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Planning a birthday party is fun and the older your daughter gets, it seems, the more creativity we need to employ. This guide contains 15th birthday party ideas for girls.
This is a guide about 15th birthday party ideas for boys. As your children become teens, birthday party planning enters a whole new realm.
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I'm turning 15 on February 6th and I have NO CLUE what to do! If anyone has any CHEAP ideas please let me know!
Brittany from Springfield, MO
Hi brittany, if your mom is going to help you do a lot of the planning, you could do a scavenger hunt party at the mall. Just divide your friends into 2 or more groups and each team has to find the predetermined (by your mom) items.
Other ideas could be a PJ Party, Dance Party, Karoake Party. just put inexpensive foods out like bowls of chips, 3 liters of sodas, you could do pizza, popcorn, hotdogs. Don't worry about decorations, your friends don't really care about that. if you want, you can do cake and ice cream. I would suggest cupcakes because then someone doesn't have to cut the cake and it's less messy. also, then you wouldn't have to buy plates and forks. A cake mix will make 24 cupcakes. Happy birthday and good luck!
In Hispanic Culture, a girl's 15th birthday is her "coming of age", her quincenera. Look around hispanic stores, and sometimes dollar stores in areas with a large hispanic population will carry special things that will have the number 15 on them, and are fairly inexpensive. Although, some families spend a LOT of money on these parties, it can be done for less. You could simply take the theme, and have Mexican food -- as simple as nachos or boxed taco dinner, or more elaborate. You can find lots of recipes on the web! Good luck, have fun, and Happy Birthday!
I am turning 15 on March 6th, 2016 and I have no ideas on what to do. I know it is only January, but it takes along time for me to plan and to get everything verified. Please help me I have thought about inviting 7-8 people over to hang out, watch a few movies, and eat snacks, but so many people have been doing that lately.
My birthday is in 10 days and I have no idea what to do! I'll be 15. I can spend about $400 or $500 dollars and guys will be there as well. The usual pizza party isn't really my taste. Are there any ideas that can be fun for guys and girls? All ideas would be greatly appreciated.
By Talia E
Best b-day idea I've heard about is picking an "event", and making your party about volunteering at the event. After, pizza and soda would be a great way to share celebrations, congratulations, appreciations!
What about a hamburger/hotdog cookout with smores for dessert? You could go out in groups in a scavenger hunt - make it fun, like going to various spots and using their phones take pictures of landmarks with the group standing in front, getting a receipt from a meal at a teen spot in town...etc. The ideas are unlimited. Each group could bring back one of the ingredients for homemade ice cream or smores etc. Be sure to have a volley ball net set up to pass the time between activities.
My daughter is turning 15 in April. I'm doing her party in our backyard. Can you please give me some ideas for fun? I would like ideas on games and things to do for 15 year olds so she will be the talk of the town.
I am turning 15 in a month and I am having a spa day. Also, 8 of my friends and I are going to my grandparents' house and having a garden party. What could we do at the garden party?
Depending on your Grandma's age, I bet she would have a lot of good ideas of what to do at a Garden Party. From what I have seen and read in books, it appears they sit around in elegant clothes, eating delicate sandwiches, fancy cookies, cakes, etc. and having whatever drinks are age appropriate, and gossiping.
My birthday is March 21st. I want a big party, but it needs to be inexpensive and a great time! I like the whole glow in the dark party theme, but too many people have been doing that lately so I want something similar, but different. I also don't know any great places that would fit in my category because my house wouldn't really fit that many people and I cant have it outside because of the weather any ideas?
Hey bel I wanted to know the same thing because my birthday is also on March 21.
My birthday is also March 21st woooh! but I have no idea what to do maybe go to your favourite restaurant or something.
I'm turning 15 soon and I have no idea what I want to do! I don't have a lot of money so it has to be something fairly cheap. I want something that's not girly because I have my guy friends that I want to invite too. I'm not really into the whole bowling, movie, big party, or swimming kind of things because me and my friends are kinda nerds. Yet I don't want it to be really boring. Any ideas would be really helpful. Thanks.
I'm turning 15 and last year I invited the whole school to my party, well not the whole school. None of my guy friends came because they thought it would be too girly and I only had like maybe not even a group of people. Most left because it was boring. I had a really gross sweaty DJ and a rapper who was late and everybody was stuffing their face. It wasn't till the end of my party that the rapper came and everybody started to dance. It was really stupid, but I told my dad it wasn't. Please help. By the way I only might have like 100 dollars to spend. What should I do? I don't like the park and my birthday is in May on a Friday.
