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12th Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

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Planning a 12th birthday party for a boy, is an important job. You need to design a party that is fun for all and OK with the parents. This is a guide about 12th birthday party ideas for boys.


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By 0 found this helpful
March 30, 2007

I need help organizing a birthday party for my son who is turning 12. I really do not want a party at home, but I really do not have a lot of money either. HELP

Monica from Cicero, IL


By amber (Guest Post)
March 30, 20071 found this helpful

I guess it all depends on what he's in to. Go to and they have good ideas for all age groups!

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By (Guest Post)
March 30, 20070 found this helpful

Beach party, if possible, or park. Maybe a community pool? How about taking everyone to a minor or local baseball game?

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By Carol (Guest Post)
March 31, 20070 found this helpful

I had a double dare party at the park for my kids. It was fun. You need to be creative. I used questions from something like Klutz Quiz. Another website that has good party ideas is http://familyfu  ntro_parties_sf/

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By Lynda (Guest Post)
March 31, 20070 found this helpful

Some neighbors of our had a party of six boys that age all go together in their van to LaserQuest, and


"PAY FOR THEIR OWN WAY", which seemed so strange to me, but it seems to be the way things are going now days? They had a sleep-over that night,
went to one another's homes all during the next day.
We had been sick all week, so our "gift" was some money in a cute card, which the BD boy appreciated.
God bless you. : )

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By mitchel (Guest Post)
March 8, 20080 found this helpful

I went paint balling, and it was so awesome. I was popular for like 5 years after that hehe, and theres a low risk of getting hurt if everyones the same age.

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By IKS (Guest Post)
April 9, 20080 found this helpful

I think you need to send your 12 year old and his friends outside, and make up some games, so it'll be nice for both of you.

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By 11, twelve in a week and 1 day (Guest Post)
April 23, 20080 found this helpful

My brother and I are turning twelve in a week and 1 day. We have no idea what to do either!

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By White Fang (Guest Post)
May 21, 20080 found this helpful

I got an idea. Check out lazer quest. It's great, come home, fool around with buddies and play video games, order pizza, watch a movie and also if ya like sports, tickets to one.


Oh and a sleep over cause that's what I'm doing without the sports.

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By Henry (Guest Post)
June 9, 20080 found this helpful

I'm turning 12 in 17 days and I have no idea what to do either so if some people could come up with any helpful ideas that would be wonderful! :)

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By chris (Guest Post)
July 7, 20080 found this helpful

I'm turning 12 in 3 days HELP ME!

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By Rodrigus Santiablo (Guest Post)
August 19, 20080 found this helpful

Well eh me and my twin brother are having our 12th birthday party soon and we have no idea what to do! We were thinking of having a Mexican theme fancy dress since my family is Mexican and then our guests will learn a bit about our culture as well as having loads of fun. If you get any ideas tell me cause I don't like my brothers Mexican theme idea. HELP!

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By Cookedpug (girl) (Guest Post)
August 21, 20080 found this helpful

My friend had a party at Horizen fun afex for his 12th b-day and it was aweomse we skated, played lazer tag, played games, and got prizes!

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By (Guest Post)
October 2, 20080 found this helpful

im turning 12 in 7 days help i need party ideas fast but my mom don't have much money and our house is messy so we can't do anything @ our house please help! :\

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By Paula (Guest Post)
October 3, 20080 found this helpful

I know you said that you didn't want to do anything at your house....But you could always do a bonfire outside, and hey they're boys...they can always find a bathroom somewhere outside I'm sure!


You could let the boys cook hot-dogs by putting them on a stick and holding them over the fire. They could just do ketcup on them and for dessert you could buy marshmellows, chocolate hersey bars and graham crackers and let them make smores! And what kid doesn't like kool-aid.

They could play flashlight tag or they could just hang out talking by the fire and have boy talk.

Good Luck and I hope your son has a wonderful 12th Birthday! My son will be 12 next week too!!!

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By aj (Guest Post)
October 11, 20080 found this helpful

Hey you guys could have just invited a bunch of friends over and had a dance! That would be cool.

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By jj (Guest Post)
October 16, 20080 found this helpful

What should I do for birthday party?

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January 20, 20132 found this helpful

I'll give you a great game. Its a bubble blowing contest. For each boy put a piece of unwrapped Bazooka gum on a paper plate. have the boys each hold a plate with gum on it.


Explain that its a bubble blowing contest and the first one to blow a bubble wins a prize. Sounds too easy right?

Now take a can of Reddi whip cream and cover the gum and the plate with Reddi Whip on each plate. On your mark-get set-go!

Each boy then sticks his face in the whipped cream to find the gum. Gets it in his mouth. Has trouble blowing a bubble because of the whipped cream.

Finally after about 3 minutes and faces full of whipped cream, one of the boys will blow a bubble and win. Give the winner a prize. Make sure you have paper towels and a camera ready for this. You will get great pictures and memories for a lifetime. Have fun!

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April 6, 20130 found this helpful

My nephew's birthday party was a mall scavenger hunt. My nephew enjoyed this, you can try this for your boys. Just be sure that you and your boys know the mall where the party activity will be held. It's going to be an adventurous party!


Read this blog about Birthday Party Games for for kids of all ages : http://www.birt  ids-of-all-ages/

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By 1 found this helpful
March 19, 2016

My son is turning 12, but he doesn't like little boy games. He likes paintguns and go carts. I don't have that much money. Please help fast.

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June 13, 20130 found this helpful

My son is soon turning 12 and he has been going through an emotional time, as he is gay. I don't know what to do for his party. Please help. ASAP

By Peter

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May 27, 20130 found this helpful

I need a theme for a party. It's a home party and I need ideas for themes. It's for his 12th birthday party and he's energetic.

By Marcus W

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By 0 found this helpful
January 28, 2010

I have an 11 year old boy who is gonna be 12 soon and he has dyspraxya. I was wondering if you could help me to sort out something for him and his friends to do on his birthday.

By Lorraine from England


January 30, 20100 found this helpful

Can he play videogames if he is sitting well-supported? What does he enjoy? Table games, scavenger hunts where they have to solve puzzles can be done indoors and/or out. You could have movies and pizza. Bowling alleys have many accomodations they can make, including gutter guards and ramps for rolling the bowling balls down. Unless it is a surprise, ask him what he thinks would be fun. If it is a surprise, ask his friends for suggestions. Good luck!

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February 6, 20100 found this helpful

Does your son's school have a speech-language pathologist? If so, consult her. She's studied dyspraxia, knows what is popular in school for kids his age, and might have an inside line on what he and his friends can do together that wouldn't be too difficult for him. There's nothing worse than being sidelined watching others have all the fun. She'd also be able to consult with his teacher, and together, they might have picked up on some things he's failed to mention to you that are going on or that kids in your area are wanting to do.

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By 0 found this helpful
April 14, 2016

My son is turning 12 next month in May. He has allergies and also asthma, so grass and heat are really not an answer. I really need help and on a budget. What would fun for his age?

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