Planning a birthday party is fun and often challenging. The older the child gets, it seems, the more creativity we need to employ. A 17th birthday is significant as the last one before reaching the milestone 18th birthday. This is a guide about 17th birthday party ideas for girls.
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I would like to throw a birthday party for one of my best friends. Her birthday is December 20th and she will be turning 17. That automatically rules out a cook out which was what I was wanting to do. It will be a surprise party. My parents are pastors of a church and they told me we could use the church for her party, and I'm happy about that so we don't have to rent somewhere. But I need some ideas as far as themes and decorations and what to do. Please help. Any advice would be very helpful to me! Also keep in mind I am on a very tight budget for this.
By hnnybauny (Guest Post)09/19/2008
talofa..nice ideas for bday party..
I'm liking for ideas for my best friend's 17th birthday.
Hey guys, I'm planning a surprise party for my friends 17th birthday. It's going to be at her house and I know who is coming. Do you have any ideas as to how I could decorate her house? I was thinking streamers in her room but I also wanted to do stuff to the rest of her house! Thanks a bunch!
By Kristine (Guest Post)02/16/2009
I'm actually doing a surprise party for my friend end of this month, too. Well about the decorating, you don't want to spend alot of money on decorations, so go to the Dollar Store, preferable Dollar Tree. Dollar Tree has some really nice decorations. Simply make sure that you have a lot of balloons hanging around so it will make her feel like it's actually a birthday.
Make sure you get her a pretty birthday cake, it's not a birthday if you don't have a a cake and candles, you have to make her feel special. Play some fun games with her, you have to make sure that all the attention is on her, because this is her big day, her birthday. Of course you want her to remember this day forever.
Also, another great idea, go to Michaels or Joanns, whichever, and buy a picture frame, with room around the picture slot for sigings. Have all the people who came to the party sign that frame, and insert a picture from the party so she won't ever forget this big day!! Good luck and best wishes. -Kristine K.
I will be turning 17 on February 21 and I have no plans of what to do. Please help!
By Ayegali Nanahi01/19/2012
Debbora, maybe you could check with a local shelter or children's home or with Big Brothers/Sisters to see if a child shares your birth date, or close to. (You might choose someone from the fire or police dept., EMS, or armed services or missionary/family to surprise.)
Invite friends to come to your home, each bringing a suitable small gift and have a 'birthday wrapping party' for the recipient. Provide yourselves with snacks, even cake & ice cream, balloons & candles; take pictures; have someone do a scrapbook of your event... and you'll have a truly memorable day! I hope this will work for you or give you some different ideas for celebrating your birthday. Blessings (Happy early Birthday!)
I'm having a 17th birthday party in like 2 weeks. We've rented a place and I'm inviting a lot of people both boys and girls. Of course there is gonna be snacks and music and dancing, but I need some game ideas or something we could all do so that people don't get bored or think my party is lame.
I would play girl party games, and eat pizza and donuts.
What do I do for my 17th and 18th birthday?
By shade from New York, NY
17th hav a massive party maybe theme it.
I'm turning 17 on March 17th, and I have no idea of what to do! I want to do something that I will remember for the rest of my life. I was thinking of just doing a huge party, but I don't know. I need answers. :) thanks guys
Below are a couple of things that I did for my son for his birthday!
1. If there is a Skating Rink in your area, you can rent out the skating rink and have a "Themed Skate Party" and have everyone to dress up according to your theme or they can just dress up, come to skate, and have fun! Invite all of your closet friends at school "by Invitation Only" and let them bring one guest and have a ball! Most skating rinks have skates, drinks, and food included in the price of the skating rink rental; anything outside of your paid rental, your guest will have to foot their own bills!
2. Another option would be an (Invitation Only) "Hotel Overnight Sleepover Party! Rent out (2) Hotel Suites (1 boys/1 girls) at a really nice hotel in your area and invite 6-12 of your closet friends!! Buy lots of cups, chips, & sodas, order lots of pizza's, bring some movies / a DVD Player, and sleeping bags, and have fun!