From your description of last year's party, it seems to me that you are trying too hard to impress other people. Why don't you invite two or three close friends instead of a mass of people. Then they are not likely to get bored or just come so that they can stuff their faces.
You could have a sleepover (if it is all girls) - a spa night, watch movies, play board games, have pizza. If you have both guy and girl friends, you could do pretty much the same - although boys tend to like more active stuff -- games night, a campfire with hot dogs, smores, etc. If you invite your close friends, then you shouldn't be disappointed.
When I turned 15 which was not that long ago - 8 years. My folks took me, and my two best friends to a nearby water park for the day. They dropped us off and we got to spend the whole day there. If you like in a place that is cold in May I would suggest going to a movie with just one or two friends.
I agree with the other posters. Make it more exclusive - just invite a few people or do the water park thing or some such. It is your party and you are the one who should enjoy it. Pizza, a movie and a sleep-over for a few true friends will work. Have fun.
My birthday is tomorrow and my mom wants me to think of ideas for what to do. I don't have any ideas and the things I do like are not cheap. I like to play games and do music and make things on my computer in Photoshop and do youtube.
My birthday is in 14 days and I'm turning 15. I don't want to invite too many people, but I also want more than 3 or 4 people. I have no clue what to do. I've thought of Hawaiian Falls and Six Flags, but sometimes they can be expensive. I want this birthday to be fun and memorable. Please help!
I want to celebrate my 15th birthday with a few of my friends, but I don't want to have a party. I want to do something different to what people would normally do. Any ideas?
Perhaps you could do some sort of charity work? For instance, perhaps you could volunteer at an animal shelter to play with the dogs and cats for an afternoon and do some clean up. People could bring pet food for gifts.
You could follow this up with pizza, pop, and cake - maybe even at the shelter. Other alternatives might be helping out with a meal at a soup kitchen or helping pack food at a food bank. Guests could donate food items.
Or if you are particularly capable, you might work for a day or half day at a Habitat for Humanity home - painting, doing general clean up on the site, or whatever.
Or perhaps you might find a children's group that could use some help for an afternoon. If there is some sort of drop in center for underprivileged kids, perhaps you could do a party with your friends for little kids in celebration of your birthday.
With just a few friends you could go out to the movies, buy popcorn and candy, and pick a fun film. or maybe you would rather take them out to your favorite restaurant for dinner.
I am turning 15 in November, but it is right after Thanksgiving and we usually have family over that whole week. My mom saids she doesn't want like a "party" she just wants me to pick like 2 or 3 friends to do something with. I did a sleepover last year, but there wasn't much to do. My mom says she'd rather not have a sleepover because she feels we will be bored. Any ideas?
You could go bowling or maybe to a water park? Or even a nice meal and cinema?Or have a sleepover and in the sleepover make your own pizzas?
You can probably go to the movies and Panda Express and maybe have a little party.
I'm turning 15 very soon and I'm not having a quinceneara like I had first wanted. I've never had a birthday party, because I'm not allowed. I won't be allowed to have friends over or hang out with them.
I don't know what to do because my parents rules are so strict. I want my birthday to be very special but so far everything isn't what I want, it's what my parents want. :/
By Bethanny M.
Is there a relative or family friend who would let you hold a party at their house? Or who might help you to persuade your parents that a very small party at your home would be a good idea?
I wonder why they won't allow it. Perhaps one of your parents is not well enough to cope with the noise of a party.
Hope it works out well for you.
I'm having my 15th birthday party on June 16th. I usually do crazy stuff like a massive grade sleepover at a hotel, or a chocolate war party. I don't like the boring topical parties, but it's hard this year because I have more guy friends than girl friends. So what should I do? It's also 2 days after school ends. And I don't have a pool. Please help!
By Danielle s.
Considering the previous parties are all about fun, how about something serious that gives back to the community.
You could all volunteer at a food bank, the animal shelter, clean up the neighborhood park...and then have that party everyone has earned.
P.S. Volunteer at a food pantry. All with prior arrangements, of course. Then all go out to dinner. This waay, the whole party is chaperoned on site.
I'm turning 15 on May 9th. My boyfriend is taking me to a concert and dinner, but my parents want me to do something with my friends that weekend. My friends and I aren't very girly, so a spa party won't work. I'm really stumped because I want to do something special, but I don't know what. Someone help please!
