By Hannah from Unicoi, TN
I am turning 15 in 17 days and I have no idea how to celebrate it, so can someone help me. I mostly like dark things, but my friends like light stuff. And are energetic. So can please someone help me. I need help. Oh! And I am a girl.
I want to wish you a very happy birthday! May you have a wonderful year to come!
The idea of giving back to others sounds good and I think will give you the most satisfaction in the long run!
I'm turning fifteen in August! I'm acually Mexican but, I am not having a quince, instead I'm having a party at home. So, movies, dance party, bonfire, and a nice but not fancy dinner. :)
I'm turning 15 in 3 days and I don't know what to do for myself and I don't know what I want! That really sucks. I want to find something to get myself.
By Alea W. from Tucson, AZ
To add to what sm002 said, how about doing 15 acts of kindness, 1 for each year of your life? I read an article recently about a woman who did this, and her acts of kindness ranged from giving baked goods to local firefighters and police, to providing coloring books and crayons to a family counseling center, to leaving quarters in vending machines for children to find. She even helped someone load their groceries in the rain. Sounds like lots of fun!
I am turning 15 years old on June 4th and I don't know what to do. I love to do stuff with my friends and one of my friends lives in a different town so that is one reason I want to have a birthday party.
By Kathrin D from Orlando, FL
Why not chuck a birthday party that way your friend can come too? It could be a massive party with all your friends and you could even let them help you plan it since it is not that far away.
I live in Austin, Texas. I'm turning 15 and I want to do something fun, but don't know where to go. I do not want it to be at my house. So I need ideas of where to go. About 15 people (boys and girls) are going to be invited, but my price range is about 400-550 dollars.
Do any of these appeal you to you?
rock climbing (Austin Rock Gym)
I understand that Austin has a great music scene, and is a big college town. You might be able to find free or very low-cost concerts on one of the local college campuses. And since most college students are under 21, your and your friends' ages won't be a problem in terms of getting in. If that sounds like fun, check the websites of the schools near you - it'll probably be something like "calendar of events."
My daughter will be turning 15 years old in May. I would like to do something very special with her and 3 of her friends. She has been a straight A student since kindergarten. Any suggestions?
Onesummer from GA
If you just want to do something for the 4 girls, how about a craft class and lunch? Or a fancy luncheon/dinner/tea party? Is there a theme park or local attraction that they could spend the day at? Maybe a spa day. (01/11/2007)
Seriously that was amazing and we got in a went to the movies, we got tiaras (I know sounds babyish, but it was so much fun) and we put on the tiaras and keep in mind we looked hilarious with makeup and hair and the limo took us to the movies. Everyone was looking at us, but it was heaps of fun and we went into the movies and then we ran around the shopping center for a while trying on different clothes and stuff, girl stuff.
Then the limo picked us back up and we just drove around for a while with music playing heaps loud and lollies and chips and any other non health food.
When we finally drove home we just crashed and watched movies, listened to music and talked until all hours of the morning it was seriously the best birthday ever. I know the limo is quite expensive these days so maybe this birthday should be kept till sweet 16 where parents feel they can lash out a bit more, just letting your kids do their own thing is probably the best. It was an all girls night, though we played prank calls on some of the boys from our school and that, seriously so much fun! (10/21/2007)
For my 13 year old twins, we had a scavenger hunt at the mall followed by a carnival near by. Instead of gifts, my girls asked them to bring their admission to the carnival and food cans for a food drive happening as well. I shopped at the thrift store for all the items in their goodie bags from our local discount store such as lip-gloss, candies, key chains (they love to hang it from their backpacks). We got them an outfit for the day along with some necessities for their gift.
For my son's 15th party, we are just going for the amusement park across town. His guests will bring half of the admission instead of a gift. We'll get him a few outfits that he needs and perhaps an iPod from eBay.
My kids are happy to do this because they understand that spending time and making memories are much more important than an item that will be left behind. (07/28/2008)
I might be a little old-fashioned, but I think when kids have to wait and yearn for something, like ear piercing, a cell phone, a later curfew, a new privilege, then it's just that much sweeter and more appreciated when they finally get it.
For the parties, we usually do dinner out at his favorite place with the family/grandparents, and then on another day maybe go to a local wave pool with friends (having the other kids contribute their admission instead of bringing gifts is a great idea). None of it breaks the bank. It's the attention and the novelty of their day that they'll remember the most, not how much you spent. (07/31/2008)
If you're going to do a party at home, try to make it original, or add a twist to it, so that it doesn't seem kiddish, but it's not huge enough to outshine, or put pressure on making your sweet 16 a blast. I really liked the chocolate fountain because it added something different to my party that wasn't expensive, and it wouldn't outshine my sweet 16.
I had also really really wanted to take myself and about 3 or 4 friends innertubing (its actually incredibly fun, whether you've tried it or not) on my birthday with my parents at a lake close by. Then we could have a little camp out and bonfire afterwards or something, but my family's boat was in for a repair, so it wasn't possible. (Even just driving around out on the lake with the boat and a few friends, then putting the anchor down so we could swim for about an hour would've been extremely fun) (08/17/2008)
One of my friends even took some girls out skating and then shopping afterward, and back to her house to spend the night. It was really fun.
My advice is to keep it from being too little kiddish or immature. But don't make it too big, your sweet sixteen will be next year. (01/03/2009)
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