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13th Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter's birthday is December 23rd. (I brought her home on Christmas Day.) I have no idea what to do.
Being that it is so close to Christmas, I'm afraid no one would show up to a party. Any ideas are appreciated.

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October 15, 20146 found this helpful
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My son's birthday is December 28th and he's turning 13 this year too :) When he was younger, we celebrated his birthday party a couple weeks early - the weekend before school gets out for the holidays. Once our kids hit about 10, we stopped having "parties" and started having them choose just 1 or 2 friends to go Roller Skating or the video arcade, followed by a stop at Cold Stone for some ice cream or home for cake and then an overnight - so we plan the party around when the friends he's inviting are in town. I give the kids a budget and they get to plan the party and treats and keep what's left. I do require some sort of cake/treat and food if the party is during a meal time. Really helped get a handle on their party expectations... suddenly a homemade cake is just fine ;)

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October 7, 20170 found this helpful

how boring, parties are fun at every age

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December 12, 20170 found this helpful

Make sure to do it the weekend before or do a fun new years birthday party

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November 17, 20142 found this helpful
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I was born December 22nd. Mom has always celebrated my birthday on the 22nd and as an adult, as close to the day as possible, I will see her (I live out of state).

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So, 13 is a pretty exciting. If I remember correctly, I had a bunch of my girl friends come over, family friends and their parents, with aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents. Mom always had tons of food for everyone and family would bring a covered dish. We played a few games, did cake & ice cream and presents.

Games that were a hit:

All the kids take their shoes off and place them in a jumbled mess in the middle of the room. Then everyone stands in a Large circle around the shoes facing to the outside. Parents mix the shoes up, get out of the way and then tell everyone to turn around find their pair of shoes, put them on and tie them. First person wins!

If you can find long, red, shoestring licorice... two kids pair to one adult. The adult holds up two long strings one in each hand. The kids have to race to eat it without touching it with their hands. First one wins. Then you can pair them up with another winner and repeat till you have a final winner.

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You could also do a movie night with homemade pizzas. Get all the pizza ingredients and either small pizza crusts or make homemade pizza dough and break off individual servings. Then have each kid make their own pizza the way they like it. Followed by a movie. Half way through have intermission, (bathroom breaks) do presents and cake & ice cream.

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November 23, 20142 found this helpful
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I was born on Christmas so I know how you feel if you are worried nobody will show up have it earlier. I usually have mine on the 10-16th

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August 14, 20160 found this helpful

I was born on Christmas and ever since the day I was born I have celebrated on the 5th of december

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October 26, 20160 found this helpful

my birthday is on december 18th and i usually do mine around from the 10th- 20th there have been times where not many people have turned up but the earlier you do it the better!

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January 25, 20163 found this helpful
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My sister's birthday is on Christmas Day and what we do is we have her birthday party on her half birthday. If that doesn't seem like something you want to do, have a birthday party somewhere around New Years like New Year's Eve and have a sleepover party.

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Hope this helps!

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May 18, 20160 found this helpful

1/2 birthday parties are awesome. My daughter is born the week after Christmas and we've been doing this since she was 2 1/2 yrs old.

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November 13, 20160 found this helpful
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You should celebrate her half birthday instead.

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October 16, 20141 found this helpful

My niece also has a birthday in December, on the 22nd. She always has a christmas themed party which lots of her friends go to it, is nomally held at her house where all the girls have fun and do there nails and makeup etc. and go out for a meal. This could also turn into a sleepover as well.

Don't worry if her friends can't turn up on her exact birthday she can always have a nice party early or maybe even after christmas what ever is better and easier for you really.

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November 12, 20140 found this helpful

My daughter was born on Christmas Day. So every first Saturday in December I would have a big themed birthday party so she never got the gypped out of her birthday or Christmas presents.

