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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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
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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Here are questions related to 13th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls.
My daughter is turning 13 and there are 14 people invited 5 being boys. We are stumped, we don't know what to do. Help! Her birthday is the 29th of January.
By Claire from Mt. Laurel, NJ
Love the idea of prank calling. lol. :)
What are good ideas for my daughter's 13th birthday party?
By Ivette from San Fransisco, CA
Pick your daughter's friends up at 11 in the morning and take them back to yours. Let them gossip, etc. for about 30 minutes. Then take them to the movies. You supply the popcorn and drinks then go back to your house and the parents can pick them up after.
Ideas for party bag:
program of pictures
thank you note
I've been looking all over the net, but I only find places for little children. My daughter wants something more for her age. Does anyone have any suggestions for where I can take her? Everything I have found is either a tea cup party or something for little children.
By Angie A
Check with local hotels to see if they would allow you to have a swimming party there. Mom and Pop ones are more willing than chains. My 10 year old son is going to have a pool party. The worst part is waiting for rsvp's, seems nobody rsvp's anymore and I gave two phone numbers and my email and some parents see me every day and still can't rsvp. You may have to contact several families as they might not contact you.
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?
By Karen Grau03/20/2013
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.
My daughter is going to be turning 13 soon and wants to have all her friends go over to our church and play some games. It's going to be a boy girl party, and I thought I'd try to bring some of her interests into the party. She likes softball, dance, 4-wheelers, reading, shopping, and active activities. Unfortunately she doesn't like basketball and it's going to be raining the day of her birthday. Does anyone have any ideas on what games we can play?
By Lila R.
Make a box of props (hats, dress ups, household items, other random stuff), and have each child pick an item from the box. Divide kids into groups of 3 or 4, and have them come up with a short play to perform using the props they picked from the box. This is a good cheap activity that can keep the kids occupied for ages! :)
My daughter is turning 13 and I don't know what to have the girls do. Also I need to know what else I might need to buy ?
By R.E from Merced
Here are some fun ideas for girls who are turning 13,
a mall party or trip, you can take the girls to the mall and they can buy some things. you can give them money or tell them to bring money, whichever you prefer. Also a movie night is good. Another fun idea is a spa night, it gives the girls a relaxing time with each other and it gives them a chance to talk.
Since the girls are pretty much teenagers, they like freedom to do things on their own. So you should make the party flexible and not too organized, give them the chance to talk and hangout but still have activities planned.
I hope some of these ideas help you!
My daughter Hannah is turning 13 on August 7 and she wants to have a sleepover, but she wants to have it on Mission Beach. I said that was okay because she asked so far in advance, but I have no idea what to do because her and her friends are super girly. What should I do?
You can rent some movies and they can just watch some movies all night. Do each others make up. Prank call their friends or people they know. For food you could order pizza and just let them talk.
Can you suggest to me some pen and paper games for my daughter who will turn 13 yrs on 12th of this month. There are only nine girls invited at the party. Please answer me as soon as possible.
By Shayoni from Allahabad, India
Well you can do a bonfire on the beach or a bbq, then play with a beach ball, paddle in the sea, put up a beach tent and stay there for a few hours.
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).
Take a trip to the mall! That's always fun. Tell them to bring money or give them some to spend. Have some dinner at a nice restaurant or eat in the food court. Then you can come home and just have a some fun to themselves.
My daughter is turning 13 in October and I don't know what we should do for her. Please answer.
By Kate T
Definitely a theme! Especially with something she likes! Not too babyish though. Maybe a skating party,or a "dress up" party with a fashion show. Runways, thrift store clothes, even take the girls shopping and let them pick out their outfits (setting a certain amount). Cake could be in the shape of a dress (dress with ribbon), rope lights on the runway and on and on.
I am having a lake party at my dad's house today. All the kids I invited said that their parents are nervous about them swimming, and or boating, because its a lake. I'm not sure if my dad is gonna let us go out on the lake anymore. What other activities should I do at this party?
