideas?

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April 19, 20170 found this helpful

Poolside BBQ with music. Always great and cost-efficient!

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May 7, 2017

I'm turning 13 on June first and I am having a party with 15-20 kids in my backyard or at a hotel. There will be boys and girls. I don't know what to do for the party. I need food ideas, activity ideas, and theme ideas. Help!

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May 8, 20170 found this helpful

The hotel should have a pool. You could have hero sandwiches, soda and birthday cake. Have fun!

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May 7, 2017

I am 12 turning 13 years old in June which is winter. It's always raining here in Australia. I don't own a pool. I want to have a big party, but not too big, with boys and girls. It needs to be nothing too expensive tho 100-200$. I have already done the roller skating, etc. I can't use my garage and I'm not a girly girl. I don't want to do facials and spas because there will be boys there as well. Please is there anyone who can help me?

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May 8, 20170 found this helpful

Bowling and pizza would be fun?

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January 30, 2017

Ok I am turning 13 in April, and I never know what to do for my birthday. I'm not really girly, and I have already done the skating rink and sleepover at my house thing. I want to take friends to a water park or amusement park like Six Flags, but I don't want to spend too much money.

Also, everyone else has had their parties at The Bear, which is a place downtown that they rent out the top floor which has pool tables, snacks, dance floor, all you can drink Shirley temples and Lori Rogers, but it's gotten boring. The first two parties, everyone danced (except some twerked). Now everyone just sits and talks, and it's no fun. I don't want to do a spa party or any girly thing like that. Also, I am not interested in a mall or pool party (I don't have a pool). I need help so badly. Please help!

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March 19, 20170 found this helpful

One of my besties, for her 13th, went to a huge 55ft rock-climbing place and took one friend (me). We stayed at a fancy hotel and went out to eat and went rock-climbing and swimming. It was really fun of course it was a $400 - $800 hotel soo... That would totally contradict the whole "not spend much money" thing. You could try taking it down a notch or 2. You could go rock-climbing and you could have dinner at a restaurant and/or come back home for a sleepover.

If you don't like rock-climbing or want something bigger, try going to a family amusement center. There'll probably be at least one close by you. (There are 3 close too me.) That would be the park theme you want but not too expensive. They usually have more 'kiddy' rides though. The ones I've been too have one tiny roller coaster. But they also have go-karts, swings, batting arena, water park, mini golf, arcade... etc. I think it would be fun to be those big kids at the arcade cheering for the one of you bossing PAC-man and screaming your hearts out in the kiddie- coaster. I'd be fun but maybe boring if there's nothing thrilling. I say, if they have go-karts, it's worth it.

There's one more solution that I always go to when I give up: TRAMPOLINE ARENA!! They're a total classic and are tons of fun! If you went with this, as I have learned in my past, some people don't like to jump on trampolines for an hour and a half. This us a somewhat risky decision, but if all your friends know how to be safe on a trampoline and like jumping, then you're good, girl!

Welp, that's my long strand of advice that I have to give you. Happy Birthday! Mine 13th is coming up this week and I still don't know what I'm going to do o3o Remember, you aren't the only person who struggles with birthday party problems. I would guess that 86.99% of the US find it hard to decide on birthday parties. Sounds really sad when You say it out loud...

I wish thou luck!

-Rox

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April 24, 2017

My daughter is having a 13th birthday party this winter and I don't know what to do for her because she's very fussy.

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April 24, 20170 found this helpful

Let her think of 3 activities. Pull one out of a hat. Make sure it is in your budget. 13 year olds do better with limited choices.

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January 26, 2017

My birthday is on March 26th, but we are away then so we are celebrating in late February, early March. I am inviting 17 friends, ages 12-14. I don't want to do a typical movie party. I am outgoing, not girly. I love swimming, but I am Canadian, so the weather is very cold! My budget is 100-200 dollars, not including food or goodie bags, it is just for the activities. Any ideas?
Thx.

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February 1, 20170 found this helpful

wow great suggestion will think about that!!!!

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March 15, 2017

Do you have any ideas for planning a surprise 13th birthday party for a girl? The colour theme is pink and blue. She loves music and horses and she is loved very much!

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