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12th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter is turning 12 in September and we need cheap birthday ideas. She is having 4 friends over for a pamper/sleepover, but I would like to do an activity with them outside the house. Any suggestions? We have a bugdet of maybe $30-40, but I think she would also like to invite more friends to the out of house activity!

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July 17, 20150 found this helpful
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By "out of the house" do you mean movies or rollerskating, or do you just mean an outside activity. I always used to take my summer birthday parties to the pool, and I have taken a small group to the movies. If it is just outside, a trip to a park - perhaps even having the whole party there, might be nice. You could do a treasure hunt or a scavenger hunt, do activities that are available in the park - badminton, lawn bowling, soccer, etc.

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I am not sure if I am a big fan of having two groups of party-goers, unless she is inviting quite a large group for the main party, and a couple special friends for an extra sleepover. To invite some for the outing, but not for the main party seems ungracious to me.

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July 31, 20150 found this helpful

Birthday cookout, picnic and/or campfire sounds like a fun idea and maybe have a large tent for sleepover if you want to stretch the time. Outdoor games and if no pool, then a water hose will do or water slide and water balloons sounds cool and refreshing on a hot day. Also, a cooler of ice for lots of cold drinks and ice cream cones or watermelon and sitting in the shade enjoying fun with friends and party foods.

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