By Hanna m
Have like minute to win it games or play out side activities like volley ball.
My daughter is a party girl and wants to invite like 16 girls over. She likes sports and is also girly. I can't have anything at our house since were getting some of it redone and shes doesn't want to do movies, bowling, or anything like that. Please help!
By Allie P. from Hollywood, CA
Skating rink or Pool party (YMCA). Kick ball would be a fun and easy outdoor sport, anywhere there's a park with a field. Or have them learn Ultimate Frisbee from youtube and play that there. Oh, super fun would be to find a Disc/Frisbee Golf course in your area. They are usually set up in public parks or in other wooded areas. Disc Golf is fun and being in the woods is awesome.
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?
By Olivia S.
You've probably already had your birthday. I hope it was fun. I have a daughter who has epilepsy and she's 13. She is able to participate in all the activities you mentioned in your original post but she only has her seizures at night when she goes to bed. She had a couple small seizures at school once but normally we don't have to worry about her day to day activities. She swims, participates in dance, rides roller coasters, sees fireworks, etc.
However, I realize there are many different kinds of epilepsy and my daughter has a mild case compared to others who have seizures daily. If your friend has seizures during the day you could have a party that her parents come to with her and stay during. They can be there in case something happens to her and this way she can still participate in the activities.
I haven't let my daughter have sleep overs with her friends up to this point because her seizures happen at night, so maybe for your friend sleeping over is not in her best interest if your parents do not feel comfortable with handling the situation if she did have a seizure. With her parents present, I don't see why she can't swim or do any other activities you decide to do.
She has eleven friends invited and her birthday is in 9 days! We want something inexpensive but also something memorable. We are thinking of having it in the house, but we can't think of a theme or activities that they could do. She is very girly, but is also in love with soccer. She was thinking of a spa or Barbie or even a masquerade theme, but we just have no idea on what to do. Please help :)
I would get a movie about something she likes, and have a house picnic, where you sit on the floor and have a picnic while you are watching the movie. The cake could be themed with the movie and so the favors could be as well.
My daughter is turning 13 in October and she has already figured out what guest she wants, but I have no idea where to have the party. Help!
By Sharon W.
My daughter is turning 13 in a few weeks. She is having a party two days after her birthday and she has invited 8 friends round to the house, but we have no idea what to do at it. I need some help to think of how to entertain them?
My daughter is turning 13 in a few weeks. She is having a party two days after her birthday and she has invited 8 friends round to the house, but we have no idea what to do at it. I need some help to think of how to entertain them?
If she is a girly type you could get a few different colors of glitter nail polish and some of the washout hair chalk and have a "day of beauty". Walgreens has some full size bottles for about $2, or if you have a Sally's Beauty Supply near you they have a great selection under the Sally Girl line. That line includes tons of colors of little bottle of nail polish for .99 each, great for gift bags as well. They even have a small glow in the dark polish for .99. They have lip glosses and lotions in the .99 line too. It's like 1 stop shopping.
My daughter will be 13 next year and we are thinking of things to do. She is half and half she plays sports softball and basketball and loves to swim and most of her friends are girly. We need something that will keep the teens happy and active. Can someone please respond as quickly as possible.
Have a look on Pinterest.com They have loads of fantastic ideas and tips on themes and ideas for games etc.
My daughter turning 13 and doesn't want a big party only her 2 best friends. I need some ideas for the party please.
By Hailma R from Manchester
With a small guest list like this, you can have options for lots of good activities. You could take them to the movies and buy popcorn and drinks; then have cake at home, decorated with something that your daughter likes - colours, flowers, movie star, etc. The pool is always a good option in the summer. With only three gals, you could do a spa day at home - manis and pedis - they give them to each other, and each girl gets a bottle of nail polish to take home.
