13th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls

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 Flag

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, 20141 found this helpful
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That is a very frugal and fun idea! Good thinking! :)

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June 15, 20161 found this helpful
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Here are a few suggestions for your daughter turning 13:

You could go out and watch a movie/watch one at your house, have pizza and crisps

Have a girly night - spa things - pizza - moviealate

thanks foryour help

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May 14, 2013 Flag

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, 20150 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 Flag

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.

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 Flag

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, 2014 Flag

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, 20161 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 Flag

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, 20152 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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January 14, 2017 Flag

It's my 13th birthday and I can't think of anything to plan! Last time I did a "Minute to Win It" birthday which went really well. I don't just want a simple get together with friends, I want to have fun. It should not be too costly. I am not allowed a sleep over. It should be creative and something my friends and I will enjoy! It could also be a theme. Any ideas?

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful

Girls your age love a spa party. You can do hair, makeup, manicures and pedicures. You could even have a clothing/jewelry swap. None of these activities involves a sleepover.

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July 4, 2015 Flag

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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August 16, 2015 Flag

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, 20160 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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December 29, 2016 Flag

I'm turning 13 in February and I'm starting to think about what I should do for my party. I was thinking about going ice skating with my friends, but once I saw the price tag, I knew I couldn't do that to my parents. I don't really want to have a party at home, I want to go out and do something. I would probably be inviting around 10 people. Please help!

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December 31, 20160 found this helpful

A pizza party-sleepover would be fun and low cost. Use flour tortillas and let each girl put on toppings of choice. Make your own ice cream cake by softening ice cream in your favorite flavors and layering them over a cookie crumb crust in a spring form pan. Refreeze till needed. Supply toppings of choice.

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January 2, 2017 Flag

I'm turning 13 in a couple of months, and I want to have a party. It can't be too much money either. I want to invite about 6 friends including boys. I don't know what I should do and it can't be over night. Can you please help me?

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January 9, 20170 found this helpful

You should think about what you like to do, it's your birthday after all! Some ideas : playing video games (if you already own a gaming system), playing a sport outdoors (basketball, roller skating, football, volleyball, baseball, etc.), watching a movie and eating popcorn (I seem to remember watching a scary movie at a party at that age), do a silly game where the boys put makeup on the girls or girls put makeup on the boys (whoever does it best gets a candy bar), a scavenger hunt, or dance party. You certainly don't have to just eat cake and play pin the tail on the donkey. The most expensive thing at birthday parties is the food, drinks, and goodie bags. The activity that you do together can be just about anything, as long as it's okay with your parents. Decorations and balloons can be found at a dollar store, even Wal-Mart now has cheap dollar decorations for parties. Candy for goodie bags can be bought from a dollar store or you could do something simple like a pack of microwave popcorn and soda for each kid with a note that says, " Thanks for coming to my party!" Cake can be made from an inexpensive box mix. Sodas, bottled water, chips and dip go on sale and can be store brand.

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December 31, 2016 Flag

I have two ideas for my thirteenth birthday and I can't decide. My first idea is to have a beach themed party at my house with a tiki bar, as we have a huge pool area and my sister wants to be a bar tender. My second is a slumber party with movies and spas. My mum said I can do both, but she does not understand what an actual slumber party is.

Another problem is that I am friends with more boys than girls as all they do is talk about other people. So even though I want to do a big slumber party I have no one to really invite apart from a few of my closest friends. However, there is a group of girls, who if they find out and I did not invite them then they would bully me.

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January 1, 20170 found this helpful

How about having a Disney party? Little girls just love to dress up as princesses and little boys like pirates and such. I then print out invitations, placemats party hats, etc, and laminate them. Have fun with it!

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July 1, 2013 Flag

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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December 27, 2016 Flag

I'm turning 13 on January 25th and I never really planned my own party before. Since my bday is in the winter, I don't know what to do. I don't want the basics where you go to the movies or ice skating, etc. Any ideas? Help me please!

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December 28, 20160 found this helpful

I posted a couple months back about a spa day party. My friend did it for her daughter and she and her friends loved it. The beauty supplies became the favors.

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April 19, 2013 Flag

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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March 11, 2013 Flag

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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December 1, 2016 Flag

Could I have some help? I want to have a birthday party, but have no idea what to do. I need things to do at home and for around about 100 dollars and under, for about 7 kids. What could I do?

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December 8, 20160 found this helpful

I would take a poll from all the kids and take it from there. they may have great ideas that you and the birthday teen can select from. This way you can hear direct from the teens and what they think is fun.

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March 20, 2011 Flag

My daughter is turning 13 in May and we are trying to plan something without relying on the weather cause we don't have an undercover area and our house is small. There are 20 girls and we were going to do a campout sleepover watching an outdoor movie, toasting marshmallows, pizza, movie food, etc. Any other suggestions for this amount of girls or does this sound good?

By Nikki from Sydney, Australia

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March 22, 20110 found this helpful
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That sounds awesome! I wouldn't plan to much more because at that age, girls just like to gossip about boys and school, so you need to leave room for that!

I would suggest a classic movie, like "Now and Than". I think I watched that movie for the first time in Jr High and it is still a favorite!

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October 3, 2016 Flag

I am a girl and I am turning 13 on November 8th, which is election day. My family just bought a house so we don't have any money. I just want to have a party with 10-15 people and a sleepover with the girls afterwards. The problem is, I don't have any activities to do. My friends and I like rap music and goth/emo type things. We are all happy with whatever and I just want this party to be special. The last party I had was when I was 5, and this is my first party I am planning by myself. I would really like some ideas. Thanks!

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October 17, 20160 found this helpful

Omg, I'm turning 13 on November 8th too! We also just moved house so I don't know what to do either! I wanted to camp outside in a tent with my friends and have a picnic and stuff but my mum said that it would be too cold. You could always do it during the day tho? Can't believe we have the same bday (;

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January 8, 2015 Flag

My daughter is turning 13 in March. She wants to finally have a boy-girl party, but we live in a townhouse so we can't have a lot of people over. She really wants to have a laser tag party, but every place I look up, is either 30, 20, or 15 dollars per person with a minimum of 8-10 people.

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