By Mary Jane
How about good ole bowling and pizza? Or, as a group, volunteer to walk dogs at a local animal shelter.
Why not everyone kick in $15 and go to a lovely restaurant where you need to dress up a little. Then let your hair down (figuratively speaking) and go bowling, or perhaps to a movie that you want to see.
Okay so I'm turning 15 on June 15th and my parents said I can go anywhere I want, but I do some of the same stuff every year. I want to do something unique that I have never done before. Please help. I want my guest to have as much fun as I will :D
By Victoria C.
Find out what your city is known for to the rest of the world - what makes it unique. Then video tape your parents saying why they chose this place to live, what they were doing when it became apparent you were going to be born, how prepared they were to bring you into the world, what exciting things they did in your first year, etc. If you still in the same city where you were born, re-visit the places they took you as a toddler. At the end of your "tour", go to a favorite ice cream place and enjoy. After all, it's all about family, isn't it?
How about an Amusment Park or Water Park? Or Paint Ball? Or Mini-Golf? Or a Spa Day? with a BBQ or Pizza's & Ice Cream Sundaes to Follow? Whatever you decide-Have a Fun Birthday! : D
My birthday is July 12 and I am turning 15 and have no idea what to do. Can anyone help? It needs to be fun for my boyfriend and for my best friend.
By Sami from Prineville, OR
Rent a couple funny old movies,something your mom or dad remembers seeing. Make homeade pizzas and let your boyfriend and best friend help. Make dessert too-boys like that!
Try soaking t-shirts in water, fold or crumple them up and store in Ziplock bags in the freezer. Have a contest on who can get the t-shirt on first. Or fill a lot of water balloons, take them to a park or back yard, add a few water guns/super soakers and have an Easter egg hunt style water balloon hunt and water fight.
I hate to say this, but I'm turning 15 on July 1 and I have no idea what to do that's inexpensive, but fun! Help! Any ideas?
By Asiana from Madison, WI
Manicure with your friends (everyone pays for her own). Spend the night party with movies rented from the Red Box (just a dollar each). See if your area has a dollar movie theater. Just have fun together!
How about a pampering pj party, with pizzas, iced tea or lemonade, chips & dip/ salsa, brownies or smores & cake & ice cream? You can go to lots of magazine & tea sites for homemade recipes for really cheap diy body gels & scrubs, facials, body lotions, masks, face washes, toners & scrubs, even hair masks & conditioners. Then, they can all paint their finger nails & toes,while watching a favorite teen movie.
2. For goody bags you can hit the sample isles at CVS, Walgreens or other favorite discount store, or go to dollar stores & get nail polishes ,removers, toe separators, lip glosses (or make your own) & other girlie things like hair ties. (Lg.Packages come with a lot & you could separate them, a few of each to each girl) or put them around a votive candle & give glow sticks & incense cones or sticks, pad & pen, a few candies, gum, mints, etc. in goodie bags. Good luck & happy saving. : )
I am 14 and for my birthday I want to do something extremely fun. I don't know what. I have thought of going to a waterpark, sports game, concert, or a hotel. Can you help?
By angeboo from Syracuse, FL
How about a bowling or miniature golf outing with food included. Most sports places have a room to rent where you can party and eat before or after the sports part at a reasonable cost. Waterpark sounds like fun in July but would be crowded if that matters? Invite fun guests and just have a ball.
Well, in the summer you should have a carnival theme.
My birthday is in 6 days and I don't know what to do for it. I'm turning 15. Please help.
I'm turning 15 in 8 days and don't know what to do for my party. Last year it was boring. Please help.
One of my best friends is turning 15 on the 31st of May and I want her to have the best birthday ever. She doesn't want to have a party and wants to go out with a few friends, but she doesn't know where to go. Has any one got any ideas?
I'm having a party for myself. I need help on ideas for easy cheap food and a good invitation, cause it's not like for my birthday, but it is. Like I want them to celebrate it, but not to bring gifts. Please help!
My 15th birthday is tomorrow what should I do?
I'm 14 and turning 15 in the middle of December. I have no clue what to do for a party besides the normal girly stuff which I want to stay way from. Any ideas of what unique party idea I could do?
My birthday is on February 28th and I can't have a party. I don't know what to do.
My 15th birthday is on the 4th of May and I need some ideas, like what I can do for my birthday? I can't invite any friends so there will be me, my mum, my dad, and my brother and sister. My parents are disabled so I can't do anything that is phisical. Btw I'm a dude. Any ideas?