If you are near an amusement park, that would be fun. Take in a play - lots of kids have never seen live theater. Some kids like museums and science centers and art galleries and things like that; ask your daughter. Another idea is to do an activity, and then go to a fancier restaurant for some luscious dessert like fancy cheesecakes or something like that. If you inform the restaurant, the staff almost always has candles on the cake (or you can bring them ahead of time and they will put them on), and will sing happy birthday. This was a thrill when I had my 16 & 18 year old sons & their friends out and about, so I am sure that 13 year old girls would love it too!
My daughter is turning 13 on December 30th. I need help on ideas of what we can do special for her this close to Christmas.
By Trish D
Sleepovers are always good. If you want to make it really special maybe even a surprise party. For my daughters 13th birthday she had a dress up party, watched a movie and chilled around the house. This also depends on how many people will be invited.
My daughter is turning 13 soon and is nagging me about having a big thing and she is inviting most of her grade what should we do?
By Rosie R
By jan r08/12/2013
Since this is summer, have a BBQ at a park. Let them play volley ball, have a water balloon fight, tug of war, pinyata, have a baseball game-if the girls don't want to play they can be cheerleaders. Serve hot dogs, watermelon, potato salad, chips and dip, cake topped with whipped cream instead of ice cream, or have cup cakes. Use paper plates and cups that way there's no really big mess to clean, and everybody has fun and the kids get worn out.
Also you can have them do a simple craft and judge it for funnyist, most colorful-you get the idea. I did this and everyone had a great time. Oh, and take lot's of pictures. Good luck and I hope this helps.
My daughter is turning 13 and wants a party. She wanted her theme to be purple or blue zebra stripes and she wants to invite 18 friends. We're going to have it at the skating ring. I don't know a place that sells purple or blue zebra stripes. I also don't know what type of food we should get or if we don't since it going to be at the skating ring. She wants to have a limo pick her friends up and drop them off. I told her no, because money is really, really tight and it still is, but I was kinda thinking about it. So do you think I should get her one?
By Taytanicha from Tampa, FL
My daughter is turning 13 and she doesn't know what she wants. Her father told her she couldn't have a Halloween party because he doesn't celebrate Halloween. Then he told she should wait to have a masquerade party and she has less then a month to plan a party. Now she has no idea what she wants. My daughter is a shy girl who says she doesn't know how to dance. She loves have to read, loves to shop, watch movies. She also loves to have fun and to get stuff that has a lot to do with art.
By Annie H.
How about an art party? Specify art,books or movies for gifts then plan activities around her favorite types of media. Butcher paper to make outlines of guests and they decorate them as they are dressed the day of the party.
Markers, crayons, sequins dollar store finds, to use to decorate them.
Ice cream sundaes or cookie decorating too. All kinds of ideas to work with so use your imagination!
My daughter is turning 13 September 29 and wants to have a party here at the house. I need some suggestions about games or activities for this age.
You can get a ton of party decorations and lights and completely transform your basement/ whatever room into a like a mini, club, colored lights, snack table, loud music, and in the end, you can get a giant tub of ice cream (Party Buckets are the best type for this) and give them spoons and let them plow through the tub. Later, have them play games, like hide and seek in the dark, or truth or dare. Maybe even have a contest of some sort. When they get tired, they can sleepover and watch movies while doing each other's hair and nails.
It's my 14th birthday coming up next month and I have run out of ideas. I need a party for minimum of 6. Last year I did go karting and I'm not really into the whole make up pamper party idea either, but we do like going to the cinema and going out and things like that. However, but there aren't any good films out at the moment. I'd like something that is fun, but doesn't cost a lot. I have done bowling before many times so I don't really want to do that again, as well as pool parties. I'm completely stuck! Please help. India barraclough
I'm planning a birthday party for my daughter. She's a real tomboy and loves softball/baseball. She plans on inviting most of her girl friends and a couple of her "guy friends", as she calls them. I want it to be pretty special, because, you know, it's a special day. Other things she likes are ninjas and wolves. But she really doesn't like anything like tea parties, going to the mall too often (unless it's to get sports equipment), or girly things like dresses, and the like. The party needs to work for tomboys, girly-girls, and boys. Any ideas?
