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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13th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls
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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.

By C.S

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My son's birthday is December 28th and he's turning 13 this year too :) When he was younger, we celebrated his birthday party a couple weeks early - the weekend before school gets out for the holidays. Once our kids hit about 10, we stopped having "parties" and started having them choose just 1 or 2 friends to go Roller Skating or the video arcade, followed by a stop at Cold Stone for some ice cream or home for cake and then an overnight - so we plan the party around when the friends he's inviting are in town. I give the kids a budget and they get to plan the party and treats and keep what's left. I do require some sort of cake/treat and food if the party is during a meal time. Really helped get a handle on their party expectations... suddenly a homemade cake is just fine ;)

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I was born December 22nd. Mom has always celebrated my birthday on the 22nd and as an adult, as close to the day as possible, I will see her (I live out of state).

So, 13 is a pretty exciting. If I remember correctly, I had a bunch of my girl friends come over, family friends and their parents, with aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents. Mom always had tons of food for everyone and family would bring a covered dish. We played a few games, did cake & ice cream and presents.

Games that were a hit:

All the kids take their shoes off and place them in a jumbled mess in the middle of the room. Then everyone stands in a Large circle around the shoes facing to the outside. Parents mix the shoes up, get out of the way and then tell everyone to turn around find their pair of shoes, put them on and tie them. First person wins!

If you can find long, red, shoestring licorice... two kids pair to one adult. The adult holds up two long strings one in each hand. The kids have to race to eat it without touching it with their hands. First one wins. Then you can pair them up with another winner and repeat till you have a final winner.

You could also do a movie night with homemade pizzas. Get all the pizza ingredients and either small pizza crusts or make homemade pizza dough and break off individual servings. Then have each kid make their own pizza the way they like it. Followed by a movie. Half way through have intermission, (bathroom breaks) do presents and cake & ice cream.

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I was born on Christmas so I know how you feel if you are worried nobody will show up have it earlier. I usually have mine on the 10-16th

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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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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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    Say no. The idea is ridiculous. Decide what sort of party you would be willing to host (roller skating and cake and ice cream; movies and pizza; bowling and pizza; etc. ) - pick two scenarios and let her choose one or the other. If she isn't happy with that, she can have cake and ice cream with the family .

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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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    Today is my daughter's 13th birthday, and she requested to invite boys to her sleep-over. I said yes. I think that staying away from all the gender-stereotyping that's so prevalent these days will help my kids to be more confident about being their own, unique selves. Of course, the boys will NOT be sleeping in the same room as the girls, but rather will be spending from 9pm on hanging out in my son's room (or possibly the living room) playing video games until they crash out. I won't be getting any sleep, but as a parent of 4 children, I'm pretty used to that already!! The girls and I will be doing manicures and mud masks until bedtime.

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    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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      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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      I have just turned 13 and i'm quite girly, but ziplining, quad biking and hiking can maybe work. We went to a chocolate factory and made chocolate for my party! It was AWESOME!

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      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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        That's ridiculous. You admit she is spoiled, but you still are getting her a phone and a big party. Have her pick between a big present or a big party. Explain to her that it doesn't mean she gets one or the other, but one aspect of her birthday will be less expensive.

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        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.

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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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        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).

        By A.S

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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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        Movie night!!! Watch all the bring it ons with pizza and tons of snacks! My cheer team loved it.

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        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; and she is embarrassed of how small our house is. 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. We have no idea what to do.

        She wants to invite about 10-20 people, all are 12-13 years old, I have cleared that with her, but she is going to have mostly girls. She might just want a pool party, but that's not open until June. I feel really bad because we don't have much money to just throw around. She really wants to make this an amazing party because she is inviting her "crush". I am a clueless mom from the 80s (lol) so I think easy, but this generation is crazy and I need to get caught up. Please help!

        By Janine

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        You could have a scavenger hunt. Break them into 4 teams or so. Take them downtown (if it is a safe area) or just in your neighborhood. You can make a list of things to find or do and have them take pictures. It will take at least an hour and they won't be in the house. Also, if you have a garage, take the cars out, move the junk to the sides and have a dance party in the garage! A lot of fun for the early teens. I would keep playing the fast songs :) Both ideas are nearly cost free. Good luck.

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        Check with a YMCA for a indoor pool. Last year I planned a surprise 12th birthday party at the local YMCA. They provided two lifeguards, party room and a hostess. Surprisingly the cost was cheap! We brought decorations, drinks, chips, iPod, favors and ordered pizza.

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        My daughter is turning 13 years old, and she wants a really cool, fun birthday. We're thinking of a go to movies, or laser tag, etc. She's girly, but not too girly. She wants 10 - 15 girls. I don't know what to do. Please help me with suggestions! Thanks.

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          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 ?
          Any suggestions?

          By R.E from Merced

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          Many in our area have been doing 'destination' birthdays, meaning there are always FEED THE HUNGRY CHILDREN food sites, where you bag the meals. The kids who have been involved have said this was much better than having a selfish birthday, and it made a better memory for all those involved. Many times it would be announced at the event that the birthday party was doing this, rather than something else. Talk about COOL! Many others, strangers, etc get to celebrate too with you. And you can't take away that warm fuzzy feeling when you think about it. Take them out for pizza afterwards.

          A commitment usually of 2-3 hours, so plan how much time you think. Time goes so fast. You get put at stations with people and conversation flows. Some of these people you may never have in your life again, but they will think about your child giving on her birthday.

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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 - movie

          Do something adventorous - go camping -

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          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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          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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          It sounds like plenty but you can incorporate a few games.

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          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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            My daughter's 13th birthday is on the 30th of March. I need some ideas for a surprise party for her. I don't think it will be too many kids, maybe 5-10. I'm taking her on a cruise at the end of February, but she don't think that's for her birthday. Can you help me please?

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            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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            My daughter is turning 13 on Christmas Eve. I want to go out and do something, but I don't know were to go.

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