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13th Birthday Party Ideas

What can my daughter do for her 13th birthday party if it is in December? We've come up with some ideas, but none seem like "the one" (in her words).


By Confused mom


13th Birthday Party Ideas

Have guests come as favorite singer, or do a take off on a favorite TV show, or a scavenger hunt, or one of those crime mystery parties. (09/02/2010)

By knitter926

13th Birthday Party Ideas

I took my daughter and some of her friends to the local beauty school to have their hair shampooed and styled, and their nails done (make an appointment). Afterwards, my husband and I took them out for dinner so they could show off their new look. They felt very grown up and had a blast! (09/02/2010)

By lyonpridej

13th Birthday Party Ideas

I've given many 13th birthdays for family and friend's kids. My favorite (and the one that is always the biggest hit) is the digital scavenger hunt. Break the kids into three or four groups. Pair each group with a parent driver. Send them out around town and ask them to capture these things with digital cameras:


  1. Kiss a fish.
  2. Get handcuffed by a police officer.
  3. Sit down and eat with a family you do not know.
  4. Lead a group of people you don't know in "I'm a little tea pot".
  5. Get behind a fast food counter, wear the hat and look like you're serving.
  6. Dance in a fountain.
  7. Get your picture taken by the coolest car (4 extra points for the car you think is the best).
  8. Sit on a fire truck.
  9. Gather round the cutest guy you find for a photo (5 extra points for the cutest boy).
  10. Have everyone gather around while one of you rides a child's amusement ride.

Give each group an hour and a half to go out and complete the tasks. Instruct the parents that they can't go over the speed limit and that they must allow the girls to direct the locations and situations. The group must trade off as photographers so that each girl has several photos. When they come back the party goes on with movies or whatever, while you upload the photos and compile the scores. As an added bonus, if you're good with the computer, each girl can take home a montage of the pictures.


This party has never failed. Even our police officers have always gotten completely in the spirit when they see kids out having good clean fun. (09/18/2010)

By Gmamcdowell

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