By Star K.
My niece is turning 13 in a few weeks and we want to do something different and special for her. She loves Mariah Carey. Does anyone have any ideas that we can center around Mariah Carey? Budget is no more that $1,000 dollars.
By Quesa from FL
By anniegirl (aust)02/26/2010
I was given some Mariah Carey perfume for Christmas. You could get a bottle and spray each guest with it as they arrive. I live in Australia and I saw the perfume for around $20 per bottle. As you live in USA I am sure it would be cheaper and you could give each guest a small bottle. The one I have is call M. It is a very cute purple bottle with a butterfly lid see picture on this website
You can also Google Mariah Carey merchandise or even check on Ebay
You could have a Mariah Carey Trivia Quiz check out this website for her biography
You could get some Mariah posters,stickers, and of course only play her music.
If I think of anything else I will post it.
My daughter is turning 13 and she doesn't know what she wants to do for her birthday. She is not girly. She loves sports, but most of her friends don't want to get all dirty. (I also don't want her to get all dirty.) She doesn't like dresses or anything like that. Plus, we are kinda of on a budget. I keep putting great ideas out there, but every time she always thinks of a bad memory. I really want her to have a great memory linked to this birthday. Any ideas? I'm clueless on the decorating theme, food, and what I should get her?
By Brianna L.
Is there a roller skating rink in your town? Most of them have birthday party rates and also serve pizza, burgers, etc. The reservation should also include the roller skate rentals for the party goers. Arrive at the reserved time, check in, find out how much skating time you can have and if you have to eat at a certain time. I guarantee, even the bad skaters (boys and girls) will have a good time. Earlier in the day is usually cheaper. Good Luck!
My daughter is turning 13 in February. She wants to have a boy girl party and I don't know what to do.
My daughter is turning 13 at the end of the month. She wants to have a sleepover, but the last two times it has been super chaotic and we got no sleep. She doesn't want it to be lame and she wants a co-ed party. Please help, I can't think of anything that isn't lame to her.
A co-Ed sleepover for young teens is a terrible idea. Teens are impulsive and many levels of sexual intimacy may occur.
If you have a sleepover either figure on no sleep or sit everyone down at the beginning of the party and set ground rules about noise levels after a certain hour.
Many wonderful memories can be made at sleepovers. When our children were kids we had tons of sleepovers with them making their own pizzas, I made the dough, they squished it out and topped it. All night movie marathons and video gams were the order of the day. Early breakfast and sending them home first thing in the morning gave us a chance to catch up on our rest.
Catch a nap the day of and the day after. Think long range, you are building a string relationship which can help in the turbulent teen years.
My daughter is turning 13 and she wants a big party with all her friends. We don't know what to have or do. She wants it to be big though! Do you have any ideas?
A Candland party. Balloons on sticks Can be large lollipops. You can use old Christmas deco (yard candy canes) left the same color, or spray painted for more candy land or girlie colors. You can get the colored cellophane ad wrap fillers to look like butterscotch and other candies!
My daughter is turning 13 in February. She's inviting 12 girls and 1 boy and some of her brother's friends. She likes pretty much everything, but wants to make it something different and memorable and not too expensive. What should I do?
By Sarah D.
My daughter's birthday party will be in November and I have no idea what to do for her. Please help.
My daughter's 13th birthday is coming up we are inviting a lot of girls and a few boys and one is her crush. Do you have any ideas for things that we can do in the back yard?
By Hailee from Raleigh, NC
My daughter is turning 13 soon and she can't wait for her birthday party. Any ideas?
By Betsy from Sharon, MA
My daughter is turning 13 and I don't want her party to be lame. I need some advice.
By Katrena W.