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September 19, 20150 found this helpful

WoW! My daughter's birthday is December 23rd as well. She is a twin with a boy, so that presents even more of a dilemma to come up with coordinating party themes. Yes, I have had the issue no one showing up because of the busy time of year, so I plan on having their birthday party early. I'm going to try that garage dance party idea. :)

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September 28, 20150 found this helpful

My granddaughter just went to a sleep over, they tie dyed pillow cases, blindfolded makeup application , homemade photobooth (super easy with halloween Clearence coming) cupcake decorating. She had a blast. 13 year olds love selfies.

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January 14, 20160 found this helpful

You could wait until January or even February to throw a party and then it is more likely for people to show up

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January 25, 20160 found this helpful

My Birthday I son Christmas week also,
I have my parties in May or June instead of December

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January 27, 20160 found this helpful

well my birthday is the same day so have an early birthday party like in November or in the beginning of December and throw her a mall and spa day party

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February 21, 20160 found this helpful

Make her feel as special as you can and don't get her a birthday and Christmas gift all in onea

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February 23, 20160 found this helpful

Some children will cm some will not

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March 4, 20160 found this helpful

I think that you should do a combined party so she gets all of her things on christmas my birthday is on december 11 and thats what my parents do for me

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March 9, 20160 found this helpful

try having her birth-day party the month before so her party is away from christmas and she still get her birth-day partys. Whatever she doesnt get for her birth-day she might get for chrismas.

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March 13, 20160 found this helpful

you could have a small birthday tea party for family

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March 18, 20160 found this helpful

just combine her gifts and make sure it is something she will really love

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March 18, 20160 found this helpful

My daughters Birthday is 19th of April, right in the middle of the Easter Holidays, so we celebrate her birthday when school goes back or before school finishes for that exact reason.

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March 23, 20160 found this helpful

I love birthdays they can sometimes get messy but if you take the presents and put under the tree it would be better so she can open on Christmas and have fun on Christmas Day.

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April 5, 20160 found this helpful

you could always wait untill after christmas or wait untill january

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April 8, 20160 found this helpful

I will be 13 years old this year on july 4. I think you should haveher brothday on Christmasday she will pprobablyhave fun and she might be happy about she having her brithday party on Christmas day.

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April 11, 20160 found this helpful

It's best to have a few friends come over for like a slumber party or just have a family thing

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April 14, 20161 found this helpful

You could have a party at airhop ( a trampolining place) which costs £160 for 10 guests

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April 18, 20160 found this helpful

Try to do it 2 weeks or so earlier and do a sleepover to get her and her friends bond stronger! Hope that helped! Kayla

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April 26, 20160 found this helpful

Have a sleep over and play game of scramble words about the party

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May 18, 20160 found this helpful

Try doing a birthday party a week before by having a party at a building and iviting friends. And it depends how old she is

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June 9, 20160 found this helpful

I thought I was reading about my daughter...lol looking for idea's too.

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June 12, 20160 found this helpful

i would throw the party maybe a week before or after her real birth day and maybe just have her favorite dinner and dessert on her real birth day

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June 12, 20160 found this helpful

Maybe either have her bday in Jan in holidays before school, or maybe near the end of school when everyone's not traveling yet around

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June 29, 20160 found this helpful

Have the party earlier in the year like November so most people won't be busy that's what I did

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July 30, 20160 found this helpful

My son is 14 and his birthday is December 28th. He says DO NOT combine her birthday and Christmas!! He suggests doing the party before school gets out for the holiday (not after). For presents, when he has wanted something really big as a gift, we have asked him if it was worth only getting one present for both holidays - one time he has said yes, the rest he has said no. I was actually well prepared for having a son with a birthday so close the Christmas. My mom's birthday was actually December 24th and her family got together opened Christmas presents on the 24th when she was growing up. She always felt that her birthday was ignored. So, when she was an adult it was her birthday (not Christmas Eve) on the 24th until 5pm. My dad always made sure there was no combined presents, no Christmas wrapping paper, a birthday cake, a birthday card - it was her BIRTHDAY. At 5pm, it became Christmas Eve, but our family never opened any Christmas presents until Christmas morning. Because of this, I've always kept my son's birthday and Christmas separate.

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August 12, 20160 found this helpful

Have it a couple of weeks earlier. My daughter was born on the 24th so we had it a couple of weeks earlier and it worked out great.

