Ideas Daughter's 12th Birthday?

My daughter is celebrating her 12th birthday in July. We are all not sure what we would want to do. On previous birthdays we had parties. Now we would want to do something different. Please help.


By Naa B. from Ghana

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June 30, 20122 found this helpful
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Just do cake and ice cream and a few gifts with your immediate family. I have never in my 72 years done anything special for any family member's birthdays. It was always an occasion for immediate family, mainly parent and siblings. Sometimes, depending on the day of the week aunts and uncles and grandparents would show up, but not too often.

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February 24, 20170 found this helpful

Yewwww noooooo let the girl choose let her have fun with her friends not family

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July 2, 20121 found this helpful
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I just heard the other day of a child that wanted no gifts other than have her guests bring something for the homeless shelter or some other organization that is dependent on donations. The local animal shelter always needs things as the shelter for battered women and the food bank. Just an idea. Then just have the cake and ice cream and play some games or go to the pool to cool off.

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December 5, 20180 found this helpful

I had a friend who one year for her birthday didn't want any presents but wanted money to donate to the local animal shelter :) It was so nice to be giving something for a good cause.

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September 11, 20190 found this helpful

yep my daughter every year picks a charity and instead of gifts they bring donations.. its great

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July 1, 20120 found this helpful

Are you saying you don't want a party? I use to really enjoy planning my girls' birthday parties when they were younger. Think outside the box... in July? Have a Halloween Party! or one of my girls favourites... "Backwards Party". The invites are printed backwards. They have to wear their clothes backwards. Walk into the house backwards... name tags (name spelt backwards) (toss games or go fish has to be done with them facing backwards and trying to do it over their shoulder).


I had their loot bags with their names on them backwards (brown paper lunch bags decorated) Instead of eating say - hotdogs first; have the birthday cake first, then the hotdogs! Everything is done backwards! And don't forget the birthday gal or boy's name on the cake is spelled backwards too. So easy, inexpensive too!

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December 5, 20180 found this helpful

For my birthdays as a child, I always ate the cake first. It's a German tradition.

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July 1, 20120 found this helpful

A mother of 7 (4 daughters) had posted some great suggestions on here recently. Some of them included:
* Prom Night
* Backwards Party
* Cooking Night
* Scavenger Hunt and It Only Gets Bigger Party
* Jewelry Party
* Spa Day Party
* Art Party
* Make the World a Better Place Party


* 70's Party
* Costume Party
You can check the details out at the link below:
Hope she has fun whatever you/she choose(s)!

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January 4, 20160 found this helpful

Here are a few things you could do:

1. Horse riding

2. Water balloon fight

3. Tree tops adventure park

4. Slip n slide

5. Pool party ( if you have a pool)

6. Pamper party

7. Beauty and spa

8. Luna park

9. Movie night

10. Sleepover party

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March 29, 20160 found this helpful

Something fun that i have done for my daughter instead of an average party is cooking. i buy miniature flattened bread some tomato sauce and many different pizza toppings and let each kid make there own pizza. then i bake it in the oven. they really enjoy and its fun to make. it's also great so they can choose the toppings on there pizza instead of getting two large pizza's and some kids not being able to eat it. Another idea i like is having water balloon games.


a great example is having kids partner up and toss the water balloon back and forth till someone drops it. Another idea for water balloons is to get two buckets of water and put balloons in one of them. then have the kids line up in groups and one by one. then have them run across as fast as they can trying not to drop or pop the wet balloons and whichever team finishes first and has the most balloons in their bucket wins. its really fun and something everyone can do.

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January 2, 20180 found this helpful

I would say to hire a local hall or some place like that. have different stations around the hall with different activities such as cake decorating or maybe you could ask the guests to bring a plain white t-shirt and so they can tydie them. Also have a table with different drinks on it and maybe one with a few snacks on as well. Remember to decorate in either a theme or the birthday girls favourite colours.


Glad to help.

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February 9, 20190 found this helpful

My daughter is really into slime. We had a few friends over and made some slime. It can get a little messy while making so it is better to do it outside. After that we had a few stay the night, we watched movies and ate popcorn.

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