If the hotel has an indoor pool, ask everyone to bring their swim attire with them too!
*Be sure to have a 2-3 older cousins and or trusted family friends on hand to make sure that everyone is accounted for "At All Times" especially while in the pool area and also to make sure that no "hanky panky" goes on between the boys and the girls at the sleepover! :)
Good luck and have fun on whatever you decide to do for your birthday and don't forget video the event and to take lots of pictures too!:)
My friend and I are both turning 17 in June this year. We want to do two parties, one for the day time and one at night. We were thinking about a pool party during the day and a lingerie party at night. We want it to be a joint party for both of us. Should we do this? and if so what should our themes be for both of them. We both love Nicki Minaj for the pool party though. Someone please help me. My budget is between 1000 to 1500 dollars. What kind of food should we serve for both of them? We are thinking about a hotel party for the lingerie party.
A lingerie party? For someone who is just turning 17? That's a little too ridiculous if you ask me. I would ax that idea ASAP. The pool party sounds great. Sounds like you've got plenty of money to spend on this, so I would suggest a dance party for the night. Hire a DJ, get a location, get some cool lights. Make it into a dance club scene. Since you guys won't even be legal yet.
Hey, I am a 17 year old girl. My birthday is on December 23rd. This has made it almost impossible to have a birthday. I have never had a birthday party before and have no idea what to do. Last year, on my sweet 16, I was all alone and sad. Please help me. I do not want to have another awful birthday. Thanks.
By Carol in PA12/26/2012
My birthday is Dec 26th. I have never felt deprived because of having this day for a birthday. I never had to go to school and usually I could get time off from work after I entered the workforce.
When I was a child, my parents used to have a party for me in the spring! I clearly remember a May Day Party with the centerpiece of girls dancing around the Maypole. I think at your age an April Fool's Day party might be fun!
When I was 26 I met a woman who was 17 years older than I was. She taught me many things. One thing was to always buy myself a gift. She said to buy myself something for birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day, etc. That is the only way to ensure you get what you wanted!
You are in charge of your own happiness. So get busy and make some fun for yourself. I think I'd schedule a Christmas/birthday party for myself if I were you. It might include shopping or movies... You can only be limited by your imagination!
Best of luck always!
Carol in PA
My birthday party will be on August 31st and I want to do a different one. My sister and I thought that the dress code could be black and white, but we need a theme to decorate the space (it will outside) and things like that. I wanted something related to royalty, but I don't know what. I will invite boys and girls.
By Di A
Sounds like you already have a good plan going one. You can do royalty. Have crowns, and British decorations.
Help! I'm having a 17th birthday party and I want it to be fancy dress, but I want a themed one. I have the venue sorted. I need help with the food and drink also. Please help.
By Emily from Bath
I'm turning 17 in November and I want to have a really cool party, I love skateboarding so I want it to revolve around that. I need some ideas on what to do for my 17th, if you have any let me know?
By Jasmine (Guest Post)01/03/2008
im turning 14 and im having a skateboarding theme for mine. my friends and i are going to buy some cheap boards and buy lots of spray paint and we are going to decorate them and keep them as a gift we are also going to a skate park and have the party there.
I need ideas for my 17th birthday party. Everything seems too childish, or something my parents wouldn't agree too. Please help.
By Gracey W
It's tough to answer without more information. What time of year is your party? Will it be inside or outside? What is your budget? How many people are you planning to have? Boys and girls, or just girls? Overnight? If you can answer these questions, maybe we can help more.
Don't underestimate the "Just Hanging Out" party with good food, good music, and people you like. It doesn't necessarily have to have a theme, especially now that you're getting older.
Some things you can do:
* Cook together (make your own pizza or decorate fancy cupcakes)
* Spa Day (Usually Girls Only parties) There are a lot of good recipes for Make-Your-Own beauty treatments online, and you can give each other makeovers.