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August 12, 20160 found this helpful

just have the party earlier in the month

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August 22, 20160 found this helpful

Well if you have a big empty room or a big basement have a DJ come and have a dance party and string up lights on wall and stuff like that then to finish up the night have her friends sleep over

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August 29, 20160 found this helpful

You could have a xmas party/bday party ?!

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August 29, 20160 found this helpful

My birthday is dec 22... My mother always had to do my birthday a few weeks before. Always made me upset.... Good luck

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September 3, 20160 found this helpful

well you should take her out for tea and take her shopping and tell her youre gonna buy anything under 30 pounds/dollars

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September 8, 20160 found this helpful

My sister, was born on (December 25), how we celebrate is have a birthday a week or two earlier, so that we can have her friend's over. Then on the eve of Christmas we do everything, presents, dinner, church etc. Then on the 25th it's not Christmas it's her day.

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September 12, 20160 found this helpful

my daughter's is too but i need to find ideas for her twin brother

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September 17, 20160 found this helpful

it would be good if you had a christmas incorperated birthday the week before and had a sleepover with lots of decorations

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September 18, 20160 found this helpful

Omg just read this thought I posted it lol same 23 premature and out at 3.30 Christmas was so special and I'm in a dilemma to I thought dinner in a restaurant and then back to home and games I'm looking for so there no strutting Lenny to keep them going good luck sista lol

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October 9, 20160 found this helpful

my birthday is november 29 and it is very close to thanksgiving so i am having my birthday party on the 18 so 11 days before my actual birthday

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November 29, 20160 found this helpful

My daughter's birthday is new years eve. She will be 13 this year. Every other year we do a half year or should I say august my birth month.
Most parents these days they are iffey of having there kids away from them start of the year. They want them home. Down here in the Georgia. Into the new year monster jam comes and everyone hours there. Really can't do after.
Last year I had 3 girls over and then went to water park that turns in slides during the winter then zip line across the lake.
But have no idea what to do this year ?

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December 21, 20160 found this helpful

Hi my daughter's the same day. This is her 13th birthday. We rented a hotel and rsvp invites and family to come by. We are just hanging out from 4-9 then up to 7 sleep over. It should be fun. Good luck

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December 29, 20160 found this helpful

Have her party befor her birthday so people won't be out of town

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January 16, 20170 found this helpful

you dont have to have her birthday party right away, mt birthday is in november and its january and im still planning the party. i think its nice to have a day as a family on her birthday but to invite her friends you could wait till january

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March 2, 20170 found this helpful

My sons birthday is the 17th December. Best time of the year to have a party, Santa is always there to hand out presents. Selection boxes I wrap up lol. We had jacks 3rd birthday on a steam train, it was amazing. We booked out a carriage with tables & got to see the sights while having a party. Santa then came round handing out gift bags included in the price. Parents & kids had a great day out xx

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March 2, 20170 found this helpful

Just have a little bit friends or you can easily have cousins to stay over

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March 6, 20170 found this helpful

Hi I know it's past December but my idea is do the birthday party a week or so early and maybe you could do a small little party with family (sister,dad,etc.) on her actual birthday!

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March 19, 20170 found this helpful

In my town, they set up about a half mile long path of Christmas trees and we like to go there every Christmas. You could see if there is something like that - some special, local Christmas celebration you could take her and her friends to. Afterwards, you could take her to a local coffee/hot cocoa chop and hang out. It may be small but it would be fun, cute, and memorable. I hope this helps someone!

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June 12, 20170 found this helpful

My birthday is july 3rd and it's hard bc barely anybody shows up cause it's canada weekend so what me and my mom do is just have it a week or two early or a week or two after

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September 2, 20170 found this helpful

Have it eithier a week before or a week after

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September 5, 20170 found this helpful

Just go for it. You could always celebrate her birthday earlier or later.

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September 5, 20170 found this helpful

You could always have a Christmas party and join her party and the Christmas party together it'll be a great Christmas tradition and an even more special way to celebrate her party

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