My 13 year old daughter is turning 14 this May, and she wants to have her party at a hotel (spend the night one night) with her friends. Any ideas on things to do in the hotel room, or themes, foods, anything? Or just any good party ideas for a 14 year old girl's party with about 10-13 friends?
By Hannah from New York, NY
We did this for my son's 17th birthday once and it was the best thing we did! I found a hotel that didn't mind that many kids and I got a suite (for a very reasonable price) that had a full kitchenette, living room, and 2 bedrooms. The guys and girls went swimming, then came back to the room and hooked a video game player to the TV and took turns playing games, watching movies, music videos, and just hanging out. We brought in a bunch of pizza, chips, etc. and stocked the fridge with soda, bottled water, etc.
The girls had to leave by midnight and the guys took over the living room and the large bedroom (we brought sleeping bags). The smaller room was for the chaperons, my older daughter and her friend relieved me at 2am. I came back at 9am with breakfast stuff, cereal, microwave breakfast, pizza, muffins, juice, etc. and fed the boys and made sure they cleaned up before we checked out.
I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive when my son 1st suggested this, but it turned out great. I just made sure they knew the rules ahead of time, noise level down, no boys/girls alone, and no rowdy behavior. They all behaved and more than anything seemed to just enjoy being able to hang out and talk without any really structured stuff.
For girls, you might want to throw in some "make-over" items such as makeup, stuff to do nails, curling irons, temp hair paint, etc. and let them have fun with that. (03/24/2010)
If you choose to stay in the hotel for the night since almost all girls that are 14 years old have a cell phone let the girls sit in a goofy circle and each one gets only one time to call another person, but a friend who would understand, and make a prank phone call. Before caller i.d. we had so much fun doing this. Also, instead of dinner the night before do simple fun things and have all the girls to bring dress up old-fashioned clothes and prissily go out to a nice breakfast. (03/25/2010)
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