My daughter is turning 13 on February 23rd and she wants to go camping, but I'm a bit cautious about it. Are there any other ideas? She has invited 10 people, 3 of them being boys and the rest girls. She likes shopping, skating, talking, and scary films. Please help.
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My daughter is turning 13, but I really don't know what type of party she should have. She really likes themed parties (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Hawaii, around the world dress up, etc.), but she thinks she might be a bit old for them now. What should I do to make a themed party more grown up?
By Emma O.
My daughter is turning 13 in 9 days. We have no idea what to do. She wants it to be a "mature party". I can not think of anything fun to do for the girls. Her party is at the house so we have limited options. We need help!
By Jenn M. from Johnstown, CO
How much money should each child be given to spend at the mall?
By E B
I am having a party for my daughter and she wants to have boys there. What should I do? She loves sports. Her birthday is the 28 of November. Please help!
I'm trying to plan a surprise party for my best friend. Her little sisters (there's three of them) get a birthday party every year and, by the time it comes to her birthday, her mum and dad can't afford a birthday party for her.
I've only known her a year, but we're already like sisters, so I want to throw her the best party ever. I've decided to make the party chocolate/baking theme (she loves both), but I don't know how to do it. It can't be at her house, I might be able to do it at my house. She also loves Olly Murs, swimming, singing, and playing the violin (we get lessons together).
Thankful for any suggestions!
P.S I'm in Scotland so I can't do anything that would be in America!
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I am having a 13th birthday in September. I am having it at a local hall and, of course, it's a dance party but I don't know what else to do. What if they get bored of just dancing and this party has to be PERFECT. I was thinking of doing a mini fashion show during the party but I don't know if people will like that. I need to know what to do! Please help!
Marie from Seattle, WA
Motor mouth and other stuff! I suggest you start with a little soft music. You have a quiet room with no music so that people who wanna take a break from the dance floor can chill out, eat and play some board games or cards in that room. Remember IF POSSIBLE: little drinks with umbrellas are a must because they so cute! more fun things to do are maybe having them bring there swimsuits and have a water balloon fight! you could probably have karaoke and an american idol thing. just remember most of your guests are there for YOU not the PARTY. (07/30/2006)
What can I do for my thirteenth? Any ideas appreciated.
Kassy from UK
If u live near a beach you could go to the beach, even if it's freezing outside, it's still fun. You can have cake and pizza and open your presents on the beach, then go back to your house to have a sleepover if you want.'
hollywood- red carpet paparazzi, interveiws, mocktails, singstar moulin rouge- feathers!!!, fans, glitter, make up and lots of drinks! princess: tiaras, diamonds, dresses, tea. royal: crowns dresses, tuxedo's fashion: fashion show, photographer, magazones, mocktails.
I hope that helps! if you want more ideas leave me a comment @ http://berrytrifle.bebo.com and leave me a comment I will email you and give you more ideas but MAKE SURE you give me your email! (01/31/2007)
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By Sally Sue
My daughter's turning 13 and I don't know what to do! She turns 13 on Friday, July 13th. She wants to take a couple of friends to Six flags or water country.
Do you have any ideas for a 13th birthday party? Mine is coming up soon.
My daughter is turning 13 in December and I am trying to come up with great party ideas to throw at her. I always let them choose their party themes, but this year she doesn't know what to do. She's kind of shy and gets embarrassed easily. Any ideas would be great.
Can you please give me some ideas on my sister's 13th birthday party?
My daughter will be 13 on Friday the 13th. Any great party ideas?
I need a fun activity to do at a thirteen year old party. Thanks.
What can my daughter do for her 13th birthday party if it is in December? We've come up with some ideas, but none seem like "the one" (in her words).
I need a cheap birthday for my daughter. She will be turning thirteen. It will be in December, therefore, I won't be able to do much in the winter. What are some cheap ideas, for a birthday? She wants to invite about thirty people.