I'm turning 15 on December 18th and I want to bring 1 or 2 close friends to an indoor vmx park. I haven't been able to find any, but do you know any good indoor parks near Manassas, Virginia 20110? If you know please help me. My party is in a few weeks.
By Kyle G.
Well I think...who has been there for you the most? Do you have a bff?
What can I get my 15 year old daughter for her birthday? Adriana is 15 going on 25. She is smart, an A+ student, beautiful, should be a model, and very creative. Adriana puts her own video productions together that are on the web, YouTube, etc. She already got accepted to Full Sail college in Orlando.
By Keith L
If she is very creative I suggest getting her a Polaroid!
I need help please. My 15th birthday is in 3 weeks and I still don't know what to do espically cause there is going to be girls and boys there. It's at my house. I want it to be good and not lame so someone pls help.
By Britney R
Hi! Ask your friends what their favorite music is and see if you can play it at your B-Day party. Do you guys like to dance? Watch movies? Go hiking? Play video games? You could give your party a theme based on an activity you and all of your friends like to do together. If I were you, I would invite close friends/family (not the whole school) so that it's easier to pick something everyone enjoys. Plus, you wont have to worry about the whole social status quo because it's just you and the people who care about you at the party. Whatever you choose, I hope you have a blast!
My birthday is in a week and 4 days. I'm a tomboy, so there might be a mix of boys and girls there. Should I go to the skating rink and then to see a movie, have a house party, or go out to eat (boring)?
By Marissa J.
How about a Scavenger Hunt? Hide multiples of inexpensive (go to a party store or $1 store for ideas) different items, make different lists of the various items and your friends have to search (if you have a yard or at a park) for the items? It's active and so the guests won't just stand there with their friends. The one with the most items wins some token award or prize. It's fun and interactive with everyone!
Or what about a Birthday Costume Party where friends dress up like their favorite whatever... sports star, celebrity, book character, painting, etc? Costumes let folks ''be someone else" and can be fun. Everyone takes turns guessing who they are and the winner gets some small token prize or award. Or you can award 'prizes' for funniest, most original, best of show, etc.
My birthday is in a week and I don't know what to do. I want it to be fun so please come up with some good ideas.
What do you like? What is your passion? Make the party about you, because it is your birthday!
Do you like music? Search Google for music-theme parties. Get your favorite music playing and make your living room into a "night club" atmosphere. Have someone serving mixed "drinks" (no alcohol of course) served up in fancy glasses. Play a few games like statue where you freeze in a statue pose when the music stops. Or put on a music video and dance along. If you have Dance Dance the video game do that.
Do you like animals? Call up the local shelter and ask if you can meet there with your friends and volunteer for an hour, then go to an ice cream place afterwards and talk about your experiences there.
Do you like shopping? Plan a trip to a local thrift store. Instead of a gift for you, tell each person to bring $10 or $15 if they can and they have 1/2 hour to shop and put together a fab outfit. Then go home and have a fashion show, award prizes for cutest, funniest, most for the money, most colorful etc. outfits and eat cake and ice cream.
Do you like sports? Plan your party for a local park, bring balls for playing soccer, dodgeball, badmitton if you have one of those sets, etc. Everybody have a picnic after. If it rains, have it at your house and play finger soccer on a table instead, buy one of those inexpensive indoor basket ball hoops and have an inside game or bat balloons around. Or you could have an obstacle course inside your house like crawling under a table, jumping from cushion to cushion on the floor, etc.
There is nothing like music and food, though, to make for a good party. Do not underestimate everyone just coming to your place and hanging out, chatting, listening to music and eating and drinking some delicious fare that you love!
Invite people that you enjoy spending time with anyway, and you will have a good time. Remember to keep it drama-free and serve birthday cake so everyone knows it is a birthday party!
My birthday is tomorrow and I don't really want anything. I don't have friends and it may sound stupid, but I do want to spend the day with my family, but they are gone....fun birthday right!? I don't want to stay home and do nothing so what can I do?
By Jenna N.
Happy Birthday! Make some new friends to share it with. Could you possibly make your own cake or cupcakes and take it to a nursing home, or senior center, or library during kids reading time? Share it with them and make new friends in the process. I would call ahead first to see if that will work and what time would be best.
My 15th birthday is on May 11th and I am on a cheap dad budget. Help me!
By Amari K.
Aww my birthday is on 12th of May and I'll go out with my best friend and watch like all the movies at the cinema ...haha. Hope that helps (: