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
You could also call a local "beauty school" and find some cosmetology students you could pay to come give manicures or pedicures or facials and makeup. You might even be able to arrange to have the party at their lab and then take the girls for lunch somewhere. (Most of these labs accept appointments, and you may be able to reserve a block of appointments.)
There are places that are kind of like video arcades that are geared toward older kids and teens that can be fun. (And restaurants like Dave and Busters.)
My area has a drive-in theater that is very family-oriented. People bring lawn chairs and blankets and sit outside, in front of their cars; and many walk a block away (once they've staked out their spot) for take out pizza. You may have something like this near you--ask around.
Most craft stores offer craft parties; and while most are geared to a younger set, I expect any would be happy to tailor it to older girls.
If you know someone with a karaoke machine, that can make for a fun evening.
A cook-out could be fun, with all the traditional foods, followed by smores.
Your local vocational/technical school may offer cooking classes. You could book the girls for a cooking class.
Have you asked your daughter? She may have some ideas you could put to work.
You can go to a movie or roller rink, things like that, or else have a slumber party with pizza at home.
One of the two beauty schools where I live have party packs, however the age limit is 12 years and the cost is $10.00 per child. I don't know what is included in that pkg.
My 14 yr old daughter , 12 year old son and 10 year old daughter enjoyed a day at Chucky Cheese (we celebrated them all at once because I only see them once a year). We also went to a movie.
Okay, I know things are a lot different for thirteen year olds now than they were forty four years ago but I can't imagine that this age group still wouldn't simply love and enjoy a party at an ice cream parlour or pizza restaurant.
I don't know where you live and if this ice cream parlour is near you or not but it still exists all these years later and it was so much fun for me and my pals and this parlour still makes a really big deal about celebrating peoples birthdays. :-)
Even if it's not available in your area maybe just checking out the link will give you some ideas.
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.
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