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.
What do I do for my 17th and 18th birthday?
By shade from New York, NY
If you don't know what you like to do we sure don't. I can tell you my ex liked going to the batting cages on her birthday.
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.
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!
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!
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'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!:)
I'm planing my 17th and have no idea what to do. I want it to really impress my friends. Does anyone have good ideas? Oh yeah, did I mention I'm doing it in Miami?
Unless you have a lot of money to spend, there is no way to do it to really impress your friends. It's your birthday you should do what you like to do. I don't know whatever happened to having parties in your home and sitting and visiting, playing board games, watching a movie, etc. It seems like everybody now thinks they have to do something special. By the way, if you want to have a party for yourself, you should have your own ideas of what to do.l
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.
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?
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 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 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)
By dollar out of a dime
I am turning 17 on 2nd May. I have thought about doing go-carting or white water rafting but I can not do anything too expensive as I am saving for a car. Some people suggest going for a meal but lots of my friends do that and I want to do something a bit different. Please help me with any ideas, I will be very grateful.
Hannah from Bournemouth
By Turning 17 Soon
My friend's 17th birthday is Feb. 9th. I have no clue what do do for her. We are having a party at her house and her boyfriend will be taking her out for the day. We were thinking about taking a limo to the falls then out to eat but we didn't want to spend too much money because we also wanted to get her a cute gift. Please help! it will be much appreciated! Jessicalynn
By Julie UK
I'll be turning 17 this November, and I'm looking for ideas on a party. I'd like to have a big one, since I haven't had a birthday party in years. I'm thinking about renting out a hall and having a semi-formal/casual party. I want a DJ. And I'm in need of a theme. I don't want anything like Casino Night. I want something extremely original, but really fun. I want to have things that the guests will enjoy, too, maybe like a cotton candy machine or something like that. Any ideas? They're greatly appreciated. Brittany from Pennsylvania
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