17th Birthday Ideas?

Hey, I am a 17 year old girl. My birthday is on December 23rd. This has made it almost impossible to have a birthday. I have never had a birthday party before and have no idea what to do. Last year, on my sweet 16, I was all alone and sad. Please help me. I do not want to have another awful birthday. Thanks.


By CourtLynn

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December 20, 20120 found this helpful
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You don't have to have the birthday party on your birthday. Have it at a convenient time --during the holidays - say this year on the 28th or 29 - Fri or Sat night. Invite a few girlfriends over and have a spa evening or just "girl's night" pj party with movies and popcorn and birthday cake. If you want something with guys as well, get one of your friends to help you plan it.

I don't know what sorts of things kids in your area do for a party. You might do something like have a group gather at a bowling alley, for some games, and then have cake there. What you do doesn't have to be elaborate. Or involve groups of multitudes. Even a group of 3 to 6 taking in a movie and then going to someplace like a Dairy Queen for ice cream cake (order it in advance) can be fun.

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November 19, 20190 found this helpful

How about a party on your half birthday?

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December 26, 20120 found this helpful
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My birthday is Dec 26th. I have never felt deprived because of having this day for a birthday. I never had to go to school and usually I could get time off from work after I entered the workforce.


When I was a child, my parents used to have a party for me in the spring! I clearly remember a May Day Party with the centerpiece of girls dancing around the Maypole. I think at your age an April Fool's Day party might be fun!

When I was 26 I met a woman who was 17 years older than I was. She taught me many things. One thing was to always buy myself a gift. She said to buy myself something for birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day, etc. That is the only way to ensure you get what you wanted!

You are in charge of your own happiness. So get busy and make some fun for yourself. I think I'd schedule a Christmas/birthday party for myself if I were you. It might include shopping or movies... You can only be limited by your imagination!

Best of luck always!
Carol in PA

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December 20, 20120 found this helpful

My answer may not be what you want to hear, but believe me, it will work. No one should have a sad birthday.
Find an elderly person in your neighborhood and bake a birthday cake and take it to them to share with you.


You will brighten their day; you'll take your mind off your own pity party; and you'll make a new friend. Elderly people are almost always open to friendship, and they will be loyal.

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