I just turned 17 Monday October 8th and I have no idea what I can do to keep my friends entertained. I'm having a slumber party with my best friend and cousin, but I have no idea what I can do to keep them from being bored.
P.S. Please don't say any kiddy things because I'm 17 not 6... :)
When my kids were about 17, all their friends used to hang here all weekend. They made pizza buns, fudge, and milk shakes...watched movies, played video games, and put crazy make up on the people who fell asleep.
I am turning 17 next month and since I have a winter birthday, that rules out pretty much everything I like. I had a laser tag birthday last year and I am not sure if it is a good idea to have the same thing two years in a row. It will be a party for both boys and girls so I would like to know any great activities that you guys think I can do. (I am up for anything, except make-over parties.)
By Kristen D.
I'm going to be 17 soon and have no idea what to do. I live in Panama City, Florida which is basically a retirement home except during the spring break season. I really don't want to have to wait until the summer to do my party. Any ideas?
By Jessica S.
My 17th is in a few months and I don't know what to do. I will probably only have about 3 other girls coming so I was thinking of like staying in a hotel. I would really like a cool theme though, not something boring and overdone. Any ideas on themes, decorations, or activities to do?
I will be turning 17 in September. I live in Phoenix, Arizona, so the best thing to do is a pool party, but I have had one almost every year so far. I was thinking of like staying at a hotel with a cool water park or something in that area. Any any ideas will be very much appreciated. Thank you!
By Abigail D.
I'm turning 17 on Wednesday the 22nd of May and I don't know what to do. I am still in school and we don't get out till next week. I am trying to plan something out for me and a few friends to do that isn't expensive as heck. So can you please respond asap.
By Amber M.
My 17th birthday is in a few weeks and I am still stuck on what to do. I have a few ideas, but none are jumping up at me saying "pick me! pick me!". So I'll tell them to you. I would like your comments and some more ideas of your own (I'm a girl btw).
1. Have a boys and girls party at my house, where everyone comes over for food and bonfire with maybe a movie or xbox kinect.
2. I invite girls and boys, or just girls, to dinner then a movie and walk around town.
3. I just have my 6 girl friends over for a slumber party, making our own sundaes and popcorn, while watching movies.
4. Stay the night with my bestie in a hotel room and we go watch a movie. Then in the morning we go to the markets.
5. Have a bunch of people, boys and girls, meet out for lunch and go hang out around town or something.
See what I mean? Too many ideas, but I feel none of them are really unique and exciting enough. Please help!
By Chelcie P
Well I'm Turning 17 in less than a month and the hotel idea sounds good but have more people come instead of you and just one friend. Maybe have boys and girls and if the hotel has a pool, go to the pool. Have drinks pizza music and you guys can all chill out.
I'm a girl and going to be 17 and I have no idea what to do for my bday. I'm having 10 of my friends sleepover, but I want us to go out and do something fun before hand. Any ideas? I'm up for anything, but nothing too pricey. I'll pay money for something fun, but nothing ridiculously overpriced.
By Annie l.
I'm really in need of help. I'm having a surprise day with a close friend for her birthday with just me and her, so not like an actual party. I have 600 dollars to spend and don't have the whole night just from day till 8pm night time. I wanna show her a good time that's fun and go out to dinner somewhere, but bottom line it has to be somewhere in Melbourne and something formal. I don't know where. Any ideas will be much appreciated.
I want to do something for my 17th birthday that hasn't really been done before? I don't want to have a party and it has to be something that isn't going to cost much. Something that is going to be fun and boys and girls can both do.
By Chelsea G.
You could try a "scavenger hunt". Make lists of things for people to find and give prizes. You could have teams or couples. Did this with a high school group. They loved it and want another one! I had 1 mystery item and left clues numbered 1 to 15 to find the mystery item. They had to find the clues in order to find the next clue. This was an added bonus along with the listed items.
We had fun stuff on the list like: a hair from the head of a stranger, along with a signature stating they gave the person a hair; a "take-out menu" from a certain type of restaurant (give everyone a different type of restaurant) with an employee's name on it, etc. Make the items hard, but not impossible, and have a time limit. We had a great time...lots of laughs!
I'm 17 on 8th September. I have been given the choice of a party for my birthday or driving lessons and I really can't chose which one! I would love to be able to do both, but how can I do a party for about 35 people on the cheap?
Please help, thank you!
Go for the driving lessons. Maybe you could organize some sort of outing where everyone pays their own way, like mini-golf or something, and then just serve cake and ice cream and drinks in a park. Not all parties have to be extravaganzas.
Last year I threw a party for my daughter's sweet 16 and it was a disaster. I need a good idea for her 17th birthday. She is a little upset at what happened last year and I don't want that to happen this year. Please help!
By Tori M.
My 17th birthday is in the beginning of December and I want to have an Alice in Wonderland theme, but I'm not sure how it will work since it's not nice outside.
By Alanna B
I saw a TV show with a party with this theme. The guests all dressed up as characters from the book. They played croquet (although you couldn't do that outside, I suppose, but maybe you could figure out how to do it inside. ) The foods were labeled with signs that said "Eat me" and "Drink me". You could make cookies that were shaped like mushrooms or something else from the book.
At the Mad Hatter's tea party, they all kept moving down one place, so the Hatter could get a clean plate. That reminds me of musical chairs, so maybe you could have some sort of game where a timer goes off and everyone has to switch seats, and ? well - something fun happens. Maybe the person without the seat has to do something - sort of like Truth or Dare. You could use giant paper flowers for decorations. Just about any odd thing would do, as it is all about being zany and out of this world fantasy. Reread the book or watch the movie for ideas.
I'm turning 17 on October 24th and I'd like to have some sort of party. I didn't really do anything for my 15th or 16th birthday and I'd like to do something this year. I don't have a big budget at all, it's just my mom and I so we can't really afford something extravagant. She works part time as a CNA and is in college for an LPN, so money is tight. I'm a very girly girl, also a huge Taylor Swift fan for 8 years so I'm pretty devoted! I would like to have a spa day, but it couldn't be something that is expensive and pretty much all salons are expensive. Does anyone have any ideas? Please!
Why not have a Spa Party at your house?
You can buy a bunch of nail polishes (and nail files/decals/polish remover/etc.), some nice-smelling lotions, and cheap ingredients for facials & pedicure scrubs.
Watch a quick YouTube video on how to *properly* give a facial and/or pedicure & then take turns giving them to give eachother while gossiping and eating.
Speaking of eating, you can serve a *bunch* of various appetizers instead of a "meal" ~ or go with tried-and-true pizza.
Whatever you do, Have **Fun**! :-D
My birthday is coming up October 10 and I don't have a clue what I want to do. I don't want a party because I don't hang with so many people. I want to spend time with my boyfriend and best friend, but I don't know what to do. I need a little help.
I'm turning 17 in February. I know it's a while away, but I can never come up with any ideas in time. Anyways I want to rent out a party bus and dress really fancy, but I don't know where I would go. I want it to be something different and creative. Please help me out with ideas. I want this to be something I will never forget.
By Tara M.
Do you have any idea what it will cost to rent a party bus? Unless your family is really well to do you probably can't afford it. You might be better off sticking to teenage ideas.
I'm turning 17 on the 4th of October and for my 16th I had a huge party. Since then I have had a falling out with a lot of my friends so I want to do something they won't laugh at, but with only a few people there. I want to do something memorable and fun. However I have a very low budget as I am having driving lessons paid for; so my mum really can't spare much money. I have been advised to go for a meal, but I don't want it to be dull. So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
By Lucy H.
I am turning 17 on October 25th and I have no idea what to do for a party. I don't want anything too expensive, but I have an unlimited budget. Ideas? The party will be boys/girls and the age range is from 16 to 20.
I was looking for some ideas for my 17th birthday party. I live in Portugal, in a small town, so big parties with cool themes are out of my options. I was thinking about inviting some friends, probably just girls, but I want to do something different than just go to the movies or have a sleepover. If I do it that way, my boyfriend wouldn't be there, it would be boring for him. So, I could invite those girls and some other friends (boys and girls) from school and we can just choose some place to hang out or go to movies (but, here's the problem, same old tradition again). What advices or ideas could you give me? Thank you!
My best friend and I are having a joint seventeenth party for our birthdays next year. We have already booked the DJ, videographer, and photographers; but I am just wondering if we should have a theme and if we did what type of theme?
I'm planning a surprise party for my sister. It's in December and it will be cold so there are not a lot of activities they can do. Not only that, but my sister's best friend has a peanut allergy and she can die just being around peanuts so it's really hard to find foods that are not around peanuts! Please help me. I need this to be cheap.
By Eve S.
I will be 17 on July 16. I want to be turn up with my friends. What should I do because it is always 100 degrees outside for my birthday?
I am turning 17 in February, on the 2nd and have no clue what I wanna do for it. This is my big day and also a big moment in my life so can someone give me some ideas? Gracias amigos. Thanks guys! :)
By Camocountrygirl from Randolph County
I need help. My birthday is on New Year's Eve. I wouldn't be stuck if it was my 18th birthday, but it's my 17th. I can't have a house party and I have no money. I don't live with my parents so they can't pay for it, so I have to pay for it.
I need help on what I can do. All my birthdays have been rubbish and I need to change that. It will be very cold outside so I need to take weather into consideration.
Please help with ideas, I would be very grateful.
I turn 17 on the 19th of November, but I have no idea what to do! I have an idea of fancy dress on the weekend after and going ice skating, but I am not sure. I might even go out for a meal with some friends. Please help.
I'm turning 17 and I have a low budget, but I want a good fun party. Can anyone help me with the games and stuff? My birthday is on March 1st. Please help!
By Saniya from Islamabad, Pakistan
I have no idea how the weather is in your area so I will just mention a few things that came to mind. Set up a water gun battle with your friends. Split up into two teams, designate an out area for people to go once they have been hit. Desgnate the area of play, go to opposite corners and come out fighting.
Second idea: have a karaoke contest or an air guitar contest. You could even make it an air "band" contest. Split people up and have a volleyball game. Just be creative and have fun.
What should I do for my 17th birthday party? It's on February the 26th.
By Emma M
I need help. I'm turning 17 on the 16th and want to have my party on a Friday or Saturday. I don't know what to do. I haven't had a party in a couple of years and I'm stumped. I would like something fun for girls and boys!
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I am trying to plan my 17th birthday. It's crazily hard! I know who I am inviting but I have NO idea what to do! I live in a small place, not much to do. I didn't have a 16th, so i want to make this my sweet 16! I am stuck, and don't know what to do!
By Suzanne S.
I'm turing 17 on Feb 18 and I don't know what to do. My thought was miniature golf and it's glow in the dark, then maybe go to my house. Is that to kiddish? I need more ideas.
Melanie from Fairbanks, Alaska
For an all nighter you need 4 movies, count time in between for bathroom breaks, to talk about the movie, and for people who can't stay to leave. (That's nice because some just can't stay all night, but it's nice to have them there for a while)
I have two boys, so our movie nights have been Jackie Chan or car chase movies. Now my daughter is old enough to have one she wants the three Cinderella movies. Her friends can't make it through a whole night yet. We even had one night that the movies turned out to be really bad so they dug into our old movies and ended up watching Karate Kid 1&2. They loved it. It really is a lot of fun. (02/03/2007)
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